McCormick, who has worked at Blackstone for nearly 17 years, is the latest senior executive to announce plans to leave the storied private equity firm's hedge fund unit. John McCormick is the Global Co-Head of BAAM where he oversees and leads BAAM’s client relationships, marketing, product development, operations and administration. He also serves on BAAM’s investment committees. Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. McCormick was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he worked on senior level strategy issues for a wide variety of financial services industry clients. Mr. McCormick began his career as an attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell and has also served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Mr. McCormick received a BA from Vassar College and a JD from Yale Law School.