Prior to joining Waveborn Forman worked at an architecture office in DC, producing and marketing concept level building designs to clients around the world. He brings a passion for entrepreneur-based thinking that stems from his work as a freelance graphic designer.
Being engaged with an organically-grown company like Waveborn and watching its growth over several years has impacted the way I interact with people and look for new opportunities. I measure Waveborn’s success by the number of people we help, whether that means providing sight to people with cataracts or teaching an intern new design skills. My goal for the company is to receive 100,000 thank you tweets from satisfied customers or buyers who we have helped.
“Be the world you want to live in.”
Philosophy and Writing×
Chief Financial Officer
Joining from a background working for an investment bank, he’s incredibly excited to continue Waveborn’s current growth trajectory!
As one of Waveborn’s first outside investors, Sam’s role has expanded to CFO to support the growing needs of the Waveborn movement. Over the past 2 years since becoming involved, he has been struck by the staying power of the movement, a testament to our Sight For All tenet resonating with our customers.
“A man who believes the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”. What he believes Cassius Clay meant by those words were to continue pushing your own limits. Carpe diem… And bring a pair of Waveborn’s with you!
As he met CEO Malloy as a freshman at Boston College playing ultimate frisbee together, he always enjoys being outside and enjoying nature.×
Director of Business Development
Koby Joins Waveborn from the Enstitute fellow, and certified National Student Leader, bringing a unique knowledge base to Waveborn.
For Koby, Waveborn provided the opportunity to work with a team of energetic committed individuals with a passion for social change.
He lives by the Benjamin Franklin quote, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” To him, it is important that people be cognizant of the balance between personal health, work, and social life.
In his spare time, he loves volunteering in classrooms, reading, and being Batman.×
PR & Marketing Strategist
With past experience and work for Nordstorms Sales Representative and Founder of The Womanly Curve Nicole Brings in experience on sales, small bussiness, public relations, networking and marketing skills.
Love the work space, aspringing all Waveborn employees to embrace their individual talents and goals all while supporting a good casue!
“This the day that the lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it” psalms 118: 24
Cultural Experiences and Outdoor Adventure×
Creative Department Intern - Marketing
Past experience includes filmmaking and film production coordinating. In additon to film marketing, campaigning, and scheming necessary to help market films in today’s society.
Waveborn has taught me about the serious lack of the expansiveness in eye healthcare worldwide, as well as how important it really is. Further, it has made me acutely aware of strangers who are wearing shitty sunglasses.
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Watching movies, making movies, binge reading, hiking, pretending to not speak english when with strangers, making a house of cards while watching house of cards.×
HR &Communications Specialist
Past expeinces include being a Psychology Major, Georgetown University ’15, A summer camp counselor and a New Student Orientation Advisor.
Waveborn has made me realize that having professional goals and wanting to change the world are not mutually exclusive objectives. In my own growth and sight for Waveborn, I would like to Help create a team of knowledgeable and skilled salespeople to continue spreading the Waveborn movement to all areas of the country.
“Do your thing, do it well” - Lorde
Ultimate frisbee, music, soccer, and working with kids×
West Coast Operations / Regional Sales San Diego, CA
Bringing over 12 years of sales experience and the developed gift to gab with ANYONE. Truly enjoying every chance given to build relationships with clients.
Waveborn has given me the opportunity to expand my relations in the optical field and I plan on having at least 25 retail locations in each state bordering the pacific coast.. YES that includes Hawaii and Alaska
” Closed mouths don’t get fed!!”
I LOVE music. I dont personally play anything in particular but I love percussion. I have been in event/artist management for many many years and always loved how everything comes together for a perfect event. At the end of the day when everyone is smiling and having a good time I know I did what I LOVE to do correctly.×
Southeast Operations and Sales
She has a degree in Business Management and Leadership from UNC-Wilmington along with extensive experience in business operations with a focus on customer service, graphic design and office operations.
While taking an online MIS class, she created a website analysis for waveborn.com and came to admire the company and its goals. Shortly thereafter, she was honored to receive an offer to join the Waveborn team. Sarah looks forward to spreading the Waveborn movement to coastal North Carolina over the summer. She keeps her camera close by to sneak in some cool pictures along the way.
Frank Lloyd Wright:
“Love is the virtue of the Heart,
Sincerity is the virtue of the Mind,
Decision is the virtue of the Will,
Courage is the virtue of the Spirit.”
Digital Media Intern
I have worked for sports information at Juniata College where I created media guides and was a sports photographer. Waveborn has taught me to never underestimate the impact you can have on others, a seemingly small good deed can go a long way. Personally, I would like to see Waveborn expand into the southern states and hope to spread the movement throughout the summer.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Volleyball, photography, film, and horseback riding.×
Prior to working for Waveborn full-time,spent four years working for Deloitte Consulting and earning a master’s degree in computer science at Georgetown. Upon graduation he put in a six-week notice with Deloitte to move to Dewey Beach, Del., to sell sunglasses and run the business. Alum Mike Malloy brings in experience from Georgetown Angels and Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance have both connected him with mentors to guide an entrepreneurial journey. He’s excited to be an active member with Hoya Gateway to share his knowledge with the next wave of social entrepreneurs on the Hilltop. Lastly, a member of DC Night Owls, a late night co-working group that has connected Him with some other great entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C.
For people who have already graduated, keep grinding out your daily 9-5 or 8-7 hours, but ask yourself “What am I doing from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. to build something that matters? What am I deliberately practicing to stretch my abilities to gain more career capital and take control in my life?” I am the CEO at Waveborn, a social good sunglasses startup company. For each pair of sunglasses sold, Waveborn helps a person in need in one of two ways: a) we provide a new pair of prescription eyeglasses through our nonprofit partner Unite for Sight, or b) we fund a portion of a vision-restoring cataract surgery for a person in need through two nonprofit partners.
“With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.”
Ulitmate Frisbee, Traveling, Guita Hero, and Rock Band×
A current Student of North Carolina State University majoring in Textile Technology- Supply Chain Operations. A University Scholar studnet Bringing in Basic Computing Skills/ Graphic Design and Communication Skills.
Ever since the end of my freshmen year, my drive, passion, and community involvement has been revolved around community service. With this in mind Waveborn is the perfect place for me, for it not only fulfills my carrer aspiriations in IT but also serves an amazing cause, to help others, and give the gift of sight!
“Live together, and have need the one of the other.”
Proverbs 22:2 Parallel Commentaries
Dancing, Drawing, 3D Graphics, & learning to walk with Him!×