Heidi Pickett

Ms. Heidi V. Pickett is the Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance program with responsibility for developing and implementing new programing, engaging external stakeholders, and executing strategies supporting the mission of producing the next generation of global financial leaders.  She leads study tours in Asia and the UK focused on finance, monetary policy and global markets.  Ms. Pickett also serves on the policy committees for the Master of Finance Program and Sloan Undergraduate Education.  

In addition to Ms. Pickett’s responsibilities leading the Master of Finance program, she co-leads MIT Sloan’s new initiative Family Leaders With Purpose (FLWP).  The mission is to build and grow a community of innovative family leaders with a passion for addressing humanities greatest challenges, and provide them with the tools, frameworks, skills and global connectivity to leading-edge experts and entrepreneurs.

With over 20 years in financial services, Ms. Pickett has expertise in corporate development, business strategy, and global operations.  Prior to joining MIT Sloan, she served as Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Markets, where she managed global business integration and led the sovereign wealth fund initiative. 

In March 2011, Ms. Pickett was named Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies where she spent time in Oman during a period of turmoil, protests, and profound change throughout the Middle East. She has focused on Arab cultural, economic, political, and social diversity.  Ms. Pickett is currently working towards a diploma in Islamic Finance.

Ms. Pickett is the President of the Verrill Foundation; her interests include global and local community focus on the education and well being of women and girls.  She is a member of the Board for Invest in Girls.  In the past, Ms. Pickett has been a member of the International Women’s Health Coalition’s Leadership Council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Leading Women Committee and Strong Women Strong Girls Development Committee.

Ms. Pickett received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bryant University and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Bentley’s McCallum School of Business and completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School.