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Mesirow CEO Natalie A. Brown named one of the Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America

  • Mesirow CEO named to inaugural list of the Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America by WomenInc.
  • Honors women executives across industries for accomplishment, influence and commitment to bettering communities and inspiring others

CHICAGO, November 28, 2022 – Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services firm, today announced that CEO Natalie A. Brown has been named to WomenInc.’s inaugural list of the Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America. As the leading women business and lifestyle magazine, WomenInc.’s list features women executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America in its fall issue.

"WomenInc. is proud to present the 2022 Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America. In this issue, we assembled an elite representation of women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations," said Catrina Young, Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer of WomenInc. magazine. "These innovative trailblazers have led efforts to foster growth for some of the country's highest-performing companies throughout and beyond the U.S. market."

“Congratulations to each executive on this inaugural list,” said CEO Natalie A. Brown. “This honor equally recognizes Mesirow’s deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; civic enrichment; and community engagement – all critical attributes of our valued and intentional culture.” 

Selection of the Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America begins with more than 500 prospective candidates in diverse fields. The selection committee reviews information on executives in fields spanning human resources, real estate, finance, investment banking, business development, healthcare, manufacturing and legal and then makes final selections based upon leaders’ exemplary records of accomplishment, influence and commitment to bettering their communities and inspiring others.

On June 30, 2022, Brown was appointed CEO following a unanimous vote by Mesirow’s Board of Directors. She is the 6th CEO of Mesirow in its 85-year history and the first woman to serve in this role.

About Mesirow 

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, we serve 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. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business and one of the Top 100 RIA firms by Barron’s.

The 2022 Most Influential Women Corporate Executives (list selected in August 2022 and made public in November 2022) is the first annual award created by WomenInc. to honor extraordinary contribution by women corporate executives. No compensation was exchanged in connection with this ranking. To qualify, honorees must be within two levels of reporting to the CEO or be the CEO.

2022 Barron’s Top RIAs (Received September 2022 for the year 2021 – Licensing fees paid post award for use of the ranking). In order to be considered for the Barron’s 2022 Top RIA Firms list, applicants were required to complete a 145-question survey, with the firm’s ADV informing the majority of responses. Firms were also required to meet a number of other specified requirements to be eligible for inclusion. Firms were ranked based on various qualitative and quantitative factors, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, regulatory records of the advisors and firms, technology spending, staff diversity, organic and M&A growth, client segmentation as well as succession planning.

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