Until recently, Ron Bloom served as assistant to the president for manufacturing policy where he provided leadership on policy development and strategic planning for the administration’s agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector.
Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Bloom served as senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury, and before that as the special assistant to the president of the United Steelworkers. Prior to joining the Steelworkers, Mr. Bloom was one of the founding partners of the investment banking firm of Keilin and Bloom. The firm focused on financial transactions where employees played a role as stakeholders.
Mr. Bloom was a Vice President at the investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co. While at Lazard, Mr. Bloom worked on a wide variety of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and divestitures.
Mr. Bloom served as a research and negotiating specialist for the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. While at SEIU he negotiated collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sector.
Mr. Bloom, 56, was born in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and graduated with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
He currently lives in Pittsburgh.