IRVIN SHAPIRO

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Irv Shapiro is responsible for overall business strategy and corporate leadership as the CEO of DialogTech Inc.   Prior to that, Irv founded Metamor Technologies in 1985. During his tenure, the company was named an Inc. 500 company for two consecutive years and grew to more than 500 employees with $32 million in revenues. Following the sale of Metamor to CORESTAFF in 1997, Irv participated in 10 acquisitions, directed the growth of Metamor to $52 million in sales and helped create a $250 million consulting services group. In 1999, Irv founded the online education platform Edventions, which was later sold to Edison Schools in 2001. Irv then spent a year as the COO of Jemmco, a $500 million hedge fund. In 1996, Irv was inducted into the “Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame,” sponsored by The University of Illinois at Chicago, the law firm of Lord Bissell and Brook, and LaSalle National Bank. The following year, he was a finalist in the KPMG Illinois High Tech awards. In 2011 Irv was a Gold Winner in the Best of Biz Awards as Executive of the Year. As an experienced entrepreneur and successful business leader, Irv is engaged with the Chicago tech community, supporting the development and mentorship of young and emerging tech entrepreneurs. Irv earned a BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
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