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Brayton Alley

Director of Client Development, Central Region

As Director of Client Development, Central Region, Brayton Alley oversees all client development functions within the Central Region, which includes client engagement, new business and marketing. He works closely with offices, teams and partners to develop plans on how best to drive growth and serve the complex needs of Northern Trust clients, prospects and professional advisors.

Prior to serving as Director of Client Development in the Central Region, Brayton served as Senior Managing Director of the Lake Forest office, where he proactively coordinated the expertise of a team of seasoned professionals to meet the complex financial needs of high-net-worth individuals and families. This specialized team focuses on providing investment management, fiduciary, private banking and wealth consulting solutions to successful families. Previously, he served as an Investment Strategist in Northern Trust Asset Management, working with institutional clients to implement Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) programs. Before joining Asset Management, he was a Relationship Manager in Securities Lending. He started his career at Northern Trust as a trainee in the Rotational Development Program.

Brayton holds a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds his Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.

Brayton serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he is Co-Chair of the Development Committee. He is also a director of the Western Golf Association, which supports the Evans Scholars Foundation.  

In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, squash and rooting for the Northwestern Wildcats.