Team

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Chinedu Echeruo

Dreamer

Chinedu believes that individuals, empowered by imagination and inspiration, can solve virtually any problem. Chinedu is a serial entrepreneur who has dared to invent the future: In 2005, he founded HopStop, the pioneering travel app that helped millions of users navigate public transportation in major metropolitan areas around the world. Chinedu also founded Tripology, a lead-generation and referral business for the travel industry. Tripology was acquired by Rand McNally and is now owned by USA Today. He is the inventor of US Patent # 7,957,871, for Methods and Apparatuses for navigation in urban environments Chinedu is committed to making the world a better, more cohesive place through the free flow of information. Chinedu holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and B.S in Finance and Accounting (Honors) from Syracuse University.

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Pamela Abalu

Builder

Pamela believes in the power of source energy to elevate the human experience and designs and realizes spaces that harness this energy to stimulate creativity. Pamela is an architect who delights in creating experiences that stimulate people to do their best and to be happy. She has worked with many premier brands including Bloomberg LP, L’Oreal and Goldman Sachs. Nothing excites her more than to “blow up” a “cubicle farm” and transform it to a human-centric environment. Most recently, Pamela was Chief Architect for MetLife Inc., and is credited with transforming its global work culture through the delivery of human centered spaces. A Crain’s 40 Under 40 honoree, Pamela and her work have been featured in Time, Contract Magazine, ABC and NBC News.