Selection Committee

Financial Executives International (FEI) is the premier association for CFO’s and other

senior financial executives in the United States and Canada.

Kristie Paskvan

Former CFO and COO at Mesirow Financial

Kristie was the CFO and COO at Mesirow Financial, a global diversified financial services company with concentrations in investment management, capital markets, insurance, and real estate. She worked closely with merger and acquisition teams during due diligence and led post-merger integration efforts. Kristie also spent four years as president of the Retirement Planning & Advisory business, leading a team of advisors managing corporate qualified and non-qualified plans.

Kristie is a board director for three private company boards: First Women’s Bank (FWB) where she serves as the Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Risk committee. . She also serves as the Audit Chair for Smithbucklin, a Chicago-based association management company, and for NCCI, which provides objective state insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. At NCCI, she is also a member of the Nom/Gov Committee. Kristie is a member of National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), attaining Certified Board Director status.

Kristie was a finalist and received the recipient award from the FEI Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards in 2012 in the large private company category.

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