About Endeavor Insight

Mission

Endeavor Insight is the research arm of Endeavor that seeks to deepen understanding of how high-impact entrepreneurs contribute to job creation and long-term economic growth in order to educate key constituencies, such as policy makers. In addition, Endeavor Insight seeks to serve as a knowledge center for high-impact entrepreneurs, VCs and others in order to provide useful information and tools that assist high-impact entrepreneurs as they grow their business.

Team

Rhett Morris, Director

As the Director of Endeavor Insight, Rhett leads Endeavor’s research on high-impact entrepreneurship and emerging markets, directs the measurement of Endeavor’s impact and provides analytical support for Endeavor’s internal operations. Before joining the Endeavor Global team, Rhett worked as a consultant at Bain & Company. There, he was engaged on a variety of projects focused on international growth strategy development, customer segmentation and acquisition, new product development, and organization redesign.

He first worked with Endeavor as a volunteer while living in Buenos Aires in the fall of 2009. His previous work experience also includes serving as the confidential assistant to the mayor of Baton Rouge, LA. Rhett earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in History from Louisiana State University in 2003.

Michael Goodwin, Senior Associate

Mike joined Endeavor in January 2013 as a Senior Associate with Endeavor Insight, where he helps spearhead efforts to understand and build ecosystems of high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. He also supports research on Endeavor’s impact and provides analytical support to its internal operations. Before landing at Endeavor, Mike worked as a Project Coordinator at Innovations for Poverty Action. In the course of his work researching small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurship, Mike lived in Ghana, India, the Philippines, and Peru.

He packed his bags for this adventure after a stint as a consultant in Washington DC to major telecommunications companies. When he isn’t travelling, Mike likes to explore markets, scuba dive, surf, camp, and take pictures. Originally from New York, he is a 2009 graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in International Studies, Political Science, and Spanish.

Matt Lerner, Associate

Matt joined Endeavor in January 2014 as an Associate with Endeavor Insight, where he conducts research on entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world. He also provides technical and communications support to the Insight team. Before joining Endeavor, Matt spent time studying and traveling in Europe and the Middle East. In Lebanon, he participated in an intensive Arabic program at the American University of Beirut and volunteered at a refugee camp in the south of the country.

He also worked for short stints as a tutor and freelance writer. In his spare time, Matt likes to read, play guitar, draw cartoons, cook poorly, and learn languages. Originally from Los Angeles, he is a 2012 graduate of New York University, where he studied mathematics, philosophy, logic, finance and politics.

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