Managing Director and Regional Director
Mr. Rochford manages Bessemer’s Chicago office as Managing Director and Regional Director. Prior to Bessemer, Mr. Rochford was a Managing Director for Nuveen Investments. Previously, he spent 13 years with Northern Trust, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust’s Western Region. Mr. Rochford also held roles at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Bankers Trust, and Chemical Banking Corporation. Mr. Rochford served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after college.
Mr. Rochford received his Bachelors from Williams College and an M.B.A. from New York University. He serves on the boards of the Executive Service Corp, Lookingglass Theatre and The Cradle in Chicago. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.