Lee Shapiro (Entrepreneur)

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Lee Shapiro
Lee Shapiro
Nationality American
Occupation Managing Partner
Organization 7wire Ventures

Lee Shapiro is an American entrepreneur and business executive. During his career, he has focused on building sustainable companies. He currently is Managing Partner at 7wire Ventures, a venture capital firm he founded with Glen Tullman that supports businesses in the healthcare, education and energy sectors such as WiserTogether, EOS Health, Argo Tea, digedu, and others.[1] The firm recently sold SoCore Energy, a mid-market solar commercial installer and owner, to Edison Ventures.[2]

Lee is a Certified Public Accountant and a Board Member of the Gastrointestinal Research Foundation.

Early Life and Education

Lee attended Hyde Park High School in Chicago, IL. Lee received a BA in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Business. While in attendance, he received the Bronze Tablet, an award for high academic achievement from, and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. From 1978 to 1980, Lee studied law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he earned a Doctor of Law and graduated with Honors – Order of the Coif. While he was in law school, he was a Law Clerk during the summers of the second and third years.[3]


Prior to 7wire Ventures, Lee served as an officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. for over twelve years. At Allscripts, Lee executed over $4B in mergers and acquisitions. His role also included developing strategy, building international operations, business development and partnerships, government relations, health plan initiatives and business activities in the areas of analytics and information services. Upon leaving Allscripts, Lee was asked to stay on as Advisor to the President and CEO during the transitional period.[4]

Before Allscripts, Lee served as COO at Douglas Elliman-Beitler, a Real Estate Development & Management firm with operations in sixteen states. Lee directed all business activities throughout the nation from the Chicago office from 1998-2000.

In 1998, Lee became CEO and an investor in [email protected], Inc. From 1986-1998, Lee was President at SES Properties, Inc., a holding company in Carlsbad, CA and Chicago, with interests in real estate, banking and gaming. During that time, he was also Vice-Chairman of City Financial Bancorp from 1987-1993.

During his career as a lawyer, Lee served as Associate (1980-1984), then Partner (1984-1986) at The Law Firm of Barack, Ferrazzano and Kirschbaum in Chicago.

Lee supports the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Lee has had work published in trade publications, including a piece on leveraging electronic health records (EHR) to advance clinical research[5] in Pharmaceutical Commerce, and a piece discussing the information gaps in the US healthcare systems[6] for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Recognition and Membership

  • Appointed member of the Illinois Economic Recovery Commission by Governor Quinn in 2009
  • Member of the Kellogg Innovation Network Advisory Board for the Kellogg School of Management
  • Member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board
  • Member & Officer of the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation, The University of Chicago
  • Board Member & Compensation Committee Member at Physicians Interactive
  • Director & Audit Committee Member at Medidata
  • American Heart Association – Cor Vitae


  • A Silver Medal from The Illinois CPA Society (1997)
  • Allscripts Clear Award for Leadership