Board of Directors
Mark A. Tebbe
Mr. Tebbe currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he has served since 2011, as well as Chairman of ChicagoNext, a council of technology leaders dedicated to driving growth and opportunity in Chicago technology companies. Mr. Tebbe previously served as an operating executive for Lake Capital, a private equity firm, from 2008 until 2011. Prior to his association with Lake Capital, Mr. Tebbe was the founder and chairman of Techra Networks, a consulting firm that assists companies in better leveraging technology to enhance their business results, where he worked from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Tebbe co-founded Answers Corporation, a company that owns and operates advertising-supported public websites and was listed on the NASDAQ in 2005, and he served as a director from 1998 until the company was sold to a portfolio company of Summit Partners in 2011. From 1984 to 2002, Mr. Tebbe served as Chairman of Lante Corporation, a technology consulting firm he founded. Mr. Tebbe graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Tebbe has been a consultant to executive management of many leading companies, including American Express, Dell and Microsoft, as well as non-profit organizations such as the National Park Service, United Nations and World Economic Forum.