Board of directors

Scott W. Allard

Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration,

University of Chicago

Scott W. Allard is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, and a research affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the RUPRI Poverty Research Center. Allard’s recent book, Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (Yale University Press, 2009), explores the contemporary challenges communities face in connecting working poor populations to safety net assistance and promoting greater well-being among the poor. Scott is on the Editorial Board of the Social Science Review, on the Advisory Council of the Journal of federalism, and the Executive Committee section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association.

Ethan Cohen

President, Cohen Consulting LLC

Ethan Cohen is the President of Cohen Consulting LLC, which focuses on strategy consulting for IT and healthcare service companies.  From 2010 until 2014, he was CEO of Easy2 Technologies, a leading provider of interactive merchandising solutions that was acquired by Answers.  During 2010, Ethan served as an Executive in Residence for the Cleveland Clinic with a focus on commercializing emerging healthcare information technologies.  Prior to this, Ethan was the President of SPi Healthcare, a provider of medical transcription services with operations in the US, the Philippines and India.  Ethan also worked in teleradiology services where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Telerad Express and the COO of Franklin & Seidelmann.  From 1997 until 2004, Ethan was the Chief Technology Officer of MedQuist, the world’s largest medical transcription service and a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.  Ethan has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School where he graduated with Distinction.  He also has an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Jaimi Goodfriend

Founder, Trading Sciences

Jaimi E. Goodfriend, CFA is a founder of Trading Sciences and the venture’s anchor in the financial community. Jaimi brings over 12 years of active trading, security analysis and portfolio analytic expertise to Trading Sciences and additionally serves as an adjunct professor teaching hedge fund management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at DePaul University in Chicago. Jaimi holds an economics degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jaimi has past experience at Balyasny Asset Management, the Citadel Investment Group, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and ARC Art Gallery. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The New York Times, Bloomberg News and her interviews have appeared on CNN and PBS. Jaimi has served as a board member at Market InformationLab as well as a volunteer for Equality Illinois.

Mari Kuraishi

Co-Founder and President, GlobalGiving Foundation

Mari Kuraishi co-founded GlobalGiving with Dennis Whittle, and currently leads the organization. Before GlobalGiving, she worked at the World Bank where she managed and created some of the Bank's most innovative projects including the first ever Innovation and Development Marketplaces, and the first series of strategic forums with the World Bank's president and senior management. Mari also designed a range of investment projects in the Russia reform program, including a residential energy efficiency project, structural adjustment loans, and legal reform project. In addition to her native Japanese, Mari speaks Russian, Italian, and French. She has an undergraduate degree in history from Harvard University and did graduate work in Russian and Japanese history and politics at Harvard and Georgetown Universities. Mari completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Doug Masters

Partner, Loeb & Loeb

Douglas Masters, Partner and Deputy Chair, Advanced Media and Technology and Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Protection at Loeb & Loeb litigates and counsels clients primarily in the areas of intellectual property, advertising and unfair competition. He helps sports leagues, athletes and advertisers protect and exploit their branding, marketing and other intellectual property assets. Mr. Masters has counseled major corporations and prominent individuals in a variety of matters involving trademark and copyright clearance, registration, policing and enforcement; as well as consumer protection issues, such as allegations ofdeceptive or unfair advertising and marketing practices, and unfair competition. Mr. Masters also has extensive experience advising companies in domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and matters and litigation relating to the unique issues of online marketing and advertising.

Tim Ogilvie

Co-Founder, Think Gaming

Tim Ogilvie is a New York city based entrepreneur focused on early stage internet opportunities. Most recently, Tim was the co-founder and CEO of AdBuyer.com, a real-time media buying platform that was acquired by Mediaocean in May 2011. Prior to AdBuyer, Tim helped grow IAC's Pronto.com from an idea to one of the leading comparison shopping engines. Even earlier, Tim rode the first bubble & bust as an early employee of Interactive Search Holdings, a leading search company bought by Ask Jeeves. Tim has a BS in Computer Science from Yale and lives with his wife and daughter in the West Village.

Chinwe Onyeagoro

FundWell, CEO and Co-Founder

O-H Community Partners, CEO and Co-Founder

Chinwe Onyeagoro is the CEO and Co-Founder of FundWell (formerly New Equity Business), an online platform that helps small businesses identify the right financing solutions and build financial health. Chinwe co-founded the boutique consulting firm O-H Community Partners (OHcp) that over the last 7 years has successfully raised a total of $120 million in grants, competitive loans, tax incentives, government subsidies, and owner equity financing on behalf of for-profit and non-profit clients across the country. Chinwe graduated magna cum laude with a joint degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of both the Economic Club of Chicago and Lambda Alpha International. She was named one of Chicago’s 40 under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business and her work has been featured in Reuters, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Uptown Magazine, and Chicago Defender.

Braden Pollock

Owner, Legal Brand Marketing

Braden is a serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, which helps attorneys grow their businesses via online marketing, and is the leading provider of DUI leads in the United States. He owns several state franchises of Smart Start, an ignition interlock provider with service locations throughout the country. Braden also owns ScienceFiction.com, SignatureFiling.com and sits on the board of Epik.com. A regular speaker on the international domain conference circuit, Braden owns more than 13,000 online domains and is a sought-after domain and internet consultant for corporate clients.

Adam Radulovic

President, XL.net

Adam Radulovic is an experienced entrepreneur and small business leader.  He works with many nonprofit clients and across several sectors. As President of xl.net – Keeping You Productve, Adam helps organizations meet their strategic goals through tailored technology support. Adam is the former Director of Divine, software that broke down communications silos at Fortune 500 companies to optimize knowledge worker effectiveness. Divine (Parlano) was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Adam has a BAE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Adam served as a Project Manager at UBS.

Eric Schiffer

Chairman & CEO, Patriarch Private Equity

Eric Schiffer is a best-selling author and founder of two companies listed on Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies.  Schiffer is Chairman and CEO of Patriarch Private Equity, sits on the Board of Directors of SocialMediaMarketing.com, and serves as a Member of the Advisory Board to SEOP.com and Reputation Management Consultants. Schiffer is a frequently featured expert in Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, and on Fox News, and was named by BusinessWeek alongside Richard Branson and Russell Simmons in their list of the Top Ten Entrepreneurs in the World.  Most of all, Schiffer enjoys his charity work on behalf of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and, in his spare time, exercising, blogging, collecting fine art, and traveling the world.

Benevolent advisory board


Charles Adler

Kickstarter Co-Founder

Paul Baker

Webitects

Billy Belchev

Webitects

Ingrid Bernstein

J. Walter Thompson

Michael Burke

appssavvy

Bill Brichta

Shape Strategies

Michael Clark

Sidley & Austin, LLP

Susan Dreyfus

Alliance for Children and Families

Joe Gaglio

Deloitte

Julian Posada

Sun Times Media Group

Chris Siebert

Pfingsten Partners

Andy Slocum

Thoughtworks

Judith Venturino

KPMG