Creator & Co-founder

 

Candidly, Junto has already resulted in something greater in scope and impact than I imagined five years ago. I believed we had something meaningful that could change companies and the lives of its founders. But I never thought we would start seeing the outcomes we have in such a short time.

My background is in entrepreneurship, startups, and growth-stage companies. After leading a consulting firm that worked with over 200 startups and high-growth firms, I launched and ran the entrepreneurship center at DePaul University for many years. Along the way, I observed specific trends and developments in the startup ecosystem which - combined with a personal journey in learning about emotional intelligence, cognitive science, and leadership - led to the creation and founding of The Junto Institute.

Today, I spend much of my time recruiting companies, mentors, instructors, and partners. I facilitate several Forums and many Mentor Team meetings, manage our blog, and lead our growth and expansion efforts. I’m at my best working on strategic matters and struggle with administrative ones. What I love the most about Junto is watching our Apprentices have epiphanies during the program and hearing about members of the JuntoTribe (our community) build meaningful relationships with each other.