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Matt Breitfelder is managing director and chief talent officer at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, with more than $6.2 trillion under management. He is also a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee.
Breitfelder leads BlackRock’s efforts in talent acquisition, talent management, inclusion and diversity, learning and development, culture, and executive succession planning and development. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2006, he served in talent and strategy roles at MasterCard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Corporate Executive Board, as well as a pioneering financial technology company. Breitfelder began his career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he focused on international trade and economic policy.
Breitfelder serves on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute's Business and Society program and was an early advisor on the creation of Aspen’s First Movers social innovation initiative. Breitfelder speaks regularly at business schools and industry conferences on talent innovation and the future of work. He is the author of a number of Harvard Business School case studies and also wrote a best-selling Harvard Business Review article on the future of the human resources profession.
Breitfelder holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.more » « less