WHAT IT TAKES

“Wall Street is very competitive, but it’s also a place that rewards people who put their head down, work hard and are humble. You’ll find people with similar backgrounds to Brebeuf fit that mold well and are successful when they come here.”

In 2004, Tripp Smith co-founded GSO Capital Partners, which today, as the global credit investment platform of Blackstone, manages nearly $100 billion in assets and is one of the largest alternative finance managers in the world.

I think the Jesuits have an approach to education that’s unique; it truly works. You see firsthand how the approach really solidifies you for the future.”


Tripp Smith
Senior Managing Director and Co-founder
GSO Capital Partners
Class of 1983