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Meet Georgetown’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs
John Backus, co-founder and Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
Meghan Roman has turned out to be a rockstar.
Nicole Pack, Vice President of Marketing, Venrock
If I need a sounding board or pinch hitter, I call Meghan.
Lisa Maki, co-founder & CEO, PokitDok
Meghan has been an indispensable part of my team. She is talented, nimble, resourceful and dedicated, which is a rare combination to find.
Eric Sharp, former Marketing Director, Transonic Combustion, a Khosla Ventures and Venrock portfolio company
Meghan jumps right in and makes an immediate impact. She shows a deep level of thoughtfulness and originality – whether it’s crafting the right message, leveraging support from the investor world, spokesperson training, developing strategy, or handling all matters of media. In particular, her approach to media strategy is solid with careful, diligent research and alignment of corporate objectives with tactical recommendations.
Debora V. Thompson, Associate Professor of Marketing, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Meghan's guest lectures enrich my Principles of Marketing class at Georgetown. She comes well prepared and shares the depth of orchestration involved in public relations campaigns that may not be so visible on the surface.
Meghan Roman is the founder and principal of Stonerose Advisors. With roots from Silicon Valley, Meghan has designed and implemented PR campaigns for more than 30 start-ups, global corporations, and venture capital firms. She has helped clients build their digital brand and earn press exposure in Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. A PR agency veteran, Meghan is skilled at introducing and building credibility for novel technologies and investment strategies that help business and society function better.
At Stonerose, Meghan has been part of PR consulting teams for New Atlantic Ventures, Venrock, NEA and Menlo Ventures and has served as an active member of the NVCA Strategic Communications Group. She has advised more than a dozen startups and has represented PokitDok for the past three years.
Prior to starting Stonerose, Meghan spent four years as a communications director at Horn Group (acquired by Finn Partners in 2015). She was recruited to serve on the west-coast senior leadership team, providing counsel to the firm on operational matters, business and employee development. There, she created customized programs to help Silicon Valley-based venture-backed start ups raise and promote venture capital funding, manage merger and acquisition activity and litigation issues and introduce unprecedented technologies.
Previously, Meghan directed integrated marketing communications programs for HP, Adobe and Visa International at Burson-Marsteller. Earlier in her career she was with Applied Communications (acquired by UK-based Next15), where she represented PayPal, HP’s Linux division and Oracle’s applications business during their inception.
Meghan holds an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BSBA in Marketing and International Business, with a minor in Spanish, from Georgetown University. She has studied at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina and University of Valencia in Spain. Given her personal interest in international affairs, she has had the opportunity to meet with foreign dignitaries from nearly two dozen countries at their embassies and diplomatic residences, through her role with the Women’s Diplomatic Series. Meghan is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and has served as a guest lecturer, mentor and business plan competition judge since 2011. She lives in Georgetown with her husband, son and miniature dachshund.
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