Amy Dordek Dolinsky, Managing Director

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Amy is a serial entrepreneur and has been immersed in the Chicago startup scene for more than 25 years, having helped launch four previous startups. Most recently, she joined GrowthPlay at its inception, prior to its funding by Driehaus Private Equity. She helped in the evaluation and integration of GrowthPlay's acquisitions and subsequently focused on driving revenue, scaling the business and building GrowthPlay’s brand.

Before joining the company, Amy had her own sales consulting firm, which was merged with GrowthPlay. Before that, she had sales and leadership roles with BPI group, global outplacement and HR consulting firm, as well as Capital H Group, a human capital consulting firm. 

A lifelong Chicagoan, Amy is on the board of the International Women’s Forum Chicago and served two terms as Board President of Meals on Wheels Chicago. Most recently, Amy and her husband, ABC 7 Chicago’s Steve Dolinsky started a Chicago pizza tour company, Pizza City USA. Amy is passionate about developing and mentoring future women leaders. She started a formal mentoring program to support and connect early-stage female startup founders with veteran women entrepreneurs. Amy and Steve enjoy live music, dining and traveling around the world with their two teenage children, Madeline and Max.