Conor Gaughan is the founder of Collective Conscience, a digital communications and social impact firm focused on advocacy, nonprofit, and political campaigns. In his role, Conor develops digital media strategies for clients and partners, overseeing the strategy, production, and distribution of innovative digital content. Prior to founding Collective Conscience, Conor was SVP of Media and Entertainment Investment Banking at McCafferty & Company, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment bank. Conor spent nearly in corporate finance and capital markets before deciding to use his powers (and knowledge of media strategy and operations) for good.
Conor graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Economics. He remains active with the Hasty Pudding. He is also a founding board member of the Foundation for a National AIDS Monument.
Mr. Glastris is a Chicago-based private equity investor. He has spent his entire career as a lower-middle market private equity investor.
Mr. Glastris is currently the Chairman of Auto Driveaway Systems, LLC of Lombard, IL, one of the leading professional vehicle relocation services in the United States. He is a director and personal investor in several private companies including Atticus Brand Partners, LLC (Nashville, TN), Main Street Gourmet, LLC (Akron, OH), Rainbo Sports & Skating, LLC (Northbrook, IL) and Wild Hare Music, LLC (Chicago, IL). Bill also serves as Chairman of the Board of Fabretto Children’s Foundation based in Managua, Nicaragua and Washington, DC.
From 1997 -2013 he was a Founding Principal of Prospect Partners, LLC, a leading lower-middle-market private equity firm based in Chicago which manages three funds totaling $470 million.
Before joining Fenwick as an award-winning physics teacher nearly a decade ago, David Kleinhans had been a highly successful business executive in the computer software industry. Dave spent over 20 years in the corporate performance management and big data software arena.
As an entrepreneur, Dave started a software consulting and development firm that assisted their clients in establishing enterprise-wide reporting and analytics environments. Many of these organizations were top performers in their respective marketplaces. Through an acquisition by Cognos/IBM, Dave went on to head multiple initiatives focused initially on improving the client implementation experience of business intelligence software to ultimately running an international financial and performance management business unit overseeing development, marketing and field activity.
Over Dave’s tenure, this business grew organically and through acquisitions from $25 M to $250 M in USD sales. Most recently, Dave is focused on building the next generation of engineers at Fenwick high school.
Virginia McMahon is the Founder and Co-Owner of L.A. McMahon Building Maintenance, Inc., a Schaumburg-based company specializing in residential building maintenance and window washing.
She is also co-owner of the Fireplace and Chimney Authority, a full-service fireplace and barbeque grill company, which has grown since 1985 from one Elmhurst, IL location to a second in Lisle, IL and a distribution company servicing the entire U.S.
Virginia is a 1987 graduate of Elmhurst College with a BS in Accounting. She went on to work as a financial analyst with AT&T while starting Early Times Chimney Sweeps, a company still in existence today. With her financial expertise, the new companies evolved to the successful ventures they are today.
Antonio Romanucci is a founding partner, principal and trial lawyer in the Chicago-based tort litigation law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, which has successfully recovered over $400 million dollars on behalf of victims. He has been named a Top 100 Super Lawyer for 10 straight years in Illinois, a Leading Lawyer since 2004, has a perfect Martindale Hubble AV rating and an AVVO rating of 10/10 along with being named a "Best Lawyer" for 2013-2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
Mr. Romanucci’s vast experience has earned him the admiration of his colleagues who have supported his rise to leadership positions, such as his recent appointment as the Chair of the Police Misconduct Litigation Group and Vice-Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar.