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Thomas M. Bertz

Thomas M. Bretz

Founding Partner

Thomas M. Bretz is the CEO of Century 21 Affiliated’s Chicago office. Along with CFO Adam Freeman, Tom built the successful Chicago branch that has experienced significant growth over the past few years.

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Adam Freeman

Adam Freeman

Founding Partner

Adam Freeman is a private equity and investment professional who brings 15 years’ experience in investment banking, private equity, real estate investment, and building businesses to the role of Principal at Elmdale Partners.

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Kim Kleeman

Kim Kleeman

Partner

A former educator and a gifted entrepreneur, Kim helps organizations utilize marketing to achieve growth and reach desired business goals. She draws from over 18 years’ experience in marketing, publishing, digital and strategic direction.

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Bob Gillespie

Executive Director

Bob Gillespie has over 20 years’ experience in consulting, technology, leadership and operations. A serial entrepreneur, Bob believes the ability to build great teams is the most important factor of success.

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Simonida Boscovic

Program Coordinator

Simonida contributes to elmspring as a program coordinator, acting as a liaison and facilitator between the Elmspring Cohort, mentors, partners and investors. Simonida is focused on building connections, creating opportunities, and raising awareness for the next generation of local leaders arising out of elmspring.

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