Northern Trust spotlight

Our Founder + CEO, Liam Krehbiel, was featured in Northern Trust Wealth as a philanthropist change maker. Check out the full article at Northern Trust Wealth.

Excerpt:

"Liam Krehbiel opted out of the booming family business to start a nonprofit — and change the face of philanthropy as we know it.

A plaque on the wall of Liam Krehbiel’s childhood home in Chicago reads, “With every opportunity comes a responsibility.” His great-grandfather founded Molex in 1938, and as it grew to become a Fortune 500 company, the business afforded the family ample opportunity. But unlike his younger brother Jay who followed in his father’s footsteps at Molex, Krehbiel, 39, saw his responsibility differenty.

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“I knew from a young age that I didn’t want to join the family business,” he says. “When I was 8, it was because I wanted to play for the Chicago White Sox. But eventually, it was because I wanted to chart my own course. And my family was always supportive of that.” Krehbiel earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company before launching his own endeavor — A Better Chicago — in 2010."