Profiles in Entrepreneurship
Go for it. These IU graduates did, and now they’re at the helm of leading technology companies.
As CEO of Luceo Solutions, LLC, a CareerBuilder company, Mary Delaney is responsible for the global leadership of the company, drawing on 25 years of expertise in building high growth and profitable B2B’s from start-up phase to industry leadership positions.
Prior to Luceo Solutions, Mary served in key roles at CareerBuilder for over a decade. In 2007, Mary started a new company under CareerBuilder, Personified, specializing in talent acquisition and consulting solutions. Personified developed solutions in social media, branding, intelligence, process consulting, and talent sourcing that quickly became core solutions and a large revenue segment for CareerBuilder. Prior to Personified, Mary was Careerbuilder’s chief sales officer, charged with building and leading the sales and corporate marketing strategies that played a key role in helping CareerBuilder.com rise to the top of its industry and consistently outpace competitors in revenue growth.
Mary earned her undergraduate degree in marketing from Indiana University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She received the 2006 Stevie Award for Best Sales Executive from the American Business Awards and was recognized as a Woman worth watching in 2007 Profiles in Diversity Journal. She is a fellow at Leadership Greater Chicago and serves on the boards of Horizons for Youth, Sales Education Foundation, Chally, and Exportassure.
Scott Dorsey is a co-founder and CEO of ExactTarget, a global Software as Service company with more 1,000 employees on three continents. Scott and his fellow co-founders Chris Baggott and Peter McCormick started ExactTarget in December 2000 to help organizations use the then-emerging medium of email to connect with customers and achieve business goals. ExactTarget is headquartered in Indianapolis and is the largest privately held interactive marketing technology firm with operations in the United States, Europe, South America, and Australia.
Scott has received numerous awards for his business and civic leadership, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Stevie Award/American Business Awards 2011 Executive of the Year, TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology, and Junior Achievement KPMG’s “Best and Brightest” award. He earned his undergraduate degree in marketing from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Matt Ferguson is the CEO of CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions. Ferguson took CareerBuilder to the No. 1 position in the online recruitment industry within five years. Under his direction, CareerBuilder continues to outpace competitors in traffic, revenue, and technology innovation, and is quickly expanding its global footprint with a presence in 55 countries worldwide.
Working with the nation’s top employers on a daily basis, Ferguson is often called upon to provide insights on emerging trends, the impact of the economy on the job outlook, and advice for job seekers. He has appeared on CNBC Squawk Box, ABC World News, CBS Evening News, Bloomberg TV, the TODAY Show, FOX Your World with Neil Cavuto, Nightly Business Report, and CNN Money, among others. He was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” and ranked in the top ten list of Glassdoor.com’s “Highest Rated CEOs.”
Ferguson first joined the company following CareerBuilder's acquisition of Headhunter.net, where he had been serving as senior vice president of business development. Prior to that, Ferguson developed strategic partnerships for DigitalWork.com. He also started two entrepreneurial ventures, and practiced law at Baker & McKenzie. Ferguson holds an undergraduate degree in business from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a law degree from Northwestern University.
Cheng Wu is a co-founder and chairman at Azuki Systems, a company that provides a cross-platform mobile video system. Cheng is a serial entrepreneur and has founded several other companies, including Acopia Networks, ArrowPoint Communications, and Aris Networks, all of which have been acquired by larger companies. He was named to InteractiveWeek Magazine’s “Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet” list in 2000 and named the Key Industry Player by Massachusettes Telecom Council in 2002.
Cheng has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ChiaoTung University, Taiwan, and a master’s degree in computer science from Indiana University.