Rich Kushel is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director is head of the Multi-Asset Strategies. Previously, Kushel was BlackRock’s Chief Product Officer and head of the Strategic Product Management Group, BlackRock Investment Stewardship, and the BlackRock Investment Institute. Kushel held several positions within the firm, including heading BlackRock’s International Institutional business and heading BlackRock’s Alternatives efforts and Wealth Management Groups. Prior to joining BlackRock in 1991, he was an associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Prudential Securities. Kushel earned a BS degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University in 1988.