FINANCIAL INCLUSION + PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT
The BB+M team has evolved from over two decades of collaboration on more than 30 startups around the world. Though we come from diverse backgrounds and have different skillsets, we share a foundational belief in doing well by doing good.
OPERATIONS SECURITY + TECHNICAL EXPERT
CHICAGO IL | FOUNDING PARTNER With over 20 years of experience working in international markets, David brings extensive knowledge and understanding of end to end technology requirements, as well as a background in sales and marketing. Most recently, David has worked as a business advisor for multiple start-ups. He has a passion for overcoming challenges by helping businesses grow and realize their vision on their path to success. David was born and raised in South Africa, lived and worked in London, Boston, and currently resides in the great city of Chicago.
CREATIVE DIRECTION + DESIGN
BOULDER CO | FOUNDING PARTNER An artist + designer, Margot lives to create beautiful things. With over fifteen years of professional design experience, Margot got her start in print design and transitioned to digital with the changing tides of her early career. Specializing in identity + branding, web, UX/UI + motion, Margot’s passion is clean, concise design. When she’s not leading the BB+M team creatively, she creates intricate blackwork illustrations and patterns for artwork and custom apparel.
MARKETING + SALES STRATEGY
BOSTON MA | FOUNDING PARTNER With a rich background in mobile commerce and financial technology, John was the chief executive of two impactful fin-tech start-ups, both of which revolutionized the merchant services industry and youth-related banking. John has more than 20 years of advancing experience as a revenue-focused sales and marketing leader. He currently holds advisory roles in cloud-based POS companies, global payment gateways, and loyalty / mobile payments companies. John is a father to five children and resides in Massachusetts, USA.
FINANCE + TECHNOLOGY
BOSTON MA | PARTNER Works with founding teams, CEOs, and investors to optimize early-stage outcomes. As mentor + judge at MassChallenge and MIT-CHIEF he works with early-stage tech companies to get them ahead. Experience in running a $300m product group and as is the founding member of Vesbridge Partners, an early-stage VC firm in Boston. Highly skilled in getting into and getting out of investments. Understanding the pain of pivots and finds satisfaction in working with our companies hands-on. Martin knows about life on the other end of the table.
PROJECTS + SERVICE
AUSTIN TX | PARTNER Jim has a passion for delivering his customers value, simply and beautifully. This has been at the core of his professional career through roles in design, marketing, product management, and as owner-operator of a cocktail bar, where his proudest achievement might be making a damn-near-perfect Sazerac. At BB+M, Jim develops messaging platforms, websites, and project plans.
DIGITAL MARKETING + STRATEGY
SOUTH AFRICA | PARTNER Brett has diverse business background, working in South East Asia and currently based in Cape Town. Having 20+ years of experience in both B2C and B2B, navigating SMB’s through the digital marketing process. He has a special focus on helping businesses leverage value on any advertising budget. When not online working on a campaign strategy, you’ll find him losing a game on PlayStation to his young sons!
EDUCATION + PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BROOKLYN NY | PARTNER Creating calm under duress, Steven has worked with leading academic, nonprofit, and governmental executives – managing their projects and amplifying their productivity. Bringing over 20 years of experience in education and teaching, Steven is a visionary time-strategist whose goal is to increase productivity and build teams energetically. Steven brings his project management and leadership to BB+M to support, enhance, and deliver exceptional results for clients and team members.
DESIGN + MOTION
PHILIPPINES | ASSOCIATE Louie is a creative designer with expertise in motion graphics, who understands the impact of a good design especially through video communication. He has used a variety of software and concepts, always having an eye for the way to make ideas fit the content. Playful and passionate, he prides himself on kindness and honesty and loves watching Rick and Morty, and enjoys playtime with his kids.
WORDPRESS + DESIGN
PHILIPPINES | ASSOCIATE Ricky has been a graphic artist, website designer and developer for more than 5 years. He started as an Android app developer after he graduated from college and got introduced to WordPress, where his focus has been designing and building websites. He is also a musician, photographer, and football fanatic.
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