Children’s Research Fund is comprised of individuals from a variety of companies, professions, and educational backgrounds working towards our mission to support pediatric medical research being conducted at Lurie Children’s and Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. Please take a moment to learn more about our Campaign Chairs.
Chris is Midwest region head of Private Wealth Management (PWM) for Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1999 as an equity sales trader in Chicago and was named managing director in 2004 and partner in 2010.
Prior to assuming his current role, Chris was global chief operating officer of the Third Party Distribution business in Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in New York, and before that, he was global head of the Markets Solutions Group within PWM.
Previously, he was also head of GSAM for North Asia, where he was co-president of GSAM Japan and responsible for the asset management business in mainland China and Korea. Before that, he was senior advisor to the chairman of Beijing Gao Hua Securities Company Limited, where he was responsible for the development of the firm’s securities and asset management businesses within mainland China. Before moving to Asia, he served as head of the European Global Institutional and European Merchandising teams in London.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked at Merrill Lynch in Equity Derivatives for five years. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for A Better Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is also a member of the following Investment Committees: Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cranbrook Educational Community.
Chris earned a BA in General Studies from the University of Michigan in 1994 and an MBA in Finance and International Business from The University of Chicago in 1998.
Holly and Matt Maloney
Holly and Matt Maloney are enthusiastic to partner as Co-Chairs of the 2018 Children's Research Fund Children’s Ball and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Holly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has a culinary degree, teaching culinary nutrition at Kendall College and the Art Institute of Chicago. Holly has also served as the president of the Illinois Dietetic Association and various other capacities in the Chicago Dietetic Association, including lobbying in Washington D.C. Holly earned a Masters in Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University and bachelors from Michigan State University. Matt Maloney is the CEO and Co-founder of GrubHub, the leading online and mobile food ordering company. Holly and Matt are both from Michigan originally and have three small children, all of whom have been treated at Lurie Children’s. Their experience and involvement as a grateful family of Lurie Children’s inspired their commitment to give back and support the organization by co-chairing this event.
Trisha Rooney is an experienced entrepreneur and industry leader with a deep understanding of the business and community environments essential to sustainable commercial growth. Her reputation as a strategy-driven Chicago leader, generous with her time and expertise, has paralleled her company’s success.
She is a committed participant in leading organizations that are supporting the direction of her primary Chicagoland service area including serving as Secretary for the One Chicago Fund, which focuses on fundraising for privately supported city enhancements. She is also a founding member of A Better Chicago, a venture philanthropy fund.
Ms. Rooney has diverse governance experience. She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toxoplasmosis Research Institute at the University of Chicago, Chair of Denison University President’s Advisory Council, and Vice Chair of the Chicago Public Library Foundation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Belmont Bank, the DePaul University Theatre School and DePaul College Prep. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
As a young professional, Ms. Rooney worked on high profile accounts in the public relations industry, including President Clinton’s campaign, but soon turned to her goal of becoming an entrepreneur.
In 1993 she discovered a real estate investment opportunity she felt offered her an opportunity to build a business. It was a warehouse in Chicago’s South Loop being rented for record storage. She approached the tenant and offered pick-up and delivery services. They became her first customer. Focused on a highly personalized service concept, she developed this embryonic proposition into a thriving, multi-faceted business she named R4 - to stand for her company’s principals: Reliable, Resourceful, Responsive and Reasonable.
Over the next two decades Ms. Rooney developed a 35-person team that has continued to evolve her needs-based, customer-focused business. This includes an innovative technology collaboration with Andrews Software to develop solutions in areas including managing multiple authorization levels, changing security holds and other custom on-line records management issues.
Today, R4 Services has grown into an industry-leading, multi-million dollar organization, the largest woman-owned information management services company in the Midwest. It now offers storage, vault, scanning, indexing, secure document destruction and disaster recovery. It services 800 corporate, professional services and government clients from three sites, with a combined one million cubic feet of storage capacity. In early 2015, the company acquired Monster Shred, a mobile document destruction company.
As a founding member and shareholder, Ms. Rooney was also behind the formation of the National Records Center, a consortium of industry independents which enables service to clients nationally.
Ms. Rooney serves on the Campaign Committee for Francis W. Parker School and the Women’s Boards of Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum and the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.
She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago; the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID); the National Records Center; PRISM, International; and ARMA International (formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators).
She has been named one of “100 Women to Watch” and an “Extraordinary Woman of Admirable Deeds” by Today’s Chicago Woman.
Ms. Rooney is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and customer service for organizations including the Neal Gerber and Eisenberg Institute, the Paper Recycling Conference, and Denison University. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, SDB Magazine, RIMPRO Report and Michigan Avenue.
She is a graduate of Denison University in Ohio where she has been honored with awards for Outstanding Alumni and Exemplary Service to Chicago.