Board of Advisors

John Canning is Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners. Prior to co-founding MDP, Mr. Canning spent 24 years with First Chicago Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President of The First National Bank of Chicago and President of First Chicago Venture Capital.

John has more than 35 years of experience in private equity investing and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Corning Incorporated and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club; and is a Life Trustee of Northwestern University. Mr. Canning is Co-Chairman of the Big Shoulders Fund, a Director and Chairman of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a former Trustee and Chairman of the Museum of Science and Industry, a Director and former Chairman of The Economic Club of Chicago, former Chairman of The Chicago Community Trust, a Trustee and former Chairman of The Field Museum and former Director and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

John received a A.B. from Denison University and a J.D. from Duke University.

Eric is Vice President and General Counsel of The Duchossois Group (TDG). He formerly served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary to The Chamberlain Group, Inc., TDG’s largest operating unit and the world’s largest manufacturer of garage door openers, commercial door openers and gate openers.

Prior to joining TDG, Eric was a partner in the Corporate Department of McDermott Will & Emery. Eric’s private practice involved counseling and advising corporate clients on a variety of transactional matters including commercial financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance matters. Eric began his career in the Chicago office of Jones Day.

Eric serves on the Board of Milestone AV Technologies, Systems, Inc. and is a member of the Investment Committee for Chicago Ventures. He also serves on the Board of Seaway Bank & Trust Company and advises several early stage companies. He is a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center.

Eric is a member of the Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute (2009), Chicago United Business Leaders of Color honoree (2009), and a graduate Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago (2007). Eric is an active member of the Economic, Executives’, Chicago and University Clubs of Chicago.

Eric received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from The Ohio State University.

Michael Warren is the Managing Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a premier global strategic advisory firm. As Managing Principal, Mr. Warren is chief executive of the global firm, responsible for overall strategic direction, growth and management.Mr. Warren brings many years of leadership in financial services, international business, and government policy. He advises clients on international growth strategies, stakeholder management issues, and economic and geopolitical issues affecting global markets. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of Albright Capital Management, an affiliated investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.

Mr. Warren serves on the boards of a number of institutional investors. He is a Trustee of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, DC’s public pension fund, where he served two terms as Chairman and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Investment Committee. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Commonfund, a Connecticut-based institutional investment firm that manages $24 billion in assets. In 2010, Mr. Warren was appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. development finance institution, where he chairs the Audit Committee.

During the first term of the Obama Administration, Mr. Warren served as Senior Advisor in the White House Presidential Personnel Office, overseeing the appointments process for the economic agencies in the U.S. Government. He was also a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition as co-lead for the Treasury and Federal Reserve agency review teams.

Previously, Mr. Warren worked at McKinsey & Company, where he was based in the U.S. and South Korea, both as a strategic consultant in the technology and financial institutions practices and as a fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute. He has also held senior operating positions at two high growth companies. During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Warren served in the White House as Executive Director of the National Economic Council and at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the Secretary.

A native of Indiana, Mr. Warren graduated from Yale University and from Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He serves on the Yale School of Management’s Board of Advisors and on the Yale President’s Council for International Activities.  He is currently based in Washington, DC.

Joel Steinhaus is Co-Founder and CEO of Daybase, a seed-stage startup developing a new model for the hybrid workplace. Mr. Steinhaus is the former Head of Strategic Initiatives at WeWork and was previously Chief of Staff to WeWork’s Co-Founder and CEO. Prior to WeWork, he was Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the Chairman at Citigroup. Before joining Citi, Mr. Steinhaus helped launch NBC News’ Education Nation, a multi-media enterprise focused on engaging the public in a conversation about improving education in the United States.


He is Chairman Emeritus of the century-old non-profit New Yorkers for Parks and is a Trustee of uAspire, a national nonprofit focused on college affordability. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Corlears School in Manhattan and a member of the Presidential Computer Science Advisory Board at Hunter College. He formerly served on the board of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association as well as the advisory board of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program at Yale University.

Mr. Steinhaus is a member of the Economic Club of New York and a recent term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, he was named a David Rockefeller Fellow through the Partnership for New York City. Mr. Steinhaus has an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where he was a Sutphin Fellow and a Greenberg World Fellow. He earned an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was Managing Editor of Let’s Go Publications. Originally from Kansas City, he now lives in New York City with his wife and three children.