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Francis O. Idehen, Jr.
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
|Francis is currently the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for GCM Grovensor. Before Francis served as vice president and treasurer at Exelon Corporation, where he was responsible for the company’s balance sheet and business funding needs.
Previously, he was vice president of Investor Relations, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategic investor relations program. Prior to that, he was the managing director of Exelon’s Private Investments Organization. Before joining Exelon in 2011, Francis was a senior portfolio manager at Intel Corporation and an associate at Lehman Brothers. He began his career at Goldman Sachs.
Francis serves on the Board of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and helps students acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. He also serves as a Chicago Advisory Board member of Facing History and Ourselves, a global nonprofit organization that develops educational material for students on prejudices and injustices and their impact on individuals and society at large. Francis is active with the Robert Toigo Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers financial, coaching, and mentoring resources to minority MBA candidates pursuing careers in finance, as well as Prep for Prep, a non-profit organization that offers promising students of color access to a private school education and life-changing opportunities. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.
Francis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.