Director Bios

Wendy Berger

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Wendy Berger, Director + Real Estate Subject Matter Expert

Wendy Berger has served as a Director of the Board since February 2015. Wendy brings decades of experience in strategic planning, execution, and exits for rapid growth start-ups, in addition to a tenured career in real estate planning, development, and transactions. This unique combination makes Ms. Berger an incredible asset to GTI as Director and Real Estate Subject Matter Expert. Wendy co-founded and was COO of Neoglyphics Media Corporation, one of the country’s first website development firms where she was integral in successfully scaling the organization from start up to a high-performing corporation with more than 150 employees before it was sold in March 1998 for $65 million. Following, Ms. Berger was employee number 11 at Orbitz, the Travel website founded in 2000 by American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United Airlines, where she was Director of Strategic Enterprise Planning. Over the last 28 years Ms. Berger has been involved in the real estate business as a lender, property manager, broker and consultant, as well as an investor. Wendy began her career at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago (a subsidiary of First Chicago, now JP Morgan Chase) in Commercial Lending and then several years as a principal with Berger Realty Group, an 80-year- old family owned Real Estate business where she focused on residential and industrial property management and development. Now, Wendy is principal of WBS Equities, LLC., which specializes in ground-up construction, renovation, development, sale lease back transactions and acquisitions. Wendy earned her MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. She received a B.S., cum laude, in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University.