Natalie is a project management and systems wizard. With a background in design, strategy, and finance, she combines business acumen with design thinking, visualization skills, and her secret sauce -- her “German-ness”. She translates complex information, identifies key highlights, creates comprehensive summaries, and designs seamless systems resulting in actionable strategies and increased operational effectiveness.
For the Monaghan McGuire Creative Collective, Natalie builds financial & operational systems to streamline project teamwork and management. At Designity, a virtual design agency, she supervises creative talent and leads technology projects.
In her consulting capacities, she develops pitch decks, business finances and growth strategies for startups.
Previously, Natalie co-founded the beverage startup Metabrew for which she invented proprietary superfood drink blends, set up and led the company’s operations and finances, managed the team, and built a wellness lifestyle brand with over 18,000 followers.
In addition, Natalie is an award-winning entrepreneur. She made her way onto the podium at the Harvard Business School pitch competition; won the Victoria Fine Foods pitch competition and was a finalist at the JetBlue BluBud program.
She regularly shares her experiences as a mentor and guest lecturer for entrepreneurship at NYU and Parsons.
Now based in NYC, Natalie previously lived in Germany, Spain and Austria, where she built an avalanche rescue device. She also attended high school in the UK, where she filed her first patent at age 17 for an RFID powered, network-based location system.
She is fluent in English, German and Spanish; holds a MS in Strategic Design & Management from Parsons and a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Wuppertal.
As a certified ski instructor she loves mountain activities and has a thing for yoga, running, healthy food, traveling, and music.
WHAT I DO
Product, Graphic & Web Design
Operations & Operational Systems
Business & Growth Strategy