ABOUT US

SINCE BECOMING CEO IN 2014, PAT HAS FOCUSED ON LEVERAGING BIRDIEBOX'S UNIQUE SUPPLY CHAIN, BRANDING, PACKAGING AND PROCUREMENT CAPABILITIES TO SERVE ITS GOLF, HOSPITALITY, SPORTS, CORPORATE AND RETAIL CLIENTS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON STRONG EXECUTION AND THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS.

 

PRIOR TO HIS CURRENT ROLE, PAT WAS GLOBAL HEAD OF DIGITAL AND MOBILE SALES AT BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK.  HE ALSO HELD LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AT NICKELODEON AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ADVANCED MEDIA.

 

PAT IS MARRIED TO HIS WIFE REBECCA AND THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN.  HE IS AN AVID BASEBALL AND GOLF FAN LIVING IN SUNNY MIAMI, FLORIDA.

 

PAT IS COMMITTED TO CREATING VALUE BY FULFILLING BIRDIEBOX'S MISSION OF MAKING GIFTING AN EXPERIENCE.

PAT DEPIRRO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

pdepirro@birdiebox.com

MICHAEL JOINED BIRDIEBOX AS THE OPERATING PARTNER AND CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, IN 2017.

 

AS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF SPONSORSHIP AND PROMOTION FOR LIVE NATION (AND THROUGH THE OTHER TWELVE YEARS IN MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP IN THE SPORTS WORLD), HE EXPERIENCED FIRST-HAND, THE NEED FOR THOUGHTFUL, PERSONAL, HIGH END GIFTING. HE ALSO FELT THE PAIN OF NOT FINDING THE RESOURCES IN THE MARKETPLACE TO ACCOMPLISH IT TO A WORTHY RESULT.

 

17 YEARS WAS LONG ENOUGH. HE’S JOINED WITH PAT TO SOLVE IT.

 

“WE’VE TRADED BEDS FOR PLANES, THE GYM FOR THE LAPTOP AND OUR PERSONAL TIME AND RESOURCES, TO FIX IT. WE WILL MAKE GIFTING IMPACTFUL. WE WILL MAKE IT PERSONAL. WE WILL MAKE IT EASY, EFFICIENT, RELIABLE AND APPLICABLE TO EVERYONE. AND WE WILL MAKE IT AN EXPERIENCE. AND THEN WE WILL SLEEP.”

 

AS AN ASIDE, MICHAEL GOES BY “MYERS”…

AND MYERS LOVES MUSIC, HIS SPORTS TEAMS (AND PLAYING), BUT MOST OF ALL, HE LOVES HIS 13 YEAR OLD LAB/BORDER COLLIE, DUKE.

 

Michael Myers, Operating Partner, Chief Strategy Officer

myers@birdiebox.com

CHRISSY JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2018. HAVING BUILT HER CAREER IN AND AROUND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, SHE HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AT DEVELOPING, NEGOTIATING, PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS. CHRISSY EXCELS AT BUILDING AND GROWING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS.

 

PRIOR TO JOINING BIRDIEBOX, CHRISSY NEGOTIATED AND MANAGED ALL STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

FOR PROFESSIONAL TEAMS, OWNERSHIP GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MOST RECENTLY WITH PANASONIC NORTH AMERICA.

 

CHRISSY IS NEWLY MARRIED TO HER HUSBAND, JARED, AND THEY HAVE TWO DOGS, BOOMER AND GYPSY. ASIDE FROM HER PASSION FOR CHICAGO SPORTS AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS, CHRISSY IS EXCITED TO REVOLUTIONIZE GIFTING WITH BIRDIEBOX.

chrissy dunlap, vice president of sales

cdunlap@birdiebox.com

KEN NEILSON, vice president of OPERATIONS

kj@birdiebox.com

KJ joined the BirdieBox team in early 2019.  He is an engaged leader with a proven record of driving efficiencies within Fortune 500 companies. Start-ups, and private businesses.  He loves project management and creating new processes and believes in focusing on the strengths of team members and using effective collaboration and education to drive efficiency.

 

an entrepreneur at heart, prior to BirdieBox, KJ followed his passion for sustainability and founded Crate Crops, the first hydroponic container farm in the Caribbean.  Before relocating to the Caribbean, KJ led a team at Staples Corporate focused on managing vendors and merchandising relationships.

 

After a 5-Year run in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, KJ relocated back to the states, settling on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife Kate and baby boy, James.  You can catch their episode of International House Hunters on HGTV.

 

PERLA JOINED BIRDIEBOX IN 2019.  SHE HAS WORKED IN THE EXPERIENTIAL EVENT MARKETING INDUSTRY SINCE 2000 AND BRINGS WITH HER YEARS OF IN-FIELD EVENT EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT. SHE SPENT THE LAST FEW YEARS TRAVELING THE US PROMOTING SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN CONSUMER PRODUCT GOODS, MOST RECENTLY MANAGING EVENTS AT THE #1 RETAILER IN THE WORLD.

 

SHE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN AVONDALE, AZ WHERE SHE MARRIED HER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART MANNY. THEY NOW RESIDE IN SOUTH FL WITH THEIR THREE FUR-KIDS, BEAST, BELLA AND GASTON.  SHE LOVES THE BEACH, TRAVELING, FINDING ADVENTURES AND BEING AN INSTAGRAM DOGMOM.

 

PERLA PERALTA, VIce president of events

perla@birdiebox.com

KRISTA SCYPHERs, director of business development

kscyphers@birdiebox.com

KRISTA SCYPHERS JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2018. SHE COMES TO US WITH AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN EVENT SPONSORSHIPS, STRATEGIC MARKETING, AND ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE SPORTS AND SPIRITS INDUSTRIES.

 

PRIOR TO BIRDIEBOX, KRISTA LED A TEAM THAT FOCUSED ON DRIVING RECOGNITION THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING AND EVENTS. SHE UNDERSTANDS THE MARKETING POWER OF CREATING MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES AND IS EXCITED TO HELP HER CLIENTS BRING THAT EXPERIENCE TO PEOPLE THROUGH GIFTING!

 

KRISTA IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIVE, BUT IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH CHICAGO DURING HER COLLEGE INTERNSHIP AND NOW CONSIDERS HERSELF AN HONORARY MIDWESTERNER. WHEN SHE’S NOT PLAYING REC SOFTBALL OR FLAG FOOTBALL, SHE’S ADDING STAMPS TO HER PASSPORT AND TRAVELING THE WORLD. HAVING VISITED OVER 30 COUNTRIES, KRISTA HAS SOME CRAZY TRAVEL STORIES - JUST ASK HER!

 

 

 

KaraLynne joined the BirdieBox Team in 2019. Prior to joining, KaraLynne built her career in the Finance Industry. She was a Director in the Enterprise Business sector of Merrill Lynch in Miami. There, she was the point where big dreams met opportunities. She built an expertise in navigating advisors through the organization, bringing solutions to her clients, and connecting people through business and common goals.

 

KaraLynne left Merrill Lynch shortly after her daughter, Lorelei, was born. In 2017, she took over local business, Chelsea Square — transforming a beloved, 40-year-old local landmark into a place that could help forge a language of universal kindness through thoughtful giving. She couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to bring her experiences to the Birdie Box Team.

 

In her down time, KaraLynne enjoys spending time with her daughter (whose personality is 10x bigger than hers) and her husband, Aaron. You can often find them running around town with friends and family, or you may even get an invite to their weekly Taco Tuesday parties.

 

 

KARALYNNE wolfe, director of business development

kwolfe@birdiebox.com

FRANCES JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2019.  FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TO STARTUPS TO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS, HER EXPERIENCE SPANS OVER 13 YEARS IN TRADITIONAL MARKETING, DIGITAL MARKETING, AND ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT, ACROSS MULTIPLE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES.

 

PRIOR TO BIRDIEBOX, SHE SPEARHEADED NEW PROGRAMS WITH A PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY TEAM, IMMERSED HERSELF IN THE WORLD OF DIGITAL MARKETING, AND TAUGHT HERSELF HOW TO BUILD WEBSITES TO MAKE SURE HER CLIENT'S DEADLINES AND NEEDS WERE ALWAYS MET.  WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE HERSELF, SHE USES THE PHRASE “CREATIVE PERFECTIONIST.”

 

HER PASSION IS TRAVEL AND WITH THAT BRINGS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE IN GLOBAL CULTURE AND CUSTOMS MAKING GIFTING EVEN MORE THOUGHTFUL FOR CLIENTS AROUND THE WORLD.  SHE AND HER HUSBAND, CURTIS, HAVE A GOAL IS TO VISIT EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH AND THEY’RE OVER 1/4 OF THE WAY THERE WITH A WHOPPING 54 COUNTRIES TO DATE.  IF YOU WANT HER TO TALK YOU EAR OFF, ASK HER ABOUT AFRICA, SCUBA DIVING, OR CHAMPAGNE.

FRANCES GULICK, sales & marketing manager

frances@birdiebox.com

Shawna joined the BirdieBox team in 2019 after more than 12 years in the philanthropy and community relations space. She spent the bulk of her career managing corporate partnerships and executing philanthropy programs. The common thread to her work, whether in corporate or nonprofit roles, has been building strong relationships.

 

She and her husband Phillip have two crazy awesome kids – Ford and Finley – and live in Plano, Texas. They love to travel as much as possible. She was once a competitive cheerleader and still has a very competitive streak. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a journalism degree and loves to flex her writing muscle whenever she has the chance.

 

Shawna grew up in a sports fanatic family and has always loved Dallas teams. In her first house with her husband, they had an entire room dedicated to the Dallas Mavericks called the “Mavs Room.”

 

She is excited to join the BirdieBox family and have the opportunity to make people smile through the gifting experience.

ShAWNA JACKSON, ACCOUNT MANAGER

sjackson@birdiebox.com

ALEX JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2019.  HE HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN TICKET SALES, SPECIFICALLY AT THE B2B LEVEL.

 

PRIOR TO JOINING BIRDIEBOX, ALEX SOLD ANYTHING FROM SEASON TICKET MEMBERSHIPS TO FULL SEASON SUITE LEASES WITH A NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FRANCHISES.  HE HAS A PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE AND THEIR COMPANIES, AND WORKS TIRELESSLY TO HELP THEM INCREASE THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR CLIENTS AND PROSPECTS.  HE IS EXCITED TO HELP SPORTS FRANCHISES CONNECT WITH, AND SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FANS THROUGH GIFTING.

 

ALEX GREW UP IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT HAS LIVED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES, CURRENTLY RESIDING JUST OUTSIDE OF NASHVILLE, TN.  HE RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR’S IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM RADFORD UNIVERSITY, AND JD FROM FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW. WHEN HE ISN’T WORK, ALEX ENJOYS READING, COACHING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND WRESTLING, AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIS FAMILY AND DOG, TURBO.

alex DRIGGERS, director of business development - sports

ADRIGGERS@birdiebox.com

Abigail joined the BirdieBox Team in mid-2019, with over a decade of sales and marketing experience under her belt. An avid golfer, she is excited to join her passion for sales and her love of the game to better serve BirdieBox's customers.

 

With extensive experience in both inside and outside sales, Abigail's tenacity to find the right solution for every customer drives her business strategy. Through her work with Shinola, she has cultivated a clear vision of what corporate gifting can be for every customer, and strives to find the perfect gifting fit for each event.

 

Abigail lives in the Detroit metro area, and enjoys long walks with her dog Kenzie, cooking, yoga, and married life to her husband, John.

abigail rich, director of business development - GOLF

arich@birdiebox.com

MOIRA JOINED BIRDIEBOX IN 2019 AS THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, AT OUR OFFICE LOCATION IN MIAMI, FL. BORN & RAISED IN MIAMI, MOIRA, STUDIED AT FIU AND MAJORED IN NUTRITION. ALWAYS BEING VERSATILE, MOIRA BEGAN WORKING FOR HOTELS IN 2014 AND WAS PROMOTED EARLY ON—WORKED AT 3 DIFFERENT HOTELS, THE LAST TWO BEING LUXURY 4+ STARS. SHE WENT FROM 2014 STARTING AS A FRONT DESK AGENT TO MANAGER ON DUTY. AFTER 2 YEARS OF BEING A MANAGER SHE THEN DECIDED TO TAKE ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORK FORCE AND TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH BIRDIEBOX.

 

MOIRA ENJOYS PLAYING MOST SPORTS OR DOING ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, BUT HAS BEEN A LONG DISTANCE RUNNER SINCE 2008. SHE ALSO SPENDS THE MAJORITY OF HER TIME WITH HER FURRY FRIEND, GHOST, WHO IS A 73LB BUNDLE OF LOVE. GHOST, A REGISTERED SUPPORT DOG (DUE TO HER LOVING NATURE) GOES ALMOST EVERYWHERE WITH MOIRA.

 

SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO HELPING THE COMPANY CONTINUE TO EXPAND AND DEVELOP STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTELE.

MOIRA MACEDO, EXecutive assistantto the ceo, moira@birdiebox.com