Janelle Woodward, CFA

Janelle Woodward joined MacKay as President in 2020. She partners with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to oversee the firm’s autonomous investment teams, as well as partners with the Head of Global Distribution to further address growing demand for custom investment solutions. Additionally, she sits on the Senior Leadership Team and leads the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.  Prior to joining MacKay, she worked at BMO Global Asset Management, where she served as Global Head of Fixed Income. Janelle also served as President and Portfolio Manager of Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC (TCH), an independently regulated subsidiary of BMO focused on fixed income strategies and was executive sponsor and advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives within BMO and across the financial services industry.

She holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, a B.S. in business systems from Taylor University and is a CFA charter holder. She has been working in the investment industry since 2001.