Dr. Lena Mass-Cresnik

Chief Data Officer, Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Dr. Lena Mass-Cresnik

Chief Data Officer, Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Biography

Lena Mass-Cresnik is the Chief Data Officer at Moelis & Company, where she oversees the Firm’s Data Analytics efforts. Dr. Mass-Cresnik has more than 18 years of experience creating innovative, cross-functional technology solutions — covering AI/ML, data science, investment products, FinTech, R&D, cloud, and mobility, among others — across the financial services industry. Previously, she was the Head of Technology Strategy and Technology Research & Development in the Office of the CTO at Charles Schwab. Prior to that, Dr. Mass-Cresnik was at BlackRock, where she held the roles of Global Head of Innovation in Technology and Head of Innovation in Strategic Product Management focused on institutional and retail investment products. There she established a new technology engagement strategy & model focused on emergent technologies, early stage start-up technologies, products and services, and evaluated their feasibility and commercial viability globally.

 

Dr. Mass-Cresnik holds a Ph.D. in Innovation & Technology Management from the University of Oxford, where she focused on complex systems and networks. She also holds a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College and an M.S. in Policy & Management from Harvard University. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s FinTech Advisory Group and World Economic Forum’s Technology, Innovation, and Systemic Risk in Financial Services Steering Committee. She is also an Advisory Board Member at Atlas Crest Investment Co. and Executive Mentor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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