SETH GODIN is the creator and chief architect of the altMBA. Seth is the author of 18 books, founder of Yoyodyne and Squidoo, and writer of one of the most popular blogs in the world. One of the internet’s pioneers, he’s been featured in magazines, interviews and podcasts and has given speeches to millions around the world.
He defines his career, though, by the impact he’s had in teaching others.
MARIE SCHACHT is Provost for the altMBA (and alum of altMBA3). She works to help create the magic of the student experience. Outside of altMBA, Marie is in love with design. She fuels her passion by teaching high school and middle schoolers design thinking and looks for new ways, everyday to encourage people to design the future they love.
SAM MILLER is Director of Operations for the altMBA and a graduate of altMBA14. Sam's the first point of contact for applications and is always on the look out for people like us. She's a dog lover and manages to make every emergency seem small.
ALEX PECK is our Creative Director. He first worked with Seth in designing the amazing books published by The Domino Project, and also created two magnificent 800-page behemoths. Combining design and technology, Alex adds power, magic and delight to the way our students interact.
ISHITA GUPTA is head of corporate partnerships at altMBA. She helps Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, give their leaders a new way to level-up and lead. Ishita is a powerful brand builder, marketer, and storyteller, pushing levers in media and business to connect people to the right resources. She speaks around the U.S. on leadership, including TEDx Detroit, Columbia University, Global Leadership Summit, and more. Want to find her? Look on the dancefloor.
TAYLOR HARRINGTON is our Director of Digital Marketing and a proud altMBA33 alum. She makes the magic happen on our social media accounts and has a knack for strategy development. Taylor loves connecting with other humans and learning from their stories, which is why she loves the word “sonder.” So much so, that it was the topic of her TEDx talk and name of her Etsy business. You can almost always catch her sipping on green tea while listening to a podcast.
GRAYDEN SHAND brings passion for technology and design to build new tools and products for the altMBA. With an interdisciplinary background in Marketing, Data Analytics, and Software Engineering, he sees opportunities to make things better and executes them. His research on Entrepreneurship and Income Inequality has been published in Small Business Economics, a top rated Academic Journal. Come winter, you’ll find him snowboarding most weekends.
CZAR CARBONEL was formerly with Ogilvy, Czar's a lifelong entrepreneur, a pioneer in the creation of reef-friendly sunscreen and a student of human nature. She helps the team in our ceaseless efforts to share the magic of the altMBA and to engage with the next generation of students.
In addition to our in-house staff, we’re privileged to work with a growing cadre of coaches from around the world, professionals who bring care, passion and expertise to their interactions with our workshop participants.