Heckman Takes GEAM Sales Slot

April 11, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) –GE Asset Management (GEAM) has tapped Doug Heckman as Senior Vice President of Institutional Sales.

A news release said in this role, he reports to Steve Johnson, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales – U.S. and Asia, and has responsibility for upbringing GEAM’s investment capabilities to institutional investors in the southeastern U.S.

Heckman has over ten years’ experience in the institutional investment management industry. Prior to joining GEAM he was a Managing Director at Phoenix Investment Partners (now Virtus Investment Partners), where he was responsible for new business development, client service and consultant relations for its $15 billion fixed income subsidiary. Earlier in his career he held sales roles as a Senior Vice President at WestAM, where he had responsibility for the eastern U.S., and as a Vice President at Neuberger Berman covering the southeast.


He earned a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in Finance from Duke University.