Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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.

Timothy Schlindwein Board Member:

Timothy Schlindwein

Board Member:

Great Lakes Advisors


Timothy Schlindwein possesses over 49 years of experience in the investment management industry. He is the firm’s Managing Principal, chief investment officer and chief compliance officer. He has created mutual funds, managed mutual funds and institutional portfolios, and headed an investment firm with managed assets exceeding $28 billion. Tim has built and managed complete investment operations, and his “hands-on” investment experience includes all areas of portfolio management, research, and trading. 

Prior to forming Schlindwein Associates, LLC in 1995, Tim spent twenty years with the Chicago investment counsel firm of Stein Roe & Farnham, progressing from portfolio manager to chairman and chief executive officer. He currently serves on the boards of Tel Aviv University, American Friends of Tel Aviv University, Great Lakes Advisors, and Village of Oak Brook Firefighters Pension Fund. Tim also serves on advisory councils for Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management and Boise State University College of Business and Economics. He is a Chartered Investment Counselor.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Chicago where he served from 1991 to 2012 on the Booth School of Business Advisory Council. He has lectured on portfolio management and investment manager evaluation for the School’s Executive MBA program in Chicago and the Executive Education program in Chicago and the United Arab Emirates.

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