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Maggie Shea, Founding Partner, HotHouse Collaborative Kelly Bent, Business & Brand Strategist, HotHouse Collaborative

Maggie Shea

Founding Partner

Maggie’s spent more than 25 years in brand-building and marketing. She went from director-level gigs in strategy and marketing communications on the client side to doing two jobs at Fallon Worldwide at once: Global Group Director on Citibank in North America, Europe, and Japan while also serving as Head of Account Services. (Not surprisingly, she can pinpoint this as the time period in which her coffee obsession really took off.) Ever the achiever, she also served on Fallon’s Management Committee. And she led genius teams that won plenty of big awards for results and creativity, including the agency’s first Emmy.

Maggie founded HotHouse Collaborative so she could really focus on what she does best: brand-building and strategy. Her extensive experience with boutique and blue-chip brands and reputation for driving business has transformed her from consultant to consigliere for many of her clients, helping them re-think their brand strategies and re-imagine their business opportunities.

Kelly Bent

Business and Brand Strategist

Kelly is a catalyst, a creator, a conqueror.

After all, she was one of the original marketing team members who launched Caribou Coffee, helping create the brand and most of the products that still live on menu boards (and in caffeine-addicted human hands) today.

She helped transform Best Buy from brick-and-mortar to an online marketplace.

And she co-founded City Kid Java, a for-profit company that donates 100 percent of its profits to helping underserved kids. She joined HHC nine years ago and given her typical all-in approach to life, has never looked back.

Plus, she can schuss, sprint, and serve, having been certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America, run the Boston and NYC marathons, and a volunteer for InnerCity Tennis.

She was also named to Minneapolis/St. Paul’s Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. We won’t say how many years ago.