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Mike Tokarz, MBA Alumnus
Chairman, MVC Capital

Mike Tokarz made his mark on the world of finance since graduating from the U of I with undergraduate and MBA degrees. He lives in New York but still considers Illinois home.

Chairman of MVC Capital and managing member of The Tokarz Group LLC, Tokarz is a successful businessman with an international reputation for creating unique acquisition financings, several of which set new standards for the scale of financings and leveraged buyouts.

Michael Tokarz offers his time and expertise to the College as well as several organizations affiliated with the University of Illinois. He was the co-chair of the successful Investing in Excellence campaign and served on the College's Board of Overseers. His business acumen was tapped as well during his service on the University of Illinois Foundation board. He was also one of five private-sector members of the board of managers of IllinoisVentures LLC, created to accelerate early development of technology-based companies derived from research at the University.

For his service to the College, Tokarz was named as the Distinguished Alumnus in 2006.

The almost 50,000 alumni of the College of Business are leaders of companies and organizations around the globe. These loyal Illini form a network of professional and personal contacts for current students and fellow graduates. The College regularly brings alumni and students together for professional development and social gatherings on and off campus.

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