Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories with Tom Sosnoff, Founder of thinkorswim
Jul
19
5:30 pm17:30

Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories with Tom Sosnoff, Founder of thinkorswim

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Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub! In July, hear the story of how Tom Sosnoff founded and sold thinkorswim to TD Ameritrade for $750M.

Schedule:

5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-6:00 Opening Acts
6:00-7:00 Moderated discussion with Tom Sosnoff, followed by Q+A
7:00-7:30 Networking

About Tom Sosnoff:

Tom Sosnoff is a recognized online brokerage innovator and sought-after financial educator. Tom is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur who co-founded thinkorswim in 1999, tastytrade in 2011 and newly launched tastyworks in 2017. Leveraging over 20 years of experience as a market maker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the original OEX traders in the S&P 100 Index pit, Tom pursued a vision to educate retail investors in options trading and to build a superior software platform and a brokerage firm that specialized in options. His efforts ultimately changed the way these instruments traded by pioneering everything from single click complex trading functionality to multi-product access from a single platform.  Currently, Tom is the co-host of tastytrade Live and continues to drive innovation and know-how to the do-it-yourself investor.

Tom has been named to Techweek’s Tech 100 list, Crain’s Chicago’s Tech 50, and has spoken at Chicago Ideas Week, Techweek Chicago, TD Ameritrade’s Market Drive events, Money Show, University of Chicago TEDx and the ‘He Said She Said’ Tour for tastytrade. Tom received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014 and has been featured by prominent publications such as Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago, Traders Mag and Barron’s.

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Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Andrew & Thomas Parkinson of Peapod
Jun
7
5:30 pm17:30

Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Andrew & Thomas Parkinson of Peapod

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Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub!

SCHEDULE (NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME):

5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-6:00 Opening Acts featuring Itemmaster
6:00-7:00 Moderated discussion with Andrew and Thomas Parkinson, followed by Q+A
7:00-7:30 Networking

About Andrew Parkinson:

As co-founder and CEO of Peapod, Andrew Parkinson had overall responsibility for running Peapod LLC, an online grocery shopping and delivery service. He and his brother Thomas founded Peapod in 1989, took the company public in 1997, and sold it to Ahold in 2001. Peapod is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Ahold. Peapod currently has revenues of about $700 million and over 5,000 associates (commonly referred to as Podsters).

Andrew is currently CFO and co-founder of ItemMaster, Inc., a content-as- a- service provider to the consumer package goods and grocery retail industry. ItemMaster is a privately held company spun out of Peapod in April, 2016.

About Thomas Parkinson:

Thomas Parkinson co-founded Peapod with his brother, Andrew, in 1989 when he was 29 with $50,000 in seed money from friends and family.

Delivering groceries via the computer, Peapod is the pioneer of e- commerce, being the first in the world. It maintains its leadership as the largest e-grocer in the country serving the Midwest and the East coast.

As Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for Peapod’s web and mobile product development, IT infrastructure, supply chain systems and R&D.

Today, Thomas is also a co-founder of ItemMaster, Inc.

 

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Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Scott Dorsey of ExactTarget
Apr
18
5:30 pm17:30

Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Scott Dorsey of ExactTarget

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Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub!

Schedule (note the earlier start time):

5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-6:00 "Opening Acts" featuring M1 Finance
6:00-7:00 Moderated discussion with Scott Dorsey, followed by Q+A
7:00-7:30 Networking

About Scott:

Scott currently serves as managing partner at High Alpha, a venture studio focused on conceiving, launching, and scaling next generation enterprise cloud companies. Prior to High Alpha, Scott co-founded ExactTarget and led the company as CEO from start-up to global marketing software leader. ExactTarget went public on the New York Exchange in March of 2012 and sold to Salesforce.com in July of 2013 for $2.5 billion.

Post-acquisition, he led the ExactTarget Salesforce Marketing Cloud which encompassed 3,000 employees and included the teams at ExactTarget, Buddy Media and Radian6. Scott credits the ExactTarget Orange culture as the company’s greatest differentiator and key to its success.

Scott serves on a number of non-profit boards in the community, including Chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp., Chairman of Nextech.org (formerly the ExactTarget Foundation), Board and Executive Committee member of Techpoint, Global Advisory Board at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Emeritus Board member at Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Scott is also the Chairman of Octiv.

Scott is a business school graduate of Indiana University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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