See the Same, Not the Difference!
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 veteran initiatives, 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 lead business decisions. And, Tom believes that education is key to success – it is imperative to continually innovate our educational model. This idea has come to life through Employcation: where education and employment collide.
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.
Fuse Solutions Inc: The Study's Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)
CEO & Managing Partner
Jennifer Schaumburg 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 operations, marketing, and communications as well as oversee corporate relationship and program management. The team brings a functional skill set that complements the organizational infrastructure needs, as well as the mission.
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.
In 2016, the Women’s Business Council-Southwest (WBENC) awarded Jennifer advocate of the year and recognized Fuse Solutions Inc for their commitment to providing WBE’s growth opportunities in today’s competitive marketplace. Jennifer is an active member of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) and Fuse Solutions Inc is a Small Woman Business Enterprise (SWBE) that is privileged to be a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise for the past 3 years.
Jennifer is a mompreneur, married with a son, and enjoys each precious minute available to spend with her family.
Co-Founder & COO
Jay Jordan, Fuse Solutions Inc’s co-founder and COO, brings his 12 years of leadership, operational, entrepreneur, and hands on service and product delivery experience to The Study’s EIR role. Jay has the talents and experience needed to help customers reduce their operational spend by identifying efficiencies and providing highly effective resources and strategies.
Along with Fuse CEO Jennifer Schaumburg, Jay and his team will maintain responsibility for the details around operations, marketing, and communications as well as oversee corporate relationship and program management for The Study.
One of Jay’s greatest strengths is identifying efficiencies and developing creative support models that result in cost savings that can be passed on to the client. “That’s the way we have always done it” does not work for Jay. His findings may confirm that no changes need to be made, but he believes in re-evaluating processes and support models periodically and adjusting or automating as needed.
Jay is highly regarded among his clients, colleagues, co-workers and subordinates as an exceptional leader with the ability to maintain a calm and effective approach no matter the challenge presented.
Jay holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Baylor University and is ITIL Foundations and HDI Support Center Manager certified. He and his wife Kara have one son and reside in Frisco, TX. Jay also enjoys attending Baylor University sporting events and participating in competitive automotive road racing.
Advancenet Tech Services: The Study's Virtual Partner
Keith is the lead founder at AdvanceNet. After a career in consulting and executive roles with firms such as Accenture, i2 Technologies and Infor, he shifted his focus, primarily applying his skills to address social sector challenges. He is an accomplished social entrepreneur, having been a founding force in The Aidmatrix Foundation, and for over a decade led the daily operations as its Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer before spinning off some of the latest innovations as the basis for AdvanceNet Labs.
Director, Business DevelopmentRick Galloway is a Managing Director of AdvanceNet. Mr. Galloway manages the firm’s business development, strategic partnerships and marketing initiatives. Through his active role in the firm’s strategy, he is actively seeking multi-beneficial opportunities, via collaboration, to drive scale and impact.