GLG Names Melinda Wolfe Global Head of Human Resources
May 30, 2017
New York, New York; May 30, 2017 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), today announced that Melinda Wolfe will join the company as Global Head of Human Resources, overseeing all aspects of HR operations for the company and joining its senior management team. GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise, providing clients across fields with targeted connections they need to learn, make decisions, and grow.
Wolfe has more than 20 years of experience at the highest levels of global human resources management. Since 2013, she has been the Chief Human Resources Officer of Pearson PLC, and from 2008-2013, she was Head of Human Resources at Bloomberg LP. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Executive Talent and Chief Diversity Officer at American Express, and prior to that, held senior human resources positions at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
“Our mission is to transform how the world’s top professionals learn and share expertise by creating a variety of one-to-one learning opportunities,” said GLG CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “Melinda brings to GLG an incredible level of operational and strategic HR experience, which is so important for a fast-growing company like ours.”
“I’m thrilled to join GLG — a market leader still growing like a start-up,” said Wolfe. “I look forward to helping the great HR team already in place continue to innovate, disrupt, and transform learning for top professionals. I’m excited to be in a position to help grow GLG’s reach.” Wolfe will be based in New York and report directly to CEO Saint-Amand.
GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective that couldn’t be found in one-size-fits-all industry reports. It began connecting its clients with smart people who had firsthand expertise or operational experience. Today GLG serves the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Its teaching members include 500,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, and professional leaders. GLG is scaling one-to-one learning, pairing its members thousands of times a week, around the world.
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG is the world’s leading membership for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 500,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group meetings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Headquartered in New York City, GLG’s approximately 1,400 employees work from offices in 12 countries. For more information, visit www.GLG.it.