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.


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

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

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

Jai Das, ’99 //
President, Partner, and Cofounder, Sapphire Ventures

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

JP Gan, MBA ’99 //
Founding Partner, INCE Capital

Roopa Gandhi, MBA ’96 //
President and Founder, GEP

Scott Griffith, MBA ’90 //
Chief of Autonomous Vehicle Product, Marketing and Operations, Ford Motor Company

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

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

Ross Hikida, ’94//
Managing Member, ThirdStream Partners LLC

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

Andy Karsner //
Senior Strategist & Space Cowboy, X, the moonshot factory

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

Daniel Kimerling, AB ’08 //
Founder and Managing Partner, Deciens Capital

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

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

Doug Monieson, MBA ’89 //
CEO and Executive Chairman, UICO

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

Koh Nakamura, ’07 //
Management Member, Sozo Ventures

Christopher Noon, MBA ’72 //
Founding Principal, Quadrangle Development Company

James Phillips, MBA ’97 //
President, Business Applications, Microsoft 

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

Ellen Rudnick, MBA 73 //
Senior Advisor on Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth 

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

Lee Shapiro, JD ’80 //
Managing Partner, 7wireVentures

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

William Spiegel, MBA ’90 //
Deputy Executive Chairman, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd.

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

Mark Tebbe //
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

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

Jill Wyant, MBA ’02 //
President and CEO, Madison Air

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

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