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Ross Freedman

Co-Founder of Rightpoint
Ross is co-founder and co-CEO of Rightpoint, an award-winning technology and design services agency headquartered in Chicago. Ross is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and the realization of the company’s vision. Under Ross’ leadership, Rightpoint has helped to boost the Chicago economy and job market adding nearly 300 positions since the company was founded in 2007. With consistent double-digit annual revenue growth, 2015 marked Rightpoint’s best year yet with 35 percent year over year growth and more than $36 million in total revenues. Rightpoint challenges the status quo with a team of passionate designers and software developers who infuse strategy, technology, and creative/marketing services to deliver engaging client experiences. Rightpoint’s unique, non-hierarchical, “intrapreneurial” culture encompasses the spirit of free-thinking, teamwork, leadership, passion, and excellence that its founders created. Prior to Rightpoint, in1999, Ross co-founded systems integration firm Wired Matrix with Brad Schneider. Despite launching amid the dot-com recession, Wired Matrix quadrupled in size in just three years and ultimately merged with another technology firm. In addition to recognition with several business and industry awards, in 2015, Ross was named Midwest winner of the prestigious EY “Entrepreneur of the Year” with co-founder Brad Schneider.