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Will is co-founder and "Chief Blockhead" of Tegu. Will oversees Tegu's commercial activities, including its global marketing, sales and distribution platforms, and its product development process. Will and the rest of Tegu's USA team operate in Darien, Connecticut. Will earned a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University, where he concentrated in Finance and International studies. Upon graduation, Will joined the Healthcare Investment Banking practice of Goldman, Sachs & Co., in New York. Following two years of mergers and financing work, Will joined Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, a multi-strategy investment vehicle, managing investments in the private and publicly-traded companies. Will joined his brother and co-founder, Chris, to form Tegu in May 2008. Will and his wife, Rachel, live in Rowayton, Connecticut, just moments away from NEAT, Rachel's artisan espresso bar.
Chris is founder and Head Elf of Tegu. Chris runs Manufactura Tegu, the Company's manufacturing operation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. From this post, Chris manages all aspects of Tegu's global supply chain and patent-pending manufacturing process. Chris is fluent in Spanish for business and engineering and manages a team of 50 workers. Chris plays an integral role in Tegu's product development process and is instituting lean manufacturing practices with his team in Honduras. Chris has lived in Honduras since Tegu was launched in 2009. Chris graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a management consultant with the Los Angeles practice of The Boston Consulting Group. Chris and his wife, Cindy, live in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with their two chocolate labradors, Sam and Sophie.
Tegu is a socially-motivated, for-pofit toy company with operations in Honduras and the USA. Named after the Honduran capital city, Tegucigalpa, Tegu is serving as a catalyst for social change in Honduras by vertically linking user-driven design in the Developed World with world-class manufacturing in Honduras. Founded by brothers Chris and Will Haughey, Tegu aims to impact Honduran GDP through the thoughtful and creative employment of the Country’s natural and human resources. Tegu blocks -- wooden blocks which magically incorporate magnets -- have won awards for innovative and green design and are sold throughout the USA via Tegu.com and approximately 500 retail stores. Tegu’s vision is to build the world’s most innovative premium toy company.