Rene VelazcoChicago, Illinois, United States
BBA in Finance and Information Systems, 2002
MBA in Accounting, 2012
About His Career:
Rene is a Certified Public Accountant and earned both his BBA (in Finance and Information Systems) and his MBA from Loyola University. Previously, Rene worked at JPM Chase and Grant Thornton in external reporting and tax roles. Most recently, Rene spent the last two years at Belly Card and Uptake Technologies due to his interest in working within the start-up community.
Rene is currently on the Advisory Board of Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University as a non-voting member. Rene is also involved with other not-for-profit organizations, such as: IL CPA Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Filipino-American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) and Starlight Children’s Foundation. Finally, during his free time, Rene enjoys building his networking relationships which has allowed him to advise start-ups in various industries, such as technology, restaurant, hotel consulting, trading and not-for-profit.