About Us

Badasses

About Us

Badasses

About Us

The Pursuit For Relentless.

Like the brain, StellaPop’s capabilities are divided into two halves: management and creative consulting. We specialize in functions within each while maintaining a deep understanding of how one affects the other. We know that within every company, the two sides must work together seamlessly to drive success.

We’re in the “creating solutions for your business” business. With tailor-made answers, we accelerate growth, expand markets, streamline operations, leverage technology, and activate brands. Our marketing expertise serves a diverse range of industries including public, private, manufacturing, retail, financial, science, medical, pharmaceutical, engineering, aerospace, real estate, education, and not-for-profit.

Timeline

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2000

    Intandem Management is born as an outsourcing and print procurement management company.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2002

    Intandem develops a software product for print production, procurement, and project management.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2008

    Stella's Pop Factory is born. The design firm is built to meet the needs of the creative services for Intandem clients.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2009

    Our website went live, we brewed our first craft soda pop for branding, and launched social media @StellaPop.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2010

    We introduced our video service, partnered with DC Goodwill, Miss DC, and rapper Kokayi.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2011

    Stella’s Pop Factory officially becomes StellaPop. The new brand and website are launched.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2013

    Intandem Management’s core business and software are sold.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2015

    Angie joins StellaPop as COO & partner to develop the management consulting division.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    2020

    StellaPop expands and moves to a new headquarters office amid a global pandemic.

Leadership

The Dream Team.

mike

Mike O’Grady

CEO, PARTNER

My wife thinks I'm in the can.

As StellaPop's principal mover and shaker, I get to make sh$t up for money, climb the zoo walls and poke the lions and tease out the inner drama queen even in the biggest man. Who could ask for more?

Yet, my life is an onion or a burrito. Not sure; it must be lunchtime. Please allow me to introduce my selves: Man-child, Dad-Husband, ArmyBrat, Online Gamer @UnC**lwhip, Design Goon & Muscle, Basketball Shrink, Coffee Addict, Branding for Better Fiber, and Open to Amazing.

Seriously, the StellaPopsicle's strength lies in our badass, stone-cold collaborative culture. We leap small buildings in a single bound to solve and manage our clients' biggest challenges because we can. Oh, I think I'm supposed to say because we're - better together.

Don't forget to tip your waiter; I'm here all week.

angie

Angie O’Grady

COO, PARTNER

As soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, I'm running full speed, and that's the way I like it.

I spent 15 years as employee number one, the President and COO for Carr Workplaces, building it into a 30 location multi-million dollar business. Before Carr, I spent 14 years at HQ Global Workplaces, now known as Regus. I was coworking when coworking was executive suites, and now I'm leading the charge into 2021 as the industry innovates to a more flexible office concept.

In January 2015, I decided to join my husband, Mike, as a partner and thought leader on the business management consulting side. StellaPop's primary focus is assisting client CEO's in improving their people, operations, brand, and bottom line.

On the personal side, when I'm not moving and shaking at work, you can find me lacing up my sneakers and hitting the running path or spending time at our son's basketball events.

brian

Brian Wilson

Creative Director, PARTNER

I’m a type-lovin’, tuba-playin’ protagonist of fundamental design principles. From the beginning of my career, where print media still ruled the content war to the digital user experience trends that change weekly, I’ve been in the thick of it all. And for the past 17 years, I’ve helped elevate corporate identities through the power of good design.

Before joining the powerhouse StellaPop team in 2015, I was Deputy Art Director for Hanley Wood Media and later shifted to creative agency life at Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group. Today, I enjoy the best of both worlds designing for companies that are in their infancy to mega-million dollar businesses looking to refresh their established brands. Having this spectrum of work enables me to view each client and every branding project through different lenses, further evolving their business and my craft.

kelly

Kelly Fisne

Social media & marketing Director

Whether painting on my easel or shouting out funky ideas during StellaPop's weekly concepting meetings, I embrace being a creative weirdo. I initially studied at the University of Mary Washington to become an art teacher. But life took an unexpected turn when I developed a passion for the ever-changing world of social media. Managing trends, algorithms, updates, and features keep me on my toes, pushing me to anticipate how to best pivot strategy and messaging to advance our clients' digital presence.

If I'm not telling a brand's story on social media platforms, you can bet I'm consuming a thrilling true crime story, anxiously watching Caps games with my dog and fiancé, or indulging my sweet tooth in my free time.

jessica

Jessica Statler

Marketing Manager

I like challenges, different experiences, and learning new things. I graduated from Miami of Ohio with a degree in Marketing and Interactive Media Studies. Marketing is a field that is ever-evolving, so it’s a great fit for me. A career that requires me to continuously improve my skills, which also allows me to express both my creative and analytical sides.

When not working, I enjoy traveling to new places. I’ve been to more than 12 countries and one day I hope to visit all 50 states. I was also fortunate to study a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and participate as an intern in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World. At home, you’ll find me hiking, listening to music, or looking at Pinterest.

Vanessa Thomas

VANESSA THOMAS

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Food, dogs, reality tv, and all things marketing and social media. What is this, Heaven?

Growing up in Southern California and moving to the East Coast, I have learned a lot. It's freezing here. I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Digital Marketing. I have a passion for seeing brands transform and utilizing different strategies to escalate their brand image. Marketing is a diverse field that allows you to keep learning and gain new skills every day.

When I am not being creative, you'll find me either lying on the beach, hanging out with my dog and sisters or having my face glued to some reality TV and Food Network. I'm a big foodie, which sparked my love for cooking and baking. Not to brag, but I know how to make a mean Baked Ziti.

Athena Peros

Athena Peros

Associate Consultant

Athena, in Greek mythology, is the goddess of wisdom, and I like to say I live up to the name. I currently attend NVCC and am finishing my associate's degree, and from there, I plan on transferring and continuing my education. I like to keep myself busy hence why I work and go to school full time; however, I always make time for the gym (it keeps me sane!). My passions include fitness, dancing, singing, and people.

My end goal in life is to be the next Oprah Winfrey, she reminds me of a strong independent, successful woman, and I like that she can relate to a lot of women. I truly think that if you believe in yourself, then you will achieve your goals, and that is what I try to implement in my everyday life.

Elli Imel

Elli Imel

Project Coordinator

Most of my career has been spent working in fast-paced environments - and I wouldn’t have it any other way. From running around hotels helping put on large corporate events to lugging video equipment around the world, I’ve learned a thing or two about keeping up. I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Digital Video and Cinema. If you ever want to discuss the thematic and stylistic elements of the movie you just saw - I’m your gal.

After graduating from college, I discovered my passion was actually in project management. I love staying organized and advocating for my coworkers while keeping projects moving smoothly.

When I’m not in the office, you can find me curled up watching a movie with a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, hiking in the Shenandoah with my mini Goldendoodle Judi, or wandering around local small towns and taking in the scenery.

David Choi

David Choi

Senior Graphic Designer

I graduated from Corcoran School of Arts and Design and have built my career around design, illustration, and motion graphics. I love bringing an eye for design and a K-pop enthusiasm to work daily. Focused, motivated and talented, I strive to deliver creative work with a consistent style. I am passionate, curious, and unafraid to dive right in to learn. I was never satisfied with "just good enough," so I like to push the design limits.

When I'm not in the office, I love to hit up a new coffee place and play sports with my fiancée. I'm a proud Coffee Lover who has tasted around 80 variety coffee beans. Since I played the drums in high school, I frequent music shops to stay up-to-date on all of the latest drum sets so I can jam out when I want to relax.

Jack O'Grady

Jack O'Grady

Sports Management Coordinator

For the past 13 years, I have focused on my education and basketball. I’m excited to start my next chapter as a student athlete at Elmira College in Elmira, NY. I will be studying business administration with a focus in sports management. That is why my goal is to help other athletes like me play college athletics. While basketball is my favorite sport, I enjoy all sports. I’ve been watching ESPN since I was 5 years old. I enjoy following what is happening in baseball, football, and other sports.

Also, I personally love shoes. Ever since my feet stopped growing, I’ve been creating quite the collection of kicks. One thing that I have learned in my journey is that having the tools and family support is an important part of achieving the dream of playing at the collegiate level. I was fortunate to have the NCSA tool to help me connect with college basketball coaches. And, I had parents who understood how to support me with the effort. I know that not all athletes have this advantage, so StellaPop is working to create a program to help high school athletes find a collegiate program that fits them the best.

alex

Alex Mansfield

Web Developer

I've enjoyed building things ever since I was a kid. When I wasn't busy playing ball, I was making stuff. In the summer, that meant forts and tunnels and in the winter, Lego cars and houses. I've always been a perfectionist about the things I create. I would tear a Lego creation apart and start over just to assure the lines between blocks were perfect.

I've carried that love of building and attention to detail into my career in creating tools and assets for the web. I've been developing solutions for digital problems since the dial-up days. In my off time, I stay active playing sports and traveling the world.

Judi Imel

Judi Imel

Barketing Manager

Don’t let these puppy eyes fool you - I’m a pretty clever girl. So clever that I made myself a valuable member of the StellaPop team, often coming to work with my mom, StellaPop’s Project Coordinator, Elli.

When I’m not giving the team a break with my cuddle sessions, I can be found taking a nap under the corner of my mom’s desk or running zoomies around the office. In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes with my mom or chewing on my favorite toys - it never gets old! I’m always game for attention and adventures!

Stella & Ziggy

Stella & Ziggy

Security Team - StellaBouncers

Get ready to rumble! Let's get big, sideways, and puff up. Remember, the bouncers always win, and the music never stops!! We run sound on the weekends at the KittyKat Club and worldwide.

Team StellaBouncers ensure security at HQ, events, networking, tradeshows, and club StellaPop. Our everyday activities include:

  • Checking IDs.
  • Protecting property.
  • Determining if visitors are old enough to enter.
  • Refusing admittance to troublemakers.
Our skill sets are physical strength, balance, alertness, nine lives, keeping a cool head in a stressful situation, and observation skills. There are no education requirements except big muscles, a bad attitude, and the ability to nap anywhere.

Abracadabra!

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