Each member of the Board of Directors for Wintrust Investments, The Chicago Trust Company, Great Lakes Advisors, and Chicago Deferred Exchange Company brings meaningful skills and experience to the table. Collectively, they have a diverse perspective on leadership, business, and philanthropy. Moreover, they all have strong ties to the communities we serve, which will help us further strengthen our position as Chicago's wealth manager.
Great Lakes Advisors
Thomas R. Kiley serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Advisors and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors as well as the Board member for Wintrust’s Old Plank Trail Community Bank.
Prior to joining Great Lakes Advisors in 2006, Tom was Managing Director/Principal at Bear Stearns Asset Management, where he served the public fund and Taft-Hartley business group. Prior to this, he co-founded Continental Investment Group, an institutional asset management marketing firm focused on providing investment strategies to a diverse group of clients. Tom began his career as a bond underwriter/trader at First Chicago Corporation.
Tom is a member of the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) Board of Advisors. He is a Trustee and serves as President of a suburban Illinois Police Pension Fund and is a member of several associations, including The Resource Center for Religious Institutes, The Economic Club of Chicago, The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, The National Conference of Public Employee Retirements Systems, and The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association. He is also a committee member for The Annual Rerum Novarum Award and a Regional Board member of the American Ireland Fund.
Tom earned his MBA in Finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tom graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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An experienced team with a broad perspective on leadership, business and philanthropy.