Sharon French

President, Asset Management, TIFIN

Ms. French has held a variety of senior roles during her 35 years in financial services. Prior to joining AIG, she was Executive Vice President, Head of Beta Solutions for OppenheimerFunds where she led the strategy, development and implementation of the firm’s smart beta ETF products and solutions. She also oversaw the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts and served on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, governing the overall strategic direction of OppenheimerFunds.

Previously, she served as Senior Strategic Advisor to the CEO and President of Investment Management at BNY Mellon and Head of Private Client & Institutions at BlackRock. She spent nearly a decade at AllianceBernstein and held prior roles at mPower, Smith Barney and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Ms. French was named “Most Notable Women in Finance” by Crain’s New York in 2019. She is a Board Member for DHB Capital and is a Board Member for Women in ETFs; serves on the Board of Wake Forest University School of Business, and is a member of the Investment Company Institute’s ETF Governance Committee. She has also recently served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Delaware Lerner School of Business and as Co-Chair of the ETF and Managed Solutions Committee for the Money Management Institute.

Ms. French received a B.S. in business management from the University of Delaware and earned her Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.