VentureSCALE's network of mentors are the who's who of Chicago Tech.  We've hand selected our mentors based on their knowledge, skill and expertise as it pertains to building and scaling tech companies.  Our amazing mentors are able to provide both tactical and strategic feedback & advice related to sales, marketing, operations, fundraising and overall growth.

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John Philippo

Sales Operations Director, GTreasury

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Nate Blackburn

VP of Sales, Acquirent

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Josh Fosburg

VP of Sales, KnowledgeHound

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Colleen Wilson

Founder & CEO, Collaborate Chicago


John Oommen

Founder & Managing Director, Turnaround Science

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Willie Mullen

Director of Sales, Agency, Sprout Social

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Karry Kleeman

CRO, LogicGate

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Bill Sheehy


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Peter Braxton

Director, ENVOI

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Kyle Lacy

VP of Marketing, Lessonly

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David Cohen

VP of Sales N. America, LinkedIn

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Joseph Flanagan

CEO, Acquirent

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Ben Jenzen

Enterprise Sales, G2

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Danny Hartman

Sr. Account Executive, LogicGate

Nicole Wylie

National Director of Vertical Sales, SpotHero

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Sean Lyons

Founding Partner, Triad Real Estate Partners

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Dana Wright

Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

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Dan Summers

Sr. Director of Sales, Sprout Social

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Jeffrey Spetter

Director of Client Services, ThirdPartyTrust

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Dan Stanton Jr.

Leadership Development, BetterUp

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Alex Zikakis

Sr. Mgr. Sales Enablement , Sprout Social

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Mark Achler

Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

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Lance Madynski

Director of Sales, Showpad

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Jason Komosa

Sr. Director, Enterprise, AdQuick

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Matthew Garms

Director of Assoc. Partnerships, Outcome Health

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Rachael Rohn

Regional President, Compass

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Mike O'Malley

Large Enterprise Sales Manager, LinkedIn

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Nick Cromydas

CEO, New Coast Ventures & Hunt Club

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Rob Topping, CFA

Founder, Topping Capital

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Steve Bachert

CRO, NetBrain Technologies

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Ryan Barretto

SVP of Global Sales, Sprout Social

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Adam Johnson

SVP of Sales, ActiveCampaign

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Troy Henikoff

Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

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Tony Lenhart

Partner, Sales Empowerment Group

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Ross Chaifetz

Director of Venture Capital, Chaifetz Group

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Alexine Mudawar

Field Manager, Yello

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Alex Newmann

CEO, FinanceFuel

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Andrew Stapleton

VP of Customer Success, G2

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Ryan Leavitt

Founder, Catapult Chicago

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Benjamin Lazarov

Strategic Growth Manager, Compass

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Bob Lopez

VP of Sales, DialogTech

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David Hoffman

Key Account Manager, Enablon

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Howard Diamond

Chief Strategy Officer, Rise Interactive

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Gretchen Keefner

Regional VP, Bullhorn

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RJ Pahura

Founder & CEO, Venture Connects & FUND Conference

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Greg Newman

Director of Corporate Sales, Instructure

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Griffin Elrod

Empowering Sales Development, Gusto

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David Mann

Partner, Dundee Venture Capital

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Jeff Ellman

Co-Founder, Hireology & UrbanBound

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Jake Bernstein

Sr. Business Development Manager, Bonfyre

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Jessica Watts

VP of Sales, Jellyvision

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Jeff Ottens

Sr. Director of Operations, Tempus

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Jim Mattei

Sales Development Specialist, Sandler Training

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Prince Kwateng

Sales Development Manager, Sprout Social

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Jonathan Petrino

VP of Channel Sales, DialogTech

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Joe Finkelstein

Account Executive, Salesforce

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Kelly Marberry

Sales Manager, LinkedIn

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Kevin McGirl

President, Sales-i

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Justin Cardillo

VP of Sales, PerkSpot

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Kenny Estes

Co-Founder, West Loop Ventures

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Lon Chow

Partner, Method Capital

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Mark Garcia

VP of Sales, Buildout

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Matt Forcey

VP of Enterprise Sales, PowerReviews

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Justin Johnson

Director of Sales, DialogTech

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Matt Gibbs

Co-Founder & CMO, UPshow

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Michael Renderman

VP of Sales, Smokeball

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Nusreth Baig

Director of Sales,

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Kristy Nittskoff

Founder & CEO, Talent-Savvy

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Michael Cavanaugh

Managing Partner, FinTech Ranger

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Pam Chandor

Owner & Principal, Pchando Consulting

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Nick Turnbull

Sales Manager, Smokeball

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Matt Kuzma

VP of Operations, Redirect

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Patrick Rodgers

EIR, High Alpha

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Matt Bramson

VP of Enterprise Sales, Narrative Science

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Sam Tepper

Sr. Advisor, Sales, Salesforce

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Sasha Katz

Talent Acquisition Manager, ActiveCampaign

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Rajiv Nathan

Founder, Startup Hypeman

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Vince Panozzo

Independent Advisor

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Rob Hughes

Head of Sales, Gravie


Anne Carter

Sr. Manager of Customer Success, Sprout Social


Gauri Chawla

Head of Global Business Development & Alliances, Showpad


Joel Arnold

Director of Sales & Marketing Ops, PowerReviews


Chris Cassidy

Director of Sales, League


Emma Galler

VP of Sales, Built In


Bret Haren

RVP of Sales, G2


Lisa Siqueira

B2B Business Development Manager, Salesforce


Adam Goyette

VP of Marketing, G2


Christopher Patton

Principal, Lionboard Consulting


Darin Alpert

Director of Enterprise Sales, Scout RFP


Maggie Zahm

Manager of Agency Sales, Sprout Social

Marketing Strategist, Fibroblast

Lisa Chernikoff


Kevin Piket

Direct Sales Manager, Access One


Alisha Johnson

Sales Manager, Neon One


Chris Casula

Sr. Director of Sales, Benchmark Analytics


Ed Jaffe

Founder, Demo Solutions

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