Shawn Riegsecker

CEO & Founder at Basis Technologies

Shawn Riegsecker is the CEO and Founder of Basis Technologies. He founded the company in 2001 intent on developing the most comprehensive, automated and intelligent software platform for the digital media industry.

His leadership, commitment to innovation and modernized approach to culture and employee happiness have led Basis Technologies to receive many accolades, including appearing on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, the Inc. 500, and No. 1 on Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best Places to Work for three years in a row.

Shawn is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and a founding director and co-chairman of Unite America, a new movement working on solving the partisan divide in politics through the election of Independent, moderate candidates.

He serves on the board of directors of The Director’s Cup, a ski pro-am focused on bringing together influential leaders to aid and support the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team. Shawn is also serves on the Board of Governor’s of the Metropolitan Planning Council, dedicated to shaping a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.

Shawn is an active angel investor through Firestarter Fund, a venture capital fund driven by a network of successful technology entrepreneurs in Chicago.


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