Marie is a former executive of PepsiCo and served as VP of Technology and SVP of Multicultural Sales and Marketing. As VP of Technology Marie was responsible for $300MM P&L PepsiCo consolidated Technology organizations. She was formally recognized for achieving record-setting business turnaround, elevating productivity and decreasing costs while optimizing supplier diversity initiatives. She is a versatile executive bringing a skill mix of deep consumer products, technology and cultural diversity to the C-Suite. Proven leadership in very large global organizations as well as recent President of start-up businesses launching and scaling consumer products.
Marie was the co-founder of the PepsiCo Women of Color Alliance which received Catalyst award in 2007 for attracting, retaining and developing Women of Color in middle and senior management ranks.
Marie served on the Board of Directors of the Network of Executive Women and chaired the Corporate Advisory Board for Latina Style magazine. She currently serves on the Board of Catholic Charities, and is a contributing author to the book "Win the Hispanic Market". Marie was named as one of the Top 50 Hispanic Women in Business by Hispanic Business magazine, one of the top 50 Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer, and one of the Top 5 Latina Executives by Latina Style Magazine. Marie is featured in the book, "The New Woman Rules".
David A Flanary II
David has spent his entire business career working on early stage businesses of all shapes and sizes. He co-founded and managed large disruptive technology businesses growing revenue streams in excess of $100 Mio annually through a mix of organic and acquired customer bases. He's spent time raising funds for entertainment startups including bars and restaurants, and other music endeavors. His most recent time has been spent in the mass marketing and social media space managing costs, building product roadmaps and growing customer bases along with an IP IoT(Internet of Things) Home Security offering.
JAMES MAUGHAN was born and raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana. After graduation from high school he attended Louisiana State University, and received his BA in the field of history, and graduated with honors in 1993. James subsequently attended Loyola University, College of Law, the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, and obtained his Juris Doctor upon graduation from Loyola in 1996. He is admitted to practice before all District from Loyola University in 1996. James is licensed to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He has represented clients throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in Civil Litigation claims arising from personal injuries, wrongful deaths, insurance coverage disputes, products liability claims, and Medical Malpractice while most of his practice is dedicated to litigation, James’ practice is involved the representation of clients in Business Transactions, Real Estate acquisitions secured transactions, corporate litigation, sales, mergers and business separations.