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The Moxie Awards
Finalists for CEO of the Year
We are pleased to announce the following outstanding Chicago leaders as our finalists for The Moxie Awards' CEO of the Year.
Matt Maloney is the Co-founder and CEO of GrubHub.com, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering platform. Before he started GrubHub with Mike Evans, Matt majored in physiology at Michigan State University. Matt is currently the entrepreneur in residence at the Illinois Institute of Technology and earned his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dan Jauernig is President and CEO of Classified Ventures, LLC, which owns award-winning sites Cars.com, Apartments.com,and HomeGain.com. He is also a member of Classified Ventures' Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. He is an accredited Canadian Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant and a United States Certified Public Accountant. Dan received a Bachelor of Mathematics Honors Degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Michael Alter is the President and CEO of SurePayroll, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paychex®. Michael joined SurePayroll in 2000 after more than five years with McKinsey and Company. Prior to receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School, Michael worked in various sales positions at IBM. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University.
Shawn Riegsecker is the Founder and CEO of Centro, a digital media logistics agency for online advertising. Before forming Centro in 2001, Shawn worked at Real Media helping advertising agencies place campaigns across thousands of local sites. Shawn is the recipient of the National Association of Newspapers 2008 Advertising Person of the Year Award for his contributions to the newspaper industry. Additionally, he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2008 and 2011.
Talia Mashiach is the CEO and Founder of Eved. She launched Eved in 2010 to lead the transformation of the $263B meeting and event industry from a highly fragmented, traditional services sector into a comprehensive online marketplace. Talia graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University School of Business. She is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Executives’ Club of Chicago, and also a board member for the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the Illinois Holocaust Museum. In 2009, Talia was inducted into the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and named one of The Winning Women by Ernst and Young. She was named to Crain’s Chicago 40 under 40 in 2010.
Congratulations to our finalists and please remember to vote!