Mr. Gustus is a Managing Director on Blue River Partners’ business development team. He is responsible for introducing industry peers to the capabilities of Blue River and creating and maintaining relationships throughout the industry.
Paul has more than 20 years of experience in the alternative assets industry, supporting numerous third-party managers, hedge funds and private equity funds in various capacities. His operational experience includes multiple strategies and spans from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar funds.
Prior to joining Blue River, Paul was a Managing Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy at a service provider within the industry where he cultivated relationships with managers, partners, service providers and other key players in the space. Paul’s specialty resides in building sustainable and scalable operational infrastructures for start-up and emerging managers.
Paul began his career at Paine Webber, now part of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), before moving to the buy-side where he served as Chief Operations Officer of the hedge fund start-up Brown Simpson Asset Management. After this role, Paul served as Chief Administrative Officer of Crestview Partners, a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund start-up fund.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College.