Jim DeZellar is a Managing Director for Mesirow's client service and business development team.
Jim has more than 35 years of experience and has been with Mesirow since 2020, when Chicago Equity Partners (CEP) Fixed Income team joined the firm.
Jim earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Ohio State University and a Master’s degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago and a board member of the Economic Club of Chicago. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.