Rob Schultz is a Managing Director of IllinoisVENTURES and a Partner of the Illinois Emerging Technologies Fund. He oversees the information technologies practice area and has collaborated on coverage of several other investments. He is also responsible for managing the Champaign, Illinois office. Rob is the Founder and former CEO of DigitalWork, Inc., a small business services company and a Draper Fisher Jurvetson, TL Ventures, Dell Ventures and Attractor portfolio company. As CEO, Rob led the company in building an award-winning service, raising substantial funding from top-tier venture firms, leading the Company through an IPO process, hiring over 140 talented employees, acquiring over 10,000 customers and developing partnerships with such leading companies as AOL, Dell, Office Depot, and Wells Fargo. Prior to DigitalWork, Rob was the President of Nequity, a subsidiary of Signet Bank that was acquired in 1997. Prior to Nequity, Rob was a consultant with McKinsey and Company and Deloitte and Touche. In 2000, Rob was a Year 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. He was named as one of the "100 most important executives, decision-makers, financiers and idea people in the Chicago Internet community" by Crain's Chicago Business and one of the "top 100 people who put the 'new' in Chicago's new economy" by i-Street Reporter. Rob has been a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business since 1994, is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Rob received an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University.