November 6, 2023 - 4:26 pm

Mia Azpeitia Joins 20Fathoms as Director of Operations

By 20Fathoms
Mia Azpeitia
Mia Azpeitia, Director of Operations

20Fathoms is pleased to announce that Mia Azpeitia has joined the organization as Director of Operations. In this role, Mia is responsible for all day-to-day operations of 20Fathoms, including the execution of key programs, management of the coworking space, key performance tracking, and event management.

Mia’s experience includes working at top creative agencies, startup AI companies, worldwide advertising networks, and Fortune 500 companies. She most recently served as VP of Operations at RAIN, a technology startup where she worked on the ground floor of innovation with the Amazon Alexa team to build engaging voice AI experiences that had never been done before. Her previous experience also includes leading accounts at creative agencies for iconic brands like Amazon, Campbell Soup Company, and Johnson & Johnson. Mia is a graduate of the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business where she earned a BSBA with a major in marketing and a minor in mass communications.

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with companies in New York City and Seattle on exciting innovation programs,” said Mia. “But I don’t think you need to be in a big city to innovate. Ideas are everywhere and we have the resources and connections to make those ideas a reality right here in Traverse City. At 20Fathoms, I’m excited to help create the infrastructure to enable local entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and community partners to bring innovation and sustainable jobs to life in the same town that my little girls will grow up in.”

In her leadership role at 20Fathoms, Mia’s work paves the way for the expansion of the organization’s services that accelerate the growth of tech startups, entrepreneurs, and scalable businesses in Northwest Michigan.

“Coming in 2024, you’re going to see a lot of growth in our programs and resources in order to support more entrepreneurs in our region,” said Eric Roberts, Executive Director of 20Fathoms. “I’m thrilled to have Mia at the helm of operations at 20Fathoms. With her background in both client service and operations, she brings an end-to-end approach to program growth and management that is also both strategic and people-focused.”