Event Sponsorship

Our special events bring together CIOs and other senior-level IT executives in addition to industry vendors and i.c.stars talent and staff.

Your organization can benefit in various ways when sponsoring our events.

12 months of exposure

When your company partners with i.c.stars and purchases an Event Sponsorship package, you will have access and visibility at our annual events for one full year. We host four major events every quarter. The i.c.stars network includes more than 90 CIOs from large Chicago corporations who are usually in attendance.

Values-Based Relationships

More than business contacts, i.c.stars packages provide opportunities to make stronger connections through developing relationships in a community service context. Representatives from your company and other IT executives give back to the IT profession by mentoring our interns. Providing professional guidance to young motivated talent builds stronger relationships over a traditional networking experience. It’s also an ideal way to meet talented youth who are available for permanent and temporary employment opportunities.

Tax Deductible

i.c.stars is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our events are positioned as community service activities rather than an opportunity to pitch company services, providing a more comfortable atmosphere to build quality relationships.

Flexible Pricing/Ala Carte Single Events

Choose among four types of sponsorships that fit your budget and business goals or simply choose to sponsor a single event. Our a la carte prices provide various opportunities to purchase individual sponsor items offered in our packages.

C-Level Account Exposure

Our events offer an interactive approach. We position a speaker at each table who is or was previously an entrepreneur, CIO, or senior IT executive. As a result, we have been able to ensure that i.c.stars events are well attended by Chicago-area CIOs. Read our recent CIO speaker list here

Our Current Annual Event sponsors

Annika Advaney

Advantech Solutions
Rona Borre, Founder, President and CEO of Instant Technology began her career in the technology staffing industry as an Account Manager at...

Ray Conrad

Tahoe Partners
Ray Conrad is a co-founder of Tahoe Partners and its Chief Executive Officer. His focus at the firm is primarily on the strategy and...

Mary Davenport

President and CEO
TransTech, LLC
Mary Davenport manages sales and client accounts as well as overseeing all hiring decisions and day-to-day operations.

Greg Degleffetti

Regional Director, Named Accounts

Jay Dirkmaat

Vice President of Business Services
Comcast Business
Jay Dirkmaat is the vice president of business services for Comcast Corporation’s greater Chicago region. He will be responsible for...

Melinda Lee Ferguson

SVP & General Manager The Greater North Area
CA, Inc.
Melinda Lee Ferguson is responsible for leading CA’s North Area sales team and building strong customer relationships by helping top...

David Foradori

Field Marketing Manager

Jessica Gass

Senior Field Marketing Manager

Keith Giffney

Managing Director
Signature Consultants
Sales and operations leader with over 20 years of experience within the IT services industry.

Scott Glickson

McGuire Woods LLP
Scott Glickson advises software, technology consulting, telecommunications, life science and other emerging and established technology...

Lane Greever

Managing Director
Lane Greever is a Managing Director with Modis and oversees the sales, delivery, and operations for the Chicago region.

Niall Hardiman

ServiceNow – The Enterprise Cloud Company

Eric Hardy

President & CEO
Mr. Hardy, one of the original founders of w3r Consulting (WebRunners, Inc.), brings leadership, passion and a drive for delivering unique...

Paula Harrell

Marketing Manager, Network Services Group

Mark Hattas

Architect the Future

Denise Hazaga

VP, Global Strategic Accounts
SAP America, Inc.

Sharan Hildebrand

Director of Business Development
Capax Global, LLC
Growth-oriented global sales executive and account manager with 18 years of IT sales, marketing and management experience, focused and...

Jason Hinton

‎Senior Enterprise Client Executive
Jason Hinton is a Senior Enterprise Client Executive for Neudesic.
Justin Hoss is Principal in KPMG’s Advisory Management Consulting practice based in Chicago.

Bruce Jones

EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
Civitas Learning
Bruce is EVP and Chief Revenue Officer for Civitas Learning.

Tom Klein

Software Business Unit Executive

Robert Kloss

Vice President
Interactive Business Systems, Inc.

Robert Kress

Managing Director, Accenture Security & Global Security Quality & Risk Officer
Robert Kress is the Global Security Quality & Risk Officer at Accenture, responsible for identifying, assessing and managing risk in...

Steve Kreynin

Forte Knowledge
Steve Kreynin is an entrepreneur and an educator whose passion lies in discovering talent and plugging it into the right global ...

Dale Kutnick

Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Dale Kutnick is senior vice president of Gartner Executive Programs where he is focused on expanding the IT executive segment of the...

Richard Linden

Managing Partner
Red Foundry, LLC
Rich is a Managing Partner of Red Foundry, LLC, a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago.

Colin Malone

Director of Business Services
Windstream Communications

Bob Moore

InfoTech Resources, Inc.
Bob founded InfoTech Resources in 1994 to provide technical staffing services to clients and IT professionals in the greater Chicago ...

Sandeep Nain

SNtial Technologies, Inc.

David Ormesher

Chief Executive Officer
closerlook, inc.
David Ormesher is an entrepreneur working in the private enterprise, social enterprise, and not-for-profit sectors.

Erin Peterson

Leader - Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Aon Hewitt
Erin Peterson leads Global Talent Acquisition for Hewitt Associates, the leader in HR Outsourcing and Consulting based in Lincolnshire,...

KJ Pogorzelski

Sales Director
Self-motivated professional with experience in organizational leadership including strategic planning, cross-functional team leadership,...

John Quirk

Vice President, Operations
PSC Group
John Quirk has been responsible for managing PSC’s Chicago area operations since 2008. John has extensive experience in leading consulting...

Maureen Richards

Business Operations Strategy & Planning

J Schwan

Founder & President
Solstice Mobile
J is the Founder and President of Solstice Mobile and Bottega Sol. His mission is to help make people’s lives more fun and engaging...

Scott Skinger

Founder & President
Scott Skinger is the Founder and President of TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training.

Rich Spring

SVP Sales North America
Rich Spring, Senior Vice President Americas, is responsible for driving Symantec’s sales and operations in the United States, Canada and...

James Tantaro


Bob Thompson

Regional Sales Director - Central

Eric Treida

Regional Director-Illinois
Eric Treida is a senior executive with over twenty years of experience in the IT Staffing and Consulting industry.

Eric Treida

Regional Director-Illinois
Eric Treida is a senior executive with over twenty years of experience in the IT Staffing and Consulting industry.

Patrick Wallace

Director, Enterprise Sales

Jamie Womack

Vice President, Marketing and Branding
As Vice President of Marketing and Branding, Womack directs the development of strategic marketing for the corporate marketing team and...

Chris Youngren

Vice President

Sam Zawaideh

Executive Vice President
SAVO Group
Sam Zawaideh is SAVO’s Executive Vice President of Products and Solutions.

To start the process of becoming an i.c.stars event sponsor, please complete this simple form.

Contact us to learn more about becoming an Event Sponsor

Email Amanda Hogan at ahogan@icstars.org.

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