Paul Blank is a partner, Chief Operating Officer and head of strategic planning and external affairs at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. In his role, Mr. Blank is a senior member of the Firm’s executive team and serves on each of the firm’s investment committees.
Mr. Blank is the co-portfolio manager of Kayne Anderson Non-Traditional Investments (KANTI), the firm’s fund which invests across the Kayne platform. Additionally, he serves as liaison between senior management, investment teams and sales and marketing group providing strategic positioning and guidance on development opportunities for the firm. Mr. Blank is also responsible for external and internal communications and public affairs.
Prior to re-joining Kayne Anderson, Mr. Blank was a partner at the multi-media firm Joe Trippi & Associates where he provided senior strategic counsel, media relations and campaign management to corporations, non-profits, unions and political leaders worldwide. He helped pioneer the use of cutting-edge technologies in communications campaigns and served in leadership positions on two Presidential campaigns and as a senior adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown’s successful 2010 gubernatorial election. Early in his career, Mr. Blank worked at Kayne Anderson as a junior analyst, mainly focused on energy infrastructure.
Mr. Blank graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science from Duke University and is a cum laude graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.
Chief Operating Officer