Founded: January 1 2016
City Director: Jen Singh
Dates: Atlanta meets on the third Thursday each month from 6:45-9:30 pm, but our location changes.
With over 5 million inhabitants, the Atlanta area hosts a fast-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Entrepreneurs foster innovation, development and growth and naturally, they also face difficulties. We believe that collaboration serves an important role in helping organizations overcome challenges. House of Genius in Atlanta is delighted to connect challenges from the real world to a diverse array of problem solvers, fostering disruptive thinking, supportive input and creative new ideas. We are committed to diversity among panelists and presenters and we support initiatives at all stages of their growth.
From strategy to execution, Jen makes innovative ideas become product realities. As a Director within the Advanced Product Innovation team at Thomson Reuters, Jen has a constant eye on the emerging technology landscape to generate product and partnership opportunities. She partners both internally and externally to conceptualize ideas, build proof of concepts, deploy prototypes and deliver revenue generating products. After starting her career in financial services, Jen has since worked across Thomson Reuters in a variety of strategic and operational roles. In her spare time, Jen is a weather nerd and big fan of group fitness.
Meghan Shakar is a leadership & organizational development consultant for the engineering organization at Google. Over 10+ years at the company she collaborates with senior engineering leaders to find creative solutions to solve problems and has traveled the world to facilitate leadership & team-building workshops. She is also a leadership coach helping individuals and organizations manage organizational effectiveness and culture, team dynamics, and career development. Meghan enjoys traveling, hiking with friends on the weekend, and discovering new music.
Han Pham heads up the business and legal strategy for Civic Dinners, a social enterprise focused on making civic engagement social, fun and meaningful. Prior to this, she worked for 10+ years in Thomson Reuters’ Legal division as a leader in roles ranging from strategy & innovation to sales & account management. There she honed her skills in the art of collaboration, managing complex projects, and preparing compelling pitches for investment. In her spare time, she and her husband run around discovering Atlanta’s gems with their two young children and throw huge backyard parties.
Christine is a designer, brand strategist, and founder of Verse Brand Strategy. She specializes in developing brands, uncovering innovation, and defining positive experiences for B2B businesses and products. During her career, Christine has won numerous awards for her branding work, spoken nationally about design thinking, and has served on judging boards for internationally recognized competitions. Outside of business, she enjoys spending time with the people and pets she loves, doing outdoorsy things, and traveling to fulfill her wanderlust.
Enthusiastic, creative, and curious, Stephanie is a writer, editor, and communications specialist. She currently works as a Copywriter and Content Strategist for Look Listen, a creative agency based in Atlanta. Before agency life, Stephanie spent five years as Food Editor for Creative Loafing, the tenth largest alternative newsweekly in the country. Despite her affinity for words, she also dabbles in graphic design, web development, and yoga. Stephanie focuses on communications strategy, social media, and community-building initiatives for House of Genius Atlanta.
Atlanta meets on the third Thursday each month from 6:45-9:30 pm, and our location changes.