Creative Director, Sasaki
His critical writing frequently appears in regional and national publications. Barash has served as editor of a weekly magazine, overseeing coverage of design culture, including architecture, landscape, and urban design. He has worked with major civic organizations, where he convened urban planners, visual artists, designers, philanthropists, and civic leaders to implement creative placemaking initiatives, such as the largest work of public art in Chicago’s history. He has developed programs, including lectures, exhibitions, and awards, which engage public audiences.
Consultant, Design & Management
He is also a managing partner at HEART – a firm focused on the intersection of strategy, design and product development based in downtown Boston.
Over the past decade, Marc has established relationships with C-Suite leaders in the data management, media, healthcare, family office, and financial services sectors. He has worked directly with top executives at Fortune 100 companies, addressing strategic challenges through applied-collaboration and design thinking principles.
He is a passionate believer in the innate value of Design-Centered Education and has lectured, reviewed, mentored, and taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at the Boston Architectural College and the Rhode Island School of Design, among other institutions. He currently acts as special consult to and sits on the board of several organizations.
Marc studied Product Design Engineering at the Glasgow School of Art/Mackintosh School of Architecture, Liberal Studies at Brown University, and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with a focus on Industrial Design.
Managing Director of Owl, Fox & Dean
His work blends the disciplines of systems thinking, design, business strategy, organizational development, sustainability, and storytelling. He has a degree in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA in Sustainable Systems from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute at Pinchot. He is also involved with his wife’s family’s 41 year-old business, Cambridge Naturals, in Porter Square.
Associate Vice President, Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Monique holds a Master in Education and a PhD in Education/Organizational Development from the University of Passau in Germany. Her work focused on change management and transitions, educational shifts, innovation and idea generation. She also holds a Certificate for Executive and Organizational Coaching from Columbia University to support individuals and leaders in reinventing their careers and moving their organizations forward. Monique has consulted, coached, and worked in profit and non-profit sectors and across industries and functions in Europe and the US.
Vice President, Product Manager at Bank of America
She later leveraged that experience into branding and marketing roles with Circles, Monster.com and Constant Contact. A passionate believer in design and creativity, she currently is Vice President, Product Manager at Bank of America.
Director, Fidelity Labs
Asha’s background includes several years in the entertainment industry (where she worked with Viacom Productions, New Line Cinema, and JWT) and more recent stints in management consulting and entrepreneurship. She’s a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.
Managing Director, Workplace Experience & Strategy, Transwestern Consulting Group
His expertise includes portfolio, occupancy and workplace strategy; building appraisal; and workplace performance measurement, having informed real estate and workplace decision-making for public and private sector organizations for more than a decade. He is currently the Managing Director of Workplace Experience & Strategy for Transwestern Consulting Group where he uses tangible data to help tenants, landlords, owners, and investors make better informed, more confident and reliable real estate decisions, influencing the ways space is provided, occupied, and managed.
After graduating Washington University in St. Louis, Adam’s passion for the role of design in problem-solving was nurtured across advertising, innovation, and strategy firms such as Zipatoni, Redscout, and JWT. Prior to joining Transwestern, Adam led client engagements with the workplace consultancy, DEGW, and the architecture firm, HOK. When he’s not talking about change and its impact on people and place, you’re likely to find him tending the garden with his wife and two daughters in Larchmont, NY.