Michael J. Sacks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at GCM Grosvenor

Michael J. Sacks

Michael J. Sacks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at GCM Grosvenor

Overview
Career Highlights

Grosvenor Capital Management, Inc.
Grosvenor Capital Management Customized Fund Investment Group
GCM Grosveno

RelSci Relationships

4152

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

1962 - Chicago, IL, United States

Age

59

Number of Awards

2

Interests

Skiing, Hiking

Relationships
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Managing Director, Vice Chairman at Grosvenor Capital Management Customized Fund Investment Group

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President at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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Managing Director & General Counsel at Grosvenor Capital Management Customized Fund Investment Group

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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Vice Chairman at Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Managing Director-Infrastructure Investment at Grosvenor Capital Management Customized Fund Investment Group

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Executive Director-Private Equity Investments at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director at GCM Grosvenor

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Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer at Grosvenor Capital Management Customized Fund Investment Group

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Member, Board of Trustees at Erikson Institute

Erikson Institute provides child development services. It offers academic advising, center and pick writing program, multicultural student affairs, services for students with disabilities, computers and technology, student accounts, and health insurance. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Education
MBA
Class of 1988

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.

Law Degree
Class of 1988

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Class of 1984

Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Attendee
Class of 1983

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.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Member
Current

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Member
Current

The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate and encourage the growth of the area's economy and its ability to provide for its people. The Civic Committee pursues economic development in its broadest sense by supporting efforts to improve the general business environment - the structure and processes of the local economy - so that businesses can prosper and generate jobs. The Civic Committee also works to protect and improve those parts of the local environment on which employers depend: sound and effective local government services, superior transportation and communication networks, strong education and training systems, excellent health care delivery and reasonable local tax and regulatory structures. The Civic Committee gives special attention to efforts and plans that relate to the entire Chicago metropolitan area in the belief that the City of Chicago and its surrounding territory constitute a single and interdependent economic region. In pursuing these goals, the Civic Committee seeks out partnerships with other public and private sector organizations so as to minimize duplication of efforts and to utilize the strength of coalitions representing different constituencies.

Career History
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
2013 - Current

GCM Customized Fund Investment seeks investment in private equity funds in the United states.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1990 - Current

GCM Grosvenor invest on behalf of clients who seek allocations to alternative investments, such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate and infrastructure. With over $50 billion in assets under management, GCM Grosvenor are one of the world’s largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms. GCM Grosvenor is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul.

Board Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1990 - Current

Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. is a leader in the alternative investments industry. Since its inception in 1971, Grosvenor has sought to provide its clients with attractive risk-adjusted returns and exemplary client service. Grosvenor employs over 200 people in Chicago, Tokyo and London. The Firm invests in excess of USD 20 billion on behalf of its global client base across a broad range of absolute return and other investment strategies. Grosvenor utilizes its experience and capability in striving to set the industry standard in all aspects of managing an alternative investments business

Boards & Committees
Member, National Finance Committee
Prior

Barack Obama, then junior United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007. On August 27, 2008, he was declared nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election. He was the first African American in history to be nominated on a major party ticket. On August 23, 2008, Barack Obama's campaign announced that Senator Joe Biden of Delaware would be the Vice Presidential nominee On November 4, 2008, Obama won the election, making him the President-elect and the first African American elected President of the United States

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2019

Start Early was founded in 1982 as the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a nonprofit public-private partnership. Start Early 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.

$20K - $30K
2019

Ravinia Festival Association provides professional music shows. Its programs include reach programs, teach programs, instrument game, and program for jazz. The company was founded in 1904 and is located in Highland Park, IL.

$100K - $500K
2018

Start Early was founded in 1982 as the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a nonprofit public-private partnership. Start Early 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.

Political Donations
$200K
2020

House Majority PAC combines innovative new approaches with time-tested strategies to do battle with Republican outside groups and make a difference. Formed in April 2011, House Majority PAC’s goal was to answer the barrage of GOP outside spending and ensure that never again would groups funded by Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and the like be able to drown out Democratic candidates.Shortly after its formation, House Majority PAC helped make support for the Ryan budget a central issue in a special election in a Republican district in upstate New York, ensuring a Democratic upset. Then House Majority PAC swung into action in southern Arizona, helping keep Gabby Giffords’ former Congressional district in Democratic hands. House Majority PAC is committed to building a long-term organization that will continue to take on Republican outside groups in the fight for the House majority.

$150K
2020
$2,800
2020

Senator at Office of the Senator from Michigan, Gary Peters

Transactions
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Grosvenor Institutional Partners, Ltd. raised money in a private placement transaction

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LSM II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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St. Paul Place Ltd. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. is a leader in the alternative investments industry. Since its inception in 1971, Grosvenor has sought to provide its clients with attractive risk-adjusted returns and exemplary client service. Grosvenor employs over 200 people in Chicago, Tokyo and London. The Firm invests in excess of USD 20 billion on behalf of its global client base across a broad range of absolute return and other investment strategies. Grosvenor utilizes its experience and capability in striving to set the industry standard in all aspects of managing an alternative investments business

Awards & Honors
Rank #5
2014
Chicago Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
2012
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Power 50
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
3rd Annual Delivering Alpha Conference

Speaker
Pierre Hotel-New York, NY
3rd Annual Delivering Alpha Conference

Organizer
New York City, NY
3rd Annual Delivering Alpha Conference

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