Names & Faces

John S. Hantak Appointed as Houston President at Northern Trust

Brings an ‘uncompromising focus’ on the client experience

April 09, 2019 — HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Trust Wealth Management today announced the appointment of John S. Hantak as President of Houston. “John is an accomplished leader who models Northern Trust’s core values of integrity, expertise and service,” said Colter Lewis, President of Texas at Northern Trust Wealth Management. “His focus on delivering a first-class experience for our clients is uncompromising, and he will continue to be integral to the success of our Houston business.”

Hantak joined Northern Trust in 2014 as a managing director in Houston. In this role, he led many strategic growth initiatives while earning consistently high satisfaction rankings with the firm’s ultra-high net worth clients. With nearly 25 years of experience in wealth management, Hantak previously served in several investment management roles as a financial advisor, sales manager and branch manager.

Hantak succeeds Colter Lewis in leading the Houston business. Lewis assumed leadership of Northern Trust Wealth Management’s statewide operations as Texas President in the spring of 2018.

Deeply involved in the Houston community

Hantak is deeply involved in the Houston community and serves on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and Friends for Life Animal Shelter. He has volunteered with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2008, and serves on a number of the organization’s committees. In addition, he is a member of the Children’s Fund of Houston, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, and the Tejas Vaqueros. He is a graduate of Villanova University.

an accomplished leader who models Northern Trust’s core values of integrity, expertise and service...

Northern Trust Wealth Management offers holistic wealth management services for affluent individuals and families, family offices, foundations and endowments, and privately held businesses. It is recognized for its innovative technology, service excellence and depth of expertise and ranks among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, with $278.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. The Northern Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.

About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.



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