Elijah May

Senior Advisor



Elijah is a public speaker and brand strategist with over 15 years in PR and marketing. Having worked directly with chief executives in entertainment, education, healthcare, and government, Elijah has become a staunch advocate of having clearly defined purpose and principles within an organization. A frequent writer, instructor, guest lecturer and columnist, Elijah champions the idea that great businesses strive to create value first and profit second.


Elijah is the co-founder and Managing Partner of The Experience Firm, a company committed entirely to doing things worth talking about.


Prior to joining forces with MD Cress Ventures, Elijah ran an interactive agency and helped create Texas CEO Magazine and the Austin Entrepreneur Network. Elijah continues to serve on various boards and commissions, including both the Texas Innovation Center and Social Good Summit Austin.