Alex is currently away on maternity leave
Alex Webb, has been part of the S4S team since 2009 and is enjoying the change of direction from the fast pace of commercial and large brand events as the Events Director at RPM, Experiential Marketing Agency. She loves managing large teams and training people to become the efficient and, some would say 'anal' Events Managers that she loves. Alex's career started out as a PE teacher before bringing her organisational skills and love for sport together. She worked on TV shows covering mountain biking, triathlon and surfing before becoming a freelancer in the world of business conferences. Less lycra for sure!
In 2006 she became Events Director for a large 3 day and 36 event festival for Sky TV where she managed a team of 17 internal staff and 200 delivery staff – glad to have done it but never again! So following some time out for maternity, she now enjoys working for Doug and the ever expanding events programmes that are being developed as well as continuing her own business, Spring Coaching, tutoring netball to coaches and players. You can follow Alex @springcoaching or drop her a line email@example.com
Medeia Cohan a typical gobby American living and working in London. Medeia holds a BA in Public Relations from Boston University and an MA in Museum & Gallery Management from City University. Previous to joining the Doug Richard's team Medeia was Head Curator at the University of the Arts London where she ran the unique Emerging Artist Programme for nearly six years. Her background working in both communications and fine art has made her a perfect fit as Programme Director for School for Creative Startups. You can follow Medeia on Twitter @medeiacohan, or email her, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan (pronounced Mee – gan) is a karma focused, tree hugging, vegetarian from Brisbane, Australia. She began her working career in advertising before moving into marketing and events. Megan then took some time off work to travel the world, before settling down in London where she now works as the Events Manager for Doug Richard Pty Ltd. She loves the variety of events she gets to run for Doug and enjoys the challenges of organising events in international locations as well as producing live online events. If you would like to discuss events further with Megan you can contact her on email email@example.com or twitter @megandowney
Nancy Fulton Mazur is a serial entrepreneur and writer/producer. In addition to working to create training & marketing documentation to support School for Startups and other Doug Richard Ltd initiatives, Nancy has produced a documentary, several short films and written several hundred articles on computer aided design, engineering and animation. She has a very strong background in marketing and media distribution, and has been selling products and services online since 1996. Her first job after college was working for Doug Richard in his first startup, ITAL Business Computer Systems where she served as supervisor of technical support and training.
To contact Nancy, email her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicola Coleman started out as a beauty therapist setting up her own salon and nail bar. After 15 years in the beauty industry Nicola then moved into administration work and has been an administrator for Hedge Funds both in London and New York. Whilst living in New York Nicola also worked for Rudi Giuliani Safety and Security. On returning to the UK in 2005 she worked for Doug in one of his previous companies as his executive assistant; moving forward with him as he set up School for Startups.
Nicola remains in her role as Executive Assistant and provides financial and operations administration support for School for Startups.
Phil is a web developer with 4 years experience in online marketing and website development. After studying Business Studies and Entrepreneurship at University of Huddersfield, Phil worked for a digital agency in Leeds developing a custom content management system now used by clients to manage their websites. Shortly afterwards, Phil joined Doug Richard Ltd to work on School for Startups and is responsible for building and maintaining the web presences of all Doug's programmes. Phil can be found on Twitter @philhancox or contacted by emailing email@example.com.
Vanessa joined us back in 2010 learning the ropes as an apprentice, and has since become a permanent fixture within the S4S team working on Marketing, Social Media and internal tech. Vanessa has previously studied Furniture and Product Design and is currently part-way through a BAHons in Business and Management with eCommerce. Prior to starting with us she worked for a number of years as both a face–to-face fundraiser and Campaign Manager on contracts for the likes of British Red Cross, Amnestry International, WaterAid and MAG.
Vanessa is a self-confessed geek and gadget-junkie (never without her iPhone, iPad, laptop, Macbook Pro, iPod, Nike+ sportwatch & Kindle all stacked into her handbag), and enjoys mountain biking, skydiving and long walks in the great british wilderness. Contact Vanessa on email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on twitter @nesshere
Fiona is the newest member of the team having just completed a BA in History and Anthropology at Durham University. She has previously worked in various capacities for Doug in several ventures and is excited now to be joining the S4S team and being involved in both marketing and events.
She loves to travel, having taken a year out teaching and travelling in East Africa before university and made the most of the long university summer breaks, working as crew on a super yacht in the Mediterranean and exploring northern India. You can follow Fiona on Twitter @fionakfr, or email her, email@example.com.