IVCA is proud to announce the 2015 Richard J. Daley Awardee

IVCA is proud to announce the 2015 Richard J. Daley Awardee

September 30, 2015

The 2015 Richard J. Daley Award will be presented to Warren Holtsberg, Co-Head of Portfolio Management and a member of the Board of Directors of MVC Capital.

The Richard J. Daley Award acknowledges a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the State of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.

Mr. Holtsberg, joined The Tokarz Group Advisors (TTGA), the investment advisor to MVC Capital, in 2007.  Mr. Holtsberg founded Motorola Ventures, the Venture capital and Private Equity investment arm for Motorola, Inc., where he led the worldwide fund for eight years. Mr. Holtsberg spent two decades with the U.S. Government where he held a number of senior executive positions in the aviation, defense and intelligence communities. Because of that service, Mr. Holtsberg is an active supporter of multiple private foundations that benefit the families of fallen Intelligence officers and special forces operators, which includes the Navy Seal Foundation.

Mr. Holtsberg is a Board Member of:

  • The Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Center,
  • The Big Shoulders Fund for the Archdiocese of Chicago's inner-city school fund, and
  • Illinois Ventures – a University of Illinois focused VC seed fund and high technology incubator, and he is a Director of a related Private Equity follow-on investment fund.
And is also:
  • Chairman of the Board at UI Labs a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative
  • A former member of the Board of Directors of IVCA