Meet the Team

BETH SUSANNE, PITCH COACH, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Beth found her innate talent in pitch coaching thanks to her father, a lawyer who rigorously trained her to “get to the bottom line”. It was Salsa dancing that later taught her the importance of body language and awareness when pitching. Prior to relocating to Europe in 2012, Beth worked in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years, mainly in the healthcare sector, where she gathered key insights into what investors look for and what makes a pitch work. In her coaching, she imports the best qualities of SV business culture: impressive speed, energy and hyper focus, high performance and achievements.

Living in France, and later in the Netherlands and Spain, Beth realised her values are highly aligned with how Europeans prioritise what humans need most to thrive, “putting their money where their mouth is”. She admires the EU’s concern for our environment, healthy food supply, clean water, ease of transport, and access to healthcare; and the free flow of ideas, funding, and multilateral support for innovation through connected networks. She is honoured to work with so many brilliant and influential people, helping them quickly transform so they get the resources they need to solve problems that will lead to a better quality of life for all.

Marisa Lopez

Marisa (Head of Marketing) keeps us focused on the big picture, without losing sight of the details. With over 20 years' experience in events and communications, she has represented world-renowned speakers from National Geographic, led campaigns for WWF, founded a hub for women entrepreneurs, and is passionate about supporting change-makers and startups who are making a positive difference, through the inspirational power of storytelling.

Marisa Lopez

Carrie Alderson

Carrie (Head of Operations) is our rock. She's a founder herself, having launched and run a successful human resources agency for nearly a decade. A fitness junkie with a Master in Digital Marketing, Carrie is also our resident LinkedIn expert. She has lived and worked on three continents and contributes her worldly wisdom, seamless business management, and exemplary service to our clients. She is continuously moved by people in transformation.

Carrie Alderson

Ian Ryder

Ian (Head of Digital) makes sure the technology side of the business keeps driving things forward. He has been helping organisations make the most of new developments for nearly 30 years, in addition to building his own software and services businesses in Australia and the UK. He specialises in integrating web technologies into business operations. Offline, Ian can be found on the golf course overlooking the Mediterranean.

Ian Ryder
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