Clint CoghillChief Executive Officer, Backstop
Clint Coghill co-founded Backstop Solutions Group in 2003 as the Founding Chairman and has helped guide the company as Chairman of the Board. Clint now leads the Backstop Executive Team as CEO.
Prior to joining Backstop in an executive role, Clint was CIO of Coghill Capital Management, a successful Chicago-based hedge fund management company he started in 1995. Among his other professional pursuits, Clint was the Founding Chairman of NFTE Chicago’s Regional Advisory Board, which provides entrepreneurship programs to young people from low-income communities and reaches more than 2,000 youth per year. He is also the founder of two charitable Organizations, the Coghill Family Foundation and the Environmental Impact Initiative.
Clint received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the London Business School.
Fast Facts: Is happily married to an attorney and has 4 kids; two boys and two girls
Family owned a golf course and his first job was retrieving golf balls from the water hazards
Keeps active by snow skiing, surfing, ice hockey, golf, and training for triathlons
Fluent in Spanish and spent time backpacking through South America
Enjoys traveling with his family
In 2015 was named the NFTE “Entrepreneur of The Year”
Appointed to the “Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame” in their 30th annual induction
Is a pro football aficionado and follows the Chicago Bears