Robert T. Geras

Founding Member at Illinois Venture Capital Association

Robert T. Geras

Robert T. Geras

Founding Member at Illinois Venture Capital Association

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Lasalle Investments, Inc.
OrthoScan, Inc.
Bias Power, Inc.

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968

Number of Boards

19

Birthday

1939

Age

82

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Partner at Concentric Equity Partners

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Member at Hyde Park Angels LLC

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Managing Director at Svoboda Capital Partners LLC

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Managing Director at River Cities Capital Fund Management

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at ShowingTime.com, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Keystone Insights, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Frontenac Company

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Director at OrthoScan, Inc.

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Founder, Managing Partner at Aphelion Capital LLC

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Robert T. Geras
Founding Member at Illinois Venture Capital Association
Education
Class of 1961

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Memberships
Member
Prior

ACG is the global organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG’s almost 10,000 members come from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 50 chapters in North America, Europe, and soon, Asia.

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The Illinois Technology Association provides resources and strategic programming to help area technology companies grow, build and elevate their business.

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The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Faculty Member
Prior

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer
2005 - Prior

Arryx, Inc. develops holographic optical trapping technology. Its technology is used for optically controlled measurement and manipulation in biological and biomedical research as well as in the physical and material sciences. Arryx offers both stand-alone and turnkey solutions for Holo-Tweezers, as well as kit-based packages for the implementation of holographic optical trapping technology. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
Current

Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. develops thin films of ultrananocrystalline diamond technology. The firm develops and applies diamond films for electronic, mechanical, industrial and biomedical applications. Its products include UNCD Wafers, UNCD Components, Diamonox Cells, UNCD Probes and UNCD Sensor Substrates. The company was founded by Neil D. Kane, John Carlisle and Orlando Auciello in December 2003 and is headquartered in Romeoville, IL.

Chairman
Current

ExaDigm, Inc. develops and manufactures wireless credit card and wired terminals. It provides point-of-sale, network conversion, and wireless connectivity equipment and solutions for businesses worldwide. The firm's electronic payment solutions include countertop terminals, mobile terminals, and integrated payment systems. It also provides network connectivity solutions, such as cellular wireless gateways. The company was founded by Dean H. Cha in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA.

Director
Current

PowerQuest Corp. develops storage lifecycle automation software. Its products include partitionmagic, driveImage pro, servermagic, drivecopy, secondchance and datakeeper. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Orem, UT.

Founding Member
Prior

IVCA works with entrepreneurial organizations in the Midwest to encourage a strong cycle of innovation and business creation leading to superior investment opportunities.The Illinois Venture Capital Association advocates for a strong venture capital and private equity industry in Illinois.

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DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

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Bias Power, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Bias Power, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Bias Power, Inc. designed and manufactured low wattage switching power supplies. The company was founded by Robert T. Geras and was headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL.

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ExaDigm, Inc. develops and manufactures wireless credit card and wired terminals. It provides point-of-sale, network conversion, and wireless connectivity equipment and solutions for businesses worldwide. The firm's electronic payment solutions include countertop terminals, mobile terminals, and integrated payment systems. It also provides network connectivity solutions, such as cellular wireless gateways. The company was founded by Dean H. Cha in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA.

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Merge Technologies, Inc. provides integrated healthcare image and information workflow systems and software solutions to the healthcare industry.

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