Shawn Riegsecker is the founder and CEO of Centro, the leading provider of intelligent media logistics software and services for agencies, publishers, and advertisers. Riegsecker founded the company in 2001 with the goal of making it easier to buy and sell digital media, and since then he has transformed Centro into a partner to hundreds of clients, helping them simplify complex media decisions, connections, and processes in an increasingly digital world.
With its software, market-driven insight, and a commitment to outstanding customer service, Centro executes flawless digital media campaigns, resulting in better campaign performance, higher retention rates, and greater profitability for its clients.
Riegsecker's leadership, commitment to innovation in the digital media industry, and unique approach to culture and employee engagement has led Centro to receive many accolades, including appearing on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, the Inc. 500, and No. 1 on Crain’s Chicago Business' Best Places to Work 2011 and 2012.
Riegsecker was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2008 and 2011, recipient of the National Association of Newspapers 2008 Advertising Person of the Year Award for his contributions to the newspaper industry, and has been a member of the Young Presidents' Organization since 2010. He is also serves on several boards, including the advisory board for TechWeek.
Locally, Riegsecker is a member of the selection committee for 1871, a community of Chicago designers, coders, and entrepreneurs working together to grow business, and is also an angel investor in the FireStarter Fund, a group of Chicago founders supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Prior to founding Centro, Riegsecker held leadership positions at Real Media, Everstream, and Cleveland.com. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.