Join Ron Waliczek from Old National Bank as he shares about:
-The current economic overview
-FX Risk Management, Best Practices
-Current market updates
Ron has spent over 30 years involved in the financial markets. From the trading pits of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, to his current role as a Client Sales/Trader at Old National Bank. He spent 22 years at the First Chicago / Bank One / Bank One Texas / JP Morgan, in numerous roles, all with the FX team. From a spot trader, to managing the sales team for the Western third of the U.S., based in San Francisco and LA. Ron’s focus has always been on middle market like companies. Whether it is payments or acquisitions, balance sheet hedges or trapped cash, he will work closely with the client to provide guidance and execution of their transactions.
He has been a guest speaker at MBA programs at the University of Texas, SMU and the University of Washington, he has talked to undergrad classes as well. Lesson learned? 60% of undergrads fall asleep, MBA students are at 50% and corporate clients?? 30%! Ron has presented to the Global Grain Conferences in Switzerland, Singapore, Amsterdam and Puerto Rico. Along with at AFP’s in Colorado, Cleveland, Austin, Salt Lake City and many others.
Ron is from the Southwest side of Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois and was involved in the MBA program at SMU. He has 3 grown children and cat. He moved to Minneapolis in March 2020, when he joined Old National. He has enjoyed fishing (none caught yet) and running, always preparing for the February half marathon in Austin. This is his 11th year doing it. (Cancelled this year. Thank goodness)
The past board president of the Chicago Improv Foundation and volunteering at the House of Hope has kept him busy. “One of the best aspects of Old National Bank is their commitment to the communities they are located in. Getting involved to help is encouraged and supported and that, is a nice thing”