Edward J. Wehmer

Founder at Wintrust Financial Corp.

Edward J. Wehmer

Edward J. Wehmer

Founder at Wintrust Financial Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

Corus Bankshares, Inc.
Lake Forest Bank & Trust Co., NA
Norwest Bank Indiana, NA

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2024

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1953

Age

66

Number of Awards

1

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General Partner at CIVC Partners LP

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Founder at Gray Matter Analytics

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Founder at Crist Kolder Associates LLC

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Director President & Chief Executive Officer at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group Return

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Founder at Bolder Capital LLC

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Treasurer & Vice President-Financial Operations at Northwestern University

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Professional at Wintrust Financial Corp.

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Director at Brown Advisory, Inc.

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Former Senior Partner at Linden Manager LLC

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Manager at Great Lakes Advisors LLC

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Edward J. Wehmer
Founder at Wintrust Financial Corp.
Education
Graduate
Class of 1976

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Memberships
Member
Current

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.

Member
Current

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Professional
2003 - Current

Stepan Company was founded in 1932 by Alfred C. Stepan Jr. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Stepan manufactures basic and intermediate chemicals, including surfactants, specialty products, germicidal and fabric softening quaternaries, phthalic anhydride (P.A.), polyurethane polyols and special ingredients for the food, supplement and pharmaceutical markets. Our Products Surfactants With more than 2,000 employees and 16 manufacturing locations worldwide, Stepan is one of the largest surfactant manufacturers in the world. Surfactants are a key ingredient in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds, and Stepan provides expertise for commercial and industrial applications, ranging from emulsifiers for agricultural insecticides to agents used in oil recovery. Stepan offers a broad range of products, including a full line of anionic, cationic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants, as well as surfactant blends and specialty esters. The company also creates custom surfactants and formulated blends to meet unique customer demands. Learn more about Stepan Company’s surfactants. Polymers Stepan Company is a leading manufacturer of polymers, including phthalic anhydride (P.A.), polyester polyols and specialty polyurethane foam systems. We marry our innovative STEPANPOL® polyol chemistry, vertically integrated supply chain, customized STEPANFOAM® foams and market-leading technical service to meet the needs of our global customers. Specialty chemicals Stepan produces other specialty chemicals, often custom-made to meet individual needs. These include flavors, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Learn more about Stepan Company’s specialty chemicals. Global Reach All of Stepan’s 16 manufacturing plants, located in 12 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, are ISO 9001:2000 certified. With global R&D centers, responsive sales and logistics organizations and a worldwide distribution network, Stepan offers a broad portfolio of products to customers in any location. View Stepan’s manufacturing strengths around the world. Our Distributors As a global chemical manufacturing company, Stepan has established an effective global distribution network, utilizing qualified distributors and serving all targeted markets around the world. The company is fully dedicated to serving our small customers, and the distribution strategy is structured by geographic region.

Founder
1991 - Current

Wintrust Financial Corp. operates as a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The Community Banking segment provides community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in its market area. The Specialty Finance segment offers financing of insurance premiums for businesses and individuals; accounts receivable financing, value-added, out-sourced administrative services; and other specialty finance businesses. The Wealth Management segment offers wealth management services through Wintrust Investments, CTC, Great Lakes Advisors and CDEC; trust and investment services, tax-deferred like-kind exchange services, asset management, securities brokerage services and 401(k) and retirement plan services. The company was founded by Edward Joseph Wehmer on December 30, 1992 and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.

President
1991 - 1998

Lake Forest Bank & Trust Co. provides banking services. It offers checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity and other loans. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2003 - Current

Stepan Company was founded in 1932 by Alfred C. Stepan Jr. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Stepan manufactures basic and intermediate chemicals, including surfactants, specialty products, germicidal and fabric softening quaternaries, phthalic anhydride (P.A.), polyurethane polyols and special ingredients for the food, supplement and pharmaceutical markets. Our Products Surfactants With more than 2,000 employees and 16 manufacturing locations worldwide, Stepan is one of the largest surfactant manufacturers in the world. Surfactants are a key ingredient in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds, and Stepan provides expertise for commercial and industrial applications, ranging from emulsifiers for agricultural insecticides to agents used in oil recovery. Stepan offers a broad range of products, including a full line of anionic, cationic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants, as well as surfactant blends and specialty esters. The company also creates custom surfactants and formulated blends to meet unique customer demands. Learn more about Stepan Company’s surfactants. Polymers Stepan Company is a leading manufacturer of polymers, including phthalic anhydride (P.A.), polyester polyols and specialty polyurethane foam systems. We marry our innovative STEPANPOL® polyol chemistry, vertically integrated supply chain, customized STEPANFOAM® foams and market-leading technical service to meet the needs of our global customers. Specialty chemicals Stepan produces other specialty chemicals, often custom-made to meet individual needs. These include flavors, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Learn more about Stepan Company’s specialty chemicals. Global Reach All of Stepan’s 16 manufacturing plants, located in 12 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, are ISO 9001:2000 certified. With global R&D centers, responsive sales and logistics organizations and a worldwide distribution network, Stepan offers a broad portfolio of products to customers in any location. View Stepan’s manufacturing strengths around the world. Our Distributors As a global chemical manufacturing company, Stepan has established an effective global distribution network, utilizing qualified distributors and serving all targeted markets around the world. The company is fully dedicated to serving our small customers, and the distribution strategy is structured by geographic region.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
1998 - Current

Wintrust Financial Corp. operates as a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The Community Banking segment provides community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in its market area. The Specialty Finance segment offers financing of insurance premiums for businesses and individuals; accounts receivable financing, value-added, out-sourced administrative services; and other specialty finance businesses. The Wealth Management segment offers wealth management services through Wintrust Investments, CTC, Great Lakes Advisors and CDEC; trust and investment services, tax-deferred like-kind exchange services, asset management, securities brokerage services and 401(k) and retirement plan services. The company was founded by Edward Joseph Wehmer on December 30, 1992 and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.

Chairman
Prior

FIRST Insurance Funding Corp. provides financial services. The firm provides loans to business to finance the cost of their commercial insurance coverage. It is a premium finance company through which clients finance their insurance premiums to preserve cash flow, consolidated insurance payments, and potentially realize a tax deduction on the loan interest. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Northbrook, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
2014 - Current

The Chicago Cultural Mile Association is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the unique strengths and diverse offerings available to visitors frequenting our strategic location. Our goal is to affect streetscape improvements, market and brand the Chicago Cultural Mile as a destination avenue, create networking opportunities for businesses and institutions along the Mile and build a premier merchant-based advocacy group for citizens and stakeholders of our district.

Director
Current

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare provides healthcare services. The firm offers inpatient and outpatient health care biological research, and facilitates the medical teaching hospital services. The company was founded on November 30, 1981 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Current

Children''s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center provides healthcare solutions. Its services include academic general pediatrics and primary care, brain tumor, neurosurgery, pathology and laboratory medicine, cystic fibrosis, physical therapy, heart failure and transplants, infectious diseases, transplantation, and rehabilitative services. The company was incorporated on December 13, 1984 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2012

THE MISSION OF BGCC IS TO ENABLE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED US MOST, TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND CARING CITIZENS.

$1,000 - $2,499
2009

DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

$500 - $999
2009

THE MISSION OF BGCC IS TO ENABLE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED US MOST, TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND CARING CITIZENS.

Political Donations
$10K
2012

Professional at Titan Mining Corp.

$2,500
2012

Former Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

$2,500
2012

Former Representative from Illinois's 6th Congressional District

Transactions
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Wintrust Financial Corp. purchases Diamond Bancorp, Inc. (Illinois)

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Wintrust Financial Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Wintrust Financial Corp. purchases First Lansing Bancorp, Inc.

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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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