Mr. Joseph Mansueto is the Founder and serves as Executive Chairman at Morningstar. He is the Founder of Mansueto Properties . He founded Morningstar in 1984 and became executive chairman in 2017. He has served as chairman of the board of directors from the company's inception, and as chief executive officer from 1984 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2016. Under Mansueto's leadership, Morningstar has been named twice to Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, in 2011 and 2012. The Chicago Tribune recognized Morningstar as one of the top 100 workplaces in the Chicago area in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and Crain's Chicago Business listed Morningstar in its Fast Fifty feature in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011. Morningstar won the 2010 AIGA Chicago Chapter Corporate Design Leadership Award, which recognizes forward-thinking organizations that have advanced design by promoting it as a meaningful business policy. 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 Booth School of Business. He received the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2000. He is an Angel Investor.