30. Reggie Luedtke
Co-founder and CEO
His bio easily reveals the path of a beautiful mind: biomedical engineering degree from Marquette, neuroscience and medical device internships at the Department of Defense and the FDA, built a log home with his dad and brother, traveled through Europe for nine months before landing at Epic building software systems and leading implementation teams. After that, Reggie Luedtke becomes a business analyst for a local IT consulting firm and then strikes out on his own in December 2011, co-founding, along with fellow Eppy Ted Gurman, BlueTree. Simply put, they created a platform to identify top health tech professionals and connect them to each other and to high-level contract work and industry careers. Techies do what they love; BlueTree’s clients get “innovative, outside-the-box solutions to their toughest problems,” says Luedke. To boot, they share downtown offices with the collaborative co-working space 100state, upping their creativity quotient even more.