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Will Haughey & Chris Haughey

Will Haughey is Co-Founder & CEO of Tegu, overseeing Tegu's commercial activities, including its global marketing, sales, and distribution platforms and its product development initiatives. Will earned a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University, where he concentrated in Finance and International Studies. Upon graduation, he joined the Healthcare Investment Banking practice of Goldman Sachs 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 private and publicly-traded companies. Will joined his brother and Co-Founder, Chris, to form Tegu in 2008. He and his wife, Rachel, recently relocated to Naples, Florida, from Connecticut, with their five young children.

 


 

Chris Haughey is an executive with Centroamerican Consulting and Capital (3C Group), a multinational pharmacy retail and diversified conglomerate headquartered in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. At 3C Group, Chris is helping to pioneer the development of a new semi-autonomous community and mixed-use real estate development within Central America. Chris is also the co-founder of Tegu, an award-winning toy design, manufacturing and distribution company created to bring employment and prosperity to the country and people of Honduras. Chris founded Tegu with his brother Will and served as Tegu's co-CEO and COO until 2017, then as Chief Innovation Officer until mid-2018, when he stepped away from the company's management. From 2009 to 2018, Chris led Manufactura Tegu, the Company's manufacturing operation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and he is the primary inventor listed on Tegu's manufacturing-focused patents. Prior to starting Tegu, Chris was a consultant with the Los Angeles office of The Boston Consulting Group. He was a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) in Mexico City in 2002 and 2003. Chris is a Praxis Fellow, an Agora Fellow (Latin American social entrepreneurship network), a Fellow of the fourteenth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  He serves on the board of directors of Inversiones La Paz, a Honduran family owned business with diverse investments and retail operations. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Chris speaks Spanish and German fluently, loves the outdoors and recently relocated to the Orlando area with his wife Cindy and their two young sons.

Tegu is a socially-motivated, for-profit 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.

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