The Fellows Award

 IVCA Annual Awards

The Fellows Award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the private equity profession and to the Illinois Venture Capital Association.

Criteria for the award are:
    •    Has recognizable accomplishments working with IVCA in its mission of advocating, educating and promoting for VC/PE in Illinois.
    •    A person who demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and professional level.
    •    Has participated in the venture/private equity industry as an investor, service provider or academic.

Previous Awardees are:

  • 2021: Rocco J. Martino, OceanM19
  • 2020: Tony Palcheck, Zebra Ventures
  • 2018: Walter C. Florence, Frontenac
  • 2015: Lee M. Mitchell, Thoma Bravo
  • 2014: Darren M. Snyder, Prairie Capital
  • 2013: James F. Dugan, OCA Ventures
  • 2012: Jim TenBroek, Wind Point Partners
  • 2010: Mark Glennon, Ninth Street Advisors
  • 2009: Danny Rosenberg, Sterling Partners
  • 2008: Keith Crandell, ARCH Venture Partners
  • 2007: John R. Willis, Willis Stein & Partners
  • 2006: Keith Bank, KB Partners
  • 2005: Robert Finkel, Prism Capital
  • 2004: Steve Beitler, Dunrath Capital
  • 2004: Bob Geras, LaSalle Investments
  • 2003: Ellen Carnahan, William Blair Capital Partners
  • 2003: Steven Lazarus, ARCH Venture Partners
  • 2002: John A. Canning, Jr., Madison Street Partners Inc.
  • 2002: Jack S. Levin, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • 2002: T. Bondurant French, Adams Street Partners