“After taking one class, we knew we wanted to switch into business intelligence and analytics”
Matthew and Tyler Eads ’17, identical twins from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will both graduate from SJU with degrees in business intelligence and analytics (BIA) this May. Over the past for years, the Eads have roomed together, taken classes together and even started their own business together.
Both active in the BIA department, the twins boast strong academics and are involved in numerous clubs. Matthew is a member of the Business Information and Technology Society (BITS), the Tableau User Group and the American Marketing Association; has worked as a Best Buddies volunteer; and also interned with Tokio Marine North America Services.
Tyler is a member of BITS and the Tableau User Group. He also interned with the HEADstrong Foundation for cancer patients, where he contributed to the nonprofit’s marketing and graphic design efforts. The twins also took part in SJU’s first BIA Johnson & Johnson Case Competition.
One of the brothers’ most impressive joint achievements is a business they created and manage together: EadsGraphic, a design company that provides clients ranging from local businesses to Division I athletes with custom promotional graphics.
Running a company while completing their undergraduate degrees has been a challenging but rewarding experience for Matthew and Tyler.
“I learned time management,” Tyler says. “Some weeks, I’ll have three tests and also a design deadline. But it’s an amazing experience getting to work with our clients on a daily basis.”
Graduating will be a bittersweet experience for him and his brother. Though they’ll still be living together, it will mark the first time in 22 years that they’re going in separate directions. Matthew has accepted a position as an audit associate in KPMG’s Data and Analytics practice in downtown Philadelphia, and Tyler will be joining the Associates Program at SEI Investments in Oak, Pennsylvania
A full profile about Francis-Thompson is available on the SJU news site.