Donna Chindamanee

Mission Control

Take time to teach.

Trajectory
  • REVOLVE (Brand Marketing Associate) 
  • Platinum Equity (Executive Assistant for the Chairman and CEO)
  • Detroit Piston’s (Events Assistant) 
  • Vosges Haut-Chocolat (Corporate Sales and Events) 
  • Jonas Brothers (Tour Assistant) 
  • University of Illinois (BA/BSc in Communication Minor in Business)

Perspective

Being the first employee at M13 has been a transformative experience. The Reum brothers were my inspiration for joining the company, and I’ve learned an incredible amount in my first year on the job. I think a big reason why M13 has been able to evolve into such a thriving community is because the leadership team takes time to teach. Curiosity is encouraged, so if you’re not asking questions and looking for the best solutions, you’re probably in the wrong place. 

M13 believes in commitment. From top to bottom, everyone is invested in each of our clients and their future-forward aspirations. We all play to our strengths and turn guidance into action. I feel lucky that my role gives me a front-row seat to a lot of the incredible mentorship and collaboration that takes these aspirations and turns them into realities. The expedited guidance that M13 offers our founders (and our staff) is hard to find anywhere else.

Inspiration is critical. It’s what drives progress and the desire to succeed. I approach my work with a growth mindset, inspired by a team that does the same.  We embrace challenges head-on and feel energized by the excitement of working towards building things that don’t exist… yet.

Ultimately, my goal is to help make people happy. This means supporting others in striking a balance between work and play. On weekends, I try to lead by example by relaxing at local coffee shops and catching up on the latest in fashion e-commerce.