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Mr. Tom Shannon

Chief Executive Officer

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc.

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BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc.

710 North Plankinton Avenue, Suite 340

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

United States

Company Description

The non-profit BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation is using a groundbreaking philanthropic approach to support job creation and economic growth across Wisconsin through investment in early-stage companies. This new approach will enable the formation of new in ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

BizStarts Inc

Board Chairman and A Lead Investor

Proxim Diagnostics Corp

Northwoods Software Development Inc

University Research Park

Chief Executive Officer

Prodesse Inc

Affiliations

Board Member
Okanjo Partners Inc

Founder
Shamrock Energy Corporation

Board Member
BizStarts Milwaukee Inc

Education

BBA

University of Wisconsin

Finance degree

University of Wisconsin

Web References (192 Total References)


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Tom Shannon, BrightStar's top executive, led Prodesse to a sale in 2009 to Gen-Probe Inc.


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Mark and Aaron are welcome additions to the board, given their strong backgrounds in economic development, BrightStar CEO Tom Shannon said.

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Both have outstanding backgrounds and will make significant contributions to our efforts, Mr. Shannon said.


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Mark and Aaron are welcome additions to the board, given their strong backgrounds in economic development, BrightStar CEO Tom Shannon said.

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Both have outstanding backgrounds and will make significant contributions to our efforts, Mr. Shannon said.


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Tom Shannon

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Tom Shannon
President and CEO of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation


Tom Shannon, an experienced ...

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Tom Shannon, an experienced early-stage investor who was chief executive officer of Prodesse Inc. until its 2009 acquisition by global biotechnology leader Gen-Probe Inc. for $72 million, will lead the foundation on a volunteer basis. Mr. Shannon and seven co-founders have made pledges totaling nearly $6 million to establish the foundation.

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"Our unique approach with BrightStar is focused on creating high-paying jobs," Mr. Shannon said. "We're doing it through a philanthropic model that promotes capital formation through capital donation, puts more contributed capital to work and reinvests almost all of the returns in companies statewide that are driving Wisconsin's economic recovery. BrightStar will go a long way to help fill the significant gap of more than $250 million in Wisconsin between the need for and the availability of early-stage capital that supports job creation."
Mr. Shannon is joined by the following seven business and investment leaders as a co-founder of the BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation.

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