Brien Michael O'Brien

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Port Capital LLC

Brien Michael O'Brien

Brien Michael O'Brien

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Port Capital LLC

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Career Highlights

Jobs for Youth/Chicago, Inc.
Port Capital LLC
MAF Bancorp, Inc.

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2254

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

1957

Age

63

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Executive Vice President, Biology & Medicine, President of the University of Chicago Health System, Dean, Division of the Biological Sciences & Dean, Pritzker School of Medicine at The University of Chicago

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Former President/Trustee Ex Officio at The University of Chicago Medical Center

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President & Chief Executive Officer of Advisory Research, Inc at Piper Sandler Ltd.

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Managing Director, Corporate Development at Edgeview Partners LP

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Executive Director at Sheriff's Meadow Foundation

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Chairman & Secretary at The Smart Family Foundation, Inc.

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Founder at Robert G. Weiss Family Foundation

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Director of National Center for Learning & Civic Engagement at Education Commission of the States

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President & Managing Partner at Pritzker Private Capital

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Brien Michael O'Brien
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Port Capital LLC
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Member, Board of Directors at Ounce of Prevention Fund

Ounce of Prevention Fund is a non-profit organization, which provides care and education to children who were born in poverty. It offers childhood education, research, and program models that focus on the physical, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age of five. The company was founded by Irving B. Harris in 1982 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Education
BS in Finance & Theology with Honors
Class of 1980

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2015 - Current

Port Capital's investment recommendations are limited to specific products or services offered by broker/dealers and/or issuers, and generally includes consideration of the following types of securities: Exchange-listed securities (stocks, mutual funds, ETFs); Corporate Bonds; Municipal Bonds; U.S. Government-issued bonds; and Private Limited Partnerships. The firm typically operates in the domestic U.S. markets. When non-U.S. securities are used in a client's portfolio they are generally owned through limited partnerships, ETFs or mutual funds.In certain incidences, Port Capital may use options or futures in a limited basis to control overall portfolio risk or to maintain or increase a portfolio's exposure to a certain market where it is felt that the options or derivatives markets provide a more efficient method of managing an intended risk exposure for a portfolio. Client portfolios generally do not employ leverage except in the case where client cash flow needs necessitate the short-term use of leverage.Port Capital's investment strategies generally include the following: Large-Cap Equities; Small-Mid Cap Equities; MLPs; Balanced Portfolios using ETFs or Mutual Funds; Fixed Income management; and customized portfolio strategies developed to meet a specific client need.The firm currently manages five funds. Four of the funds invest in the common stock of publicly-traded companies. Two of these funds seek companies trading at a price that reflects a significant discount to Port Capital's fundamental appraisal of long-term intrinsic value. The third fund seeks similar opportunities but invests primarily in small-cap companies. The fourth fund invests primarily in micro-cap companies. The fifth fund seeks to identify companies who own, manage and control the acquisition, transportation and distribution of crude oil, natural gas and other petroleum based products.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2012

MAF Bancorp, Inc. provides financial services. It also offers federally chartered savings services, institutional real estate development, insurance, and brokerage services. The company is headquartered in Clarendon Hills, IL

Founder
1997 - Prior

Marquette Capital Partners makes junior capital investments in closely-held or fund-owned mature lower middle market US companies. Marquette invests in manufacturers of consumer or industrial products, value-added distributors, business to business service companies and retail businesses. They do not invest in start-ups, early-stage venture capital or real estate businesses. The firm provides capital for growth, recapitalizations and changes of control. Investments are typically structured in the form of mezzanine capital and range from $2 million to $10 million. Marquette invests in companies that have a proven history of profitability and stable or growing demand for its products or services within readily identifiable niches. Attractive investment candidates have comprehensive operational and financial systems and controls with sustainable EBITDA-margins in excess of 10%. Marquette invests in companies that have annual revenues between $10 million and $100 million, and annual EBITDA of at least $2 million.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2012

MAF Bancorp, Inc. provides financial services. It also offers federally chartered savings services, institutional real estate development, insurance, and brokerage services. The company is headquartered in Clarendon Hills, IL

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
President, Board of Directors
Prior

TO CONSERVE THE NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL, RURAL LANDSCAPE AND CHARACTER OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Joblessness remains one of the most critical problems facing the inner city. JFY builds bridges between the inner city and the business community, helping youths from low-income families to get good jobs. JFY follows up after the initial placement for at least to 2 years, assisting with work-related issues, including promotions, moves to better jobs, and continuing education. Since we opened our doors in 1979, we have made over 28,000 job placements and built a base of nearly 300 employers in a wide variety of industries from health care, to retail, hospitality, financial services, small businesses - who rely on us to help meet their need for qualified employees. And, in the 19 years since we started our GED program, we have helped more than 900 school dropouts to earn GED certificates. JFY is a charitable organization, charging no fees for its services. We welcome visitors. To learn more, please visit us at http://www.jfychicago.org or call us at (312) 499-4778.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$750 - $999
2018

THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.

$1,000 +
2017

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

$500 - $999
2017

THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.

Political Donations
$1,000
2017

Senator from New Mexico

$1,500
2016

Representative from Utah's 1st Congressional District

$2,500
2016

Former Senator from New York

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