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Date and Location

March 18, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


WAPPP Seminar: Building a Modern High-Performance Culture Photo

​​​​Top companies are more focused than ever on building modern high-performance cultures that attract, retain, and engage the best talent. HR leaders can now access a much broader toolbox of talent management practices to bring out the best in their people, drive employee engagement and inclusion, and ensure a healthy meritocracy where all people can thrive.

Matt Breitfelder is Partner and Global Head of Human Capital at Apollo Global Management, a high-growth, alternative asset management and retirement services firm. He serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Matt is responsible for Apollo’s talent management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, learning, performance management, citizenship, compensation and benefits, and recruiting.

Before joining Apollo, Matt was Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer for BlackRock, where he also served as a member of the operating committee. Previously, he held talent and strategy roles at MasterCard, PwC, and the Corporate Executive Board. Matt began his career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he focused on international trade and economic policy.​

Matt serves as Chair of the Advisory Group on AI, Analytics, and the Future of Work at Georgetown University and on the Board of Advisors of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He serves on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, and on the Board of Directors of the Lumina Foundation, which is committed to advancing post-secondary education for all Americans. He has been recognized as a top chief human resources officer by n2Growth and Stanford Business School and has co-authored a number of Harvard Business School case studies and articles on human resources, leadership, and talent innovation.


This event is co-sponsored by the Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. 

Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Laura Botero at or 617-384-7575 in advance of the program.​​​​

Speakers and Presenters

​Matt Breitfelder, Partner and Global Head of Human Capital at Apollo Global Management