Prior to founding Snapsheet, Brad was the VP of global sales at WhereI’veBeen where he was responsible for scaling the sales organization and establishing corporate relationships with large hotel chains. WhereI’veBeen was sold to TripAdvisor in 2011 and Brad then founded BodyShopBids to help ease the process of obtaining auto repair estimates though photo technology. In 2012 Brad shifted the vision of BodyShopBids to service insurance and re-named the company Snapsheet.
Brad holds his BA in Advertising from Indiana University.
CJ began his career at Freescale Semiconductor as a Motorola account manager. While in that role he managed a $200MM product portfolio, led the contract negotiations for all software development and was responsible for identifying and commercializing new technology with the Motorola advanced engineering team. CJ then moved to the role of Emerson global account manager within Freescale where he grew sales from $17M to $28M during the economic downturn, managed a 40 person global sales team and developed the account management process for all large industrial accounts.
CJ obtained his BS in Optical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with minors in Electrical Engineering and Economics and a certificate in Semiconductor Materials and he holds his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
David Bauer is a proven systems technology leader, with 15 years CIO experience in the insurance services industry, an MBA in finance and accounting, and a patent in online auction systems. As the CIO at Copart Inc, a NASDAQ company, and a salvage vehicle auctioneer selling insurance-totaled cars to dismantlers, David built new enterprise systems, web systems, and was awarded US Patent# 7315832 for VB2, “A live bidding on the internet” auction system. David’s invention, along with the internet marketplace, allowed Copart to expand their customers from 5,000 to 300,000 buyers in 110 countries around the world, resulting in selling 1.5million vehicles per year.
Mr. Bauer earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 1981 and an MBA from University of California, Davis in 1983.
Dennis Chookaszian is the former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies, which was a $17 Billion multi line insurer with 20,000 employees. Prior to joining CNA, he was a management consultant with Deloitte for eight years working on various financial and systems related assignments. Chookaszian has served as a director on the boards of eleven publicly traded corporations and currently serves on the boards of Allscripts, a healthcare systems company, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world's largest derivatives exchange, Career Education, a private post secondary education provider, Internet Patents Corp, an internet intellectual property company, and MacDonald Dettwiler, an information services company. He has also served on the Boards of 50 private companies throughout his career and presently serves on the Boards of 15 private companies. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of 6 not-for-profit organizations.
He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA degree in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics. In 2010, Mr. Chookaszian received the Outstanding Director Award from the Financial Times Outstanding Directors Exchange.
Brad Keywell, 42, is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technology businesses. He is a co-founder and Director of Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN). He is a co-founder and Director of MediaBank, which provides integrated technology platforms and solutions to the advertising and media buying industry. He is a co-founder and Director of Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), a technology-based enterprise transportation management firm.Keywell is the Founder and Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week, an annual event which hosts nearly 200 speakers at 80+ events with global media coverage, and is emerging as one of the major ideas and innovation conferences and platforms in the country.
Keywell received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law (1993) and his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan (1991).
Howard A. Tullman serves as CEO of 1871 in Chicago. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Experiencia, Inc., and President Emeritus of Kendall College, in Chicago. Mr. Tullman is General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and G2T3V, LLC – two early-stage venture funds. He was the Chairman and Lead Director of The Cobalt Group in Seattle before its sale to ADP. He is also a an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. He serves on Governor Quinn’s Illinois Arts and Innovation Councils, Mayor Emanuel’s ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Councils and President Preckwinkle’s New Media Council.
Tullman founded CCC Information Services, in 1980. CCC was the fastest growing company in Illinois from 1981 through 1985 as well as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States. He has founded more than a dozen other businesses over the last 40 years.
Mr. Tullman is a graduate with Honors of Northwestern University (B.A., 1967) and of its School of Law (J.D., 1970), where he also graduated with Honors, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as the Chairman of the Editors of The Law Review. Mr. Tullman was admitted to the Bar in 1970 and, on special petition, to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1974. He practiced in Chicago for 10 years, specializing in Federal litigation, and served by appointment as a Special Master for class action litigation in the Southern District of New York.