Meet the [M]IC Team


Brandon Cornuke

Vice president, startup services

As the VP of MAGNET’s Startup Services division, Brandon Cornuke leads the company’s efforts to help innovators turn manufactured product ideas into growing businesses. He specializes in strategy development, business model design, and lean innovation. Prior to joining MAGNET, his professional path included starting a successful consumer products company, building a corporate innovation group at American Greetings, leading a half-billion dollar consumer electronics business at Target Corp, and consulting with Hitachi’s global IT strategy group. Brandon has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and is also an Adjunct Professor of Design and Innovation at Case Western’s Weatherhead School of Management.


Liz Fox

Senior marketing associate

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Michael Keller

Senior product development engineer


Andrew Somrack

product development engineer



Matt Sinclair

Growth and innovation advisor


AlRitia Gore

commercialization intern


Brianna Whalen

commercialization intern