Look for 2010 IVCA Awards Nominating Forms via email

Look for 2010 IVCA Awards Nominating Forms via email

June 9, 2010

2010 Selection Process for IVCA Awards

Solicit nominations from membership for each of 4 awards

    • ""IVCA Portfolio Company Hall of Fame"" - New Award
    • Stanley C. Golder Award
    • Richard J. Daley Award
    • IVCA's Fellows Award

Receive nominations from membership including:

    • Whom they are nominating
    • Why the person should receive the award

Compile slate of candidates with supporting documentation

Allow IVCA Board of Directors & IVCA Award Recipients from prior years to vote (panel of 54 people)

Criteria for ""IVCA Portfolio Company Hall of Fame"" - New Award

Individual receiving the award will have held a substantial leadership role in a successful Illinois business that was VC/PE-backed

  • CEO, Chairperson, Founder during a very high growth stage of the business

Selection criteria:

  • Is/Was VC or PE backed, had a realized liquidity event in the last 5 years and the exit was successful for investors (and must share investor returns information - not for publication); company is located in Illinois
  • Recognizable metrics of success
    • High multiple at exit
    • Dramatic increase in employment
    • Dramatic increases in top/bottom line
    • Unique and lasting innovation
    • Speed to achieve key milestones

Criteria for IVCA's Stanley C. Golder Award

The Stanley C. Golder Award was created in memory of a founder of the private equity industry. The award acknowledges individuals who have made profound and lasting contributions to the private equity industry in Illinois. He or she should be recognized by peers and the business community as both successful and a role model in promoting high professional standards for the VC/PE industry.

The Stanley C. Golder Award Winner (who is expected to accept the award in person) will be selected based on recognition as a leader in the VC/PE Community

  1. Integrity - Demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and a professional level
  2. Longevity - Has been a practitioner in the industry over a significant period of time
  3. Recognized Success - Seen as a ""leader"" in terms of track record and accomplishments
  4. High Performance Standards - Has a history of achievements that reflect high standards for themselves and others

Golder Award

2009

John L. Hines
Bryan Cressey, Cressey & Co.

2008

Kevin R. Evanich, Kirkland & Ellis

2007

Samuel B. Guren, Guren Capital Management

2006

Paul J. Finnegan, Madison Dearborn Partners
Samuel M. Mencoff, Madison Dearborn Partners

2005

Gary P. Brinson, GP Brinson Investments

2004

Ned Heizer, Jr.

2003

Bret R. Maxwell, MK Capital

2002

Carl D. Thoma, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners

Selection Criteria for IVCA's Richard J. Daley Award

The Richard J. Daley Award acknowledges an individual within the local VC/PE community who has provided civic leadership and strong business leadership to Chicago and Illinois.

The Richard J. Daley Award winner (who is expected to accept the award in person) will be selected based on recognition as a leader and/or supporter of the VC/PE Community

  1. Integrity - Demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and a professional level
  2. Longevity - Has been engaged with the industry over a significant period of time
  3. Recognized Leader at VC/PE - Recognized as playing an important direct or supporting role in the VC/PE community
  4. Civic Leadership - Has a history of supporting Chicago and Illinois
 
 

2009

J.B. Pritzker

2008

Richard L. Thomas, First Chicago NBD

2007

Steve N. Kaplan, University of Chicago GSB

2006

Donald W. Phillips, WP Global Partners

2005

Norman R. Bobins, LaSalle Bank

2004

James C. Tyree, Mesirow Financial

2003

Bruce V. Rauner, GTCR Golder Rauner

2002

Martin J. Koldyke, Frontenac Company

 
Selection Criteria for IVCA's Fellows Award

The Fellows Award recognizes a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the venture capital/private equity community via service to or interactions with the Illinois Venture Capital Association.

The Fellows Award winner (who is expected to accept the award in person) will be selected based on recognition as an important contributor to IVCA's progress and accomplishments as an advocate for the industry.

  1. Integrity - Demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and a professional level
  2. Longevity - Has been engaged with the Association over a significant period of time
  3. Service - Has provided significant support of IVCA
    • Legislatively/Government Relations
    • Media/PR
    • Advisor
    • Program/Event Development
 

2009

Danny Rosenberg, Sterling Partners

2008

Keith L. Crandell, ARCH Venture Partners

2007

John R. Willis, Willis Stein & Partners

2006

Keith D. Bank, KB Partners

2005

Robert Finkel, Prism Capital

2004

Stephen S. Beitler, Dunrath Capital
Bob Geras, LaSalle Investments

2003

Ellen Carnahan, William Blair Capital Partners
Steve Lazarus, ARCH Venture Partners

2002

Jack S. Levin, Kirkland & Ellis
T. Bondurant French, Adams Street Partners
John A. Canning, Jr., Madison Street Partners