Excelerate Lab Mentors

Irv Shapiro

Irv Shapiro (@irvshapiro)

CEO
Ifbyphone, Inc.
http://www.ifbyphone.com

Irv is current the CEO of Ifbyphone. Ifbyphone provides a suite of Voice Based Marketing Automation applications. Irv's successful entrepreneurial experience includes founding Metamor Technologies in 1985. Metamor was named an Inc. 500 company for two consecutive years, growing to over 500 employees and $32 million in revenues. In 1997, Metamor was sold to CORESTAFF. At CORESTAFF, Irv participated in 10 acquisitions, directed the growth of Metamor to $52 million in sales and helped to architect a $250 million consulting services group. He founded Edventions in 1999, which was sold to Edison Schools in 2001, then he spent a year as the COO of Jemmco, a $500 million hedge fund. In 1996 Irv was inducted into the ""Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame"" sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago, the law firm of Lord Bissell and Brook, and LaSalle National Bank. Irv earned a BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 1977.