About Workbox

Dedicated to helping doers grow faster, smarter and together.

At Workbox, our mantra is learning as we do. We celebrate individuals willing to break the mold to pursue their passions. Our company was built on the premise that taking the initiative to build a business should not be a lonely journey. We aim to elevate all members through purposeful connection to the knowledge, experience and networks of the entire community.

We are a team of entrepreneurs devoted to helping other entrepreneurs succeed. Our mission is to create a culture of action, collaboration and support to help our members turn their professional passions into successful ventures.

  • Team
  • Board
John Wallace
John Wallace
Co-Founder and CEO

John Wallace is a Co-Founder of Workbox. Prior to Workbox, John was a real estate and listed equities investor at Brookfield Asset Management, LaSalle Investment Management and Legg Mason. John has led international teams and investment strategies at the Managing Director and Director level in the U.S., Amsterdam and Hong Kong. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, BS from the University of Maryland and is a CFA Charterholder.

Caitlin McAllister
Caitlin McAllister
COO

Caitlin McAllister is the COO of Workbox. Prior to Workbox, Caitlin was the Executive Director of Catapult Chicago, one of Chicago’s oldest tech incubators. Caitlin has also held executive roles at Starwood and IHG responsible for managing teams of up to 75 employees while developing experiential programming and managing strategic partnerships within the luxury brand segment. Caitlin holds a BA from the University of Portland.

Tawny Safieddine
Tawny Safieddine
Community Operations

Tawny Safieddine leads community level management and operations at Workbox. She previously worked at Kids Science Labs and Guaranteed Rate. Tawny holds a BA from Northwestern University.

Lindsay Thobe
Lindsay Thobe
Community Sales

Lindsay Thobe is the community sales associate at Workbox. Her previous background was in sales and operations at WeWork and Chicago Athletic Clubs. Lindsay holds an MAM from Columbia College Chicago and a BA from Wright State University.

John Wallace
John Wallace
Board Member

John Wallace is a Co-Founder of Workbox. Prior to Workbox, John was a real estate and listed equities investor at Brookfield Asset Management, LaSalle Investment Management and Legg Mason. John has led international teams and investment strategies at the Managing Director and Director level in the U.S., Amsterdam and Hong Kong. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, BS from the University of Maryland and is a CFA Charterholder.

Dustin Braunreiter
Dustin Braunreiter
Board Member

Dustin Braunreiter is a Co-Founder of Workbox. Dustin brings a diverse background of operations, corporate strategy and consulting to the Board. Dustin has advised executive teams at Fortune 500 companies while working at Boston Consulting Group and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He also spent 10 years as Co-Director of one of the largest newborn intensive care units in the US. Dustin holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a BA from the University of Montana.

Ed Ryan
Ed Ryan
Board Advisor

Ed Ryan is a Board Advisor of Workbox. Ed helps advise leadership on brand strategy, management agreement structure and general corporate matters. Ed brings 40 years of corporate, legal and real estate experience to the Board. Prior to his retirement in 2018, Ed was the EVP and Global General Counsel for Marriott International. He led a team of over 100 lawyers in areas such litigation, contract management and M&A over his +20 year tenure at Marriott. Prior to Marriott, Ed was a Partner in Hogan Lovells’ real estate practice group. Ed earned a JD (Cum Laude) and BA (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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