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Polsky Council

Polsky Council

The Polsky Council comprises many of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and private equity investors, who provide ongoing guidance and support to the Polsky Center.


Remi Barbier, MBA ’89 //
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Pain Therapeutics, Inc.

Roger Blume, MBA ’67 //
Director, Quickway Distribution Services, Inc.

Dan Caruso, MBA ’90 //
CEO, Zayo Group

Keith Crandell, MBA ’88 //
Cofounder and Managing Director, ARCH Venture Partners

Steve Dresner, MBA ’82 //
Founder, Dresner Partners

Scott Griffith, MBA ’90 //
former CEO, Zipcar

Susan Hapak, MBA ’89 //
President and Owner, Current Technology

Leslie Henshaw, MBA ’87 //
Private Transactions Partner, Deerfield

Ed Kaplan, MBA ’71 //
President, CEO, and Director, Zebra Technologies Corporation

Andy Karsner //
Managing Partner, Emerson Collective

Rattan Khosa, MBA ’79 //
Founder, President, and CEO, AMSYSCO, Inc.

Venetia Kontogouris, MBA ’77 //
Managing Director, Venkon Group, LLC

Michael Krauss, AB ’75, MBA ’76 //
President and Cofounder, Market Strategy Group, LLC

Matt Maloney, SM ’00, MBA ’10 //
Founder and CEO, GrubHub

Doug Monieson, MBA ’89 //
Chairman, Hyde Park Angels

Lonnie Moulder, MBA ’97 //
Cofounder and CEO, TESARO, Inc.

Howard Niden, AB ’80, MBA ’84 //
Cofounder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Solutions Architect, Textura

Michael Polsky, MBA ’87 //
Founder, President, and CEO, Invenergy

David Sacks, JD ’98 //
Cofounder and General Partner, Craft Ventures

Michael Small, MBA ’81 //
Director, First Midwest Bancorp

William Spiegel, MBA ’90 //
Co-president and Founding partner, Pine Brook Partners

Steve Stevanovich, AB ’85, MBA ’90 //
Founder, President and CEO, SGS Global Holdings

Kurt Summers //
Treasurer, City of Chicago

Mark Tebbe //
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

Immanuel Thangaraj, AB ’92, MBA ’93 //
Managing Director for Essex Woodlands

Vijay Vashee, MBA ’77 //
Partner, Cronus Ventures, LLC

Donna Zarcone, MBA ’87 //
President and CEO, The Economic Club of Chicago

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