When Jessica Margolin and Eric Grant met at Institute for the Future, they immediately recognized mutual interest in systemic improvements, their measurement, and their long-term impact. Further conversations refined and focused their mutual interest in systemic improvement as it applies to organizations, educational systems, and communities. In 2009, they formed the forerunner to WingedPigs, and in 2011 launched WingedPigs.
WingedPigs is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Jessica has experience in investment analysis and developing novel methodologies as VP of Special Projects at HIP Investor, and as a consultant for various funds. She is also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future and affiliated with Peace Innovation Labs, which uses "persuasive technology" to facilitate Peace outcomes. Jessica earned her BA in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and her MS in Materials Science and her MBA in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota.
Eric is a project manager and a learning designer who loves social ventures. He is a veteran of large consultancies, tiny startups, non-profits, and freelance projects; he was Employee #1 at Togetherville (acquired by Disney Interactive). Eric is a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future, an advisor to Stanford University School of Educations Learning, Design, & Technology MA program, a lecturer at Stanford, and volunteers his conflict mediation skills for the Burning Man community. He holds a BS in Information & Decision Systems and a BA in Political Science from Carnegie Mellon, and an MA in Learning, Design & Technology from Stanford.
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