Jessica Malkin has joined Chicago-based Cresset Capital as executive vice president, according to a news release.

In her new role, Malkin will work with the firm’s executive leadership team to enhance client experience, curate learning events and expand its philanthropic, business and civic engagement initiatives.

Malkin most recently served as chief executive officer of Chicago Ideas, which she founded. Malkin is also the founding co-director of the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Network.