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Mesirow Financial Promotes CFO Natalie Brown to President

Chicago-based Mesirow Financial Holdings has appointed Natalie A. Brown as president following a unanimous vote by the firm’s board of directors. She joined Mesirow in 2018, most recently serving as CFO and chief administrative officer.

“As we are emerging from the pandemic, we see increased optimism in the communities we operate in and a sense of renewal among our clients,” said chairman and CEO Richard S. Price. “I look forward to partnering with Natalie on our corporate strategy and serving our clients through a diverse set of differentiated, personalized financial products and services.”

As president of Mesirow, Brown succeeds Dominick Mondi, who retired in February after 12 years of service in a series of executive roles. Previously she spent 18 years at Nuveen in senior accounting, finance, and investor relations roles. She spent the early part of her career in finance and accounting at Kraft Foods and KPMG.


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