Lisbeth McNabb – Founder & CEO, w2wlink.com
Lisbeth McNabb is CEO and founder of w2wlink.com. After driving high levels of growth as CFO and Strategist for Match.com in October 2007 she launched a professional women’s content and community website business. Her professional background includes 20+ years in sales and business development, operations, finance and planning in growth and emerging stage businesses at Match.com, Frito-Lay, American Airlines, AT&T and Sodexo.
Lisbeth is a board of director and audit chair of Nexstar Broadcasting, a Media company on NASDAQ exchange, an advisory board member of American Airlines, Southern Methodist University, company advisor to digital, technology and consumer companies including ClubCorp, Sittercity.com and GenGreen. Lisbeth is a steering committee member of Women Corporate Directors – Dallas and a member of NACD and Entrepreneurs Foundation of TEXAS. w2slink is a portfolio company of Astia. A mentor at Southern Methodist University, University of Nebraska Cather Circle and a former mentor at Menttium.
She received her B.S. at University of Nebraska and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Roz Mallet – President & CEO, Phase Next Hospitality
Roz is President and CEO of PhaseNext Hospitality – a multi brand franchise operating company. She is a seasoned leader with extensive and diverse experience in enterprise strategy, turn arounds, transition planning, systems implementation, human capital development and franchise operations. She is recognized in the industry for her innovative approaches, financial and organizational development results, the ability to build sustainable talent pipelines and a commitment to impacting her industry and community.
In her current position, Roz moved to the entrepreneurial side of business. Previously, as President and Interim CEO of Caribou Coffee (a publicly traded company), Roz continued her track record of effectively implementing new strategic initiatives while balancing financial results, organizational and talent development to deliver shareholder value. She has a comprehensive background in several restaurant segments, having worked in casual dining (SVP of HR for Applebee’s and TGI Friday’s), fast casual (COO of la Madeleine Bistro/Café) and quick service (Caribou). In addition, Roz served as SVP of Human Resources for Carlson Companies a global, multi industry holding company – one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Her comprehensive general management experience includes overseeing all functional areas, with an emphasis on operations, portfolio management, human resources, franchise systems development and financial analysis.
Marilou Martinez Stevens – President of Marilou Martinez Stevens & Associates, CPA
She is the is the President of Marilou Martinez Stevens & Associates (MMS), a certified public accounting firm, engaged in providing accounting, tax and consulting services, as well as special purpose and financial audits to the private and not-for-profit sectors. She is also the founder of Medical Data Management (MDM), an accounting firm focused on assisting medical practitioners with monthly reports, financial reports, accounts receivable aging and collections, payroll taxes and federal tax preparation. Currently, she manages three offices of MMS located in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. Ms. Martinez Stevens holds dual degrees in accounting and data processing from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Marilou Martinez Stevens is the Treasurer and Director at New America Alliance. New America Alliance is a non-profit organization that offers economic advancement of the American Latino community. The organization provides services focusing on education, political empowerment, strategic, philanthropy, and public policy advocacy. New America Alliance was founded in 1999 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.