Press Release

Mesirow named a 2022 Best Places to Work for fifth consecutive year

  • Honored as a top 100 Chicago employer by Crain's Chicago Business
  • Overall employee engagement score of 94%
  • Employee responses based on workplace experience and corporate culture

CHICAGO, September 21, 2022Crain’s Chicago Business has again recognized Mesirow, an independent and employee-owned financial services firm, as a Best Places to Work in Chicago. This annual recognition highlights companies rated highest by their employees, honoring the top 100 organizations for excellence in creating a positive workplace experience and corporate culture.

“Mesirow is proud to receive this honor for the fifth consecutive year, and to receive an overall employee engagement score of 94%, which matches the top employer score and places the firm among the top four financial services firm within its peer group,” said Natalie A. Brown, CEO of Mesirow. “In the coming year, we look forward to continuing to sustain our intentional culture as an employer of choice in Chicago.” 

“At Mesirow, we invest in our people by empowering our professionals to innovative and providing professional development and progressive benefits,” said David Egan, Senior Managing Director and Head of Human Resources. “This year, we welcomed our professionals back to the office with a hybrid work schedule, encouraged connection through on-site employee engagement events and provided additional benefits to support this transition.” 

About Mesirow 

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with locations 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.


2022 Crain’s Best Places to Work (Received August 2022 reflective of previous 12 months – Licensing fees paid post award for use of the ranking). Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent workplace excellence research firm, conducted a two-part survey. Part one, consisted of an employer questionnaire, used to collect information about benefits, policies, practices, and other general information. Part two was a confidential 77-question employee survey used to evaluate local employee’s workplace experience and culture. Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are not indicative of a firm’s future performance nor do they evaluate the quality of services provided to clients or guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Mesirow is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of Mesirow by any of its clients. 

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