Ex-Blackstone exec joins CC Capital Partners as CFO, COO

Matthew Skurbe joins CC Capital Partners as chief financial officer, chief operating and senior managing director, effective immediately.

CC Capital Partners has announced the appointment of Matthew Skurbe as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and senior managing director, effective immediately.

Skurbe joins CC Capital from Blackstone, where he served as treasurer, as well as managing director for finance, chief operating officer for Blackstone Liquidity Solutions and as a member of the firm’s valuation committee and enterprise risk committee. He joins CC Capital founder and senior managing director Chinh Chu, senior managing director Jason Giordano and principal Richard DiBlasi, who all joined the firm from Blackstone.

“I worked closely with Matt at Blackstone, and I know firsthand that he is a driven, results-oriented leader and strategic thinker,” said Chu, who was co-head of private equity at Blackstone before founding CC Capital in 2015, according to the firm’s website.

Prior to his experience at Blackstone, Skurbe served as chief financial officer for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust, spent seven years supporting Merrill Lynch’s Treasury function, and had other previous roles with Amerada Hess and Arthur Andersen LLP.

He also serves on the board of the Association for Financial Professionals, Project Sunshine and the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

CC Capital’s recent activity includes a $1.7 billion IPO of Dun & Bradstreet, the launch of two special purpose acquisition companies – CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II — and the sale of FGL Holdings to Fidelity National Financial. Its special purpose acquisition vehicle Collier Creek Holdings and Utz Quality Foods are expected to close their merger in the third quarter.