David has over 30 years of experience in the financial markets including 19 years as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and 6 years as an equities trader at Bright Trading. After leaving the trading arena, David spent two years as a wealth advisor including a stint at Rothschild Investment Corporation, a privately-held investment boutique firm in the Chicago Loop. Currently, David is the founder and CEO of Carman Capital, a venture capitalist firm that helps entrepreneurs raise capital and transform their ideas into commercially successful ventures. David is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in software development and IT leadership, including 21 years managing and developing software products and 6 years in IT management. Bill has a B.S. in biology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Bill is currently in transition. His previous employers include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sylvan Prometric, Control Data, and the University of Illinois Medical Center.
Jean has over 25 years of experience working in the IT consulting field. As an IT consultant she has excelled in a wide range of roles including developer, analyst, trainer, quality assurance, designer, and project manager. Jean first got involved with social media by developing wiki websites and has since expanded her knowledge of social media tools and their best practices. Jean implements internet solutions which require the use of social media tools and teaches people how to leverage the internet and social media technology to market their brand and accelerate the growth of their business. Jean is the President and Director of Social Media for The Tektite Group, LLC, a software, internet, and social media consulting firm in downtown Chicago.