• A Book that Changes Lives

    Everyone experiences a book that “changes their lives” – if you haven’t, then it’s time to read more provocative material. But for me, that book appeared in 1992 when a friend handed me a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged ...
  • Uptake

    Co-Founder & CEO  
  • Lightbank

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner Lightbank: A no nonsense approach to venture capital
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  • Groupon

    Co-Founder & Director Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of ...
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  • Echo

    Co-Founder & Director Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Echo maintains a proprietary web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 30,000 transportation ...
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  • MediaOcean

    Co-founder and Director of Mediaocean. Mediaocean is the leading software platform for the advertising world. Our traditional and digital media platforms enable agencies and brands to manage and coordinate the entire advertising workflow, globally—from planning and buying, to analyzing and ...
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  • Chicago Ideas

    Founder & Chairman What is Chicago Ideas? Chicago Ideas is a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders created to provoke new ideas and inspire actionable results. Our goal is to stimulate new initiatives and ventures, create new connections and collaborations, and establish a community of people who ...
  • Keywell Foundation

    Director The Keywell Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to identifying and supporting the work of social innovators across the world who are developing scalable models that are tackling society’s most significant issues. We look to support organizations and leaders ...
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  • Future Founders Foundation

    Chairman & Founder The Future Founders Foundation inspires youth in Chicagoland to explore and practice entrepreneurship.  We offer programs to connect students with mentors from various professions and provide engaging project-based learning experiences for students in elementary school through college. ...
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  • Illinois Innovation Council

    Past Chairman The Illinois Innovation Network website launched in 2013 as a common platform to connect startups, innovation-driven enterprises, service providers, research and academic institutions, and community leaders to position Illinois as one of the world’s top innovation centers. Managed ...
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  • ARK

    Ark.com is a search engine for people. With Ark, you can search for new people, old classmates, new business contacts, and even your friends. With over a billion social network profiles indexed, and using a modern architecture, Ark provided the ...
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  • BabbaCo

    BabbaCo, Inc. is a premier baby products company that creates innovative parenting solutions that are “simple, functional, and super cute.” Founded by a mother of two and serial entrepreneur, Jessica Kim, BabbaCo represents the latest know-how, trends, and innovation. The ...
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