Susan Czochara is a Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy & Engagement for Retirement Solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management in Chicago. As a senior member of the team, she is responsible for the positioning our of defined contribution (DC) investment solutions and for the development and distribution of Retirement Discoveries, our DC research and thought leadership content. Her primary focus is to provide plan sponsors and consultants actionable ways to improve retirement outcomes. Susan also oversees the teams’ engagement efforts with participants, including the crafting of targeted communications to help participants as they invest for retirement.
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 market segment in 2006. Her responsibilities included the coordination of marketing, reporting and compliance issues related to these products. 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.