Team Members

Oshoke Abalu


Oshoke Abalu is a seasoned executive and thought leader who has been credited by TIME Magazine with “breaking down walls” as well as rejuvenating and transforming global work cultures through her delivery of human-centered solutions.

As Chief Architect for global insurance giant MetLife, Abalu oversaw $1B+ of capital improvements around the world. Abalu joined MetLife from the global design practice Perkins & Will and has been recognized as a Crain’s 40 under 40 honoree, a Designer to Know by Contract Magazine, an IIDA Design Pioneer, and a 100 Coach.

Her work is widely discoverable including Fast Company, TED, LinkedIn Learning, Inner MBA, TIME, Smart Planet, Real Simple Magazine.

Chinedu Echeruo


Chinedu is a serial entrepreneur who has dared to invent the future: In 2005, he founded HopStop, the pioneering travel app that helped millions of users navigate public transportation in major metropolitan areas around the world. Apple acquired HopStop in 2013 and subsequently incorporated much of HopStop’s functionality into Apple Maps. Chinedu also founded Tripology, a lead-generation and referral business for the travel industry. Tripology was acquired by Rand McNally and later owned by USA Today.

Forbes has named Chinedu one of the “10 Most Powerful People in Africa.” He was also named Black Enterprise Magazine’s Small Business Innovator of the Year and listed in the magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” Chinedu has been featured in media including Bloomberg, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC and more.