Mindy Tarlow

Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy & Management

Mindy provides strategic and executional leadership on critical business priorities and leads innovation efforts which will expand Blue Meridian’s work as it evolves. She explores new philanthropic investment opportunities, oversees and conducts due diligence on potential Blue Meridian investees and manages relationships with current investees. In addition to these responsibilities, Mindy leads Blue Meridian’s criminal justice strategy and evidence and evaluation practice.

Previously Mindy served as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations in New York City.  Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in January 2014, Mindy oversaw the performance management of all city agencies and cross-agency initiatives, data analytics, poverty research, and strategic efforts to advance equity and opportunity.  She also served on the Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC.

Mindy spent close to two decades as the founding Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a nonprofit organization (and Edna McConnell Clark Foundation grantee) providing employment services to people who have recently been incarcerated. After managing a successful spinoff from the Vera Institute of Justice, Mindy expanded CEO to ten cities across three states.

From 1984-1994, Mindy worked in the New York City Office of Management and Budget, rising to Deputy Director in 1992.

Mindy has served on numerous boards and commissions, including as a private member of New York City’s Audit Committee, co-chair of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statewide Work for Success Committee, and on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Commission for Economic Opportunity. Currently, Mindy represents Mayor Bill de Blasio on the board of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Mindy earned a BA from Boston University, and has taught nonprofit and strategic management as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service.