Wintrust Financial Corporation has nabbed investment management veteran James W. Kiley as managing director of its wealth services team.  Kiley is responsible for developing business opportunities in the Chicago area, the company said.

The new hire is part of a push to expand in the Chicago market and its suburbs, according to the company.  Braden Smith, executive vice president of Wintrust Wealth Services, noted in a statement that Wintrust Wealth Services is “committed to meeting the needs of high-net-worth individuals and families” and that Kiley “brings an extensive amount of wealth services experience and contacts to the organization.” 

Prior to joining Wintrust, Kiley was president of Kiley Capital, an investment capital company he founded in 2006.  Prior to that, he spent over 25 years as managing director of Chicago operations for Weiss Peck and Greer LLC, a venture capital firm that was sold to RIA firm Robeco Investment Management. 

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Wintrust Financial Corporation has assets of approximately $16 billion and operates 15 community banks through approximately 100 banking facilities in the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas.