2019 PitcHER Finalists

Maci Peterson Philitas

Maci Peterson Philitas is passionate about building businesses that help people be the best version of themselves. Her goal is to make an impact and lead change through every opportunity that comes my way.  
 
Maci is the CEO and Co-founder of On Second Thought (OST), the definitive delay-recall mechanism for mobile communications platforms. As an entrepreneur and respected thought leader, Maci is a frequent lecturer, subject-matter expert, and advisor on entrepreneurship, innovation, and diversity initiatives.  
 
Under her leadership, OST has expanded to 190 countries, secured multiple patents, and now licenses its highly scalable software system across several industries.  
 
Maci has been named to several notable lists, including SF Business Times 40 Under 40 list; BBC 100 Women; Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30; and Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She has also been profiled by NPR, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Black Enterprise, Fox and others. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from Chapman University and was named Chapman’s 2017 Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year.