MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. We offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools - from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics and ISS. Located in 20 countries around the world, and with over 2,400 employees, MSCI is dedicated to supporting the increasingly complex needs of the investment community with groundbreaking new products, high quality data, superior distribution and dedicated client support.
Henry A. Fernandez Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Henry A. Fernandez has served as our Chairman since October 2007 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President and as a director since 1998. Prior to joining us, Mr. Fernandez worked for Morgan Stanley from 1983 to 1991 and from 1994 to 2009, most recently as a Managing Director in the Institutional Equity Division. Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
David C. Brierwood Chief Operating Officer
David C. Brierwood has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2006. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Brierwood worked for Morgan Stanley from 1986 to 2006, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the Institutional and Retail Securities Groups. Mr. Brierwood holds a Bachelor of Science in material science from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College at the University of London and an M.B.A. from the Manchester Business School in England.
Robert Qutub Chief Financial Officer
Robert Qutub has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Qutub worked for Bank of America from 1994 to 2012 in several senior finance positions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Consumer and Business Banking. Mr. Qutub holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
C.D. Baer Pettit Head of the Index Business Unit
C.D. Baer Pettit has served as Head of the Index Business Unit since September 2011. Prior to that he served as Head of Client Coverage from 2001 to August 2012 and Head of Marketing from 2005 to August 2012. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Pettit worked for Bloomberg L.P. from 1992 to 1999, most recently as Deputy Head of European Sales. Mr. Pettit holds a Master of Arts in history from Cambridge University in England and a Master of Science from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Gary Retelny President of ISS and Head of the Governance Business Unit, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary
Gary Retelny was appointed President of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Head of the Governance Business Unit in September 2011. Mr. Retelny has also served as Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary since November 2007. Prior to that Mr. Retelny served as Head of Strategy and Business Development from December 2003 to July 2012. He also served as the Global Head of Human Resources from June 2010 to August 2012. Mr. Retelny holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in civil engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.