Northern Trust Adds Business Development Leader

July 20, 2012 ( - Northern Trust hired Jeff Kearny to lead new business development for asset servicing in the Western United States.

Kearny, a senior vice president, will focus on business development for institutional clients on the West Coast and in the Mountain States, including corporations, public pension funds, insurance companies and not-for-profit institutions. He reports to Jon Dunham, director of North American sales for Corporate & Institutional Services

“Jeff Kearny has a strong record of success as a consultant for corporate pensions, defined-contribution retirement plans, insurance companies and not-for-profit institutions, and we are pleased to have him on our team,” said Dunham. “Jeff’s depth of technical expertise, knowledge of current market best practices and innovative thinking give him a unique perspective that our clients and prospects will find informative and compelling.”

Kearny joins Northern Trust from Korte & Associates Consulting, LLC, where he was a partner and managing director of consulting. Before joining Korte, he spent 12 years at Mercer, where he was a principal and senior consultant and a founding member of Mercer’s dedicated investment operations consulting unit, Mercer Sentinel Group.

Kearny earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University and his masters in business administration from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.