Invest in Others Board Member
Joined March 2023
Managing Director, Co-Head U.S. Distribution
Kirsten Pickens serves on the Executive Committee and is Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Distribution for FS Investments, where she oversees the firm’s National Accounts, Marketing, Investment
Research and Fund Communications functions.
Ms. Pickens was a Partner and Head of Distribution at Chiron Investment Management, the global multi-asset firm that she helped launch in 2015 and was acquired by FS Investments in 2020. Prior to joining Chiron, she was Senior Vice President and Head of National Accounts at Ivy Funds, a subsidiary of Waddell & Reed. In 2010, she was named one of Institutional Investor magazine’s “Rising Stars of Mutual Funds.” She began her financial services career as a Retirement Specialist at Vanguard.
Ms. Pickens serves on the Board of the Expect Miracles Foundation, the Board of NICSA and the National Accounts Advisory Board-FUSE. She also sits on the NICSA Distribution and Product Committee and
is the Co-Chair of the MMI Emerging Managers Community. In addition, she is a member of the Sales Force Marketing Committee of the Investment Company Institute, a member of the Money Management Institute, and an active member of the FS Inclusion Council and FS Women’s Network. She holds her Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 FINRA securities licenses. She holds a BA from Arizona State University where she majored in Justice Studies with a Pre-Lawminor.