Citadel is led by some of the most forward-thinking and experienced minds in the industry. We foster a culture of outperformance and opportunity.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth Griffin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel. A diverse financial institution, the Citadel group includes Citadel, an industry-leading alternative asset manager; Citadel Securities, one of the leading liquidity providers in America’s capital markets; and Citadel Technology, a solutions provider for investment management technology.
Mr. Griffin graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He is an active supporter of educational causes that drive community improvement, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund.
Within the business community, Mr. Griffin is a member of numerous organizations, including the Economic Club of Chicago, G100 and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Mr. Griffin actively supports Chicago’s civic and cultural institutions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum and the University of Chicago.
Our success is driven by top talent, a relentless focus on research, and an exceptional ability to monetize investment ideas.
Chief Operating Officer
Gerald A. Beeson is the Chief Operating Officer of Citadel. As COO, he is responsible for the firm’s key corporate functions globally and is a member of Citadel’s Portfolio Committee. Prior to being named COO in 2008, Mr. Beeson served as Citadel’s Chief Financial Officer, a role he has held since 2003. Mr. Beeson joined Citadel in 1993 and was among the company’s first employees.
Mr. Beeson is currently a member of CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Managed Funds Association and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. He was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Forty Under Forty” in 2007. He is a Trustee at DePaul University and a member of the Board of Directors for Marist High School and Big Shoulders Fund.
Mr. Beeson received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce with concentrations in Accountancy and Finance from DePaul University. He is registered as a certified public accountant with the State of Illinois.
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