Julie Félix is the Vice President, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Mesirow Financial. She is responsible for planning and directing the overall activities and function of diversity and inclusion at Mesirow Financial. This include recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, maintaining an inclusive work environment, improving cultural competency and aligning diversity and inclusion initiatives with business priorities.
Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2015, Julie had seven years of global non-profit work experience in micro finance, education and hunger relief. She has traveled to more than 30 countries and speaks Spanish fluently.
Julie earned a BA from Saint Louis University and an MS from DePaul University. She holds a Professional Human Resources Certification and the Claritas certification from the CFA Institute.
Julie serves on the advisory board of the Civic Life Foundation and is a member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Accounting and Finance (ALPFA). She is proud to serve as a mentor for 1871 and Big Brothers Big Sisters.