Dan Sachs is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and a Professor at DePaul University in Chicago as well as the president of Meerkat Restaurant Advisory, an A-list restaurant advisory group. At DePaul, Dan teaches courses on entrepreneurship, hospitality management, and service leadership. From 1999–2015, he owned a restaurant group, BIN 36, where he developed and operated several wine-focused restaurants. He has worked with a variety of established restaurateurs including Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent, and Paul Bartolotta. Dan has an BA from Harvard Univerisity and a master’s degree from the Parisian culinary school École de Cuisine La Varenne. He lives in Chicago, IL.
Janet Scott is a writer and the owner of The Write Place, a corporate communication and academic support company. She worked for many years in journalism and marketing, and taught for twelve years at Wayne State University. She has an BA from Harvard College and a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. She lives in Detroit, MI.