Spouse: Lauren McGrath
Children: Charlotte age 7, 1st grade; Patrick age 5, Pre-K; Lucas age 3, Pre-K
Number of years in the parish
Almost 2 years
B.S.B.A., Miami University-Richard T. Farmer School of Business, 1999-2003
M.B.A., Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management, 2011-2013
Senior Wealth Advisor & Head of National 3rd Party Wealth Management Distribution - Segall Bryant & Hamill
I am primarily responsible for business development and client service within Segall Bryant & Hamill's Wealth Management division. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Vice President within MSCl's analytics division. My responsibilities included consulting with asset managers and registered investment advisors (RIAs) across the Central United States on mission-critical investment issues, including investment differentiation, risk management, asset allocation and portfolio construction. Prior to MSCI, I was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management where I partnered with financial advisors at wirehouse firms, helping advisors with practice management, translating market data and trends and providing investment solutions. I started in the financial services industry in 2003.
Activities and Interests
Golf, Skiing, Running, Paddle Tennis
Coaching kids' soccer
Loyal Pittsburgh sports fan
Experience or Skills that may be useful for Board Committees
18 years experience in the financial services industry
Certified Financial Analyst Designation, CFA
Master of Business Administration, MBA
Reasons for wanting to serve on the Board
Typical to many young families in the Chicago area, our family made the move from the city to the suburbs in June of 2019. After an exhaustive search we picked Glenview as a community that best matched our family and faith-oriented values. OLPH was a key determining factor in our search as a high-quality Catholic Parish and School was very important to us.
Although we have only been parishioners and school members for a short time, both have impacted our family significantly. Prior to the pandemic, we greatly enjoyed the 9:30am family mass in McDonnell Hall every Sunday where we got to meet other parish families. We also have a neighborhood "OLPH Group" we regularly organize activities with.
All 3 of our children attend OLPH and our expectations have been exceeded from both an educational and cultural standpoint. Our first grader, Charlotte, continues to amaze us with the curriculum she is learning at only the first grade. Patrick, 5-day Pre-K, enjoyed school so much he asked to be enrolled in after school adventures. Pre pandemic, Charlotte enjoyed the basketball clinic and all 3 kids enjoyed the ice cream socials, PJ parties and various other activities we hope to resume when safe.
All 3 kids have made great friends whom they interact with regularly outside of school. Our nanny, Dina, even met other caretakers during the preschool pick up and regularly organizes activities with the kids. We also were extremely impressed and grateful with the way the school handled the challenges presented by the pandemic. Overall, we are committed to OLPH and I would like to participate as a way to give back and ensure the strong culture, education and Catholic values remain in place or potentially strengthen for my children and generations to come.