Mackenzie Chambers | Outsourced CFO

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About: Mackenzie is a CPAturned-entrepreneur. She is the Managing Director of Square Root Financial, a firm that provides outsourced CFO and accounting services to high-growth companies. Previously, Mackenzie was VP of Technology & Venture Banking at Grandpoint Bank where she sourced and structured venture financing deals between $500K and $3M, and, before Grandpoint, was a cofounder of wmbly, inc., a social platform for live and on-demand video content. Prior to

becoming an entrepreneur, Mackenzie audited public and emerging growth companies at Deloitte. Mackenzie has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Masters in Accounting and a Masters in Business Taxation from USC's Marshall School of Business.

Specialties: Mackenzie specializes in helping high growth companies scale. Mackenzie and her team of accountants work with companies to help them with their monthly financials, manage their cash flow, establish systems and processes to scale and build models to help manage their growth.

Quote: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Connect: Contact Mackenzie at mchambers@squarerootfinancial.com or at (213) 536-7312 or visit her website below!

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Sarah Chambless | Partner

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About: Sarah Chambless is a Corporate/Finance partner in the Media, Technology and Entertainment division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, in the Los Angeles office. She is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Manatt Venture Fund, and in this capacity she sources and vets deals for the fund. Sarah is passionate about serving entrepreneurs and VCs alike, and she supports the local Los Angeles VC investment community by guest lecturing, moderating panels and speaking at UCLA

Anderson School of Management, the UCLA Blackstone Launchpad Start-up Accelerator, the UCLA Center for Memes, UCLA Extension, Claremont McKenna College, Women Founders’ Network, Digital LA, the SoGal Startup Summit, and Sustainatopia. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Hollywood New Leaders: Lawyers,” in 2013, and have been a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015. Prior to attending law school, Sarah taught elementary school in Compton, California as a Teach for America corps member from 2002 to 2005.

Specialties: Sarah's practice focuses on technology companies, specifically in the areas of start-up company formation, early- and growth-stage finance, technology licensing and regulatory considerations, venture capital investment transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises investors on their venture investments.

Quote: "You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.” – Ray Bradbury

Connect: Contact Sarah at schambless@manatt.com or at (310) 312-4255 or visit her website below!

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Rachelle Fender | Senior Partnership Manager

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About: Rachelle Fenderis an expert in business development and relationship capital and has helped hundreds of individuals and world-class organizations identify, develop and execute successful business models and programs for nearly two decades.

Today, as the Sr. Partnership Manager for the Unstoppable Foundation she is passionate about hosting people in Kenya to meet the children and families who their support has significantly impacted.

Specialties: Rachelle's specialty is working closely with individuals, families and established business owners to help identify opportunities for them to express their values through giving.

Quote: ").: I believe that everyone is a contact away from either what they need next or everything they needed. My goal with every interaction is to see how I may be of service in providing helpful connections.” – Rachelle Fender

Connect: Contact Rachelle at rachelle@unstoppablefoundation.org or at (385) 202-7276 or visit her website below!

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Cam Kashani | "Godmother of Silicon Beach" / Co-Founder and CEO

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About: Cam is the "Godmother of Silicon Beach", an Expert Speaker with US State Department, 3x founder, and single mom of twin boys. She's worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 700+ startups. She previously cofounded the first coworking space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs in 2010, Coloft. During her four years there, Coloft had over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen and others. Cam is on a mission is to humanize business, and her vision is a

global economy that thrives on “WE” as opposed to “ME”.While Cam works with men and women, she has a deeply rooted passion for working specifically with women as she believes that women that embrace their deeply rooted power can collectively shift the energy in business, and ultimately create a more harmonious environment for us all.

Specialties: Cam is a highly sought after transformational and mindset coach, transforming lives and building badasses in the process. She's worked with over 4000 entrepreneurs and over 700 startups. She helps clients identify and overcome limiting beliefs, reprogram that which no longer serves, and engrains a sense of power within in them that results in massive transformation.

Quote: “Empowered women, empower women.”

Connect: Contact Cam at cam@camkashani.com or at (310) 339-2218 or visit her website below! Follow Cam on Instagram at @camskashani!


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Julianne Knox | Principal, Marketing Principal

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About: Julianne joined HOK in 2019 as Principal, Marketing Principal. She is fueled by curiosity and the love of excellent design. Julianne brings over twenty years of experience in the Architecture and Design community. After graduating from the University of Washington, she began her career on the editorial staff of Architectural Digest Magazine. She then continued her path in commercial furniture. Julianne brings to HOK a vast knowledge of the workings of projects as well as the people

involved. Outside the office you will find her cooking giant feasts for her five teenage children.

Specialties: Julianne's greatest sense of joy is connecting people within the real estate community to quality architecture and design. Helping clients think out of the box.

Quote: "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

Connect: Contact Julianne at julianne.knox@hok.com or at (310) 200-1727 or visit her website below!

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Roberta Kung | Founder & CEO

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About: Roberta Kung is the founder, lead strategist and creative director of GiftedTaste, a management consultancy firm for culinary content creation and industry specific market experiences. Roberta intuitively understands the power that cuisine has to nourish and transform people’s health, relationships, brands and business. She created GiftedTaste for companies and businesses seeking highly creative and engaging culinary focused experiences that inspire, educate and enrich

relationships with their clients, investors, partners and executive leadership team. Prior to founding GiftedTaste, Roberta received her medical degree from the University of Missouri and her graduate medical education from USC Keck School of Medicine. Upon graduating from the anesthesiology residency training program at USC, she became a staff physician and partner at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

In 2007, Roberta left a full time position at the hospital to embrace motherhood and raise her growing family. It was during these seminal years that she wholehearted explored her spirit of entrepreneurship, found inspiration in bringing her expertise in health and wellness, tapped into her acumen for business and created a comprehensive vision for a business which embodied her passion for connecting people. Roberta is mother to three beautiful children and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. She is a passionate advocate for women and children, and their education. She is a founding member of the Anesthesia Alumni Association at Keck School of Medicine, USC, and is a proud member of the Board of Trustees at Westmark School where her daughter attends middle school.

Specialties: As Founder and CEO of GiftedTaste, Roberta has turned her dream into a reality. Inspired by love and gratitude, GiftedTaste is a manifestation of Roberta: her gift of creativity and intuition, her ability to understand people’s needs on a deep level and translate those needs into a powerful and empowering opportunity for personal and professional growth. GiftedTaste is a reflection of Roberta’s most sincere appreciation for the people who have left indelible impressions and profoundly changed her life with their wisdom, love and devotion.

Quote: "There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you form living the way you want to live your life?” – Dalai Lama

Connect: Contact Roberta at roberta@giftedtaste.com or at (323) 498-5402 or visit her website below!

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Sarah Montoya | Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Specialist

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About: Sarah is a Financial Advisor and Partner within The Beverly Hills Millennium Group at Morgan Stanley. Motivated by the value of financial education and sound financial planning. Sarah has built her career around empowering business-owners and families with tailored advice that breaks down the barriers to understanding their personal and/or corporate retirement finances. The Millenium Group has a consciously designed multigenerational team structure, because we believe that just as

any sound business should have a succession plan, so to should your trusted Advisors; the team charged with the responsibility of carrying you to and through retirement, and being accountable to the long term stability of your corporate retirement plan and plan participants. Sarah has a personal connection to the importance of financial education. She provides each of her clients, beneficiaries, and plan participants with the opportunity to truly understand their financial picture by taking the time to educate and communicate on all aspects of their financial life. Sarah has also integrated Socially Responsible Investing through Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact platform as an integral part of her business; ultimately to bring both retail and institutional clients the option of investing in accordance with their values and awareness to Environmental, Social, and Governance factors.

Sarah began her career as a Financial Advisor at Merril Lynch where she became registered on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and CBOE exchanges in 2011. She holds the Series 7 and Series 66 Licenses, and is a California Insurance Broker with the capacity also to bring multiple Cash Management and Lending Solutions to her clientele (CA Ins. Lic #0I22293, NMLS 872706).

Sarah currently serves as Chapter Head of The W Source – Beverly Hills Chapter. She graduated UCSD with a Double-Degree in Economics and Political Science. She is a Pi Beta Phi Alumnus, as well as an active member of multiple non-profit organizations in the Southern California area. Sarah is a certified Yoga Instructor, frequents California based car shows, and enjoys hiking, traveling, and football (Go Broncos!). Sarah and her husband, Carlos, live in the Los Feliz area with their dog, Baxter.

Specialties: Since joining Morgan Stanley, Sarah has utilized Morgan Stanley’s vast array of resources; including ongoing collaboration with a Corporate Retirement Director, Private Banker, Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Committee (The GIC), and Global Investment Management Analysis (GIMA) group. She believes that with Morgan Stanley’s Wealth-Management-First structure, she is able to leverage best in class intellectual capital to provide her clients with unbiased and product agnostic advice across a wide universe of offerings and solutions – free of any conflict of interest.

Quote: "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightingale

Connect: Contact Sarah at Sarah.Montoya@MorganStanley.com or at (310) 285-2621 or visit her website below!


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Karly Nieman | Sales Executive

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About: Karly earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arizona where she studied Journalism and Spanish. Karly has earned two daytime Emmy nominations for her work as a producer at TMZ. She began her insurance career working on personal lines for high net worth accounts and has extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry. Karly enjoys being able to think outside the box to provide her clients with creative solutions to a wide range of insurance issues.

Specialties: Karly's strength and focus is providing insurance and risk management solutions to high-net-worth individuals, executives, and celebrities. She focuses on high end real estate and educating brokers on why it's important to have a relationship with an insurance broker you can trust. Karly understands the day-today urgency, complexity, and confidentiality issues that surround her clientele.

Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." —Dr. Seuss

Connect: Contact Karly at karly.steinberg@mmibi.com or at (214) 477-8228 or visit her website below!

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