TEAM

 

Transforming Relationships into Partnerships.

Our business council has extensive backgrounds in technology, real estate, nonprofits, and city government in Los Angeles; experience in operating and building co-working spaces; and relationships with over 150 business, civic and community leaders.

In addition to our location, our business council’s experience and expertise will give us an edge over other co-working spaces.

These relationships will position Plug In to thrive and achieve our strategic milestones, along with our partnership with Talk NYC / LA, which will connect us to 300 executives in digital, tech, marketing and venture capital.

Operations

Derek Smith

Derek Smith is the founder of Talk NYC / LA, a digital media think tank focused on addressing emerging issues shaping the intersection between Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley. In addition to Tal...

Alia Brown

Alia Brown Alia Brown is a strategically-minded sponsorship, event, brand, project manager with 15 years of marketing and communications experience. Known for steering sponsorship and event oppo...

R. Kyle Brown

Despite graduating from engineering school, Kyle decided to work in the media and entertainment industries. His experiences in marketing and content production — including recurring projects with Lo...

Becky Feldman

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Mentors and Advisors

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Marc Mitchell

Marc Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of Lootsie, Inc., a loyalty and rewards platform for mobile games and applications. Prior to Lootsie, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of UrbanDadd...

Andy Kleinman

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Cody Simms

Mr. Cody Simms serves as the Managing Director of Disney Accelerator at TechStars, LLC. Mr. Simms serves as the Managing Director of Bullet Time Ventures 2014, L.P. He served as Vice President of Prod...

Todd Richmond

By day, Todd Richmond is the Director of Advanced Prototypes at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). By night he is a musician, visual artist, and conce...

Eric Jaffe

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Austin Clements

Austin Clements is a venture capitalist with TenOneTen Ventures, a seed stage fund base in LA. Prior to TenOneTen, Austin worked at Sony Pictures, licensing film and TV content to emerging video platf...

Shane Kelley

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Brian Martinez

Brian Martinez is a Sales, Operations, and Growth Specialist. He joined Airbnb in 2015 as part of a special ops team that focused on turning around Airbnb's toughest markets. Today, he is part of Ai...

Erin Shipley

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Mike Palank

Michael Palank has been Managing Director at Macro Ventures since its inception in March 2017. Prior, he was on the founding team of Macro Media, a disruptive media company focused on the multicultur...

Sky Kelley

Sky Kelley is Founder & CEO of Avisare, a Techstars-backed, B2B company that is a “LinkedIn” for the Supply Chain. Previously, she was Director of New Product Strategy in the digital video distrib...

Cassie Betts

Cassie Betts is CEO/Founder of the fashion-tech company District2.Co out of Silicon Beach. District2, is a virtual garment district that helps the apparel manufacturing industry reinvent and redefine ...

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation. She is an innovative marketing leader with 15+ years of experience with technology forward organization...

Advisory Board

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Tara Roth

TARA ROTH is the president of the Goldhirsh Foundation. Prior to this role, Tara bridged the worlds of marketing, media, and philanthropy as the founding COO of GOOD and a social strategy advisor. Tar...

Marc Mitchell

Marc Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of Lootsie, Inc., a loyalty and rewards platform for mobile games and applications. Prior to Lootsie, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of UrbanDadd...

Victoria Gray

Despite earning masters degrees in finance and law, Victoria Gray has dedicated her career to education reform as founder of the nonprofit organization Student Achievement & Advocacy Services and its ...