Malinda has more than 20 years of experience in business strategy and technology. At Google, she was a founding team member of the ad technology organization. She was a senior partner at WPP where she founded and led their consulting organization and the Product Management and Technology group.
She specializes in business resiliency planning, communications technologies, product management, and technology operations. She has advised clients such as Procter and Gamble, General Electric, Volkswagen, BlackRock, and Walmart, as well as hundreds of startups. She’s a Maine Venture Fund board member and a mentor with Techstars, MassChallenge, and Maine Center for Entrepreneurs. She’s an avid skier and scuba diver, and a certified yoga teacher.
Learn the importance of password management for SMBs, discover 15 best practices, and find out how Uprise Partners can help secure your digital assets.
Discover the details of recent LastPass security incidents and how they impact SMBs. Learn if it's time to move away from LastPass and how Uprise can help!
Our biggest accolades come from our clients’ successes. That said, it’s an honor to be recognized for our team’s expertise. For the third year in a row, we're thrilled to be named among the top security firms and MSPs in North America.
IT Service Management is one of the most necessary and overlooked services aimed at small and medium businesses, providing IT support & security.
We have three main principles that have become the backbone of our organization, helping us to grow while fostering a culture where everybody knows why we work so hard, everybody is rewarded for their effort, and everybody feels like a valued member of the team.
Zero-trust is all the rage these days – and with good reason. And no, I’m not talking about the zero-trust you have for the telemarketer calling with that extended car warranty that you absolutely must have. I’m talking about zero-trust in terms of cybersecurity. It’s a shift in security philosophy that requires more in-depth tactics to prevent a security breach.
Everyone started working remotely in 2020, including the Uprise team, and it became immediately clear that this new style of working came with a new set of challenges. Two main concerns emerged: how best to deal with increased cybersecurity risks and how best to motivate a remote team.
Knowing how your customers feel is key to understanding your audience. While getting to know each and every one of your customers on a personal level isn’t realistic, there are approaches and tools that can help.
A comprehensive go-to-market strategy identifies the new direction for a product or service. In a nutshell, it’s about getting your product to market efficiently and successfully.
Mindfulness, empathy, compassion, and love are words that we frequently hear in relation to human connection and self-care. They’re not words we’ve historically associated with the business world. It’s time we included them.
HubSpot configurations that suit the needs of your small or medium-sized business, plus team training and 24/7 support.
The data on small business IT and cybersecurity speaks for itself. Here are some numbers that highlight the importance of secure IT, no matter what size your business is.
When one small business hit a growth ceiling, it was time to identify issues. Now our service desk is helping them resolve inefficiencies from tech sprawl and team communications.
Given technology’s criticality to every successful business, leadership must understand and plan for cyber resiliency.
At the start of each year, I choose a theme that highlights my biggest opportunities and needs for growth and what I think my teams needs most from me.
Our favorite tools for photo editing, graphics creation, social media scheduling and tracking, SEO, and hashtags.
Is your IT humming along, or is your team constantly accommodating IT that simply doesn’t work for you the way it should?
We’re an engineering company that loves problem-solving. Our focus is on building solutions in a way that balances value and investment.
If eyes are windows into the soul, your website is a window into your business. Does your website accurately reflect the impressive work you do? Who you are?
CRN recently recognized Uprise CEO Malinda Gagnon as a 2021 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leader.
Ensure an internship at your company is valuable for your intern and your company (spoiler: pre-planning goes a long way).
VCs tend to look for particular things in a startup presentation, so knowing what those are puts you in the position to knock their socks off and get funded.
Planning an in-person team event is no simple feat, but people should always come first. Uprise’s recent Level Up Team Event is a perfect example of that.
Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride have immense interest in advocating for and telling the stories of entrepreneurs in America.
Even if you're not a founder yourself, it's incredible to see people perform under the pressure of a pitch competition with a restrictive time limit.
Content curation—the process of selecting relevant content based on a user’s preference—is an approach that disseminates information to a target audience.
Let’s dig into how you can more effectively reach your customers in your marketing efforts by bringing in compassion.
Throughout the customer journey, there are points where the customer can feel overwhelmed or empowered, and brand messaging should sync with those cycles.
We have made a significant investment in TIKI, a technology startup giving consumers control over their own data and monetizing it.
At Uprise Partners, we recognize that the better we do as a company, the greater the good we can do in our community and the world.
When we started Uprise, we were doing every little task ourselves. Getting to the point of being able to delegate and trust your team is essential for success.
The Uprise PMF Methods breaks down your customers' most urgent problem and how your solution fits within the landscape. We will dive into the solution part.
The Uprise PMF Methods breaks down your customers' most urgent problem and how your solution fits within the landscape. We will dive into the customer part.
Anyone can be an entrepreneur, but not everyone starts with an entrepreneurial mindset. They need an issue, building a team, and reaching out to prospects.
Uprise has invested $160K in Baru, a manufacturing startup revolutionizing how hard goods are customized and produced, through smart technology.
Uprise is honored to be recognized as one of the top Managed Service Providers in North America on CRN's annual MSP 500 list in the Security 100 category.
Remember career day back in high school? They invited Brian to speak because their big question was, “How do we go about having a career in technology?”
Going into 2021, I reflected on all that we learned and accomplished in 2020. Clarity and focus paid off. What would be the theme for this year?
2020 was a transformative year in many ways. One of the biggest transformations seen in organizations was the need for accelerated digital transformation.
I reflected on our team's success, and I realized each person shares a similar quality: mindset.
For the first time in modern history, location doesn’t matter. We can work wherever we have reliable internet access.
Head of engineering shares five tips that have helped him stay motivated and avoid distractions that can pull him away from being productive.
By focusing on language, we are able to improve things like website performance, email engagement, social media and ad performance, and user adoption.
From product planning, customer service, team development, financial planning, etc, leaders gain new insights when they break from chaos and find clarity.
Achieving product market fit dramatically increases a startup’s odds of success and arms startup founders and investors with intelligence that will help them.
Leading off our feature founder series, Sam Smith of Vishion is everything you could want in a founder. She’s bright, dynamic, enthusiastic, and energetic.
How we can use our networks to support underrepresented founders and bring more diversity into entrepreneurship.
What if I told you that there is one thing that could make you absolutely love what you do? And what if it could also help you do your best work?
What if user has a visual impairment and isn’t able to view the site as you had originally intended? The result is a site that no longer provides value.
Before hopping on a trend bandwagon, we recommend you adopt branding and marketing efforts that keep your business ahead of the curve.
Brands need to coordinate their online to in-store efforts as we approach the holiday season. Retailers without useful digital information lose customers.
From chatbots and augmented reality to voice search and on-site personalization, Uprise is helping e-commerce brands create a new standard for shopping online.
A social platform? A news platform? A brand safe platform? Can Facebook really be all of these things? And most importantly, can it do all of these things well?