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Michelle Hilscher, PhD

Vice President, Strategy

Michelle is a Vice President of Strategy at BEworks and co-leads our financial services portfolio. Michelle is particularly interested in applying behavioral insights to bring about improvements in financial decision-making and financial well-being. Michelle oversees the development of bespoke behavioral solutions for a global portfolio of financial sector clients. Michelle also appears as an invited speaker at conferences and events, including those coordinated by the OECD, Gates Foundation, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, Ontario Securities Commission, Portfolio Management Association of Canada and American Bar Association. Prior to joining BEworks, Michelle completed a PhD at the University of Toronto where she studied belief bias, one of the many biases that can be a barrier to better financial outcomes for consumers. Michelle also previously worked as a governance consultant, advising institutional investors on how to improve group decision-making at the board and committee levels. Outside of work, Michelle maintains a jungle-like city garden allotment, does cycle-touring and cross-country skiing, and is a committed cat-mama. 

What is a big idea or question MIchelle has been thinking about?

A big question Michelle has been thinking about recently is how use behavioral science to help people develop and grow their financial well-being over the course of their lives.

Featuring Michelle

  • Michelle Hilscher on behavioural science in financial services
  • Interview with "Cash & Kerry" on How to overcome 4 costly trends holding you back

Michelle's Featured Events

BEworks Summit 2021

2021-10-05 | 11-3pm

Around the globe, organizations are at an inflection point: whether evaluating business direction, rethinking how to engage the workforce, or looking for new ways to meet consumer or citizen needs. 

Webinar - Helping consumers manage debt with behavioral science

2022-11-30 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM

  • Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

    Ada Le, PhD

    Ada Le, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Shannon O'Malley, PhDHead of Client Experience

    Shannon O'Malley, PhD

    Shannon O'Malley, PhDHead of Client Experience

  • Wardah MalikChief Executive Officer

    Wardah Malik

    Wardah MalikChief Executive Officer

  • Prof. Dan Ariely, PhDCo-Founder & Chief Behavioral Scientist

    Prof. Dan Ariely, PhD

    Prof. Dan Ariely, PhDCo-Founder & Chief Behavioral Scientist

  • Nina Mazar, PhD Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

    Nina Mazar, PhD

    Nina Mazar, PhD Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

  • David Pizarro, PhD Chief Science Officer

    David Pizarro, PhD

    David Pizarro, PhD Chief Science Officer

  • David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD

    David R. Lewis, MBA, CFA, PhD President, BEworks Research Institute

  • Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD

    Nathaniel Barr, PhD Senior Innovation Advisor

  • Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

    Michelle Hilscher, PhD

    Michelle Hilscher, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Sean Donnelly Senior Vice President Client Strategy

    Sean Donnelly

    Sean Donnelly Senior Vice President Client Strategy

  • David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

    David Thomson, PhD

    David Thomson, PhDVice President, Strategy

  • Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMASenior Vice President Finance & Operations

    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMA

    Keegan Varella MBA, MSc. Fin, CPA, CMASenior Vice President Finance & Operations

  • Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD Regional Director, Japan

    Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD

    Kazunaga Matsuki, PhD Regional Director, Japan

  • Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

    Adalberto Palma

    Adalberto Palma Executive Advisor, LATAM

  • Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhDRegional Director, LATAM

    Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhD

    Juan Camilo Salcedo, PhDRegional Director, LATAM

  • Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

    Miles Atwell, MBA

    Miles Atwell, MBA Director, Operations, HR, Strategy

  • Angela Cooper, PhDSenior Strategist

    Angela Cooper, PhD

    Angela Cooper, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Shelbie Sutherland, PhDSenior Strategist

    Shelbie Sutherland, PhD

    Shelbie Sutherland, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Pierre-Jean Malé, PhDSenior Strategist

    Pierre-Jean Malé, PhD

    Pierre-Jean Malé, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Sarah M. Carpentier, PhDSenior Strategist

    Sarah M. Carpentier, PhD

    Sarah M. Carpentier, PhDSenior Strategist

  • Erick Roat, PhDAdvisor

    Erick Roat, PhD

    Erick Roat, PhDAdvisor

  • Mona Zhu, PhDAssociate

    Mona Zhu, PhD

    Mona Zhu, PhDAssociate

  • Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDAssociate

    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhD

    Julia Van de Vondervoot, PhDAssociate

  • Matthias Berkes, PhDAssociate

    Matthias Berkes, PhD

    Matthias Berkes, PhDAssociate

  • Youval Aberman, PhDAssociate

    Youval Aberman, PhD

    Youval Aberman, PhDAssociate

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