Headshot: Ronald Diamond Founder and CEO

Ronald S. Diamond
CEO, Diamond Wealth Strategies
Phone: (847) 686-1069
ron@diamondwealthstrategies.com

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University, Mr. Diamond started his career in 1986 at Drexel Burnham Lambert. It was at Drexel Burnham where he honed his skills as an investor, and became an Associate Director in 1988. Focusing on portfolio management, Mr. Diamond found he had a real passion for managing money. In 1990 Bear Stearns offered him the position of Managing Director. Having had success managing money for several Wall Street firms, Mr. Diamond decided to launch his own hedge fund, Pinnacle Capital Growth, Incorporated, which ultimately managed over $100 million in assets. While running Pinnacle, Mr. Diamond was asked by several investors for advice with their estate planning; a natural outgrowth of managing money. Feeling that the stock market was overvalued and after having a successful 10 year run, Mr. Diamond decided to focus full time on estate planning, wealth transfer and asset protection. Mr. Diamond developed several proprietary estate planning and wealth transfer techniques and officially launched Diamond Wealth Strategies, a boutique firm specializing in the unique needs of high net worth families.

Work Experience

  • Diamond Wealth Strategies: Founder and CEO
  • Pinnacle Capital Growth, Inc.: Founder and CEO of a U.S. based hedge fund
  • Bear Stearns: Managing Director/Portfolio Manager
  • Drexel Burnham Lambert: Associate Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

Education

  • Northwestern University, BA in Economics, graduated Magna Cum Laude

Civic Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, JCC
  • National Board of Directors, Jewish Student Connection
  • Investment Advisor Council, JUF
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of American Jewish Committee
  • Ravinia Festival