Brayton Alley
Brayton Alley

Brayton Alley Regional Manager, Wealth Strategies


  • B.A. degree from Northwestern University
  • M.B.A. degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University


As Director of Client Development, Central Region, he oversees all client development functions within the Central Region, which include client engagement, new business and marketing. He works closely with offices, teams and partners to develop plans on how best to serve the complex needs of our clients, prospects and professional advisors and drive growth. Client development functions which includes client engagement, new business and marketing.

Prior to serving as Director of Client Development in the Central Region, he served as Senior Managing Director of the Lake Forest office, where he proactively coordinated the expertise of a team of seasoned professionals to meet the complex financial needs of a high net worth individuals and families. This specialized team focuses on providing investment management, fiduciary, private banking and wealth consulting solutions to successful families.


Previously, he served as an Investment Strategist in Northern Trust Asset Management, working with institutional clients to implement outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) programs. Before joining Asset Management, he was a relationship manager in Securities Lending. He started his career at Northern Trust as a trainee in the Rotational Development Program.

Community Involvement

He is Co-Chair of the President's Circle, the Chicago Botanic Garden's preeminent donor community, and Past President of the Garden's Guild Board. He is a Director of the Western Golf Association and Co-President of The Lawrenceville School Club of Chicago. He has served on a variety of philanthropic and fundraising boards supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, Lurie Children's Hospital, Elawa Farm Foundation, Lake Forest Country Day School and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.