A special thank you to Gregg Kaplan for Keynoting the 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner!
Gregg Kaplan brought a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to Chicago’s Pritzker Group investment team when he joined in April 2015. As senior director of corporate strategy and business development for McDonald’s Corporation, Kaplan founded Redbox, the ubiquitous movie-rental kiosk network. He grew the company from its earliest stages, bringing it to more than 20,000 kiosks, nearly $800 million in revenue and over $100 million in EBITDA in its first seven years.
After selling Redbox to Coinstar Inc. in 2009, Kaplan continued as president and chief operating officer of Coinstar Inc. until 2013. During this time, he oversaw the Redbox and Coinstar lines of business, which grew from $1 billion to $2.2 billion during his tenure. He also spearheaded all new growth strategy initiatives and ventures for the companies. Previously, Kaplan worked in venture capital and investment banking, and was an early employee of two startup companies. Kaplan was named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the city’s top “40 Under 40” in 2009.
Now, Kaplan sits on the other side of the table, evaluating deals for Priztker Group, where he focuses on middle-market service companies in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.