MaestroConference, a 500 Startups company, is the leader in Social Conferencing™, a technology that allows people to participate in large-scale, truly interactive virtual events featuring real conversations. Using social conferencing, thousands of people can convene around a topic or cause, engage in small group conversation to learn and share, and inspire one another to action and change.
Our mission is to light up the world with the power of meaningful, large-scale conversations. We believe intentional conversations that connect live voices can build relationships, develop minds, open hearts, and change the world.
Our social conferencing platform and its unique patent-pending features are dramatically more engaging than passive video or audio streaming, typing-based social media, or 1-to-many conference calls or webinars - allowing our clients to teach, inspire and sell more effectively.
Our customers include BarackObama.com/Organizing for America, the Democratic National Committee, numerous best-selling authors such as Jack Canfield, Jean Houston, and Barbara Marx Hubbard, MoveOn.org, the Sierra Club, Greenopolis/Waste Management, and over 700 others in more than 15 countries.
In January 2016, MaestroConference was accepted into Silicon Valley's top technology accelerator, 500 Startups. MaestroConference joins this highly selective accelerator as one of the 50 companies (out of 1,500+ applications) comprising 500 Startups' Batch 16. With 500 Startups' funding and mentorship, the MaestroConference team is working closely with some of the Valley's top investors and founders to grow the company towards our mission.
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Brian Burt - Founder and CEO. At Charles Schwab, Brian led many multi-million-dollar technology projects in the areas of telephone technology, marketing, and CRM systems. He has also led a very successful consulting firm specializing in large technology project leadership, and has co-hosted events with Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, and many others. He is a skilled facilitator who also holds a Master's degree in Mathematics / Mathematical Economics.
Denis McCarthy - CFO/Advisor. Denis is an experienced finance and telecommunications executive with over 15 years of experience in public accounting, high tech and telecom. He has brought a unique blend of operational and financial acumen to MaestroConference. Denis was formerly COO and CFO of Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. and CFO of Catcher Inc. Denis is a CPA and holds a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bryant University.
Julian Martinez - Director of Marketing. Julian has spent the past 7+ years building multi-channel marketing programs from scratch. Before joining MaestroConference, he served as first marketing hire for an ecommerce startup and co-founded a boutique marketing agency that provided marketing services to over 200 clients, including Living Spaces, a US Top 35 furniture brand, and Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria, the pizza chain that Ellen Generes had delivered live on-air to the 2014 Oscars. Julian holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
Melissa Kieffer - Manager, Customer Support. Melissa brings experience in telecom, corporate training, process improvement and curriculum development to her role managing Customer Support. She holds a M.S. in Special Education.
Charlie Rebich - Partnerships & Business Development. Charlie is a sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C sales. He has led start-ups, worked in Enterprise sales and trained customer support and sales teams in the various aspects of consultative selling. He takes great pride in putting the customer first and exceeding customer expectations.
Celeste Rogers - Finance. Celeste is a seasoned financial controller with expertise in financial modeling, accounting and human resource management. Celeste is an expert in setting up and administering internal controls and procedures, auditing, and reporting, interfacing with external auditors, vendors, and service providers. Her experience in working with and for venture-backed companies as well as real estate firms gives her a unique background as controller, including extensive experience with strategic financial planning, liquidity management, and evaluating capital spending, stock valuation, and IPO readiness.
Imran Moinuddin - Engineering. A Stanford-trained technologist, Imran has developed numerous applications for biotechnology, media, and marketing companies. He brings deep expertise in web and mobile products conceptualization and systems/infrastructure performance optimization. He is an expert in leveraging open source software and leads a team of 6 engineers for MaestroConference.
Marcy Deluce - Founding CTO & Advisor. Marcy was a co-founder of Critical Path (NASD: CPTH), where she led development of the systems behind the world's largest dialtone-grade email service. Critical Path was named "the world's best-managed, fastest growing high tech company" in 2000 by Forbes ASAP. She ran engineering from inception to 500 customers, 4.2 million mailboxes, and $169 million in annualized revenue. Mary led the development efforts for our first product.
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