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Founder / Board Chairman
Most recently was president of $1.5 billion company Affinion Group and looks forward to more of his global “voluntourism". Founded and sold industry leading marketing services company, Webloyalty and was twice included in Silicon Alley Top 100 celebration of most successful people and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he is not trying to create the next greatest thing, Rick is trying to rediscover his tennis game.
Missy Godfrey is a builder who thrives on transformational business opportunities from launches to turn arounds within diverse sectors including media, commerce and technology. Missy was most recently CEO of Spafinder Wellness and prior to that SocialFlow, a software comp at for social media marketing. Her media career included senior leadership positions at Primedia, Worth, Hearst and American Express. Godfrey holds a BS from Skidmore College.
Chief Content Officer
A HooplaHa co-founder, Rob is a content and production purist who lives for emotional storytelling and producing the perfect 2-minute piece! Launched an indie television production company after heading up the east coast production for Television Program Enterprises. Produced pop culture classics including Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Rob has a BS from Emerson College and never goes anywhere without bumping into people who know and love him.
EVP – Business Development
A cartoonist wanna-be who, after planning and marketing roles at Citibank and JP Morgan Chase, was key member of senior team that built Synapse from startup to world's largest magazine agent sold to Time Inc. A tremendously organized clutter collector, Laurence can probably still find his MS from Binghamton University.
Andrew, or Oz as he goes by here, has been involved in new media production for over eight years now. He has edited, shot, and produced many videos including non-profit work, reality television, comedic sketches, and goofy passion projects about a talking printer. In his free time he likes to eat, cook, watch baseball, and eat even more. food.
Amy's love of writing fuels her passion for life. The yoga enthusiast tries to live a very positive lifestyle while spreading that joy to others. When she isn't writing or finding 'feel good' stories, you can find her hula hooping, obsessing over her cat or doing headstands in Central Park.
William has a passion for social media and digital content production. He has been involved in new media for over 7 years now working on content for companies such as Adobe, CBS, NBC, and YouTube. When William isn't coordinating 'feel good' content, he enjoys traveling, producing video's on YouTube, photography, playing golf, and trying to think of the next big idea.
Business Intelligence Associate
Charlene joined HooplaHa after earning her master degree in Communication and Media Art at Pace University. She had various digital marketing experience in luxury, media and travel industries and academic blackguard in advertising and marketing, both in the United States and China. In her spare time, she likes traveling, dancing, watching movies and producing videos on her favorite topics.
Youthful exuberance belies the highly competitive zeal of this seasoned executive with over 20 years operating experience. Most recently senior vice president at Webloyalty; previously held senior marketing and product management positions at CUC International. Marty has a BS from the Wharton School, and enjoys extreme ping pong and leisurely hikes that are leisurely for him and tortuous death defying climbs for you.
Lucia Nazzaro wants to inspire people anyway possible and is passionate about making peoples lives happier and healthier. She's a two-time Emmy nominated multi-media personality, reporter and producer for radio, broadcast TV and online outlets. She has hosted her own nationally syndicated radio show and has worked on-air for iHeart Media and Tribune Broadcasting.
Inclusion Films, started by veteran filmmaker Joey Travolta (brother of actor John Travolta) in 2007, is a teaching studio for aspiring filmmakers with developmental disabilities.
BUILD is a non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of the youth who are most at-risk of dropping out of high school. More specifically, BUILD supplements traditional education with the skills to develop and run their own small businesses.
They're known around the world for their viral Flashmob Spinning Marriage Proposal video and with the wedding quickly approaching, Adam Keller & Jared Marinelli are kicking it into high-gear to get all the last minute details done for their big day!
Every two years Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut displays thousands of flags in honor and remembrance of the American men and women who've fallen in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The site is truly amazing!
Tracy's Dogs is a not-for-profit National Rescue & Transport Initiative for shelter dogs. The focus of the program is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs with pending euthanasia dates residing in kill shelters with the hope of putting them up for adoption to find forever homes!
Therapeutic horseback riding can make all the difference! A New Canaan, CT-based therapeutic riding program called New Canaan Mounted Troop, not only helps kids and adults build leadership, responsibility, and confidence through sound horsemanship, but it also enriches the lives of individuals with special needs through equine-assisted activities.