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Nov 17, 2022


In this episode, we interview Kristie Paskvan. Kristie is an experienced board member and CFO/COO/President with over 25 years of experience assisting diversified financial services, asset management, real estate, insurance, and professional services companies to grow their businesses worldwide.

Kristie is a board director at First Women’s Bank (FWB) - a de novo bank launched in 2021, SmithBucklin - a Chicago-based association management company, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) which provides objective state insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. She is a member of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago board of directors where she chairs the Stronger Neighborhoods committee and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce board. Additionally, she is a member of the University of Illinois Dean’s Business Council for the Gies College of Business. Kristie is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), attaining Certified Board Director status.

Kristie was a member of the Mesirow Financial board of directors for 6 years, participating in or leading numerous committees including strategy, audit, information technology, HR & compensation, and enterprise risk management.

She is a part-time Associate Director in the Magelli Office of Experiential Learning at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. Previously she was the CFO and COO at Mesirow Financial, a global financial services company.

Kristie received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois. She has an executive MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society for which she is a contributor to its quarterly Insight magazine.