Northern Trust has hired Jeff Kearny to lead new business development for asset servicing the West Coast and in the Mountain states, including corporations, public pension funds, insurance companies and not-for-profit institutions.

He reports to Jon Dunham, director of North American sales for Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust.

Kearny joins Northern Trust from Korte & Associates Consulting, LLC, where he was a partner and managing director of consulting. Prior to joining Korte, he spent 12 years at Mercer, where he was a founding member of Mercer's dedicated investment operations consulting unit, Mercer Sentinel Group.