Dextra Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, has hired former Blackstone vice president Alisa Makhlis as chief financial officer.

In this new role, Makhlis will work with the firm’s founding partners to continue to develop operational practices. She spent the last 10 years in ascending roles within Blackstone, most recently serving as vice president and head of investment operations in the tactical opportunities group.

“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,” comments Makhlis. “I look forward to helping the firm realize its strategic vision.”