Watotolly Brings On CTO + UX/UI Designer
Divinity Matovu, Chief Executive Officer
Divinity is a tech entrepreneur and full-time MBA student at The Wharton School where she is focused on entrepreneurial management and expects to graduate in May 2017. She is a serial entrepreneur who has launched five start-ups. She graduated with Honors from the University of Southern California as a first generation college student in 2008. Divinity has experience in law, non-profit and investment management, consulting and impact investing. She manages the MBA Mama blog, has two children and is committed to a career at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital.
John Kennedy, Chief Technology Officer
John is passionate about solving hard, human problems with technology. He is a Software Engineer at Fitbit, core contributor at Vote.org, and studied Computer Engineering at Rochester's Institute of Technology. John is experienced in software product development and engineering as well as technical hiring and project management. He has designed and documented external APIs, developed FitStar's comprehensive living style guide, and is comfortable working on any part of the stack at any stage of development. John takes a data-driven decision-making approach to feature prioritization, user experience design, and web accessibility best practices.
Sarah Whitney, UX/UI Designer
Sarah is an art director with a passion for user interface design. She has experience in fashion, graphic design, teaching as well as graphic design and website development. Her career started in New York where she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and received a bachelors degree in merchandising management. In 2008, she moved back home to Oregon, and has since been involved with many non-profits benefiting arts education for children, community gardening, ESL and below poverty level programs in her community.
In addition to bringing Sarah and John onto the Watotolly team, Divinity has recruited a diverse, talented group of professionals who provide mentorship and advice on business development, strategic planning, high growth marketing and human resource management.
Kate holds an Executive MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. She has more than 13 years of progressively responsible experience at mission-driven organizations like NPR and Kaplan. She currently serves as Vice President of Business Development of a DC-based higher education organization. She develops and executes the growth strategy for this private-equity owned media company. Kate runs new product development, corporate development, and business planning. At NPR, Kate was Director of Business Partnerships and Strategy. In this role, she managed over 300 partnerships for NPR including efforts with Google, Facebook, Twitter, the Associated Press, and startups such as TuneIn and Stitcher. During her career, Kate has been recognized for Leadership, Project Management, and Operations excellence. She is married with one son, and lives in DC.
Lawrence holds an MBA from The Wharton School where he focused on Behavioral Analytics. Currently, Lawrence leads a team of digital marketing strategists in helping Google's premier high-growth clients meet and exceed their business objectives. Lawrence has been recognized globally for outstanding contributions to diversity & inclusion initiatives at Google. Lawrence is a results-oriented sales and marketing expert who values data-driven decision-making. In addition to his extensive experience in business development, marketing and sales, Lawrence has an entrepreneurial background, holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and spent time as an engineering intern at NASA early in his career. Lawrence currently lives in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Dr. Stew Friedman
Dr. Friedman is Founding director of The Wharton Leadership Program (1991) and Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project. In 2001, Dr. Friedman concluded a two-year assignment as Director of the Leadership Development Center at Ford Motor Company, running a 50-person, $25 MM operation. In partnership with the CEO, Friedman launched a corporate-wide portfolio of initiatives to transform Ford's culture; 2500+ managers per year participated. An independent research group (ICEDR) hailed the LDC was a "global benchmark" for leadership development programs.
Dr. Friedman is the creator Total Leadership, a program used worldwide, including by the 135,000+ students in his Coursera MOOC. He advises many organizations, gives high-energy keynotes, and is an award-winning teacher. The New York Times cited the “rock star adoration” he inspires in students. He is recognized as one of HR's Most Influential International Thinkers and one of the world's top 50 business thinkers, winner of Thinkers 50’s Distinguished Achievement Award in the talent management field, listed first among Harvard Business Review's Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013, chosen by Working Mother as one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents, and recipient of the Families and Work Institute’s the Work Life Legacy Award.
Friedman serves on a number of boards. He advises and consults with a wide range of companies and public sector organizations, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the United Nations, and two White House administrations. Friedman is an engaging and sought-after keynote speaker conducting workshops globally on leadership and the whole person, creating change, and strategic human resources issues. Friedman hosts the weekly radio show Work and Life on SiriusXM 111 Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School.
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