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Our Mission

To build growth opportunities for millions of retailers and entrepreneurs by fostering the relationship between brands and their advocates.

Our
Community

25,000+ Creators and Entrepreneurs
200+ Brands
1 Billion Social Impressions

How it all began

What started as a simple idea in a Chicago apartment has grown into an industry leading technology company empowering social sellers to earn income by joining the sales teams of their favorite brands.

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Our Founders

Evan Wray

CEO & Co-Founder

Evan Wray is an accomplished investor, founder and entrepreneur who has already achieved two successful exits, Evan has been recognized by Forbes’ 30 under 30 and has solid experience in the digital advertising and technology industries.

Prior to Mavely, Evan co-founded Swyft Media, the first emoji ad network, where he pioneered the idea of delivering native branded emojis directly to consumers in their favorite messaging applications. Under his leadership, Swyft quickly scaled into a global technology company reaching over 2 billion monthly active users worldwide and partnered with over 300 leading brands such as Disney, Dreamworks, Fox Entertainment, MillerCoors, Sony and many more. In 2015, Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ: TYPE) acquired Swyft for $30 million. Evan went on to be a founding partner of Irish Beef, a quick service restaurant franchise focused on implementing culture and technology that was acquired by Equicorp Partners in 2018.

Evan also serves as a Venture Partner for Trailmix Ventures, a female-led, early-stage investment firm focused on the future of living well. Additionally, he sits on the Venture Builders Advisory Board at his alma mater, University of Notre Dame where he received a BA in Economics.

Peggy O'Flaherty

CCO & Co-Founder

At Mavely, Peggy is responsible for building and empowering a community of Mavens who are able to be their own influencers while earning additional income.

An accomplished founder and entrepreneur, prior to Mavely, Peggy co-founded OneParish – Growing the Faith, an app designed to foster engagement within church communities. Her strength in sales and social commerce drove the app to a successful acquisition in 2017. With extensive experience in strategic project management and business development, Peggy has made it her mission to inspire women to achieve success both personally and professionally.

After building a body of expertise from working in the direct selling space, Peggy was inspired to launch Mavely to enable entrepreneurs with technology tools. Mavely was born from her commitment to finding a better way for women to influence their communities while earning supplemental dividends. As a mother of five, Peggy cites her family and her faith as the force behind her success and her continued drive to empower women. Peggy graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management.

Sean O'Brien

CTO & Co-Founder

Sean OBrien, is an accomplished investor, founder and entrepreneur who has already achieved two successful exits, Sean has been recognized by Forbes’ 30 under 30, the Miller Lite Tap the Future Program, and is an Eagle Scout.

Prior to Mavely, Sean co-founded Swyft Media, the first and largest emoji network driving brand awareness and digital licensing revenue. At its peak, Swyft was reaching over 2 billion monthly active users worldwide and partnered with over 300 leading brands such as Disney, Dreamworks, Fox Entertainment, MillerCoors, Sony and many more. In 2015, Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ: TYPE) acquired Swyft for $30 million.

Following the acquisition, Sean went on to be a founding partner of Irish Beef, a quick service restaurant franchise focused on implementing culture and technology that was acquired by Equicorp Partners in 2018.

Sean attended the University of Notre Dame, where he received his BA in both Political Science and Philosophy.

The Team

Tara Nesser
Head of Training & Engagement
Julia Pochyly
Head of Content & Design
Adrian Carballo
Technical Lead
Brandon James
Sr. Software Engineer
Brendan O'Brien
Front End Engineer
Leah Goodman
Public Relations
Lauren McDermott
UI/UX Design
Daniel Laverde
Customer Support
Stephen Poremba
Operations
Jamie Walsh
Account Executive

Our Advisors

Tim Connors
 
Joe Queenan
 
Patty Pearchy
 
Joe Roberts
 
Soraya Darabi
 
Ezra Galston
 

Our Investors

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