Meet the Team
Founder & CEO, Rosie Mangiarotti
Brown ‘18, BA Business, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations
Multidisciplinary Graphic Designer, Pooja Nitturkar
RISD ‘20, Graphic Design
Pooja graduated RISD as a multidisciplinary graphic designer. She is interested in the intersection of design, technology, and entrepreneurship, creating brand identity systems, and designing experiences informed by comprehensive research. Previously, she has worked at PUMA, Evergent Inc., and various startups and organizations between Providence, RI and Orange County, CA.
Financial Consultant, Julia Xu
Brown University ‘17, Business Econ & Sociology
Julia is a startup business consultant, primarily adding value to Perkies through building out a comprehensive financial model. Julia is the former Chief of Staff/Global Business Operations Lead at Alibaba North America, and built the global financial model for Disney+. When she was a student at Brown University, Julia founded Tink Knit, a McKinsey-Women’s-Impact-Winning nonprofit financially empowering single mothers through knitting.
Melissa is a consumer engagement and marketing expert with experience across various industries (e-commerce fashion, retail, health care, packaged goods) within Fortune 500 and bootstrap environments. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from The Harvard Business School.