Allison Monaghan McGuire
Allison Monaghan McGuire is the Founder of the Monaghan McGuire Creative Collective, a boutique consulting firm specializing in pitch coaching, technology development, and branding & communications. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of Walc, a walking navigation app based on visual cues (turn right at Starbucks, left at the bank).
Allison founded MM to give entrepreneurs the confidence they need to rally an audience around their vision. Whether it's building an online presence, leading a technical roadmap, or optimizing a website for targeted traffic, MM provides high-touch services and product direction.
A passionate presenter and brand builder, Allison has won every competition in which she’s pitched Walc. Billed Waze for walking, Walc attracts top talent, such as former C-Suite executives from Waze and Snapchat.
Prior to entrepreneurship, Allison managed communications and business development at a company formed by AOL, Cisco, and Yahoo!, Network for Good. She also has government experience in national security and human rights through her work on Capitol Hill and for the UK Parliament.
Allison is an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur, belonging to organizations such as Summit, Vista Caballo, Women's Startup Lab, and Dreamers//Doers. She has delivered keynote speeches, guest lectured, and presented at China's Global Business Innovation Summit, SXSW, Plug & Play, BMW iVentures, NJ Tech, NYU, CUNY, Georgetown University, Columbia University, Mississippi State University, the Coalition for Queens, the East Harlem School, Mayfield Senior School, Soundview Academy, and the Chandler School.
A former award-winning actress, Allison obtained a degree in Theatre Arts and Political Science from Boston University.
Roddy Richards is an entrepreneur and technical architect with over 15 years of experience developing highly scalable backend infrastructure for startups, with a particular interest mobile applications and website infrastructure.
Managing a distributed team of software development experts in AR, VR, location-based services, IoT and modern web and mobile technologies, Roddy directs technical development.
Prior to working with Monaghan McGuire, Roddy was founder and CEO of RescueID, Inc, an SMS-based medical alert startup whose products were available in over 500 pharmacies. He has also held the role of CTO at Allify, a mobile app cross promotion advertising network, a joint venture between Betaworks and PreHype, and at JustSingIt, a mobile karaoke app with over 500,000 users.
Additionally, Roddy has launched a number of consumer-focused web properties that have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and Wired News.
Roddy holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado.
Lindsay Williams really digs your story, and is going to empower you to share it. During her decade-long career in the music industry, she's been building and sharing brand stories that have had significant impact in increasing consumer awareness and expanding digital reach.
Lindsay has developed innovative digital strategies and marketing plans for Billboard chart-topping albums, executed large-scale fan and influencer campaigns, and led the direction in the transformation of the Recording Academy's social channels, making the GRAMMY Awards telecast one of the top television social events.
However, it was her passion for mentorship and her inherent entrepreneurial drive that led her work with inspiring female executives to discover and be confident with their voice in order to authentically share their personal narrative. Lindsay is committed to motivating professionals to step into their own greatness, helping clients position themselves as thought leaders in their field, network within and out of their industries, and share their unique story to leverage greater opportunities.
Tom Sennett has guided products from concept to launch and beyond across a variety of platforms and industries, with expertise in website platforms and mobile apps. His background spans design, development, and project management.
Tom manages the website development and management for Planarian Party, a drug abuse awareness program funded by national grant through Temple University and heads product at Special Guest, an app for booking live entertainment.
As a former product manager at Fueled and BNY Mellon, Tom obsesses over user metrics, using an iterative, lean approach to development. His experience as a designer, and as a co-creator of the drawing app French Girls, ensures a healthy dose of creativity to his work.
Since a young age, Tom has also been a prolific independent game designer, winning IndieCade's 2011 award for Game Design, and having his work featured in publications like Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, and VICE.
Stacie Sussman is a leader in growing sales revenue through 360 digital media strategies, including social platforms, influencers, video, ad tech, enterprise solutions, paid media, and programmatic offerings.
As founder and owner of SSR Digital Group, Stacie has built a 15-year career managing over $35 million in digital media campaigns for companies ranging from high-growth startups to Fortune 500 conglomerates.
Stacie's robust experience includes notable positions at New York Magazine, Daily Mail, Elite Daily, AllRecipes and Conde Nast. She has developed go-to-market strategies for companies expanding to the US and has managed key advertiser relations across multiple verticals.
Stacie’s colleagues and clients praise her work, saying that “she is a true trailblazer in the digital advertising sales space” and “exceeds expectations”.
Stacie graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA degree in Communications.
Karlo is a trained economist and public-private partnership expert. He's held various analyst and director roles at CIRCLE, The Aspen Institute, Truman National Security Project, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. He has managed multi-million dollar public-private partnerships in many issues areas including education, public safety, and cyber security, among others.
Karlo's passion is to improve life for all people by combining the assets of the public and private sectors to deliver and finance solutions that could otherwise not be accomplished alone.
A MPP graduate from The University of Michigan, Karlo was a Rackham Graduate Fellow and served as an elected member to his school’s executive committee.
While at college at The University of Maryland — wherre he holds a dual BA in Economics and Government — he was part of the inaugural Living and Learning program - CIVICUS. At graduation he received the Senior Marshal Award for his “outstanding contributions to the University.”
Andrew De Lange
Andrew De Lange is the lead UX/UI designer at Monaghan McGuire. He excels in all things creative, having worked professionally in various industries, and for clients of all walks of life. Because of his diverse experience, he brings a wide range of design opportunities to the projects he takes on.
Right out of high school he co-founded Poison Carousel, a branding company for local bands and artist in the LA music scene. Since then he’s freelanced for Tool, Rattlehead, Sandbag, the Merch Collective, and other prominent figures in the music industry.
Always looking for something new to learn, Andrew career turned towards television and animation. He was a background painter for for Cosmos (hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson), Disney, Adult Swim, FunnyOrDie, and HBO, and FOX working for shows like Cosmos, The Simpsons, The Ricky Gervais Show, Rick and Morty, Randy Cunningham and the Sarah Silverman Program.
Andrew has worked for studios big and small, and is always eager to learn new processes and new ways of building ideas from scratch.
Shabrina Koeswologito is a storyteller, community builder, traveler, and tech enthusiast. Shabrina started her career at Yahoo! Indonesia as a Sales Strategist in 2012. She also launched and led the Indonesian food community of Zomato, a global restaurant discovery platform backed by Sequoia Capital. Since then, she has worked in startups and multinational companies in the tech and tourism industry (CzechTourism Board) in New York and Indonesia.
Always looking for something new to explore, Shabrina started her first overseas trip in 2001 when she was 11 years old. It was a one-month exchange program in Sweden, reputed to be a tough transition.
After being exposed to 11 different cultures, Shabrina is hooked on travel. Fast forward, her travel site, Slow Travel Story, and stories are published in World Nomads, Jakarta Globe, Thought Catalog, and Thrive Global.
Currently, Shabrina writes about women in tourism and hospitality leadership roles. National Geographic Editor at Large, the Director of Group Sales Marriott International, and Digital Head of the American Museum of Natural History are among the trailblazing women she has interviewed.
Shabrina also self-published a Bali guidebook on Amazon which was ranked #1 in Asian budget guidebook category. Her work has been quoted or featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, and Detik.com, among other publications.
Shabrina holds an MSc in Tourism Management from New York University.