Pete Wilkins is a purpose-driven leader committed to creating a positive impact in the world. He and his firm, HPA, have partnered with hundreds of founders to help them scale their business from a startup idea to a global market leader. In the process, he has helped create billions of dollars of value, but more importantly, he has helped these founders manifest their purpose into incredible companies that are changing the world. He serves as an active advisor to many entrepreneurs, sits on several boards, and frequently speaks and writes about investing in people and companies for Forbes, VentureBeat and Thrive Global. In the spirit of giving back, Pete is passionate about building Chicago’s entrepreneurial community. In recognition of his contributions, Pete has been named one of the Top 100 Chicago Innovators by Chicago Tribune and 50 on Fire by Chicago Inno, and has won the Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Industry Champion Award and the Chicago Innovation Award.