Michael J. Sacks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

Michael J. Sacks

Michael J. Sacks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

Overview
Career Highlights

Grosvenor Capital Management, Inc.
Grosvenor Capital Management Customized Fund Investment Group
Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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4101

Number of Boards

22

Birthday

1962 - Chicago, IL, United States

Age

57

Number of Awards

2

Interests

Skiing, Hiking

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Vice Chairman at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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President & Chief Executive Officer, CIBC Bank USA at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mesirow Financial, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Founder at Norman Bobins Consulting LLC

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company & the Bank at Northern Trust Corporation

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Co-Founder at Wasson Enterprise

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Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of art. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Its programs include Dance, Live Art, Music, Screenings, Theater and Workshops. The company was founded in 1945 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 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
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
2013 - Current
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

Strategic Partner
Current

Ekistic’s success is built on its network of the world’s leading urban doers, thinkers and innovators. The team brings unparalleled experience at the intersection of urban design and technology. Once companies join the Ekistic portfolio, we get to work reinforcing their technological architecture to ensure it is suitable for the businesses, consumers and governments who will deploy it. We also help refine the company’s strategic pitch, regulatory compliance and market approach to improve its chances for wide adoption in the world’s leading cities.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

The Foundation serves as the vehicle by which the Library, Museum and Foundation offices are constructed, and, in accordance with the statutory requirements outlined in the Presidential Libraries Act, by which the endowment necessary for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to operate the Library is created and funded. The Foundation anticipates negotiating a joint use agreement with NARA in the future that will outline the responsibilities of both the Foundation and the federal government. The Foundation, officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in January of 2014, will both plan and develop the Project and engage in activities reflecting President Obama’s values and priorities throughout his career in public service: expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship and promoting peace, justice and dignity throughout the world. The Project will be an anchor for economic development and help cultivate a strong relationship in the surrounding community. In addition to the Library and Museum, it will include an Institute that will enhance the pursuit of the President’s initiatives beyond 2017 and have local, regional and global impacts. The Foundation will raise private funds, convene partners who share the President’s goals and vision, serve as a repository of information and otherwise marshal resources to address present and future global and domestic challenges of interest to the President. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors and chaired by civic leader Martin Nesbitt.

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

Chairman, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

World Business Chicago provides economic data and statistical assistance services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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, Board of Directors
Current

Federation is the Chicago Jewish community's central address, supporting broad humanitarian services.

Member, Council of Economic Advisors
Current

Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois, with its county seat in Chicago. It is the second most populous county in the US after Los Angeles County, California. The county has 5,231,351 residents,[1] which is 40.6 percent of all Illinois residents. Cook County's population is larger than that of 29 individual U.S. states and the combined populations of the seven smallest states.[2] There are over 130 incorporated municipalities in Cook County, the largest of which is Chicago, which makes up approximately 54% of the population of the county. That part of the county which lies outside of the Chicago city limits is divided into 30 townships. Geographically the county is the fifth largest in Illinois by land area and shares the state's Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County. Including its lake area, the county has a total area of 1,635 square miles (4,234.6 km2), the largest county in Illinois, of which 946 square miles (2,450.1 km2) is land and 689 square miles (1,784.5 km2) (42.16%) is water. Cook County is mainly urban and very densely populated, containing most of the City of Chicago and many suburbs. It is surrounded by the five collar counties.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$667K
2015

The Foundation serves as the vehicle by which the Library, Museum and Foundation offices are constructed, and, in accordance with the statutory requirements outlined in the Presidential Libraries Act, by which the endowment necessary for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to operate the Library is created and funded. The Foundation anticipates negotiating a joint use agreement with NARA in the future that will outline the responsibilities of both the Foundation and the federal government. The Foundation, officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in January of 2014, will both plan and develop the Project and engage in activities reflecting President Obama’s values and priorities throughout his career in public service: expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship and promoting peace, justice and dignity throughout the world. The Project will be an anchor for economic development and help cultivate a strong relationship in the surrounding community. In addition to the Library and Museum, it will include an Institute that will enhance the pursuit of the President’s initiatives beyond 2017 and have local, regional and global impacts. The Foundation will raise private funds, convene partners who share the President’s goals and vision, serve as a repository of information and otherwise marshal resources to address present and future global and domestic challenges of interest to the President. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors and chaired by civic leader Martin Nesbitt.

$100K +
2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of art. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Its programs include Dance, Live Art, Music, Screenings, Theater and Workshops. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$100K - $500K
2015

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Political Donations
$500K
2018

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.

$33.9K
2018

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

$250K
2018
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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

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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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