LEADERSHIP

PAT DEPIRRO

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - PDEPIRRO@BIRDIEBOX.COM

PAT IS FOCUSED ON LEVERAGING BIRDIEBOX'S UNIQUE SUPPLY CHAIN, BRANDING, PACKAGING AND PROCUREMENT CAPABILITIES TO SERVE ITS CORPORATE, GOLF, COLLEGIATE, SPORTS AND RESORT CLIENTELE. 

PAT IS BRUTALLY HONEST AND VULNERABLE.  AN UNCONVENTIONAL LEADER WITH A GROWTH MINDSET AND UNWAVERING FOCUS ON ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND STRONG EXECUTION. 

PRIOR TO BIRDIEBOX, 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 AN AVID SPORTS FAN WHO ENJOYS SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS WITH HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN SUNNY MIAMI.

PAT IS COMMITTED TO FULFILLING BIRDIEBOX'S MISSION OF ALWAYS MAKING GIFTING AN "EXPERIENCE".

CHRISSY DUNLAP

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER - 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.

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.

GIFT CONCIERGE TEAM

KRISTIN MILLER

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT - 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.

CAITLIN WEIR

GOLF + MEMBERSHIP SALES MANAGER - CAITLIN@BIRDIEBOX.COM

GRADUATE OF FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY AS WELL AS GRADUATE FROM SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA WITH A DEGREE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT. PAST STUDENT ATHLETE AT SSC WITH A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN NJCAA WOMEN'S GOLF. CLASS A PGA MEMBER OF THE PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ASSOCIATION. STRONG PASSION FOR MEMBERSHIP, COMMUNICATION, AND ORGANIZATION. RECENTLY MOVED FROM SOUTH FLORIDA TO FRISCO, TX WITH HER HUSBAND JAKE. THEY ARE EXCITED FOR THEIR NEW JOURNEY IN TEXAS!

CHRISTINA WALLS

EXECUTIVE CONCIERGE - CHRISTINA@BIRDIEBOX.COM

CHRISTINA, ORIGINALLY FROM CHICAGO, MOVED TO DALLAS IN THE SUMMER OF 2020 FROM COLUMBIA, MO. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI WITH A BACHELOR’S IN CONFERENCE AND EVENT MANAGEMENT AND BEGAN HER CAREER IN STUDENT AFFAIRS ORGANIZING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS.

NOW SHE’S READY TO TAKE ON ALL THAT DALLAS HAS TO OFFER AND MORE. CHRISTINA IS EXCITED TO JOIN THE BIRDIEBOX, TEAM AS THE EXECUTIVE CONCIERGE. IN HER FREE TIME SHE IS EXPLORING CLOSE BY NEIGHBORHOODS, VISITING THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND FOOD TRUCKS, CRAFTING AND STAYING ACTIVE IN ROLLER SKATING AND SWIMMING. 

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

SHAWNA JACKSON

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 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.

CASEY AUSLOOS

ACCOUNT MANAGER - CASEY@BIRDIEBOX.COM

CASEY JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2021.  AFTER GRADUATING FROM UW-LA CROSSE, CASEY HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN THE SPORTS INDUSTRY WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN TICKETING, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS AND HOSPITALITY SALES. 

 IN HIS MOST RECENT ROLE, CASEY SPENT 10+ YEARS WITH THE GREEN BAY PACKERS AS AN EVENT SALES EXECUTIVE WITH A PRIMARY FOCUS ON PROVIDING MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES AT LAMBEAU FIELD AND ITS NEIGHBORING PROPERTY, TITLETOWN.  HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN LAMBEAU FIELD CONSISTENTLY BEING RANKED AS A TOP DESTINATION IN ALL OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE EXPANSION OF EVENT SPACE AT THE STADIUM.

CASEY RESIDES IN HARRISON, WISCONSIN WITH HIS WIFE KRISTIN AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN, BRADY, OLIVIA AND ANDERSON.  WHEN NOT WORKING OR ON THE GOLF COURSE, YOU’LL MOST LIKELY FIND CASEY COACHING HIS SON’S BASKETBALL TEAM OR CHEERING ON HIS PACKERS, BREWERS, BUCKS AND WOLVERINES.

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 KINESIOLOGY 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. 

MARKETING

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 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.

CAITLYN KENNEDY

JUNIOR DESIGNER - CKENNEDY@BIRDIEBOX.COM

CAITLYN JOINED THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM IN 2020. AS A RECENT GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH A DEGREE IN EMERGING MEDIA-GRAPHIC DESIGN, CAITLYN IS READY TO JUMPSTART HER DESIGN CAREER WITH AN INNOVATIVE AND GROWING COMPANY LIKE BIRDIEBOX. PRIOR TO BECOMING APART OF THE BB TEAM, CAITLYN WAS WORKING IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT UCF MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AND CREATING CREATIVE MARKETING COLLATERAL.

OUTSIDE OF WORK, CAITLYN LIKES GOING FOR A RUNS WITH HER DOG, BAILEY BEANS, KEEPING UP WITH HER FANTASY SPORT LEAGUES, AND DOMINATING IN CORNHOLE.

MERCHANDISING & OPERATIONS

CHRIS O’BRIEN

DIRECTOR - WAREHOUSE AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS - COBRIEN@BIRDIEBOX.COM

CHRIS IS CONCENTRATED ON MAKING THE BIRDIEBOX WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS OPERATION THE BEST IT CAN BE BY DRIVING CUSTOMER OBSESSED IMPROVEMENTS.

CHRIS USES HIS TEAM BUILDING CULTURE WITH PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SKILLS TO CREATE FAST PACED CONSISTENT GROWTH AND EXECUTION.

PRIOR TO BIRDIEBOX, CHRIS SPENT 6 YEARS WITH AMAZON AND WAS SITE LEADER FOR THE LARGEST AMAZON SORTATION FACILITY IN MIAMI. HE HAS EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT THE CUSTOMER FULFILLMENT NETWORK FROM INVENTORY MANAGEMENT TO PACKAGE SORTATION TO LAST MILE CUSTOMER DELIVERY.

CHRIS IS A HUGE BOSTON SPORTS FAN AND AVID CYCLIST. ON THE WEEKEND, HE LOVES TO ENJOY SUNNY SOUTH FLORIDA ACTIVITIES WITH HIS WIFE AND 100 POUND MASTIFF, “MARTHA."

BROOKE EVANS

DIRECTOR OF MERCHANDISING - 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.

VANESSA WERVE

ASSISTANT BUYER - VANESSA@BIRDIEBOX.COM

PRIOR TO JOINING THE BIRDIEBOX TEAM, VANESSA WORKED AT A MAJOR RETAIL CORPORATION IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA. SHE HAS EXPERIENCE IN MERCHANDISING AS WELL AS BUSINESS ANALYTICS. 

NOW LOCATED IN MIAMI, VANESSA ENJOYS GOING TO THE BEACH AS WELL AS TRYING OUT THE EXTENSIVE VARIETY OF
RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA.

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

KEITH 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.

MARIO MURILLO

ADVISOR

MARIO IS CURRENTLY THE DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING, WITH A PRIMARY FOCUS ON LATIN AMERICA FOR ZAG INTERNATIONAL. ZAG IS A GLOBAL SOURCING,LOGISTICS, SALES AND STRATEGIC SERVICES COMPANY WITH OFFICES IN 6 COUNTRIES,AND OPERATING IN EVERY REGION OF THE WORLD.

HE JOINED ZAG IN 2014 AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE 15 YEARS INTHE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE HELD MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING POSITIONS WITH CITIGROUP AND THEN FOCUSED ON SALES & TRADING ROLES FOR WACHOVIA AND WELLS FARGO. 

HIS FINAL ROLE ON “WALL ST.” WAS AS A DIRECTOR IN STRUCTURED CREDIT & ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT SALES.

MARIO WILL USE HIS 20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN BANKING, FINANCE,GLOBAL SALES & LOGISTICS AND APPLY THEM ALL TO PROUDLY SERVE ON THE BIRDIEBOX ADVISORY BOARD BEGINNING IN 2021.

MARIO EARNED A BS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS FROM THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY AND CURRENTLY RESIDES IN AUSTIN, TX.

BARBARA EXPOSITO

ADVISOR

Barbara Exposito leads Warren Henry Auto Group's Human Resources team.  Barbara is responsible for all areas of WHAG's talent management and organizational development, ensuring they are leading the automotive industry and attracting top talent.  With a Masters in OD, Bachelors in HRM & Professional Coach Training from the iPEC, Barbara brings out the very best in every organization and every person she encounters. 

Leading through passion, Barbara’s purpose is to empower women through Stellar Synergy.  Stellar Synergy is a specialized coaching practice that partners with women to uncover inner blind spots, gently bring awareness, and shifts these inner blocks to cultivate new perspectives and helpful beliefs that support them long term. Barbara is a mom of three (12, 9 and 5), and believes balance is overrated, as she juggles the many hats she wears.

As an advisor to BirdieBox, Barbara's focus will be to assist in building a best in class corporate culture and help foster a diverse staffing practice while improving employee retention.  Additionally, Barbara's stellar reputation and massive network should bring ample business development opportunities to BirdieBox.