Kathleen Steele

Kathleen Steele

Managing Director – Investments
Equity Group Investments

Kathleen oversees the asset allocation strategy for the Zell family investment portfolio. She is responsible for investments in the externally managed funds and marketable securities portfolios. She also works with Zell family members on their individual asset portfolios. In addition, Kathleen serves on the boards of Wapiti Oil and Gas, LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production company, and EagleRidge Energy, LLC, an oil and gas development and production company. She is also the Portfolio Manager for the Zell Credit Opportunities Fund (ZCOF), a fund focused on recapitalizing over-leveraged companies. In that role, she oversees all aspects of the fund’s investment, monetization, and reporting activities. Prior to joining EGI in 2000, Kathleen served as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch where she focused on the automotive and heavy-industrial sectors. Kathleen serves on the Leadership Council of A Better Chicago, a venture philanthropy fund focused on improving educational opportunities for low-income students in Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College where she received an AB in Economics and Mathematics, magna cum laude.

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