Northern Trust Corporation's Board of Directors elected Michael O’Grady as their next President of the Corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2017, reporting to Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. O’Grady was also elected to the Board of Directors of Northern Trust Corporation, effective January 1, 2017.
“Mike has proven himself to be an exceptional leader, both internally and externally, and a highly regarded member of our executive management team,” Waddell said. “He has deep industry experience, a keen understanding of Northern Trust, and a strong track record of translating vision and strategy into execution.”
Until a successor is named, O’Grady will retain his current responsibilities as President, Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS). Steve Fradkin, President, Wealth Management, and Steve Potter, President, Asset Management, will report to O’Grady effective January 1, 2017.
Prior to becoming President of C&IS in July 2014, O’Grady served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Northern Trust in 2011, O’Grady served as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1992 as an Associate. O'Grady worked for Price Waterhouse from 1987 to 1990. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in Accountancy and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the boards of trustees of The Field Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities.