Joan Rockey is Chief Financial Officer and a Partner in the Chicago office of Cerity Partners, one of the nation's leading independent financial advisory firms. She oversees the firm’s accounting and finance activities and is a member of its Operating Committee. With more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry at firms including Ernst & Young (EY), Option Opportunities Company and CastleArk Management LLC, Rockey was also the Founder and CEO of Hadelrock Capital Management LLC, a Chicago-based hedge fund. She was recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2019 Notable Women in Finance and was a finalist for the Financial Executives International 2015 Chicago Chapter CFO of the Year Award. A regular speaker on topics including innovation culture and financial transformation, including a recent fireside chat with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Rockey is an active member of numerous university and civic organizations including The Chicago Club and The Economic Club of Chicago. She sits on the board of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Gies Business Alumni Association, Chicago Finance Exchange, and the DePaul University Department of Finance Arditti Center for Risk Management. She received her Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Finance and Master of Taxation degrees from DePaul University in Chicago. She was a contributing author for the publication, Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.
Elected to the Easterseals National Board of Directors in 2020, Rockey currently serves as chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee.