The BB+M team has evolved from over two decades of collaboration on more than 30 startups around the world. Like-minded and with different backgrounds, we have a unique collaborative style that’s unlike any other.
Operations Security + Technical Expert
CHICAGO IL | With over 20 years experience working in international markets, David brings an 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 + UI/UX
BOULDER CO | An artist + designer, Margot lives to create beautiful things. With over fifteen years of professional design experience, Margot began her career in print 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 can be found making treasures from other people’s trash with her husband.
Marketing + Sales Strategy, Path to Revenue
BOSTON MA | 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 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 | 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.
Partner: Project Management + Service
AUSTIN TX | Jim has a passion for delivering his customers value, simply and beautifully. This has been at the core of his professional career, beginning as a designer and progressing through roles in marketing, product management, and as owner-operator of a cocktail bar, where his proudest achievement might be making a damn-near-perfect Sazerac — kinda makes sense. At BB+M, Jim develops messaging platforms, websites, project plans, and even juliennes fries!
Partner: Digital Marketing + Strategy
SOUTH AFRICA | Brett has diverse business background, working in South East Asia and currently based in Cape Town. Having 20+ years experience in both B2C and B2B, navigating SMB’s intand through the digital marketing process. He has a special focus on helping business leverage value on any advertising budget. When not online working on a campaign strategy, you’ll find he losing a game on PlayStation to his young sons!
Associate: Design + Motion
PHILIPPINES | Louie, Creative designer with expertise in motion graphics, who understands the impact of a good design especially though video communication. He has used 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, he loves watching Rick and Morty and enjoys playtime with his kids.
Associate: WordPress + Design
PHILIPPINES | Ricky, a graphic artist, website designer and developer for more than 5 years. Having started as an Android app developer 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 a football fanatic.