Rachelle Hruska

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Rachelle Hruska
Rachelle Hruska Macpherson.jpg
Rachelle Hruska at Big Omaha 2010
Born (1983-03-07) March 7, 1983 (age 31)
Omaha, Nebraska
Occupation CEO, guestofaguest.com
Known for Guest of a Guest
Website
rachellehruska.com

Rachelle J. Hruska MacPherson (born March 7, 1983)[1] is an American new media entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and proprietor of GuestofaGuest.com.

Personal life[edit]

Hruska was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, by her parents, Ron and Robin Hruska. Hruska attended Pius X High School. After graduating from Creighton University in 2005, she moved to New York City where she worked in finance for two and a half years before co-founding Guest of a Guest, a new media website, in May 2007 with Cameron Winklevoss.[2] GuestofaGuest.com (GofaG) chronicles the social and cultural lives of young socialites through editorial coverage and event photography.[3]

In 2012, Hruska purchased Winklevoss' stake in the company, becoming the sole owner of the website.[4]

Hruska married hotelier Sean MacPherson in summer 2011. They have two sons, Maxwell and Dashiell,[5] and spend summers at their home in Montauk.[6]

GuestofaGuest[edit]

Hruska is a founder and CEO of GuestofaGuest.com.[5] Guest of a Guest has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and the Hamptons.[3] Since its inception, GofaG has hosted more over 15,000 events and has taken millions of event images for its photo directory of both celebrity and non-celebrity guests.[3] Guest of a Guest launched a Hamptons website in the summer of 2008, a Los Angeles branch in March 2010[7] and a Washington, DC branch in September 2011.[8] Guest of a Guest first launched a daily newsletter in the summer of 2009.[9] In 2012, the site began to cover global cultural events such as Cannes, Art Basel, Paris Fashion Week, and the Oscars.[10]

Recognition and awards[edit]

In May 2009, the New York Post named Hruska "The Queen Bee" of the new wave of web scribes, noting GofG's "huge" readership (2 million page views a month), and its range from "uptown balls to charity benefits hosted by bloggers." Hruska told the Post "We [GofG] don't limit ourselves to any one given circle," and divulged that her secrets were "Making community members the celebrities" and "positive energy."[9]

In 2011, Fast Company named Hruska the one of the Most Influential Women in Technology.[11]

In November 2012, NY Daily News touted Rachelle as "New York's queen of the scene" upon the announcement of her Scene Magazine cover,[12][13] however, she has said, "I want to watch the party on my screen, but I never want to go."[14]

In January 2013, the New York Post included Hruska as one of their 13 Under 30 Women to Watch.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rachellehruska.com/ RachelleHruska.com
  2. ^ Hoffman, Jan (June 19, 2009). "Working The Room For GuestofaGuest.com". New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b c "Guest of a Guest: About Us". Guest of a Guest. 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Heyman, Marshall (July 11, 2012). "Party Site Founder Goes Solo". Wall Street Journal. 
  5. ^ a b Barry Samaha (30 April 2014). "RACHELLE HRUSKA MACPHERSON, FOUNDER OF GUEST OF A GUEST, GIVES US THE VIP TREATMENT". ElizabethStreet.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska: Montauk's Power Couple http://hamptons-magazine.com/home-page/articles/sean-macpherson-rachelle-hruska-montauk#bkWuWEghIK8qvEsM.99
  7. ^ The Guest Of A Guest LA Launch Party!, http://guestofaguest.com/los-angeles/announcements/the-guest-of-a-guest-la-launch-party GuestofaGuest.com
  8. ^ Dornic, Matt (September 15, 2011). "Guest of a Guest to Re-Launch Under Pyle". Fishbowl[disambiguation needed]. 
  9. ^ a b Meltzer, Marisa (May 24, 2009). "Blue Blogs: Meet The New Wave Of Great-Gatsbys--Web Scribes Who Chronicle The Rich And Almost Famous". New York Post. 
  10. ^ Freeman, Nate (August 8, 2011). "Rachelle Hruska Plus One! Yes, the Guest of a Guest Founder Is With Child". The Observer. 
  11. ^ 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology http://www.fastcompany.com/women-in-tech/2011/media/rachelle-hruska
  12. ^ Justin Bieber has second thoughts on breakup and looks determined to win back Selena Gomez http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/belieb-justin-selena-back-article-1.1201567?pgno=2#ixzz2DJ8vpc00 NY Daily News
  13. ^ The Social Networker: how a wholesome Catholic schoolgirl made her mark NYC’s social circuit http://sceneinny.com/2012/12/the-social-networker-how-a-wholesome-catholic-schoolgirl-made-her-mark-nycs-social-circuit/ Scene Magazine
  14. ^ Out of site: Surf’s up at party blogger’s downtown digs http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/jobs/out_of_site_3uRvS6kAR3m8VKdbz9UHNJ#.UE3jGszvI0I.facebook
  15. ^ "13 under 30". New York Post. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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