American Century Investments
Karen Heath-Wade is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Client Strategy and Service for American Century Investments, an independent, privately controlled, pure-play asset management firm founded in 1958. Karen’s expertise includes strategic planning, business development, relationship management, process and talent management. Across American Century’s global distribution organization, she leads exceptionally engaged teams to deliver to clients the highest-quality experience. She is a member of the firm’s Expanded Management Committee, a senior leadership team responsible for offering perspective on the establishment and execution of strategic priorities. She also is a member of American Century’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee. Before joining American Century Investments in 2018, Karen was Director, Head of U.S. Sales for Allianz. Previously, she was Vice President of Mutual Fund Sales, Head of Distribution for Nationwide Financial Services.
Karen works to inspire innovation, build engaged teams, and develop tomorrow’s leaders. She serves on Investments & Wealth Institute’s government relations committee and is a member of the Membership Experience Committee for Money Management Institute. Karen is a board member of Bottomless Closet, an NYC-based organization that provides women with tools and resources to enter the workforce and achieve success. Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a CIMA designation and is a Certified Business Coach through Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.