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Susan J. Schmidt, managing director, Mesirow Financial

Susan J. Schmidt has been promoted to managing director and head of the U.S. Value Equity Management group at Mesirow Financial. Schmidt joined Mesirow in 2009 as portfolio manager for the mid cap and smid cap value strategies and moved up to portfolio manager for small and micro cap value strategies. Schmidt has more than 20 years of experience in the equity investment management industry. Before joining Mesirow, she was as an equity analyst at Essex Investment Management Co. and Magnetar Capital. Schmidt has an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a B.A. in economics from Smith College and a received a general course diploma from the London School of Economics.