Colleen Birdnow Brown - Founder

Colleen Birdnow Brown


Brown was CEO of Fisher Communications and served in the C-Suite of various Fortune 500 multimedia companies. She previously served as Chairwoman of the Board for American Apparel during their reorganization. She has served on the Boards of Spark Networks,,, and DataSphere Technologies. Brown is an award-winning leader and frequent keynote speaker on disruption, media, and technology. Brown has received numerous awards including Director of the Year and CEO of the Year in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, NACD named her a Top 100 Director in 2017. Brown holds a marketing certificate from Harvard, and MBA from the University of Colorado, and has been in the marketing field for over 30 years. She has helped pioneer digital marketing divisions for the last 20.

Blair Brown


Blair is an expert on social media with 10 years of experience in technology and compliance. She has held corporate positions with F5 Networks, Chipotle, and Pearson Education. She leads execution of the company’s revenue, marketing and organizational goals in addition to her role as reputation officer. Brown holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Seattle University School of Law.

Blair Brown - President
Melissa Talcott - CFO

Melissa Talcott

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa is an expert on project management and has previously held positions in the financial and consumer services industries. At Marca Global®, Talcott has helped advance the accounting systems and processes bringing insight to the company’s success. Talcott holds a B.S. in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Colorado Denver.

Ken Klispie

Chief Strategy Officer

Ken is a successful digital marketing professional who has developed high growth margin focused programs for both large and small online companies achieving +200% growth year over year. Ken has extensive executive and management experience building and directly running teams at ClubHub, Sensurion, WebPsychology, and ShopAtHome.

Ken Klispie - CSO
Gardenia Willoughby - COO

Gardenia Willoughby

Chief Operating Officer

Gardenia Willoughby brings extensive experience in strategic marketing, communications, project management and business development to the Marca Global® team. Previously a Partner and head of Project Management at New York’s Makeable LLC, Gardenia has proven expertise in leading teams and consistently delivering top-level results to clients. Gardenia has led cross-functional teams working with a variety of clients and industries, including American Express, Chopt Creative Salad Company, Coach, The Weather Channel,, Sanofi Aventis, and Penguin Random House. At Marca Global®, Gardenia and her team drive the process for each engagement, while offering our clients strategic guidance and solutions appropriate for their business, industry and trends, ensuring each successful outcome.

Rebecca Moore-Leach

Director of Growth

Rebecca is responsible for driving company growth through business development efforts to acquire new client opportunities with both individuals and businesses through comprehensive online reputation management and digital marketing solutions. With more than 15 years of experience, Rebecca has served as a Professional Employer Consultant at TriNet assisting business with risk management and worked as Regional Vice President of for Genworth Financial.   At Marca Global®, Rebecca is committed to educating and empowering prospective clients with the support, strategy and technology they need to succeed.

Rebecca Moore-Leach - Director of Growth



Washington D.C.


Michael Robinson is an author and seasoned PR and Reputation expert. He is Chairman and CEO of The Montgomery Strategies Group, an elite strategic communications & marketing firm. Robinson is a veteran corporate, boardroom, Wall Street, and Washington leader with more than three decades of experience with global public and private companies, international & national consultancies, U.S. Executive Branch departments and agencies, and the media. Advisory Board member for technology and financial services companies, active angel investor, public speaker, and writer.


New York City


Laura Lee is a seasoned tech and media executive and advisor.  She is currently advising Patreon and various Xoogler (ex-Google) growth companies.  Previously, Laura held senior positions at NBCU (EVP of Content, Strategy and Operations, Margaritaville (Chief Digital Officer), YouTube (Global Head of Top Creators and North American Content), Viacom (VP of BD and Ops) and various other consumer-focused companies. Laura is a former board member of American Apparel and currently sits on the advisory boards of Womensphere and The Made in New York Media Center by IFP.  She is an industry expert and has been recognized as a top executive by Variety, NACD, Crain’s New York, and Multichannel News.




Mike May is a veteran sales, customer service, and operations executive. Before its sale in 2017, he was SVP of Sales Operations for DataSphere Technologies. May previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Qwest’s (CenturyLink) $1B business unit. Before that, he held various sales leadership roles with MCI (Verizon).Experienced executive with leadership expertise in sales, marketing, and operations. May’s company in Seattle was acquired in a successful exit and May is currently consulting on sales and operations leadership for three major K-12 education technology companies across the US.


Los Angeles


Chelsea Grayson is an experienced Lawyer, CEO, Corporate Board Member and Advisor to public and private companies. Grayson is currently the CEO for True Religion. She is a frequent public speaker and panelist on corporate governance and other board issues, corporate culture and leadership.  Grayson sits on the Board of Directors of Vireo Health (CSE: VREO), where she Chairs the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, and the Board of Directors of True Religion, where she was previously the Chair of the Audit Committee. Previously Grayson was the CEO and Board Member of American Apparel and a partner in the M&A and corporate governance practice groups of Jones Day and Loeb & Loeb.




McHale brings 25 years of global technology experience with CBS, Verizon, Discovery Communications, Starz Entertainment, DIRECTV and American Apparel. McHale has built innovative and world-class technical teams helping them achieve greater levels of success by developing, creating and executing technology solutions that produce measurable results. McHale is a frequent speaker and advisor to technology media companies.

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