At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Advice space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO & Founder of NextCapital
John Patterson is the founder and CEO of Next Capital.
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About NextCapital: NextCapital provides a personal benchmarking tool to help clearly understand how investments are performing.
Founder & CEO of SenseAgility Group
Aleks Buterman is a Founder & CEO at SenseAgility Group.
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About SenseAgility Group: SenseAgility Group is a consortium of consultants, delivering trusted advice to C-Suite executives on controlling technology.
Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Stuart
Kevin Connelly has been chief executive officer of Spencer Stuart since his May 2012 election by the firm’s partners. Previously, he served as chairman of the firm for six years. Kevin is a seasoned search professional and, in addition to his firm leadership responsibilities, he consults regularly with clients on executive leadership succession and board projects.
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About Spencer Stuart: Spencer Stuart is a consulting firm that specializes in CEO succession planning, leadership consulting, and executive search.
Founder and CEO of Family Office Exchange
A recognized visionary in the private wealth community, Sara provides strategic direction for FOX and leads the development of programs and services supporting wealthy individuals, family office executives, and wealth advisory firms globally. For the past three years, she has been named as one of the “Top 50 Women in Wealth Management” by Wealth Manager. Sara is the co-author of Family Legacy and Leadership: Preserving True Family Wealth in Challenging Times and serves on the executive education faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the “Private Wealth Management” course offered twice a year in Chicago.
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About Family Office Exchange: FOX is a membership-based advisory firm that provides research, education, and advice to 500+ members in 22 countries.
CEO of Ziegler
Tom Paprocki is chief executive officer of The Ziegler Companies, Inc., a multi-faceted specialty investment firm that serves the fields of healthcare, senior living, religion, and education. In his role, Tom leads the operations of the firm, with an emphasis on strategy, client relationships, and strategic plan execution. He is also a member of the Ziegler Board of Directors. Ziegler has successfully provided capital, corporate finance, money management and financial advice to individuals and institutions for over a century. Prior to being named CEO, Tom was president of The Ziegler Companies, Inc. and responsible for the Capital Markets and Wealth Management businesses, as well as Marketing Communications, Services & Technology and Human Resources. He joined Ziegler in 1997 as a senior vice president, overseeing taxable bond trading activities. Tom previously served as president of the Huntington Capital Group, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president, head of Bond Trading and Fixed Income Research at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Tom headed Ziegler’s business planning team in 2000 and has been instrumental in creating the firm’s current long-term business plan. He holds a B.S. in business administration and a M.S. in economics from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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About Ziegler: Ziegler is a full-service, specialty investment firm and broker-dealer. We provide investment banking, sales & trading.