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Main Industry: Healthcare & Pharma
Illinois, United States


Entrepreneurial Executive | Turnaround Expert | Authentic Leader


University of Chicago
June 2020

Appointed by University President to serve as Alumni Board President for two-year term. https://alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu/alumni-association/board

May 2020

Serve on board for start-up in fertility/assisted reproductive technology space. https://www.ollipsisfertility.com/

Executives' Club of Chicago
January 2018

Embraced challenge to turn around and re-envision legacy organization for future sustainability. Consult with, engage, and meet needs of diverse member stakeholders from Chicago business community. Sit on board of directors, lead high-performing executive team, and manage multimillion-dollar P&L. In process of repositioning brand and leading series of design-thinking exercise for Summer 2021 rebrand, refresh, and relaunch for 110th anniversary. https://www.executivesclub.org/about-us/leadership

Shapiro + Raj
April 2003  - June 2017

Member of 3-person executive team including CEO and CFO. Partnered with CFO in managing daily operations. Directed strategic branding and marketing research initiatives for clients across numerous verticals including pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare companies. Held full responsibility for $20M in top-line revenue; co-managed contribution margin with CFO. Served as CMO directing all company marketing campaigns and communications. Led 75-member organization through leadership team of 8 VPs / SVPs. https://www.shapiroraj.com/

Ballet Chicago
January 2012  - January 2015

Serve on board and lead development for ballet training academy, based in Chicago, training students from all over the world. https://www.balletchicago.org/

Portsouth Condo Association
May 2003  - May 2014

Rotated between serving in both Treasurer and President roles for Condo Association.


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
May 2002
University of Chicago
June 1997
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June 2020 - present
University of Chicago President Robert ZimmerAWARD

Appointed President of University Alumni Board of Governors 2020-2020.

June 2020
Outstanding Dissertation AwardAWARD

Ph.D. in Sociology

January 2002
January 2001
Publisher: Oxford Academic

Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipient resulting in appointment as editor for top Sociology peer-reviewed journal