Interview List - People in Illinois

Steve Gumm – Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of 18 Stories : The Idea Factory

Steve Gumm – CEO of 18 Stories: The Idea Factory

Steve is the Chief Creator of Unfair Advantages at 18 Stories : The Idea Factory, a paradigm shifting inbound marketing and promotional agency out of Chicago.

Steve Gumm is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of 19 and hasn’t looked back […]

Published on June 19, 2012 .
Jonathan Baskin – Founder and President of Baskin Associates, Inc

Jonathan Baskin – The Bad Boy of Branding

Jonathan Baskin has been called "The Bad Boy of Branding", is the owner of Baskin Associates and the author of numerous books.

Jonathan killed his first alien playing Empire, a game on the nascent PLATO online computer system at the University of […]

Published on June 13, 2012 .

Seyi Fabode – CEO and Co-Founder of Power2Switch

Seyi Fabode is the Co-founder of Power2Switch, which enables residential and commercial electricity customers to compare and switch electricity suppliers

Seyi Fabode, 35, is the CEO and co-founder of Power2Switch, an innovative website that enables residential and commercial electricity customers […]

Published on June 11, 2012 .

Faraz ‘Fam’ Mirza – Founder of Mirza Minds

Faraz 'Fam' Mirza is the founder of Mirza Minds, which is a full service digital marketing and brand development firm.

Faraz ‘Fam’ Mirza is a serial entrepreneur, product designer, and american marketer. He is best known for establishing a fashion […]

Published on May 10, 2012 .

Tim Jahn – Co-founder of Entrepreneursunpluggd.com

Tim Jahn is the co-founder of Entrepreneursunpluggd, an event series featuring storytelling, networking, and actionable lessons.

As a developer in the Chicago tech community, Tim Jahn has made his mark interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs from all […]

Published on May 9, 2012 .

Zach Haller – Founder and CEO of Found In Town

Zach Haller is the founder and CEO of Found In Town, a community-based lost and found program.

Zach Haller is the founder and CEO of Found In Town, a community-based lost and found program that creates an […]

Published on April 3, 2012 .

Rob Walsh – Co-Founder of Scholastica

Rob Walsh is the Co-Founder of Scholastica, an end-to-end solution that allows academic journals to collect, peer review, and publish their work electronically

Rob Walsh loves the D.I.Y. ethic of life on the web. His design sensibilities are informed by his interests in […]

Published on March 14, 2012 .
Bernie Pitzel – Creative in Residence at Jacobs Agency

Bernie Pitzel – Creative in Residence at Jacobs Agency

Bernie Pitzel is the Creative in Residence at Jacobs Agency which can help clients successfully navigate today’s complex marketing and communications landscape.

For close to 30 years, Bernie Pitzel has created and directed award winning advertising for clients such as Gatorade, McDonald’s, […]

Published on January 13, 2012 .

Brandon Weiss – Programmer and Co-founder of MyZeus

Brandon Weiss is a Programmer and Co-founder of MyZeus, a product that tries to make discovering movies as much fun as actually watching them.

Brandon Weiss is a programmer from Chicago, Illinois. He works on a variety of projects, the most important of which […]

Published on November 20, 2011 .

Rich M. Killian – Founder and CEO of Prospect Equities

Rich M. Killian is the Founder and CEO of Prospect Equities.

Rich M. Killian is a veteran who after getting out of the military started 24 successful companies. In 1999 at […]

Published on November 11, 2011 .
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