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Here’s what we bring to the party:

  • Varied experience & past performance across industries

  • Proven management skills for both projects and operations

  • A huge network & supporting cast of proven specialists - talented and trusted collaborators we know we can rely on

  • Collaborative, flexible approach - nothing “cookie cutter”

  • Comfort with government agencies and contracting

  • Enthusiastic client testimonials

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OLGA

Marketer, crowdfunder, maker, strategist

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Alyssa

Creative, manager, photographer, strategist

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SCOT

Seller, organizer, podcaster, strategist

OLGA POGODA

Olga has over 10 years of strategic analysis and management experience , and has raised millions of dollars for various startups through various types of crowdfunding.

Olga is also known for project management, community building, handling the PR & community outreach for Nation of Makers, and for her work in representing the maker community to the White House and the Department of Defense during the Obama administration.

Olga is on the board of Protohaven, a non-profit makerspace in Pittsburgh. She deeply enjoys eating dessert and talking about nerdy stuff. Also, hot tea.

Alyssa Andress

Alyssa combines brilliant art and creative sense with operational know-how, thanks to a background that ranges from publishing to marketing and PR. She loves studying trends and best practices and DJ-ing those things into new fields.

Alyssa has a passion for the fashion industry, and looks forward to a time when all brands source their materials in sustainable and responsible ways.

Alyssa has helped to build and promote companies of all shapes and sizes, from small startups to large international firms, building huge audiences.

One time, she tried kombucha.

Scot MacTaggart

Scot is best known as the host and producer of the popular Pitchwerks podcast on the Epicast Network, a weekly audio show that talks about sales, marketing and startups.

Scot has served in all kinds of sales, marketing, management, consulting and advisory roles over 20 years. He has developed strategies and messaging that propelled a range of companies from startups to long-established firms, primarily focusing on B2B technology, security, government and healthcare.

Scot thinks and speaks in a language of unexpected analogies, and burns through Diet Pepsi by the case.