Mary Chung is the Founder and Managing Partner of Smash Street Media. She has nearly two decades of experience in communications, media and marketing. She has successfully placed media stories in every mainstream press including obtaining the cover story of Forbes Magazine, interviews on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, and news stories, profiles and Op-Eds in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Dow Jones, Thomson Reuters and Fortune as well as specialized trades such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and The Wrap. Prior to Smash Street Media, Mary headed the corporate communications and marketing divisions of several companies including the American Stock Exchange, where she oversaw all internal and external communications, media relations and marketing efforts. She was responsible for creating media and marketing campaigns and supporting over 600 companies listed on the exchange as well as issuers of exchanged traded funds and structured products. She worked closely with the division heads in Equities, ETFs and Options in positioning and marketing their businesses. Mary also headed communications and marketing for ELX Futures, an electronic futures exchange backed by a consortium of investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and JP Morgan. Most recently, Mary oversaw communications and marketing for Broadway Technology, a provider of high-performance trading software for global banks and hedge funds. Mary started her career as a journalist working for some of the biggest media companies in the world, including the Financial Times, CBS News and Reuters. Mary has appeared on several television and radio news programs, including ABC News, CNN, BBC and Nightly Business Report. Her stories have been published in the Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Sun, Social Life Magazine, Heaps Magazine and The Glass Hammer. She received a bachelor's degree, double majoring in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University and a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Mary has traveled the world extensively, lived in four countries, and is proficient in three languages. (Read The Glass Hammer's "Movers and Shakers" Profile on Mary Chung)
Britt Erica Tunick
Britt Erica Tunick is a Senior Consultant specializing in media relations, corporate positioning, content creation and event planning. She is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing about the financial services industry. Britt is a former senior writer for AR Magazine (Absolute Return & Alpha), where she wrote cover stories and in-depth profiles on many of the hedge fund industry's biggest and most influential firms, as well as comprehensive features on a range of topics in the alternative investment industry. Prior to AR, she was an editor at Alpha Magazine, an in-house editor for KPMG's M&A practice, and a senior editor at Investment Dealers' Digest Magazine. She also spent two years in London, where she reported on European and U.K. startups for EO News and wrote stories for Euromoney Magazine, the Sunday Business and the Financial Times. Britt also has significant event planning experience from programming multiple panels and lining up high profile speakers for hedge fund symposiums, to organizing and running monthly networking events and an annual black tie gala, managing the database and website for a membership organization and coordinating and running a major fundraiser attended by more than 1,300 people for a non-profit organization. Britt holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the American University School of Communication in Washington D.C. She was the 2006/2007 president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association and a member of the organization's board of governors from 2002 to 2012. She is also a member of 100 Women in HedgeFunds, the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and serves as co-chair of the Ridgewood Working Women’s Group. Britt is the July 2010 recipient of the American Society of Business Publication Editors' Northeast Region Silver Azbee award and received 1st and 3rd place editorial awards from Euromoney/Institutional Investor in 2009. In 2008 she was awarded the New York Financial Writers’ Association's Emil Meier Award.
Deepali Nigam is a Senior Consultant at Smash Street Media specializing in content creation, thought leadership and analyst relations. She has spent her career working for several financial services and media companies, including Condé Nast, Arthur Anderson and Bankers Trust, now part of Deutsche Bank. Most recently she worked as a contributing analyst at TABB Group, a leading research and advisory firm specializing in global financial markets. Deepali has written extensively on the financial markets and regulatory matters as well as conducted surveys and analyzed quantitative data for her reports. Her recent work has focused on the alternative finance markets and the fixed income markets where she co-authored numerous reports such as “US Crowdfunding: The Making of a Market” and “US Fixed Income Market: State of the Industry 2012." She has also conducted research on regulation relevant to the fixed income and derivatives world such as Dodd-Frank, EMIR, MiFID II and Basel III. Prior to TABB, she worked as a Marketing Manager at Condé Nast Publications. At Condé Nast, Deepali worked with the editorial and business development teams to implement strategies to market the company and develop promotional activities for key luxury brands. Deepali managed several luxury accounts, including Lancôme, Gucci, and Chanel. Deepali started her career in financial services as a business analyst for Arthur Andersen in their consulting team in Sydney, Australia. She also writes for a food blog: "Sexy Kitchen Secrets." Deepali received a bachelor's degree in Commerce focused on Information Systems and Finance, and a master's degree in Commerce, majoring in Funds Management, both from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.