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Krannert Executive Forum - Bailey Moore

Bailey Moore

Bailey Moore

Vice President
Wintrust Ventures

Bailey Moore heads Wintrust Ventures, a business unit of Wintrust Financial Corporation developed to support Chicago’s innovation community including start-ups, established businesses, incubators, angel investors and venture capitalists. Ms. Moore and her team invest in late stage Seed and Series A venture capital rounds and also are a preferred lender to venture backed companies in Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Wisconsin.  In 2015, she was voted as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 20 top professionals in their 20’s and has been featured in various paper and online publications.

Ms. Moore graduated from Purdue University in 2008 and began her career as a liquidation and bankruptcy consultant for Alaris. She joined Wintrust Financial Corporation in 2010 and was the first analyst brought on to build out the Wintrust Commercial Banking brand. Today this brand has grown to $1.6B in assets in downtown Chicago alone. In early 2015, Ms. Moore was tasked with building Wintrust’s Venture Capital division and has brought on 14 portfolio companies thus far.

Bailey grew up in a suburb of Boston, MA but now considers Chicago her home. She enjoys traveling, cooking and taking her dog Madeline to Oak Street beach.

Wintrust, a financial holding company offering community and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage services, has served Chicago’s communities since 1991. As a locally-based and locally-run company—and a family of true community banks—Wintrust believes in investing in, and giving back to, the areas it serves. The Wintrust Community Bank family has more than 155 community bank locations across the Chicagoland area, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana and each serves as a one-stop-shop for any personal or business financial need. Wintrust also believes in going above and beyond banking solutions to serve as a real asset and resource for the people and organizations it partners with.

Wintrust Ventures, a division of Wintrust, focuses on the unique needs of start-ups. The group is positioned to provide guidance, networking opportunities, knowledge, financing, wealth management tools and, in some instances, investment, to support Chicago’s innovation community. Wintrust formed the group because, as a start-up itself, the company knows how to get a business up and running in this area. Wintrust Ventures provides a way to share that knowledge and offers the support and resources new businesses need.