Citi is excited to kickoff the New Year by celebrating Women in Tech!
This Wednesday, we’ll hear about the journey of Mary Biggins, co-founder of ClassPass, on how she built, launched and tested her highly successful startup in just 6 months. She’ll also share 10 tips and tricks she’s learned along the way. We’ll also hear from Brodi Jackson on her more than 17 years of experience in the world of private equity and alternative asset management.
The event will conclude with a Q&A session where Mary and Brodi will share how they’ve seen the role of women in tech change over the years and answers all of your burning questions!
Date: Wednesday, January 20th
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: WeWork Lincoln Road, 350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Speakers: Mary Biggins, Co-Founder of ClassPass and Brodi Jackson, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Caerus Ventures
Mary Biggins, Co-founder, ClassPass
Mary co-founded ClassPass in 2012 and is now working on a Miami-based stealth startup set to launch in early 2016. At ClassPass, Mary has helped thousands of fitness studios grow their business by facilitating over 10 million reservations for ClassPass customers in 35 cities around the world. Prior to ClassPass, Mary led the marketing team at Betterment, and helped the company go from a handful of customers to over 10,000 accounts. Earlier in her career, Mary enjoyed being an entrepreneur inside the security of larger companies: she launched the Canadian site for Vistaprint and tested hundreds of NFL and MLB licensed products as a Product Manager at MBI.
Mary holds a BA from Colby College. She started her career in direct marketing, and still loves to look through a mailbox of direct mail offers.
Brodi Jackson, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Caerus Ventures
Brodi Jackson has more than 17 years of private equity and alternative asset management experience. She has been an equity and debt investor, managing a $3.5 billion private equity business and originating over $4 billion in loans. Currently, Ms. Jackson is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Caerus Ventures a West Palm Beach based venture capital firm. Founded in 2012, Caerus Ventures invests in Seed and Series A rounds of start-up companies. The firm is currently investing its first fund. Ms. Jackson is responsible for general management of Caerus Ventures and is a member of the investment committee. Prior to Caerus Ventures, Ms. Jackson ran an asset management consulting firm focused on improving financial management for private equity managers including Brookfield Asset Management and Soros Private Funds Management. Prior to starting her consulting business, Ms. Jackson had a successful career on Wall Street.
Ms. Jackson received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lehigh University with a BS in accounting and finance and minor in computer science.