ellis--cChris Ellis ('14)

Vice President, Originations
The Beneficient Company Group, L.P.

Chris is the Vice President of Originations for the Beneficient Group (“Ben” for short).  In his role, Chris partners with a variety of financial services firms in the Midwest to help provide liquidity for alternative and historically illiquid investments.  Chris is based in Chicago, Illinois.  

Prior to joining the Ben group in early 2021, Chris held a variety of asset management business development roles for nearly two decades in the Chicagoland area.  Chris spent time at Deutsche Bank, Charles Schwab Investment Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Allianz Global Investors prior to joining Ben.

Chris graduated from Xavier University (OH) in 2002, and received his MBA from Kellogg in 2014.  He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

"I am both excited and humbled to join KFN's Young Leaders Board. My time at Kellogg and with alumni since graduating have been instrumental in my career, my personal and professional growth, and my ongoing pursuit of lifelong learning and intellectual curiousity. I hope to give back to Kellogg, our incredible alumni, and the broader Northwestern family at least as much as I've received over the last decade." 
Chris Ellis