Michelle Rappa, Managing Director and Client Advisor, joined the firm in 2014. Michelle is focused on formulating and executing the firm’s overall defined contribution (DC) strategy and promoting its institutional DC investment capabilities. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Michelle was the director of DC product and strategy at Russell Investments where she was responsible for the strategic product and marketing direction of the firm’s institutional DC business. Before that, she was the director of marketing at Seligman Advisors, Inc., where she was responsible for positioning the firm’s asset management and retirement plan products. Early in her career she was involved in building retirement plan products and marketing strategies at OppenheimerFunds and Oppenheimer Capital. Michelle is a FINRA licensed Registered Representative (Series 7), a Registered Principal (Series 24) and a member of the New York Bar. She is a member of DCIIA Board of Directors, a founding board member and Corporate Secretary of DCALTA, and member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. Michelle earned a BS from the State University of New York at Albany and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.