For more than 30 years, seasoned executive Heidi Steiger has imbued honesty and integrity in the investment management and finance industry – along with a fresh, creative approach. Originally studying journalism – graduating summa cum laude from Boston College in 1975 – Heidi always dreamt of being a news anchor. However, after stumbling into the financial world, more or less by accident, she has found her niche in life – while her earlier training has held her in good stead for her public speaking and TV appearances. Before being the Eastern Region President of the Private Client Reserve of US Bank – the nation’s fifth largest bank – Heidi spent 18 years as Executive Vice President at Neuberger Berman in New York. During her tenure, she grew its wealth management business to 70% of the firm’s revenues, leading to the initial public offering of the company in 1999 and its subsequent sale to Lehman in 2003. I meet this super-achiever, soi-disant ‘risk-taker’, and creative visionary in the heart of New York’s financial district; her ‘home away from home’ which she shares with the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and, of course, Wall Street.
The business and arts worlds should work more closely together. I believe that the world of arts can bring progress to the world of business – by thinking, looking and acting outside-of-the box – Heidi Steiger
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