Kristie Edling-Day is a Principal in Vanguard’s Information Technology division, where she is the head of technology for Vanguard’s Financial Advisor Services (FAS) business.
Her organization provides all of the technology and related services required to support the FAS business, including front and back office sales enablement, mutual fund administration and trading, and the digital storefront for intermediaries who sell Vanguard product. She loves business strategy and looks for ways to help business leaders understand and then harness the potential of technology.
Ms. Edling-Day’s corporate citizenship activities are focused on next generation leadership and talent development; she is especially passionate about developing and supporting female and minority leaders. She is responsible for oversight of the talent efforts across Vanguard’s IT organization and serves on Vanguard’s talent oversight committee.
Ms. Edling-Day joined Vanguard in 2006 as a software engineer in Vanguard’s Technology Leadership Program. She has spent the majority of her career in Vanguard’s IT organization, working on a range of technology initiatives and platforms; her deepest expertise is in mobile development. Before rejoining IT as a department head in early 2017, Kristie spent two years as a senior manager in Vanguard’s Corporate Strategy organization, where she developed a blueprint for the digital strategy in Vanguard’s Retail business and led a team that was responsible for developing the future-state vision and implementation plan for Vanguard’s marketing organization.
Ms. Edling-Day graduated with honors from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in computer science with concentrations in mathematics and physics. She also holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in human capital management from Saint Joseph’s University.