Taylor Blake

Taylor Blake is a Research Associate at MPI. He received a degree from the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto and a postgrad diploma in GIS & Urban Planning from Fanshawe College. He spent time in municipal and provincial government, built his own GIS consulting business, and mapped the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton is an adjunct associate professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits.

Zeynep’s research explores how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors simultaneously. She is currently working on creating tools and frameworks to help spread the Good Jobs Strategy, especially in low-wage service industries.

Zeynep’s research has been published in managerial and scholarly journals including Harvard Business ReviewCalifornia Management Review, and Organization Science. Her work has been featured widely in the media, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Zeynep was named one of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. She was also featured by CNNMoney as one of eight young business school professors on the rise.

Prior to joining MIT Sloan, Zeynep spent seven years teaching at Harvard Business School. She teaches MBA and executive education courses in operations management, supply chain management, service operations, sustainability, and operations strategy. She received several awards for excellence in teaching both at HBS and MIT Sloan.

A native of Turkey, Zeynep first came to the U.S. on a volleyball scholarship from the Pennsylvania State University. She received her B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and her D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

Stefanie Schram

Leads the design thinking initiative within the Institute and collaborates with industry partners to advance the discipline. Previously Associate Director of Rotman DesignWorks. Stefanie holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and is a registered corporate coach.