WE Interviews – Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño
Founder & CEO
BRAVA Investments

As the founder and CEO of BRAVA Investments, Nathalie Molina Niño has big dreams; she aspires to build her new company into the Berkshire Hathaway of gender parity by targeting high-growth, scalable businesses that can make a catalytic economic impact on women. I recently sat down with Nathalie to talk about the inspiration behind BRAVA Investments and what it takes to get a new firm up and running.  Continue reading

C-Suite Insights – Kristi Mitchem

Kristi Mitchem
Chief Executive Officer
Wells Fargo Asset Management

Kristi Mitchem is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM), a division of Wells Fargo’s Wealth and Investment Management Group (WIM). Wells Fargo Asset Management has assets of more than US$480 billion and has 29 autonomous investment teams and more than 500 investment professionals with offices and clients around the world.  As CEO, Kristi has overall responsibility for all aspects of WFAM, one of the largest asset managers in the United States. WFAM’s focus is to help both individuals and institutions reach their financial objectives through strong, consistent investment results. The firm is recognized for its top-tier investment talent and commitment to active management and is organized into specialized investment teams that are supported by a strong, multi-asset class solutions platform and independent risk management capabilities.

I recently sat down with Kristi to chat about a wide range of issues, from her journey to the corner office and the issues that occupy her mind to the importance of mentors and sponsors and the significance of knowing your own heart and mind. Continue reading

WE Interviews – Hannah Grove

Hannah Grove
Chief Marketing Officer
State Street Corporation

As Chief Marketing Officer for State Street Corporation, Hannah Grove oversees a global marketing team of 80 people spread across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. She and her team are charged with strengthening State Street’s reputation, raising brand awareness and engaging stakeholders globally, with the ultimate goal of helping to support revenue and business objectives of the company. Hannah, who has been with State Street for nearly two decades, was recently elevated to the global financial firm’s Management Committee, its senior-most strategy and policy-making team.

I recently sat down with Hannah to talk about the lessons she’s learned over the course of her career, the importance of advocating for diversity, and the advice she’d give to others seeking to advance in their careers. Continue reading

WE Interviews – Monica L. Walker

Monica L. Walker
President, CEO & Investment Officer
Holland Capital Management, LLC

Monica Walker is the President, CEO and Investment Officer of the institutional asset management firm Holland Capital Management, LLC, with responsibilities for oversight of the firm and its 24 employees as well as the company’s investment strategies. While the firm’s client base rests primarily in the public pension space, its clients also include corporations, endowments, foundations, unions or Taft-Hartley plans, and sub-advised assets.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Walker about her journey to the CEO’s office and the skills she has honed along the way. Continue reading

WE Interviews – Kathy Sandstrom

Kathy Sandstrom
Senior Managing Director
Global Real Estate Equity Group
Heitman, LLC

Kathy Sandstrom is Senior Managing Director of the Global Real Estate Equity group at Heitman, LLC, a Chicago-based global real estate investment firm with some $36 billion in assets under management. Responsible for the execution of all of Heitman’s securities business initiatives, Sandstrom works closely with three portfolio managers, one in each of the regions in which Heitman invests, and supervises a group of 27 employees dispersed throughout offices in Chicago, London, Munich, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

We recently sat down to discuss her professional journey, the skillset that has carried her along the way, and the insights she has to offer to other senior-level women. Continue reading