Shundrawn Thomas serves as Managing Director and Head of Exchange Traded Funds Group. In this capacity, he is chiefly responsible for developing long-term strategy, executing operating plans, working with regulatory agencies, managing vendor relationships and attracting and developing talented professionals. He is also responsible for managing financial, operational and reputational risk across the business. Shundrawn serves as a trustee of the registered investment company that oversees the ETF businesses activities.
Previously, Shundrawn served as President and Chief Executive of Northern Trust Securities, Inc., responsible for overseeing financial management and working with regulators including ... More FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as Head of Corporate Strategy for Northern Trust Corporation as a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer. In this role Shundrawn supported executive management across key strategic planning initiatives. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Shundrawn served as a vice president for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and held positions in sales, trading and research with Morgan Stanley.
Shundrawn received a B.S. degree in accounting from Florida A&M University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Shundrawn currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 24 licenses. He serves on the boards of the Florida A & M University Foundation, Communities in Schools Chicago and Urban Ministries, Inc., a privately held publishing and media company. Shundrawn is also a trustee as well as a member of the Executive Board for Wheaton College, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.