Founded: January 1, 2016
City Director: Jen Singh
Dates: Atlanta meets on the third Wednesday 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 Senior Director within the Digital Identity Solutions group, she is currently incubating a new business of identity verification services for Thomson Reuters. Jen currently leads Product Management and Strategy, focusing on aspects such as commercial strategy, business development, product strategy, partnerships and go-to-market strategy for the new proposition. Jen formerly was a member of Thomson Reuters’ corporate innovation team where she built numerous products using emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, internet of things, blockchain, virtual reality, natural language and others. In her spare time, Jen is a weather nerd, an adoptive parent of sea turtles and a big fan of group fitness.
Meghan is an organizational development consultant at Google, focusing on executive coaching, senior leadership team effectiveness, and systemic change management with strategic people operations. In her 13 years at Google, she has collaborated with Tech Googlers to drive behavior change through designing and facilitating leadership development programs and team building workshops. Prior to Google, Meghan worked in development in the arts in Washington D.C. and New York. She spends her free time to mentor startup founders on building culture, performance management, onboarding, and scaling leadership teams. She has dreams of owning a small farm in North Georgia.
Han Pham heads up operations at Hotshot, a digital learning startup for lawyers. She is also a lawyer with a career in corporate strategy and a passion for start-ups and social enterprises. In addition to organizing House of Genius Atlanta, she serves on the board of the Global Village Project, a unique middle school for refugees girls who have had their education interrupted, and volunteers for Her Term, which recruits and supports progressive women for political seats in Georgia. In her free time, you can find Han, her husband, and two kids hanging out in their massive garden, munching on produce.
Christine is a researcher, strategist, designer, and founder of Verse Brand Strategy. She specializes in helping digital product companies with their brand strategy and experience design. Throughout her career, Christine has had a broad background building and shaping experiences for small startups to Fortune 500 organizations, has been honored with multiple forms of industry recognition for her work and has spoken and taught at corporate and collegiate levels regarding critical thinking, customer experience, visual design, and branding. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling her bipolar cat, traveling abroad with her pun-tastic partner, and obsessing over most things handmade.
Dustin has been involved with startups, emerging-growth, and high-growth companies throughout his entire professional sales career. From an individual contributor to running enterprise sales teams, he’s helped create captivating cultures and winning teams. He made it to Atlanta via Cleveland and Chicago 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Additionally, he’s a self-proclaimed global traveler, music & podcast junkie, movie savant, political wonk and space nerd.
Twanna is a self-described millennial-minded, GenX’er who leverages her brand marketing expertise to build stronger products, campaigns, communities, and experiences. As the Vice President of Brand, Content and Strategic Initiatives for the Atlanta Beltline, she works with the executive team to amplify the global voice and appeal of the Beltline. In 18 years of branding and marketing, Harris has led The Coca-Cola Co.-branded initiatives for multiple agencies and has worked for some of the largest global brands and nonprofits, including The Procter & Gamble Co., PepsiCo Inc. and United Way Worldwide
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Rhea Perkins serves as the Program and Operations Manager for CREATE-X. She is excited about entrepreneurship and enjoys helping college students view starting a business as a viable career option. Prior to Georgia Tech, Rhea attended Arizona State University where she received her BS degree, fell in love with Miami while completing her MS degree at Florida International University, and learned to eat crawfish while at Louisiana State University pursuing her PhD degree. Rhea absolutely loves Atlanta and enjoys the beltline, yoga, and trying new local restaurants!
Atlanta meets on the third Wednesday each month from 6:45-9:30 pm, and our location changes.