Meredith Mendes

Meredith Mendes

Meredith is responsible for leading investment operations, finance, client operations, technology, business process improvements, administration, facilities and compliance.  Meredith is focused on providing strategic quality support services, scalable platforms and process improvements to advance the firm’s differentiated investment solutions and wealth management services.

Prior to joining the firm, Meredith served as executive director and chief operating officer of Jenner & Block, a global law firm; worldwide chief financial officer of Edelman, a global marketing and communications firm; chief financial officer of Medline Industries, a global medical products manufacturer and distributor; and vice president at First Chicago Capital Markets, the investment banking subsidiary of The First National Bank of Chicago. She began her career as a practicing lawyer in finance.

  • A.B., History and English (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) Brown University
  • M.B.A., Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
  • Admitted to Illinois and Massachusetts Bars
  • Director, audit, & nominating & corporate governance committees, Quanex Building Products
  • Director, audit committee, Kronos Worldwide
  • Director, audit committee, NL Industries
  • Advisor to audit committee, CHS
  • Advisory board, Environmental Systems Design
  • Vice Chair, Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Member, Economic Club of Chicago
  • Member, Latino Corporate Directors Association
  • Member, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Personal Interests: Family, decorative and fine arts, and vegetable gardening


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