Leslie Walstrom

Global Head of Marketing

As Global Head of Marketing, Leslie is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategy to drive awareness of the Columbia Threadneedle brand and its investment management capabilities with institutions, financial intermediaries and investors.



  • Previously led the development of marketing strategy for U.S. sales channels at Natixis Global Asset Management and managed the firm’s internal agency, which supported creative and e-business initiatives for more than 15 countries
  • Led the e-business and marketing functions for RiverSource Investments, a Columbia Threadneedle legacy firm
  • Held a variety of positions within American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial)
  • Member of the investment community since 1989 


  • University of St. Thomas, MBA, business communications; B.A., human resources management