Manager, Client Relations, Riveron
Vice Chair, Chicago Green City Market
2732 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Lauren Golanty is the Manager, Client Relations in Riveron’s Chicago office. Lauren’s background in marketing, events, and development spans 15 years with investment banking, venture capital, executive search, legal, and not-for-profit organizations. She spent six years with Houlihan Lokey Investment Bank in the Consumer, Food & Retail Group, responsible for branding and business development. Lauren cultivated an extensive network of contacts, including both private equity and strategic executives, to build relationships and foster revenue. Prior to Houlihan, Lauren worked in research at Heidrick & Struggles in its Consumer and Retail practice. Her experience also includes tenures as a marketing manager in real estate venture capital, and with Chicago’s Gould & Ratner law firm.
Lauren co-founded the Chicago Green City Market’s Junior Board and has served as its Vice Chair for three years. She is the acting Administrator for Pilot Light, a group of celebrated Chicago chefs seeking to introduce food education as a standard component of Chicago Public School curriculum. Lauren began her non-profit pursuits with Steppenwolf Theatre, and as the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Appetite Theatre Company. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Southern California.