Yong-Jae Kim

Managing Director

Investment Banking


Yong-Jae Kim is a managing director in Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. He is responsible for developing key relationships, leading deal teams throughout the transaction process and providing advisory services on middle-market M&A assignments within the Industrials sector.

Jae has more than 18 years of M&A and financing advisory experience across diverse industry sectors. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2016, he was a Director in the Global Industrials Group at Robert W. Baird & Co. with a specific focus on the Industrial Technology sector.

Jae has completed more than 30 transactions representing over $5.0 billion in value on behalf of private equity firms, owner / entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and public companies.

Jae earned a BA from New York University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Jae and his wife live in Chicago with their dog, Sonny.