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BUSINESS FORUM
SPEAKERS

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JACQUELINE MARTINEZ
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR 
STRATEGIC PLANNER
Jackie is a senior management, operations, and organizational development executive, with over 30 years’ experience in growing large and small organizations.

Her expertise is in business process improvement and partnership building, change management, strategic planning and launching new businesses from the ground up.

Jackie was former Vice President of Operations for Lindora Clinics.  More recently, she established diabetic clinics and a standalone Weight Management Program for Clinica Medica San Miguel– a primarily Hispanic medical group in Los Angeles.

As an entrepreneur, Jackie developed a technology-based weight management platform for Wellnet Systems, opened a health and fitness club in Torrance, CA, a home care agency in Orange, CA, and a hair salon in Valencia, CA.  Jackie has been a resident of Santa Clarita since 1988. 
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DEZZI RAE MARSHALL
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR
BUSINESS COACH

Dezzi Rae Marshall is a talent acquisition consultant to early-stage startups, as well as a career

success coach to those looking to pivot into the tech startup industry.

She has coached hundreds of clients and students from around the world into fulfilling, life-changing jobs with many of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Google, Amazon, Apple, Etsy, Facebook and fastest-growing, most innovative startups in the world.

Over the past decade, she has been instrumental in helping startups build their teams strategically by tapping her extensive resource of talented professionals ranging from software engineers to top sales producers to marketing experts.

She’s an advocate for Diversity in Tech and a strong supporter of Tech For Good causes. She has been a speaker and panelist for a variety of startup events, been interviewed on a range of topics regarding job search and career success to effective talent hiring practices and has served as a mentor to early stage startup founders

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GAVIN ESPINOSA
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR
DIRECTOR, VICTORY MARTIAL ARTS

Gavin Espinosa is owner and operator of Victory Martial Arts in SCV, he is a Martial Arts instructor, personal safety and family protection educator and holds a 7th degree black belt by the American Taekwondo Association.

 

His early years as a World title competitor he accepted a position as the coach to the World Demo Team in 2005 traveling around the world while continuing to teach at his main Studios in Valencia and Stevenson Ranch.

 

He has 20 years experience in the fitness industry as a professional Group Exercise instructor  and Personal Trainer, teaching cardio-kickboxing, Latin Groove and Hip Hop Dance to fitness enthusiasts all around the world.  He’s taught at local clubs here in Santa Clarita including La Fitness, Gold’s gym, Athletic club and Spectrum Club to name a few.

 

 Through his extensive training and experience, Gavin has impacted the lives of hundreds of families in SCV through fitness and personal development for years.

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MYRA MIRANDA
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR
BUSINESS DEV TRAINER

Myra worked for several manufacturing company in the Human Resources field.  Responsible for creating Handbooks, negotiations with major corporations for Employee Benefits, findding resolutions for employee and employer grievances, recruting top level management team, and overseeing ISO Certification, among others.

 

She was the Director of Human Resources for a Fortune 500 multi-billion dollar, overseeing the Western Region facilities. She led a team of dynamic HR Team, and worked on creating SOPs, training manuals, recruting, among others.

 

She then later embarked on entrepreneurship, building her own network of sales team and travel consultants.  Her main focus is to share her experience in driving entrepreneurs to reaching a successful business. She wants to teach them the key with a motivational approach.

Currently, she works for another multi-billion dollar company, the largest cruise line in the world.