TRADEMARK LAW x STRATEGY
Nik has over 18 years experience in marketing and branding, having worked for Virgin records as a marketing rep in Dallas Fort Worth to support artists like Janet Jackson and Lenny Kravitz.
She has over a decade experience in law specializing in intellectual property, specifically trademarks. Nik has also worked at Facebook for almost a decade, first in Intellectual Property Operations and now in sales in the Global Business Group, advising Fortune 500 healthcare companies on their advertising strategy. On average she manages and generates 8 figures per quarter in advertising revenue.
Additionally, she owns NikSallie.com, a trademark Law Firm supporting six figure
Jane Hervey is a communications strategist and creative producer based in Austin, Texas. She’s the founder of group work, a boutique studio that helps creative start-ups, arts and entertainment organizations and nonprofits curate compelling experiences, tell stories and create truthful brands online and off. Over the last few years, she has launched a nonprofit, developed festival identities, produced conferences, managed tours, directed photo shoots, created social media personalities and so much more.
She specializes in designing communications strategies and producing events (online and offline) for arts and entertainment organizations, nonprofits and start-ups invested in culture and social good.
Over the years, Jane has worked with a range of people and places—from small businesses and individual artists to projects with Bumble, The Line Hotel, The University of Texas at Austin and Red Bull. In 2015, she founded her own 501c3 nonprofit, bbatx (bossbabes.org), to nurture resources and cultural spaces for women and LGBTQ creatives, community leaders and small business owners in Texas.
Outside of work, she is also involved in different creative communities as a producer and recording artist. Jane likes to lend my time to governmental and NGO coalitions that influence eco-systemic conversations around representation, equity and sustainability in media, tech, business and the arts, too.
Jane’s work has been profiled in publications like Texas Monthly, ADWEEK and Forbes, as well as recognized in the City of Austin’s Women’s Hall of Fame.
OPERATIONS / COO
Christine Lopez founded Blue Chiron with over 25 years of experience in operations, project and production management, workflow design and implementation. She has worked in both agency and in-house environments, managing teams to create integrated campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Armani Exchange, Absolut Vodka, Verizon, and MillerCoors. Christine believes that a finely tuned workflow produces superior deliverables and maximizes revenue.
CRO x FINANCIAL STRATEGY
Chris Sica went to U. Richmond and while earning a degree in Biochemistry, got his start in sales and marketing by building a sales organization that did over 1mm in revenue before graduating. He then moved to NYC and was the Dir. of Business Development for a fintech startup, Vestorly, that completed it’s series A in 2017. He then saw an opportunity in the college textbook market and built a textbook wholesaling business with reps in 28 states. Not well versed in web development, but needing an app, he moved to Austin Texas and with his co-founder, started his idea of the perfect coding school, Austin Coding Academy. It is the largest coding bootcamp in Texas by students. He is currently the Chief Revenue Officer for The Ronin Society, a consultancy that helps business owners scale using budgets, forecasting, and weekly strategy sessions.
Go-To-MARKET STRATEGY x CREATIVE
Kana LiVolsi is a leader in digital marketing & advocate for the empowerment of minorities and females in business. A featured speaker with General Assembly, The Riveter, Social Media Week, Austin Start-up Week, Guaranteed to Wrinkle, and more, she is a SXSW mentor and has recently been nominated for Austin Business Journal’s 2020 Profiles in Power : Central Texas Women of Influence along with other notable female leaders.
For over a decade, prior to starting Dos Mundos Creative, Kana focused on entertainment media, working in production for companies such as NBC, HBO, Showtime, BBC, Nike and MTV (every department from pre to post/marketing, including a brief stint in stunts) and transitioning into the digital publishing industry creating strategies for publishes and retailers such as Harper-Collins Publishing, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Cox Media, Conde Nast, Google, Apple, Sony and Amazon. A pioneer in the eBook space, her creative campaigns as Marketing Director for BooksOnBoard included work with a wide array of partners from Tyra Banks, to the Daytime Emmys and Nascar, and helped the virtually unknown eCommerce store grow to be the #1 largest independent eBookstore in the world, #3 overall behind Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Kana’s diverse experience has ingrained a deep understanding of brand and creative strategy across consumer markets. This insight provides her with the tools to pivot under high pressure situations and create out-of-the-box opportunities for her clients for more impactful business development opportunities. All of which has allowed her to adapt quickly to meet the needs of Dos Mundos’ high-end clientele — as well as be dangerous in a game of Catan.
Jane Ko is the blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin’s top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. A Taste of Koko has been voted best local Austin blogger by the Austin Chronicle in 2018 and 2019 and has been featured in O Magazine, InStyle Magazine, OWN TV Network, and The New York Times.
Koko launched her blog in 2010 and has been doing it full-time since 2015 and has worked with over 300 brands on influencer campaigns like Target, IKEA, Whole Foods, Best Buy, Visit Germany, and more. Tourism destinations include New Mexico, Miami, Michigan, Macau, California, Arkansas, and more.
Shop Koko is her very own line of foodie tees that help support local non-profits in Austin and she also self-published her first book, Koko’s Guide To Austin, a pocket-sized guidebook to Austin that’s sold in 40 locations in Austin.
AUDIO BRANDING x STRATEGY
Tamara Deike has been a fixture in the entertainment space for more than a decade. Cutting her teeth at Om Records, overseeing 200+ releases. A former Vice contributor, booking agent, artist manager, promoter, and DJ. Her career has taken her from managing Rose McGowan during the MeToo movement overseeing her #1 New York Times Bestseller; to event production for Spotify, Facebook, and for artists like Beck, Sheryl Crow, and Cage the Elephant. Today, she resides in Austin, where she is the founder of Aces High – an agency focused on creative, audio branding, and media/event production. “Bring Music Home” is her latest endeavor, a book + podcast featuring 200+ music venues across 30 cities during the pandemic.
INVESTOR STRATEGY x BIZ DEV
Elisa is an experienced operator with specializations in growing early stage businesses and communities. She specializes in business development, go-to-market strategy and fundraising. She currently is growing the Data Board, a private community for Fortune 500 executives working in data strategy. She is also a local Director of Founder Institute Austin, a pre-seed accelerator where she has helped graduate 64 entrepreneurs. Elisa has worked at the intersection of technology, education, policy, and community for the last ten years with IBM, CognitiveScale, Galvanize, and the Riveter. When she isn’t advising startups, Elisa spends her free time with her horse Watson and miniature schnauzer, Lola “Potato”.
Polo Aristoy began telling brand stories using data as a strategy consultant with Nielsen, and has since held several senior sales and marketing positions in different fields including Telecommunications, Healthcare and Media.
With a foundation in established global organizations like ESPN, DirecTV and Net Jets, he’s more recently focused his efforts in leading and building out brands and the marketing function in early stage companies and currently works at the VP of Marketing for Austin FC. He’s also active in helping non-profits flourish, like he did at Code Platoon, a Coding boot camp that transforms veterans and military spouses into professional software developers.
He excels at crafting the brand essence, from which to build out content and segmentations strategies that lead to effective multi channel campaigns; as well as understanding the principles of sales performance for maximum profitability.
He holds an MBA from Boston College, has lived in 5 countries, and believes the world would be a better place if everyone owned a stamped passport.
Robin Emmerich, D.PSc. is trained and certified as an expert in the subconscious mind through world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Coletta Long and ‘Creativity in Business’, the famed Stanford University master’s degree course by Dr. Michael Ray. Robin’s personal journey and professional knowledge led her to develop a unique method to help others discover their true desires and live a fulfilling life. She’s been featured as Inc Media’s first-ever invitee for ‘Ask Me Anything in Health and Wellness,’ Bumble Bizz first-ever Career Coach, and Austin Under 40 Award’s 2019 ‘Mentor of the Year’ finalist and recently launched her new book, “Love the Mess”, which premiered at number one on the Amazon bestseller list on both Death & Grief and Creativity Self-Help.
We have a low-barrier to entry package to help push you out of the rut and provide some guidance to point you in the right direction to navigate a few of the challenges you are facing — taking into account perspective from 2-3 of our expert departments that you need most.Our Level 01. Package provides an accessible way to utilize the experience x knowledge of our experts.
In this package we use your intake form and guided session to identify the root your issues x provide expert perspective on how to fix it from two different departments. We will identify obvious weaknesses x opportunities x provide insight on potential low-hanging fruit as well as big-picture changes to help you work through your existing issues. At the end, our experts will convene to create a comprehensive report based on the information given to identify a DIY path for you to begin to move the needle on the challenges at hand.
Our Level 02 package has been crafted to help take you one step further, taking our deliverables and process from Level 01 and creating change with action. In order to maximize the effectiveness of our efforts, for Level 02 we require a minimum of 2 action items from the high-level assessment that do not need the extensive research portion ( which would be part of a Level 03 or Custom package) to begin getting traction.
EXAMPLES OF THESE ACTION ITEMS INCLUDE
In Level 03, we create an in-depth look at your company, industry x evolution to build the roadmap for a strong foundation that withstands foreseeable issues. Through our process we define potential pathways for innovation & potential internal & external pain points to prepare for.
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