Jackie VanderBrug is a Managing Director and Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) division. In this role, she is responsible for defining and executing investment strategies for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management focusing on Impact Investing initiatives across all asset classes. She is a regular contributor of the Impactonomics publications with topics on sustainability, millennials and corporate strategy that align with investment strategies for high net worth individuals, families and foundations. She speaks frequently, representing GWIM CIO at conferences including the Nantucket Project, Clinton Global Initiative, Aspen Ideas Festival, and FT for Good.
Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Jackie was managing director at Criterion Ventures, a hybrid consulting firm where she worked with high net worth individuals and large non-profits on impact strategies and led the development of the field of Gender Lens Investing; she also led the Business Development of the start-up team at iBasis; and, co-founded WORK IN PROGRESS, a non-profit social enterprise focused on career development for underprivileged youth. She started her career as an domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Congress and as a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 firms.
Jackie received her M.B.A from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Mathematics from Calvin College. Jackie is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow and serves on the Board of the Trustees of the Donations. She also serves on the board of directors for US SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment). She co-authored the 2016 book Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns, and Impact.