Helen Manich is an accomplished Senior Executive with 30 years of success across the telecommunications, wireless, satellite, alternative energy, and cybersecurity (hardware, network, and software) industries.
Leveraging extensive experience in business development, the creation, and execution of marketing strategies for organizations from startup to Fortune 500, she is a valuable asset for growth-oriented & disruptive technology companies requiring expert assistance in aligning strategic plans with financial objectives.
Her broad areas of expertise include strategic planning, CRM database analytics, competitive analysis, finance, brand management, marketing, international development, corporate realignment, revenue optimization, cash flow, profitability, growth strategy, and disruptive technology.
Throughout her executive career, Helen has held leadership positions at organizations including her own company, Manich Strategic Inc, and Current to Current Corporation, Talk America, McCaw Cellular/AT&T Wireless, US West Cellular, Earle Palmer Browne, & MCI.
She has worked with US and international companies to develop and implement innovative marketing strategies, collaborating with clients including Vonage, Telstra, Columbia Energy, Xtreme Spectrum (acquired by Motorola), Wireless Online, and Tenzing (acquired by Boeing).
She has established strategic partnerships and alliances with companies including American Express, American Airlines, Visa International, and Wireless Carriers. Helen led the early market development of AT&T Wireless Services, McCaw Cellular, and US West Cellular, with the success of her strategy leading to US West Cellular increasing 10 points in market share in just 18 months.
Helen holds a BS in Economics, Business, & Political Science, Cornell University. She presented as an Executive Lecturer in Marketing and is the Co-Founder of the Program for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Washington. Helen currently mentors international social entrepreneurs and guides them along the Path to the Revenue Stream during their residency at the Halcyon Incubator in Washington, DC.
John McCracken is a versatile business leader and marketing executive with signature leadership qualifications that include 15+ years of experience, expertise in cross-channel marketing and customer retention, conceptualizing and implementing marketing strategy, business and market development, and driving growth and profitability. John is a proven business leader with demonstrated results in building and retaining profitable customer relationships and leading teams who drive profitable business growth and customer retention.
John is a respected team leader skilled in utilizing progressive organizational development techniques and effective budget management to structure holistic operational environments and optimize marketing programs. He has expertise in cross-channel marketing and retention initiatives that deliver sustainable results and meet time-sensitive needs, and overcome complex business challenges. John’s ability to evaluate and direct the business from a customer/segment perspective and lead the organization in supporting the design, development, and implementation of products and services that meet those needs.
Bala Venkatraman is a Senior Technology Executive with a proven track record of building and implementing data driven business enabling systems to foster long term growth and create game changing propositions. Bala is recognized for his ability to identify and build teams, to listen, motivate and mentor members, and to conceive out of box solutions. He is passionate about big data, keen on service delivery, and known to quickly transform C-suite vision into technology driven solutions.