Ahmad

Imran Ahmad, ’13

Ahmad

Imran Ahmad, ’13

Chief Operating Officer, HealthIPASS

Imran Ahmad is the chief operating officer of HealthiPASS, one of the fastest growing healthcare IT companies in the Chicago area. He is also a principal at OCA Ventures where he is responsible for the OCA EDGE seed investing program and serves on the board of numerous companies. He has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Chicago Booth, his startup MouseHouse placed first in the 2012 New Venture Challenge, winning $30,000.
Alexander

Tom Alexander, AB ’00

Alexander

Tom Alexander, AB ’00

COO, 1871

Tom Alexander is chief operating officer for 1871, one of the largest technology incubators in the United States. Before that, Tom served as deputy communications director for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He has also worked for the University of Chicago, the Office of the Governor of Illinois, and the US Small Business Administration in Washington, DC. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a master’s in public policy administration from Northwestern University.
Brams

Carol Bramson, ’92

Brams

Carol Bramson, ’92

Founder and CEO, Side by Side

Carol Bramson is the founder and CEO of Side by Side, a natural pet food and nutrition company that delivers a custom comprehensive diet for pets. She is also the president and founder of TBG Capital, which provides equity capital and advisory services to companies to facilitate start-up, growth and/or acquisitions. Carol holds a BS in Finance from DePaul University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Coe

Brian Coe, MBA '99

Coe

Brian Coe, MBA '99

CEO, SlipChip Corporation

Brian Coe is the CEO of SlipChip Corporation, a point-of-care clinical diagnostics company that integrates high-complexity laboratory assays, into an easy to perform, affordable and accessible sample-to-answer format. Brian has a BA in Neuroscience and Psychology from Brandeis University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to SlipChip, he was CEO of Litholink Corporation, a specialty medical laboratory which was acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in 2006. He has also been a Polsky Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth.
Waverly

Waverly Deutsch

Waverly

Waverly Deutsch

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship , Chicago Booth; Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content, Polsky Center

Waverly Deutsch is a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is also Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She teaches the Global New Venture Challenge class for Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA program, and is a full-time coach for the annual New Venture Challenge. Waverly holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s and PhD in theater history from Tufts University.
Fried

Jennifer Fried, MBA '15

Fried

Jennifer Fried, MBA '15

Cofounder and CEO, ExplORer Surgical

Jennifer Fried is the cofounder and CEO of ExplORer Surgical, a workflow management software company for operating rooms. Jennifer holds a BA in mathematical methods in the social sciences and economics, and financial economics from Northwestern University. She also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Booth, she led ExplORer Surgical to a second place finish and $50,000. ExplORer Surgical was recently the recipient of a $500,000 investment from the University of Chicago Startup Investment Program as a part of its recent series A financing round.
gertner

Rob Gertner

gertner

Rob Gertner

Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy, Chicago Booth; John Edwardson Faculty Director for the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, Chicago Booth

Robert Gertner is the Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance and John Edwardson Faculty Director for the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests include strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises. Gertner is a trustee of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, a national organization devoted to large-scale social research in public interest. Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Goldman

Louis Goldman, JD '74

Goldman

Louis Goldman, JD '74

Managing Partner of Navigtor Law Group

Louis Goldman is the Managing Partner of Navigator Law Group, a boutique law firm focused on corporate projects including M&A, securities, and significant work with start-ups, blockchain technology and venture capital/angel investing groups.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in economics and then obtained a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School (Order of the Coif and cum laude). In New York City, Mr. Goldman worked for Cleary Gottlieb and also established a merchant bank, Abacus & Associates LP, where he was a Managing Director.  He was a Co-Founder of JustWrite EMR, an electronic medical records start up.
Green

Michelle Kristula-Green, AB '77, AM '81

Green

Michelle Kristula-Green, AB '77, AM '81

Michelle Kristula-Green was most recently the global head of people and culture at Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide where she created strategies for attracting and retaining people across the globe. Prior to that, she was the President-Asia Pacific at the company. She holds a BA and an MA in far eastern languages and civilization from the University of Chicago and currently lives in Big Sky, MT where she consults with startups, skis and is an artist.
Handerson

Brad Henderson, AB '01, AM '01

Handerson

Brad Henderson, AB '01, AM '01

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Brad Henderson is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of the Boston Consulting Group’s Operations Practice in North America. There, he works across BCG's different industry practices (consumer, industrial goods, health care, financial services, energy, public sector, TMT) on a range of operations issues such as supply chain, manufacturing and procurement. Brad received a BA and an MA in Economics at the University of Chicago, and an MSc in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford, along with an MBA from Said Business School on a Rhodes Scholarship.
Khim

Sue Khim

Khim

Sue Khim

CEO, Brilliant

Sue Khim is the CEO of Brilliant, a company that helps people master concepts in math and science. Prior to this, she was the CEO of Alltution, which helps match students to financial aid opportunities at the colleges they are applying to, and assists them in preparing their financial aid forms. She studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in education in 2012.
Layton

Peter Layton, AB '82, MBA'87

Layton

Peter Layton, AB '82, MBA'87

Founder Partner, Blackthorne Capital Management

Peter Layton is one of the founding partners of Blackthorne Capital Management and is the owner of Warhawk Fund. Mr. Layton serves as the Chairman of the BOX Exchange Group, a partner of Efficient Capital Management, and a Member of Hyde Park Angels. He is also the CEO of The Tallgrass Group, the parent company of various corporations specializing in different aspects of ecological restoration. Peter holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Chicago Booth.
Monieson

Doug Monieson, MBA '89

Monieson

Doug Monieson, MBA '89

Founder and Head Trader, Doug Monieson Trading, LLC

Doug Monieson is the Founder and Head Trader at Doug Monieson Trading, LLC. He is also Chairman Emeritus of Hyde Park Angels, which invests in digital media, business & financial services, consumer products, and healthcare. Doug is on the advisory board of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from Chicago Booth.
Rolando

Rolando Rabines

Rolando

Rolando Rabines

Founding Partner and Principa Operator, Growing Well Partners

Rolando Rabines is the Founding Partner and principal operator of Growing Well Partners. His current focus is making majority equity investments in seed and early stage firms. He has substantial expertise and interest in disruptive technology ventures. He currently manages a select portfolio of companies developing opportunities in social gaming, digital marketing networks, and semiconductor technology. Mr. Rabines holds a BSCS and a BSEE from MIT. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the Boston Securities Analyst Society.
Rudnick

Ellen Rudnick

Rudnick

Ellen Rudnick

Senior Advisor and Adjunct Professor for Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

Ellen Rudnick is a Senior Advisor and Adjunct Professor for Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and previously served as the initial Executive Director of the Polsky Center.   She is a successful start-up executive, having served as chairman of Pacific Biometrics and CEO of Health Care Knowledge Resources. She has held positions as corporate vice president at Baxter Healthcare and president of Baxter Management Services Division, which she founded. She also has an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Reese

Reese Schroeder

Reese

Reese Schroeder

Managing Director, Tyson Ventures

Reese Schroeder currently serves as Managing Director of Tyson Ventures. He is responsible for building and managing the opportunity pipeline, as well as executing investment transactions.  Prior to joining Tyson Foods, Reese was with Motorola for 28 years serving as Managing Director for Motorola Ventures/Motorola Solutions Venture Capital from 2004 until 2017. Prior to joining Motorola, Reese was Vice President of Sales and Administration for a Midwest-based manufacturer of chemical transportation containers. Reese graduated in 1981 from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in with a B.A. majoring in Political Science. He also received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1984.
Tebbe

Mark Tebbe

Tebbe

Mark Tebbe

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Polsky Center

Mark Tebbe is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At Chicago Booth, he teaches the entrepreneurial discovery course and co-teaches the New Venture Challenge class. He’s the founder of Lante Corporation, a technology consulting firm, and a founder of Answers Corporation. Mark is also the chairman of ChicagoNEXT, a dedicated public-private effort to improve Chicago’s competiveness in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Immanuel

Immanuel Thangaraj

Immanuel

Immanuel Thangaraj

AB '92, MBA '93

Immanuel Thangaraj has 25 years of venture capital experience.  Since 1996, he has been with Essex Woodlands, one of the world’s largest healthcare-dedicated venture capital and private equity investment firms, and has served as a Managing Director and President of the management company for six of its funds, totaling $2.4 billion AUM.  He recently spun out the venture capital portion Essex Woodlands to found Park Lane Ventures.  He began his career as an Associate at ARCH Venture Partners in 1993.  He has an AB and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Turner

Guy Turner, MBA '10

Turner

Guy Turner, MBA '10

Managing Director, Hyde Park Venture Partners; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Polsky Center

Guy Turner is Managing Director at Hyde Park Venture Partners which he cofounded in 2011 from Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on corporate strategy across a variety of industries. He spent his early career as a mechanical engineer with Raytheon and General Electric. He serves on the boards of numerous startups, and is a Kauffman Fellow. Guy received his BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.