Good businesses have good people. That’s why we focus on building Beacon with a world-class team.
The Beacon Fellowship is operated by Riverbed Education LLC, which is incorporated in Delaware and based in Arlington, Virginia with the sole mission of running study abroad programs. Our team is comprised of former Consultants and Partners and academics from the world's leading firms and institutions, in order to create the best, most comprehensive and impactful business experience possible.
The Executive Team
Executive Director - Washington, DC
Eric is a native of Ohio and graduated with honors from Miami University, where he founded and led a consulting firm. He then worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, primarily consulting for the Department of Defense in the Pentagon. He leads the Beacon Fellowship in Washington, D.C.
Senior Chairman - Washington, DC
J.P. attended UNC Chapel Hill, after which he joined McKinsey and then BCG. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Native to the Azores Islands in Portugal, J.P. co-founded The Beacon Fellowship and has been involved with study abroad for almost a decade in different capacities.
Gregg Brandyberry is President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and is formerly the Senior VP Market Operations for FedBid, Inc and Senior Advisor for A.T. Kearney Procurement and Analytic Solutions organization, as well as Vice President Procurement of Global Systems and Operations at GlaxoSmithKline.
Paul Matthews is an Retired Operations Executive and Chief Supply Chain officer. His 40 year career included roles at Bain & Company, Accenture, Limited Brands and LEK. Paul's experience focused on developing, executing and leading operations, manufacturing, and supply chain strategies around the world for Fortune 100 companies.