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|Speaker Profile: Steven Rogers
|Location of Speaker: Chicago, Il
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|Steven Rogers is the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Rogers teaches Entrepreneurial Finance at Kellogg and is the Director of the Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice.
Before joining the Kellogg Faculty, he owned and operated two manufacturing firms and one retail operation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Professor Rogers worked at Bain and Company Consulting firm, Cummins Engine Company and UNC Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Professor Rogers has been named to the Faculty Honor Roll in every quarter he has taught at Kellogg. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1996 and 2005 Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year. He is the only professor in Kellogg's history to have received this award more than once. In 1996, BusinessWeek named him one of the top 12 entrepreneurship professors at graduate business schools in the U.S. In 1997, BusinessWeek named him one of 14 “New Stars of Finance.”
In 1998, he was selected as Entrepreneur Of The Year ® (supporter category) by Ernst & Young.
In addition to the regular MBA program, Professor Rogers teaches in many Kellogg executive programs in the U.S., Toronto and Hong Kong. He has received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive Program 17 times.
Professor Rogers currently serves on the Advisory Board of Private Equity firm OCA Ventures.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of SC Johnson Wax, W.S. Darley & Company, SuperValu (NYSE), Oakmark Mutual Funds, and AMCORE Financial (Nasdaq). He is a member of JP Morgan Chase's Capital Investment Committee. His non-profit work includes board membership for The A Better Chance Program and Urban Prep High School. Professor Rogers is also a former Trustee of Williams College and a former member of the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee.
In 2000, he received the Alumni “Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished Achievement” from Williams College. In 2005, he received the “Bert King Award for Service” from the African American Student Union of Harvard Business School. In 2005, he also was selected as "Chicago United's Business Leader of Color."
In 2006, he was selected as one of the "100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity." In 2008 he was inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and the Radnor High School (his alma mater) Hall of Fame.
He has been often quoted in many publications, including Black Enterprise, Crain's Business Journal, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Fortune and BusinessWeek.
In addition to the regular MBA program, Professor Rogers teaches in many Kellogg executive programs in the U.S., Toronto and Hong Kong.
He has received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive Program 15 times.
In 2002 Professor Rogers published his first book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finance and Business.
He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. He has also completed 3 mini-Triathalons.