Ted Dabrowski – President.
Ted was previously Vice President of Policy and Spokesman for the Illinois Policy Institute.
Prior to returning to the Chicago area ten years ago, Ted spent 16 years with Citibank internationally in Mexico and Poland. His roles in Poland included being head of the Corporate and Investment Banking Division and Treasurer of the bank.
Ted received his master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, and his bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ted is a first-generation American born in Chicago.
Mark Glennon – Executive Editor and founder.
Mark earlier originated and managed venture capital investments for Leo Capital Holdings. Board of directorship service has included GrubHub, Shoutlet and FunMobility. Mark is the winner of the Fellows Medal awarded by the Illinois Venture Capital Association for outstanding contributions to the venture capital profession. He earlier served as co-chair the Innovate Illinois Advisory Council.
In 1997 he founded the Illinois Venture Capital Conference, which successfully matched dozens of young companies to venture capital sources. He also founded TecPromote, a political action committee promoting technology, entrepreneurship and capital formation.
Mark earlier practiced law with expertise in debt transactions, turnarounds, bankruptcy and venture capital. Starting as an associate at Foley & Lardner, he was later a partner at Johnson & Swanson in Texas then Holleb & Coff in Chicago, where his work included serving as outside general counsel to the Illinois Development Finance Authority.
He received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science at Northwestern University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School where he won the Deinard Award for top law review contribution. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Law School in Austin.
John Klingner – Policy Analyst.
John graduated from Hillsdale College in 2012 with a degree in American Studies with a focus in politics.
Before joining Wirepoints, John spent several years at the Illinois Policy Institute working as a public policy analyst.