Position: Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Kathy Sayko leads globally coordinated inclusion and diversity efforts at PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for raising PGIM’s profile as an inclusive workplace, and collaborating with senior leaders to foster an environment that attracts and retains a diverse pool of talent. PGIM’s office of inclusion and diversity oversees strategic inclusion initiatives, collaborates with PGIM’s CEOs and human resource leads on recruiting and retention efforts, works with internal and external advocacy and affinity organizations, and partners with investment industry leaders to accelerate an inclusive culture and diverse talent pool across the asset management industry.

Before assuming this role on September 12, 2018, she served as a Managing Director on the Prudential Client Management (PCM) team, where she maintained relationships with Senior Executives at Prudential’s largest clients and financial partners. Sayko established a pension de-risking dialogue with large corporate prospects, and managed Prudential’s enterprise-wide objectives with some of our largest financial partners.

Prior to joining Prudential in 2011, Sayko was with J.P. Morgan Chase for 17 years, most recently in their Diversified Investment Banking Coverage group. Here she delivered banking services to clients and was focused on strategic and capital-raising advice, including M&A, capital structure, shareholder and rating agency management, equities, convertibles, bonds, and loans. Prior to that, Sayko held leadership roles in J.P.’s Debt Capital Markets, Acquisition Finance, and Loan Capital Markets businesses. 

Sayko holds an MBA in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Science from James Madison University. She holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.