Melissa Ferraz, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Aladdin Alternatives within BlackRock Solutions. She is responsible for continuing to strengthen the eFront and Whole Portfolio value proposition with our clients with a focus on commercial growth, re-underwriting our Alternatives data strategy and reinforcing our go-to-market operations. This includes innovating new capabilities to accelerate growth, bringing to life our long-term strategy and vision in alternatives, and delivering our suite of products to the market at scale.
Prior to this role, Melissa was the Global Head of eFront Insight and was responsible for the overall strategy of our private markets data and analytics business including business development, customer success, data operations, product and engineering activities within the business.
Melissa brings deep market expertise on both public and private markets with global experience. Before joining BlackRock, Melissa was the Global Head of Client Development, Private Markets at IHS Markit. She was a member of the executive leadership team at iLEVEL where she led the launch of iLEVEL into the European and Asian markets. iLEVEL was subsequently acquired by Ipreo and later IHS Markit. Prior to that she spent 10 years building and developing teams at S&P Global in a variety of leadership roles. She started her career as a consultant at FactSet Research Systems.
Melissa holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago. She is a licensed attorney in Illinois.