: Food/Beverage/Hospitality, Healthcare Software & Services, Telecommunications
Downing, a founding member of WorldBridge Partners, is a nationally recognized expert in recruitment. He leads the Technology practice group for WorldBridge Partners and has successfully completed over 1000 searches worldwide. Jack began his executive search career in 1992, and in 1997 he opened the Chicago office. Since 1997 he has grown the Chicago office. In addition to his work at WorldBridge Partners, Jack started the RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) Division WorldConcert.
Jack earned his BA from Loras College and his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is a founding member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Talent Aqcuisition and Recruitment of Greater Chicago (Past President) and on the Board of Directors of KC Clean Technology Hedge Fund. He also serves on the Advisory Board of R3 Biofuels and on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago where Jack was matched as a Big Brother for over eight years.
In 2010 Jack was inducted in The University of Illinois's Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame.