Tom RickettsCo-Chair of the Board
Tom Ricketts is the Executive Chairman of the Cubs. In 2009, he led his family’s acquisition of the team from Tribune Company. In 2016, the Cubs won the World Series and Mr. Ricketts was named Sports Executive of the Year by Sports Business Journal. Mr. Ricketts served on the Executive Council of Major League Baseball from 2015 to 2019 and currently serves on several other committees at the League. Mr. Ricketts has been recognized by several organizations for the real estate development around Wrigley Field including the Urban Land Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Ricketts is the Chairman of Incapital, an investment bank focused on debt capital markets, which he founded in 1999. Mr. Ricketts was named Ernst & Young’s Midwest Finance Entrepreneur of the Year for his work with Incapital and was on several occasions named by Institutional Investor Magazine as one the 40 most influential leaders in electronic finance. Mr. Ricketts is on the boards of Meijer, Inc., Choose Chicago, The Field Museum, The Executive’s Club of Chicago and The Wood Family Foundation. Mr. Ricketts was a founding Director of the Bond Dealers of America. Mr. Ricketts has also been a Director at Ameritrade and, subsequently, TD Ameritrade. Prior to starting Incapital, Mr. Ricketts worked at ABN AMRO Inc., The Chicago Corporation and Mesirow Financial.