Kimberly Evans is an executive vice president and the head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion, and Social Impact at the Northern Trust Company.
Prior to this role, Kim served oversaw the Private Capital Fund Administration in North America, leading a growing practice dedicated to providing middle- and back-office solutions for a range of alternative asset class investment managers, including real estate, private debt, infrastructure, and both traditional and hybrid private equity funds in the region. She also was the Practice Executive of the Public Funds/Taft Hartley segment, which was responsible for over $800 billion in Assets Under Custody (AUC). She also served as the Global Head of Client Valuation Reporting (CVR), a team responsible for client accounting and reporting for all Northern Trust business segments. Her teams were located in Chicago, London, Bangalore, Singapore, and Manila and represented over 450 employees at the firm.
Kim has over 20 years of financial services, banking and consulting experience. She’s held several senior positions within financial institutions such as American National Bank, First Chicago NBD, ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank, and as Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Bank (previously known as North Federal Bank). Diamond Bank was ultimately acquired and converted to a Wintrust Bank after the transformative initiatives executed while Kim was the COO. She has also managed her own consulting business working with the C-Suite of community banks and entrepreneurs to increase revenue and enhance business & service models while creating a culture of accountability for risk and compliance.
Kim is currently the Chair of the Women In Leadership (WIL) Business Resource Council at Northern Trust where the mission is to advance the careers of women at the firm and within the industry. After serving on the Leadership Council for over a year, she recently joined the board of The Chicago Public School Education Fund (The Fund) which targets the development of principals within CPS. Kim is a Presidents’ Circle Member of Deborah’s Place, an organization which seeks to end homelessness for women in Chicago after serving directly on the board for 6 years. She also served on the University of Chicago’s Board of Court Theatre which has a focused arts development program for CPS students.
Kim graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy in Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also earned numerous business certifications in leadership, business management, organizational development, operations/quality management, and project management.