Les Baquiran started Alpine in 2014 and prior he was a Principal at Park Hill, a division of Blackstone where he covered North and South American investors and Funds in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has worked on over 50 fundraisings during his career. Prior to Blackstone, he was a Managing Director at ISI Group (now Evercore), covering investors in the Americas, Asia and Australia, opening the firmsâ first relationships in Korea, Brazil, New Zealand and Malaysia. He began his career at Brown Brothers Harriman as an equity research analyst.
He is a senior advisor to Good Judgment Inc., a Term Member at the Council of Foreign Relations, Co-Director of the Latin American Board of the Hedge Fund Association, and Leadership Council Member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Les has spoken at or advised on curriculum at schools including Harvard, Stanford, Yale and NYU. He graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in International Political Economy with study abroad and exchanges at Georgetown University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, US Coast Guard Academy and University of Cape Town. He is also a member at Empire Angels, Toigo Foundation, Asia Society, The Chinese Finance Association and China Institute. He is an Alternative Rock fan and records with the music project called See for Days. He lives in New York with his wife and four children.