David M. Hull, J.D. / M.B.A.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Law Study Systems
Before founding Law Study Systems, Mr. Hull acquired eight years of experience designing, developing and managing online learning products used by business professionals at leading commercial (DuPont; AIG; Bayer) and financial (Goldman Sachs; AIG; Merrill Lynch) enterprises and by students at leading graduate schools of business (The Kellogg School of Management; The Olin School of Business).
Mr. Hull acquired this experience at Learning Insights, a privately funded, Internet-based publisher that he managed with his co-founder and co-CEO and whose business partners included the Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. Mr. Hull spent the early part of his career in positions of increasing responsibility at Continental Bank in Chicago, where he originated debt and equity financings for public and private companies, executed financial restructurings in numerous industries, and launched and managed a $1 billion family of mutual funds.
Apart from his corporate finance experience, Mr. Hull is also experienced in corporate financial management. As Chief Financial Officer of a $100 million food manufacturer, Mr. Hull managed all finance, accounting, information technology, legal and human resources functions. Mr. Hull is a graduate of The University of Kansas (J.D. / M.B.A.) and Washburn University (B.B.S.) and is a member of the bar in the state of Illinois.
President and COO
Law Study Systems
Dan has over ten years of experience with online education and Web development, demonstrated by several successful roles as an employee and freelancer. A graduate of the Multimedia program at Columbia College Chicago, Dan uses his extensive knowledge and experience of Web technology to develop tools and products that facilitate communication and enhance education outcomes.
While serving as Manager of Information Technology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Dan provided the technical leadership to develop cutting-edge techniques for producing media-rich blended learning courses. He also oversaw all aspects of CTU's Information Systems, including the hosting and development of seven Websites.
As Creative Director for Learning Insights, Dan provided creative vision and managed the functional processes by which this e-Learning publisher designed and developed best-in-class courseware for business professionals in leading business enterprises (AIG; Goldman Sachs; DuPont) and graduate schools of business (Kellogg; Olin).
For three years, Dan instructed after-school and summer Web development programs for Tech37 at Benito Juarez High School and Gage Park High School, as well as community groups in North Lawndale. Tech37 is a program of After School Matters, a Chicago based not-for-profit that prepares Chicago teens for their future by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities in the out-of-school hours.
When he is not online (which is rare), Dan likes to cook, enjoys drowning golf balls around the Chicagoland area with his Dad and sons, and can often be heard saying, "the Bears could win it all this year."
Dan is married and has three sons.