Chicago Booth Alumni Club Annual Meeting featuring Tom and Pete Ricketts

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

November 11, 2009: 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The Tribune Co. put the Chicago Cubs up for sale on the day Lou Piniella managed his first game in a Cubs uniform, Opening Day in 2007. But the Cubs won back-to-back division titles since the team was put up for sale, and their $135 million payroll this year is the third-highest in baseball. Now the Ricketts family, longtime Cubs fans whose wealth comes from family-owned Ameritrade, have become the new owners of a 95 percent stake of the team and its Wrigley Field home, along with 25 percent of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. What does the $845 million deal mean for the fans, the franchise, and key players? Can baseball's longest streak without a World Series appearance be broken, or will the Cubs continued to be dogged by a goat? Find out when Tom and Pete Ricketts, both Chicago Booth alumni, speak at this year's Annual Meeting of the Chicago Booth Alumni club.


Gleacher Center
Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:From I-90/94, exit at Ohio Street. Follow Ohio east to Michigan Avenue. Turn right. At the second light, turn left on Illinois Street. Turn right at the stop sign. Gleacher Center is on the right. Parking may be found on lower Illinois Street.


$35.00 for Club members and their guests; $55.00 for non-members and their guests


Register Online

Deadline: 11/8/2009


5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Cocktail reception in Room 621 (6th floor dining area) for non-members

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Dinner in room 621

6:35 PM-6:50 PM: Dean's remarks by Ted Snyder

7:00 PM-7:45 PM: Keynote address by Tom and Pete Ricketts

7:45 PM-8:00 PM: Q&A; Closing remarks

8:00 PM-8:45 PM: Networking

Speaker Profiles

Thomas S. Ricketts '93 (Speaker)
Founder and CEO, Incapital LLC

Tom Ricketts is the founder and CEO of Incapital LLC, a Chicago-based investment bank focused on fixed-income securities for individual investors. He has made regular appearances on CNBC and Fox Business to discuss the corporate bond market and strategies for beating inflation. He is a board member of TD Ameritrade Holding and previously was a market maker at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Tom Ricketts earned his bachelor's and an M.B.A. in finance and policy studies from the University of Chicago.

J. Peter Ricketts '91 (Speaker)
Founder, Drakon LLC

Pete Ricketts is the founder of Drakon, LLC, an investment company in Omaha, NE. He is also a board member of Ameritrade Holding Corp., the parent company of Omaha-based TD Ameritrade; president of the Platte Institute for Economic Research, a non-partisan research and education organization; and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Pete Ricketts holds an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago, where he also earned his bachelor's degree. He serves on Chicago Booth's advisory board and is a former LEAD facilitator.

Ted Snyder (Speaker)
Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth

Providing overall leadership of Chicago Booth since July 2001, Dean Snyder oversees the school’s academic programs in Chicago, London, and Singapore. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Mr. Snyder taught at the University of Virginia's Darden School and the University of Michigan Business School. He also was an economist with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. His research activities include insights into business practices including distribution, contracting, antitrust enforcement, public policy, and industrial organization. He is active in The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a member of the City of Chicago’s Civic Consulting Alliance. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago.


David Burrus