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 then as Manager for the Management Consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche, primarily in the finance and health care industries. In addition, Ms. Steans was a high school math teacher for two years out of college.
Ms. Steans’ business affiliations include serving as Director of Valley National Bank, Catastrophe Solutions International as well as past Chairman of USAmeribancorp, Inc., a privately held Tampa Bay area middle market bank. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for Carlyle Asia Growth Partners III, LP, Resource Land Fund, Siena Capital Partners, and is a member of the Executive Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago.
Ms. Steans also actively helps lead a number of nonprofit entities, including serving as past Chair of Leadership Greater Chicago. She currently serves as Chairman of Ravinia Festival and Trustee of The Steans Family Foundation, The Phoenix Pact, Navy Pier, RUSH University Medical Center, DePaul University, The Civic Federation, Kellogg Advisory Board, and YWCA of Evanston/North Shore.
Ms. Steans holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Davidson College and a M.M. 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 for 2013.
Ms. Steans currently resides in Chicago. She is married to Jim Kastenholz and has a twenty-year-old son, Nicholas.