The Team

Colleen Brown

Founder/Executive Chair

Brown was CEO of Fisher Communications and served in the C-Suite of various Fortune 500 multimedia companies. She previously served as Chairwoman of the Board for American Apparel during their reorganization. She has served on the Boards of Spark Networks, Careerbuilder.com, Cars.com and DataSphere Technologies. Brown is an award winning leader and frequent keynote speaker on disruption, media and technology. Brown has received numerous awards including Director of the Year and CEO of the Year in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, NACD named her a Top 100 Director in 2017.

Blair Brown

President & Chief Operating Officer

Brown has held corporate positions with F5 Networks, Chipotle, and Pearson Education. She was recently promoted to COO of MarcaGlobal to lead execution of the company’s revenue, marketing and organizational goals in addition to her role as legal counsel and reputation officer. Brown holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Seattle University School of Law.

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Melissa Talcott

Chief Financial Officer

Talcott has previously held positions in the financial and consumer services industries. At Marca Global, Talcott has helped advance the accounting systems and processes bringing insight to the company’s success. Talcott holds a B.S. in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Colorado Denver.

Ken Klispie

Chief Marketing Officer

Ken is a successful digital marketing professional who has developed high growth margin focused programs for both large and small online companies achieving +200% growth year over year. Ken has extensive executive and management experience building and directly running teams at ClubHub, Sensurion, WebPsychology and ShopAtHome.

Bridget Mirande

National Accounts Director

Bridget previously worked in legal and business roles, including corporate in-house counsel, business development, and account management positions. At Marca Global, she works across departments to help facilitate services delivered to our national clients, while ensuring that contractual and other obligations are achieved to the client’s satisfaction. She holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law as well as an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

ADVISORY BOARD

Chelsea Grayson

Chelsea Grayson is an experienced Lawyer, CEO, Corporate Board Member and Advisor to public and private companies. She is currently the Interim Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at True Religion Brand Jeans. Chelsea sits on the Board of Delta Dental of California and True Religion. Previously, she was CEO of American Apparel and a partner in the M&A and corporate governance practice groups of Jones Day and Loeb & Loeb. Grayson is based in Los Angeles.

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson is an author and seasoned PR and Reputation expert. He is Chairman and CEO of The Montgomery Strategies Group, an elite strategic communications & marketing firm. Previously, Robinson was Managing Director of ICR, an investor relations and communications firm. Robinson is based in Washington, DC.

Mike May

Mike May is a veteran sales, customer service and operations executive. Before its sale in 2017, he was SVP of Sales Operations for DataSphere Technologies. May previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Qwest’s (CenturyLink) $1B business unit. Prior to that he held various sales leadership roles with MCI (Verizon). May is based in Denver.

Brian McHale

McHale brings 25 years of global technology experience with CBS, Verizon, Discovery Communications, Starz Entertainment, DIRECTV and American Apparel. McHale has built innovative and world-class technical teams helping them achieve greater levels of success by developing, creating and executing technology solutions that produce measurable results. McHale is a frequent speaker and advisor to technology media companies.

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