Matthew is Managing Director and Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock's dedicated alternative investment business including its hedge funds and opportunistic funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity, funds of private equity funds, real estate and real assets. Prior to assuming his current role, Matthew was head of BlackRock's Special Situations Investment Group. He and his team were responsible for building BlackRock's dedicated capability in making significant private equity and corporate venture investments on behalf of clients, working in partnership with colleagues from across the firm. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Matthew was most recently a Managing Director and member of the Management Committee at Highfields Capital Management, a Boston-based private investment partnership. At Highfields, he was responsible for a portfolio of financial services investments, as well as certain other private equity holdings. Previously, he was a member of the private equity department at The Blackstone Group. Matthew holds an A.B. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.