We are a diverse team of professionals with extensive backgrounds in branding, marketing, financials and charity work.
We want to:
• Make it easier to make a difference
• Allow regular people to have once in a lifetime experience
• Maximize the amount of support good causes receive
All of us, together with YOU can make a huge difference in this world.
Chairman and Advisory Board
ADAM J. STASS - Founder and Chairman
Stephan Stonehouse - Pro Sports. NCAA Stadium Advisor
JOHN SOENKSEN/Erik Zimmer - CPA - Interim CFO Advisor
ADAM SOLOMON ESQ - Chief Legal Advisor
REGIS MAHER - Chief Brand Advisor
Brenden Schultz - Higher Education Advisor
Chef Akiea Fritz - Culinary Cause Advisor
ADAM J. STASS - Founder and Chairman Managing partners
Mr. Stass spent the last 15 years forging “once in a lifetime” relationships with some of the most powerful brands in the world, spanning such well-known names as MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR, AFL Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Fortune 100 to 500 Brands, Retail, Worldwide Hospitality and Corporate Auto OEM.
January 2008 - July 2016 Mr. Stass was Partner, CEO and Chief Relationship Officer at WebsiteAlive®/Alive Chat, a global live chat software company that had over 10,000 websites using the SaaS platform. In addition, he serviced over 90% of professional sports teams using the product to increase ticket sales, including top NCAA D1 and D2 football teams nationwide. In this role, Mr. Stass successfully built the company's brand and profit over 500% in 5 years. He also created the first US based UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) affiliate partnership for this space.
Prior to WebsiteAlive Mr. Stass spent 7 years with a stealth brand consulting firm called "720" that helped brands with concept development and brand distribution on a global scale. During this time, he fostered the “brand DNA concept” that has been and is still used by brands and agencies worldwide. He has also been fortunate to touch powerhouse companies such as Coke, SWA, Timex, Conair, Valvoline, Anheuser-Busch, IBM, and Microsoft with new product launches and development campaigns.
Granted patents – multiple trademark and copyright registrations
JOHN SOENKSEN - CPA
Interim CFO Advisor/Board Advisor
Innovative financial leader with a commitment to and expertise in building strong teams, leadership talent and diverse organizations to achieve positive and sustainable results. Significant global and diversified experience obtained as Asia-Pacific CFO and VP of Internal Audit of a large complex organization, and as public company CFO and Controller in middle market and start-up companies
Tyco International (TYC), Princeton, NJ January 2005 to March 2016
Leading Global Fire Protection, Security and Retail Solutions provider. During time of employment Tyco’s revenue and headcount ranged from $40billion and 250,000 employees in 2005 to $11billion and 57,000 employees currently; operating in 50 countries through 900 locations.
CFO, Installations and Services, Asia-Pacific (Singapore) January 2013 to March 2016 Top Finance Executive in region with revenues of $1.9B and 15,000 employees.
ADAM Z. SOLOMON ESQ - Chief Legal Advisor and Board Advisor
Adam is a partner in Michelman & Robinson, LLP's (M&R's) New York office, where he represents clients in all aspects of advertising, digital marketing, promotions and compliance. Mr. Solomon advises digital agencies and advertisers regarding transactions for online and interactive advertising, programmatic media buying, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, lead generation, data collection and usage, and behavioral advertising. He also counsels clients on social media and emerging products and technologies. Mr. Solomon has substantial experience in negotiating and drafting complex online marketing, Internet and licensing agreements. He works closely with his clients on how to minimize the legal risks associated with online advertising and marketing. He frequently counsels marketers and agencies on the structuring of sweepstakes, games and contests. Mr. Solomon routinely drafts official rules, reviews and advises on advertising copy, handles applicable state registrations and drafts winner affidavits and participant releases. He has extensive experience in the area of international promotions.
REGIS MAHER - Chief Brand Advisor/Board Member
Regis is a high-voltage motivator, and always powered on, his passion for non-traditional marketing invigorates everyone he talks to. Regis Is the President and co-founder of doitoutdoors® and doitoutdoors digital experience and oversees new business development and client relationships, making sure the experiential campaigns are running are producing smiles as well as measureable results. He has been named a Top 40 Under 40 and an Entrepreneur of the Year, noting his status as an innovator in the industry. He travels extensively and is the visionary for his firm: he’s the big picture guy. When Regis isn’t leading cheers in the conference room, he’s enjoying family time with his wife, son and daughter. His dedication to the community as well as national support through non-profit work also proves that Regis has a big heart!
Brand Innovators Member