Shundrawn A. Thomas serves as Managing Director and Global Head of Northern Trust’s Exchange Traded Funds. 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 business activities.
Previously, Shundrawn served as President and Chief Executive of Northern Trust Securities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. In addition to his general management responsibilities, he was responsible for overseeing financial management and working with regulators including FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the subsidiary.
Shundrawn previously served as Head of Corporate Strategy for Northern Trust Corporation. As a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer, he supported executive management with key strategic planning initiatives. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Shundrawn served as a vice president for Goldman Sachs, a premiere investment banking firm where he advised some of the world’s largest institutional investors. Shundrawn was also previously employed with Morgan Stanley holding positions in sales, trading and research.