Darren McKiernan is senior vice president for investment management at Mackenzie Investments, and head of the Mackenzie Global Equity & Income Team. His career in the investment industry began in 1995. Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, he was vice president and lead portfolio manager of a major global dividend fund at a leading investment management company. Before that, he was a co-manager at a global value-based investment firm, where he focused on U.S. equities. McKiernan has a BComm (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charterholder.