Meet The Disruptive Factory
Media & Creative Team

 

The Disruptive Factory Media & Creative Team is diverse, experienced and committed to disruptive excellence. 

Backgrounds touch on a wide range of industries and creative endeavors with execution depth and innovation.  At our core, we focus on empowering our team and clients to create a more sustainable world with the avenues and tools for citizens, organizations, entrepreneurs, and companies to thrive, engage and contribute.


Cynthia A. Phillips, Founder 

Cynthia A. Phillips is the Founder & CEO of The Disruptive Factory. Phillips is an economist/agricultural economist as well as a business consultant to for-profit and social enterprises with over 25 years of experience in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, branding, analytics, big data, business development, and global expansion. Former Director of International Marketing & Risk Management at American Express and consults with technology companies and start-ups such as Cisco Systems, BioSerie, and Riverbed. She currently serves as the interim CMO for Ascalon, LLC, a disruptive consumer and commercial bio-based products company. Phillips sits on several nonprofit boards and advisory boards of start-ups including OROECO and accelerators such as Think Beyond Plastic.  Phillips is a champion of the 17 UN SDGs and supports nonprofit organizations as well as companies of any scale to integrate the SDGs into their business planning, Business Intelligence, ESG, and CSR. She is the founder of GlobalShiftTV, G Media Partners, as well as a co-founder. A writer and producer, she has several projects in development including a feature on the life and legacy of Florence Nightingale.

References and endorsements for Phillips’ work can be found on LinkedIn.

Marie Studer

Marie Studer is a Partner and Relationships Manager at The Disruptive Factory and Science & Society lead for The Disruptive Factory / Media & Creative division, championing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for our work with partners. She engages people with scientific and sustainability endeavors and helps mission-oriented organizations run professionally and smoothly. She is a scientist with a passion for connecting people with meaningful and creative explorations of the world that are relevant to them and our future. Her career has focused on public accessibility and understanding of science through government and public policy positions, to scientific and education leadership for international citizen science projects, to engaging formal and informal educators and youth in biodiversity learning using hands-on and online resources and tools. She is especially interested in creating awareness and action around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Marie has executive leadership experience in non-profit organizations and multi-institutional consortiums, with a proven record in strategic planning, strategic partnership development, organizational management and development, budgeting, fiscal control, staff development, stakeholder relations, and fundraising. As a collaborative leader, she listens and finds common ground, while ensuring vision and mission guide decisions. She enjoys networking and connecting people, ideas and projects to deliver outcomes and impact. She has held positions as Staff Scientist for the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, Chief Scientist for Earthwatch Institute, and as Director of Learning + Education for the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). She serves on several boards and committees for organizations working to support sustainable communities and environments. 

Brian Street

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David Zung

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Vivian Sorenson

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Ed Brown

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