Whittier Trust - Liam

Liam J. McGuinness

Chief Financial Officer

Pasadena, CA

Liam is the Chief Financial Officer of the Whittier Trust Company. His responsibilities include overseeing the Corporate Accounting, Tax, and Partnership Accounting departments.

Liam has over 20 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Whittier in 2015, Liam served as Vice President of Corporate Finance at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, corporate financings, and rating agency relationships. Prior to that, he held the position of Financial Planning, Analysis & Systems Manager at Western Asset Management Company in Pasadena. Previous employers also include IndyMac Bank, F.S.B., and Deloitte.

Liam graduated cum laude from Bucknell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and double majored in Accounting and German. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA® charterholder. In 2018, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Liam as a C.F.O. of The Year nominee. Liam currently serves on the Hillsides board of directors (a non-profit serving at-risk children), where he is the Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair.  Previously, Liam served as President of the San Marino Community Church Foundation and was a member of Willis Towers Watson’s Corporate Client Advisory Council as well as the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

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