is a business owner and entrepreneur with a passion for ideas and creative problem solving. Ognibene grew up outside of Chicago and attended Fenwick High School, where he was active in a variety of academic and extracurricular activities, including varsity wrestling, tennis, and golf. As a high school senior, Ognibene started the Fenwick Friar Shoppe, a non-profit, college-style spirit shop which still today provides imprinted gear to students and alumni across the country.
After high school, he left Chicago to attend Boston College, where he earned a BA in economics. While at BC, Ognibene started the Print Shop to provide custom imprinted products to college clubs and affinity groups across the country.
After graduating from BC, Ognibene returned to Chicago to work for the Northern Trust Company, a Fortune 500 company and the 15th largest investment manager in the world. He later returned to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA.
While at Harvard Business School, Ognibene was a semi-finalist in the HBS New Venture Competition, which paved the way for him to start ClubTools, a provider of software and services for student-run and alumni clubs. ClubTools worked with over 500 university clients, including MIT, Northwestern, and Ohio State University.
Today, Ognibene is CEO of Urban Spaces, a Cambridge-based real estate company which he founded in 2004. Urban Spaces develops mid-sized residential and commercial projects in growing neighborhoods, often in close proximity to public transportation, universities, hospitals, and employment hubs. Ognibene sets the vision and direction for the company and provides executive oversight of all client relationships, contract negotiations, and multi-million dollar budgets.
Ognibene and his wife, Jennifer and children, Casey and Quinn, have lived in Cohasset for ten years.