HPA’s Leadership Team institutes and executes the strategies and policies that drive investments, membership, partnerships, and community outreach.
Serial entrepreneur and head of one of the top angel groups in the country with a clear focus on leading with a people-first approach.
Manages and oversees deal activity, from sourcing and due diligence to new and follow-on investments.
Director of Platform
Manages and oversees the HPA brand and content, as well as members, partnerships, and portfolio company support.
Supports portfolio companies, provides analytical insights into investment performance, and analyzes venture capital trends.
Drives startup outreach and outbound sourcing efforts for the Consumer Products and Services group.
Drives startup outreach and outbound sourcing efforts for the Business and Financial Services group.
Drives startup outreach and outbound sourcing efforts for the Digital Media and Technology and Healthcare groups.
Senior Analyst Intern
Supports the oversight and management of investment and membership data, trends, and reports, and manages data around portfolio companies.
Co-founded a global ecommerce platform with a variety of clients around the world and leads its operations.
Serial technical founder serving as the Chief Innovation Officer for a large multinational market intelligence company.
Founder and serial entrepreneur behind one of Chicago’s largest ever exits in the security technology space.
Seasoned CEO and organization-builder behind various proprietary trading firms/hedge funds/banks. Currently advising ChicagoNEXT on Fintech related efforts.
Enterprise sales executive and expert with deep domain knowledge of software landscape.
Micro VC with deep ecommerce experience. Developed a proprietary portfolio theory model.
Malpractice insurance entrepreneur who leveraged his JD/MD to build the fastest growing brokerage in Illinois.
Professor of Entrepreneurship and seasoned healthcare investor.
Active leader of the CME for 20+ years, founding member of the NASDAQ100 futures pit, and expert financial commentator for Bloomberg TV.
Founded and operates an industrial supplies company with almost 50% market share in its vertical.
Telecom expert managing investments in wireless spectrum and telecom infrastructure.
Finance executive and leader who has been part of more than half a dozen IPOs and acquisitions as a board member on Fortune 1000 companies.
Seasoned executive at one of world’s largest global investment banks and wealth advisory firms and active board member of multiple companies.
Retail and consumer private equity partner and Professor of Private Equity and Entrepreneurship.
Head of the most successful university-based accelerator in the country for the last two decades.
Founded and successfully sold disruptive mobile technology platform to one of the largest multinational software corporations.
Serial adtech executive who successfully exited two companies, one which he took public and another which he sold.