Team - Hive


The Hive Global Team

Ryan Allis, Chairman & CEO

Ryan is the Chairman & CEO of Hive. His purpose on this planet is to build a global community of entrepreneurs committed to creating a better world. He was previously a technology entrepreneur and was CEO and Co-founder of iContact from 2003-2012 and led the company from 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales. Ryan is an Emeritus Member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council, and served as National Co-Chairperson of Technology for Obama during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Ryan is the author of the book Zero to One Million. Ryan enjoys helping leaders discover their purpose in life and traveling to the various Hive events around the world. He is half-American and half-British. He majored in economics at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was Co-President of the HBS Social Enterprise Club and a fellow of the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute. 

Morgan Carson, Chief Culture Officer

Morgan Carson was previously the CEO, owner, and designer at the fashion label Rene Ropas, a Partner at Goldstein & Associates, Chief Marketing Officer at PayWithSushi, and Director of Community at TribeRise. She has been a professional artist for 15 years and creates many of the Hive visual artifacts. She is synesthetic and can feel and hear color. She paints to find the harmony between both sound and color. Her art has been shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Puerto Rico. She loves travel, dancing, singing, community building, and hosting dinners. She is a self-taught polymath in the fields of physics, biology, and economics and is passionate about creating optimal environments for human potential. She now helps co-host Hive events around the world.

Faith Reed, ​Event Facilitator

Faith was previously CEO of Tribe, an Investment crowdfunding platform for social and sustainable businesses predominantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Faith leads up the team at Hive Impact, our mastermind community for top CEOs and entrepreneursHer passion for people, connection and growth has been the central theme of everything she's done for the past decade. She believes that when we are truly able to connect intimately with ourselves, others and the world around us, we live more fulfilling lives, build more sustainable businesses and achieve higher rates of success and satisfaction. She is passionate about the development of human consciousness, and is a firm believer in the power of a network of individuals in changing and shaping our world. She is excited by people, the pursuit of excellence, and the power of the human spirit. Her focus in life is always on building relationships, sharing wisdom, and bringing people together for the purpose of fostering growth, sparking innovation and having fun. If she's not out an event, you can find her at her whiteboard fleshing out new ideas, at home with her family, or half way up a mountain somewhere, enjoying the adventure of life. Faith grew up in South Africa and has lived in Kenya, England, and the United States. 

Ryan McGeorge Rogers, Global Community Manager

Ryan McGeorge Rogers has a background in event and media production, US politics, and community organizing. He has produced over 700 events, 2 feature films, 3 stand-up comedy specials, 2 docu-series, a massive Halloween festival, several magazines., a pop-up cultural center, a women's roller derby league, 9 Albums and many other video, audio and podcast productions. He founded the Culture Shock Community Project, a cross-cultural experiential community building organization. He is deeply passionate about mental health and wellness and the power of community. His purpose is to help people have the resources, support, and community to live more joyful and meaningful lives. He graduated from Willamette University and is an active and avid photographer.

​Danielle Blum, Director of Hive Women

Danielle is the Director of Hive Women and leads the Hive Women's Leadership Program. Previously she was founder & CEO of World Nativ, a global community of innovators, creatives, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs connecting minds and sharing knowledge. She believes in the power of community collaboration to support each other's biggest visions. She gets ignited when she is surrounded by individuals with ideas to drive the world forward. Her gatherings have provided the opportunity to foster connections, encourage bold visions, and to support each other on this entrepreneurial journey. She loves connecting great minds who are using business as a tool for good.

Mike Gavela, ​Sales Director

Mike leads the sales team for Hive. He is based in New York and has worked with Hive since 2015. He previously worked at OneBearClaw and Elements Truffles and graduated from Seton Hall University.

Michelle Tabares, Executive Assistant

Michelle believes that we can train the world’s leaders both mentally & physically and is grateful for the opportunity to support people making the world a healthier place to live and flourish, .She believes we can make this world a place where all people, creatures and nature can co-exist. Michelle assists the Hive Global team with all their needs to get the project completed. She's been working with Hive CEO, Ryan Allis since 2006. Michelle previously worked at iContact, Bagchi Law PLLC, and Hive Digital in North Carolina. She resides in Liberty Lake, Washington.

M​ike Sherbakov, Event Facilitator

Mike is a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and passionate philanthropist on a mission to create a better world. He began my career in the United States Marine Corps. He founded Karuna Towels in 2012, taking on the fight against malaria. Karuna Towels adopts a "One for One" business model and partners with Against Malaria Foundation to provide bed nets to families in Africa for each towel sold. 61+ Million bed nets have been distributed to date. Learning the skills of starting and growing a successful social enterprise, he began consulting with purpose-driven startups and industry leaders alike. He helped create goal setting programs for Lululemon Athletica, a national community engagement program for Fitbit, and a mindfulness program for Equinox. In 2016, he founded Greatness Collective with the mission to create a better world. Greatness Collective provides world class training, programs, and experiences to our community of social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven leaders. With a passion for affecting change through business, he founded Greatness Ventures - a business accelerator providing funding, advising, marketing, and technology solutions to values-aligned partners. 

​Jeff Staub, CEO of Hive Digital

Jeff Staub is the Chief Executive Officer of Hive Digital, the digital marketing agency owned by Hive. He has been actively working in the field of web marketing for twenty years, specializing in marketing strategy, paid search, web analytics, and SEO initiatives. With extensive experience in the online marketing arena prior to Hive, Jeffrey worked as an consultant for various online marketing firms working on projects for large movie companies, music industry leaders, and sports apparel producers. Jeff is a member of several online marketing associations and is a certified Google AdWords professional and Yahoo! Sponsored Ambassador. Jeff’s experience spans the full gamut of online marketing tactics from search engine optimization, cost-per-click (CPC) strategies, affiliate marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing. Jeff is passionate about environmental issues and representing companies focused on developing clean energy solutions, protecting wildlife and forests, and manufacturing eco-friendly products. Jeff has a B.A. from Elon University and a B.S. from Colorado State University with a focus on the biological sciences and analysis.

Hive Regional Leaders

The below individuals are volunteers and lead Hive teams that produce Hive events in their home regions.

Grace Osula
Hive Africa

Liana Taylor
Hive Europe

Anubhav Jain
Hive India

Mariam Khan
Hive Pakistan

Amanda Stephenson
Hive Australia

Oana Molodoi
Hive Romania

Pratik Chhetri
Hive Nepal

Hasan Daudpota
Hive Pakistan

​Ireneo Demecais
Hive Philippines

Emma Michel
Hive Canada

Additional Hive Contributors

Thank you to all those who have helped get Hive Global started since 2013. It's taken a village (and over 300 volunteers to date). We especially want to thank the below individuals. Also see our list of advisors and investors here.

  • Brian Hoffstein, HiveMinds
  • Charlene Parker, Digital Experiences
  • Aldi Kaza, Operations & Community
  • Paula Cordovez Cereceda  | Events Directo
  • Palomi Sheth, Chapter Support
  • Satya Kamdar, Former COO
  • Dana Chambers, Former EA
  • Nadia Mufti, Experience Design
  • Sam Lazarus, Former CEO
  • Katiyana Kittay, Fundraising
  • Julia Allison, Public Relations
  • Mike Gavela, Marketing
  • Brian Wreckler, Marketing
  • Tim Lipton, Accounting
  • Helga Kasparait, Accounting
  • Asya Azar, Global Engagement
  • Caen Contee, Logistics
  • Smiley Poswolsky, Emcee
  • Cosmo Fujiyama, Emcee
  • Olivia Wong, Social Media
  • Yasi Baiani, Finance
  • Victoria Moore, Women's Retreats
  • Anima LaVoy, Frameworks
  • Max Marmer, Frameworks
  • Adam Pumm, Former CEO
  • Wes Mahler, Technology
  • Tim West, Food
  • Galt Macdermot, Logistics
  • Jim Kleiber, Logistics
  • Emma Raimi-Zlatic, Logistics
  • Alex Ivker, Logistics
  • Emily Pumm, Photography and Video
  • Rebecca Jean, Catering
  • Rebecca Thieneman, Former Co-CEO