Sharon French leads the strategy, development and implementation of the firm’s smart beta ETF products and solutions. In addition, she oversees the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. She serves on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, governing the overall strategic direction of OppenheimerFunds.
Sharon has held a variety of senior roles during her 30 years in financial services and joined OppenheimerFunds in 2016 from BNY Mellon, where she was Senior Strategic Advisor to the CEO and President of Investment Management, focusing on ETF and multi-asset business growth. Previously, she served as President of F-Squared Capital. Before that, she was Head of Private Client & Institutions at BlackRock for its iShares business. French spent nearly a decade at AllianceBernstein and held prior roles at mPower, Smith Barney, and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Sharon serves on the Board of Women in ETFs. She 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.