December 08, 2014
As Chief Operating Officer of Citadel, Gerald Beeson has played an important role in developing the infrastructure and technology that have helped the Chicago-based hedge fund firm stand out from its peers.
When Gerald Beeson graduated from college in 1994, he had a plum job lined up: One of his professors at Depaul University had helped the finance and accounting double major land an offer from a prestigious accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. The potential pluses of such a job – great benefits, good pay, job security – were not lost on Beeson, whose background as one of four children of a Chicago cop and a homemaker mother was decidedly blue-collar.
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