Susan Czochara is a Senior Vice President and Senior Product Manager for Defined Contribution Solutions at Northern Trust in Chicago. She is responsible for the development and positioning of all investment solutions designed for defined contribution (DC) plans including target date and real asset strategies. She is a member of the Northern Trust Defined Contribution Investment Policy Committee, which oversees the management of the Northern Trust Focus Funds, Northern Trust’s flagship target retirement date series. Susan is also responsible for the coordination of DC research and thought leadership content developed by the Defined Contribution Solutions team.
Susan began her career at Northern Trust as a product manager in 2000, supporting quantitative management strategies and subsequently taxable fixed income investment solutions, prior to focusing on the DC channel in 2006. Her responsibilities included the coordination of marketing, reporting and compliance issues related to these products. Prior to becoming a product manager, Susan was an internal auditor at Northern Trust and National City, supervising audit teams of varying sizes in the execution of investment-related audits. Susan received a B.A. from Miami University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is a certified public accountant and has attained her FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.