Jennifer W. Steans is the President and CEO of Financial Investments Corporation (“FIC”), where she oversees private equity investments and the Steans family office operations. Prior to founding FIC in 1994, Ms. Steans served as Treasurer of Prime Graphics, Inc. and as a Senior Consultant, and then as a manager, for the Management Consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche, primarily in the finance and health care industries.
Ms. Steans’ business affiliations include serving as a Director of Valley National Bank, as well as past Chair of the Board of Directors of USAmeribancorp, Inc., a privately held Tampa Bay area middle market bank.
Ms. Steans currently serves as a Director for Arabella Advisors and Laramar. Ms. Steans is on the Advisory Boards for 5th Century Partners, Massey & Gail, Prairie Capital, and Siena Capital Partners.
Ms. Steans actively helps lead several nonprofit entities, currently serving as Chair of Navy Pier, Life Trustee and past Chair of the Ravinia Festival, and past Chair of the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA). Ms. Steans also serves as a Trustee for The Steans Family Foundation, DePaul University, Rush University Medical Center, World Business Chicago, The Civic Federation, The Commercial Club of Chicago, Phoenix Pact, and the YWCA of Evanston/North Shore.
Ms. Steans holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Davidson College and an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. She was named as one of American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance.
Ms. Steans currently resides in Chicago. She is married to Jim Kastenholz and they have an adult son, Nicholas.