Northern Trust Adds Business Development Leader

Jeff Kearny joined Northern Trust to lead new business development for asset servicing in the western part of the country.

Kearny, a senior vice president, will focus on business development for institutional clients on the West Coast and in the mountain states, including corporations, public pension funds, insurance companies and not-for-profit institutions. He reports to Jon Dunham, director of North American sales for corporate and institutional services.

Kearny was previously at Korte & Associates Consulting LLC, where he was a partner and managing director of consulting. Before joining Korte, he spent 12 years at Mercer, where he was a principal and senior consultant and a founding member of Mercer Sentinel Group, the firm’s dedicated investment operations consulting unit,.

“Jeff Kearny has a record of success as a consultant for corporate pensions, defined contribution retirement plans, insurance companies and not-for-profit institutions, and we are pleased to have him on our team,” Dunham said. “Jeff’s depth of technical expertise, knowledge of current market best practices and innovative thinking give him a unique perspective that our clients and prospects will find informative and compelling.”

Kearny holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University and a master’s in business administration from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.