Panel of 3 specially selected Booth "All Stars" will deliver insights on the economy and their businesses and be challenged to tell us something we don't know


Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

Event Details

Here's your chance to gain real world business insights from three of Chicago Booth's best in the Boston area and meet other active alums.  This is the third annual All Star Panel, and this year's panelists are:

  • Rachel Blankstein Rachel Blankstein is a 2000 graduate and serial entrepreneur. She is currently co-founder of Spark Admissions, an educational consulting firm focused on helping students navigate admissions in the highly competitive higher education space and remain competitive in today's economy. She was previously Founder and CEO of Comparz, Managing Director of Evolution Partners, and led the launch of Data Services on cell phones at U.S. Cellular, the nation's 6th largest cell phone company.
  • George Conrades, a 1971 alumni, is Chairman of Akamai Technologies and recent recipient of Chicago Booth's Distinguished Corporate Alumni Award.  George was named Chairman and CEO in 1999 and Executive Chairman in 2005 of this leading cloud service provider.  Before joining Akamai, he was EVP of GTE Internetworking, CEO of BBN (top tier ISP), and SVP at IBM. He now serves on Boards of Harley Davidson, Oracle, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.
  • Paul Gaynor is the CEO of First Wind, a developer of renewable wind and solar energy facilities in a broad range of environmental markets.  Paul graduated from Chicago Booth in 1993 and has over twenty years of energy field experience.  Prior to First Wind, he was CFO of Noble Power Assets and SVP and Chief Development Officer of the Singapore Power Group.


$35 per person for hors d'oeuvres with cash bar.


Register Online

Deadline: 3/4/2015


6:30 PM-7:15 PM: Networking Reception

7:15 PM-8:30 PM: Panel Discussion followed by open Q & A


Jim Fisher, '72 
Managing Principal