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 New York City-based Two Sigma Investments, LP, founded on the belief that innovative technology and data science could help discover value in the world’s data. Today, Two Sigma, through its use of algorithms and with its unique culture, drives transformations in many industries, including investment management and insurance. 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 acting 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 trustee of Princeton University, Liberty Science Center, and The Pingry School, and serves on the advisory boards of Khan Academy, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and Governor’s School of New Jersey.
John and Laura live in New Jersey with their three children.