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Kevin Willer

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Board Observer, and Board Observer, Dónde.

Board Observer, and Board Observer, Dónde.

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Food Genius
TechStars Chicago


Board Observer January 2015 - present
Board Observer Dónde January 2014 - present
Board Member GetSet July 2013 - present
Partner Chicago Ventures June 2013 - present
Board Observer Food Genius June 2013 - present
Board Observer healthfinch June 2013 - present
Member Illinois Innovation Council April 2011 - present
Board Member Blitsy June 2013 - January 2016
Board Member SimpleRelevance June 2013 - December 2015
Board Observer Zipments June 2013 - October 2015
CEO 1871 January 2012 - June 2013
President & CEO CEC April 2011 - June 2013
Venture Partner New World Ventures May 2011 - May 2013
Head of Office, Civic Development Google July 2010 - March 2011
Head of Industry, Telecom Google May 2009 - March 2011
Technology Industry Regional Manager Google July 2008 - May 2009
Head of Central Region Development Google June 2007 - June 2008
Team Manager - Technology Vertical Google July 2005 - June 2007
Senior Account Executive Google December 2000 - June 2005
Account Executive AdSmart Network / Engage Media/ CMGi August 1999 - December 2000
Regional Sales 3Com July 1998 - August 1999
Inside Sales U.S. Robotics February 1997 - June 1998


The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business 2008 - 2010
Boston College Business 1992 - 1996
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Study Abroad Program - Spring 1995 1995 - 1995
Loyola Academy 1988 - 1992

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Dan Chiss
Global Head, Technical Product Experts, Ad Products, Google. Previously Head of Product Operations, Google Display Network, Google.
Dan Chiss
Global Head, Technical Product Experts, Ad Products, Google. Previously Head of Product Operations, Google Display Network, Google.
Sean Lyons
Founder & Principal, Triad Real Estate Partners, LLC
Kevin is a dynamic and well connected entrepreneur and investor who excels at uncovering unique opportunities.
Saul Delage
VP, Business Development, Razorfish. Previously Senior Director, Business Development, Razorfish.
Kevin understands technology, business, and the opportunities & challenges start-up entrepreneurs face. He was an early player at Google and ... parlayed that success into what is now one of the largest and most successful start-up incubator communities in the country, if not the world, Chicago's 1871.

Gabe Vehovsky
They're my investor  •  Founder, CEO, and Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Kellogg School of Management.
Gabe is a great entrepreneur already - having helped build and sell HowStuffWorks to Discovery - then incubating a couple of ideas within th ... at publicly-traded company - and now spinning out and raising outside capital to build a game-changing stand alone company. Gabe is a excellent evaluator, recruiter and manager of talent. He can deliver the strategic vision for a business and then execute against the plan at a high-level. He is a born leader and will let noting stop him from being successful.