Meet the Overdecks
Demonstrating a passion and commitment to the future of American education, John and Laura Overdeck established the Overdeck Family Foundation in 2011. The foundation seeks to fill children’s untapped potential by funding compelling, innovative programs and projects that have proven, quantifiable results.
John Overdeck (President) is the co-founder and co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments, LP, a New York City-based investment management fund that develops systematic trading systems for its clients. Previously, he was a Managing Director at D.E. Shaw & Co. and a Vice President at Amazon.com. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with distinction and a Master’s in Statistics from Stanford University. John is Vice Chair of the National Museum of Mathematics, as well as a director of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study.
Laura Overdeck (Chair) is the Founder and President of Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit that helps kids love math so they will excel at it. She is the creator of its zany nightly online math problems, three Bedtime Math books (Macmillan), and Crazy 8s, an unprecedented recreational after-school math club. A Princeton astrophysics alumna and Wharton M.B.A., Laura chairs the Overdeck Family Foundation with the goal of helping all students reach their full academic potential. She is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Liberty Science Center, and also serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Governor’s School of New Jersey, the President’s Advisory Council at Princeton University, and Science Friday.
John and Laura live in New Jersey with their three children.