Felicia Rauls is a senior vice president and director of operations in Mesirow Retirement Advisory Services. She provides operational, analytical and business management support. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, monitoring licensing and ERISA education, and coordinating workflows relating to research, provider or record keeper selection reviews, quarterly client meeting materials and the RFP process. She assists with the budgeting, revenue and expense management process to optimize efficiencies across the practice. Felicia also interacts with key internal business partners in finance, human resources, technology, internal audit and other groups to further the RPA group’s business goals.
Felicia joined Mesirow in 2009 as an operations associate in the firm’s Commodities Management business. She was promoted to senior associate and took on the role of head of operations for that group before joining the Retirement Advisory Service team in 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in operations and business management. Previously, she served as trading and operations assistant for a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, and was a trading and operations manager for Feldman Securities Group, LLC.
Felicia serves on the executive committee and co-chairs the Vanguard Leaders of the Business Leadership Council, an organization whose values include influencing policies and business practices to increase opportunities for African-American inclusion. She also serves as a director and board secretary for Access Living, a cross-disability organization committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. In 2019, she was named to Crain's Chicago Business List of Notable Women in Finance and is a 2019 Chicago Urban League IMPACT fellow.
Felicia earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and an Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She holds FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses, and several industry certificates.