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Matt Breitfelder is senior partner at Apollo Global Management, where he serves as global head of human capital and as a member of the management committee. He is responsible for aligning all human capital initiatives and functions with the strategic objectives of the firm. He leads Apollo Group’s talent management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, learning, performance management, compensation and benefits, and recruiting.
Before joining Apollo, Breitfelder was managing director and chief talent officer for BlackRock, where he also served as a member of the operating committee. Previously, he held talent and strategy roles at MasterCard, PwC, and the Corporate Executive Board. Breitfelder began his career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he focused on international trade and economic policy.
Breitfelder serves on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and was an early advisor on the creation of Aspen’s First Movers Fellowship Program. He speaks regularly at business schools and industry conferences on talent innovation and the future of work. He is the author of a number of Harvard Business School case studies and also wrote a best-selling Harvard Business Review article on the future of the human resources profession.
Breitfelder holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School.