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Peter Crist


In 2003, Peter founded Crist|Kolder Associates, an executive recruitment firm which focuses on CEO and director searches, and has served as chairman and CEO since its inception. Previously, he was vice chairman of Korn Ferry International, the largest executive search firm in the world. Prior, Peter served as president of Crist Partners, Ltd., an executive search firm he founded in 1995 and sold to Korn Ferry International in 1999. He also held the roles of managing director of the Chicago office and co-head of North America at Russell Reynolds Associations, Inc.

Peter brings his experience and expertise with recruitment and retention, and shares insight into management and operational challenges and opportunities, as a member of the board of directors for Hinsdale Bank & Trust and chairman of the board for Wintrust. In addition, he currently serves on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital board of directors, where he chairs the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.