Thomas S. Ricketts

Majority Owner at Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc.

Thomas S. Ricketts

Thomas S. Ricketts

Majority Owner at Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc.
Incapital LLC

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2879

Primary Location

Wilmette, IL

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1966

Age

53

Number of Awards

11

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Founder at Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP

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

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Co-Owner at High Gear Bike Shop

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Governor at Nebraska office of the Governor, Pete Ricketts

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Former Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, LLC

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Chicago Bulls

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President & Chief Executive Officer at William Blair Investment Management LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Miami Corp.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co., Inc.

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Majority Owner at Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc.
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Former Associate at Schiff Hardin LLP

Schiff Hardin LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include antitrust, trade regulation, class action litigation, government contracts, and corporate litigation. The company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Parent
President & Director at RPTC, Inc.

RPTC, Inc. is a private company headquartered in Jackson, WY, that provides investment advice.

Parent
Former Professional at Ameritrade Holding Corp.

Ameritrade Holding Corp. develops and provides innovative brokerage products and services tailored to meet the varying investing and portfolio management needs of individual investors and institutional distribution partners. The company is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Education
MBA
Class of 1993

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.

B.A
Class of 1988

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Memberships
Member
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

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
Co-Founder
1999 - Current

Incapital LLC develops and markets securities and fixed-income products. The firm's products include unit trusts, preferred stock, current deposits, annuities and structured investments. The company was founded by Thomas S. Rickets and Joe Rickard in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Majority Owner
Current

Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. provides clubs and makes professional baseball teams. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Vice President
1996 - 1999

ABN AMRO Investment Trust Co. operates as an investment trust company. It offers separate account management for a variety of institutional clients including corporate pension plans, public funds, endowments, foundations, and insurance companies. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. provides clubs and makes professional baseball teams. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
2002 - 2007

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD), through its brokerage subsidiaries, combines innovative trading technology, easy-to-use and understand trading tools, investment services, investor education and outstanding client service to create the ultimate financial services experience. Now home to the award-winning thinkorswim trading technology* and the Investools investor education program – TD Ameritrade provides millions of retail investors, traders and independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) the tools, service and support they need to help build confidence in today's rapidly changing market environment

Director
1999 - 2006

Ameritrade Holding Corp. develops and provides innovative brokerage products and services tailored to meet the varying investing and portfolio management needs of individual investors and institutional distribution partners. The company is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2009 - Current

Chicago Cubs Baseball Club LLC owns and operates a professional baseball franchise. It market and distribute clothing apparel, baseball and gift cards, books and collectible items. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Board Member
Current
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$25K - $50K
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.

$2,500 +
2014

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.

$25K - $50K
2014

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.

Awards & Honors
Rank #48
2014
Chicago Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
2012
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Power 50
2008
Institutional Investor Magazine - Online Finance 40
Events
Speaker
Colorado Convention Center-Denver, CO
4th Annual Innovative Alternative Investment Strategies Conference

Speaker
Denver, CO, United States
4th Annual Innovative Alternative Investment Strategies Conference

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