President and Head
Robert D. Nestor, CFA, is president and head of Direxion, a leading provider of ETFs and mutual funds with over $18B in assets under management (AUM). In this capacity, he leads all aspects of the firm's business including commercial strategy and business development. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Nestor was managing director and head of iShares US Smart Beta ETFs, driving the entirety of the ETF's business' commercial strategy in this area including product R&D, distribution support, and the tools/analytics ecosystem. He is a CFA charterholder and is also a founding and current board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in ETFs.