Stories

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By: Brianne Shelley | April 11, 2018
Kate Shamsuddin initially wanted to study medicine, but then shifted her career path. Brianne Shelley sat down with Shamsuddin to discuss her time spent at other medical companies and what led her to Definitive Healthcare.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 28, 2018
Eliza Becton became an entrepreneur with a mission to help improve the environment. Becton shares her story with Brianne Shelley on how she came up with the idea for Bevi and the company's recent growth since Techstars Boston.
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By: Brianne Shelley | March 21, 2018
Andrea Valente, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at ERT, started her career in sales and never thought she would end up where she is today. Brianne Shelly sat down with Valente to discuss her career in the Boston tech scene.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 28, 2018
Katie Bickford, Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Starry, is a well-traveled person, going all over the globe partaking in all kinds of activities. She also shares her long-running career in Boston tech with Brianne Shelley including discussing her time at Startup Institute and EnerNOC.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 21, 2018
Sandy Kreis is the Director of Labs, North America: Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) at John Hancock/Manulife and has had a varied career in both tech and non-tech fields. Kries shares her story with Brianne Shelley and details what lead her down this path.
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By: Brianne Shelley | February 7, 2018
Colleen Miller, Senior Director of Product and UX at Toast, started her career in tech when eCommerce was first starting out. Miller sat down with Brianne Shelley to discuss her career in the Boston tech scene.
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By: Brianne Shelley | January 31, 2018
Interactions Senior VP of Marketing Jane Price is profiled in our Lead(H)er series. Brianne Shelley interviewed Price and learned more about her career path and how moving to Boston started her long-running career in tech.
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By: Brianne Shelley | January 17, 2018
TVision Insights' Head of Product Sara Radkiewicz has spent most of her career working for various tech startups in the Boston area, and shared her story with Brianne Shelley. In this week's Lead(H)er, Radkiewicz details how she got into the tech indutry and gives some sound advice for college grades.
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By: Brianne Shelley | January 10, 2018
Michelle Burtchell is the VP of Marketing at Buildium in Boston. Brianne Shelley spoke with Burtchell about her career and how she ended up leading the marketing function at high growth software companies.
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By: Brianne Shelley | January 3, 2018
meQuilibrium's Co-Founder and CEO Jan Bruce has had an extensive background in media and sales and marketing and has channeled that into her company meQuilibrium. Brianne Shelley interviewed Bruce about her career and how her understanding of the health and fitness fields helped provide the company an edge in their market.
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By: Brianne Shelley | December 13, 2017
WordStream's SVP of Customer Success Kristen Yerardi spent most of her career in tech coding and programming, but then later focused on information architecture at Molecular before moving onto WordStream. Brianne Shelley spoke with Yerardi about her career, where she also shares advice for upcoming college graduates.
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By: Brianne Shelley | November 29, 2017
Rachel Bates is the VP of Sales at Workable who had a chance to share her story, and career highlights, with Brianne Shelley. Bates spoke about her time in the UK and she initially didn't want to pursue a career in sales. She also shared how she became introduced to the Boston tech scene.
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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: Keith Cline | May 9, 2017
As the founder and CEO of Insurify, Snejina Zacharia has built a career around building successful businesses where people have either failed or even dared to try. Here's her story.

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