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Linsly Donnelly

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder & GM, SmartFeed and Strategy and eCommerce Consultant, Donno Consulting.

Founder & GM, SmartFeed and Strategy and eCommerce Consultant, Donno Consulting.

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Yoga Loft / IdeaForest
Yoga Loft / IdeaForest


Founder & GM SmartFeed October 2014 - present
Strategy and eCommerce Consultant Donno Consulting January 2014 - present
Owner and GM Park City Play May 2009 - present
Chief Marketing Officer April 2012 - December 2013
Author - The Happy Go Local (Adams Media, March 2010) Linsly Literary Inc. January 2008 - 2012
Co-founder, Instructor Yoga Loft April 2004 - December 2010
Mission Control RED Digital Cinema 2006 - 2007
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer / IdeaForest October 1999 - May 2006
Manager Bain & Company 1995 - 1999


The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business Marketing, Finance 1993 - 1995
Washington and Lee University Journalism, Art History, Spanish 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel
  • • Education
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training

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Deanan DaSilva
We worked together  •  Previously Fire Starter (CTO), RED Digital Cinema. Previously Production Technologist, DALSA Digital Cinema.
Linsly is one of the best I've worked with. She is exceptional at getting things going and keeping them on track.
John Hussey
They're my friends  •  CEO, Husdawg, LLC. Previously Dir Sales & Marketing, Softdisk Publisher.
Proven successful track record. All you have to do is meet her and you will want to be her contact/adviser/friend. She is always positive ... and never steers clear of a positive challenge no matter the effort. I feel extremely lucky to have her in my network.
Didi Meltzer Engel
They're my friends  •  VP Registry, The Knot. Stanford GSB grad. Duke grad.
In all that Linsly does, she demonstrates perseverance, resourcefulness, and a passion that is contagious. When Linsly started IdeaForest.c ... om (a Bain Venture), she wore many hats ranging from Product to Customer Service to SEO Analyst to compelling Road Show presenter. She skillfully navigated the politics at and helped close Joann's acquisition of While on "Mat Leave," Linsly went from being a yoga student to a yoga instructor to a yoga studio owner (and then opening a 2nd studio). She found a niche with pregnant women and new moms and brought her skills for running a successful business to the yoga world before selling the 2 locations when the time was right. Linsly demonstrated the ability to recognize a financial opportunity again when she turned a family vacation home in Park City into a destination rental property by tapping into local resources and grass roots marketing. The demand for their rental home led Linsly to buy a 2nd home in Park City which is equally popular, and she now runs Park City Play as a year round vacation rental service. Linsly's passion for her work and her family has led her to focus her next start-up on providing her kids (and all kids) with great digital media that has a positive influence on their lives. Her enthusiasm and conviction are contagious, and she attracts a team of intelligent, driven, and positive people to work with her.
Wook Wook
We worked together  •  Geekism Proselytization, Uptake Studios and Senior Software Engineer, Method Studios.
Linsly is one of two executives I've _ever_ worked with who never took her eye off the ball. She knew how everything contributed to revenue ... , and learned from every misstep, hers or others.
Geoffrey Smalling
We worked together  •  CTO, 500friends. Previously CTO,
Linsly IS a great entrepreneur. She has started several successful companies. She has built e-commerce sites and Yoga Studios. She devours ... data, and learns quickly from it faster than anyone I know. She is a great leader and mentor. Her current idea is a great one, spoken as a parent. As a paper beta tester, I have used it to find several good games for my 5 year old. Help her get it built!

Deanan DaSilva
We worked together  •  Previously Fire Starter (CTO), RED Digital Cinema. Previously Production Technologist, DALSA Digital Cinema.
Deanan' creative solution sets, patient tenacity and mindful analytics drive results.

John Hussey
We worked together  •  CEO, Husdawg, LLC. Previously Dir Sales & Marketing, Softdisk Publisher.
John solves problems from a perspective of creativity, economic viability and practical feasibility. Whatever the goal - he gets in done whi ... le bringing his team and clients - inspired to run - along with him.

Grace Kraaijvanger
We worked together  •  Founder, The Hivery. Previously Director of SiriusDecisions Learning, SiriusDecisions. University of Arizona grad.
Grace's ability to identify opportunity, execute with just the right mix of strategy and magic results in a truly stand alone product offeri ... ng attracting the best and the brightest to orbit her bright world.

Greg Moore
They're my friends  •  Principal, Auctive, Inc.. Previously Director, Dove Consulting Group. University of California, San Diego grad.
Greg's experience organizing across industries and capabilities enables him to get the answer / work delivered with a seemingly disparate - ... fully engaged.

Nicholas Bagatelos
They're my friends  •  Founder, BISEM-USA and President, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems Inc.
Nic sees opportunity before others have even seen the horizon. He delivers the vision and the end game with a persuasion capability that mak ... es all around him feel as if they'd seen the opportunity back then right along side him as well.

David Kleeman
They're my friends  •  PlayVangelist and SVP, Insights Programs, PlayCollective. Previously President, American Center for Children and Media. Harvard grad.
David sees actionable patterns and longer term strategy levers via whole-experience research. He translates the behaviors of today into tang ... ible, practical choices for tomorrow's landscape. His advocacy for and understand of inspiring children's media makes the context for kids' new product development engaging and worthwhile.

Rene Sanchez
We worked together  •  Director, Digital Operations, Kindred SF. Previously Sr. Project Manager, Razorfish.
Rene's translates product concepts into actionable visions. Rene connects ideas with tangible results. He's a innovative business person as ... well as credible technologist / advisor.