Prior to this role, Kirstin has led the Personal Retirement Solutions business for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and held leadership roles in the GWIM markets business. In these roles she led teams responsible for personal retirement products and sales, market-linked investments, new issue debt and equity among others. Early in her career, Kirstin worked in the bank’s Global Markets division in the Equity Derivatives business in New York, London, Hong Kong and Australia.
Ensuring that the firm meets the needs of women investors is a top priority for Kirstin. She uses her experience, skills and passion to help enable financial advisors to deliver on the unique priorities, earning power, career paths and lifespans of women clients and prospects.
Currently, Kirstin is executive sponsor for the Merrill Lynch Millennial Advisory Board and is a member of the Women’s Exchange Advisory Council; she is also executive sponsor of the Merrill Lynch Women’s Forum. She is a strong advocate for hiring and developing diverse talent, and fostering an inclusive work environment.
Kirstin holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and is a First Mover Fellow with the Aspen Institute.