Meet the organizers

Jessie Shternshus

CEO of Improv Effect

 I am the owner and founder of The Improv Effect which was started in 2007. My goal is to help individuals and organizations reach their full potential by means of professional development training and executive coaching.

I am the co-author of CTRLShift 50 Games for 50 ***Days Like Today and I am a keynote speaker at conferences and work with Fortune 500 companies worldwide. 

Mark Rickmeier

CEO of Table XI

I am the CEO of Table XI which was started back in 2002. In my role here, I quickly realized how much I needed the advice and support from others who faced similar challenges. I founded OpsConf in 2013 to create that network of people who share the same values and struggle with similar challenges. 

In my other free time, I am actively involved in improving arts education in Chicago and have joined the Board at Ravinia to support the Reach*Teach*Play initiative, bringing music education to schools across Chicago.

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