Tinkering with the Toy Industry

Bethany Jenkins | December 10, 2013


The Haughey brothers co-founded Tegu, a toy company that derives its name from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Chris (left) is Head Elf and Will (right) is Chief Blockhead.

The Haughey brothers co-founded Tegu, a toy company that derives its name from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Chris (left) is Head Elf and Will (right) is Chief Blockhead.

Editors' note: The new weekly TGCvocations column asks practitioners about their jobs and how they integrate their faith and work. Interviews are conducted and condensed by Bethany L. Jenkins, director of TGC's Every Square Inch.

Will Haughey, 32, has been a toymaker at Tegu for almost six years, after having been an investment banker at Goldman Sachs for four years. Tegu was the 2009 winner of the Ei Business Plan Competition through the Center for Faith & Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and its co-founders were 2012 fellows of the Business Accelerator through Praxis.

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