Shawn Riegsecker founded the company in 2001 intent on building software to eliminate operational inefficiencies, solve growing complexity and fragmentation challenges, and help marketers make smarter decisions. Since then, as CEO, he has built Centro into one of the largest providers of media operations software and managed services in the industry. His leadership, commitment to innovation and modernized approach to culture and employee happiness have led Centro to receive many accolades, including No. 1 on Crain's Chicago Business' Best Places to Work for four years in a row (2011-2014). Shawn is a member of YPO, a founding board member of The Centrist Party, a political party for moderate Americans, and advisory board member for TechWeek. He is also on the selection committee for 1871, a community of Chicago-based digital start-ups, and an angel investor in the FireStarter Fund, a group of Chicago founders supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.