Supporting the new generation of leaders within our industry. 

Our program is currently active and the next session will launch in November!



Call for Mentors: May 1 - June 2 
Call for Mentees: June 5 - 30
Matches Announced: July 10 
Fall Program Live: July 10 - Nov. 30

"My mentor is the greatest gift that ThinkLA has given me. In the few meetings we have had, he has inspired me and helped me in so many ways." - Employee, Canvas WW


About Mentoring

ThinkLA's Mentor Program helps media, marketing and advertising professionals in Southern California meet to share knowledge and ideas. The goal of this five-month program is to aid less-experienced professionals; to help them gain expertise and build a professional network. The role of the Mentor in this program is to assist in career planning, give feedback on performance, help build self-esteem, create and facilitate networks, and help the young professional design realistic goals.

Learn More

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet informally and at ThinkLA events at least six times over the course of the program. After completing a brief questionnaire, matches will be made by the Mentorship Committee based on both parties' experience, career goals, and geographic meeting preference.

At the completion of the five-month program, the mentee and mentor will complete an evaluation on the program and have the opportunity to be matched again.


Our Mentors

Mentees will have the opportunity to choose the top three mentors they'd like to be matched with, although the final matching will be completed by the Mentor Committee.


Jim Baudino

VP of Marketing & Business Development
"Family, travel, challenges, new experiences."

Jonathan Basiri

Director, Brand Partnerships
Woven Digital 
"I'm an LA native passionate about my city and LA sports teams, my dog , my girlfriend, and concerts. I also participate in CrossFit workouts about 4-5 times a week."

Jessica Chow

Client Partner
"I'm passionate about Eating, Traveling, Living Green, Salsa Dancing, Shoes"

Kelly Davies

Demand Executive
"I'm passionate about People!"

Tim Hand

VP Sales 
Kelley Blue Book 
"I strive to empower our team to become leaders pass along what i've learned myself ."

Chris Inners

West Coast Social Director
"Work is going to be work so I like to find ways you can be the most productive while having fun and enjoying what you're doing. Also country music."

Pete Imwalle

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
"Golf, bourbon, family, reading, UCLA, LA Kings, SF Giants and Niners. Advertising, of course."

Eric Johnson

"Advertising, Marketing, Travel, Golf, Skiing"

Devran Kovacoglu

Command Cupid, LLC
"I'm passionate about Email marketing and online digital marketing"

Don Lupo

SVP, Director of Digital Production
"Helping people, digital production, photography, technology, open-source software. We are all in this together."

Jessie Mamey

VP, Product Solutions and Client Strategy
Revana Digital
"I'm passionate about Digital Marketing --- * Direct Response * Performance Focus * Data Driven Optimization * Paid Search, Display, Acquisition Email, Social"

Tito Melega

Executive Creative Director
"I'm passionate about Film, Storydoing, Team Building, mentoring and inspiring."

Brian Pearlman

Senior Account Executive
Snap Inc.
"I'm passionate about Technology, Advertising, Sports & Outdoors"

Monique Pintarelli

"I am passionate about living a full life! I believe in working hard and finding time for the things that matter to you most. I am the mother of 2 boys, which keep me busy outside of the office. I am also passionate about mentorship and helping women in the industry."

Adrienne Pabst

SVP, Connections (Sales)
iHeart Media
"Besides yoga, spinning and my husband/kids - I am passionate about keeping and growing women in the work force, specifically in advertising and media."

Daniela Radan-Lazic

Brand Partner, Enterprise
TubeMogul, Inc.
"I'm passionate about family, baking, entertaining, movies, & travel."

Lisa Radist

Director of Strategic Partnerships
"I''m passionate about family, baking, entertaining, movies, & travel."

Marc Sampogna

Managing Director
"I'm really passionate about personal health and well-being so love to exercise, run, and box. I also danced growing up and continue to do so. Outside of that, I love pop-culture, music, and fashion. When I'm not working my 9-5 I am focused on developing new ideas for supporting the growing homeless youth population in LA and around the world."

Tim Shu

Performance Marketing Coordinator
DQ&A Media Group
"I''m passionate about Digital marketing, Direct response marketing, Startup,s Data Analytics, and Web Development."

Diana Sithiyopasakul

Talent Director
"I'm passionate about Connecting inspiring and creative folks to roles that are fulfilling to them."

Sherrie Weitzman

Account Director
"Automotive marketing. Totally love the industry from a strategic marketing sense vs.'car geek'."

Patrick Young

Account Director
Saatchi & Saatchi LA
"I''m passionate my family and the Lakers."

Our Mentees

As a mentee, you'll learn from your mentor's personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills. The one-on-one mentor relationship allows for individual attention to your career aspirations, professional development and networking needs.

We're looking for young professionals who:

  • Are currently employed within the media, marketing and; advertising industry
  • Are willing to initiate and maintain regular contact with their mentor
  • Are serious about their personal and professional development
  • Are current members of ThinkLA
Mentor Mentee
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Guides for Mentors
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