Ian Shepard

Managing Director

Ian is a Managing Director with Reilly Partners where he is responsible for contributing to the technology, venture capital, and private equity practices.

Ian has deep experience working at the highest level of tech across a variety of industries. He has a proven track record of success in placing C-suite executives, engineering leaders, and sales teams for organizations that have been ranked in the Forbes Cloud 100 and Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies List. Ian’s experience also includes delivering highly specialized talent critical to the future trajectory of an organization as well as market mapping and tracking key performance metrics.

Prior to joining Reilly Partners, Ian was the Founder and President of Reid Shepard, an executive search & talent acquisition firm specializing in working with early-stage and publicly traded tech companies. During this time, he was responsible for recruiting industry-leading executives across finance, operations, engineering, HR, legal, marketing, and more. The executives he’s placed are responsible for raising hundreds of millions in funding rounds and taking several companies from early-stage through IPO to multiple billions in market cap.

Ian is an avid fan of Formula1 racing and in his free time, is a photographer and abstract artist. Ian enjoys exploring all the artistic pursuits Chicago has to offer.