Dennis Haig Chookaszian

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Dennis Haig Chookaszian

Dennis Haig Chookaszian

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

MPower Advisors LLC
mPower.com, Inc.
Morningstar Investment Management LLC

RelSci Relationships

4335

Primary Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Number of Boards

62

Birthday

1943

Age

77

Number of Awards

3

Interests

Skiing, Sailing, Golf

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Strategic Advisor at Insurity, Inc.

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Strategic Partner at NextGen Growth Partners LLC

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Strategic Partner at NextGen Growth Partners LLC

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Director at Wound Care Technologies, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Whitestone REIT

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Strategic Partner at NextGen Growth Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Fidelity & Casualty Company of New York

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President & Managing Director at Genstar Capital Management LLC

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Strategic Partner at NextGen Growth Partners LLC

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Dennis Haig Chookaszian
Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC
Education
MBA in Finance
Class of 1968

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

MS in Economics
Class of 1968

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

Bachelor in Chemical Engineering
Class of 1965

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Memberships
Member

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2001

Morningstar Investment Management is active, long-term, valuation-driven investors which employs fundamental investment approach. The firm aims to buy overlooked investments, especially those indicated by the firm's research to offer sound fundamentals at an attractive price. Similarly, they look to trim positions as valuations become rich or they find more attractive options. Morningstar Investment Management's investment process begins with a thorough review of the institutional client's mission, investment objectives and spending needs. The firm then establishes a strategic asset allocation plan and constructs an investment portfolio with a customized selection of open-end, institutional class mutual funds. They also provide ongoing management, rebalancing and oversight of their clients' portfolios.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2001

mPower.com, Inc. provides independent investment advice for employees through internet. The company provides customized asset allocation and retirement planning advice to employee retirement plan participants through internet. mPower.com was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2001

mPower Advisors LLC provided investment advisory services. Its services included wealth management tools for financial institutions and advisors. The firm offered online investment advisory services. The company was founded by Steve Barham in 1995 and was headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2019 - Current
Member, Board of Trustees
2016 - Current

Pillarstone Capital REIT operates as a real estate investment trust. It acquires, sells, and manages commercial and residential properties. The company was founded on March 15, 1994 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
2004 - Current

CME Group, Inc. operates as a security and commodity exchange company. It provides the risk management and investment needs of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide range of products across various asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform across the globe and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago and New York City. The company also provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared over-the-counter derivatives transactions. It also offers market data services-including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports and a comprehensive historical data service and has expanded into the index services business through CME Group Index Services. CME Group was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Life Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Member, National Executive Board
Current

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Life Member, Global Advisory Board
Current

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

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$1,000 +
2013

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2012

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2011

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Political Donations
$500
2009

Senator from Alabama

$12.5K
2004

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$2,000
2000
Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
Other Affiliations

Dennis Haig Chookaszian is affiliated with Morningstar Investment Management LLC, mPower.com, Inc., MPower Advisors LLC, Genstar Capital Management LLC, CNA Insurance Companies, Dennis H. And Karen M. Chookaszian Foundation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd., University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago - Law School, Charles River Associates, Inc., Valley Forge Life Insurance Co., Transportation Insurance Co., CNA Financial Corp., NextGen Growth Partners LLC, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, Mpower, Omaha National, Pillarstone Capital REIT, CME Group, Inc., Perdoceo Education Corp., Genstar Capital Management LLC, BodyShopBids, Inc., Cybersettle Holdings, Inc., Maxar Technologies ULC, NextGen Growth Partners LLC, The Paquin Healthcare Cos., Inc., CME Holdings Ltd., Insurity, Inc., ClaimForce, Inc., Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., LoopNet, Inc., Maxar Technologies, Inc., Prism Technologies Group, Inc., Sapient Corp., Insurance Services Offices, Inc., Morningstar Investment Management LLC, Loews Corp., CNA Insurance Companies, CNA Financial Corp., MPower Advisors LLC, mPower.com, Inc., InterGroup Corp., ProspX, Inc., Valley Forge Life Insurance Co., 21st Services LLC, Agency Management Services, Inc., ClearGauge, Inc., Intygral, Inc., ITM TwentyFirst LLC, Marshall & Swift LP, Castek Software Factory, Inc., Influitive Corp., Patriot Intermediate Holdings B Corp., BlackLine Systems, Inc., MDA Systems Ltd., Transportation Insurance Co., Confie Seguros, Inc., Marshall & Swift/Boeckh LLC, G4S Compliance & Investigations, Inc., All Web Leads, Inc., Green Realty Trust, Inc., Pillarstone Capital REIT Operating Partnership LP, Cybersettle, Inc., Castek Software, Inc., Northwestern University, Boy Scouts of America, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Boy Scouts of America Employee Welfare Benefits Plan, Foundation for Health Enhancement, Communities in Schools of Chicago, Northwestern University Information Technology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Dennis H. And Karen M. Chookaszian Foundation

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