Our Exec Team

Meet the friendly Washington, D.C. faces behind the Lex Fellowship!

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J.P. TOSTE

Senior Chairman Director - WASHINGTON, DC

J.P. has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  Native to the Azores Islands in Portugal, J.P. co-founded The Lex Fellowship and has been involved with study abroad for almost a decade in different capacities.

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MARK THOMPSON

Senior Legal Advisor

Mark is a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law, and currently operates as an Associate Attorney at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter in their Corporate and Emerging Business practice groups, providing tailored strategic advice on entity formation and structuring, securities and fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property. Mark structures and executes Lex Fellows' legal pre-training.

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ERIC NIEHAUS

Program Director

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 admissions at the Lex Fellowship.

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PAUL MATTHEWS

SENIOR ADVISOR

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. His most recent position was Executive Vice President and Chief Supply chain Officer for Topco Associates LLC an $15 billion, privately held food cooperative. Paul's 40+ years of experience focused on developing, executing and leading operations, manufacturing, and supply chain strategies around the world for Fortune 100 companies.

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GREGG BRANDYBERRY

SENIOR ADVISOR

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.

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JOSHUA DE GASTYNE

FOUNDING ADVISOR - WASHINGTON, DC

Joshua is a native of Christiansburg, VA and graduate of Emory University, where he was a Gilman Scholar, IRES Fellow, and SURE Researcher. He studied abroad in England and Morocco before entering the Education Abroad industry himself. 

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MATÍAS SUR

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR - WASHINGTON, D.C.

Matías was born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, and is a graduate of George Mason University.  He studied Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Governance, with Minors in Philosophy and Italian Studies, for which he received the Cesarino Horing Award and the William Weaver Prize for excellence in language.