Join Booth and UChicago Alumni at our Venture Series Event, where JD Sherman '90, the President and COO of HubSpot, will speak about inbound marketing.


Wilson Sonsini
37th Floor
28 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Event Details

JD Sherman '90 will join us to speak about his experience in Inbound Marketing. JD currently serves as the President and COO of Hubspot, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers.

HubSpot is a trailbalzer in the field of inbound marketing. Don't miss this opportunity to meet firsthand with one of its executives and ask him questions about how inbound marketing presents companies with new sales and marketing opportunities!

** The Venture Series is a collaborative program for those with an interest or passion for venture development. The program is sponsored by the Booth Alumni Association and the University of Chicago Alumni Association. **


$10 per person


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Deadline: 3/22/2017

Speaker Profiles

JD Sherman (Speaker) '90
President and Chief Operating Officer

JD Sherman is the President and Chief Operating Officer of HubSpot, where he sets company goals and aligns them across HubSpot.

Prior to HubSpot, JD spent six years as Akamai's Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for finance, strategic planning, and corporate development. During his tenure, Akamai grew from over $200 million to $1.2 billion in revenue, with over 2,000 employees globally, and was added to the S&P500 index. JD also served as the Chief Financial Executive of IBM's $21 billion Systems and Technology Group. During his 15-year career at IBM, JD held a number of senior executive positions in finance.

As Vice President of Finance and Planning for the zSeries Server Division, JD served as financial and business leader for IBM's $5 billion mainframe computer division. He was instrumental in the company's pricing strategies and led a worldwide finance and sales operations team responsible for an $800 million expense budget. JD also served as CFO for CommQuest, which was acquired by IBM. He developed the post-acquisition business plan and led the integration of CommQuest into IBM.

He holds a BA in Economics from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Brendan Reardon, '14