Executive Directors

Photo by Joe Mazza    Brave Lux

Photo by Joe Mazza

Brave Lux

Ted Reilly

Executive Director

Ted Reilly is the Executive Director of the Chicago Media Angels, whose mission is to organize, educate and accelerate savvy media investors in Chicago. Ted is the co-founder of SRH Partners where he leverages his passion for creativity and extensive experience in finance to help creative talent organize and flourish. Ted is also a co-founder of Lifefinder Films, a Brooklyn based film production company that produces content in a variety of formats. He currently sits on the board at Stage 18 Chicago.

Before launching his own company to focus on content as an asset class, Ted worked in the investment management division of Goldman Sachs and received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame

Photo by Joe Mazza   Brave Lu x

Photo by Joe Mazza

Brave Lux

Kelly Waller

Executive Director

Kelly Waller is an Executive Director of Chicago Media Angels and founder of Cohootz Films. Her credits as a producer include the films "SelectED," "True Believer," "Hollow Body," and "Public Housing Unit." She serves as Vice-president for Southport Investments, which has interests in Signature Bank in Chicago, the wine label Pieces of Eight, and real estate properties in California and Michigan. Kelly also serves on the board of The Chicago Children's Theater and as a member of the Tisch Parents council at New York University.

She spent much of her professional career at American Express, where she held numerous sales and executive positions.



Mark glassGow



Board of Advisors


Alex Pissios

Cinespace Chicago Film Studio


John Waller

Co-Founder, Managing Director
Waller Helms Advisors


RAndi Belisomo

President of Life Matters Media
Reporter at WGN TV


Kristin Reilly

Senior Vice President
Associated Bank


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