Lee Kempler

Chief Operating Officer for Investments

Lee Kempler is the Chief Operating Officer for Investments at BlueMountain. He is responsible for managing and improving the processes associated with information flow among Portfolio Managers, the CRO, and CIO; decision-making on large capital commitments through the Investment Committee; and capital allocation within BlueMountain funds. Mr. Kempler also supports the CIO on strategy and planning initiatives. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kempler was a Managing Director at BlackRock, where he was the founding Executive Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute, a platform for collaboration among portfolio managers and communication of investment insight to clients. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Kempler spent nearly 25 years at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in financial services and became the Firm’s first Director of Knowledge, with responsibility for capturing, codifying, and disseminating the firm’s intellectual property. Mr. Kempler holds BA, BS, and MBA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He serves on the Board of Advisors of SAIS and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.