Heidi V. Pickett is the Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance program. In collaboration with finance faculty and functional leads across MIT Sloan, Ms. Pickett is responsible for developing the strategic direction, engaging external stakeholders, and executing strategies to deliver a world class Master of Finance program.
With over 20 years in finance services, Ms. Pickett has deep experience across a broad range of responsibilities in finance. She most recently served as Senior Managing Director of Global Business Integration for State Street Global Markets, where she managed the implementation of strategic and tactical business plans. Ms. Pickett’s global responsibilities required that she work with business lines across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to create and implement a distinct and competitive value proposition for sophisticated institutional investors. Initiatives included business development, innovative research programs, academic partnerships and operational excellence. Ms. Pickett was a member of State Street Global Markets’ Executive Management Group, State Street Associates, LLC Management Committee, Canada Executive Strategy Group and China Management Board. She also held a position on the board of State Street Global Markets, LLC, State Street’s broker-dealer. Prior to joining Global Markets, Ms. Pickett held senior positions in the Office of the CFO and Corporate Management at State Street.
Ms. Pickett’s global and local community interests focus on the education and well-being of women and girls. She is the recipient of the 2011 Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies and the President of the Verrill Foundation.
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