Staff

Scott Issen

President & CEO

Katie Sowa

Chief Operating Officer

Ellen Muench

Director of Program Innovation

Emily Summers

Director of Development

Tina Hrabak

Startups Manager

Salvador Dueñas

Digital Strategist

Alegra Gutierrez

Public Ally

Amal Amaskane

Instructor

Megan Clauson

Instructor

Adrian Dueñas Jr.

Instructor

Danielle Tubbs

Instructor

Tom Caprel

Entrepreneur in Residence

Aaron Gillum

Entrepreneur in Residence

Marc Grens

Entrepreneur in Residence

Susan Silver

Entrepreneur in Residence

Kathy Steele

Entrepreneur in Residence

Tomer Yogev

Entrepreneur in Residence

Board of Directors

Brad Keywell (Chairman)

Co-Founder and CEO

Uptake Technologies

Maria Burud

President

Zanon Group

Karl Darin

Managing Director

The Alnair Group

Matthew Goldfine

Head of Industry, Retail

Google

Heidi Hattendorf

Senior Director – Industry Marketing, Telecom

Automation Anywhere

Mark Hoyt

CFO

OneSpan

Phyllis Lockett

CEO

LEAP Innovations

James O’Connor, Jr.

Managing Director and Global Head of Venture Capital

William Blair & Company

Ram Ramanan

Assurance Partner

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

William Ridgway

Counsel

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Kevin Willer

Co-Founder & Partner

Chicago Ventures

Scott Issen

President & CEO

Future Founders

Entrepreneurial Champions

Jon Hennessy

Director

John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation

Tyler Zittergruen

Managing Director

Evercore