Mesirow Appoints Head of U.S. Value Equity Management

April 18, 2011 ( - Mesirow Financial announced that Susan J. Schmidt has been promoted to managing director and head of its U.S. Value Equity Management group.

Schmidt reports to chairman and CEO Richard S. Price.  

According to a press releae, Schmidt joined Mesirow Financial in 2009 as portfolio manager for the mid cap and smid cap value strategies and within a few months became a portfolio manager for the small and micro cap value strategies as well.  She has more than 20 years of experience in the equity investment management industry.   

Before joining Mesirow Financial, she was as an equity analyst at Essex Investment Management Company. Previously, she served as a senior equity analyst at Magnetar Capital.   

Schmidt earned a masters of management degree from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Smith College and a received a general course diploma from the London School of Economics.

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