Meredith Mendes Joins Gresham Partners as Principal and Chief Operating Officer
CHICAGO, IL, December 1, 2020 — Gresham Partners, LLC, an independent wealth management firm with a national client base, announced today that Meredith Mendes has joined the firm as a Principal and its Chief Operating Officer. Over the next few months, Meredith will work with Ken Davis, who is retiring at the end of 2021 after seven years in the COO role, to transition the COO responsibilities.
Ted Neild, Gresham’s President and Chief Investment Officer, described Meredith’s addition as “enhancing Gresham’s ability to deliver our differentiated investment solutions and wealth management services with the quality and accuracy that our clients have come to expect.” Neild added, “Gresham’s global investment footprint and the infrastructure required to make these unconventional solutions available to our clients requires the caliber of expertise and the depth of experience that Meredith brings to our firm.”
Meredith spent the past 15 years as Executive Director and COO of the global law firm Jenner & Block, where she managed and mentored teams performing strategic planning and analysis, finance, budgeting, accounting, audit, treasury, tax planning, pricing, technology, project and risk management, human capital, real estate, information services, records, office services and other operations. Meredith earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a JD from Harvard Law School, and she is an Illinois-licensed certified public accountant. Meredith is a member of the board of directors of Kronos Worldwide, Inc., NL Industries, Inc. and Quanex Building Products Corporation, she serves in independent advisory roles to other companies and she is Vice Chair of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Meredith commented, “I’m very excited to be joining the Gresham team. Gresham offers a unique value proposition for its clients, and the firm’s core values are totally aligned with mine. I look forward to working closely with the Gresham team as they endeavor to provide best-in-class service and help advance the firm’s platforms to support that value proposition in a manner consistent with Gresham’s core principles.”