Ann-Marie Bland

Small Business Owner and Mother in Boston, Massachusetts

Ann-Marie Bland

Small Business Owner and Mother in Boston, Massachusetts

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Ann-Marie Bland, founder of ThinkGood, is an entrepreneur who is combining her work in high tech and social impact to provide the world with a technology platform that allows people to give back to their communities and to each other.

Her passion for social ventures started as CMO and Head of Product at Connected Living, an award-winning, social mission-based technology solution for the senior living industry. She led teams, increased sales, and transformed the product quality, all while increasing operational efficiency and lowering costs. This experience combined with her daughter’s compassion for others inspired her to found ThinkGood. In fact, her daughter named the company.

With a track record of successful start-up and emerging growth companies, Ann-Marie specializes in brand building, online, inbound and social media marketing, product marketing, and business development. She has been on winning management teams successfully achieving objectives, which included three desired company acquisitions.

As CEO and President of game start-up Cecropia, Ann-Marie along with successful entrepreneur, Omar Khudari, grew company to 100+ people in two studio locations, leading all company efforts directly. With top ex-Disney talent, built an award-winning social and emerging mobile platform.

Prior to this at Hasbro, she was responsible for a $100M business unit, with P&L responsibility for some of the most known consumer brands including Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Trivial Pursuit®, Jeopardy!®, and NASCAR® among hundreds of other well-known franchises. This resulted in the successful sale to Atari.

Prior to Hasbro, Ann-Marie ran all public relations for Viaweb which was successfully sold to Yahoo!, founded by Paul Graham, Y Combinator, and Langley Steinert who left Viaweb to found TripAdvisor and CarGurus.

Her career started with Papyrus Racing, managing all Marketing, PR, Sales and Manufacturing. Papyrus was successfully acquired by Vivendi.

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