Wayne has held positions in both successful startups and thriving tech firms and brings a wealth of operational experience building teams, executing deals, and developing clients. He is committed to the growth of the venture and tech community in Chicago, serves as an advisor to several startups, and is a founding board member of Great Lakes Academy Charter School. Previously, he was on the global content acquisition team at Netflix.
Before that, he was VP of Business Development at Silver Chalice Ventures, a digital media startup owned by the Chicago White Sox. Wayne began his career in the US Navy, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Wayne holds a BS in industrial engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.
As a member of Class 25, Wayne is serving his fellowship at Alumni Ventures Group.