Select Members Of Our Management Team
Melissa Higgins, VP Marketing & Communications
Melissa has a unique passion for marketing and innovation. Her natural curiosity, creative instincts and marketing chops have resulted in successful new product, positioning strategies and creative for some of the country’s leading brands. As an award-winning producer, she has hundreds of commercial, television and feature projects to her credit.
Cheryl Munson, VP Brand Strategy
Cheryl has worked with major global corporations implementing organizational business development, marketing, advertising and branding strategies for some of the most highly successful Fortune 100 business enterprises and brands in the world. Brands and organizations she has worked with include Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Chrysler and more.
SABIHA AZIZ, Executive Assistant
With more than 10 years of experience as an executive assistant, Sabiha has earned goodwill and established a name for herself in the virtual world with her excellent work ethic and pleasant personality. She has a Bachelors Degree in IT and has also completed a program in Medical Transcription. Fondly known as the 'grammar nazi' among friends, Sabiha is a book and food lover with a keen interest in country capitals and places.
MICHAEL FARKAS, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jessica Kaye, Lawyer & Literary Representation
Jessica Kaye holds both a Law Degree and a Masters Degree in Business. After several years in the private practice of law, Ms. Kaye became Vice President of Business Affairs for Dove Entertainment. There she worked on both television and feature film projects as well as publishing contracts.She later founded The Publishing Mills, an audio publishing company that published approximately 200 titles. Ms. Kaye has produced three Grammy Award nominated works, including the Grammy Award-winning Best Comedy Recording, Crank Calls by Jonathan Winters.She has served as President of the Audio Publishers Association and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences, West. She is the founder of Big Happy Family, LLC, a digital distribution company for audio programming. She was the creator and editor of, and a contributor to, the short story anthology Meeting Across the River (Bloomsbury, 2005).Ms. Kaye is admitted to the practice of law in both California and Connecticut.
EVENTS & SPONSORSHIP
Alecia May - Digital Events Strategist
Alecia is a digital event strategist that loves working with kick ass entrepreneurial women who host motivational and inspirational meetings, classes and workshops, special events and retreats. She has planned and executed over 100 virtual conferences as a Digital Event Strategist, so orchestrating events ranging from ten attendees to over 2,500 attendees is a snap.
Languages she speaks: Italian, French, Spanish
She has produced events in the United States, Canada, Amsterdam, Australia, Chile, China, Dubai, England, France, Italy, Singapore, Turkey …
PUBLIC RELATIONS, NEW MEDIA & ADVERTISING
Jessica Kupfeman -Director, Sponsors & Advertising
Jessica is a Digital Media Strategist and advertising expert with over 15 years of experience working in the internet marketing space. Combining a mix of creativity and business development, Jessica works with companies, small businesses, and podcasters who want fresh ways of selling and growing online.
Josh Elledge - Director, PR & New Media
Josh Elledge is on a mission to help entrepreneurs attract the perfect audiences! Through the years, Josh has consulted dozens of successful entrepreneurs – assisting them in creating the same sort of success he’s earned. Josh consults with and provides the tools for entrepreneurs who want to dramatically increase their own sales by attracting the perfect audiences without the typical expense associated with a PR firms.
SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT
Jacqueline Paumier, Digital Content ManAger & Storyteller
With over 9 years of strong marketing and branding agency experience, Jacqueline Paumier is proficient in providing the copy and content needed to make any brand stand out. During her time working with international ad agencies she created strong, personable print ads, outdoor boards, radio and television ads for clients such as; Tenet Healthcare, Nike, State Farm, Coors Light, Mini Cooper, AT&T and American Express.