When co-founders Doug Messer and Brendan Weinstein tried to recruit and manage student ambassadors for his own company, DBFLY watches, they failed. University Beyond hadn’t yet been invented. Doug, Brendan, their high school classmate Mike Spitalieri and Mike’s college roommate Rich Anand decided to solve this problem of recruiting and managing ambassadors. The four left college and started University Beyond.


Doug Messer

Co-founder, CEO

“Someone once told me don’t bite off more than I can chew, I told them I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”


Mike Spitalieri

Co-founder, COO

“I believe the most successful people do what others wouldn’t dare to do. Success is knowing what you want and doing anything and everything to achieve your goals.”


Rich Anand

Co-founder, CTO

“Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it.”


Bryan Simmons

Head of Sales

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”


Brendan Weinstein

Co-Founder, CIO Advisor

“It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”