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.
Supports the oversight and management of investment and membership data, trends, and reports, and manages data around portfolio companies.
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.
Co-founded a global ecommerce platform with a variety of clients around the world and leads its operations.
Secretary at the Deparment of innovation & technology & State Chief Innovation Officer of Illinois.
Serial entrepreneur, private investor, and a founder of Workiva, a business reporting software company.
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.
Covering the world of food retailing
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.
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.
Sapan Shah M.D., J.D. is the President and a founding partner of Flagship Healthcare, the fastest growing malpractice insurance brokerage in Illinois, representing over 700 physicians.
Serial adtech executive who successfully exited two companies, one which he took public and another which he sold.