The GURUs


GURUs
Below is a complete list of visionfactory GURUs. Please click on a name to visit their LinkedIn page or select from the industries and functions below to sort our available GURUs and Experts.  Interested in helping kid launch and grow businesses collaboratively on the ESB? Apply to become a VF GURU or Expert

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GURU Lead
Lehn Ellingson

As an inventor, and a teen, Lehn has a unique perspective on the needs of young entrepreneurs.  While a student at Paideia School in Atlanta, he has continued to develop patented products for markets in amateur sports, such as youth soccer, to create funding and safety for youth development.  He has participated in Johns Hopkins programs for Aerospace Engineering and Marine Biology.  He is also a proud graduate of the International Community School and an avid Atlanta Falcons fan.  He co-wrote the proposal to the Arthur Blank Foundation Pipeline Program with Clarkston Community Center (CCC) to get computers and 3D Printing equipment for the 8 - 13 year old refugee and immigrant students at the Summer STEAM Camp.  Lehn is presently a freshman at Emory University, an active L8 Soccer Referee and he is the goaltender for the Emory Club team.

GURU Lead
Chris Bunting

Chris is presenter on leadership and public speaking who has deep roots in Latin America.  His experience with the international needs of immigrant populations and his skills in observing and teaching have served him well at visionfactory where he manages the workshops and programs delivered at the Clarkston Community Center.  As a graduate of Tucker High School in 2016, he is now pursuing a degree in molecular biology at Boston University.  He also serves as a Production Assistant at the Tsai Center for the Arts in Boston.  For this year's CCC workshops, he received a scholarship from the Atlanta Posse.

GURU Lead
Hannah Ellingson

As a musician, performer and technician, Hannah has a deep interest in making the music business sustainable for young artists.  She is an regular attendee of the Drive Conference and has performed at Smith's Old Tavern and Eddie's Attic front-lining other professional performers and supporting causes like Songs for Kids.  As a student at Paideia, she manages the sound and technology for all of the school's high school performances and runs the Tech Crew for the student-run performances each summer.  She is a graduate of STTI and The Girls Rock Camps here in Atlanta.  She helped develop and deliver visionfactory's Music as a Business (MaaB) and Financial Literacy workshops.
  
Expert Lead
John Ellingson
 
John brings over 25 years of corporate strategy and industry experience to support the team.  Previously, Mr. Ellingson served as the U.S. National Manager for the Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Business Innovation Group at Deloitte. While at Deloitte, he advised numerous Fortune 500 and international companies on strategic investment, intellectual asset management, product development and expansion into emerging markets.  His client-base included companies such as Bank of America, Lockheed-Martin, AT&T, Microsoft, Motorola, IBM, Lenovo, Johnson & Johnson, Hauwei, Qualcomm, SK Group, Motorola, and government entities such as the DoD, DoE, Reserve Bank of India, NATO and the US National Research Labs. 
 
John has an MBA in Economics and Finance from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University, as well as dual degrees in Economics and Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He is also an alumnus of the University of Southern California’s Center for Telecom Management Advanced Management Training and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Creating & Sustaining Innovative Organizations.
 
GURU Fundraiser
Lei Ellingson
lei@visionfactory.biz

Lei assists the team by establishing fundraisers and investor forums for clients. Previously, Lei worked in the field of special education.  Ms. Ellingson received an M.P.P. from Duke University, an M.S.S.E. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.