Sally Gries founded Gries Financial in 1978 as a single family office. She began her financial services career in the late 1960’s at Goodbody & Company in Philadelphia in municipal bonds and has also worked as an investment banker and a venture capitalist during her career. She is on the investment committee of several large institutions and serves as the current chair of the investment committee of the Cleveland Foundation. Sally completed five years as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Holden Arboretum, one of the largest arboreta in the United States and continues to serve on the board, is a Life Trustee of Hawken School and a trustee of the Cleveland Foundation and Trustee Emeritus of Case Western Reserve University. She has a B.A. from Northwestern University and has the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.