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 16 years of experience creating innovative, cross-functional technology solutions — covering AI/ML, data science, investment products, cloud, and mobility, among others — across the finance sector. 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 the Global Head of Innovation in Technology at BlackRock. There she established a new technology engagement strategy & model focused on emergent technologies & innovations, 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 World Economic Forum’s Artificial Intelligence & Automation in Financial Services Steering Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Fintech Advisory Group. She also recently served on the board of non-profit ARCHIVE Global.