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Kawika Maszak

Advisor Houston, Texas Area, US

Founder and Chief Wordologist, Help Me Say It.

Founder and Chief Wordologist, Help Me Say It.

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Help Me Say It


Founder and Chief Wordologist Help Me Say It April 2012 - present
Co-Founder Changelane July 2013 - March 2015
Vice President, Retail Product Management Amegy Bank January 2011 - April 2012
Creative Director Garden State Life Insurance Co. / American National Insurance May 2005 - October 2010
Business Development Manager - Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star Gannett 2002 - 2004
Strategic Marketing Manager Gannett - Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star 2001 - 2002
Executive Producer Manex Interactive 2000 - 2001
Director of eCommerce/Content Operations SoftNet Systems 1999 - 2000
Director of New Media Gannett Co., Inc. - Honolulu 1997 - 1999
Director of Promotion Gannett Co., Inc. - Honolulu 1993 - 1997
Editor/Copywriter Gannett Co., Inc. - Honolulu 1988 - 1993
Writer/Producer/Director KHON-TV 1986 - 1988
Director of Creative Services KQMQ-FM 1983 - 1986


University of Hawaii at Manoa

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Storytelling for Start-ups
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Content
  • • News

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Key Strengths

Marketing • Market research • Promotion • Communications • Copywriting • Strategy • Storytelling • budgeting

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Raluca Comanescu
We worked together  •  Visual Designer & Brand Creative designing with Happy Humans to unfold their Startup's Superpowers, @UnfoldAtelier. Previously Co-Founder &
Kawika and I had the chance to work togheter for 2 years, building a new and challenging business from scratch. During these 2 years he was ... really motivated to do anything to reach our goals and deliver each milestone at a time. He is very experienced and also very tallented with words. Higly appreciate his skills and motivation.
Steve Melberg
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & VP of Business Operations, Small Business Mavericks, Inc.. Previously Sales & Marketing, Freelance Sales.
Kawika is a great entrepreneur, as he founded Help Me Say It. He is a highly skilled communicator both written and orally, and he has tenaci ... ous persistence!
Bill Dawson
We worked together  •  CTO, Motion Picture Space and Chief Technical Officer / Co-founder, Before Its News.
Having worked with Kawika multiple times in as many capacities, I have personally witnessed and hired him to grow businesses many times over ... , doubling or quadrupling both performance and revenue in every case.
Mary Rowley, APR
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, Strongpoint Marketing. Previously Vice President, Nordensson Group.
He's got a combination of great ideas, enthusiasm and sales skills.

Raluca Comanescu
We worked together  •  Visual Designer & Brand Creative designing with Happy Humans to unfold their Startup's Superpowers, @UnfoldAtelier. Previously Co-Founder &
With Raluca as a co-founder, we turned a brief sketch and a idea into a reality that attracted VC funding. Raluca has amazing ideas and is a ... fountain of advice!

Mary Rowley, APR
Founder & CEO, Strongpoint Marketing. Previously Vice President, Nordensson Group.
Knowledge is useless without practical experience. Mary is a perfect example of this paradigm. Whether you have the privilege to work with h ... er or learn from her, listen closely! She know's what she's talking about....

Jeff Brenman
Founder & Director, Apollo Ideas. Previously Hi-Ed Marketing, Apple Inc. Northwestern grad.
It takes a good storyteller to know one. Seek out Jeff's advice when you need to distill what you do – and why you do it – down to brill ... iant bite-sized pieces that people will gobble up. Jeff has his finger on the pulse of what motivates investors to take action. But don't take my word for it. Look at his body of work and see what he's done. Jeff is a valuable resource.

Caroline Melberg
Chief Operating Officer, Coast Technologies and Founder & Strategic Consultant, Small Business Mavericks, Inc..
Herding cats. It's an innate talent, and you either have it...or you don't. Caroline's got it. What's more, Caroline knows how it applies ... to the peculiar ecosystem of startups. Listen to what she has to say. She's an incredible resource for advice on operational strategy. But, prepare yourself. Caroline won't just give you theory. She'll back it up with actionable ways to apply it. How do you know it works? Caroline uses it to run her own successful small business. She's also added value to Fortune 500 Companies such as AT&T. Startup advice from Caroline Melberg is even more valuable than funding itself. She knows what investors want to see from an operational standpoint. Her approach is fresh. Her positive attitude and energy is contagious. Her output is off the scale. Best of all, her advice comes from real-world experience.