Stephen H. Belgrad - President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Belgrad is President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Steve joined the company in 2011 as an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer. In addition to leading BrightSphere's Executive Management Team, he sits on the board of managers of a number of our Affiliates. Prior to joining BrightSphere, from 2008 to 2011, Steve was chief financial officer of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited, a publicly listed alternative investment vehicle. Steve previously was a vice president in the new investments group at Affiliated Managers Group, and prior to that, senior vice president and treasurer at Janus Capital Group. He began his career at Morgan Stanley & Co., where, over the course of 15 years, he held various positions in investment banking, corporate strategy and Morgan Stanley's asset management division. Steve received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Aidan J. Riordan - Executive Vice President and Head of Affiliate Management
Aidan Riordan is an Executive Vice President and Head of Affiliate Management. He is responsible for the oversight and development of BrightSphere's portfolio of Affiliate firms. Aidan represents BrightSphere on Affiliate boards and assists in strategic planning, capital investment, mergers and acquisitions and new investments.
Aidan has over 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Prior to joining BrightSphere, Aidan was a Partner at Calvert Street Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, and has held positions with Castle Harlan, Inc. and Merrill Lynch in the real estate investment banking group. Aidan began his career at Berkshire Capital Corporation, a New York-based investment bank specializing in providing M&A services to the investment management industry. From 2007 to 2010 Aidan served on the Board of Directors of Highbury Financial, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company. Aidan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration degree in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Christopher Hadley - Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer
Christopher Hadley is an Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer. Chris is responsible for formulating the strategy and providing services for acquiring, developing and retaining our talent.
Chris joined BrightSphere in 2006, and has over 20 years of experience in human resources, specializing in particular in leadership development, organizational culture, succession, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits. Chris was previously the Head of Compensation at Putnam Investments. Prior to joining Putnam, Chris was a Human Resources Manager with Fleet Financial Group, where he started his career. Chris received his BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.