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Mesirow Financial

Banking - Financial Services
1,000 - 2,500 employees  |  

Founded in 1937, Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Our firm has excelled at meeting its clients' needs by remaining independent, employee owned, diversified and well capitalized. With more than 1,200 employees across the country and in London we offer a diverse range of services to institutions, public-sector entities, corporations and individuals.
Our focus on relationships is a hallmark of our firm's commitment to both clients and employees. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with each of our clients by assisting them in reaching their financial goals.

While much has changed since the firm was established, the entrepreneurial spirit in which our firm was founded continues to be a vital part of our business philosophy today. We believe that constant innovation and evolving with our clients in fundamental to our success, and we continue to seek new ideas, services and products to meet the ever-changing needs of both our clients and the firm.


Mesirow Financial is proud of our heritage. For the past seven decades our firm has remained committed to the fundamental principles upon which it was founded: integrity, service and performance. We believe these principles are greatly enriched by the inclusion and diversity practices we promote in the workplace. We understand that the future belongs to those companies that truly appreciate and value diversity and inclusion. Therefore, just as we have gained strength by diversifying the range of services we offer to our clients, we will continue to enhance our global workforce and equip our employees with the necessary skills to work in increasingly diverse environments and reflect the communities that we serve.


Mesirow Financial has grown since its founding in 1937 to become a primarily employee-owned, private company with more than 1,200 employees in offices across the country and in London. Despite our growth and large company capabilities, however, our small company ideals of personal attention and a tight-knit company community endure.

As an entrepreneurial organization, we attract individuals committed to meeting their client's financial needs. Good citizenship is an important aspect of our corporate mission that is practiced through a wide range of civic and community involvement. The leaders of each of our businesses are seasoned professionals with years of experience building relationships and meeting client needs.

Social Responsibility

Mesirow Financial’s tenet of personal attention is not limited to within our office doors. Good citizenship is practiced through a wide range of civic and community support.

We feel a strong responsibility to foster the vitality of the places where we work and live, and to promote the well being of people in our communities. Mesirow Financial, as a firm and as individual employees, actively supports the efforts of numerous organizations, many of which focus on children and their families, and the critical issues facing them. We give assistance to educational institutions, social service agencies, civic associations, health agencies and cultural organizations, on both a local and national level.

We work to further these ties our employees have established through various projects planned by our Community Affairs Committee (CAC).

Going Green

The Going Green Committee was formed with a simple mission intended to make a big impact. The employees involved are dedicated to sharing innovative ideas of change for both the workplace and home in order to help us conserve and protect our natural resources.

Each of the initiatives introduced by our Going Green Committee is created and executed by our employees. Participation encompasses a broad representation of employees in our firm who are focused on providing real, feasible solutions to our different environmental concerns.

Some of our successes include expanding our recycling capabilities and education, providing reusable kitchen items and purchasing eco-friendly disposable items, utilizing partially recycled paper for mass presentations and distributing internal newsletters and information electronically. Employees continue to create new projects and resources for our firm in order to further our eco-friendly positive impact.