Our Team

Serving Business Owners, Executives And Affluent Families

Patrick Hickey is a leader of inspired and high-performing wealth management teams.  He demonstrates daily a proven ability to coach and mentor financial services professionals to keep client-impact at the center of their focus.  This fiduciary mindset, always putting the needs of the client first, has earned Patrick trust, respect and accolades from long-term clients, colleagues and the broader industry. 

As CEO of Whitnell, Patrick takes responsibility for day-to-day operations and for developing and executing against the firm’s longer-term vision.  He is a strategic planner and thinker with a keen ability to make the right moves at the right time to produce stable and consistent growth. 

Patrick prizes team-building, accountability and continuity in relationships with clients and team members.  He earns respect by setting an example with his strong work ethic, even-tempered leadership style and open communication.   

For more than 30 years, Patrick has led successful wealth management teams in the financial services and banking industries.  Under his leadership, the private banking, personal trust and brokerage business units at Associated Bank realized consistent growth and client retention year after year. 

Patrick also believes in giving back to the community.  He serves on the board of directors for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and has been a past president of the Special Children’s Charities board of directors.

He received a BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA in marketing and accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He also holds series 6, 63, 7 & 24 securities licenses.