Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, Blackrock.
Chad Spitler, Managing Director, is the Global Chief Operating Officer for BlackRock’s Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment team. He is responsible for the daily operations of the team worldwide and strategic planning. Mr. Spitler is the Proxy Facilitator for the Securities Evaluation Group of the International Standards Organization (ISO), and is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network’s (ICGN) Shareholders Responsibility Committee, and the Broadridge Global and Domestic Steering Committees.
Mr. Spitler’s service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Mr. Spitler last managed the Americas proxy voting team, responsible for analyzing and voting proxies, and engaging with the corporations of which BGI was a shareholder. Throughout his tenure he managed the corporate actions, trade operations, cash analysis and central control departments. Prior to BGI, Mr. Spitler was a Senior Market Research Analyst with the Franklin Templeton Group.
Mr. Spitler earned an MA degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1996, and a BS degree in Resource Management from the University of Michigan in 1992. He is a Series 7, 6 and 63 FINRA Registered Securities Representative.