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Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Shawn Riegsecker (Centro)

Startup Grind Chicago

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Shawn Riegsecker, Centro

Shawn Riegsecker is the founder and CEO of Centro. He founded the company in 2001 intent on developing software to fix the inefficient operations in the media industry, making it easier to buy, sell and deliver digital media. Since then, he has built Centro into the only provider of both managed services and cloud software to simplify and streamline the full digital campaign lifecycle.

Shawn's leadership, commitment to innovation and modernized approach to culture and employee happiness have led Centro to receive many accolades, including appearing on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, the Inc. 500 and No. 1 on Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best Places to Work for three years in a row – 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Shawn has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization since 2010. He serves on the advisory board for Techweek, the Directors’ Invitational Ski Classic (DISC) and is a founding board member of the Centrist Party, a political party dedicated to creating a home for moderate Americans. Locally, Shawn is a member of the selection committee for 1871 and an angel investor in the FireStarter Fund. 


Prior to founding Centro, Shawn held leadership positions at Real Media, Everstream and Cleveland.com. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

Tom Denison, Chicago Chapter Director

Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, funding and founding tech startups. Like many, his digital experience started with a glamorous yet struggling internet startup, but blossomed into strategy and business development with some of the most recognized digital powerhouses. He has also nurtured and made profitable a top 200 internet retailer. Today, he is the Founder of Funl, a collection of savvy digital marketing experts who “Provide the expertise and resources needed to drive a large, loyal and profitable customer base.”

Email: Tom@StartupGrind.com | Twitter: @tomdenison

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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2 North LaSalle Street 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


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Startup Grind Chicago

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
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