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Jim DeZellar, CFA

Managing Director | Global Investment Management Distribution

Jim is a Managing Director of Client Relations for Mesirow Global Investment Management Distribution.

Jim has more than 35 years of investment experience and has been with Mesirow since 2020, when Chicago Equity Partners’ (CEP) Fixed Income team joined the firm. While at CEP, Jim was the Partner responsible for managing the firm’s client service efforts.

He is also a member of the CFA Society of Chicago where he was appointed to the board of directors. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and served on the board of directors. He is a former member of the Board of Advisors for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is currently on the investment advisory board for the Sisters of the Living Word.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.