Don McNeill

Co-Founder & CEO / Spire Brand Ventures

Don is an entrepreneur and takes pride in helping companies compete in innovation, entertainment, and marketing. Spire was founded in 2020 as is recognized as one of the most influential management companies in Hollywood and the largest in Chicago. In addition, he was Founder and CEO of Digital Kitchen – one of the most innovative creative companies in the world. He ran the business for 20 years, until selling to Hakuhodo DY in 2019. He is involved in numerous early-stage entrepreneurial businesses like, Nucurrent, mHub, Legacy eSports, Ace Comicon, and others. In addition, he sits on the marketing committee of Lurie Children’s Hospital, he is a Business Mentor at Junto Institute, and a founding board member of AICP Digital and AICP.NEXT. Lastly, he is proud of his time as a media delegate to the UN where he received the United Nations and PVBLIC foundation award — Achievement for Media and Public Impact.


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