Portrait of Natalie Brown

Natalie A. Brown

President | Mesirow

Natalie Brown is President of Mesirow and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. As President, Natalie works with the firm’s Chairman and CEO to establish and implement all facets of corporate strategy. She also partners with the Mesirow Board of Directors and the firm’s businesses on financial, operational and organizational issues and opportunities. Natalie also acts as liaison between Mesirow business leaders and Corporate Services.

Natalie joined Mesirow in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she led the Accounting and Finance team, overseeing accounting operations, business accounting, audit and tax, as well as financial planning and analysis. In 2020, Natalie assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer.

Prior to Mesirow, Natalie spent nearly two decades with Nuveen, most recently as Managing Director, Head of Nuveen Advisory Services Finance. During her time at Nuveen, she was instrumental in several financial and accounting capacities, including Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Head of Investor Relations and Managing Director, Finance and Accounting. In these roles, she led strategic teams, promoted talent and developed innovative solutions that generated savings and increased product offerings. Prior to Nuveen, she worked at Kraft Foods and KPMG in accounting and finance roles.

Natalie sits on the Boards of After School Matters and Big Shoulders Fund. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives’ Club of Chicago, where she is also a Women’s Mentorship Initiative Member and serves on the Council of Advisors. Natalie is a LINK Unlimited Scholars Mentor and was appointed to the Dean’s Council of the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.