Richard S. Price serves as Chairman and CEO of Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, Mesirow serves clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture.
Richard served as Chairman and CEO from 2011 to 2018 and as Executive Chairman from 2018 to 2020. From 2006 to 2011, he was President and Chief Operating Officer. A key leader of the firm, he has been a member of the Mesirow Board of Directors since its inception in 1987. Richard joined the organization in 1972 to establish the firm’s insurance services business, which was sold to Alliant Insurance Services in July 2016.
Richard sits on the board of World Business Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. He was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council by President Barack Obama and to the Cook County Economic Advisory Council by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Richard also serves on the board of directors of CIBC Bancorp USA, Inc./CIBC Bank USA, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Metropolitan Family Services and the Big Shoulders Fund. He is the chair of The Nora Project Leadership Council, a member of the board of regents for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and sits on the board of trustees for Ravinia Festival Association.