Investment management firm BlackRock hires Carolyn Vadino as MD, corp comms

Vadino most recently served as global head of comms at Gemini.

BlackRock's offices in New York City. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
BlackRock's offices in New York City. (Photo credit: Getty Images).

NEW YORK: BlackRock, an investment management firm, has named Carolyn Vadino as managing director of corporate communications, a newly created role.

“BlackRock’s purpose is to help people experience financial well being, and I am excited to work with its impressive comms team and tell the organization’s story,” Vadino said on LinkedIn

She'll also work closely with Ed Sweeney, who leads corporate affairs, as well as comms professionals in EMEA and APAC. 

Before joining BlackRock, Vadino was global head of comms at Gemini, a cryptocurrency platform. Natalie Rix has since replaced Vadino. 

Prior to Gemini, Vadino was chief communications officer and marketing leader for risk management firm Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company. She also previously worked at Deloitte as global comms senior manager. 

BlackRock generated $114 billion of long-term net inflows in Q1, chairman and CEO Laurence Fink said in a statement. 

This story was updated on June 19 with additional information. 

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