At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Illinois based CFO’ operating in the Social space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & CFO of ShoppingGives
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About ShoppingGives: ShoppingGives encourages consumers to make an impact through its change commerce technology.
Chief Financial Officer of Corecentra
Ani is a civically-engaged entrepreneur and investor based in Chicago. Before co-founding NGOrganize | Corecentra in 2018, Ani was the youngest member of the founding team at The Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private equity firm with $3.1B AUM. At Vistria, Ani focused on high-impact healthcare investments. In Chicago, Ani serves on the Field Museum’s Associate Board as the co-chair of its annual EVOLVE Gala, which raises ~$100K for vital conservation and research efforts. Ani also volunteers as an alumni leader at his alma mater, Northwestern University, where he served as student body president. Ani is currently pursuing an joint MBA/MPP from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy.
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About Corecentra: Enterprise SaaS for Social Impact & Sustainability Performance
VP/Chief Financial Officer of Graham Media Group
Marcy Etienne is the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Graham Media Group. She has held this position since 2002 and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance and business operations. Etienne started her GMG career in 1986 at WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. She began as Business Manager and was promoted in 1988 to Director of Business & Administrative Affairs. Before joining WDIV, Etienne was the Controller for the Cable Division of Graham Holdings Company for two years. She began her career at Arthur Andersen in Detroit. Etienne is actively involved in the broadcast industry holding the position of Treasurer of Pearl, a partnership of broadcast companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking opportunities, including innovative ways of promoting local TV content and developing digital media and wireless platforms. Additionally, she is a board member of the Television Music License Committee. Etienne received her BBA from the University of Michigan Business School.
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About Graham Media Group: Graham Media Group is a broadcast media company.
CFO of GoBe Groups
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About GoBe Groups: GoBe Groups, a free mobile app for forming in-person groups near you in real time– Choose Your Lifestyle.
EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Golin
In keeping with the Go All In mantra beyond managing the financial matters of the agency, Brian is also deeply involved in corporate development, acquisitions, strategic counsel, real estate, legal, project management and anything that supports the agency’s operational performance. Throughout his career he has been a key partner to leaders and teams across the globe, ensuring that strong financial and operational foundations exist in order to help drive results. He is also a member of the Bright Collective, the agency’s co-creation portal where creative minds think up big ideas. Brian is a graduate of the University of Iowa, attends executive leadership programs at the University of Notre Dame, and with his wife and family participates in numerous charitable efforts via their local schools and activities.
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About Golin: Golin offers businesses with technology solutions and insights that focus on connecting brands with their customers.