Erin Lavelle, MBA, FP&A, is Senior Vice President – Finance for Mesirow Financial, a financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, she oversees financial operations including Financial Planning & Analysis, External & Internal Management Reporting, Business Intelligence and Payroll. Additional firmwide responsibilities include: acquisition/disposition analysis, product/client risk exposure, incentive program design and compensation reporting. Ms. Lavelle was selected into the pilot Mesirow Financial Professional Development program, which was launched to identify and prepare the next generation of leaders at the firm and she actively participates on intradepartmental committees such as Mesirow Financial WomenConnect Associate Group.
Formerly, she was Vice President of Portfolio Management – Auto Group with ABN AMRO Bank, N.V. and held various financial positions in her six + years with GE Capital Services, Inc. Ms. Lavelle received her MBA in International Business, with honors, from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, and her BBA in Finance/Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame. In 2014, she was in the inaugural class receiving the newly created FP&A certification and participates in design and review for future exams.
For over 10 years she has been asked to speak about budgeting and planning best practices for various Associations. She has been quoted in publications such as Wall Street & Technology Magazine, on CFO.COM and in Business Finance Magazine among others. She also published in the Secured Lender; “Defining the Risk in Healthcare Receivables.”