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Thomas M. McDonald

Title: Founder and Chairman
Company: McDonald Partners, LLC
Location: Bratenahl, Ohio, United States

Thomas M. McDonald, Founder and Chairman at McDonald Partners, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in financial planning and investment management.

With years of experience to his credit, Mr. McDonald has excelled as the founder and chairman for McDonald Partners LLC since 2005. Utilizing a conservative approach to business by providing accurate and credible investment information to clients in his present position, he previously served as the president and chief executive officer for Wayne Hummer Investments from 2003 to 2005. Moreover, he began his career with Merrill Lynch and Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated before finding success with McDonald Investments as the director of sales development, the director of the private client group, a member of the board of directors and members of the capital commitment and compliance committees. Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. McDonald pursued an education at The University of Tennessee, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in business and industrial management in 1969.

Beyond his primary responsibilities within the field, Mr. McDonald has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his immediate professional circles. He has notably contributed to the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio as a member and the chairman of the board of trustees for several years. A councilman and the chairman of the finance committee for Bratenahl Village Council, he was additionally recruited as the chairman and former president of the Shoreby Club. Furthermore, Mr. McDonald proudly recalls his involvement as the co-chairman of the Small Firms Committee for the Securities Industry Association in 2001.

As a testament to his exceptional undertakings, Mr. McDonald has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He has been presented with the Circle of Excellence Award, the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service in 2018 and the Dr. Eli Crew Community Service Excellence Award from The Ohio Hospital Association in 2019. Likewise, Mr. McDonald was recognized as the Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year by the MetroHealth System and Medical Mutual Company in 2018.

Attributing his success to his stellar reputation as an honest person with integrity, Mr. McDonald is incredibly proud to have grown his business into a $15 billion asset management firm after a long and thriving career in the arena of financial services. Outside of these accomplishments, he is grateful to have been the chairman for the third-largest hospital system in northeast Ohio for six years, during which time he raised $2 billion to construct a new building. Looking toward the future, Mr. McDonald hopes to relinquish his chief executive officer position to one of his sons while remaining at McDonald Partners LLC in a limited capacity and devoting his spare time to his community.

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