we are a group of experts and pioneers, empowering those with big ideas to create meaningful, purpose-driven companies.

meet the team

Eddie Chan

Co-founder, Partner

Eddie Chan is an entrepreneur and a creative strategist based in the United States and China. His Passion is to create strategic direction to help with company growth.

Highlights:
  • Became one of Amazon’s top 50 companies
  • 15+ years of e-commerce experience, built an end to end solution from sourcing overseas to 3rd party warehousing
  • Built and enhanced solutions for customers with clients including many Fortune 500 companies
Defining Moment:

Quitting my Senior Management Job at DHL and starting my own career


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Leo Kim

Senior Software Engineer

Leo Kim is a senior software engineer based in Seoul. He is passionate about technology for a creative world and comfortable world.

Highlights:
  • Worked in the software development industry over the past 15 years
  • Experience in various industries of software
Defining Moment:

Joining the military service


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Kimberly Daley

Senior Designer

Kimberly is a senior designer based in Florida. She has a passion for digital design, photography, and working with cross-functional partners to create a meaningful experience and connection with consumers.

Highlights:
  • Worked with major fashion and beauty brands for over 8 years in a variety of creative roles.
  • Helped overhaul and launch a successful social media strategy for a large US clothing brand.
  • Experience art-directing and being a lead photographer for product and brand photoshoots.
  • Learned and refined video-editing skills to fill a need on a previous creative team.
Defining Moment:

Deciding to move from Virginia to Boston on a whim right after graduating college and not knowing anyone there. And then convincing my husband to do the same thing 10 years later when we moved to Florida.


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Cal Chan

CEO, Partner

Cal Chan is an entrepreneur and cross-disciplinary strategist based in Seoul and Seattle. He's passionate about understanding the world and the role companies play in shaping our collective future.

Highlights:
  • Founded multiple CPG brands
  • Has products sold nationally in major retailers like Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Kroger
  • Had the #1 Best Selling product on Amazon for 2 years
  • Consulted for companies including: Apple, SC Johnson, BBVA, Disney
Defining Moment:

Birth of first son


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Kaylee Harris

Human Resources Manager

Kaylee Harris is a Human Resources Manager of Engaging, and to the whole team and is based in Seattle. She has spent her entire career working alongside CEO's to help drive growth in their businesses, and is passionate about creating order amid chaos.

Highlights:
  • Spearheaded many events in the Snoqualmie Valley community, leading to a permanent ice rink being installed in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park
  • Was an EA to the founder and CEO of Bulletproof, a company valued at over $200M
  • President of the Downtown North Bend Foundation, and Board Secretary for the Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business organization
Defining Moment:

Becoming a mom


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Dayanna Yanez

Executive Assistant

Dayanna is an executive and marketing assistant based in Los Angeles. She is passionate about living a healthy well-rounded lifestyle, learning how to build and run a lasting business, and finding new ways to connect people both personally and through brands.

Highlights:
  • Graduated early from UCSB with a double major in Psychology and Communication and working as a counselor in the Communication department thereafter
  • Organized university wide lecture for NPR correspondent and TV journalist Ira Flatow
  • Helped run Wedding Trashers, a company that donates floral arrangements to local nonprofits and assisted facility homes
Defining Moment:

Choosing to pursue a career outside of Psychology


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Michael Lebhar

CMO, Partner

Michael Lebhar is an entrepreneur and a marketer based out of Los Angeles CA. He is passionate about developing and implementing scalable marketing and business initiatives.

Highlights:
  • Launched and grew a brand to 7 figures annually as a teenanger
Defining Moment:

Deciding to list a product for sale online


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Sumi Han

Senior Designer

Sumi Han is a Senior Designer with a focus on interaction design based in Seoul.
She's passionate about creating memorable consumer experiences.

Gary Burtka

Board Member

Gary is a creative, entrepreneurial Sales, Marketing and Client Services Executive who specializes in developing companies within retail and tech. His background includes experience and expertise in operations, sales, digital marketing, content development, SEO, SEM, email, display advertising, social media, mobile, and affiliate marketing.

Highlights:
  • Introduced an integration strategy at Criteo, Inc., to retarget products across display, social media, email, mobile, analytics, and search products in more than 37 countries that delivered more than a 10-fold increase in annual run rate from $7.5M to $86M+ in two years
  • Spearheaded all direct response demand generation channels for Lands’ End, generating $400M in annual revenue from three divisions in the United States and Canada
Defining Moment:

Winning the 2019 Prowatercross Jet Ski World Championship in Pro Freestyle


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Gino Parma

Video Editor

Gino is a producer and a video editor based in the Philippines with over a decade of experience working in the advertising and film industry.

Highlights:
  • Started a video production company
  • Produced a feature film (Sleepless - 2015)
  • Produced videos for Philippine brands
Defining Moment:

Shooting my first short film


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Anjel Ribay

Marketing Assistant

Anjel is a marketing assistant based in the Philippines. She keeps an eye on digital trends, helps build valuable connections with consumers and collaborates with influencers to raise brand awareness.

Highlights:
  • Worked as a freelance multimedia artist after graduating college.
  • Produced materials for companies and individuals to promote their products/services.
  • Experienced taking on various creative roles by herself and with a team
Defining Moment:

Continuing to be curious and yearn for knowledge from different fields by going to seminars, workshops, and taking online courses during my free time for my personal and/or professional improvement understanding that education extends outside of school.

Mikee Mascardo

Genaral Admin Assistant

Mikee is a young professional raised in the countryside and is now living in the Philippines’ capital region. He is very passionate when it comes to business operations as he has acquired substantial experience in business development for both big corporations and SMEs. He enjoys being involved in revenue generation, project management and gets excited about teaching new skills to colleagues.

Highlights:
  • Served as the EA for the Vice President & General Manager and became the youngest Junior Manager of Splash Corporation, a well-known Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the Philippines that was subsequently bought out by Wipro a multi-billion Indian Consumer Care company
  • Worked with various domestic start-ups that were funded by international companies (Zeal Cosmetics-Japan, Kalinisan Holdings-Singapore, One Globe Limited-Hongkong) as Marketing and Business Development Manager
Defining Moment:

Starting his first day on his first job right after graduation day

Rolla Hammoud

Marketing Director

Rolla is a Marketing Director based in Toronto, Canada. She has over 8 years of experience in the Marketing industries, specializing in CPG and E-commerce.

Highlights:
  • Rolla's background is extremely diverse, starting out her career in design and then slowly evolving into a Marketing and Strategic role
  • She has experience working across several industries, with the majority of her focus in Beauty and Supplements
  • She has experience in leading brand campaigns to help drive awareness, traffic, and sales
Defining Moment:

Quitting my job and moving from Dubai to Canada without a plan. That lead me to getting my MBA, and has taken my career to levels beyond my imagination.


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Alvin Diwas

Senior Accountant

A Senior Accountant based in the Philippines. He is passionate about Finance and technology.

Highlights:
  • Various roles in different finance functions and processes gained from Multinational Corporation and a local conglomerate with diverse business in manufacturing, realty development, construction industries, and hotel/restaurant operation.
  • 14+ years experience in People and Process management. Headed a department as Operations Manager with a team size of 180 full time staff.
  • 7+ years experience in Finance and Accounting function in a Multinational Corporation.
  • Helped set up and launch the Philippine accounting operation of a FMCG multinational client.
Defining Moment:

Professionally, when I joined and started my career at a multinational company after long years of employment with a local conglomerate. Experience in investing and running a small restaurant business.


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Beth Puno

Marketing Assistant

Beth is a marketing assistant based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She's more on product research and influencers' outreach to increase product awareness and benefits.

Highlights:
  • Happily assisting the marketing team in various roles.
  • Worked as Subject Matter Expert in Accenture Inc. - one of the leading BPO companies in Asia.
  • Administrative Officer in St. Luke's Medical Center - the Philippines' premier hospital with a significant role in its' JCIA.
Defining Moment:

Motherhood! Life turns 360 degrees when you become a mom. The moment you hear the heartbeat and hold your baby into your arms for the first time - it's indescribable but you know that it is a miracle. A blessing that is too precious.


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Christine Samson

Graphic Designer

Christine Samson is a designer based in the Philippines. She is passionate about solving problems for better communication through design.

Highlights:
  • Designed a booth from scratch for a high-end gaming brand for the biggest gaming convention in the Philippines
  • Participated in the creation of digital design assets for a multinational corporation that was used in different branches all over the globe
  • 6+ years of experience with working as a multimedia artist for various clients and brands
Defining Moment:

Getting my first job and stepping into the real world


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Young You

CTO, Partner

Young You is a software engineer based in Seattle. His passion is to understand new technology and research on how it can help us in the future.

Highlights:
  • Worked in the software development industry over the 20 years
  • CEO of Curoa for the 11 years, the Korean software & game company
  • 1st-generation online game developer. Development manager in Nexon, the largest online game company in Korea
  • Developed marketing software for Korean top promotion companies, such as Medicom, Postcom, and Shinhwa
  • The president & board member of the Korea Borland Forum
Defining Moment:

Publishing my first weird online game as a high school student.


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our core values

Proactive Approach - Regardless of the size or scope of the project, you know you are integral to the project’s success, you understand what you can (and can not) bring to the table, and are honest and transparent about your approach.

Team Mentality - You are joining a team of compassionate and diverse, self-aware people. Be flexible, be supportive, be honest and trustworthy, and be reliable.

Ambitious & Hungry - We are and will always have a startup mentality. Our company’s success comes from your individual growth, and growth comes from hard work.

The pursuit of excellence - We pursue excellence in everything we do - with passion, integrity and accountability.

Always Improve and Adapt - We are curious. We seek out ways to get better at all times: through data, feedback, and constantly refining our processes and goals.

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careers

Sales Account Manager
We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Sales Account Manager that is qualified, organized, energetic, and knowledgeable enough to bring our sales team to the next level.
Front End Web Developer
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Content Writer
We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Content Writer that wants to be a part of creating dramatic and impactful change within a fast-paced startup environment.
Marketing Intern / Customer Service Representative
We are seeking a Digital Marketing Intern / Customer Service Representative.