Joe Mansueto founded Morningstar in 1984. He has served as chairman since the company’s inception, and as chief executive officer from inception to 1996 and from 2000 to present.
Mansueto received the 2007 Skip Viragh Award, sponsored by Rydex Investments and Financial Advisor magazine, which recognizes new and innovative services that positively impact the financial advisor community. Mansueto also received the 2007 Visionary Award and was one of 10 winners of the 2007 Chicago Innovation Award, sponsored by the Chicago Sun-Times and Kuczmarski & Associates. In November 2007 SmartMoney magazine recognized Mansueto in the “SmartMoney Power 30,” its annual list of the top 30 most powerful forces in business and finance. He received the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2000. In 1993, he was given the KPMG Peat Marwick High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and in 1992 won the Rosenthal Award for Excellence in Investment Research from the University of Chicago.
Before founding Morningstar, Mansueto was a securities analyst at Harris Associates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.