Douglas Monieson is one of the original investors in UICO and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. As Executive Chairman of UICO, Doug guides the strategy for partnership development and critical customer acquisition. Doug is Chairman Emeritus of Hyde Park Angels, the largest and most active angel investment group in the Midwest. He works closely with a number of Chicago startups both as an investor, advisor and board member. Doug serves on the Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology and is an Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Chicago.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
As CEO of UICO and Chairman of UICO's Board of Directors, Mus drives the company's core strategy, culture, and growth. Prior to UICO, Mus led Kudox North America-CWW, one of the largest private label manufacturers and distributors of radiant heat and other building products. Mus was previously SVP at FastWeb, a technology startup, which became the destination site and search engine for college-bound students seeking scholarship opportunities (acquired by TMP Worldwide). After receiving his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Mus helped launch the Istanbul office of Booz Allen. Mus joined the Ameritech Executive Development Program after college and held several senior positions for almost a decade. Mus is a Fulbright Scholar and a judge-mentor at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim is a senior operational executive who brings over three decades of experience as CFO and CEO, along with six successful startup and turnaround experiences. He has created winning strategies and helped lead companies from proof of concept to successful sale in all market conditions. Jim has held roles in a variety of successful early stage businesses that include Fieldglass, Inc., MFS Communications and Cognitive Concepts, Inc. in the Chicago area, iPhotonics, Inc. in Maryland and Prognosis Health Information Systems, Inc. in Texas. Most recently, he was CFO of Kapow Events, Inc. here in Chicago. Jim holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, where he also worked as a nuclear chemist in environmental research. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University at Bloomington in Microbiology, with a minor in Chemistry.