Judges

Cindy Bayley

Cindy Bayley PhD ’90, MBA ’97

Cindy Bayley

Cindy Bayley PhD ’90, MBA ’97

Affiliate, ARCH Venture Partners

Cindy is an affiliate of ARCH Venture Partners. She focuses on life science businesses and is a cofounder of several ARCH portfolio companies, including deCODE genetics, an Icelandic diagnostics company; Adolor, a pharmaceutical firm developing novel analgesics; and Elixir Pharmaceuticals, an anti-aging and metabolic disease company. Cindy has worked with ARCH since 1992 and has been instrumental in sourcing companies like Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Agios Pharmaceuticals. She has also participated in the planning and diligence for many other companies in the portfolio. Early in her career, she was a general field engineer with Schlumberger Offshore Services. She holds a BS in physics from the University of Rochester and an MBA and PhD in virology from the University of Chicago.
Speakers

Mats Lederhausen

Speakers

Mats Lederhausen

CEO and Founder, BE-CAUSE

Mats formed BE-CAUSE in early 2007, a platform for investing and building businesses with a “purpose bigger than their products”. Prior to forming BE-CAUSE, Mats served as managing director of McDonald’s Ventures. McDonald’s Ventures managed the investments McDonald’s held in future oriented growth initiatives including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Boston Market, RedBox DVD and Pret A Manger. As a director, chairman, and lead director of Chipotle from 2000-2006, Mats helped shape the strategy that ultimately led to one of the most successful restaurant IPOs of all times. Mats was on the founding team of RedBox and served on its board until Coinstar acquired McDonald’s stake in RedBox in the spring of 2009. Mats joined McDonald’s Corporation in 1999 as head of global strategy. During the next four years he had the responsibility for global strategy and business development. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Mats began his career with McDonald’s in 1979. He worked for The Boston Consulting Group in London from 1988 to 1990. In 1990, he returned to McDonald’s and in 1993 became the managing director and joint venture partner for McDonald’s Sweden. Under his leadership, the company grew from 40 restaurants to nearly 170 restaurants. Mats was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 under 40” to watch in 1999 and the World Economic Forum honored him as a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” in 2000. He serves as chairman of the board of ROTI Modern Mediterranean, and on the boards of Itrim International, MiniLuxe, Unreal, Susie Cakes, True Botanicals and LRN. Mats serves as chairman of the global board of trustees of Ronald McDonald House Charities. He received a master’s from Stockholm School of Economics in 1988.

Speakers

Penny Pritzker

Speakers

Penny Pritzker

Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital; 38th Secretary of Commerce

Penny is an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist with more than 30 years of experience in numerous industries. She is the founder and chairman of PSP Capital and Pritzker Realty Group, a global private investment firm that takes a long-term, fundamental approach to investing in and building market-leading businesses in sectors such as professional services, real estate, technology, agriculture, industrial services and consumer products. From June 2013 through January 2017, Pritzker served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration. Pritzker was a core member of President Obama’s economic team and served as the country’s chief commercial advocate, leading the Administration’s trade and investment promotion efforts. She also served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Currently, Pritzker is a member of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, a member of the board of the Obama Foundation and on the advisory council of The Hamilton Project. Pritzker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor and MBA from Stanford University.

Joanne Chen, MBA ’14

Joanne Chen, MBA ’14

Joanne Chen, Partner, Foundation Capital

Joanne is a partner at Foundation Capital where she supports the next generation of startups. As a child, Joanne dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist, but she changed her mind for something even better and became an entrepreneur instead. In 2010, Joanne cofounded a mobile educational gaming start-up and after enjoying her first taste in the world of entrepreneurship, she went on to build a career in advising other entrepreneurs and investors. Prior to joining Foundation Capital, she worked at Probitas Partners where she focused on advising private equity and venture capital firms in the fundraising process and as an analyst at Jefferies & Company in the technology, media, and telecom group. She joined Foundation Capital in 2014 after completing her MBA at the Chicago Booth.
Griffith

Scott Griffith MBA '90

Griffith

Scott Griffith MBA '90

Executive-In-Residence, General Catalyst Partners; Former Chairman and CEO, Zipcar

As an executive-in-residence at General Catalyst Partners, Scott identifies and supports innovative businesses that are driving growth and creating value by offering a category-leading experience with a specific interest in marketplace-driven business models and the sharing economy. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Scott served for more than 10 years as chairman and CEO of Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network. During his tenure, he transformed Zipcar from a small business into a profitable public company, growing it from $2 million to nearly $300 million in revenues through organic growth and acquisitions before taking it public in 2011. In 2013, Scott led the strategic sale of Zipcar to Avis Budget Group. Prior to Zipcar, Scott held senior-level positions at the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), Information America, and The Parthenon Group. He serves on the boards of TrueMotion (where he was cofounder), VisaNow (a General Catalyst portfolio company) and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Scott earned a BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Hershenson

Mar Hershenson

Hershenson

Mar Hershenson

Cofounder and Managing Partner, Pear VC

Mar is a cofounder and managing partner at Pear VC, a seed-stage investment firm in Palo Alto. At Pear VC, Mar works closely with founders to take companies from an idea to defining business. Mar has been recognized in the Midas Brink List of Top Tech Investors in 2015. Mar received her PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2000 for her breakthrough work in circuit design automation, and taught the Analog Circuit Design course at Stanford for over a decade. Mar made her mark as an entrepreneur by cofounding three companies: Barcelona Design, Sabio Labs, and Revel Touch. She ran each company from day one, being deeply involved in all aspects of the business, including product definition and development, business strategy, sales, recruiting, and financing. After the acquisition of Sabio labs, Mar served as VP of product development for Magma Design Automation's mixed signal division. Mar has received many awards throughout her career. Among them, the renowned T35 Young Innovator Award by MIT for her technical work, and the prestigious Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award in 2010 for her work in entrepreneurship. Mar served on the board of Palo Alto Community Child Care and she is a technical advisor to the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Hill Brent

Brent Hill MBA '98

Hill Brent

Brent Hill MBA '98

Partner, Origin Ventures

Brent joined Origin Ventures in 2013 and serves on the board of directors of Origin portfolio companies Ahalogy, Persio, and Curiosity.com. He is a board observer for the firms investments in Windsor Circle, Apptentive, Bottlenose, and EventBoard. Other previous investments include GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB), Tubemogul (NASD: TUBE), Bump, and SHIFT. Prior to joining Origin, Brent led the central region sales organization for Twitter, opening their first business office in the Midwest in 2010. Before that, he was the head of financial services for Google’s Chicago office, which he joined after his previous company, FeedBurner, was acquired by Google in 2007. Before joining FeedBurner, Brent was the president of a national consumer services business, an entrepreneur-in-residence, and an EVP with a unit of Interactive Corp. He also cofounded MVP.com, an online sporting goods retailer. Brent started his career with Accenture, where he spent 10 years developing CRM software for the telecom industry. He received a BS in finance from Bradley University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Venetia

Venetia Kontogouris, MBA ’77

Venetia

Venetia Kontogouris, MBA ’77

Founder and Partner, Venkon Group

Venetia has over 25 years of venture capital experience. She founded Venkon Group, LLC, a family office investing in early-stage technology companies, including BeHealth, Flow, Zumigo, Ruby Seven Studios, Bulger Capital, Simple Mills, and Energy Savvy. Previously, she was a senior managing partner at Trident Capital, where she managed $1.7B of venture investments focusing on early-stage enterprise IT, business process outsourcing, and marketing services. Companies she funded and successfully exited include Cognizant Technology, Vality, Invention Machine, Odyssey Logistics, Microland, Neilsoft, Shop Local, Viant, eCredit, and Sphere. She has served on the boards of more than 20 public and private companies and is currently a trustee of Northeastern University. She also serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board of the Polsky Center and chairs the investment committee of Kaizen Private Equity, an education-focused fund based in India.
Leahy

Mark Leahy, JD/MBA '89

Leahy

Mark Leahy, JD/MBA '89

Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Mark is co-head of the start-up and venture capital group of Fenwick & West, a law firm specializing in technology and life sciences matters. He advises technology and life science companies, including software, telecommunications and semiconductor companies. His practice includes start-up counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Mark represents companies in varying stages, ranging from privately held start-ups to publicly traded companies. He received a BS in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a JD/MBA from the University of Chicago. Mark worked as an engineer prior to attending law school.
Mark Leavitt

Mark Leavitt, MBA ’83

Mark Leavitt

Mark Leavitt, MBA ’83

Chief Investment Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group

Mark leads Union Square’s financing, equity structuring, and capital allocation, as well as investment strategy in hospitality and technology-related businesses. He is primarily responsible for advancing USHG’s culture of enlightened hospitality through strategic growth of its existing businesses, as well as new ventures. Over the last 25 years, Mark has enjoyed a successful career working with middle market and emerging growth companies to achieve their greatest potential by making strategic, financial, and human connections. Prior to joining USHG, Mark spent eight years at Piper Jaffray & Co., most recently serving as managing director and global group head of technology, media, and telecommunications investment banking. Previously, Mark headed media and communications teams at several firms. He has been an active board member of a variety of public and private companies, including the Harlem Globetrotters, Leap Wireless (LEAP), Centennial Communications, Citadel Communications, T/SF Communications (TSF), and US Radio. Mark earned bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College and an MBA Chicago Booth.
McCall

Matthew McCall

McCall

Matthew McCall

Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Matt is a partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and was formerly a partner with DFJ Portage. He has been involved with investments in AwesomenessTV (acquired by DreamWorks), BigFrame, Cognitive Concepts (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), DollarShaveClub, Eved, EverDream (acquired by Dell), FeedBurner (acquired by Google), Graphiq, Honest Company, Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP), Performics (acquired by Doubleclick/Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney), Signal, SMS-Assist, SimpleTV, and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster). He has been honored on Crain’s annual 40 under 40 and Top Tech 25 lists and named one of the Top 100 VCs in the US, a Media 100, and a Hollywood 100 Power Player. He is the founder and trustee of the McCall Family Foundation, focused on encouraging social entrepreneurship and global human rights. He is the author of a popular venture blog, www.VCConfidential.com. Earlier in his career, Matt worked in the Boston Consulting Group’s Chicago office and for Bankers Trust in merchant banking as well as at Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust. He holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA and master’s in manufacturing management from Northwestern University.
McCormack

Robert McCormack MBA '68

McCormack

Robert McCormack MBA '68

Advisory Director, Trident Capital

Bob is a founding partner of Trident Capital, Inc., a private equity firm established in 1993 to invest in information and business service companies in a range of markets, including financial services, health care, general business, and select consumer markets. Previously, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley and held various positions with the US Department of Defense, including as assistant secretary of the Navy (financial management). He is on the board of Illinois Tool Works and did serve on the boards of the Northern Trust Corporation and MeadWestvaco.
Mylod

Bob Mylod

Mylod

Bob Mylod

Founder and Managing Partner

Bob is the founder and managing partner of Annox Capital Management. Previously, he held positions within the Priceline Group, including CFO, head of worldwide strategy and planning, vice chairman, and senior vice president of finance. He played a major role in transforming the Priceline Group into one of the most profitable and valuable tech companies in the world. Before that, he served as an executive partner at Arena Capital Partners and worked closely with the founding partners for more than 15 years. He also served as an acting CFO of WebHouse Club, as principal of Stonington Partners, and as an associate at Merrill Lynch Capital Partners. He has expertise in identifying innovative, industry-shaping companies and guiding them to broader global implementation. He serves as a director of AutoWeb, Everbank, Dropbox, Alliance Capital Partners, CaféX Communications, and Tradeos Limited. He is also an independent director of Autobytel, Novocure, and Redfin Corporation. Bob holds an AB from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Nakamura

Koichiro Nakamura MBA '07

Nakamura

Koichiro Nakamura MBA '07

Founding Partner, Sozo Venture

Koichiro is a founding partner at Sozo Ventures, a cross-border venture fund focused on helping start-ups achieve global expansion. Specifically, Sozo Ventures helps US technology companies go to the Asian market, especially the Japanese market. He started his career as a serial entrepreneur, launching his first successful company during college and spending a decade working on a multitude of start-ups. At Mitsubishi Corporation, he created relationships with large Japanese conglomerates, providing the credibility needed for portfolio start-ups to find alpha and beta customers. Prior to that, he launched the Innovation Kitchen, a Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary, which incubated seed-stage ventures in Japan and leveraged cross-border collaboration to yield sustainable advantage for portfolio companies, including Scigineer (IPO in 2014). Koichiro also founded Japan’s first application service provider, Datastations (acquired by ValueCommerce). Before Mitsubishi, he was a founding member of Yahoo! Japan. Koichiro is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 12 and a recipient of the Jeff Timmons Memorial Award. He received a bachelor’s of law from Waseda University and an MBA from Chicago Booth, where he was a two-time finalist in the New Venture Challenge.
Oxaal

John Oxaal MBA '81

Oxaal

John Oxaal MBA '81

General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds

At Sevin Rosen Funds (SRF), John focuses on imaging, computing, photonics, RF communications, and semiconductors. Before joining SRF in 1999, he cofounded and was CEO of Volumetrics Medical Imaging and was on the founding team of the digital signal processing division of Analog Devices. He holds several patents in the field of real-time volumetric ultrasound imaging. He serves on the boards of AirWavz, Ethertronics, Luxtera, and Metabolon. John is on the board of visitors of Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and on the board of Element Genomics. He holds a BSE in biomedical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo

Founder and Managing Partner, GSV Acceleration Fund

Deborah is the founder and managing partner of GSV Acceleration Fund, a venture capital fund investing in great entrepreneurs and their companies in the $55B learning and talent technology sector. GSV Accelerlation’s portfolio includes Andela, Clever, ClassDojo, Course Hero, CreativeLive, Degreed, Lightneer, Pluralsight, Raise, and Turnitin, among others. Previously Deborah cofounded GSV Advisors, a boutique advisory firm focused on learning and human capital technology companies. She also cofounded the annual ASU GSV Summit. This event, now in its eighth year, celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to Gray” learning and talent landscape. She previously cofounded ThinkEquity Partners, a boutique technology focused investment bank, which was acquired in 2007 by a UK firm. Prior to that, she was a managing director in investment banking and head of the global growth group at Merrill Lynch. She began her career at J.P Morgan. Deborah currently serves on the board of Degreed, Lightneer, and Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW) and is a board observer at ClassDojo, CreativeLive, and Raise. She is a member of the boards of The Chicago Public Education Fund, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, many others. Deborah graduated cum laude with a BA in history from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.

John Rutledge, MBA ’94 (XP-63)

John Rutledge, MBA ’94 (XP-63)

Founder, President and CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC/Oxford Hotels & Resorts

John is the founder, president, and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. Oxford is a national real estate investment firm focused on the lodging, hospitality, travel, and consumer sectors. Oxford projects include LondonHouse Chicago, The Langham Chicago, Hotel Julian, Hotel Felix, Hotel Essex, Essex on the Park, Hotel Versey, Godfrey Hotel-Chicago, Boston and Hollywood, The Hyatt Chicago-Magnificent Mile, the Metropolitan Hotel and Lexington Hotel-New York City, and National Conference Center-Lansdowne, VA. John’s angel and private equity investments include Argo Tea, Inc., Bobtail Ice Cream Co., Cal Pacific, Health Integrated, Inc., Metropolitan Capital Bank Corporation, Nymirum, Inc., Potbelly Sandwich Works, Room Service, Inc., Sunglass Outlet, Inc., SurePayroll, Talk3 and Top Golf. John and/or Oxford have been nominated and/or won numerous awards including, Crain’s' 40 under 40, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Development of the Year, Redevelopment of the Year, Developer of the Year, National Hotel Development of the Year and the Top Hotel in the Continental US. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Sissel

Anne Sissel

Sissel

Anne Sissel

Managing Director, Baxter Ventures

Anne Sissel is a managing director of Baxter Ventures. Baxter Ventures is the $200 million fund of Baxter International, investing in companies with innovative technologies, products and/or therapies with the ability to improve patient care globally and maximize value for investors and entrepreneurs. Anne brings more than 15 years of finance and executive leadership experience. Anne was on the founding team and executive team (head of finance and business development) for Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT). Anne was a cross-functional leader from early discovery through commercialization and co-lead (with the CEO/cofounder) the VC fundraising process. Prior to Veracyte, Anne worked in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and San Francisco. Anne has completed more than $200b in financing and M&A transactions for clients in the healthcare and technology industries. Anne holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in finance from Indiana University. She was selected to Crain’s Chicago Top 50 in Tech List in 2015 and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder. Anne’s current board and observation roles include: Opsonix, Inc., Sanifit S.L. and TVA Medical, Inc.
Sullivan

Nancy Sullivan

Sullivan

Nancy Sullivan

CEO and Managing Director, IllinoisVENTURES

Nancy serves as the CEO and managing director of IllinoisVENTURES. With over 15 years of experience in the commercialization and entrepreneurial sector, Nancy leads the IllinoisVENTURES investment portfolio. She oversees over $75 million in assets under management. Nancy is responsible for overall fund operations including serving as the main point of contact for limited partner base and the investment management of leading portfolio companies. She promotes the development of new companies commercializing complex technologies by assisting the companies in obtaining venture capital funding, recruiting management talent and obtaining necessary business services. She serves on the boards of two Chicago based start-ups, Personify and Diagnostic Photonics. Nancy earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Loyola University, her MBA from Northwestern University, and a master's in biotechnology from Northwestern.
Immanuel Thangaraj

Immanuel Thangaraj, MBA ’93

Immanuel Thangaraj

Immanuel Thangaraj, MBA ’93

Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures

Immanuel has over 20 years of experience in venture capital. He has been with Essex Woodlands, one of the largest life sciences investment firms and has portfolios spanning companies from all stages and sectors of healthcare, since 1996. Among his broader investment activities at Essex Woodlands, Immanuel was responsible for starting its emerging markets practice and co-leads its medical device investment activity. Before joining Essex Woodlands, Immanuel ran a start-up telecommunications services company, Integrated Telemanagement, until its sale. He began his venture career at ARCH Venture Partners in 1992. He is chairman of MAP International; a council member of Chicago Booth; an advisory board member of the Polsky Center; a trustee of Trinity School in Menlo Park, California; and a board member of the India Community Center in Milpitas, CA. Immanuel holds an AB and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Vijay Vashee, MBA ’77

Vijay Vashee, MBA ’77

Founding Presidents and Chairman, TiE Seattle

Vijay is a long-time Microsoft veteran, having joined Microsoft in 1982 as its 160th employee, when the company was a $25M corporation. During his tenure, he set up many firsts, including the first registered database, the first Demo Days tours, the first Windows seminar, and the first ISV program. He dramatically boosted several applications’ bottom lines as general manager for each application. In two years, he drove Microsoft’s project market share from number four to number one, growing a $5M business into a $100M business. In four years, he drove PowerPoint from number three to number one, building it into a $600M business. Recent investment areas include big data, cloud computing, media, and First Date, a Broadway musical. He also serves on the boards of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the division of Computer Science at Cornell University, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Seattle Art Museum. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Wilkins

Peter Wilkins MBA '08

Wilkins

Peter Wilkins MBA '08

Managing Director, Hyde Park Angels

Peter has successfully founded, built, and turned around companies in the education, healthcare, and technology industries. He has also leveraged his entrepreneurial experience to help build one of the top early-stage venture groups (angel investors) in the country. Currently, Peter leads Hyde Park Angels (HPA) as the managing director. Prior to HPA, he co-founded New Futuro, a socially innovative education company. Before New Futuro, Peter worked with KKR Capstone (KKR’s operations group) as President of PRIMEDIA Healthcare, where he turned around the company from record losses to record profits and built one of the premier online physician education communities. Prior to PRIMEDIA, Peter successfully served in senior sales and marketing roles for two technology startups that collectively sold for more than $2.8 billion. Peter holds a degree in business from Indiana University and graduated from the University of Chicago Booth Executive Institute. Peter serves on a number of boards, is an active advisor to many entrepreneurs, and frequently speaks about entrepreneurship and venture capital. He also works with founders, CEOs and company boards to develop strategic solutions to address their growth and capital needs with the Omaxen Group. Throughout his career, Peter has been passionate about developing startup leaders. He believes when entrepreneurs lead with purpose, optimize their performance, and take a people-first approach they improve their lives, their companies, and the world in incredible ways.
Kevin Willer

Kevin Willer, MBA ’10 (XP-79)

Kevin Willer

Kevin Willer, MBA ’10 (XP-79)

Co-managing Partner, Chicago Ventures

Kevin is a co-managing partner at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund where he is overseeing all aspects of Chicago Ventures including fund management, deal sourcing and investments, and working directly with portfolio companies. He joined the fund in June 2013. From 2011 to 2013, Kevin was the president & CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). The CEC manages, operates, and programs 1871, a leading co-working center serving hundreds of start-ups. Since opening in May 2012, 1871 has welcomed thousands of visitors to events and curated hundreds of workshops and office hours with mentors for entrepreneurs. During this time, Kevin was also a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, overseeing their early-stage seed investments. Previously, Kevin cofounded the Google Chicago office in late 2000. In his over ten years with Google, Kevin helped grow this office to more than 400 professionals and led relationships with some of Google’s largest marketing partners based in the Midwest. Before Google, Kevin held business development positions at CMGI, an early internet incubator, and USRobotics, the pioneer in modem technology. Kevin is actively involved in several civic and charitable organizations. He was named to Crain’s 2011 “40 Under 40” list as well as Crain’s 2012 Tech 50 list. He is on the board of trustees of the Illinois Institute of Technology and of Loyola University Chicago and is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago. He currently serves on the boards of NorthShore University HealthSystem, the BigShoulders Fund, ChooseChicago, mHub, World Sport Chicago, the Future Founders Foundation, the CEC, and the inaugural Development Council for USA Soccer. In 2011, he served on the steering committee for Mayor Emanuel’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs and currently is a member of the Mayor’s technology council, ChicagoNEXT. Previously, he was a director of The Economic Club of Chicago and was a trustee of his alma mater, Loyola Academy. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and studied at the London School of Economics. He earned his MBA from Chicago Booth, where he previously served on the executive advisory board for the Polsky Center.