Ken “Bucky” Buckman is the founder and CEO of TradeTec, a full-service exhibit, event, and environments studio committed to offering innovative products at all budget levels to thousands of clients. Ken is also the founder and CEO of Rainy Investments, a residential, commercial, and land real-estate investment company with over a $40 million portfolio. Recently, he founded Rainy Solar Investments to leverage utility scale commercial solar development in Illinois. TradeTec is a three-time winner of INC 5000 fastest growing companies in America as well as a 2 time (2016 and 2017) winner of Best Places To Work In IL. Ken is involved on several nonprofit boards, including Board Chairman of a multi-million dollar Pediatric Cancer charity (www.calsangels.org ) Children's Prevention theatre (www.redifoundation.org), and powerful mentoring CEO peer group Board (Vistage) for 12 years.