Howard A. Tullman
28 N Clark St, 5th Floor /
Chicago, Illinois 60602
TEL: (312) 506-0737 FAX: (312) 506-0708 CELL: (773) 457-2100
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Howard A. Tullman serves as President/CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and Chairman/CEO of HYPR>BOX, LLC. He is the former President of Kendall College, the former CEO of Worldwide Xceed Group, Inc. and the former Chairman/CEO of Experiencia,Inc. Mr. Tullman is the General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors and a Director of the Rally Marketing Group. He is also a Trustee of WTTW/WFMT, a Trustee of the New York Academy of Art, the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue, a member of the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors and the Governor’s Illinois Innovation Council, an advisor to HighTower Associates, PrepMe LLC, TapMe, Inc., uBID.COM and Mudd Advertising/Mudd 360. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a regular lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Tullman also served as Board Chairman of The Cobalt Group before its sale to ADP, as a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art, as a Director of the Block Museum of Art and as the lead Director of The Princeton Review and briefly as its Board Chair prior to its sale to Bain Partners.
Mr. Tullman has over 40 years of start-up, management, IPO and turn-around experience and an extensive operations background in web development, online services,
large-scale information assembly and delivery systems, database design and implementation and the development, creation and production of all types and formats of multimedia, computer games and audio/video digital content. He has designed and developed GUI and natural user interfaces, interactive and immersive games and instruction systems and other electronic entertainments, training products and services, as well as other information-based products and services in a variety of fields including automotive, insurance, education, CRM, employment, real estate, consumer goods and social media.
Mr. Tullman is a graduate with Honors of Northwestern University (B.A., 1967) and of its School of Law (J.D., 1970), where he also graduated with Honors, was elected to the
Order of the Coif, and served as the Chairman of the Editors of The Law Review. He was selected as a Ford Foundation Fellow and developed, along with James R. Thompson, former Governor of Illinois, a national Ford Foundation program for the study of criminal law. Mr. Tullman was admitted to the Bar in 1970 and, on special petition, to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1974. He practiced in Chicago for 10 years, specializing in Federal litigation, and served by appointment as a Special Master for class action litigation in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Tullman has written, lectured and been interviewed on a number of legal and career issues. He contributed a chapter on his activities to a book entitled Life After Law which describes lawyers who have opted for alternative careers. Mr. Tullman’s entrepreneurial activities and successful exits were also included in a recent book entitled How They Did It. Mr. Tullman has also served as an Arbitrator for more than 35 years for the American Arbitration Association.
Besides his direct business interests, Mr. Tullman has taught an MBA class called “Start-Ups: Start to Finish” and also lectured regularly on venturing, change management, and entrepreneurship to senior managers, executive and business owners at the Kellogg School. Mr. Tullman has also taught Change Management and Entrepreneurship for Kellogg internationally in Executive Management Programs based in Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Mr. Tullman is a member of The Entrepreneurship Institute’s National Advisory Committee and has spoken on several occasions at the President’s Symposium of Chicago. He also served as a Participant/Panelist at the invitation of President Clinton at the 1995 Regional Economic Conference held at Ohio State University. Mr. Tullman recently wrote the preface for a new book on start-ups by Barry Moltz called, “You Need to be a Little Crazy.”
Mr. Tullman was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and served throughout the Clinton presidencies. Mr. Tullman wrote and produced HindSight, a newsletter for several hundred executive subscribers, on current topics of interest to entrepreneurs and managers for several years. Mr. Tullman was one of the lead producers in a Broadway musical called “Swinging on a Star” which is now being staged in various venues worldwide.
“Swinging on a Star” was nominated for a Tony Award as one of the five best new musicals on Broadway in the 1995-1996 theater seasons. Finally, Mr. Tullman has served for a number of years as a Trustee of the Democratic National Committee and a member of the DNC Business Leadership Forum and previously served as a Vice Chairman of the Clinton Presidential Library Committee.