James W. Stone III, Managing Director, joined New Mountain Capital in 2011. Prior to joining New Mountain, he worked for The Blackstone Group (“Blackstone”) as a Managing Director of GSO Capital Partners, the firm’s credit business. At Blackstone, Mr. Stone was responsible for originating, evaluating, executing and monitoring various senior secured and mezzanine debt investments across a variety of industries. Before joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Stone worked as a Vice President in Lehman’s Communications and Media Group and as a Vice President in UBS Warburg’s Leveraged Finance Department. Prior to that, Mr. Stone worked at Nomura Securities International, Inc. with the team who later founded Blackstone’s corporate debt investment unit. Mr. Stone graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from The University of the South. He later received an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and accounting from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.