Team – Hive Entrepreneur Network

The Team


The Hive Entrepreneur Network is led by Ryan Allis and Morgan Carson. 
Prior to building Hive, Ryan led iContact to 300 employees and $50M in annual sales and Morgan led the fashion design firm Rene Ropas. 


Through Hive, Ryan has built a global community of over 3,000 leaders in 130 countries who are committed to creating a better world. Ryan was previously CEO and co-founder of iContact from 2003-2012 and led the company from 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales and a sale for $170M to Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS). He is a three time INC 500 CEO (2008, 2009, 2010). His companies have done over $400M in sales since 2003. Ryan was named as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas in 2010. Ryan is an Emeritus Member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council and served as National Co-Chair of Technology for Obama during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Ryan is the author of the entrepreneurship book Zero to One Million. Ryan has completed the a number of leadership and personal growth programs including the Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention Coaching Certification, the Landmark Curriculum for Living, The Art of Living Curriculum, the Ascension Leadership Academy, the Singularity University Executive Program, the Bell Leadership Institute, the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, and a ten day Vipassana meditation. He studied Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was Co-President of the HBS Social Enterprise Club and a fellow of the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute.

MORGAN CARSON  //  Co-Leader

Morgan is the co-leader of Hive and the Community Architect for the Hive Entrepreneur Network . She was previously the CEO of fashion label Rene Ropas, a Partner at Goldstein & Associates, the Chief Marketing Officer at PayWithSushi, and Director of Community at TribeRise. She has been a professional artist for 15 years and creates many of the Hive visual artifacts. She is synesthetic and can feel and hear color and all the dimensions of reality -- so when she paints -- she paints to find the harmony between both sound and color. Her art has been shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Puerto Rico. She loves travel, dancing, singing, community building, and hosting dinners. She is a self-taught polymath in the fields of physics, biology, and economics and is passionate about creating optimal environments for human potential. She can’t wait to meet YOU!

The Hive team is also includes the wonderful Michelle Tabares (EA), Chris Dugan (Sales), and Ryan Rogers (Community Management)

Also see our list of advisors, who are available to assist Hive Entrepreneur Network members

The Hive Entrepreneur Network is exclusively for CEOs and founders of purpose-driven companies with at least $1M in annual sales or capital raised. Membership $10k per year ($2500 per quarter).