"It's amazing to be recognized on this list with other young people who are improving and changing the world. This recognition is a big deal for us, but we hope it goes beyond that by bringing more attention to our Midwest tech community, which is vibrant and full of talent.""
—Matt Howard, CEO
"I was attracted to one of GCI's core principles: to invest in companies whose model allows them to treat and pay employees fairly. I realized that our value systems were aligned. Working with an investor who understands that happy, satisfied employees provide great service to clients has proved to be a wonderful experience."
—Grace Kostroski, President Allium IT
"GCI’s commitment enables Eichrom Laboratories to take a leadership position in the nuclear testing industry. We have built trust with both civil society and industrial players. GCI’s perfectly aligned with Eichrom Laboratories in ensuring that the nuclear industry can develop safely and sustainably. "
"GCI's approach is unique and not your typical wall street approach, they challenge us to take a long term view. They have a sense of business ethics that extends into the way we treat and grow employees."
—Michael Fern, CEO Eichrom
"When Gary Comer helped me set up PGRF after I retired from Argonne, it gave me the opportunity to do some of the best work of my career. The success of PGRF is a result, to a large degree, of GCI giving me the freedom to pursue a wide variety of research without the burden of proposal writing and seeking funding."
—Philip Horwitz, President PGRF
"Our relationship with GCI is truly a partnership where they have taken a long term approach to building success. GCI provided capital where banks wouldn't, but equally important to us has been Bill's business acumen and strategic direction."
—Harvey Shovers, CEO MSI Data
"The GCI organization has been the catalyst for the growth of Sedia Systems by providing constant support and mentorship."
—Wilson Troup, CEO Sedia Systems
"High Voltage has enjoyed many years of success and growth, but only with the help of the Comer family and Bill Schleicher have we been able to fulfill the dream of creating our own Intellectual Property. Financing is only half the battle - the knowledge, advice and resources that GCI brings to the table have benefited our company and executive team as we continue to work and grow together."
—Kerry J. Ganofsky, CEO High Voltage Software
"GCI's and Bill's support has been a key element to our business growth. Bill continues to be a great mentor and advisor on a business, financial and professional level."
—Kurt Heikkinen, CEO Montage Talent
"Consilink was founded to enable technology innovation to solve the most pressing problems in U.S. healthcare by providing secure, high-quality data. We understand the challenges and nuances of working with data in healthcare. We successfully tackled this for ourselves and we leverage that to help our clients."
"We are excited to revolutionize care management technology, expand the markets to which we bring our innovative technology, and improve healthcare for all populations."
—Suresh Kumar, CTO