WHO WE ARE
— Rebecca Miller
FOUNDER + CEO
Growing up in the small town of Twin Bridges, Montana, Rebecca's favorite stories have long been those of her family's enterprise and philanthropy in San Francisco, which began just before the Gold Rush days. With more than eight generations of family history in the City By The Bay, including entrepreneurial roots in some of the Nation's most recognizable brands, Rebecca's life has revolved to encompass the new world of business and the social entertainment that surrounds it.
Prior to starting MartiniBird, Rebecca worked at Trinity Ventures as Director of Marketing. She was responsible for the firm’s content strategy, events & workshops, social media, public relations, strategic partnerships, messaging and branding. She also advised Trinity’s early and mid-stage portfolio companies on their marketing and communications, assisting them with marketing resources and execution. Prior to Trinity, Rebecca worked at the social enterprise Samasource as Chief of Staff and in programming at the Commonwealth Club of California.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bothin Foundation, has served on the executive board of the San Francisco Symphony’s Symphonix league, has been a council member of the SFMOMA’s Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art.
— Adrianna Thorne
LEAD DESIGNER + EVENT PLANNER
As MartiniBird’s lead event planner, Adrianna designs and produces distinct events for distinguishing clients. From creating floor plans and custom designs, to managing budgets and organizing logistics, Adrianna thrives on multitasking, offering new ideas and exceeding expectations. She’s both a pleasure to work with and reliable advocate by your side during the planning process and on the day of your event.
Adrianna earned her degree in Interior Design. Following this, she began a career in marketing and advertising managing account and design processes. Her passion for design and appreciation of events led her to become a wedding planner at one of San Francisco’s top firms, Dream a Little Dream Events, where she thrived for four years before joining MartiniBird.
Shervin Pishevar —
ENTREPRENEUR, V.C. AND CO-FOUNDER: SHERPA VENTURES AND SHERPA FOUNDRY
"Rebecca has organized all of my personal and professional events for years. Whether it be a dinner at home or a destination event, everyone walks away so incredibly impressed. She is a true star."
Travis Kalanick —
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO: UBER
"Rebecca mixes her elegant, refined taste with a strong empathy for the client to create experiences that are unique and true to her client’s vision."
Dane Howard —
DIRECTOR, GLOBAL BRAND EXPERIENCE: EBAY INC.
"The MartiniBird team is more than just an event planning company. They brilliantly execute on memorable experiences. Through collaboration with our team at eBay, the salon dinner that was on paper and in my head became a reality."
Tina Sharkey —
SherpaFoundry brings together dynamic groups of people in an intimate setting to discuss all facets of the technology industry. We work with MartiniBird on every point of planning our events, from concept, through logistics, and day-of. Rebecca is collaborative, shows excellent initiative and has thorough attention to detail. We love working with her and her team!
Jessica Lessin —
FOUNDER: THE INFORMATION
"Rebecca planned and executed a perfect launch event that exceeded our expectations-- and was within our budget. I wouldn't do an event without her."
Joe Green —
"When FWD.us launched ThinkFWD, our membership program, we simultaneously launched our national public forum. These events bring together leaders in technology and politics to discuss how to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in the global economy.
Rebecca worked with us to launch our inaugural San Francisco and Silicon Valley events and again to help standardize our event planning process so that we could continue to replicate and scale the program around the United States. ThinkFWD is proving to be a huge success, with events occurring monthly in seven cities across the country."
Leila Janah —
FOUNDER AND CEO: SAMASOURCE
"Rebecca was the internal coordinator for Samsource's 2nd annual Give Work Gala, chaired by Michael Arrington and Cory Booker. From A-Z she dedicated herself entirely to making this event a success- and it was. We raised over $350,000 and raised the bar on our event fundraising strategy."
Ajay Chopra —
GENERAL PARTNER: TRINITY VENTURES
"As our Director of Marketing, Rebecca worked closely with the General Partners to build a unique and savvy events program for the firm, which she then executed on for three years. Her penchant for detail and impeccable taste in selecting venues and cuisines is unmatched. She made us look good!"
Mather Martin —
FINANCE DIRECTOR: SENATOR CORY BOOKER
"Rebecca coordinated an intimate event in San Francisco in support of Senator Cory Booker’s campaign. Coordinating across country during a heated political campaign is not easy- but Rebecca took it on with ease and was able to deliver an event that was elegant, fun and successful"