Mark Glennon, Founder

Mark Glennon is founder of Wirepoints.

For fifteen years prior, Mark worked in venture capital. Most recently, he was Managing Director at Ninth Street Advisors, providing financial consulting services to high growth technology companies. For ten years earlier, Mark 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.