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Kathryn A. Vorisek

Senior Managing Director

Equity Management


Kathryn Vorisek is a senior managing director in Mesirow Financial’s Equity Management group. She serves as head of U.S. equities, chief investment officer and co-portfolio manager for small cap value and small-mid cap value strategies and provides coverage for consumer staples and energy sectors.

Kathy has more than 33 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2016, she was a senior managing director and portfolio manager for Fiduciary Management Associates, LLC, which was acquired by Mesirow Financial. In that role, she directed the business and financial operations of the firm. Before that, she worked for Duff & Phelps Investment Research.

Kathy is a member of Mesirow Financial’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the firm. She is also a member of the Economics Club of Chicago, the National Association of Securities Professionals, Women Investment Professionals and a former board member of the CFA Society of Chicago. In addition, she guides the firm’s participation in the Big Shoulders Fund’s “Stock Market Program” which provides education on the concepts of investing to eighth grade students in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago.

Kathy earned a BS in finance from Marquette University and an MBA with dual concentration in finance and international business from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.