The ILGIF Advisory Council performs a number of consultative and outreach duties to support ILGIF, including providing guidance regarding the identification of fund managers, reviewing fund recommendations, assisting in the portfolio construction/strategy, reviewing investment performance and civic engagement.  The Advisory Council also serves as a general resource to the entrepreneurial, venture capital and technology business community, actively collaborating with the Treasurer’s Office and 50 South Capital to provide stakeholders and members of the public with information on the purpose, operation and impact of ILGIF.

The Advisory Council consists of individuals that possess knowledge and expertise in the venture capital and private equity industry.  Current members include:

  • Maura O'Hara (Illinois Venture Capital Association)
  • David Baker (Illinois Institute of Technology)                                            
  • Krista Hatcher (Chicago Pacific Founders)
  • Hardik Bhatt (Hyde Park Angels)
  • Jack Levin (Kirkland & Ellis LLP)
  • Alicia Loffler (Northwestern University)
  • Keith Crandell (ARCH Venture Partners)                                                    
  • Meghan Otis (Waveland Capital)
  • Kristen Gomez (Association for Corporate Growth)                                  
  • Miguel Gonzalo (Adams Street Partners)                                                    
  • Howard Tullman (1871)
  • Shari Young Lewis (Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting)
  • Jake Braun (Cambridge Global Advisors)