Gary Gerst, Chairman

C. Gary Gerst is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation. He received an engineering degree from Duke University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. He was a founding partner of LaSalle Partners, the predecessor to JLL, one of the world’s largest real estate investment management and consulting firms and served as its co-chairman and chief executive officer. He is currently the independent chairman of the board of Henderson Global’s family of U.S. mutual funds and formerly served as the chairman of BMO Harris’s Insight Funds. He has also served on the boards of a number of non-for-profits including Metropolitan Family Services, a large social service agency in Chicago and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He is a past chairman of the Board of both organizations.


  • Henderson Global Fund – Chairman of the Board
  • Metropolitan Family Services Chicago – Board and Executive Comm. (Past Chair)
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Board of Directors
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation – Life Trustee