Margo A. Johnson, M.F.A.
President & Founder, Executive Creative Director
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Award-winning agency Creative Director with 20 yrs in brand building, design and integrated marketing. Problem solver & motivational leader who combines marketing strategy, business savvy & technology to deliver profitable results. She has managed creative for two of the top ten b-to-b online advertisers, Orbitz and Vistaprint.
Margo has helped clients such as: American Airlines, MSNBC, Microsoft Encarta, CBS Sportsline, Morningstar, WalMart, Sam's Club, FTD, The University of Chicago, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, General Motors, Avery Dennison, Lionbridge, VivaVoyage, CBS Television and Warner Bros. Records.
She has served on the board of directors for the American Center for Design., taught design at USC and other colleges and is known for her independently published book and thesis, Hybrid Digital Typefaces. With many national awards, her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Metropolis, The One Show, Emigre and several magazines and books.
Interative Media Director: UI, UX, SEO
Alden C. Purrington, III (Chip), M.B.A.
Advisory Board Executive Director
Chip is an experienced entrepreneur and investment banker with 20 years of expertise in capital formation, M&A and strategic business development. Chip utilizes his established network in New England, New York, and California to successfully raise capital for a breadth of fast growing companies with strong management teams from biotechnology and medical devices to Internet search to telecommunications, to wireless security to consumer product and retail.
Chip's prior experience includes 12 years of operating experience success. His leadership resulted in revenue growth plus marketing and product innovation, sales process innovation, and opening new markets for entrepreneurial ventures and established brands - Mattel, Disney, Quaker Oats and the Stroh Brewery Company. As an entrepreneur, he was part of the senior management team that built and sold a media and ecommerce company to CMGi for $25MM.
Chip is a General Securities Principal (FINRA Series 23, 62, 63, and 24). He earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA in Psychology from Bates College.