Jack M. Gill, PhD
Dr. Jack M. Gill is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, a senior advisor to the Harvard-MIT CIMIT program, and is currently teaching at HMS, MIT, and Rice University. He also serves on the boards of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Presidents’ Circle of the National Academies, and several private high-tech companies. Dr. Gill is a founder and General Partner of Vanguard Ventures, a venture capital firm managing over $500 million of capital and specializing in high technology start-ups, with offices in Palo Alto and Houston. Dr Gill was named a 1999 winner of the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans. In 2001, he received an honorary Doctorate of Science from Indiana University. In 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana appointed Dr. Gill to serve as a Trustee of Indiana University and Governor Rick Perry of Texas appointed Dr. Gill to serve on the Texas Emerging Technology Fund Executive Council.
Lyle A. Feigenbaum
Owner & CEO
Scholars Inn & Orangetheory
In 1996, the Lyle Feigenbaum, along with his wife Kerry, opened Scholars Inn Bed & Breakfast, in Bloomington. It seemed a natural extension to open a restaurant next door, so they named that Scholars Inn Gourmet Café & Wine Bar. The couple has since opened a second restaurant location in Indianapolis.
In 2001, the Feigenbaums purchased the bakery adjacent to the Café, naming it Scholars Inn Bakehouse, and began creating the Scholars Inn bakery brand. The Feigenbaums now operate three Scholars Inn Bakehouses, two in Bloomington and one in Indianapolis.
The bakehouses offer a variety of bread, cakes, pastries and bagels as well as a full selection of sandwiches, soups and salads. Scholars Inn Bakehouse also offers full breakfasts, including omelets and egg sandwiches. The second Bloomington location now features a full kitchen, which offers hamburgers and hot dogs on house-made buns.
Andrew J. Sherman, JD
Jones Day Law Firm
Andrew J. Sherman, JD is a Partner with the Law Firm of Jones Day in Washington DC (one of the largest law firms in the world with over 2500 attorneys practicing worldwide). He focuses his practice on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including developing strategies to leverage intellectual property and technology assets, as well as international corporate transactional and franchising matters. He has served as a legal and strategic advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of emerging growth companies. He has represented U.S. and international clients from early stage, rapidly growing start-ups, to closely held franchisors and middle market companies, to multibillion dollar international conglomerates. He also counsels on issues such as franchising, licensing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital formation, distribution channels, technology development, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sherman has written 17 books on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth, franchising, capital formation, and the leveraging of intellectual property. He also has published many articles on similar topics and is a frequent keynote speaker at business conferences, seminars, and webinars. He has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, NPR, and CBS News Radio, among others, and has been interviewed on legal topics by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Mr. Sherman serves as an adjunct professor in the business schools and law schools at the University of Maryland, Indiana University, and Georgetown University and is a multiple recipient of the University of Maryland at College Park's Krowe Excellence in Teaching Award.