About the CEO
Colleen Sabatino has two previous successful businesses. She started her first company,
Advanced Career Development Inc. (ACDI) at age 26 through SBA funding and was the
recipient of the SBA Small Business Owner of the Year Award two years later. After
selling ACDI, she received a book advance from Rodale Publishing for her first book,
The Play of Your Life, and used it to launch CareerBeam, LLC. CareerBeam, LLC was
a software-as-service solution for colleges and universities to extend virtual career
services to students and alumni. CareerBeam’s immediate success attracted venture
capital within several months and grew from 16 clients to over 120 in less than
3 years. Colleen served on the executive management team of CareerArc Group and
held leadership roles for two of its consumer internet brands, www.internships.com
and www.tweetmyjobs.com. Colleen earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from
Vanderbilt University and completed postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Colleen’s Treasured Story
While listening to my daughters play their violins for holiday concerts at retirement
communities, I was struck by the collective knowledge and wisdom among older adults,
which is in danger of being lost forever. As this problem turned in my mind, my
2-year-old son sat quietly next to me, swiping his finger across an app on my iPad,
enjoying a children’s story. At that moment I decided to make an app that creates,
shares, and preserves everyone’s life stories. Thus Treasured Stories was born.
An app that lets me easily Touch&Tell stories is perfect for me—and for you.