Chris Hill is the inspiration and talent behind Mackie Mack. She is the creator of a totally unique line of character customized stationery and merchandise depicting kids and families engaged in fun, family and sporting activities. Chris has partnered with Akel to launch a new line of Mackie Mack children’s activity products around the theme of “Teaching Independence.”
“Carolyn (Akel) and Sara (Batterby) bring both the brand and business experience that I need to take Mackie Mack to the next level. It’s such a relief to find the creative and strategic components of growth together in one place. Nothing gets lost in translation,”
Akel Ventures was founded by Carolyn Akel in 2005 to bring consumer focused revenue acceleration strategy to early stage entrepreneurs. Her company steered the development of national brands such as TableTopics and Invisibelt. Her partner since 2008, Sara Batterby brings brand, messaging and consumer landscape expertise. “Mackie Mack is a perfect fit for us,” said Carolyn. She has a unique vision and the talent to bring it to life. We are looking forward to helping her share it with the world.”
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Akel Ventures partners with consumer products companies to create and support rapid yet sustainable growth. We collaborate with CEO's and Founders to build consumer brands by creating business growth strategies and launching new products.