Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas

Founder & Managing Partner, The Copia Group

Shundrawn A. Thomas is a professional investor and corporate executive with over 25 years of impactful leadership in financial services. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Copia Group (TCG), a private investment firm which provides capital solutions for lower middle market companies and drives social impact through the power of scalable businesses.

Prior to founding TCG, Shundrawn served as President of Northern Trust Asset Management, a leading global investment manager with over $1.3 trillion in assets and served as a member of the executive management group of Northern Trust Corporation. His executive roles included Head of FlexShares ETFs, President of Northern Trust Securities, and Head of Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Shundrawn worked at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in sales, trading, and research divisions.

Highly respected for his authentic leadership style, Shundrawn has earned numerous industry accolades. In 2017 Black Enterprise Magazine identified him among the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. In 2021, Shundrawn became a member of ThinkAdvisor’s 2021 class of industry luminaries, and InvestmentNews honored him with a lifetime achievement award for leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Shundrawn is an esteemed speaker, thought leader, and published author. He serves as a Board Director of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA) and as a trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation. Shundrawn also supports a range of philanthropic causes including serving as a trustee for Rush University Medical Center and Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry.

Shundrawn received a B.S. degree in accounting from Florida A&M University and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Shundrawn is happily married to his lovely wife, Latania, and they have two young adult sons.