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Advisory Board

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to have a distinguished advisory board, made up of the country's leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and private equity investors, who provide ongoing guidance and support to the center.

  • Michael Alter, CEO, SurePayroll
  • David K. Beecken, '70, Managing Director, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company, LLC
  • Stephen S. Beitler, Executive Director and CEO, Chicago Infrastructure Trust
  • Eric Belcher, '95, CEO, InnerWorkings, Inc.
  • Roger Blume, '67, Chairman, Quickway Carriers, Inc. 
  • Kevin Callahan, '92, Chief Operating Officer, Adams Street Partners
  • Keith Crandell, '88, Managing Director, ARCH Venture Partners
  • Steven Dresner, '82, President, Dresner Capital Resources, Inc.
  • Merrick (Rick) Elfman, '83, Managing Partner, Sterling Capital Partners
  • Robert Fealy, President, COO, and Director, The Duchossois Group
  • Robert Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance, Chicago Booth
  • Adele Goldberg, General Partner, Pharma Capital Partners
  • David Habiger, ’98, Senior Advisor, Silver Lake Partners
  • Donald W. Hamer, '58, Chairman, State of the Art, Inc.
  • Susan Hapak, '89, President, Current Technologies
  • Jim Hickey, Principal, Vista Equity Partners
  • Edward L. Kaplan, '71, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Zebra Technologies Corp.
  • Steven N. Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship & Finance and Faculty Director of the Polsky Center, Chicago Booth
  • Brad Keywell, Founder and Managing Director, Lightbank
  • Rattan Lal Khosa, '79, President and Founder, AMSYSCO Inc.
  • Venetia Kontogouris, '77, Managing Director, Venkon Group LLC
  • Michael C. Krauss, AB '75, MBA '76, Managing Principal, Market Strategy Group 
  • Matt Maloney, MBA '10, MS '00, Co-founder and CEO, GrubHub Seamless
  • Michael P. Polsky, '87, President and CEO, Invenergy LLC
  • Ellen A. Rudnick, '73, Executive Director of the Polsky Center and Clinical Professor, Chicago Booth 
  • John W. Rutledge, '94, Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts
  • Ronald Tarrson, '72, Managing Partner and Director, Sante Fe Aero Services
  • Immanuel Thangaraj, AB '92, MBA '93, Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
  • Vijay R. Vashee, '77, Founding Chairman, TiE Seattle 
  • Kevin Willer, ’10 (XP-79), Partner, Chicago Ventures
  • Sam Yagan, CEO, Match, Inc.
  • Paul G. Yovovich, AB '74, MBA '75, President and Principal, Lake Capital
  • Donna F. Zarcone, '87, President, Economic Club of Chicago

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