Irene Yartey-Onyango Client Service & Marketing
Executive Vice President, Head of Product Strategy & Design
Client Service & Marketing
Irene is a Executive Vice President, Head of Product Strategy & Design in Heitman’s Client Service & Marketing group, and an equity owner of the firm. She is responsible for developing and overseeing Heitman’s product design across the globe. Prior to joining Heitman, Irene was the Director, Alternatives Product Manager at BlackRock, where she was responsible for formulating the firm’s alternatives product development and growth strategy globally. She has also held positions in Morgan Stanley’s Equity Capital Markets Group, where she structured, priced, and executed over 50 equity and convertible debt and derivatives transactions for over $15B in capital for many institutional clients. Irene began her career at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, first on the Fixed Income product team and later she helped found the Alternatives Strategies Group within Institutional Sales.
Irene received a BS degree in Economics with a Mathematics concentration from Bates College and an MBA in Finance and Management & Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a CFA and CAIA charter holder. Irene also serves on the board of The Scholarship Academy, a preparatory program that teaches low-income applicants how to navigate the maze of financial aid in order to fund their higher education.