Kevin M. Harris

Managing Director, Family Business Group, Northern Trust

Kevin M. Harris is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. He is the Managing Director of the Family Business Group, which consists of a team of professionals who manage, value, advise and act in officer and director capacities for closely held entities held by Northern Trust in either an advisory or fiduciary capacity. Kevin has extensive experience in income, gift and estate tax planning as well as the administration, management and governance of closely held business entities. Kevin serves in an officer and/or director capacity in a number of companies held in the Family Business Group’s portfolio that Northern Trust holds in a fiduciary capacity. He engages with business owners in addressing their needs and in developing strategies to assist them in achieving their goals.
 
Kevin assists Northern Trust relationship managers in addressing the family dynamics that many times surround the ownership of closely held businesses. He has also had hands-on involvement in engagements addressing strategic planning, governance, business restructurings and the marketing and sale of closely held entities. 
 
Kevin joined Northern Trust in February 2005 after having spent 12 years in the family office industry. Most recently, he served in a CFO role for a first-generation family office and held officer- and director-level positions in a number of its portfolio companies. He has hands-on experience working with companies ranging from start-ups to mid-sized businesses, including organizations that are growing as well as those requiring “change management.” Previously, he worked in public accounting, including seven years with Arthur Andersen, Chicago.
 
Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)