Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 in Chicago—where digital startups get their start—the general managing partner for the venture capital funds Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC, and G2T3V, LLC, and the executive chairman of Music Dealers. He most recently was the chairman and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, which he co-founded in 2007. He is a former president of Kendall College in Chicago and the former chairman and CEO of Experiencia. He is also the chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue, and a member of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils, the Innovate Illinois Advisory Council, the Illinois Arts Council, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's New Media Council. Tullman serves as an advisory board member of HighTower Associates, Built in Chicago, the Starter School, Imerman Angels, and uBID.COM. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, and a regular guest lecturer at the Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Tullman also serves as a director of Vehcon, SnapSheet, Music Dealers, BCV Evolve, MarkITx, and PackBack Books, and was a long-time director and board chairman of the Cobalt Group, a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the New York Academy of Art, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and the lead director (and briefly chairman) of the Princeton Review. Over the last 45 years, he has successfully founded more than a dozen high-tech companies.