David Thayer

Senior Managing Director & CFO

Management Team

David Thayer is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Harvest Fund Advisors, Blackstone’s Publicly Traded MLP and Yield-Oriented Investment Platform. Having joined Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Thayer oversees the finance and reporting functions of Harvest.


Before joining Harvest, Mr. Thayer served in a variety of finance, compliance, and operations roles in the financial services and management consulting industries. For twenty years he also served as a tanker, scout, and infantryman in the U.S. Army, on Active Duty and as a Reservist, most recently commanding an armored cavalry unit based in Philadelphia.


Mr. Thayer received his BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his MA from the London School of Economics, and his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago; he also currently serves as a Trustee of the John Boyer Memorial Fund Scholarship.