Miguel Cabral - Keynote
Executive Officer, Diversity & Economic Opportunity - LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Mr. Cabral will open our event with an overview of the significant role small business plays in Moving LA Forward, and the accomplishments of LA Metro’s Small Business and Diversity Programs. He will also brief us on the latest Measure M-funded Capital Projects, upcoming opportunities for small businesses, and Metro’s ambitions for promoting Women in the Workforce & Local Economy.
Tiffany Largie went from being a single mom to building three six-figure businesses, then seven-figure business by the age of 30. Tiffany began with no capital but sheer hard work and determination. Today she helps people create the income, influence, and impact they dream of. She’s the creator of Onwards to Freedom. She speaks around the world on sales strategy, entrepreneurship, and profit-building. She has dedicated her life to end small thinking worldwide.
Director of Operations
Mitch Woolley is a Sales, Marketing and Operations executive with 20+ years of successful online marketing expertise. Currently serving as Director of Operations at E-Marketing Associates, Mitch helps organizations in many industries generate more business online through social media, lead generation and eCommerce.
Throughout his life, Mitch has always been an “early adopter,” fascinated with emerging technology. In 1997 while working in the hotel business he started using the Internet to generate revenue for the hotel where he was working. Over the course of the next 3 years he increased the revenue at his hotel by 10% by leveraging this new online channel. It was at that moment that he realized he was on to something, and in 1999 founded E-Marketing Associates. Since that time he has helped hundreds of organizations increase their revenue online.
Mitch serves on both for profit and non-profit boards, and is a two-term past President of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Los Angeles Chapter.
Mitch is happily married with 2 adult children and resides in Covina, California.
Ms. Tong is the Founder/CCO of an award-winning video content and marketing company, DuckPunk Productions, Inc. She works with Small Businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and CBS, and helps them craft a compelling story on video to drive sales. Her track record was anywhere between 70-110% sales increase for her clients. Awards she’s won include the Clio, Telly, Addy, and many more from film festivals across the country. Before DuckPunk, Ms. Tong was an Anchor/Reporter and Producer at The International Channel, one of the first satellite TV stations in the US. Besides anchoring the news, she was responsible for a daily 5-minute human interest segment where she interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life, and covered over 1200 stories during her four years on the job.
Matt is the Managing Shareholder at Eanet, PC, a boutique law firm located in Los Angeles, California specializing in business litigation, real estate litigation, labor and employment litigation, employment advice and counsel, and corporate transactions. Prior to forming Eanet, PC Matt served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, where he brought over 20 trials to verdict and was selected to serve in a highly selective City Attorney civil litigation program for troubled real property. Matt began his legal career with Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, the top-tier national law firm that recruited him out of law school. Matt has been named a top attorney in the field of business and employment litigation by Super Lawyers (Southern California) for the years 2015-2019. Matt is a veteran, and was deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the fourth highest ranking award given to brave or meritorious action in a combat zone. Matt obtained his J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law, where he served as an editor on the George Washington Law Review and graduated with honors.
Senior Human Resource Specialist
Linda Villalobos, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP is a Senior Human Resource Specialist at Insperity PEO Services with 25 years of Human Resource experience.
As an Insperity HR Specialist, Linda works with all types of small and medium sized businesses by offering dedicated support and best practice guidance regarding HR matters.
Prior to Insperity, Linda served as Human Resource Director in the hospitality industry. As a strategic HR professional, areas of specialty include employment rules and regulations, compliance, policy development and application, training and development, recruitment and selection, leaves of absence, compensation, HR infrastructure and employee relations.
Linda is a San Diego native and a graduate of San Diego State University. She resides with her husband, two sons, four dogs, and a bearded dragon near UCSD.
Jeff A. Neumeister has had a distinguished career over his 18 years in the accounting field. He has worked with clients representing a wide array of industries on matters ranging from litigation support to fraud examinations to strategic consulting engagements. His career has taken him from backroom analytic assignments to being designated as an expert in the court room. As a business owner, he has helped to develop his firm and its staff to service clients facing all types of situations including mitigating taxes, improving operational efficiencies, and untangling financial problems. Outside of his practice, he also serves as chair to the accounting department at a local university.
Executive Vice President
Neal Gold is the Executive Vice President of Creditors Adjustment Bureau, a well-respected agency and law firm handling debt collection matters worldwide from demand through litigation since 1954.Neal has a track record of over 35 years providing companies with Receivables Management solutions to help increase cash flow and reduce bad debt and credit risk. He was a founding director of First Commercial Services Corporation, headquartered in New York and Corporate Vice President for two of the largest global Credit and Collection Management companies in the industry. He currently supervises the sales, marketing and training divisions of Creditors Adjustment Bureau.Neal is a national speaker and trainer on the subject of Cash Flow Management, Corporate Communications and Relationship Management. He speaks at numerous functions for the National Association of Credit Management and provides seminars and workshops for Organizations, Associations and Companies throughout the United States.
Monica M Henderson, author, president and founder of MinkLife Motivation, has over twenty years of experience in marketing, leadership, business and professional development.
Monica's experience includes management and executive positions with Kohl's, TEAM Referral Network, Pomona Neighborhood Center Inc., and Friends of GALA. As an entrepreneur, she has personally launched her own companies Mink Couture and founded Mink Socialite Society, MinkLife Motivation Principles, has led successful businesses and been instrumental in the success of many others. Also, she has consulted for dozens of world-class companies including Keller Williams, Mass Mutual, Farmers Insurance, New York Life, and LAUSD. Monica has spoken at Global Entrepreneurship Export Exchange, LA's Largest Mixer and has been a guest speaker on podcasts, webinars, and workshops. She is a sought after speaker, educating and inspiring thousands each year.
Her motto is, "Never do anything for money that you wouldn't do for free."