At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CEO’ operating in the Data Integration space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & CEO of Civis Analytics
Dan Wagner is ambassador for the firm’s external partnerships, representing the company’s vital, core interests as it engages client business opportunities. Dan served as the Chief Analytics Officer on the 2012 Obama campaign, overseeing a 54-person team of analysts, engineers and organizers that provided analytics and technologies for voter contact, digital, paid media, fundraising and communication. His department’s work was credited with “reinventing how national campaigns are done” and has been highlighted in Time Magazine, MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Los Angeles Times, and Harper’s. Dan began his work in politics as the Deputy Voter File Manager for Barack Obama during the 2008 Iowa caucuses, which defined the relevance of data, and client comprehension of data, in his career. That led to roles as the Great Lakes Targeting Desk and National Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Targeting Director, followed by the National Targeting Director at the Democratic National Committee for the 2010 election cycle. Dan previously worked with the FTI Consulting Economics Practice. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in economics and public policy. Dan is originally from Birmingham, Michigan, where he grew up imitating Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean” performance. He remains the first one on any dance floor. He is fluent in Spanish and, according to two sources with knowledge of the incident, cried during “Like Water for Chocolate.” He used to play congas – not to be confused with the bongos – in a DC funk band.
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About Civis Analytics: Civis Analytics is a software company that helps public and private sector organizations make data-driven decisions.
Arvind J. Singh
Chairman & CEO of Utopia
Arvind Singh is the Co-founder and CEO of Utopia Global, an industry leader in Enterprise Information Management software and services and long-time SAP Partner organization. Arvind believes true innovation happens when we push ourselves beyond the “good enough” and that 80% effort gets you through life but is not good enough to differentiate yourself and your organization. Arvind is a serial entrepreneur with experience in building global businesses for the last 20 years. Prior to co-founding Utopia in 2003, Arvind was the CEO of Value Communications Corporation (ValuCom), a company he founded in 1996. Under his leadership, ValuCom grew to be one of the most recognized brand names in prepaid telecom in the US. The company was acquired by Rediff.com (NASDAQ: REDF) in 2001.
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About Utopia: Utopia is an enterprise data solutions provider that leverages its proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management (EDLM) methodology.
Cofounder & CEO of Public Good Software
Dan Ratner is Executive Chairman and co-founder of Public Good, an organization that helps people find, connect with and support organizations that are working on the causes they care about. Prior to Public Good, Dan served as Director of Development for President Obama‘s 2012 reelection campaign, and as co-founder and COO/CTO at Sittercity, the nation’s largest service dedicated to helping parents find quality childcare online. In addition to his startup and campaign work, Dan is on the boards of Open Books, a Chicago literacy organization, and Fulcrum Point New Music Project. Also an investor, Dan serves on the board of Impact Engine, an accelerator and early stage investment fund. He also loves to write—he’s published two non-fiction books on nanotechnology and is working on a novel.
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About Cure Violence, Impact Engine, Open Books, Public Good Software: Meet new donors and raise more money by making online fundraising easy and accessible to all.
CEO & Co-Founder of Proxfinity
Lisa is CEO/Co-Founder at Proxfinity, a Chicago-based tech startup. Lisa is an optimistic, driven and enthusiastic leader. She focuses on developing a strategic path, implementing growth strategies and leading her team toward successful, measurable results. She has helped her company create a market category in the meetings and events industry and successfully grow its pipeline. She is also a motivating speaker particularly at industry events and focuses on the importance of networking, helping people understand why it’s hard and teaching how technology can aid in unlocking potential and to overcome bias.
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About Proxfinity: Inspire Conversations. Measure Results.
CEO and Co-Founder of HAAS Alert
CEO and CoFounder at HAAS Alert.
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About HAAS Alert: Real-time automotive collision prevention SaaS for public safety and roadway fleets
Co-Founder and CEO of Chowly
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About Chowly, Chowly: Chowly provides innovative tech solutions to connect restaurant POS platforms with third-party online ordering solutions.
Founder & CEO of Etyon Health
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About Etyon Health, StartUp Health: Healthcare experts that build purpose-driven algorithmic services powered with A.I. for automating healthcare big-data analysis.
Chief Executive Officer of ShowingTime
Scott Woodard, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, is an active leader in the Chicago technology community. His previous company, ZyLAB, developed the first PC search engine, which was then sold to a publicly held company. Scott has expertise in voicemail technology, having developed one of the first automated voice delivery and notification systems. He is a founding board member of the Information Technology Association of Illinois and mentor to several emerging technology companies. Scott is actively involved in real estate and serves on the board of directors with Woodard Development Corporation, a real estate development firm. Scott has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
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About ShowingTime: ShowingTime is SaaS technology provider that develops a web-based real estate lead capture, calendaring, and notification engine.
Chief Executive Officer of Revenova
Charles Craigmile is a seasoned executive who has had significant P&L experience in leading organizations to be more efficient across the supply chain throughout the US, Asia and Europe in key operational metrics such as customer service, inventory turns, on time shipping and profitability as well as building sales and operations to new levels of financial results.
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About Revenova: Revenova TMS is a 100% cloud CRM based transportation management system for shippers, brokers and third-party logistics (3PL) companies.
CEO of AST
Mr. Kumar is the founder and CEO of AST LLC. He oversees strategic planning, marketing, and business development efforts, and sets the bar in our practice for exemplary client service, ethics, and teamwork. Prior to establishing AST in 1995, Mr. Kumar was a Principal Consultant at Oracle Corporation and a Systems Analyst at Tata Engineering. Mr. Kumar brings over 25 years of information technology and project management experience in the ERP industry and is the guiding force behind our excellent customer relations. He is responsible for establishing key account relationships and assisting with project management and execution across the Oracle product spectrum. He is active in trade circles, has delivered many presentations, and has moderated discussion panels at OAUG and other conferences. In his work with the Oracle Applications Development team, Mr. Kumar was instrumental in achieving certification from the General Services Administration (GSA) of the United States Government for R10 of the Oracle Government Applications. As a key member of Oracle Corporation’s Vertical Applications group, Mr. Kumar helped to develop new functionality in R10, including budgetary control and FSG features. He worked with Oracle Government Services in implementing projects for large Oracle customers, including Fermilab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Bechtel. Mr. Kumar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, India.
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About AST: AST Corporation is a specialized, recognized, and preferred systems integrator of Oracle Applications and Technologies.
CEO of Uni B Solutions, LLC.
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About Uni B Solutions, LLC.: UNI B Solutions provides a cloud-based Enterprise Optimization Platform to gain the required insight into their data on any device.