Danielle McDowell is the Executive Director of The Speak Easy, a member based non-profit organization in South Broad Ripple that brings established businesses and entrepreneurs together for the good of everyone in Indianapolis. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of The Speak Easy, Danielle was among it’s first members when she launched a hairstylist review company called MyBestFriendHair.com in July of 2011. The company later pivoted to a hair products e-commerce firm called Jada Beauty and was acquired by Sally Beauty Holdings in August of 2014. Danielle attended Notre Dame University where she graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Following graduation, she accepted a job with Indiana Pacers selling season-ticket packages to businesses. Danielle left her sales position with the Pacers later that year and accepted a role as the Marketing Communications Manager at ChaCha, a Q&A startup founded by Scott Jones in 2005. Danielle is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for bringing new ideas to market in the high-tech startup space.