Jonathan McBride is the global head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock and a member of the Americas Executive Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock, McBride served as director of the Presidential Personnel Office in the White House, a role he was appointed to in July 2013. He joined the administration as a special assistant to the president and the deputy director of the Presidential Personnel Office in August 2009. Prior to serving in the White House, McBride was the chief strategy officer with Universum, a global employer branding company, and served as the company's most senior consultant to companies and agencies looking to attract and recruit top talent. In 2000, he co-founded Jungle Media Group. Jungle's magazines, websites, and live events served a variety of audiences including MBAs, JDs, college students, African American young professionals, and Hispanic young professionals. The content focused on the career lifestyle and informed its readers about how to best navigate current and future career moves. McBride also worked for Goldman Sachs from 1997 to 2000 and U.S. Senator Herb Kohl from 1992 to 1995.