Dextra Partners Hires Alisa Makhlis as CFO

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dextra Partners, a multi-strategy private equity firm focused on the middle market, today announced the hiring of former Blackstone Vice President Alisa Makhlis as Chief Financial Officer. 

In this new role, Ms. Makhlis will work closely with the firm’s six founding partners to continue developing and implementing best-in-class operational practices. Dextra announced its formation earlier this year with $2.5 billion in investable capital from a select group of strategic partners.

Ms. Makhlis spent the previous decade in ascending roles within Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative asset manager, most recently serving as vice president and head of investment operations in the Tactical Opportunities group.

“We could not be more pleased to have Alisa join our team,” the founding partners said. “Her talent, experience and unique insights will provide a dynamic new perspective. Her hiring represents Dextra’s focus on providing operational excellence to our investors as we continue to scale.”

“With an already sizeable capital base and distinct partnership-oriented model, Dextra is perfectly positioned for long-term success within the middle market, and I’m thrilled to be part of that development,” Ms. Makhlis said. “I look forward to helping the firm realize its strategic vision.”

About Dextra Partners

Headquartered in New York, Dextra is an independent, multi-strategy private equity firm that provides a global investor base access to differentiated middle market investments created through holistic partnerships. For more information about Dextra, please visit