David J. Granat

Executive Team - Chief Investment Officer

David J. Granat began serving as the chief investment officer of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in June 2007. Granat began his financial career at Quaker Oats Company, a consumer-goods company, where he held a series of financial management positions, including manager of corporate finance, manager of financial analysis and internal auditor. He was named Quaker’s assistant treasurer in 1982.

He subsequently joined the Tribune Company as treasurer in 1985. Prior to joining the Foundation, Granat served as the Tribune Company’s vice president / investments, where he was responsible for managing the company’s pension fund, 401(k) assets, and other investment portfolios.

A Chicago native, Granat holds a master’s of business administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and is a certified public accountant. Granat and his wife, Lorie, reside in Chicago.