2017 PRESIDENT’S MEDAL RECIPIENT
Dennis J. McGonigle '82
Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at SEI Investments, will receive the University’s President’s Medal at the President’s Business Council (PBC) 16th Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5, at The Pierre in New York City.
Dennis graduated from the University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) Honors Program. He joined Arthur Andersen LLP after graduation and rose to the position of Senior Auditor. He moved to SEI in 1985 as a Business Manager and Controller of the SEI mutual funds and SEI Financial Services, a subsidiary of SEI Investments. Over his 32-year career he has worked across SEI in a number of leadership roles ranging from product and operations, to market management, leading to his appointment as CFO in 2002. He has been a member of SEI’s Executive Committee since 1995 and serves on the board of directors of a number of SEI's subsidiaries.
In his current role as CFO, Dennis is responsible for guiding the efforts of a number of teams within the company, including finance and accounting, corporate enterprise risk management, workforce development and the SEI Private Wealth Management unit. Dennis is also integrally involved in the setting of SEI’s broader corporate strategy. Based in Oaks, Pennsylvania, and founded in 1968 as Simulated Environments Inc., SEI Investments is a leading global provider of asset management, investment processing and investment operations solutions for institutional and personal wealth management.
A member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 2008, Dennis most recently served as Vice Chair of the board and completed his tenure in May. He is a member of the University’s President’s Business Council and was recognized by the University in 2007 with the Frank J. O’Hara Distinguished Alumni Award. Dennis is a member of the Wharton Fellows Program, an executive education program, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-owner of Kimberton Whole Foods, a growing, regional chain of organic and natural foods markets. Dennis served on the board of trustees of the Kimberton Waldorf School and on the board of directors of Wisdom Technologies Corporation. He is currently involved with the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in promoting vocations to the priesthood.
A native of Pennsauken, New Jersey, Dennis graduated from Camden Catholic High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 for outstanding achievements through scholarship, service and leadership. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and are blessed with three daughters, Audrey, Alyson and Alena.