Julio Portalatin: A Business Leader Educated at the Zarb School

Julian A. Portalatin, class of 1981 with a BBA majoring in Management, is one of the distinguished Zarb alumni featured on the School’s Web site. Below his brief bio is a YouTube video with Mr. Portalatin.

As his company profile notes:

“Julio A. Portalatin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a leading global consulting firm that helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies.”

Mr. Portalatin leads more than 20,000 employees who support clients in over 140 countries. Under his leadership, Mercer has experienced significant growth through expansion into emerging markets, broadening investments to $115 billion in assets managed, and leading the health and benefits industry in private exchange markets. Vault.com has ranked Mercer the #1 HR consultancy for 8 consecutive years. Employee Benefit Magazine rated Mercer top large group employee benefit firm in 2014.”

Mr. Portalatin has driven the firm’s groundbreaking research on gender equality in the workforce and speaks around the world on a variety of topics, including trends in human capital, talent, globalization, wellness, healthcare reform, longevity, pension systems, and workplace diversity.”

Mr. Portalatin actively supports several nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, HomeFront of New Jersey, and participates in the annual Covenant House Executive Sleep-Out.

“Mr. Portalatin received a bachelor’s degree in Management and an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University and is a member of its Board of Trustees.”



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