Today, we announced the formation of our Advisory Board, made up of industry veterans and incredibly smart and talented people from a variety of industries. Although we just announced its formation, the Board has been meeting for a few months, providing the team and I with invaluable insight and advice on how to fulfill our mission to marry “changemakers” with opportunities to disrupt and positively impact industry, economy and humanity through the development and distribution of innovative technology.
The formation of the Board marks a transitional milestone for the evolution of GMG. When we started this crazy, lunatic adventure–the founding of our mission-focused agency–we were figuring it out as we grew, learned, failed, laughed and cried. We made mistakes, we flapped our wings when winds were strong, and hid for cover when the sky started falling. But, here we are, years down the road and all grown up. As a business (as in adult life) maturity is awareness of what you do and do not know. Collaborating and seeking honest, authentic and expert advice from those with different perspectives is essential to adapting, evolving and improving as a business. That being said, we are humbled and grateful that our members agreed to contribute their time and guidance.
Nevertheless, we are still GMG. At our core we remain a scrappy, fast, nimble and agile team focused on changing the tech and marketing industries and helping visionaries meet their goals. However, today’s GMG is a bit older and a little wiser. With even more input, I’m excited and hopeful about the next chapter in our story.
Learn more about our Advisory Board:
Manya Chait, Principal, Chait Communications:
Manya Chait is a seasoned marketing communications executive with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, crisis communications and branding. As principal of Chait Communications, Manya has been an active advisor to early-stage and emerging high-growth companies, contributing to marketing communications strategy, product management and executive coaching. A strategic thinker with the ability to get things done, Manya’s expertise enables organizations to scale growth and overcome challenges at all stages. Previously, Manya served as the vice president of marketing communications at Vistaprint (now Cimpress) during its significant growth stages through IPO and beyond, contributing to scale annual revenue from $35 million to over $500 million. Manya earned her undergraduate degree from Clark University and an MBA from Northeastern University.
James G. Clarke, Senior Vice President, Investments & Treasurer, KU Endowment:
James Clarke serves as the senior vice president of investments and treasurer for the $1.9 billion KU Endowment. In this role, he oversees investments on behalf of the oldest foundation for a public university in the United States. Before his current position, he was a partner and head of private equity with Fiduciary Research & Consulting, an outsourced chief investment officer service, where he helped to manage over $8 billion. James was previously the director of private investments for the $2 billion Kauffman Foundation. James earned his undergraduate degree from Washburn University and an MBA with an emphasis in finance and investments from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the CFA Institute.
Jeffrey Domenick, Vice President, Northwest, SiteOne Landscape Supply:
Jeffrey Domenick currently serves as vice president, Northwest, for SiteOne Landscape Supply, the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscaping products in the United States with a growing presence in Canada. A creative strategist and green industry expert, Jeffrey has extensive experience in sales process development, pipeline management and operational turnarounds. His unique experience as a designer, contractor, manufacturing sales leader and distribution executive has provided him with a unique and sought-after perspective of the industry. Jeffrey earned his bachelor of science in landscape architecture from West Virginia University.
Erin Warren, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Cartera Commerce:
Erin Warren serves as the senior vice president of marketing at Cartera Commerce, a leading provider of loyalty marketing solutions and rewards programs that increase revenue and customer loyalty. Earlier this year, Cartera Commerce was acquired by Ebates, and Erin, along with Cartera’s executive team, has led the successful transition to strengthen loyalty marketing solutions for its customers. A marketing veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Erin has always been motivated by the opportunity to enhance the way companies execute their marketing strategies to attract and retain customers. A former two-time luge Olympian, Erin is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Luge Association and the U.S. Luge Foundation. She earned her MBA from Babson College’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
For more information about our board members, visit: https://www.gabrielmarketing.com/advisory-board/. For the full press release on this announcement, visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14678455.htm.