Meet Our Founders

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Megan Pukala

MBA University of Chicago Booth, BS Che Engineering Northwestern University

Megan is a strategic mastermind. She celebrates ten years with one of the world’s largest CPG companies and currently heads the marketing organization for $3B of retail business. In her current role, Megan leads marketing strategy and development for a portfolio of world-renowned brands and has a proven track record of growing both new and existing products.

Megan brings a truly well-rounded business mind to The Armourie, having balanced her career across engineering, consumer research, brand management, and sales assignments. She has the multi-functional skill set and scrappy mentality The Armourie needs to navigate through its early stage business model. Her expertise launching new items and growing billion-dollar brands will guide The Armourie towards scale and expansion.

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Lauren Doerning

MBA University of Cincinnati, BS Fashion Design University of Cincinnati DAAP

Lauren is fiercely innovative. With 7+ years of experience consulting in the Consumer Design and Branding world, she knows how to offer a truly delightful customer experience. She leverages her experience partnering with Fortune 500 companies and combines it with her understanding of the current marketplace trends, challenges, and competitors, to give The Armourie a leg up on it’s competition.

With her BA in Fashion Design, Lauren leads creative development for all apparel and accessories. Her unique designs and knack for product positioning ensures The Armourie will offer a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

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Alex Pinkerton

BS Psychology Miami University of Ohio, Business Administration Certificate University of Washington, Paralegal Certificate Lakeland Community College

Alex is a jack of all trades. Throughout her career, Alex has served as a paralegal, office manager, claims facilitator, and sales account manager. Currently she has found a calling in corporate recruiting for Amazon in Seattle’s headquarters. She has a passion for people, driving communities, and showing grit in the most strenuous of circumstances. Alex will bring her multi-disciplinary chops for problem solving, logistics, and process to the development of The Armourie.

Having just finished the Business Administration Certificate at University of Washington’s Foster School of Business specializing on the creation of business from scratch, Alex is geared up and ready to grow The Armourie.