Heather Gardner

Heather Gardner

CIMA, AIF, Partner, Business Development, Financial Institutions
+1 312 364 8818
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Heather Gardner is responsible for institutional business development at William Blair Investment Management, focusing on product placement for insurance firms, defined-contribution investment-only platforms, and sub-advisory relationships. Before joining William Blair in 2001, Heather was an institutional equity research sales executive with Stephens Inc. She is member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and Money Management Institute (MMI). She serves on the board of the Civic Leadership Foundation and the Sustaining Fellows program committee of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Chicago, and is a former board member of Women Investment Professionals (WIP) of Chicago. Heather received a B.A. in business/economics from Hendrix College, and she completed the Chicago Management Institute program at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Her designations include Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF).