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Michael Darius

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater San Diego Area, US

Founder / Reflectioneer @rethinkCAFE, Design Partner @darius design — I humanize and design meaningful branded product & service experiences

Founder / Reflectioneer @rethinkCAFE, Design Partner @darius design — I humanize and design meaningful branded product & service experiences

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following
23 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

rethinkCAFÉ
rethinkCAFÉ

Positions

Founder, Principal Coach rethinkCAFÉ December 2015 - present
Founder, Principal Coach, Reflectioneer rethinkCAFÉ December 2015 - present
Design Partner Darius Design November 1999 - present
Sr. Service Experience / Service Interaction Designer Cisco June 2015 - March 2016
Head of Design Wearable World December 2013 - March 2014
Human Interface Design Consultant Vitamin T March 2013 - April 2013
Principal M Concepts June 2007 - April 2012
Human Interface / Visual Interaction Design Lead Apple November 1999 - December 2004
Visual Interaction Designer 3Com July 1998 - May 1999
Senior User Experience Designer Loral's Globalstar January 1998 - June 1998
Visual Interface Designer Sony Electronics September 1997 - December 1997

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Comparative Media Studies (Open Courseware) 2006 - 2009
Stanford University Law School Intellectual Property Law (Open Courseware) 2006 - 2009
Hyde Schools
Marymount College Musical Theatre / Information Sciences

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Design Strategy • Design Thinking • User Experience Design • User Interface Design • Workshop facilitation • Design Management

Key Accomplishments

My geekli.st accomplishment cards can be found here: http://geekli.st/michaeldarius

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Monica Preston
They're my current cofounder  •  Co Founder / Expansioneer, rethinkCAFÉ — I engineer and curate expansion for disruptive project teams.
Cody Small
They're my friends  •  Creative Director/Founder, Caava Design. Previously Design Director, encompus.
I see Michael as a naturally curious person who wants to use innovative thinking + technology to solve complex problems. Using his backgroun ... d in technology and design-driven thinking, he'll be able to accomplish great things.
Blair Giesen
We worked together  •  Broadcast and Digital Media & Marketing Consultant, Cox Media and Traditional and Digital Media Consultant, The Lean Advertiser.
He is an amazing designer and thinker.
Gretchen Ludwig
We worked together  •  Project Manager/Office Manager/ Hospitality Sales, Phoenix Ltd. and Owner, C2 Sales.
Michael has a real creative zest for anything he encounters. He reaches people through inspiration, consistancy, and creativity. He is alway ... s networking, reach goals, and inspiring others to do the same.
Chris Hupp
We worked together  •  I partner with companies needing AI, CE embedded support or VR/AR/MR in Unity, Havoc, or Unreal Engine.
Great Product and Experience designers are master story tellers that Research and create digital narratives in products we love and embrace. ... I think his background speaks for itself. He is always able to spot out disruptive technology that last. He knows digital narratives and which early stage companies will scale. He also knows how to partner and delegate to others which is critical to success.
Laurence Flamecourt
We worked together  •  Manager, Union Cowork. Previously Exploring, discovering, bag-packing, Travels.
He really love what he does and do it great.
Josie Oakley, LMFT, RPT-S
They're my friends  •  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Private Practice and Approved Supervisor Candidate, AAMFT.
Michael is very intelligent and very creative. He cares about people and is giving. Michael thinks outside the box and has a high work ethic ... . He is a self starter and is driven and is committed.
Eric Platt
We worked together  •  Owner, Platt Consulting. Previously Front-End & WordPress Developer, Digithrive, Inc.. University of California, San Diego grad.
I've been there when Michael was putting together a presentation and his drive and passion, attention to detail, creativity and unique visio ... n really stood out. He bounced ideas off em but really didn't need me, lol.
Jerry Hall
They're my friends  •  CEO of PourSafe.com. I'm an entrepreneur that champions utilizing technology and data to strengthen citizen-government relationships.
Michael has a lifetime history of doing big things both in the corporate world (Apple under Steve Jobs) and through ventures he led BA and A ... A, before and after Apple. He's the real deal, young and would be a great asset to FD.
LaTeigra Cahill
They're my advisor  •  Adjunct Professor, San Juan College. Previously Project Director, DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc.. San Francisco State grad.
Michael is a thoughtful and driven designer with a fresh vision that will enable textile centered artists to immerse themselves in the world ... of tech.
Erik More
We worked together  •  VP, User Experience Design Manager, Wells Fargo. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Michael has personally inspired me with his tremendous drive that simultaneously harnesses his ability to imagine the unimagined and articul ... ate a path for realization.
Julika J. Lomas
We worked together  •  Community Liaison, University of California, San Diego and CEO, Research & Product Design, LLC.
He is outgoing, creative and a design lover.
Mads Soegaard
We worked together  •  Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Interaction Design Foundation. Previously Senior Consultant, Danish Technological Institute.
Because he simply is. It's not a question of if he "would be". He simply is.
Karen Anderson
We worked together  •  Writer / Content Producer, UnCommon Sense. Previously Web Content Producer, Apple. Yale grad.
He's a visionary. Michael has a unique and astounding ability to see how concepts will function as products in the real world and make the t ... ranslation.
Justin Styler
We worked together  •  UX Designer - Cisco Spark Visual Design Lead, Cisco and Freelance Motion Designer, wherever. Brigham Young grad.
Michael has a wealth of design knowledge and experience and is a willing and intelligent collaborator who knows how to steer teams toward de ... signing and building the right product.
Endang Pergiwa Mahayati
We worked together  •  Freelance UI UX Designer, Self Employed. Previously UI Designer, Catch That Bus.
His background and his characteristic help he build the next YC combinator or Techstar alike..such as driven,passionate and big vision perso ... n..
Angel Anderson
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO, NailSnaps, Inc.. Previously VP / Experience Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
Michael is not only a super talented designer but one who is deeply committed to helping the next generation of designers hone their craft. ... He is generous in sharing his time and skill to help the community grow.
Timm McVaigh
We worked together  •  Creative Director, Brand Ideas -. Previously Studio Manager, Liquorland.
Michal is driven as an individual but can guide a team with insight experience and vision to success
Siobhan Clarke
We worked together  •  Cloud and Managed Services Growth Hacker, Cisco. Previously Chief of Staff, Services Strategy & Acquisitions, Cisco.
Michael thinks differently with an enthusiastic approach that opens new opportunities and thinking. He's very easy to talk with a natural ne ... tworker that brokers the right connections.
Jean Vreeland
We worked together  •  Marketing, Education, and Outreach Associate, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). Previously Marketing Consultant, Web Group Design.
Michael is a highly creative and talented designer who is always on the cutting edge of technology and design trends. I admire his passion a ... nd dedication to excellent design and UX.
Ivanel Perez Bolivar
Founder & CEO, Dreamkers. Previously Trade Marketing Director & Key Account Manager, Mobdala.
Michael is running an amazing incubator program based on design thikning (very innovative). He is a great entrepreneur and awesome connector ... - he has created a world wide team to work on the virtually-blended open innovation accelerator program, don't miss it! Go to rethink.cafe and check it out!
Jessica Tishue
We worked together  •  Founder, Visioneer, + Chief Marketing Technologist, Disruptive Marketing.
Michael already is a great entrepreneur + has a very unique approach when it comes to design thinking.
Cree Crawford
* Founder / COO / Dir. - Green Ocean Sciences | Molecular Analytics Group * H. Wng. Commander - 149th Texas Air Guard

Posokhow
Product Manager, Google. Previously Kindle Product Management, Lab126, an Amazon company.

Mathew Spolin
Founder & CTO, Sproutling. Previously VP Engineering, One Medical Group.

Kym McNicholas
Co-Founder, Point News Trivia Executive Producer & Reporter, PandoDaily. Former Anchor/Reporter, Forbes

Alison Lewis
Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Switch Embassy. Previously Chief Creative Officer, Made in Space, Inc.. Arizona State grad.

Alline Watkins
Lead Instructor, Startup Weekend NEXT and CTO, LeanX.co. University of California, San Diego grad.

Sean Callahan
Experienced Tech Startup CEO, Product Manager, Marketer and Entrepreneur. Previously Founder & CEO, Plixi, Inc. (Acquired by Lockerz, Inc.).

Cynthia Hernandez
Founder of KirinGie.Me. A pet registry for the 65% of US homes that own pets. A 64 billion dollar industry.

Brant Cooper
Author, The Lean Entrepreneur & The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development. Formerly, VP Marketing, Product Management, Business Dev.

Jennifer Newell
MD in San Diego; Community Ambassador and Hackathon Coordinator, Geekli.st; Events Manager, Geek Girl; Newsletter Editor, Startup CA.

Jeff Axup
Previously started two mobile startups and worked in senior-level UX. Current startup, Sense6: beautiful smart-jewelry for personal safety.

Russell Schneider
Previously CEO, Super Warehouse - Sold last year. I am an ecommerce fanatic and am on a mission to help businesses grow.

Elina Elek, CPA
Founder and CEO, SunnyKarma and Finance & Fundraising Committee - Board of Directors, Mayview Community Health Center.

Derrick Oien
Committee Member, EvoNexus and Mentor, EvoNexus.

Sean Ellis
Founding Team, GrowthHackers.com and CEO, Qualaroo. Harvard grad. NYU grad.

Val Cole
Senior Director, iTunes, Apple. Previously .Mac Worldwide Marketing & Sales, Apple.

Kyle Ellicott
Founder, Wearable World and Creative Director, TechZulu.

Robert Scoble
As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR http://www.uploadvr.com/, formerly Rackspace's Futurist, Scoble searches the world for the future.

Josh Ettwein
Passionate, execution-oriented technologist with 15+ years of product development leadership experience at Intuit, Sorenson Media and more.

Neal Bloom
Vice President of Business Development, thePortfolium. Previously Systems Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.

Emily Baum
Founder / CEO, @KeyriousCo. Kellogg MBA. Possibility-based thinker. User-centered design enthusiast. USC Alum.

Danielle Rowley, IMBA
Co-Founder / CEO, Performa Learning Inc. and Managing Director, BusinessEnglishPLACE.com.

Henry Hikima
Executive Director, San Diego Portfolio Studio and Creative Recruiter, Henry Hikima.

Marissa Louie
Founder and Chief Designer at Portola Plush Co. - Plush creativity.

Diana Furka
UX Director, Ask.com and Chief Creative Officer, Founder, LUXEUM.

Paul M Wood
President and Founder, AE35Media. Previously Director-Writer-Editor for Film and Video, Variety of High-Tech Companies. NYU grad.

Chris Beauvois
Founder/CEO, Mechanical Moon LLC and Senior Consulting Engineer

Victor Paru
Idea Guy, Paru Digital Studios. Previously Senior Creative Technologist / UX Business Development, Ixonos.

Joe Hayashi
Co-founder, Sitch. Previously VP Marketing, Numenta.

Jazmin Victoria Hupp
Director of Marketing, Tekserve. Previously Director of Customer Experience, Tekserve.

Redg Snodgrass
CEO, Wearable World and Consultant, GWGSD Consulting.

Neil Weintraut
Partner, Cloud Ventures. Previously Founder and co-Managing Partner, Palo Alto Venture Partners. Stanford post-grad Studies. Wharton grad.

Larz Sherer
Sr. Technologist

Brian Solis
Author, What's the Future of Business, changing the way businesses create experiences and Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group.

Elnaz Sarraf
Director of Product Development, iBaby Labs. Previously User Experience Specialist, iBaby Labs.

Cree Crawford
* Founder / COO / Dir. - Green Ocean Sciences | Molecular Analytics Group * H. Wng. Commander - 149th Texas Air Guard

Dylan Barth
President, Foundation for Learning Equality. Previously UCSD Alumni Ambassador, Alumni Discover Initiative, UC San Diego.

Tyler Davidson
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, PushSpring, Inc. and Advisor, KCB Media.

Daniel McEnnis
Previously Researcher Consultant, Rdio. Previously Researcher, Gracenote. McGill grad. The Ohio State grad.

Scott Yu
Founder, Founder Institute and Staff Software Engineer, Intuit.

Steve Portigal
Author and Expert, Rosenfeld Media and Principal, Portigal Consulting. University of Toronto grad.

Larry Cornett
CEO & Co-Founder, VK and Member of the Board, Maccabim.com Ltd.. Rice grad. University of Nebraska-Lincoln grad.

Helen Park
CEO, UXTalent. Previously Talent Strategist, Green Dot Corporation.

T. Reid Lewis
Co-Founder & SVP Marketing & Sales, Proxidyne,Inc. and Co-Founder & Co-Chair, DukeGEN. Duke grad.

Philip N. Kaplan
Managing Partner, Deer Valley Ventures, LLC and Board Member, Minority Owner, Surfline, Inc.. University of California, Davis grad.

Chris Bruce
Founder & CEO, Sproutling. Previously Senior Mobile Engineer, One Medical Group.

Bill Scott
VP, Business Engineering, Product Development, PayPal and Technical Advisor for User Experience & Engineering, DwellAware.

Jared Spool
Co-Founder, Center Centre and Conference Chairperson, User Interface Conference.

Hooman Radfar
Founder & Director, 10e9 and Founder & Chairman, AddThis. Carnegie Mellon grad. University of Pennsylvania grad.

Shauna Causey
Interim VP of Marketing, UP Global and VP of Marketing, Decide.com. University of Washington grad.

Louis Rosenfeld
Publisher, Rosenfeld Media. Previously Principal, Louis Rosenfeld LLC. University of Michigan grad. University of Michigan grad.

Jim Roepcke
Lead iOS Engineer, Mashable and Owner, Roepcke Computing Solutions. University of Victoria grad.

Andrew Schirmer
Consultant, Andrew Schirmer, SP and Founder, Tech Bus, Inc. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.

Laura Marriott
Advisory Board, Women in Wireless and CEO & Board Chairperson, NeoMedia Technologies. University of Alberta grad.

Jennifer Dopazo
Senior Interaction Designer Consultant, The New York Times and Founder, Creative Director, Candelita Multimedia Lab. Stanford grad.

Scott Jenson
Product Strategy, Google. Previously Principal, Jenson Design. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.

Serdar Copur
CEO & Founder, Deadbolt Studios and Strategic Advisor, Critical Bacon, Inc..

Matthew Snyder
Co-Founder and CEO, ResponsiveAds, Inc. and Founder and Producer, MXMEvents. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

Steven Kik
Co-founder, Vibease Inc.. Previously Software Development Manager, UGL Premas.

Mark Lovett
Organizer, TEDxSanDiego and Founder, Global Patriot.

Ruggero Scorcioni
CEO & Founder, brainYno Inc.. Previously Associate Fellow, The Neurosciences Institute. George Mason grad.

Daniel Segundo
CEO, FoodX and Contributor, Seeking Alpha.

adam baker
Director of Product Design, iodine and Creative procrastination, Being Adam Baker. University of Waterloo grad.

Anjou Ahlborn
President and Co-Founder, HackCancer and Owner, BAMBOO ASIA. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.

Jennifer Plopan
Marketing Assistant, The Bar Method. Previously Owner, Plopan Media. University of Michigan grad.

Jon Steingold
Account Director - Content Solutions, Demand Media and Director -Media Content, Rockway Foundation.

Matt Snyder
Advisor, ActMobile and CEO / Founder, MediaMob.

Cody Barbo
Co-Founder & CEO, Industry, Inc. Previously Co-Founder, Niche, LLC.

Bernadette Madlangbayan Baillie
VP, Product Development & Marketing, Graphiti. Previously CMO, myIDkey. NYU grad.

Matt Burgess
Interaction Design Foundation Leader for the United States, Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) and Web Designer and Developer, Freelance.

Jonie Oostveen
Partnership Business Development Director, Spotify. Previously Director Strategic Partnerships, eBuddy.

Gian-Luca Cioletti, Helping people and companies to grow!
Managing Partner, GrowIT.Us and Advisory Board Member, Dikital by Format4Media.

Ernie Prabhakar
Founder / Lead Developer, The Swan Factory. Previously UNIX & Open Source Product Manager, Apple.

Braydon Moreno
Co-Founder/CEO, ROBO 3D LLC and Co-Founder, iGeeks iPhone Customizations & Repairs.

Diane (Bisgeier) Tate
Program Manager, Mozilla and Program Manager, WebFWD Open Innovation Program, Mozilla Corporation. Stanford grad.

David R. (Dave) Wommack
CEO & Founder, MagicMoon and CEO & Founder, Wommack's American Portraiture Awards. Carnegie Mellon grad.

Mary Vincent
EIR SK Telecom Innopartners Accelerator/Seed Fund and Founder Green Star.

Steve Sue
Business Guy, SaaS Ventures, LLC, Author/Founder BizGym.com

Dan Fein
Co-Founder, Veromuse. Previously Contributing Writer, The Huffington Post. NYU grad.

Benoit Marchant
Founder & CEO, Montage Studio Inc.. Previously Director of Engineering, Google.

Krishna Kashyap
Experienced Big Data / Analytics / IOT/ Data Science / Architecture / Strategy - Evangelist, Independent Consultant. Kellogg grad.

Nicholas Negroponte
Chairman, OLPC and Chairman, One Laptop Per Child.

Matt Laszuk
Entrepreneur, technologist, media freak, and data wonk. Previously CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS Distribution (acquired by Sony). Brown grad.

Ravi Dronamraju
Co Founder, MoneyChakra and Founder, Haasini Ventures.. University of Iowa grad.

Chris Ross
Principal, MindFlow Design. Previously Owner, Chris Ross Design. The Ohio State grad.

Bob Pritchett
President/CEO, Faithlife. Previously Program Manager, Microsoft. Drexel grad.

Lisa Chandler
CEO, Fuschia Holdings and CEO, Torrey Pines Institute.

Prince Gupta
Senior Software Engineer, Qualcomm. Previously Software Engineer, Qualcomm.

Denzyl Feigelson
Advisory Board, Musixmatch and Live Events & Artist Relations, iTunes.

Robert Cringely
Owner, Robert X. Cringely. Previously editor-in-chief (yeah, right), Home-Account. Stanford grad.

Bruce Herbert
President/COO ►Transformative Leader ♦ SaaS ♦ Mobile Technology ♦ Software Development, Bulletin.

Bogdan Cirlig
Co-Founder and CTO, AlphaFlow. Previously Tech Co-founder - Nodejs, Expressjs, Passportjs, Mongo, Heroku, Redis, Zilpy.

Yashar Ahmadpour
Co-founder, CEO, Rendevu – Capture the Moment and Founding Contributor, LocalStartups.co.

Patrick Broman
Product Manager, Schibsted Media Platform, Schibsted Media Group. Previously Product Manager, Spotify.

Marla Schulman
Founder/Chief Ideas Officer/StartUp Cheerleader, Dvin/Ideas. NYU grad.

Erik Lammerding
Senior Director, Partnerships and Business Development, GoPro and Advisor, Strava.

Manuel Monroy
Cloud Architect, Intel Corporation. Previously Founder and Board Member, iPling :)). University of Southern California grad.

Janine Warner
Executive Director and Founder, SembraMedia and Digital Alchemist, JanineWarner.com.

Cameo Carlson
Head of Digital Business Development, Borman Entertainment. Previously Executive Vice President, Universal Motown Republic Group.

Louann Brizendine M.D.
author, Penguin Random House and Professor, UCSF. University of California, Berkeley grad.

Russ Wilson
Partner Director, Head of Design, Business Intelligence Solutions, Microsoft.

Joan Lockwood
CMO, Tido and Start-Up Contractor/Advisor

Peter Winer
Director, Camera & Media, Intel Corporation. Previously Director, Web, Mobile & Cloud Client Software, Cisco.

Sarah Miller
CEO, Axis PR &Entertainment and Chair & Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards. Arizona State grad.

Adam Riggs-Zeigen
Chief Rocker, Rock My World, Inc.. Previously Business Development & Product Management, Qualcomm.

Lori Kaplan (I'm Hiring!)
VP, Design, Lending Club. Previously Co-Chair Women@Groupon, Groupon. San Francisco State grad.

Bob Glass, Ph.D.
Principal, Eou.com. Previously CTO User Experience, Huawei Technologies.

Jim Teece
Partner - Co-Founder, Art Authority and CEO, Ashland Cable TV & Ashland Home Net.

Blair Giesen
Broadcast and Digital Media & Marketing Consultant, Cox Media and Traditional and Digital Media Consultant, The Lean Advertiser.

Siobhan Clarke
Cloud and Managed Services Growth Hacker, Cisco. Previously Chief of Staff, Services Strategy & Acquisitions, Cisco.

Craig Dudenhoeffer
Director of Labs, Wearable IoT World. Previously Startup Liaison and Brand Partnerships, Wearable IoT World. University of California, Santa Cru

Joseph Selbie
Author, "Best Team Practices for Designing Web Applications" and Speaker, User Experience and Interaction Design Conferences.

Brent Powell
Search Partner, The (A)Lyst Group LLC. Previously Leadership Recruiter, Veritas Technologies LLC.

Jesse Ellenbogen
Owner / General Manager, UserFit Consultancy (www.userfit.com). Previously Chief of UX Design, NAUTO. Stanford grad.

Liana BURTSAVA
Founder, Trendy Lime (Corporate & Social Events) and VP of Partnerships, INSEAD Alumni Association.

Daniel Obodovski
Author, keynote speaker, The Silent Intelligence and Co-founder, advisor, BusinessEnglishPlace. Stanford grad.

Karthik Naralasetty
Founder & CEO, Socialblood Inc. Previously Head of Marketing and Design, Milaap. University of California, San Diego grad.

Vince Marconi
Technology minded entrepreneur with success in multiple industries. Founder/CEO of Price Patrol, looking for CTO & Advisors to scale!

Angel Anderson
Founder, CEO, NailSnaps, Inc.. Previously VP / Experience Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Hunter Jensen
Founder / CEO, Barefoot Solutions and Founder/CTO, Antengo. University of Virginia grad.

Tyler Phillipi
Co-founder Co-Organizer, NewTech PDX. Previously Business Development, Rivetry. Oregon State grad.

Bob Christopher
Director Innovation, Panasonic and Mentor, Highway1.

Ping Wang
Director, Techstars and Founder & Partner, Ansir Innovation Center. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.

Angel Anderson
Founder, CEO, NailSnaps, Inc.. Previously VP / Experience Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Gretchen Ludwig
They're my friends  •  Project Manager/Office Manager/ Hospitality Sales, Phoenix Ltd. and Owner, C2 Sales.
Gretchen regularly surprises me with her insights and business ideas. She is a trusted pro who can be trusted to find solutions for you.

Cody Small
They're my friends  •  Creative Director/Founder, Caava Design. Previously Design Director, encompus.
Cody knows his craft and brings meaning into the experiences he creates. His strategic mindset and attention to detail gives him insight int ... o his client projects in a way that is playful and collaborative.

Chris Hupp
We worked together  •  I partner with companies needing AI, CE embedded support or VR/AR/MR in Unity, Havoc, or Unreal Engine.
Chris knows growth and understands how to ensure that any team he works with has what they need to get ahead. He isn't afraid to get his han ... ds dirty and wear other people's hats when need be, he is a reliable source of industry knowledge, a trusted colleague and a friend.

Laurence Flamecourt
We worked together  •  Manager, Union Cowork. Previously Exploring, discovering, bag-packing, Travels.
Laurence has a hidden creative genius which she only makes known to people who have had the opportunity to know her personally. She inspires ... everyone with her ingenuity and breathes life into everything she puts her mind to.

Monica Preston
We worked together  •  Co Founder / Expansioneer, rethinkCAFÉ — I engineer and curate expansion for disruptive project teams.
Monica inspires the people who surround her and pours her heart into the people and projects she loves. Her people-centered and compassionat ... e yet practical approach to design problem solving allows for those who benefit from her insights to gain a strategic competitive advantage.

Siobhan Clarke
We worked together  •  Cloud and Managed Services Growth Hacker, Cisco. Previously Chief of Staff, Services Strategy & Acquisitions, Cisco.
Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Siobhan immediately realizes what a brilliant thought leader she is. Her perspective and angle o ... n things gives you room to breath while freeing you to be yourself. I quickly grew to trust her deeply and know I'll never have any reason to regret doing that.

Timm McVaigh
We worked together  •  Creative Director, Brand Ideas -. Previously Studio Manager, Liquorland.
Timm is a trusted colleague and friend whose thought leadership and guidance does not come at the expense of his warmth and humanity. Anyone ... who has the opportunity to work with this fine man quickly realizes just how much he cares about the projects he puts his mind to.

David Brown
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, Live Functions Inc..
David has a vision and is not afraid to elicit the input he needs to get the answers he needs answered to put him on path to know what is ne ... xt. His ambition around his goals to transform live video content are refreshing and he'd make a great candidate for founder dating.