Our Founders

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Shegan Campbell, Co-Founder & CEO

Many moons ago, a child just wanted to be a scientist so he could cure his grandmother's cough.  That noble quest led Shegan Campbell to become an engineer, obtaining a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. A few years later, he obtained a MBA with Honors from the Chicago Booth School of Business.  Shegan has taught for the Engineering Learning Resource Center, Program for Accelerated Careers in Engineering, Detroit Area Pre College Engineering Program, Stanford University, East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring, Metropolitan Racquet Club and several other programs involving teaching science and mentoring kids over his career.  He also has been a motivational speaker and frequent guest panelist on entrepreneurship, education, and leadership. 

Professionally, he also has designed systems at two well-known technology companies (Intel, Lucent), led teams at two venture capital backed Bay Area start-ups, worked in atomic physics at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and spent five years investing $1 Billion in other companies at Prudential Capital Group.  After a successful career, Shegan felt compelled to do something with a far greater positive impact by addressing the inadequate education our children are receiving in science.  The result was the creation of Kids Science Labs.   He is a Siebel Scholar, Toigo Fellow, and Hugh Hildreth Skilling Award Recipient as Most Outstanding Teaching Assistant at Stanford University.  He lives in Chicago with his wife (a doctor and former environmental engineer) daughter and two sons.

shegan@kslchicago.com

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Keith Norsym, Co-Founder & COO

As a graduate of Near North Montessori School his “love of experiential learning” began at a young age and continues to this day. Keith has always been interested in why and how things worked which began by taking apart water sprinklers and grew to rebuilding automobile engines.

Engineering was a natural progression from his passion for Legos and remote control cars.  Keith has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, where he also conducted research on high temperature fiber reinforced ceramics, and a MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to KSL, Keith worked for a top consulting company (Accenture), optimized supply chain delivery for Nike Golf, and led market redefinition for a leading health care company (McKesson).  He serves as a frequent guest panelist on entrepreneurship and leadership, and has created the Kids Science Labs program for in hospital programming at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.  

Keith began teaching a sailing team at the age of seventeen, served as a teaching assistant for a renown psychologist in college, and was selected by faculty to teach a full credit course on leadership effectiveness and development (LEAD) to 1st year MBA students.  He lives in Chicago with his wife (a teacher and talented photographer), two children, and two golden retrievers.  He is an avid triathlete and has completed 7 Ironman Triathlons and over 40 Half-Ironman Triathlons.

keith@kslchicago.com