Director of Banking and Credit Consulting
Jennifer Miara has been in the financial services field for almost 20 years, delivering banking, lending, and investment services to both individual and commercial clients. She has worked in wealth management services her entire career, with a specific focus on families of significant wealth and Am Law 100 law firms. At Cresset, she is the Director of Banking and Credit Consulting.
Before Cresset, Jennifer worked as a Regional Credit Manager and Director of Banking and Credit Management at Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank – whose banking services have won multiple industry awards over the years, most recently the 2018 PAM award for best client service. Prior to that, Jennifer served as an Investment Finance and Portfolio Manager with various institutions, including over several years with Citi Private Bank in Chicago. She has extensive experience in credit and credit risk management, focused on structuring, negotiations, risk approval, and documentation.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago with an emphasis in finance and operations management and an MBA from DePaul University with a focus on financial analysis. She is active in philanthropy, being a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois and a member of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Legacy Group. Jennifer lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Eric. They have two children, Cooper and Arabella.