We are a bold, fun-loving team of entrepreneurs whose passion is working with other entrepreneurs.

We believe that when you bring together motivated people with courageous ideas in a space that inspires creativity and collaboration good things are bound to happen. Workbox was born in the great city of Chicago where a love of unique and historic architecture runs through our veins. 

We are local, our founders are accessible and our top priority is ensuring that our members benefit from community interaction.

We’re looking forward to helping your business grow local.


John Wallace


John is Co-Founder of Workbox. John started Workbox because it offered the opportunity to pursue two of his favorite pastimes- connecting people and creating badass spaces. Prior to Workbox, John’s background was in global real estate working at companies such as Brookfield Asset Management, LaSalle Investment Management and Legg Mason. He spent several years living and working abroad in Amsterdam and Hong Kong before moving back to the US and settling in to what he believes is the greatest city in the world- Chicago. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from the University of Maryland.

John’s hobbies include running, travel and sampling all the great restaurants Chicago has to offer. He and his wife Nicole live in Lincoln Park.

Dustin Braunreiter


Dustin is Co-Founder of Workbox. He believes workplace environments that stimulate collaboration and fun are key to career fulfillment. Previously a physician and business strategy consultant, Dustin enjoys working with people to solve problems and help them achieve their goals. Prior to Workbox, Dustin worked in strategy consulting with Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a BA from the University of Montana.

When not enjoying Chicago’s lakefront and restaurants, Dustin loves spending time on the water in Michigan or the mountains of Montana.

Tawny Safieddine

Community Associate

Tawny is a Community Associate at Workbox. She has had the privilege of working in a variety of different industries and environments, but overall enjoys connecting with people. Tawny studied Radio/Television/Film and English Literature at Northwestern University. She loves the arts and spends her free time writing, drawing, and performing. She is in constant pursuit of finding her favorite burger in Chicago.

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