Matthew Hulsizer ’91 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2021. He is co-founder and managing partner of PEAK6 Investments, a Chicago-based financial services and technology firm. He started PEAK6 in 1997 as a proprietary options trading firm called PEAK6 Capital Management. Since then, Hulsizer and his co-founder have turned PEAK6 into a multibillion-dollar firm with a diversified portfolio of businesses. Today, PEAK6’s core businesses include PEAK6 Capital Management, PEAK6 Strategic Capital, Apex Fintech Solutions, PEAK6 InsurTech, Evil Geniuses and Poker Power.
Hulsizer looks for underfunded and undervalued opportunities with potential to transform the future. While trading gave PEAK6 its start and still powers the center, Hulsizer and his co-founder have created, turned around or invested in more than 100 companies over the past two decades, from options trading and clearing firms to professional sports teams and consumer products. They also share a Tony Award for co-producing the hit musical Memphis.
Hulsizer earned his bachelor of arts degree in English from Amherst College.