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Meet Georgetown’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs
John Backus, co-founder of New Atlantic Ventures and the PROOF Fund
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 of 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
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, a communications consultancy for technology companies, family offices and venture capital firms. With roots from Silicon Valley, Meghan has designed and implemented communications programs for more than 40 technology startups, global corporations, and private investing firms. She is skilled at introducing and building credibility for novel technologies and investment strategies that help business and society function better.
Meghan currently serves as a consulting advisor to Capital One’s Corporate Communications team, designing programs to illuminate the impact of its technology innovation. As an advocate of education and entrepreneurship, she has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University since 2016.
Previously, she handled external affairs for a single family office investing in venture capital. Over the last decade, Meghan has been part of PR consulting teams for New Atlantic Ventures, Venrock, NEA and Menlo Ventures and has directly advised more than a dozen venture-backed technology startups.
Before that, 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 PR campaigns to help venture-backed technology startups get on the map. Prior to Horn Group, Meghan directed integrated marketing communications programs for HP, Adobe and Visa International at Burson-Marsteller in San Francisco. 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, and now lives in Georgetown with her husband and son.
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