Stories

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By: Brianne Shelley | November 15, 2017
Mary Ellen Sparrow is the CEO & Co-Founder at NextShift Robotics. Brianne Shelley interviewed Mahoney about her career and what led her down the path to being the Co-Founder of a robotics company.
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By: Brianne Shelley | November 8, 2017
Jennifer Hogan Mahoney is the Customer Success Manager at SmartBear. Brianne Shelley interviewed Mahoney about her career and got to learn about all the companies she has been a part of, including one in Canada.
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By: Brianne Shelley | October 25, 2017
Stephanie Shore is the Chief Marketing Officer at MOO in Boston, where she is focused on all things related to MOO's brand and the company's customer team. Brianne Shelley interviewed Shore to learn more about her professional history and her current role at MOO.
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By: Brianne Shelley | October 18, 2017
Carbonite’s Vice President and General Counsel, Danielle Sheer has always had a career in law and became introduced to the Boston tech scene through her network. Brianne Shelley interviewed Sheer about her time as being Carbonite's first in-house lawyer, as well as other parts of her career.
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By: Brianne Shelley | October 4, 2017
OrionCKB's VP of Marketing, Sandra Rand, thought she would end up having a career in public relations and living in New York City. However, in her Lead(H)er profile, Rand spoke with Brianne Shelley about what made her want to switch to digital marketing and what led to her career in the Boston tech scene.
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By: Brianne Shelley | September 27, 2017
Jeanne Hopkins has held marketing leadership roles at three major Boston tech companies, HubSpot, SmartBear, and now Ipswitch. However, she got her start working in a completely different industry: toys. Brianne Shelley connected with Hopkins to talk about her career and what led her to the tech industry.
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By: Brianne Shelley | September 20, 2017
Alison Elworthy has been a part of HubSpot for a little under a decade and has held various roles at the company. For this week's Lead(H)er profile, Brianne Shelley details Elworthy's experiences working in the Boston tech scene. Elworthy even provides some advice for recent graduates.
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By: Brianne Shelley | September 13, 2017
Emmy Linder began her career not with a startup, but in the Israeli Defense Forces. Linder shared her story with Brianne Shelley in our Lead(H)er series and spoke about her time in the military and how she became involved in Boston tech.
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By: Brianne Shelley | August 16, 2017
Laura Bronner, the Head of Branding at EF Education First became interested in becoming an entrepreneur after attending a panel. Brianne Shelley interviewed Bronner about her career, including her other entrepreneurial pursuits and how she ended up working at EF Education First.
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By: Brianne Shelley | August 9, 2017
Christina Dorobek is the Chief Sales Officer at LevelUp and has a background that, on the surface, looks completely different than what she is doing now. Brianne Shelley had a chance to interview Dorobek about her career and how she ended up working for LevelUp.
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By: Brianne Shelley | July 26, 2017
Margaret McKenna is the Co-Founder and CTO of Pepperlane, who previously had a different career prior to going into tech. McKenna shared her story with Brianne Shelley about her career as a writer and how she became involved in the Boston tech scene through her love of coding and programming.
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By: Brianne Shelley | July 19, 2017
Geeta Sachdev is the CMO of Turbonomic. In her Lead(H)er profile, Sachdev shares the details of her long-running tech career, which includes working within the Austin, Texas tech scene before joining the Boston tech scene.
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By: Brianne Shelley | June 28, 2017
Sonciary Honnoll is the VP of Brands and Co-Founder at Promoboxx. Her career has focused on helping entrepreneurs market their businesses. Here's her story.
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By: Brianne Shelley | June 21, 2017
Sampriti Bhattacharyya is the founder of Hydroswarm, an underwater drone intelligence company. Brie Shelley shares her story on how she founded Hydroswarm and how she appeared in Forbes' 30 Under 30.
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By: Brianne Shelley | June 13, 2017
Vanessa Kafka, VP of Product Management at KAYAK, has earned a leadership role at one of the world's leading online travel companies without a traditional product management background. Here's her story.
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By: Brianne Shelley | May 17, 2017
Gina Ashe is a serial entrepreneur & CEO. Her latest company is ThirdChannel, a rapidly growing technology company powering smart retail for some of the world's top brands. Here's her story.
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By: Brianne Shelley | May 10, 2017
Holly Chessman has always had a passion for writing and has managed to turn it into several careers in the tech world. Today, she works as the VP of Marketing at Glance Networks. Brianne Shelley tells Chessman’s story, which includes living abroad in the United States and internationally.
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By: Brianne Shelley | May 2, 2017
Mira Wilczek is the CEO of Cogo Labs, one of the leading startup accelerators in Boston. In the latest edition of the Lead(H)er series, Brianne Shelley spoke with Wilczek and learned how she first got into the tech world, including working as an "ethical hacker" for IBM.
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By: Brianne Shelley | April 19, 2017
Kim Castelda, the Chief People Officer at Bullhorn, was originally on course to be a social worker and ended up working at Harvard University. She then shifted gears to work in the Boston startup scene. Brie Shelley's profile on Castelda reveals an interesting journey.
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By: Brianne Shelley | April 11, 2017
Clara Vu, the VP of Engineering at Veo Robotics, turned her love for mathematics into a career involving robotics, including working on the ever-popular iRobot Roombas. Brianne Shelley's in-depth profile tells an interesting story, as Vu gives some advice to recent graduates.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 29, 2017
Kerri Moriarty worked as a Financial Advisor for Prudential and never thought she would be working at a startup. Now, she is the Head of Company Development at the recently formed, finance tech startup, Cinch Financial. Here's her story.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 22, 2017
Kiki Mills Johnston ran MITX for eleven years before moving to San Francisco and then Austin.  She recently returned to Boston and is now the Managing Director of MassChallenge's Boston program.  Here's her story.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 14, 2017
Sasha Hoffman, the COO of Piaggio Fast Forward, has worked for a variety of companies throughout her career. In each situation, she has been exposed to new challenges and different roles along the way.  Here's her story.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 28, 2017
Shana Cooper, the Vice President of Products & Services at Kuvée, didn't expect to work on such a broad range of products, but she always loved the challenge of disrupting static industries.  Here's her story.