MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support
tools to over 6,000 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension
plans to boutique hedge funds. We offer a range of products and
services - including indexes, portfolio risk and performance
analytics, and ESG data and research - from a number of internationally
recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics and IPD. Located
in 23 countries around the world, and with over 2,600 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 as our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), President and director since 1998. In May 2009, MSCI became a fully independent stand-alone public company following Morgan Stanley's disposition of its remaining controlling equity interest in the Company. Mr. Fernandez worked for Morgan Stanley from 1983 to 1991 and from 1994 to 2009. Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and pursued doctoral studies in economics at Princeton University.
Chris Corrado Chief Information Officer
Christopher F. Corrado has served as the Chief Information Officer since September 2013 and the Head of Technology and Data Services since February 2014. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Corrado was a Managing Director and Head of Platform Services at UBS AG where he oversaw technical infrastructure, global production services, application platform services and IT services. Between 2003 and 2012 he held Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer positions at Asurion, LLC, a technology insurance company, eBay, Inc. and AT&T Wireless Inc.
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 Global Head of Product Group
C.D. Baer Pettit has served as Head of the Index Product Line 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.
Scott A. Crum Chief Human Resources Officer
Scott A. Crum has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer since April 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Crum worked for Avon Products, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer from September 2012 to May 2013. From July 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Crum served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., one of two publicly traded companies formally created when Motorola Inc. split in January 2011. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources of ITT Corporation from September 2002 to July 2010.
Laurent Seyer Global Head of Client Coverage
Laurent Seyer has served as Global Head of Client Coverage since December 2014. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Seyer worked for AXA Investment Managers LLC in Paris, most recently as Global Head of the Client Group. Prior to that, he spent 24 years at Société Générale in a number of leadership positions, including as CEO of Lyxor Asset Management from 2006 to 2012, and held senior roles in equity derivatives and structured products sales, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development and business strategy. Mr. Seyer graduated from Institut d'Études Politiques, where he studied law and economics.
Richard J. Napolitano Principal Accounting Officer
Richard J. Napolitano has served as Principal Accounting Officer since February 2014 and Global Controller since June 2011. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Napolitano worked at Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2011, J.P. Morgan Chase from 1996 to 2005 and Ernst & Young from 1988 to 1996. At these firms, he held various positions including, among others, business unit chief financial officer and controller, external reporting and accounting policies head and auditor. Mr. Napolitano is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Peter Zangari Head of the Portfolio Management Analytics Product Line
Peter Zangari has served as the Head of the Portfolio Management Analytics Product Line since August 2011. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Zangari held progressively senior-level positions at Goldman Sachs since 1998, most recently as the Head of Risk and a member of the leadership team for the Quantitative Investment Strategies (“QIS”) business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”). Prior to joining QIS, Mr. Zangari was responsible for building out and managing GSAM’s proprietary equity risk and attribution platform.