Staff

Scott Issen

President & CEO

Katie Sowa

Chief Operating Officer

Ellen Muench

Senior Program Manager

Salvador Dueñas

Senior Instructor &
Program Lead

Thomas Estruth

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Amal Amaskane

Instructor

Mohit Bathija

Growth Coach

Monika Black

Growth Coach

Tom Caprel

Entrepreneur in Residence

Megan Clauson

Instructor

Melissa Footlick

Growth Coach

Kasey Gandham

Growth Coach

Aaron Gillum

Entrepreneur in Residence

Marc Grens

Entrepreneur in Residence

Brittany Hogan

Instructor

Amor Montes de Oca

Growth Coach

Susan Silver

Entrepreneur in Residence

Kathy Steele

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jessica Tenuta

Growth Coach

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

Accenture

Matthew Goldfine

Head of Programs & Production

Google

Heidi Hattendorf

Director, Business Innovation & Transformation

Motorola Soulutions

Mark Hoyt

CFO

VASCO Data Security

Phyllis Lockett

CEO

LEAP Innovations

James O’Connor, Jr.

Managing Director and Global Head of Venture Capital

William Blair & Company

William Ridgway

Counsel

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Kevin Willer

Co-Founder & Partner

Chicago Ventures

Scott Issen

President & CEO

Future Founders

Entrepreneurial Champions

Ryan Butman

Partner, Transaction Advisory

EY

Candace Dixon

Relationship Manager

Accenture

Jon Hennessy

Director

John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation

Jackie Schwartz

Marketing Communications Manager

Baxter International

Tyler Zittergruen

Principal

PJT Partners