With a degree in computer science from Morehouse College and a master’s from NYU, Tyron spent most of his career working on in-house software with major financial services firms. Tyron joined BlackRock because its sale of Aladdin to external markets means a rare and exciting focus on quality and design.
One of the exciting challenges for Tyron is ensuring the Aladdin software meets the demands of in-house teams, while also designing it for external marketability. Always aiming to improve the unified Aladdin platform, Tyron collaborates with BlackRock developers across the globe—using video chat and virtual whiteboards, they apply user-insights to eliminate problems, then test software.
“My team solves technically difficult problems. It involves lots of brainstorming and whiteboard sessions as we figure out the best approach to the problem and improve the rate of delivery for software.”
“BlackRock strikes a unique balance between a finance and a purely IT firm—we have a startup feel as we design and sell Aladdin software to outside clients, while maintaining the responsibility and discipline that comes with finance.”