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About Us

As an operator, you have a lot on your plate.

We're here to help you take finding and hiring fractional talent off your plate. Our team has decades of experience starting, growing, and operating their own small businesses and have the unique insight needed to make this process as easy peasy lemon squeezy as possible.

Kevin Mackey
CEO& Co-Founder

Kevin Mackey is a multiple time entrepreneur and is Founder and CEO of 1000Zebras. Mackey has been starting businesses since 2011 after starting his career in finance as a buy-side equity analyst.

Since then he has started eight businesses in industries ranging from Insurtech, EdTech, Future of Work, Food, and Coaching and Consulting. All of these operating experiences has allowed Mackey to see consistencies that most small but growing companies need.

It is this knowledge that is being built into the 1000Zebras marketplace and community for other founders and entrepreneurs like you!

Ann Boger

Ann is the Founder and Principal of Bramble and Bird Consulting, offering fractional leadership and custom projects in strategy, operations, team building, and professional development to early stage startups and growing nonprofits.

Before founding Bramble, Ann led Scaling Operations at Coterie Insurance. She was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Trupo, a benefits platform for gig workers, and she was Chief Operating Officer of Freelancers Union and Freelancers Insurance Company for over a decade.

Ann lives in Brooklyn, NY where she can be found playing fetch in the park, baking sweets and advocating for people with invisible disabilities and learning differences.

Mariana Padilla

In addition to co-founding 1000Zebras, Mariana Padilla is also the founder and CEO of Red Lab Marketing, a social media marketing agency committed to elevating the stories of badass brands making the world a better place. 

Mariana has personally lived the growing pains of scaling a small business and knows that operators need their own U.S. based marketplace for fractional talent.

In her spare time, you can find Mariana exploring Chicago, walking her dogs, or eating croissants at her favorite patisserie.