James J. Kilbane

Managing Director

Investment Management


Jim Kilbane is a managing director in Mesirow Financial’s Investment Management division. He is responsible for maintaining and building relationships with institutional investor clients and prospects as well as with national and regional investment consultants in North America.

Jim has 35 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2005, he served as managing director and head of consultant relations and institutional client service for Columbia Management/Stein Roe & Farnham. Before that, he was a senior vice president and director at Putnam Investments. He began his career as a bond investment officer at American National Bank.

Jim currently serves on the board of trustees of Wabash College, his alma mater. He is a member of the board of directors of Chicago Mount Carmel High School’s foundation. He is a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE). Additionally, he serves on several committees ad-hoc for The Irish American Partnership.

Jim earned a BA from Wabash College and an MBA from DePaul University.