Elizabeth (Liz) Koehler has been in the financial services industry for 20 years and is currently the head of BlackRock’s Advisor Engagement Team. Her team is responsible for developing and delivering insights and tools for financial professionals and investors, to help them grow and achieve greater financial well-being. Liz was named “Woman of the Year” in 2021 by Women in Asset Management.
Prior to her current role, Liz led business strategy for BlackRock’s Multi Asset Solutions and portfolio construction platforms and also led U.S. Retail Product Marketing.
Liz earned a BS in Business from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Chair of the board for non-profit Arm in Arm, which helps local families with food and housing insecurity. She lives in Robbinsville, NJ with her husband and two sons.
What inspires you?
Helping others to achieve their goals, great servant leaders, and people who want to make a difference. Individuals who do the right thing even when no one is watching (or when they may not get “credit” for that effort) are very inspiring to me, as well — and I try to seek these people out in life and in work.
What relationship has been most influential in your life?
This is a difficult one to answer as there are several, including my husband, parents and siblings. My two sons have taught me so much about life, love, gratitude, vulnerability, and strength.
What’s on your bookshelf?
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalya
Design Your Work Life by Burnett & Evans
Essentialism by Greg McKeown