Ellen A. Rudnick (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, Chicago GSB
Chairman and Co-founder of Pacific Biometrics (non-invasive diagnostics company); Chairman and Co-Founder of CEO Advisors (consulting firm to small/startup enterprises); President and CEO of Healthcare Knowledge Resources (healthcare information company); and President of HCIA (Nasdaq:HCIA) after it acquired Healthcare Knowledge Resources. Corporate Vice-president of Baxter Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: BAX) and President and Founder of Baxter Management Services (consulting, decision support software and services). Venture Partner with Inroads Capital Partners.
Current Governance Activities include: Health Management Systems (Nasdaq: HMSY), Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO), Liberty Mutual Insurance, First Midwest Bank (Nasdaq: FMBI), and the Evanston Northwestern Hospital Foundation Board. Past Boards have included: Kauffman Foundation Advisory Board on Entrepreneurship Education, Oxford Health Plans (NYSE:OHP), Winning Workplaces, and National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).
Waverly Deutsch (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago GSB
Founder of WaveWords Consulting (strategic consultancy for early stage companies). Managing Director of NetFuel Ventures (venture development and seed capital provider). EVP Marketing and Strategy for fob (manufacturing procurement and data services company). Group Director of Research for Forrester Research (leading new technology market research firm). Member of the Board of Directors for the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. Other Advisory Board Activities include: Adeptia (integration and insurance solutions), Noon Solar (high fashion messenger, tote and handbags that incorporate a solar panel to keep cell phones, PDAs and iPods charged), Collectica (premier web site for collecting enthusiasts and 2006 NVC winner), Mobitrac, Inc. (enterprise software company for mobile asset management and dispatch), Chicago Community Ventures (economic development company serving Chicago's empowerment zones and minority- and women-owned businesses), and Rightfield Solutions (provider of patient education services).
Join fellow GSB alumni for an evening with Ellen Rudnick, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director, Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and a discussion on Entrepreneurship Today.
Ellen is a successful start-up executive, having co-founded and served as chairman of Pacific Biometrics. She has held positions as corporate vice president at Baxter Healthcare and president and founder of Baxter Management Services Division. Her current board experience includes: Liberty Mutual Insurance, Patterson Companies (NASDAQ: PDCO), Health Management Systems (NASDAQ: HMSY), and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FMBI). She was previously a venture partner for Inroads Capital.
This cocktail reception will be held at the home of Glenn and Colleen Canale ('84) in Scottsdale.