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Daniel W. Hynes

Daniel W. Hynes

Senior Vice President
Institutional Marketing & Client Services
Dan is responsible for business development and client services with a special focus on Taft-Hartley plans and public funds. Prior to joining Ariel in 2012, Dan served three terms as Illinois State Comptroller from 1999 through 2011 where he was a leading voice for fiscal responsibility and ethics reform. He narrowly lost a primary for Governor in 2010. In addition to his tenure as Chief Fiscal Officer of the state, Dan served as Chairman of the State Employees’ Retirement System as well as a trustee of the Illinois State Board of Investment. After leaving government, Dan worked as a principal at Foster & Foster Actuaries and Consultants representing public, non-profit and Taft-Hartley clients. Beyond Ariel, Dan serves on the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Board which oversees Chicago’s premier convention facility, McCormick Place. He was also named by President Barack Obama to serve as a United States Observer to the International Fund for Ireland which makes investments in Northern Ireland for the purpose of promoting peace and stability in the region. Dan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in economics and earned a J.D. with honors from Loyola University School of Law.
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Gary L. Rozier

Senior Vice President
Institutional Marketing & Client Services
Gary joined the firm in 2006 and focuses on business development and client services with a special focus on registered investment advisors. Prior to joining Ariel, Gary spent over five years with Rydex Investments. During this time, he held multiple positions within shareholder services and financial advisor sales before being promoted to regional vice president where he oversaw product development and distribution across nine states in the Midwest Region. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of trustees for Chicago State University, vice-chairman of the board of Inner Voice, Inc., and a committee member for the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation in Oakland, California. In 2011, Gary was named a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago. He earned a BA in economics from the University of Maryland.
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Roopa P. Weber

Senior Vice President
Institutional Marketing & Client Services
Roopa serves as the head of Ariel’s institutional client services team, which handles all aspects of client reporting and communications, onboarding of new accounts, board reports and marketing materials. In addition to serving as a client liaison for our institutional portfolios, Roopa also works closely with our portfolio managers on our client relationships. Prior to joining Ariel in 1997, she worked in the non-profit arena for a Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm and at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Roopa serves on the advisory boards of the Gene Siskel Film Center and the River North Chicago Dance Company, and is a member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fashion Committee. In 2012, she graduated from the Fellowship Program of Leadership Greater Chicago, an initiative which educates and connects emerging leaders to support and strengthen the Chicago region. Roopa attended Lake Forest College where she graduated with honors in her double major and obtained a BA in French and psychology.
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Malik Murray

Vice President
Institutional Marketing & Client Service

Malik joined the firm in 2004 and focuses on business development and client services. Previously, Malik spent eight years with Bank One Brokerage, most recently serving as the lead broker on the European shift for their international exchange traded products group. Outside of Ariel, Malik serves on the school boards of the Ariel Community Academy and the St. Philip Neri School. He is also a director for the Chicago Minority Business Development Council and a member of the National Association of Securities Professionals. Malik earned a BA in finance from DePaul University and an MBA from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Patrice Bailey

Patrice L. Scelzo

Vice President
Institutional Marketing & Client Services
Patrice plays an integral role with our client and consultant relationships, and her scope of responsibilities extends across multiple facets of our internal client servicing efforts. Specifically, she directly serves our clients by completing standardized and ad hoc reports and oversees our consulting reporting and Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, she worked as a quality service assistant for Northwest Airlines. Patrice is an associate board member of Gilda’s Club Chicago and earned a BA in international business-Spanish intensive from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
 
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