Michelle L.


Strategic Advisor

Michelle Collins 5CP

Ms. Collins is a member of the boards of Ulta Beauty, Inc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, CIBC Bancorp US, Inc. and RSGHoldings, Inc.  She previously served on several other public and private company boards.  

Ms. Collins is a member of the boards and executive committees of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago.    Professional affiliations include The Chicago Network, National Association of Corporate Directors and Global Risk Institute.   She also serves on several non-profit boards, including Chicago Public Library Foundation, National Louis University and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Ms. Collins is President of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm since 2007. In 1997, she co-founded Svoboda, Collins LLC, a private equity firm, where she served as Managing Director from 1998 to 2006; she is now a member of the firm’s Advisory Board. From 1992 to 1997, she was a principal in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company, LLC, where she focused on specialty retail, direct-to-consumer and distribution businesses.