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. She's been featured in international media outlets across the globe, including Fast Company, The New York Times, the BBC, and FOX 5 News.
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, the Chandler School, and Friday Coffee Meetup.
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.
Natalie Neumann is a project management and systems wizard. With a background in design, strategy, and finance, she combines business acumen with design thinking, visualization skills, and her secret sauce -- her “German-ness”. She translates complex information, identifies key highlights, creates comprehensive summaries, and designs seamless systems resulting in actionable strategies and increased operational effectiveness.
For the Monaghan McGuire Creative Collective, Natalie builds financial and operational systems to streamline project management and teamwork. At Designity, a virtual design agency, she supervises creative talent and leads technology projects. In her consulting capacities, she develops pitch decks, business finances and growth strategies for female-led startups.
Previously, Natalie co-founded the beverage startup Metabrew for which she invented proprietary superfood drink blends, set up and led the company’s operations and finances, managed the team, and built a wellness lifestyle brand with over 18,000 followers.
In addition, Natalie is an award-winning entrepreneur. She made her way onto the podium at the Harvard Business School pitch competition; won the Victoria Fine Foods pitch competition; was a finalist at the JetBlue BluBud program; and has been interviewed by major publications such as CNBC, Refinery29, and Heritage Radio. She regularly shares her experiences as a mentor and guest lecturer for entrepreneurship at NYU and Parsons.
Now based in NYC, Natalie previously lived in Germany, Spain and Austria, where she built an avalanche rescue device. She also attended high school in the UK, where she filed her first patent at age 17 for an RFID powered, network-based location system.
She is fluent in English, German and Spanish; holds both a MS in Strategic Design & Management from Parsons and a BA in Industrial Design from Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
Meredith Lockwood blends her business acumen with her creative design talents to lead brands to success. She is a serial social entrepreneur who is deeply focused on female empowerment and women’s rights, in addition to working with startups to achieve their visions, goals and hit each milestone along the way. Meredith knows how to launch a successful brand from creation to execution.
Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Meredith has a decade of experience in sales, marketing, and design in New York City’s fashion and editorial industry working with major international retailers.
With Meredith’s longstanding interest in human rights, rooted deeply in her families’ background, she is committed to making the world a better place. Her career has taken her down a rewarding path filled with vibrant stories and travels which led to living abroad in India, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Meredith loves to learn about new cultures and discover unique places around the world while meeting fascinating people along the way. She is very grateful that her work reflects these passions and she is able to empower others in their careers and dreams.
Andrew De Lange
Andrew De Lange is the lead branding and 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 Andrew 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’s career morphed into television and animation design. He’s been a background painter for Disney, Adult Swim, National Geographic, HBO, FOX, and FunnyOrDie. He’s worked for shows including The Simpsons, The Ricky Gervais Show, Rick and Morty, Cosmos, Randy Cunningham, and the Sarah Silverman Program.
Andrew has worked for studios big and small, and is always eager to learn new processes and ways of building ideas from scratch.
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.
Hailing from cold and distant Russia, Denis Nichik is a backend infrastructure web developer with expertise in Wordpress.
In just the past three years, Denis has developed more than 120 projects around the world, ranging from small websites for non-profit organizations; to launching major online stores and web services with thousands of users.
Following nine years working at the state’s television company, he began creating web solutions for businesses and was quickly became a “Top Rated” superstar developer.
Denis is also the creator of a YouTube channel on working remotely. He studies new technologies every day and loves helping people to start their own freelancing careers.
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.
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.
Brit Campbell began her technology career 12 years ago as a consultant in San Francisco. She is an early-stage startup sales and go-to-market expert. She's launched global software technologies used by thousands of businesses around the world, grew global adoption of a multi-million dollar cloud business, and worked with Founders/CEOs at early to mid-stage startups to launch, grow, and exit their companies.
Brit is a founder, technologist and sought after advisor, passionate about her customers. She is a teacher, keynote speaker, and panelist who enjoys working with companies at various stages — and driving revenue growth through thoughtful strategies, frameworks, and experiences.
She is the Founder of Brit’s Wines and holds a BS in Finance and Economics from George Mason University.