Mesirow Financial Promotes Key Investment Banking Professional

CHICAGO, November 7, 2017 Mesirow Financial announced today that Brian Price has been promoted to president of the firm’s Investment Banking group effective immediately. As president, Brian will provide strategic direction and oversight for the Investment Banking group and will continue as COO managing its day-to-day operations.

For the last five years, Brian has managed the Investment Banking group with Jeff Golman. Together, they have overseen the growth of several key M&A sectors, including aerospace and defense and industrial technology, and have recruited managing directors and developed staff resulting in increased revenue for the group. Brian led the Investment Banking group’s efforts on the sale of Mesirow Insurance Services to Alliant Insurance Services, creating one of the largest and most diverse insurance brokerage and consulting operations in the Midwest. Brian plays a key role in the firm’s corporate development and strategic initiatives and is currently co-chair of the firm’s strategy committee. He is a member of the firm’s enterprise risk committee and assists the firm with internal operations matters.

Brian initially joined the firm as an analyst in 2006, and subsequently was promoted to associate, then to VP, and most recently to chief operating officer in Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. Brian has over ten years of investment banking experience across a wide range of industries, including paper, plastics and packaging, and aerospace and defense. Brian earned a BS from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also holds FINRA Series 7 and 79 licenses.

“Given Brian’s success, I am pleased that he is assuming these additional responsibilities as president which will allow me to focus on business
development working with key clients and prospects, and leading transactions,” said Jeff Golman, vice chairman of Mesirow Financial.

About Mesirow Financial Investment Banking
Mesirow Financial Investment Banking focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves established middle-market companies and large corporations, both public and private, in merger & acquisition advisory, debt advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinions, board of directors advisory and special committee representation. Our practice combines rich industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with expert advisory services in the middle market, and our full range of services allows us to serve clients at any stage of their business. For more information, please visit mesirowfinancial.com/investment banking.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. To learn more, please visit mesirowfinancial.com.