Jeffrey Golman
Vice Chairman
Investment Banking, Board of Directors

Chicago, IL
+1 312.595.7880


  • Head of Investment Banking Practice
  • More than 33 years of experience in investment banking
  • Corporate finance experience includes the origination and/or execution of over 250 domestic and cross-border transactions aggregating more than $100 billion
  • Focuses primarily on companies in consumer products, diversified manufacturing and business services industries
  • Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, founding partner of GGW Management Partners, LLC, a management-oriented investment group formed with Madison Dearborn Partners, Willis Stein & Partners and The Pritzker Organization
  • Before forming GGW Management Partners, he was a managing director at Lazard Frères & Co., LLC and opened its Chicago office in 1988
  • Served as vice president in Salomon Brothers' Chicago Banking Group, focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance
  • Advised boards of directors, CEOs and senior management teams on a broad array of assignments
  • Led teams in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, restructurings, recapitalizations, leveraged transactions and equity and debt financings
  • Practiced law at Katten Muchin & Zavis, specializing in corporate law and tax
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Holds FINRA Series 7, 8, 24, 63 and 79 licenses
  • Named among Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40
  • B.S., University of Illinois
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Law Review
  • Mesirow Financial, Board of Directors
  • University of Illinois College of Business Dean's Business Council, member
  • Northwestern University School of Law Advisory Board, member
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter, board of directors
  • B.U.I.L.D., Inc. (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development), Development Council, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
  • Economic Club of Chicago, member
  • Executives' Club of Chicago, member
  • Illinois Bar Association, member
  • University of Illinois Foundation, member