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.


"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.


“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."