About the partners
Barbara Hammel has a career focused on innovation, marketing strategy, and helping grow new programs and products into sustainable and successful enterprises.
Barbara has run large consumer product lines at Kraft General Foods and led significant financial, consumer, and internet businesses globally as a Managing Director of Citigroup.
She has founded and led a number of successful startups and acts as an advisor to others in the startup space.
Barbara has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ed Hammel has over 25 years of financial, operational, business development, and administrative expertise.
Ed has an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.and has worked in banking, insurance, medical services and devices, and has taken several companies public.
A senior leader and consultant to corporate and non-profit organizations, he is able to develop solutions across industries and client types.
Raised in France, Ed continues his interest in international education and international business with the expertise of an entrepreneur with global best practices