Meet the Team


Richard Garrett

Site founder

Business Experience:

  • 24/27 years - Management Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis
  • 5 years - Partner of the Cambrian Consulting Group

Educational Experience:

  • 6.5 years as Clinical Associate Professor, Kelley School of Management, IU B’ton
  • Winner of the Most Innovative Teaching Award for the most innovative new MBA course at the Kelley School of Business 1997-1998
  • Taught statistics – Butler University and Northwestern University
  • 10 years - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology   (This is the group that accredits all engineering and technology programs in the US and Canada.)


  • 6 years - Mentored seniors at Arlington High School, Indianapolis
  • Have facilitated approximately 55 strategic plans, mostly for nonprofits
  • Published in Harvard Business Review


  • DePauw University 2 years
  • Purdue University – BS Industrial Engineering (With distinction)
  • Purdue University – MS Industrial Engineering – Sloan Fellow
  • Northwestern University – PhD in Operations Management (Applied Math) – NASA Fellow


John Garrett

John- Liaison with Teachers and Schools

John Garrett (son of web site founder) was a teacher in a public elementary school for fifteen years.  He resigned at the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year to enter the corporate world.  Upon leaving teaching he began to realize, now, more than ever, teachers need the support of everyone.  Teachers are some of the hardest working people in the country and they deserve the respect and admiration of the public. 


  • BS in history / BS in psychology Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1993
  • BS degree in elementary education, with honors, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, 1999