OUR TEAM

The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.   - Iyanla Vanzant

Our team works for our Community's success!

THOMAS FOLEY

Founder & Director

We must strive to find our shared passions and interests; we must not divide by perceived differences.  Tom brings this mantra to his personal and professional life. And, with The Study’s focus on women and minority-owned businesses, this could not be more important.

 

Thomas Foley practiced law for nearly two decades as general counsel and has experience as an operations director. Through his experience, Tom has a strong understanding of the legal landscape and business processes required for success. He is a strong advocate that passion and principles must guide business decisions and Tom brings his passion to drive gender and racial equity to The Study.  

 

Tom understands that education is the key to success – and it is imperative to continually innovate our educational model.  This idea has come to life through the introduction of disruptive educational models.

Tom is an adjunct professor at Paul Quinn College and North Lake College, where he teaches classes, including Social Entrepreneurship, Business Law, & Investor Relations and Capital Raising.  Tom is also Of Counsel at Wright Connatser, a law-firm founded on the principle of social impact.

JENNIFER SCHAUMBURG

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jennifer is Fuse Solutions Inc’s Co-founder and CEO.  With 20 years of leadership experience and unmatched capability to consistently deliver services in complex business operations, Jennifer and Fuse Solutions are a perfect match for the EIR role at The Study.   

 

Jennifer and her team will maintain responsibility for the details around communications as well as oversee corporate relationship and program management.  

Jennifer wears her passion for supporting small business, women in business, anything technology and entrepreneurship on her sleeve. The Study certainly welcomes Jennifer’s dedication and business acumen and looks forward to having Jennifer drive initiatives that support our efforts at fueling the expansion of entrepreneurship and creating jobs.

Jennifer is a mompreneur, married with a son, and enjoys each precious minute available to spend with her family.