C. C. Melvin Ike (“Mel”) is a Principal in the Tactical Opportunities Group at Blackstone, where he focuses primarily on collaborative engagements and partnerships with public companies.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Ike was a Principal at Third Point, where he focused on special situations and activist investments across several industries. Prior to Third Point, he was an investment professional in the private equity group at TPG Capital and an investment banker in the Restructuring Group at Lazard.
Mr. Ike received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a Cellular and Bio-molecular concentration from the University of Texas, where he was a student-athlete. He also earned a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School where he earned numerous Dean’s Scholar Prizes, and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a George F. Baker Scholar, was the winner of the John L. Loeb Prize, graduated with the highest academic standing in the graduating class, and was the highest ranked student in the Finance Department.