Meet the [M]IC Team


Brandon Cornuke

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.

VICE PRESIDENT, Special projects

Richard McClellan

Rich McClellan has over 15 years of experience in advising senior executives on a range of core strategy topics, including growth, sustainability, private sector development, public policy, and organizational design. As VP of Special Projects, he leads strategic initiatives under the direction of MAGNET’s CEO, including conception, research, problem solving, design, and implementation. He also provides additional support and executive coaching for leaders across multiple departments. McClellan’s previous experience includes extensive work with McKinsey & Co. and leading policy teams in multiple countries under former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.