Sid Bala, BA

Sid Bala, BA

President, Calcium

Sid Bala is an experienced technology industry executive with a proven record of helping scale businesses. For over 30 years, he has built thriving organizations with a team-first, innovative culture. He currently serves as President of Calcium. From its founding in 2018, Calcium has been focused on providing individuals with access to meaningful health data right at their fingertips, by employing easy, fun-to-use tools and personalized guidance that make healthier decisions easier. The company is purpose-built to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction with an intuitive platform that provides real-time insights and trend analyses to give a more complete picture of an individual’s health. Calcium is dedicated to helping individuals “think healthier.”

He previously served as President & CEO of alligatortek. The enterprise services firm focused on building bespoke software applications. Their extensive portfolio met the needs of its global clients and their employees, partners and customers. With a strong focus on identifying bottlenecks in business processes, the company brought deep industry knowledge and expertise to every project, enabling its team members to quickly identify and design solutions for unique business challenges. A Microsoft Managed Partner, alligatortek was the winner of the 2015 Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship Partner of the Year Award. alligatortek has also been recognized for a 2016 Chicago Innovation Award and as the People’s Choice Award winner at the 2014 Chicago Innovation Award, a 2014 Chicago’s Best of the Best Small Business and One of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in 2013. The company was sold to a strategic buyer in 2020.

Sid currently serves on the boards of several private companies in marketing, virtual reality, beverage, govtech and healthtech. His philanthropic board activity includes Silver Cross Hospital, The Economic Club of Chicago and Chicago Innovation. He is an active member in The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Chicago Club and Hyde Park Angels.

He holds a BA from The University of Chicago and a MS from MIT and State University of New York. He and his wife live in Chicago.

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