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Founded: April 2014

City Director: Caitlin Waters
Email: caitlin.e.waters@gmail.com

Times: Event dates announced monthly. Sessions begin at 6pm and are by invitation only

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Team

Caitlin Waters

Caitlin Waters, City Director
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As the Senior Brand Manager at Risas Dental, Caitlin leads the company’s marketing, communications, and PR strategy. After sitting on a House of Genius Phoenix panel back in early 2015, she knew it was an organization she wanted to be a part of. Her passion for relationship building, marketing, technology, and communication has already proven to be a valuable asset leading the House of Genius Phoenix organization.

Caitlin has extensive experience crafting marketing & PR strategies for companies of all sizes, including nonprofits, corporate, and startup businesses. She’s always looking for ways to connect, engage, & build strategic relationships between people, businesses, and their communities. If you need her, Caitlin can be found running around Downtown Phoenix, hiking the nearest mountain, or kicking back on a patio for happy hour.

Brian Stinson, City Organizer
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“Raised by an entrepreneur, Brian assumed he was heading to business school until he became enamored with the ability to solve real world problems using math. At the University of Washington, he discovered Industrial Engineering and realized that “People Engineering” was in his DNA. During his 21 years at Intel Corporation, he learned to combine the science of data and analytics with the power of empathy and authentic relationships to actually solve real world business problems. At the end of his tenure with Intel, Brian was the lead Workforce Strategist for the 6000 person worldwide IT organization. While in this role, he decided that the balance of his career would be dedicated to Organizational Development.
Brian co-founded The PEAK Fleet in 2016, with the sole purpose of helping organizations succeed by creating engaged workforces that thrive together. Brian is also an Academic Associate at ASU where he mentors student entrepreneurs enrolled in the Venture Devil program. He attended his first House of Genius in 2017 and has been a volunteer with the Phoenix chapter since 2019.”

Kimberly Roland

Kimberly Roland, City Organizer
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Kimberly is deeply involved in the local community on grassroots projects, political campaigns, and in the greater Phoenix entrepreneurship ecosystem. She is passionate about all things pertaining to food, politics, education, and women’s empowerment. She considers herself both an intrapreneur and social entrepreneur.

Previously, Kimberly served at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance as the Agency Outreach Analyst where she managed community relations, agency partner research, nutrition education implementation, and program innovation relating to senior food insecurity and tying hunger to health outcomes.

In 2015 she graduated from ASU where she earned her M.A. in Social Justice and Human Rights from the New College with a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Shortly thereafter she accepted her current position of Manager of Partner Relations at ASU’s Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation where she currently works to connect and serve students and community members through meaningful engagement and intentional programming.

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Nima Jacob Nojoumi
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Nima Jacob Nojoumi is an entrepreneur, facilitator of innovative ideas and impassioned advocate of startup companies. He’s also the co-founder and CEO of Sourcely, a technology startup that helps small and medium-sized businesses increase customer retention. Nima wants to help these companies earn back market share from big box retailers with turnkey solutions and data-on-demand services.

Nima has long had an interest in entrepreneurship. At 19 he co-founded his first brick-and-mortar business, and by 21 he was successfully investing in both residential and commercial real estate. He has advised GoDaddy’s executive leadership team, as well as over 600 VIP clients and 20,000 customers.

At his core, Nima is an impassioned autodidact who loves mentoring others. He’s also a firm believer in social embeddedness. That’s why when he was invited to sit on a panel for the Santa Monica chapter of the House of Genius, he immediately saw the endeavor’s revolutionary potential. Inspired by the community-driven format, Nima has dedicated himself to establishing a Phoenix House that will contribute to the burgeoning startup ecosystem in Arizona.

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One East Washington, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Session Dates

Session are held one evening per month. Please apply if you are interested in receiving an invitation to a future session.