University of Illinois System

Joseph Gutman

Current Term


Appointed By Governor


Professional Experience

  • Partner, BDT Capital Partners, Executive Team (2017-2020)
  • Managing director and executive team member, head of business development team, GCM Grosvenor (2004-2017)
  • Partner, Goldman Sachs, co-head of U.S. Institutional Equities business and co-head of Chicago office (1981-2003)

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • Dean's Business Council, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum council member (2011-2016), Strategic Advancement Committee
  • Board member, Make a Better Place Foundation
  • Former board member, Kellogg Graduate School Alumni Advisory Board
  • Former board member, Birthright Israel Foundation
  • Former board member, Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago


  • MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 1981
  • BS, Accountancy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1979

Party Affiliation



Highland Park

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