LEADERSHIP

PAT DEPIRRO

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - PDEPIRRO@BIRDIEBOX.COM

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.

KEN NEILSON

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER -  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.

CHRISSY DUNLAP

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES - CDUNLAP@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 STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL TEAMS, OWNERSHIP GROUPS AND SPONSORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MOST RECENTLY WITH PANASONIC NORTH AMERICA.

CHRISSY IS LIVES IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA WITH HER HUSBAND, JARED, AND NEW BABY BOY, GENTRY LANE. ASIDE FROM HER PASSION FOR HER HOME TOWN CHICAGO SPORTS TEAMS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, CHRISSY IS EXCITED TO REVOLUTIONIZE GIFTING WITH BIRDIEBOX.

PERLA PERALTA

VICE PRESIDENT OF EVENTS - PERLA@BIRDIEBOX.COM

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.

KRISTINE REEDER

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING - KRISTINE@BIRDIEBOX.COM

DRIVEN BY A MISSION TO SHARE THE EXPERIENCE OF GIFTING, KRISTINE
REEDER JOINS BIRDIEBOX IN 2020.


SINCE THE FIRST GRADE, KRISTINE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS AN EXCITING
STORYTELLER, DESTINED FOR A CAREER IN MARKETING. SINCE HER EARLY
START, SHE HASN’T STOPPED DELIGHTING HER AUDIENCE AND HAS GROWN
INTO A MASTER OF CREATING AND MANAGING SUCCESSFUL MARKETING
CAMPAIGNS.


KRISTINE BEGAN HER CAREER WITH SABRE TRAVEL NETWORK, GAINING
EXPERIENCE IN THE B2B MARKETING SPACE, AND ESTABLISHING HERSELF AS A
RESPECTED LEADER AND SPEAKER AT EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD, BEFORE
MOVING ON TO LEAD THE COMMERCIAL MARKETING TEAM AT LENNOX
INTERNATIONAL.


SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGH A VARIETY OF PLATFORMS.
KRISTINE IS MARRIED TO THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, ROBERT AND HAS THREE
AMAZING STEP CHILDREN AND TWO FUR BABIES, LUCY AND CHEWIE.

GIFT CONCIERGE TEAM MEMBERS

MONA DARWISH

ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER - MONA@BIRDIEBOX.COM

MONA JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN EARLY 2020. BEFORE JOINING
BIRDIEBOX, MONA COMES FROM AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN CLOUD
PLATFORM SALES AND STARTUPS.


IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, SHE HAS SPENT HER CAREER SUCCESSFULLY
STREAMLINING MANY DIFFERENT BUSINESS OPERATIONS, WHILE ADDING A
CREATIVE EDGE TO ALL OF HER APPROACHES. SHE HAS A PASSION FOR
DEVELOPING STRATEGIC BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH HER CLIENTS AND
HELPING THEM CREATE EFFICIENCIES WITHIN THEIR COMPANY. SHE IS
DEDICATED TO MAKING HER CLIENTS AT BIRDIEBOX FEEL AND KNOW THEY ARE
GETTING THE BEST EXPERIENCE OUT OF OUR GIFTING SERVICES, WHILE
MAINTAINING FULL TRANSPARENCY AND HONESTY THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.
SHE IS DELIGHTED TO SEE HER CLIENTS REALLY CONNECT WITH THEIR PEOPLE,
CLIENTS AND PARTNERS THROUGH OUR THOUGHTFUL GIFTING SERVICE.


MONA GREW UP IN THE METRO DETROIT AREA AND THEN LIVED IN CHICAGO
FOR 4 YEARS. SHE IS NOW BACK IN DETROIT AND ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH
FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WHILE EXPLORING ALL OF THE DIFFERENT FOOD SCENES
THE CITY HAS TO OFFER. FROM ACTING, SKYDIVING, TO CREATING MUSIC, MONA
NEVER CEASES TO FIND A NEW HOBBY TO EXPLORE.


SHE IS CHARGED AND EXCITED TO JOIN THE BIRDIEBOX FAMILY AND CANNOT
WAIT TO SEE HER CLIENTS AND THEIR PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THIS SAME JOY.

ALLISON SULLIVAN

ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER - ASULLIVAN@BIRDIEBOX.COM

ALLISON SULLIVAN IS AN ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER WITH HER MOST RECENT EXPERIENCE AT LSO (LONE STAR OVERNIGHT). PRIOR TO WORKING IN REGIONAL SMALL PARCEL SERVICES, ALLISON WAS AN ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE WITH LONG BEACH BASED DAYLIGHT TRANSPORT. HER ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDES HER ROLE AS A NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE WITH QUALA SUSTAINABLE CONTAINER SOLUTIONS AND ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT ESTES EXPRESS LINES IN OKLAHOMA CITY AND DALLAS/FORT WORTH.

ALLISON IS A NATIVE OKLAHOMAN AND ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WHERE SHE OBTAINED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY. ALLISON HAS TWO CHILDREN, AUSTIN, 9 AND MADISON, 6. SHE MOVED TO THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA IN 2016. SHE ENJOYS WATCHING HER CHILDREN PLAY CLUB AND SELECT SOCCER, IS AN AVID NBA FAN (HER FRENCH BULLDOG IS NAMED AFTER RUSSELL WESTBROOK) AND IS AN INDOOR CYCLING INSTRUCTOR.

KRISTIN MILLER

SPORTS + ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER - KMILLER@BIRDIEBOX.COM

HAVING SPENT THE LAST 10 YEARS AS A DIRECTOR SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, KRISTIN IS THRILLED TO JOIN THE BIRDIE BOX TEAM AND CONSULT WITH CLIENTS ON THE BEST SOLUTIONS FOR THEIR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES. 

KRISTIN HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LUXURY SPACE INCLUDING A DECADE IN MLB PREMIUM SUITES, AS A BOARD MEMBER FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF LUXURY SUITE DIRECTORS AND AS A NATIONAL SALES MANAGER FOR A SPORTS MARKETING FIRM WHERE SHE PROVIDED CONCEPTION TO EXECUTION HOSPITALITY AT EVENTS THAT INCLUDE THE SUPER BOWL, THE MASTERS AND THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME. 

KRISTIN HAS AN UNRELENTING PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE PROVIDE UNIQUE AND ELEVATED EXPERIENCES FOR THEIR CLIENTS, PROSPECTS AND EMPLOYEES. SHE EXCELS AT FORGING AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS AND BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS.  

IN A PAST LIFE KRISTIN LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY AS A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND IN MINNEAPOLIS AS A STUDENT AND GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. SHE CURRENTLY RESIDES JUST NORTH OF OF HER HOMETOWN OF MILWAUKEE, WI WITH HER HUSBAND AND ROCK, BRANDON, HER 3 1/2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, DYLANN, AND THEIR FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPY, CARLOS. 

WHEN SHE’S NOT ASSISTING CLIENTS YOU CAN FIND KRISTIN TRYING NEW RECIPES, READING FICTION NOVELS AND HEADING TO ANY NUMBER OF LOCAL MUSIC VENUES TO CATCH A LIVE SHOW.  

CAROLINE SHELLENBERGER

SPORTS + ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER - CAROLINE@BIRDIEBOX.COM

CAROLINE JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2020, WITH A DESIRE TO SPREAD THE NEXT-LEVEL GIFTING EXPERIENCE OF BIRDIEBOX TO BUSINESSES AND ENTITIES THAT WANT TO SHOW THEIR EMPLOYEES, CLIENTELE, AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE TO THEM.

CAROLINE HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE SALES. SHE HAS SPENT HER ENTIRE CAREER IN A B2B ROLE AND WORKED WITH MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES IN MULTIPLE VERTICALS RANGING FROM KITCHENWARES TO SPORTING GOODS. BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF ASSISTING COMPANIES TO MAXIMIZE THEIR POTENTIAL BRINGS CAROLINE MUCH JOY AND SATISFACTION IN HER CAREER.

WHEN CAROLINE IS NOT WORKING, SHE SCOUTS THE DALLAS RESTAURANT SCENE AND IS A SELF-PROCLAIMED “FOODIE.” CAROLINE TRIES TO GET AWAY TO COLORADO AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IN THE WINTER AND SUMMER TO BE ACTIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS. SHE ADORES HER RESCUE DOG, COLONEL, AND LOVES GETTING OUTSIDE EVERYDAY TO EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HIM.

RICK POFFENBERGER

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT - RICK@BIRDIEBOX.COM

JOINING THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2020, RICK COMES TO THE TEAM WITH A PASSION FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE. WHETHER  BRINGING A STARTUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL OR WORKING WITH A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY TO PURCHASE ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY, THE END GAME FOR RICK IS TO DELIVER A GREAT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, AMAZING RESULTS AND EXCEED EXPECTATIONS IN EVERY WAY! RICK IS VERY EXCITED TO BE BRINGING HIS PURSUIT OF THE CONSUMMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TO THE BIRDIEBOX FAMILY!

WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN  INSIDE SALES, OUTSIDE SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. RICK HAS SPENT MOST OF THE LAST DECADE WORKING FOR ONE OF THE MIDWEST’S PREMIER CISCO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PARTNERS HELPING CUSTOMERS NAVIGATE THE EVER CHANGING, COMPLEX WORLD OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY.

RICK CURRENTLY RESIDES IN THE CHICAGO METRO AREA WITH HIS WIFE MELISSA, 4 CHILDREN AND FAMILY PETS  JEZZA AND SAMPSON. WHEN NOT AT WORK YOU WILL USUALLY FIND RICK PREPARING SOME GREAT NEW RECIPE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS OR FLY FISHING THE  WATERS OF THE MIDWEST

FRANCES GULICK

DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATED MARKETING SOLUTIONS - FRANCES@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 60 COUNTRIES TO DATE.  IF YOU WANT HER TO TALK YOUR EAR OFF, ASK HER ABOUT AFRICA, SCUBA DIVING, OR CHAMPAGNE.

SHAWNA JACKSON

ACCOUNT MANAGER - SJACKSON@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.

CODI CRUIKSHANK

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR - CODI@BIRDIEBOX.COM

CODI WAS BORN AND RAISED IN FRISCO, TX AND GRADUATED FROM TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI IN 2020 WITH A DEGREE IN KINESIOLGY AND A CONCENTRATION IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT. SHE GREW UP PLAYING VOLLEYBALL AND HAS ALWAYS HAD A LOVE FOR THE SPORTS INDUSTRY AND EVERYTHING INVOLVED WITH IT. SHE’S A BIG DALLAS SPORTS TEAM FAN AND CAN’T WAIT UNTIL SHE CAN GO WATCH THE COWBOYS, MAVS, STARS AND RANGERS AGAIN. SHE HAS WORKED WITH A COUPLE SPORTS TRAINING FACILITIES AND IN THE APARTMENT LEASING BUSINESS SINCE 2015. HER BIGGEST HOBBIES ARE TAKING CARE OF HER OVERGROWING HOUSE PLANTS, PLAYING SAND VOLLEYBALL AND COOKING. SHE IS A BIG DOG LOVER AND LOVES TO DOG SIT ANYONE’S PUPS ANYTIME SHE CAN. 

 

SHE CAN’T WAIT TO HELP PEOPLE CREATE AMAZING MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES THROUGH BIRDIEBOX. 

MOIRA MACEDO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO - MOIRA@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.

BROOKE EVANS

MERCHANDISE BUYER SPECIALIST - BROOKE@BIRDIEBOX.COM

BROOKE JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2020. AS A RECENT GRADUATE FROM SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY WITH A DEGREE IN FASHION MERCHANDISING AND MANAGEMENT, BROOKE IS EAGER TO JUMPSTART HER CAREER IN MERCHANDISING WITH A COMPANY AS UNIQUE AS BIRDIEBOX. PRIOR TO BIRDIEBOX, BROOKE HAS SPENT SEVERAL YEARS WORKING IN MERCHANDISING WITH RETAILERS SUCH AS GAP, PUMA, AND THE TJX COMPANIES.  

SHE AND HER LONGTIME BOYFRIEND, ANTHONY, RESIDE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE JUST A SHORT DRIVE NORTH OF BOSTON. THEY LOVE TO SPEND THEIR WEEKENDS GOING TO NEW RESTUARANTS OR BREWERIES, VISTING NEARLY 100 LOCAL BREWERIES AND COUNTING. IN HER SPARETIME BROOKE LOVES TO EXPEREINCE ALL THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEW ENGLAND HAS TO OFFER, READING, AND COOKING.

ESME FLYNN

CATEGORY & VENDOR MANAGER - ESME@BIRDIEBOX.COM

ESME JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2020. SHE HAS 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE RETAIL E-COMMERCE WORLD THROUGH RUE GILT GROUPE AND BLUESTEM BRANDS. THERE SHE WAS ABLE TO WORK WITHIN CATEGORIES SPANNING ACROSS EUROPEAN LUXURY ITEMS, KITCHEN & DINING, AND JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES. SHE IS A TRUE PEOPLE PERSON AND LOVES TALKING ABOUT BRANDS AND ALL AREAS OF MERCHANDISING. SHE RECEIVED A DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IN COMMUNICATION WITH A BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOCUS. RECENTLY SHE TOOK TWO ADOBE DESIGN COMPUTER CLASSES THROUGH THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN NEW YORK CITY AND LOVED IT. SHE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE MORE CREATIVE CLASSES IN THE FUTURE.

SHE RESIDES NORTH OF BOSTON IN HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS WITH HER FIVE YEAR OLD COCKAPOO NAMED SADIE. IN HER FREE TIME, SHE LOVES THE BEACH, TAKING THE PUP FOR LONG WALKS IN THE WOODS, READING TRUE CRIME, AND ONLINE SHOPPING.

SHE IS PUMPED TO HAVE JOINED BIRDIEBOX AND NURTURE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMPANY’S EXISTING BRANDS WHILE ALSO ONBOARDING NEW AND EXCITING LABELS PARTNERSHIPS.

STACEY BEL BRUNO

HUMAN RESOURCES - STACEY@BIRDIEBOX.COM

STACEY IS A 20+ YEAR HUMAN RESOURCE AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS VETERAN, SPECIALIZING IN STRATEGIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BIRDIEBOX'S HUMAN RESOURCE FUNCTIONS. STACEY AND PAT HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. SHE BELIEVED IN PAT AND THE COMPANY'S MISSION EARLY ON, AND IS COMMITTED TO HELP CARRY THAT OUT. SHE RESIDES IN MARYLAND WITH HER HUSBAND JIM, AND THEIR THREE KIDS, AVA, NICHOLAS, NOAH, AND FUR BABY, BELLA.

BOARD MEMBERS AND ADVISORS

MICHAEL MYERS

BOARD MEMBER - MYERS@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.

KEITH BOLOGNESE

BOARD MEMBER

KETIH IS A VETERAN OF WALL STREET WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN FINANCE. HE WORKED AT GOLDMAN SACHS BEFORE CO-FOUNDING THE HEDGE FUND QUAD CAPITAL IN 2007. ASIDE FROM HIS SUCCESS ON WALL STREET, KEITH FOUNDED BIRDIEBOX IN 2013 AND IS THE CURRENT CEO OF TOPCOMP, A UNIQUE REAL ESTATE SERVICE THAT USES THEIR OWN CAPITAL TO RENOVATE HOMES, THUS ALLOWING THE HOMEOWNER TO KEEP ALL OF THE ADDED PROFITS BEFORE THEY LIST THEIR HOME USING TOPCOMP'S SERVICE.  

LILY TAPIA

ADVISOR

LILY TAPIA IS A SEASONED CORPORATE FINANCE EXECUTIVE WITH 29 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE EQUITY AND COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE DEBT.

SHE IS THE FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER OF EXELVEST PARTNERS. SHE SERVES ON THE BOARD OF SEVERAL BUSINESSES AND HAS VAST EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH BUSINESSES IN THE AREAS OF STRATEGIC GROWTH, COMMERCIAL LENDING, CAPITAL RAISING, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, AND OPTIMIZATION OF ENTERPRISE VALUE PRIOR TO AN EXIT.

LILY STARTED HER CAREER AT BANK OF AMERICA IN 1991 AND JOINED MERRILL LYNCH BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES IN 1998.  SHE WAS WITH THE COMBINED BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH ORGANIZATION IN A VARIETY OF CAPACITIES FOR 24 YEARS AND SERVED IN SEVERAL LEADERSHIP ROLES. LILY WAS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A TRADE FINANCE COMPANY AND CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER MANAGING THE ACQUISITIONS FOR A LARGE HEALTH CARE COMPANY. IN 2017 SHE JOINED TRIVEST PARTNERS SPECIALIZING IN PRIVATE EQUITY FOR MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES AND IN 2019 SHE FOUNDED EXELVEST PARTNERS.

LILY IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND EARNED HER MBA DEGREE FROM FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. LILY ALSO ATTENDED THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BANKING AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.



ADAM POLLOCK

ADVISOR

ADAM IS THE CFO OF A HOLDING COMPANY THAT IS THE MAJORITY OWNER OF A LARGE INSTITUTIONAL ALTERNATIVES INVESTMENT ADVISOR. ADAM IS AN OPERATIONAL STRATEGIST, AND TRUSTED ADVISOR WITH A STRONG TRACK RECORD OF SOUND FINANCIAL GUIDANCE ACROSS ASSET MANAGEMENT, HOLDING AND CONSULTING FIRMS.