Elizabeth Watkins

Elizabeth Watkins

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer

Lake Forest - IL

Elizabeth Watkins, IACCP® is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Crescent Grove Advisors. She is also the chair of Crescent Grove Advisors’ Compliance Committee and a member of its Investment Committee. Liz is responsible for administering the firm’s compliance program and is tasked with the day-to-day administrative and operational functions. She works closely with the Managing Directors to implement procedures for daily operations.

Liz began her career in the financial services industry in 1990 and has held various management positions at boutique financial services, investment management firms and registered investment companies. Prior to joining Crescent Grove Advisors in 2019, Liz was the chief compliance officer for Stifel Asset Management and a number of its affiliated registered investment advisors and, before that, she was the chief compliance officer of Calamos Advisors and CalamosInternational, LLP.

Liz is an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP), and a co-chair of the Chicago Chief Compliance Officer Group. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She and her husband, John, currently reside in Barrington, Illinois with their daughter. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at a local pet rescue with her daughter. Liz also loves making amigurumi and sharing them with friends and family.