Meet the PowerHour Business consulting team.
ASHLEIGH YOUNG, Founder
High energy, creative, connected, collaborative and results-driven leader, with over 20 years of New York City-based agency and client side marketing and advertising experience.
My first 15 years were spent at NYC’s top ad agencies leading accounts across the CPG, Health, Fashion and Beauty categories in progressively senior roles. In 2010 I joined Avon Products, rising up to become their Head of Global Advertising, in charge of creating branding and advertising campaigns and media strategies for Avon’s 100+ markets around the world. I later went on to be e.l.f. Beauty's VP, Consumer Engagement leading all their social media and advertising efforts. Now, I offer advertising, branding and marketing consulting services to businesses and individuals and connect companies with some of today's leading wellness experts.
JOHN SANTAMARIA, Partner & CFO
Multi-faceted executive with 20 years of Fixed Income experience at Morgan Stanley's New York City headquarters.
After receiving my MBA from Monmouth University, I began my finance career as a product controller at Morgan Stanley supporting their global custody business. Over the next several years, I advanced into increasingly senior roles to become the Controller for US Credit Trading and then later to the front office, joining the Securitized Products Group where I was an integral part of the COO team, helping the business navigate through the 2008 recession. Following post-recession reorganizations, I was promoted to the COO of US Credit Trading, where I became a trusted partner to senior management ensuring a well-run business. I now offer business strategy and financial consulting services and am available for speaking engagements both privately and through the S.C.O.R.E. small business mentor network.