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Wendy Harrington

  • Head of Nuveen Labs
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About Wendy

Wendy is head of Nuveen Labs, driving its strategy, build-out, and growth. Nuveen Labs is an independent team that provides innovative ways to enhance and grow our business through the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics and Big Data. The Lab focuses on generating alpha for our global investment teams, giving them a competitive edge. The Lab will also seek to extend our leadership in responsible investing by developing proprietary data measurement standards and metrics for our impact investments. The goal is to develop industry-leading capabilities that can ultimately be commercialized and made available to others.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Wendy worked at McKinsey & Company and Franklin Templeton Investments along with start-up firms such as Figure Technologies, Inc. and Internet Capital Group. Her work in the consulting, fintech and asset management industries as well as her entrepreneurial experience building start-up companies provides critical strategic thinking and operational know-how.

Wendy graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.