Meet the Team Behind Our Work



Meet the people who inspire our students every day

Scott Issen

President & CEO

Katie Sowa


Ellen Muench

Director of Program Innovation

Emily Summers

Director of Development

Tina Hrabak

Director of Startups

Kelly Bertog

Marketing Manager

Salvador Dueñas

Digital Strategist

Jane Castro

Program Coordinator

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Meet the serial entrepreneurs who mentor our Fellows

Tom Caprel

Entrepreneur in Residence

Tom Denison

Entrepreneur in Residence

Aaron Gillum

Entrepreneur in Residence

Marc Grens

Entrepreneur in Residence

Susan Silver

Entrepreneur in Residence

Stuart Sorkin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Tomer Yogev

Entrepreneur in Residence


Meet the entrepreneurs who teach our middle and high school students

Megan Clauson


Adrian Dueñas Jr.


Tiffani Stephenson


Danielle Tubbs


Board of Directors

Meet the leaders who guide our organization

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

Mark Hoyt

CFO / OneSpan

Scott Issen

President & CEO / Future Founders

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

Jason VandeBoom

Founder & CEO / ActiveCampaign

Kevin Willer

Co-Founder & Partner / Chicago Ventures

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