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The File on Citadel’s Ken Griffin

He’s the billionaire founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel. He’s also a philanthropist, a political player, a benefactor of the arts—and a person with a penchant for privacy. So who exactly is Kenneth Cordele Griffin? We scoured public documents, financial records, and other sources to come up with the answer

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Illustration by Lorenzo Petrantoni

GERALD BEESON The chief operating officer, Beeson joined the firm as an accounting intern in 1993, according to a BusinessWeek online profile. The son of a Chicago cop, Beeson is a trustee at DePaul University.

ADAM COOPER The chief legal officer, Cooper sits on the boards of Northwestern University’s law school and the Children’s Memorial Foundation. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern Law.

ALEX LURYE Lurye heads global portfolio construction and risk, gauging the firm’s risk tolerance. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn and an MBA from New York University.

JAINE MEHRING A graduate of Yale with an MBA from Cornell, Mehring runs human capital management and development. She previously worked as an analyst of food markets for Salomon Smith Barney.

TOM MIGLIS Miglis is the chief information officer. He oversees the creation of the trading technology that forms the essence of Citadel’s business. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College, a branch of the City University of New York.


Illustration: Lorenzo Petrantoni


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