McCall is a partner at Portage Venture Partners. McCall is responsible
for managing the firm’s investments in Centerpost, Everdream,
Imago, Lefthand Networks and Siimpel.
McCall has served on the advisory board to the Mayor’s Council of
Technology Advisors in Chicago
as well as on numerous other regional high technology advisory boards.
McCall is an executive board member of the Illinois Venture Capital
Association. He also serves on the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board,
Northwestern McCormick MMM Advisory Board and ITEC-UIC (Illinois
Technology Enterprise Corporation), a University of Illinois
sponsored state funded incubator. He has been honored by Crain's Chicago
Business on its annual "40 under 40” list of leading
Chicagoans under age 40. He has also been named as one of top 100 most
prominent members of Chicago's
technology community. He is a frequent panelist at area conferences and
events. He is a founder & trustee of the McCall Family Foundation,
focused on improving early childhood development in Chicago’s disadvantaged
Previous to 1995, McCall worked in the Boston Consulting Group’s Chicago office,
where he managed consulting and client teams on projects in the
telecommunications, health-care and financial services industries. During
and after college, McCall worked for Bankers Trust in Merchant Banking as
well as at Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.
McCall holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Williams
College and an MBA with honors
from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg
of Management. He also holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management from Northwestern University’s McCormick
School of Engineering.