Kirsten Pickens

Head of Distribution

Kirsten Pickens

Kirsten Pickens is a Partner and Head of Distribution for Chiron Investment Management, LLC and has been with Chiron since its launch in 2015. Formerly, she was Senior Vice President and Head of National Accounts and Retirement Sales for Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc., a subsidiary of Waddell & Reed, which she joined in 2003. Ms. Pickens is credited with driving the rapid growth of Ivy Funds by building a National Accounts Team and obtaining platform access across broker dealers in all distribution channels. In 2010, she was awarded the “Rising Star of Mutual Funds” by Institutional Investor. Prior to Waddell & Reed, Ms. Pickens was with ING Funds, where she was VP, National Account Director for the Independent/Regional Channel and at Seligman funds in various distribution roles. Ms. Pickens started her career in the financial services industry at Vanguard as a Retirement Specialist, and worked for Pilgrim Funds in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Major in Justice Studies and a minor in Pre-Law. Ms. Pickens is a Member of the Sales Force Marketing Committee of the Investment Company Institute, and a Member of Money Management Institute.  She holds her Series 24, Series 7, Series 6, and Series 63 FINRA securities licenses.