• PlanetEcosystems: Transforming the Utility Service Industry

    PlanetEcosystems (PEI) assists in the development of engaging relationships of utility service providers with their industry consumers.  PEI was founded in 2009 by V. Rory Jones and Stephen Malloy after the duo realized that utility industry customer’s experience could use significant improvements.  After this realization, the two saw an opportunity in the non-utility players increased attraction of the utility industry.  The technological advancements occurring at this time were transforming the home management industry.  Jones and Malloy responded with the creation of a SaaS CRM platform that would eventually redefine the utility service industry.   Jones and Malloy developed PEI’s ‘P-ECOSYS’ utility customer engagement platform with the intention of increasing the actual…

  • Communities in Schools Impacting Chicago

    Communities in Schools (CIS) of Chicago is the local affiliate of the CIS national organization, and is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. They strive to facilitate the success of America’s youth, both inside and outside of the classroom.  CIS Chicago’s ultimate goal is to help elevate the state of Chicago graduation rate to 100 percent.  The organization relies heavily on community involvement in an effort to surround students with the necessary support to not only stay in school, but stay on track to graduate. “CIS creates opportunities and resources for Chicago Public School Students which make a concrete difference in each student’s ability to graduate,” said Mark Brady, member…