Joe Gutman '81 has found the Evanston campus a convenient way station — literally and figuratively — on his commute to and from downtown Chicago....
Joe Gutman '81 has found the Evanston campus a convenient way station — literally and figuratively — on his commute to and from downtown Chicago.
Before joining Grosvenor, where he oversees the client group, Gutman worked for Goldman Sachs for 22 years, serving as head of the firm's institutional equities business in the Midwest for five years and as co-head of the firm's Chicago office from 1996 to 2002.
As a young University of Illinois accounting graduate in 1979, Gutman had already been accepted to law school when he decided he wasn't ready for three more years of study. Shelving his law school plans, he took an accounting job with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
In addition to his contributions to Kellogg, he serves on the Board of Overseers at the University of Illinois College of Business and on the boards of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the Make a Better Place foundation and the Birthright Israel Foundation.