Our Team

 

CINDY TRUONG

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Cindy has over 20 years of sales and sales management experience in SMB and Enterprise B2B software solutions, specializing in SAAS technology and cloud-based customer business solutions. Her experience has taken her into some of the toughest industries (Healthcare, Automotive, HR and Digital Media) where she built and scaled sales teams in high-growth mode and successfully grew the brand for companies like Intrado, ExakTime, Edmunds.com, and Cornerstone OnDemand.   During this time, she dedicated her efforts in championing all aspects of Business Development, Sales, Account Management and Sales Operations resulting in multimillion-dollar bottom line business growth leveraging multi-vertical and multi-channel strategies.   She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

On a more personal note, Cindy is a certified yoga instructor with 350 hours RYT and is passionate about wellness.  She also has 16 years of experience training in martial arts including Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do.

JESSICA KLEPPER

CO-FOUNDER & COO

Los Angeles, CA

Jessica has 20+ years of sales experience in B2C, B2G, and B2B software, shipping, supply chain, payments, and cash flow solutions working for both tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. Her most recent roles have been with American Express and FedEx, where she created and trained 8 Touchpoints, Challenger Simplified, and 3 Financial Data Points for Executive Conversations. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Foster School of Business, University of Washington, and is currently pursuing her MBA at USC Marshall School of Business.

She is also a certified yoga instructor with 350 hours RYT, volunteered for six years with The Fulfillment Fund as a Mentor and more recently as a Council Member. She has served as Advisory Board Chairman and Province Director for Kappa Kappa Gamma, as a Board Member for New Image Emergency Shelter, and is in the midst of planning her now-postponed wedding.

MEESHIE NGUYEN

HEAD OF PLANNING

San Diego, CA

Meeshie has over 20 years of Financial Planning & Analysis experience working at major public companies such as FICO, Wingcast/Ford and Blackbaud.  Currently, she is the Director of Finance at a privately held FinTech company in San Diego, rounding out her software and payment processing background.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from CSU San Marcos and a MBA from the University of Southern California. 

 

Meeshie serves as a Board Advisor for the Copley-Price YMCA and coordinates their annual golf tournament fundraiser.  She is also breast cancer survivor - diagnosed when she was only 29 years old.  From that journey, she started Events For Causes donating her time as an event coordinator for non-profits.  Each year, she assembles #ChemoWarriorKits that are hand delivered to children undergoing chemotherapy at Rady Children’s Hospital.  In her “spare” time, Meeshie has competed in three NPC bikini competitions, has run 3 marathons and 15 half-marathons.  When she’s not running around, Meeshie loves to golf with her 9-year old son.

MELISSA LUI

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Los Angeles, CA

Senior Sales Development Manager, ServiceTitan

Melissa is currently a Senior Sales Development Manager at ServiceTitan. She first started her career in sales 4 years ago as an SDR at ChowNow and quickly climbed the ranks into sales leadership. Her passion lies in coaching people looking to start their career in sales and developing first time sales managers. Her goal is to bridge the growing sales community in Los Angeles and turn it into a robust arena for female sales professionals to connect, share stories, and empower each other.

 

In her spare time, Melissa loves exploring new restaurants in Los Angeles with her husband Jess and her one year old daughter, Zoey. 

NANCY A. SHENKER

PR and CONTENT STRATEGIST

Phoenix, AZ

CEO and Founder,  theONSwitch

Nancy A. Shenker is a marketing innovator, brand builder, writer, speaker, and self-proclaimed rule breaker. Over the course of her 40-year business and marketing career, she has been a C-level executive, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to hundreds of small businesses at all stages – including fast-scaling SaaS businesses. Founder of theONswitch marketing, Nancy was formerly a senior executive for major consumer and business brands, including Citibank, MasterCard, and Reed Exhibitions.

 

She has written four books and publishes a women’s entrepreneur community (sheBOOM) and AI/machine learning/robotics site EmbracetheMachine and travel and lifestyle site BleisureLiving.

 

She also wrote a column for Inc.com called Bots & Bodies (about the human side of tech) and is a contributor to Thrive Global. She is 64, has two daughters, and is a self-proclaimed midlife digital nomad, with a home base in Scottsdale, Arizona. (She’s originally a hard-core New Yorker.)

EMILY O'KANE

PR and CONTENT

North Carolina

Founder & Brand Strategist, Noteworthy Brand Studio 

As a brand strategist and copywriter, Emily has led and produced original content in a myriad of professional settings, including within digital and traditional agency settings, in house for a healthcare startup, and as a freelance writer and brand strategist. Her clients have spanned industries, from hospitality, and food & beverage to arts, healthcare, and technology. She loves helping clients distill their ideas and ambitions into impactful stories that compel audiences to action. 

 

Emily is passionate about creating inclusive spaces for women in business. She holds a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently pursuing her MBA at USC Marshall School of Business. 

 

When she is not writing, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying new recipes. Emily is currently based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 

DONNA PALMER

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Burlingame, CA

Donna’s is an accomplished Director of Account Management and Business Development; her career of 25 plus years has been focused on the travel/hospitality industry.  Donna’s experience includes working at Onriva, American Express Global Business Travel and Hyatt Corporation.  Donna has built her career on the successful business relationships she has fostered with her clients, colleagues and partners over the past 3 decades.

A proud California native, Donna is a graduate of San Jose State University.  Donna volunteers as a Mentor at SJSU and Woodside High School.  In her free time Donna loves to travel to new places or back to her favorite places, baking delicious treats in her kitchen, spending time with her family and friends and cheering on her Raiders.

CHRISTINA FETYKO

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR,

AMBASSADOR

San Francisco, CA

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