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Lance Braunstein

Head, Aladdin Product Group, Blackrock

As Head of the Aladdin Product Group at BlackRock, Braunstein oversees the product, development and operation for Aladdin. He leads a team that drives product management, user experience, software development, platform engineering, and production support.

Prior to BlackRock, Braunstein was the Chief Information Officer at E*TRADE, where he oversaw the firm's technology strategy and operation. He joined E*TRADE when they acquired OptionsHouse where he was the CIO. Prior to OptionsHouse, Braunstein spent seven years at Goldman Sachs where he was the Head of Client Platforms and Banking Technology and 10 years at Morgan Stanley where he was responsible for infrastructure and development organizations in Wealth Management.

Braunstein is an executive in residence at Columbia University and a technical advisor to Grand Central Technology and previously served on the board of directors of The Bridge, Earth Day Network, and The Bushwick Starr.


  • M.B.A., finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.,¬†atmospheric science, Colorado State University
  • B.A., mathematics, University of Rochester