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Cinda Whitten

Head of Global Investment Operations
Cinda

About Cinda Whitten

Cinda Whitten is the Head of Global Investment Operations and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She is accountable for advancing Nuveen’s operations strategy, including delivering a transformational plan to modernize and scale operational practices, integrate currently unsupported affiliates, improve service reliability, manage regulatory risk and reduce operating costs to align with the firm's focus on becoming the world’s premier provider of investment solutions. She is a seasoned, dynamic, results driven operations leader with over 20 years of global expertise and success in driving operational improvements, with measurable results in the investment management industry.

Prior to joining TIAA, Cinda was Managing Director at Principal Global Investors, where she drove a multi-year global transformational program resulting in modernized technology and business processes for the Global Investment Book of Record, supported more than $350b AUM through the transformation of core investment operations, and developed and led the implementation of a business enablement program within operations focused on advancing technical skills of business team to build and deploy automation capabilities.

Cinda is active in the industry and has served on client advisory board with asset servicers, technology applications and conference events. She is also a member of the CIPM Association and holds a certification in Investment Performance Measurement by the CFA Institute. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Finance from Northwest Missouri State University.

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