Vice Chairman of BlackRock
Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman, is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and Chairs the Government Relations Steering Committee. From the inception of the firm in 1988 to 2008, Ms. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate products for institutional and individual investors and their intermediaries worldwide. In her current role as a Senior Advisor to the Office of Chairman, Ms. Novick provides advice on strategic projects, including organizational structure and M&A transactions, and she heads the firm's efforts globally on Government Relations and Public Policy.
Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Ms. Novick was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. Ms. Novick joined First Boston in 1985 where she was initially responsible for developing and marketing new products to savings institutions. Subsequently, she became head of the Portfolio Products Team, which structured, marketed and issued over $14 billion of structured securities, including the first senior/subordinated pass-through. From 1982 to 1985, Ms. Novick was with Morgan Stanley.
Ms. Novick is a member of the Board of Directors of both City Harvest and UJA-Federation. In addition, she is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Westchester Jewish Center, a Trustee of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Research Foundation, and coaches in the Westchester Youth Soccer League. Ms. Novick earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics from Cornell University in 1981, where she was in the College Scholar Program.