Kevin Rutherford moved to Chicago from Montreal, Canada in 1989 with a degree in Finance from Concordia University in Quebec. A Wilmette resident for over 16 years, Kevin has unique insight into the North Shore schools, especially New Trier High School, where 2 of his children have graduated and 1 still attends.
In his first year in Real Estate, he earned the coveted "Rookie of the Year" distinction for all of Baird and Warner offices in the Chicagoland area. along with becoming a member of Baird & Warner's Vice President's Club.
For over twenty years, Kevin’s career flourished in the financial industry. He worked as a Currency Broker and Equity Trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. During that time, he became an expert negotiator to secure the best price for major investment dealers, hedge funds, banks and proprietary trading groups in foreign currency and equity futures and options. As a proven operations and relationship management leader, his financial prowess and expert negotiation skills transfer perfectly into the real estate field. He is a versatile professional who performs optimally in ever-changing, fast-paced environments.
Kevin is deeply involved in the North Shore communities. He coached Park District soccer for ten years and hockey for seven years. He organizes numerous local poker and golf tournaments, including one to benefit the Wilmette Warming House, a safe environment for teens.
He works extensively with North Shore builders, from finding new development opportunities to selling the finished property.
Kevin is an amazing resource for all of your needs, whether buying or selling locally or relocating out of the area.
"I met Kevin today and looked at his listing in Winnetka. I think the best way to describe Kevin is that he is kind, calm, honest, and truly loves what he does! He goes out of his way to understand your needs and will do everything in his power to find out what you are looking to do, whether you are buying or selling a property."
by Rebecca Miller
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