Jennifer Miara

Director of Banking and Credit Consulting

About Jennifer

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.


* Winners of the PAM awards are comprised of individuals and firms who have been nominated via an online submission process and through recommendations from market participants. Judges use the submitted application material, as well as any uploaded supplemental information, to determine which firm, individual or product they believe to be the most suitable and deserving for each category. Third-party rankings, awards listings and/or recognition by unaffiliated third-party rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Cresset is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Cresset by any of its clients. Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services and publications do not guarantee future investment success. Working with a highly-rated investment advisor also does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance. Ascent Private Capital Management submitted the information to be considered for the award and did not pay an application fee to participate. Cresset is not affiliated with PAM or Ascent Private Capital Management.