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Denise Kampf

Denise Kampf

Vice President
Trading and Operations

Denise Kampf is Vice President of Trading and Operations at Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (CSIM). She oversees trading and operations for the Windhaven and ThomasPartners strategies, the Schwab Managed Portfolios, and the Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. Ms. Kampf also ensures compliance with all legal, regulatory and company requirements, and seeks to minimize risk through the development of processes and procedures for the fair and equitable treatment of all client accounts. 

Ms. Kampf has over 15 years of investment management experience. She served in similar roles for Windhaven Investment Management, Inc. (Windhaven) and ThomasPartners, Inc. (ThomasPartners), prior to the merger of those firms into Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc. in 2018. Before Windhaven, Ms. Kampf worked at JP Morgan Securities where she was an associate in the global hedge fund and investment grade capital markets groups. She also held several operations positions at the FMC Corporation, an international diversified chemical company with leading positions in agricultural, industrial and consumer markets.

Ms. Kampf earned a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. 

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