Michaelle Burstin

Michaelle Burstin

Global Head of Brand Marketing and Communications
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Michaelle Burstin is the global head of Brand Marketing and Communications for William Blair. She has held multiple senior leadership positions and was previously the head of marketing at MSCI, responsible for developing and executing marketing and communication strategies for all global business lines. Ms. Burstin previously spent 10 years at Credit Suisse in a variety of leadership roles in marketing, branding, and communications in both corporate and the investment bank. She was also a member of the fixed-income management committee and the operating committee. Ms. Burstin was a managing director at Burson-Marsteller and Hill and Knowlton, two of the world's largest public relations and communications firms. There she developed strategic marketing plans for clients and had responsibility for media relations, technology, crisis communications, and corporate communications.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Burstin worked as a political appointee for the Clinton administration as the director of Private and Public Sector Liaison with the United States Trade Representative in Washington D.C. She was also the head of the media group at the Financial Relations Board and a producer and assignment editor at Fox news in California. She has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. from the American University, where she graduated with Phi Kappa Phi honors.