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Gurufi Team

Co-Founders

Stephane Budel, Finance guru, conceives and implements our financial strategy and models. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from Yale School of Medicine '07, and worked as a Life Science Specialist at LEK Consulting for two years before focusing on Gurufi. As a passionate entrepreneur, he co-founded Living Rox, Inc, PostPub, and DeciBio, LLC.

Kevin Lee, Development guru, makes sure that technology works for you and not the other way around. He is a firm believer in using the internet to revolutionize markets, and has previously done web development for Office Depot and SOS Security, Inc. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science at Harvard University.

James Park, Organizational guru, enjoys working on a Gurufi to connect people and foster learning. He earned an AB from Harvard, a Yale Entrepreneurial Institute fellowship, and a Gates-Cambridge fellowship. He works for PostPub and worked on Y-Axis, a med-student site.

Josh Vekhter, Market guru, makes sure that our actions fill your needs. He joined the site while in high school after seeing the difficulties in the college application process and is currently attending Cornell University as a member of the Class of '13. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Topaz Anodizing, an aluminum anodizing company.

Advisory Board

Sean Glass, prior to founding Higher One, co-founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and served as its founding President. Mr. Glass has served on the Board of Directors of the New Haven chapter of the Connecticut Venture Group and YES (Yale Entrepreneurial Society).

Jun-Ho Ko builds and designs websites. He is tall and handsome, and enjoys playing Wii with his four year old son, Eugene.

Mirweis Sangin, Usability guru, ensures that your experience while using Gurufi is as simple, seamless and enjoyable as possible. He recently received a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He also holds a Masters Degree in cognitive sciences and a Masters of Advanced Studies degree in learning technologies. He is currently an independent consultant in usability and user experience with a specific focus on social media, collaboration tools and learning technologies.

Daniel Vekhter has wanted to be a teacher since third grade. As a middle schooler, he hid alphabet flashcards around the house to teach his little brother to read. In high school, he taught swimming lessons to children as young as three. While an undergrad at Yale, he tutored SATs and ACTs, in addition to being tutored himself in math and chemistry. These experiences have lead him to the belief that when it comes to education, smaller is better - even in this modern world, apprenticeship is still the best way to learn. Dan joined the Gurufi team to help bring this intimate style of learning to more people.

Legal Counsel

Paul Hughes is Chair of the Wiggin and Dana's Business Practice Department. (Bio)

Academic and Alumni Affiliations

The list below shall in no way be construed to imply an endorsement of Gurufi by the named institutions. We are only indicating the academic affiliations of members of the Gurufi team.

Harvard University (Website)
Harvard University is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the Ivy League. Founded in 1636 by the colonial Massachusetts legislature, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Harvard is consistently ranked at or near the top of international college and university rankings.

Yale University (Website)
Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, and a member of the Ivy League . Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. presidents, eighteen Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state.

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (Website) The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute was formed to help Yale students start scalable new ventures.

Cornell University (Website)
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, USA, is a private university and a member of the Ivy League. Cornell is often considered as one of the top universities in the world, with consistent top 15 rankings. Cornell counts more than 255,000 living alumni, 28 Rhodes Scholars and 40 Nobel laureates affiliated with the university as faculty or students.

Cambridge University (Website)
The University of Cambridge located in the City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. Academically, Cambridge is consistently ranked in the world's top five universities. Cambridge University has produced 83 Nobel Laureates as of 2008, more than any other university in the world according to some counts.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Website)
ETH is ranked among the top universities in the world. It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities. It is a member of Top Industrial Managers for Europe network.

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