EIRs

Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Michael Saunders

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Michael founded Campusfood.com in 1997 and grew it to over 300 college markets before merging with GrubHub in 2011. At GrubHub, he oversaw a national expansion to 900+ cities and the merger of Seamless, a NYC based competitor. Michael was the EIR at GrubHub through Oct 2015. Michael earned his BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Tom Hayden

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Tom was an engineer on the fraud team at Facebook and built out the data infrastructure at GrubHub. Tom holds a BA in Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in Information, Incentive Centered Design from the University of Michigan. He was also an NU graduate student in theoretical computer science.

Hayes Ferguson

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Hayes was a member of the founding management team at Legacy, among the 100 most visited websites in the U.S. She taught journalism at NU after several years as a foreign correspondent, and she is currently an adviser to HistoryIT and other early stage companies. Hayes has a BA from Vanderbilt University and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Chris Steiner

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Chris co-founded Aisle50, which was acquired by Groupon in 2015, and is a NYT bestselling author. His current project, ZRankings, is a web application that rates ski resorts based on true data. Chris holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Journalism from Northwestern.