Ilyce Glink, Founder/CEO
Ilyce Glink is an award-winning television and radio personality, a communications and media strategist, an innovator in content marketing and the founder of four Chicago-based companies. Her personal website is IlyceGlink.com.
She is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, a top blogger for CBSNews.com, and a best-selling author. She also hosts Monday Morning Marketing with Ilyce Glink and John Byrne podcast, and is a frequent guest on WGN Radio, where she also fills in as host for the Wintrust Business Lunch, from 12 to 1p.
Ilyce is the author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!, and she has nearly 1 million books in print. Her latest ebook/webinar offering is Intentional Investor: How to be Wildly Successful in Real Estate. She was the founder and managing editor of the Equifax Finance Blog until 2016, and is the publisher of several web properties, including ThinkGlink.com, a 7,000+ page site dedicated to helping consumers make the best decisions with their money (70,000+ unique monthly visitors). In 2018, she will publish the fourth edition of her bestselling first-time home buyer book.
She spent 8 years as on-air talent/producer for WGN-TV and nearly 18 years hosting a top-rated Sunday talk show and filling in for syndicated talk show host Clark Howard for WSB-AM, in Atlanta, has hosted two syndicated radio programs, and has appeared on every major network’s morning news programs, Oprah, CNBC, CNN, and Fox Business.
More than 15 years ago, Glink started Think Glink Media, a digital communications agency that combines technology, creativity and experience to build online and offline connections through powerful communities, breakthrough native advertising, and first-person social engagement. The result is award-winning work, profitable campaigns and loyal customers. TGM’s clients include Fortune 1000 companies in the financial services, real estate, and health sectors as well as start-ups and nonprofits.
Her latest company is Best Money Moves, a cloud-based, mobile-first financial wellness solution that companies provide to their employees to help them pay down personal debt and improve their financial lives. The result is lower turnover, absenteeism and financial stress, higher employee engagement and productivity, and better health outcomes.
Glink has won numerous awards throughout her career, including Best Consumer Reporter, Best Magazine Report, Best Blog, and Best Television Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. She has won several top awards from the Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), including Best in Business Blog and the 2015 President’s Award. She also received the first Money $mart award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and received two Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago Headline Club. In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy® Award. She was co-founder of the Medicare Newsgroup, and part of the team that won the 2012 Web Marketing Association’s award for outstanding achievement in web development for MedicareNewsGroup.com.
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