Mr. O’Connell joined GreatBanc Trust Company’s parent organization in 2014, having begun his financial services career in 1978. Mr. O’Connell previously served M&I Investment Management Corp. and its successor, BMO Asset Management Corp., as the Head of Alternative Investments, developing private equity and private real estate funds. Before that, Mr. O’Connell served as Chief Investment Officer for a multi-strategy hedge fund of funds, headed capital market risk management initiatives for MPCT Solutions, and directed foreign exchange trades and bond sales in Asia for First National Bank of Chicago.
Mr. O’Connell received his bachelor of arts, cum laude, in political science from Williams College. He is an experienced public speaker, having delivered presentations on investment strategy to the CFA Society, public pension forums and banker convocations.
Mr. O’Connell has focused on designing risk management solutions and investment programs for clients. He has provided due diligence and financial risk assessment for institutional clients and has, from an executive level, managed proprietary portfolio strategies. He currently serves GreatBanc Trust as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager.