Wilson retired as vice chairman of Black Rock Inc. in 2018 and continues to serve as a senior advisor. Previously, he was an advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the height of the financial crisis in 2008. Before going to Washington, he was vice chairman, investment banking of Goldman Sachs & Co. and a member of the executive office, and vice chairman, member of the executive committee and head of investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
Mr. Wilson is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive and Operating Committees. He also serves as Chairman of the firm’s Human Capital Committee and Alpha Strategies group.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Wilson served as an advisor in the U.S. Department of Treasury during the height of the financial crisis. Before going to Washington, he was Vice Chairman, Investment Banking of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a member of the firm’s Executive office. He also served as Chairman of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. Before joining Goldman, Mr. Wilson was a Vice Chairman, member of the Executive Committee and head of Investment Banking at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC. During his long career on Wall Street, Mr. Wilson has been involved in some of the most significant transactions in the financial services industry.
Mr. Wilson has served on Boards of numerous public and private corporations in the United States and overseas. He is a Trustee of Middlebury College and the Montana Land Reliance and Chairman of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Mr. Wilson earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. An honor graduate of OCS and Ranger School, he served in Vietnam with a unit of the 5th Special Forces group.