FOUNDER AND CEO
Julie McBride is a thought leader in the field of social franchising and was recently named one of “Five Innovative Consultants that are changing the world” in Inc. Magazine. Julie’s experience using the franchise model to scale social businesses spans 20 years, five continents, and several industries including healthcare, water, sanitation, agribusiness, clean energy, and education. She was instrumental in designing and operating PSI’s pioneering reproductive health franchise in Pakistan (Green Star) and supported the expansion of social franchises into 27 additional countries. As a franchise consultant at MSA Worldwide Julie helped social business owners and NGOs design and execute franchise systems. In her most recent venture as founder and CEO of Stage Six LLC, Julie is building and supporting a portfolio of investment-ready social franchises across a range of sectors and geographies. Her efforts to inform and inspire potential actors in this field have included several high profile speaking engagements and publications. Julie earned her Masters in Public Health from New York University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Andrew is a senior leader with over ten years of domestic and international experience in organizational development. Most recently he was an LGT Impact Fellow and, subsequently, the Director of Advisory Services at India’s largest education transformation/financial inclusion company, Varthana. In these roles, he designed, built, and managed the company’s management consulting division. He also developed, piloted, and launched several products intended to improve the skillsets and decision-making capabilities of school leaders. Before his time in India, he worked as a management consultant at Grant Thornton. In this capacity, he led or collaborated in the strategic development of offices and agencies, both internally at Grant Thornton’s corporate headquarters and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His areas of focus include operations, corporate strategy, and transformation management. Andrew received an MBA with a focus on international strategy from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a BA in Communication from Tulane University’s Paul Tulane College.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Andrea Mooney has more than a decade of experience working in global and domestic health and social justice. She applies a social marketing lens to socioeconomic and political determinants of wellbeing in order to create more equitable enabling environments to tackle racial injustice, gender gaps and poverty.
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
Prior to joining Stage Six, Kelli Schroeder lead international business development for publicly traded, $3B Franchisor, Wingstop Restaurants International (NYSE: WING). Kelli also served as the VP of International Franchise Development for Jibu, a safe drinking water franchise. While overseeing international expansion efforts, Kelli successfully launched the brand in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and The Democratic Republic of Congo. During her tenure at Chili’s Grill & Bar, Kelli established new franchise partnerships throughout Central & South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Kelli also served as a Public Relations Senior Account Executive for Omnicom Group – The Zimmerman Agency, where she represented global hospitality brands including Hard Rock Hotels, the country of Aruba, Palace Resorts, and Party City. Kelli is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), holds a Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University, an International MBA from Escuela de Administraction de Empresas (EAE Business School) and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Alabama. She is fluent in Spanish.
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ADVISOR
Mr. Winslow started out his career as a diplomat working with both the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce. He then went back to school (MBA: Denver University) and began what has turned out to be a long career in international franchising. He has worked on all sides of the international equation; turning US brands who happen to have international operations into Global brands who happen to have their HQS in the US. A fundamental shift on how the brands think and operate. He has served as a Regional Manager, Director, Vice President, Managing Director and President working with various concepts. He has had the pleasure of living and working in Morocco, Venezuela, Belgium, Greece, Hong Kong, China, and the United Kingdom spending almost 20 years outside the US. During his career he has been charged with the responsibility for sales and operations on 6 continents in over 60 countries. He has been responsible for directing and managing all aspects of businesses from overseeing start-ups to serving on the management team of large companies. Assigned broad global P&L responsibility, he has been in charge of operating budgets ranging from $1 to $100 million and owned > 300 stores in 3 countries along with growing one brands international presence to over 600 units abroad. Regarding international business development, he has worked with companies such as UPS, FedEx, JC Penney, e-Bay, Xerox, American Express and Microsoft expanding their product lines abroad.
Katie is a young professional in her final year of undergraduate studies at American University. During her undergraduate career, Katie has interned with various government bodies and NGOs and has lived and worked in Africa and Europe. In addition to implementing a CRM system to track Stage Six’s clients and donors, Katie is currently interning in the Advocacy Department of Freedom House where she conducts outreach to Congressional offices, tracks Congressional activity relating to democracy issues, and maintains an internal contact database of over 1000 clients in Salesforce. Katie has previous experience working with human rights advocacy firms in Belgium and Kenya where she facilitated the publication of advocacy resources and supported fundraising and outreach initiatives. She has also provided logistical and administrative support to projects within the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Mission to the UN. Katie will receive her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa in May, 2020.
DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST
While working closely with social entrepreneurs and young changemakers from around the world, Theresa became inspired to amplify their voices and stories. Theresa is passionate about sharing the stories of these global leaders through written word, video and graphics. She currently works directly with social entrepreneurs from all over the MENA region to enhance their community engagement, build their international networks and spread the word about their work. Prior to her work with the MENA region, Theresa spent 2+ years working as a Youth in Development Volunteer for Peace Corps Thailand. During her time in Thailand, Theresa worked with local government authorities and community organizations to create leadership opportunities for local youth with an additional emphasis on gender equality and empowerment. She also co-developed a local Youth Council, which functions to give young people a voice in government. Theresa graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.