NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rockefeller Capital Management today announced that it has appointed Laura D’Andrea Tyson and Robert Matza as Senior Advisors. Drawing upon decades of experience as an influential scholar of economics and public policy and as an industry-leading executive in asset management, respectively, Tyson and Matza will advise Rockefeller in driving long-term strategic solutions for clients, institutions and communities.
Tyson is a distinguished scholar, expert on trade, competitiveness and economic development, and former economic advisor to two U.S. presidents. She is a pioneer in corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. As an economist, policymaker, professor and former dean, Tyson has long been a champion of responsible business and social impact, and of re-thinking the role of business in society.
Matza is a seasoned asset management executive who has overseen the expansions and acquisitions of some of the largest and most prominent money managers in the world. He recently retired as President, Partner and member of the Executive Committee from GoldenTree Asset Management, where assets under management grew from $6 billion to greater than $30 billion during his tenure.
“Laura and Bob are well-respected, industry-leading figures in their respective fields. We are privileged and pleased to welcome them to the Firm,” said Gregory J. Fleming, President and CEO of Rockefeller Capital Management. “Laura and Bob will provide invaluable counsel and leadership as we continue to innovate and deliver trusted advice to clients.”
Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley where she also serves as the Interim Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Haas School of Business and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. An expert on trade, competitiveness, and economic development, she served as Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and later as Director of the White House National Economic Council under President Clinton. She was the first woman to serve in these two positions. In the years since, as the Dean of two major global business schools, she pioneered what is now the well-established field of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. As an advisor and board director for both Fortune 500 corporations and major non-profit organizations, Tyson has spent much of her career working for positive social change in the for-profit sector, non-profit sector and public sector. She has also worked on the economic case for gender parity with the World Economic Forum, serving as the co-author of its annual Gender Gap Report and as a member of the Stewardship Board of the Education Gender and Work System Initiative.
Earlier in his career, Matza was President and Chief Operating Officer of Neuberger Berman, Inc., as well as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In 2003, he negotiated the $3 billion sale of the company to Lehman Brothers, where he had worked previously for 16 years. Matza’s tenure at Neuberger Berman from 1999 through 2005 coincided with the firm increasing its assets under management from approximately $55 billion to over $100 billion. Matza also served as Deputy Treasurer at Citigroup.
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