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Matana LePlae

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder & CEO, HiLovely. Previously Founder & CEO, Lashfully, was successfully acquired in early 2015. Advertising & marketing pro.

Founder & CEO, HiLovely. Previously Founder & CEO, Lashfully, was successfully acquired in early 2015. Advertising & marketing pro.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

HiLovely
HiLovely
Lashfully

Positions

Account Director TBWA\Chiat\Day 2002 - 2004
Founder & CEO HiLovely June 2014 - present
Co Founder & CEO HiLovely 2014 - present
Executive Account Director - Consultant McCann 2015 - August 2016
Account Director - Freelance TBWA\Chiat\Day 2002 - 2004
Founder & CEO Lashfully November 2010 - March 2015
Managing Director Mullen Lowe Group June 2007 - 2008
SVP, Sr. Acct. Director BBDO Worldwide 2005 - June 2007
Account Director Ogilvy & Mather 1999 - 2001
Account Director Foote, Cone & Belding 1998 - 1999
Account Supervisor TBWA\Chiat\Day 1994 - 1998

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Mount Saint Mary's University

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Dating
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • CPG
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

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Nicole Lampsa
They're my current cofounder  •  Advisor, Ra Power Management and Founder / COO, HiLovely.
Matana brings tremendous experience in advertising, marketing, building a brand as well as a small business in beauty. She is a great co-fo ... under and valuable advisor to several emerging companies.
Marcy Karpowitz
We worked together  •  Founder, MKMCreative. Previously Vice President, Account Management, Immersa Marketing.
Matana LePlae posses a breadth of knowledge as a result of deep experience in complex and multi-faceted global organizations. That aspect is ... balanced by her own personal experience of being a successful, independent entrepreneur. She has a wealth of knowledge and contacts across industries. She is forward thinking and is able to balance business needs while effectively delivering on consumer expectation.
Malinee (Churanakoses) Kukkonen
They're my investor  •  Freelance Project Manager, Public Interest Productions.
I've been an angel investor in her last two companies, HiLovely and Lashfully. She created top notch brands with very little capital and was ... able to acquire a lot of customers and press with limited resources.
Melissa Walker
We worked together  •  VP Partnerships, Promotions & Media, HiLovely.
Matana and I have worked together for many years, including at HiLovely, a beauty start-up. I respect and admire Matana for her passion and ... drive. She elevates those around her with her positive energy and attitude. She has an uncanny ability to see something that is missing in the world and work to fill that void. She's a pro at spotting trends and consumer desires.
Jim Awe
They're my advisor  •  Chief Software Architect, Autodesk, Inc.. University of Oregon grad.
Matana is always creative and passionate about new ideas, and resourceful in how to accomplish goals. She is driven to succeed and lifts an ... d inspires those around her.

Nicole Lampsa
They're my current cofounder  •  Advisor, Ra Power Management and Founder / COO, HiLovely.
She is a creative thinker, works hard and never gives up