Sarah Chodera joined Mesirow Financial as chief marketing officer, based in the firm's Chicago office.
Ms. Chodera and her team will rely on traditional and digital media and technology to "increase efficiency and drive client engagement while building Mesirow brand strength," a company news release said.
She reports to Dominick Mondi, Mesirow's president and CEO.
Ms. Chodera replaced Nancy Gonzalez as chief marketing officer, said Michael Herley, a company spokesman, in an email. Ms. Gonzalez could not be reached for information about her plans.
Ms. Chodera is the founder and principal of Ampersand Asset Consulting, a firm that provides marketing advice to asset and wealth managers. She plans to close the firm, Mr. Herley said.
Prior to starting her consulting firm in March 2018, Ms. Chodera was senior managing director and head of market, advertising and brand at Nuveen.
As of Sept. 30, Mesirow Financial managed $30.7 billion.