Restaurateurs, designers, entrepreneurs, marketing experts and self-proclaimed foodies.
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Founder, MARKETING + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Charm City, Maura gave in to her love of adventure and moved clear across the country to San Francisco after graduating from the University of Maryland. With a passion for community and a love of the arts, Maura worked in the non-profit sector for 10 years before establishing herself as a design and marketing consultant dedicated to helping small businesses create captivating materials. Joining forces with her husband and Restaurateur Ari Feingold, Maura quickly became connected to the Bay Area restaurant scene and founded Wednesday Seven, a full-service boutique marketing agency with expertise in the food service industry. In addition to working with local and national restaurants, Maura also manages the marketing departments for her own two restaurants in San Francisco, Straw and Proposition Chicken. As both a restaurant owner and consultant, she understands the unique needs of business owners in the hospitality industry. Over the years, Wednesday Seven has has the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients including Michael Mina Restaurant Group, Outside Lands Music Festival, Señor Sisig, Off the Grid, Tomatina, Southpaw BBQ and Parallel 37.
RESTAURATEUR + CONSULTANT
With more than 17 years of industry experience, Ari is a restaurant owner and and consultant for countless Bay Area and national restaurants. He launched and managed catering and delivery programs for several local multi-unit chains before opening two restaurants in San Francisco: Straw and Proposition Chicken. In 2012, Business Insider named Straw as one of the "top 25 coolest new businesses" in San Francisco. Ari is proud that passion for community service is a strong part of his businesses, which have donated more than $30,000 to local non-profits over the past three years. As the Food Curator at the Outside Lands Food and Music Festival, Ari has been instrumental in bringing top local restaurants to the festival since 2010, which has been critically acclaimed for its food quality and variety. Under Ari's management, Outside Lands was named "Best Food" by Vogue magazine's summer music festival overview. Ari has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Rolling Stone, SFWeekly and The Nation’s Restaurant News.
Originally from San Diego, Maribel was surrounded by inspiring street artists and carefully observed their individual success which would later influence her creative future and entrepreneurial spirit. Maribel is a multi-disciplinary designer and has several years experience working in design agencies as well as an in-house designer specializing in CPG packaging for some well-known cosmetic companies such as theBalm Cosmetics and Tria Beauty. She sees herself more as a ‘medium’ who is capable of visually translating a clients idea into tangible items rather than just being a ‘graphic’ designer. In her spare time she enjoys making jewelry and playing keyboards. She has also taught type conceptualization classes at Academy of Art University and currently dedicates a part of her time tutoring/mentoring design students at Academy of Art University.
digital marketing associate
A California girl to her core, Stephanie grew up in Riverside, California before attending college at the University of California at Davis and getting dual degrees in English and Communication. As a young woman in the middle of a technologically social world, Stephanie fell in love with creating and spreading content that inspires others. A self-proclaimed foodie and obsessed Instagrammer, she found a calling in putting her witty one-liners and keen eye for content to good use as a social media influencer. During her time at Davis, Stephanie was the Social Media and Marketing Manager of Aggie Studios, a student-run production studio for the University. She lead a complete rebranding of the studio, along with creating a sustainable marketing plan for revenue based production. Stephanie fell in love with San Francisco during her tenure as the Marketing and Communications Intern for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or SFMOMA. Upon graduating UC Davis Stephanie moved to Oakland and launched her career in the food and marketing industry with Wednesday Seven.