Cristina Alvarez Cox | CEO


About: Cristina has worked in the payment services industry for 27 years. She started out in electronic check services right after her first child was born. She worked her way up through the industry, succeeding against the odds as a self-educated, minority, single mother of two. Along the way, she won many awards for her performance, from Tele-Check, Select Sales Club, First Data, and Nxgen. Most recently, she received awards for NXGEN 2017 Highest Revenue and 2017 Most Net New Accounts. Her professional accomplishments led to the launch of her own business in 2010, whose clients currently bring $30 million+ in revenue per month.

What Cristina enjoys the most in her work is building long-term relationships with her clients. She enjoys anticipating needs and problem solving. At the end of the day, there is no stronger feeling of accomplishment than taking care of other people.

Specialties: Cristina has developed a boutique-style agency to provide the personal touch so often lacking in merchant services. She works with a community of successful, hand-picked clients across multiple industries, for whom she delivers customized solutions. She specializes in transparency and integrity, to give businesses the stable platform they need to focus on growth.

Quote: “To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” - Douglas Adams

Connect with Cristina at or at (805) 418-7595, or visit her website below!


Lindsey Carnett | CEO & President


About: Lindsey’s copy has appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Allure, and she has appeared on, National Public Radio (NPR), The Doctors, The Jeff Probst Show, Telemundo, and local ABC, NBC and CBS morning news programs, as well as USA Today, PR Week, Forbes Woman among others. Most recently Lindsey received a Top Women in Business Award from Pacific Coast Business Times, a Silver Stevie Award as Female Entrepreneur of the Year, was named a Top 25 Largest Women Owned Business in San Fernando Valley Business Journal and received multiple 40 Under 40 Awards.

A graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and current VISTAGE and Women Presidents’ Organization member, Lindsey also sits as the Content Committee Chair for the Electronic Retailing Association, the Vice Chairman of the California Lutheran University Victory Club, Advisor for the PRSSA and former 4-year PR and Marketing Chair of Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Los Angeles. A NCAA collegiate women’s soccer captain and officer in the American Marketing Association, Lindsey received her B.A. degree in Spanish and Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. Her business certifications include WBE, WOSB, 8(a), DBE, CPUC, Metro and WBENC.

Lindsey loves her business because she has the opportunity to address revenue generation, influencer marketing, how to compete with Amazon, providing value through your human soft skills, navigating today's fragmented media landscape, preparing for changing marketing roles through skills training, how to create a culture of cross-generational education and collaboration within your organization, why web crawling should be part of your brand hygiene, how positive sentiment correlates to consumer trust, addressing the new majority of multi-cultural Americans, how to create content that will resonate with today's distracted consumer, how LinkedIn marketing is imperative for anyone in business and the topic of mentorship.

Specialties: Named a Folio: Magazine 2015 Top Women in Media and featured in the Forbes Most Powerful Women Business Leader issue, Lindsey has taken her business expertise globally to enlighten marketing peers, clients and students about best practices in using PR to drive sales, improve organic SEO and grow a positive online reputation. Having spoken at high profile national marketing and consumer products conferences and guest lectured at universities, Lindsey has gained the reputation as an expert in the field of marketing and public relations.

Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Connect: Contact Lindsey at or at (310) 994-7380, or visit her website below!


Harriet Cohen | Founder/President


About: Harriet L. Cohen is the founder of TRAINING SOLUTIONS, a consulting firm that provides expert resources for organizations and individuals to achieve their goals, improve customer satisfaction, develop staff on all levels, guide strategic/business planning, address legal and compliance regulations, identify target markets, and positively impact both retention and recruitment.

Harriet has firsthand knowledge of business strategies and procedures, offering both practical and theoretical information needed to excel in today’s marketplace. She is a continuous learner, staying abreast of innovative methods to enable clients to achieve their goals. She is involved with the start-up community, HUB 101, serving as a mentor and a business advisor for Thrive Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) finding inventive methods to grow businesses and be sustainable.

Along with being a contributor to “Know” and “Sue” (paralegal and litigation magazines), and the “Pacific Coast Business Times”, Harriet has been interviewed and quoted in INC., Ventura Star and published articles in the Pfeiffer Journals. 2009-2012 she was nominated for “Women Who Make a Difference” through the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has spoken at national and international events.

The Association for Talent Development Los Angeles Chapter recognized her for her contribution to the field of Talent Management and commended her for her leadership.

She is an instructor in Management, and Human Resource Development at the University of California Los Angeles.

Harriet’s joy over the last 20 years, is knowing she has helped clients exceed expectations.

Specialties: Harriet believes that business success is achieved by addressing the key foundation tools at every stage; business/strategic and marketing plans, target marketing, and talent management. Too often people, especially professionals know their craft but don’t know how to run a business, she helps them change that and become more successful.

Quote: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” - Henry David Thoreau

Connect: Contact Harriet at or at (818) 991-8116, or visit her website below!


Karen Lindsey | Realtor


About: Karen has over 26 years of Real Estate experience. She is a member of the Conejo-Simi-Moorpark, Ventura, and North County San Diego Association of Realtors. Having relocated many times in her life prior to settling in the Conejo Valley in 1986, Karen has an affinity for helping clients transition from one place to another. Becoming a relocation specialist was a natural direction for her to take, resulting in a multitude of transferring families over the years for such corporations as Amgen. Karen has a passion for assisting both home buyers and sellers with the biggest and greatest investment of their life. Approachable, dedicated, and honest, Karen not only works for her clients, she educates them throughout the sales process. Karen is most satisfied when she and her team have exceeded her clients expectations.

Specialties: A consistent top one percent producing agent for Century 21 Troop since 1997, Karen remains in the top six percent company wide. Additionally, she has continued to earn the President’s Club Elite title for Century 21 Troop Real Estate, Inc’s annual awards and the Centurion award, the highest production award in the Century 21 system year after year. Her commitment in helping families all over Ventura County has brought great personal satisfaction to Karen, “It’s nice to share memories with past clients as they continue on their journey and their children begin looking for a home.”

Quote: “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.” - Unknown

Connect: Contact Karen at or at (805) 469-8262, or visit her website below!


Christina Lindsey Orta, CFP®, CKA® | President, Financial Advisor


About: Christina Lindsey Orta, CFP ® has assumed the role of President and 50% partner of Lindsey & Lindsey Wealth Management as of January 2018. She left the corporate financial world after 10 years to join Lindsey & Lindsey in 2014. Most formerly, Christina was a Vice President of Sales for Walton International Group, a Real Estate Investment and Development company. While working for Walton, she helped the company expand their distribution throughout the United States raising over $70 Million in securitized private equity capital, making her one of the top producers globally.

Prior to joining Walton, Christina worked for Countrywide Home Loans for nearly 3 years most formerly as a Branch Manager in Chandler, AZ. Christina started in the financial services industry in 2002 at Edward Jones working as a Branch Office Associate and on the Equity Marketing & Trading Desks while completing her degree.

Christina received a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She currently holds the securities licenses 7, 63 and 24. In 2013 she obtained the Certified Financial Planner® designation.

Christina has been married to her amazing husband, Brian Orta, since 2006 and they welcomed their first child, Paige in 2016. Christina is enjoying being a mother and in her spare time she also enjoys collecting and drinking fine wines, gourmet cooking, baking, travel, running half marathons, and spending time with family and friends. For many years she has served on the board of the Rotary Club of Simi Valley in some capacity and is particularly passionate chairing the Constitution Day project, ensuring every 8th grade student in the community gets a personal copy of the U.S. Constitution. Brian and Christina are involved in the ministry at Godspeak Calvary Chapel of Newbury Park, CA and Christina is also a Certified Kingdom Advisor® integrating client’s faith based principles into financial planning.

Contact Christina at or at (805) 330-3700, or visit her website below!


Nicole Nouhra | Managing Director

NICOLEN@CHIVAROLI.COM | (805) 371-3680

About: Nicole is an insurance professional with over 20 years of experience currently specializing in providing risk management and insurance solutions for the High-Net-Worth Personal Lines market segment. Her expertise is primarily focused on insuring multi-million dollar estates, luxury automobiles, rare collections, and protecting the assets of high-net-worth and affluent families. She is actively involved on the Board of Directors for the Council for Insuring Private Clients which also includes the president and CEO of AIG's Private Client Group and Chubb executives. As part of her passion to impart knowledge, she has taught other agents around the country about the high net worth niche in her role as a faculty member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. 

Specialties: Nicole specializes in personal lines insurance for high net worth and affluent families including multi-million dollar estates, luxury automobiles, and rare collections.

Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Connect: Contact Nicole at or at (805) 371-3680!


Leesel Todsen | Business Development Manager



About: Leesel holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from The University of Mississippi. She started her career in the entertainment industry as an actor before transitioning to Business to Business sales where she’s had experience in the Fitness industry and Payroll Industry before specializing in Human Resources Outsourcing. In her current position, Leesel makes a big impact on small and mid-size companies by helping them become more profitable and more efficient. Leesel's services help businesses contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risks, and reduce the administrative burden of HR. She enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs and takes pride in understanding her clients' needs and customizing a complete package to meet those needs.

Specialties: Leesel works with small to mid-size companies that need support in the areas of HR, Payroll, Medical Benefits, and Workers Comp. She specialized in helping clients do a thorough analysis of their current processes and procedures and positioning a solution that solves their biggest problem—spending too much time on tactical HR tasks, not allowing them to focus on running their business. Leesel prides herself on taking the time to get to know her clients and makes them a priority. She serves as a caring, compassionate, consultant helping her clients optimize the efficiency of their business.

Quote: "The Difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Unknown

Connect: Contact Leesel at or at (205) 516-8190, or visit her website below!