Jai Shekhawat

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Jai Shekhawat

Jai Shekhawat

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Semantify, Inc.
YCharts, Inc.
Quinnox, Inc.

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Primary Location

Naperville, IL, United States

Number of Boards

18

Number of Awards

2

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Co-Founder at Quinnox, Inc.

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Vice Chair, Finance at The Field Museum of Natural History

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President, Banking & Financial Services at Quinnox, Inc.

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Founder at Signal Digital, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Signal Digital, Inc.

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Co-Founder at BlueCat Networks, Inc.

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Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlueCat Networks, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC
Education
Masters in Business Administration with Specializations in Finance & Strategy
Memberships
Member
Current

FireStarter is an early stage investment fund focused on helping technology companies grow. We are a group of Chicago technology entrepreneurs who have come together to support the next generation of innovators. We all have direct experience founding, operating and investing in technology based businesses that leverage the developments of the past forty years. We owe a debt to the innovators who came before us and it is a debt we intend to repay by helping to fund promising new ideas and the entrepreneurs who have the passion and the drive to see their ideas become reality.

Career History
Executive Chairman
Current

Semantify, Inc. designs and develops software services. It provides platform for enterprise, consumer and Big Data Ad-hoc analytics and eliminates the dependence on data experts to perform everyday business analytics. The company was founded by Pragada Shree and Viswanath Dasari in May 2005 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Industry Advisor
Current

Madison Dearborn Partners is an active manager invests in MBO and growth equity transactions. The sectors in which they invest include basic industries, business & government software and services, financial & transactions services, health care and telecom, media & technology services. The firm targets middle and upper-middle market companies located primarily in the United States. They acquire both control and minority positions.

Co-Founder
2009 - Prior

YCharts, Inc. provides online stock and financial data information. The firm offers insights on company valuation, growth and profitability trends in areas, such as market capitalization, revenue, net income, cash on hand, free cash flow, earnings per share, revenue growth, price to earnings and dividend yield. It focuses on industries such as biotechnology, drug, networking and investment brokers. The company was founded by Shawn Carpenter and Ara Anjargolian, Brian Hand, Michael W. Ferro Jr., Jai Shekhawat and Barney Merrick Harford in January 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Current
Director
Prior
Political Donations
$1,000
2004
$250
2003
Investments
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Forevercar Holdings, Inc. operates as an online car service contract platform. It enables consumers to purchase extended vehicle service contracts directly. The company was founded by Dave Forman, Mark Hodes and Russ Carpel on March 30, 2016 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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UPshow, Inc. provides social marketing program services for televisions. It offers social media boost, social media CRM, and remarketing tools that helps promoters to broadcast the brand to their social media followers. The company was founded by Adam Hirsen and Matt Gibbs in 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Built In, Inc. operates online platform for recruiters which they can access top talent and motivate passive job seekers. It offers employer branding, recruitment solutions, community events, and brand insights. The company was founded by Maria Christopoulos Katris and Matthew Moog and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2014
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
2013
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
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