Michelle L. Collins


Cambium LLC


Ulta Beauty


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Michelle L. Collins is President of Cambium LLC, a consulting firm, and a member of the Advisory Board of the private equity firm, Svoboda Capital Partners, LLC. Ms. Collins is a member of the boards of Health Care Service Corporation (Finance Chair, former Audit and Governance Chair, Executive Committee, former Compensation Committee), Ulta Beauty (Governance Chair, Audit Committee), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Risk Committee) and its US Subsidiary currently PrivateBank, Strategic Market-ing, Inc (Audit Committee). She is also a board member or trustee of Erikson Institute (Immediate Past Chair), Chicago Public Library Foundation (a Vice-Chair), Meadville Lombard Theological Society, the Museum of Science and Industry, WTTW, the Civic Consulting Alliance, Navy Pier, Inc., Otho S.A. Sprague Institute (a foundation), a Family Foundation, Hyde Park Angels, and Mather LifeWays (a foundation). She is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Finance Exchange, The Chicago Network, and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Ms. Collins was co-founder of Svoboda Capital Partners, LLC and served as Managing Director from 1998 through 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Collins was a principal in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company, LLC. Previously, she was a member of the mutual fund boards of Columbia Acorn and Wanger Advisors Trusts and the following public companies: PrivateBankcorp, Inc., Integrys Energy Group, Inc., Molex, Inc., Bucyrus International, CDW Corporation, Coldwater Creek, Inc. and McWhorter Technologies, Inc.

Born in Chicago, Ms. Collins graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (1978), Yale University (1982), and Harvard Business School (1986).


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