Walker Brumskine is a Principal at Bluestone Equity Partners. An investment professional with over ten years of experience originating, structuring, and executing private equity transactions in the U.S. and internationally, Brumskine has worked in the private equity groups of Apollo Global Management (Apollo) and Helios Investment Partners (Helios) in New York and London, respectively. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Washington D.C. At Apollo, Brumskine focused on media and consumer investments, and invested across the capital structure having closed both equity and credit transactions. Prior to that, he was an investment professional in the private equity group of Helios based in London, where he closed a range of transactions across Europe and Africa. Immediately prior to joining Bluestone, Brumskine was Co-Founder & Managing Director of 127 Wall Holdings, an independent private equity sponsor focused on investments in the consumer sector. While there, he co-led all aspects of investing and operations, and led a roll-up of more than thirty grocery stores across Illinois, Ohio, Milwaukee, Florida, and Texas. Brumskine has served on the Associate Board of HealthRight International, an international organization dedicated to empowering marginalized communities to live healthy lives. He also served as the Managing Director of the Liberian Widows Initiative, a West African microfinance group serving the region’s poorest communities. Brumskine received his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and his B.S., cum laude, from Harvard University. He resides in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Ida, and their daughter, Sophia.