Nim Chinniah

Head of Banking and Advisory Services, San Francisco

Nim Chinniah serves as Head of Banking and Advisory Services and has overall leadership responsibility for Financial Advisory, Strategic Advisory, Underwriting and Data Analytics. He is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He brings over 25 years of senior strategic, financial, and operations experience in higher education. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Northwestern University. As its COO, Mr. Chinniah led the university's global strategy, and managed Northwestern's financial, administrative, and operating units including finance, investments, human resources, facilities, real estate, information technology, internal audit, risk, compliance, public safety, change management, and neighborhood/community relations.

Prior to Northwestern, he spent seven years at the University of Chicago as its Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chinniah began his career in higher education administration at Vanderbilt University, where he spent 16 years, rising to Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Academic Affairs.

Mr. Chinniah received his undergraduate degree in computer science and business from Lambuth University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Phone: (415) 403-1907