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Alissa Sears

Advisor Santa Barbara, California Area, US

Scout: "Star" Social Entrepreneurs, RSF Social Finance and Advisor, CircleUp. University of California, San Diego grad.

Scout: "Star" Social Entrepreneurs, RSF Social Finance and Advisor, CircleUp. University of California, San Diego grad.

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Involved In

Advisor

It's Moringa LLC
Channel Islands Outfitters
Chad Relief Foundation
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
300in6 Initiative
Clean Business Investment Summit/California Coast Venture Forum
Quail Springs Permaculture
CircleUp
RSF Social Finance
Safe Water International
CircleUp
Channel Islands Outfitters
Quail Springs Permaculture
It's Moringa LLC
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Clean Business Investment Summit/California Coast Venture Forum
300in6 Initiative
Weidemann Foundation
Antioch University Santa Barbara

Positions

Scout: "Star" Social Entrepreneurs RSF Social Finance September 2014 - present
Advisor CircleUp April 2014 - present
Partner KIWA Investment Summit: Latin America January 2014 - present
Board Member Channel Islands Outfitters August 2013 - present
Advisor, International Development & Social Entrepreneurship Quail Springs Permaculture August 2011 - present
Advisor It's Moringa LLC December 2009 - present
Advisor Yellow Leaf Hammocks June 2009 - present
Vice President & Executive Board Member Clean Business Investment Summit/California Coast Venture Forum January 2008 - present
Board Chair Safe Water International January 2007 - present
Senior Strategist/Global Betterment Director Christie Communications, Inc. February 1999 - present
Advisor, Impact Investment 300in6 Initiative August 2011 - April 2014
Board Member Weidemann Foundation January 2008 - March 2014
Advisor, MBA Social Business & Non-Profit Management Antioch University Santa Barbara April 2012 - November 2013
Member, Board of Directors Chad Relief Foundation February 2008 - January 2012

Education

University of California, San Diego

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Media
  • • Green
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Social Impact
  • • Music
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Advertising
  • • News
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Teacher training
  • • Nutrition
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness

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Mark Lovett
They're my friends  •  Organizer, TEDxSanDiego and Founder, Global Patriot.
Alissa's knowledge and insights cover a broad range of critical business functions, from brand management to strategic planning and impacts ... of business decisions on society at a local and global level. Her skills address big picture issues, as well as day-to-day operations.
Brian Haghighi
We worked together  •  co-founder and co-ceo, fre-be fruit wines. Previously Inaugural Leadership Class, Hesselbein Global Leadership Academy.
Alissa "gets" how business works, specifically how enterprise should be focused on creating sustainable value. One of the most insightful ad ... visors I have had to date!
MICHAEL MANCHAK
We worked together  •  President & CEO, Economic Vitality Corp.. Previously Project Manager, Cal Poly State University.
Alissa Sears is hands down one of the best marketing and communications experts in the nation. Alissa and her team at Christie Communication ... s deliver amazing results repeatedly. For example, Alissa is THE go-to person for one of the most successful venture forums in California that has raised nearly $200 Million in venture funding for companies worldwide.
Mark Chasan
We worked together  •  Of Counsel, Hobson, Bernadino + Davis and Chairman and CEO, AWE Global, Inc..
Alissa is brilliant, connected, focused, energetic and highly competent as well as having a big heart and a great deal of integrity. I am h ... onored to be associated with Alissa and recommend her highly.
Ted Ning
We worked together  •  CEO, Innovators International and Marketing Manager, Yuzen. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
Alissa is a fantastic connector. active listener and collaborator. She is very emphatic on clear and strategic goals that line up with socia ... l impact. Plus she is an absolute joy to work with!
Jason Graham-Nye
We worked together  •  Co-founder - CEO, gDiapers. Previously Founder, 2'sCompany: Boutique Event Management.
Alissa is a highly capable strategic communications executive. She is a brilliant connector of people and can see how two unrelated concepts ... / projects / people can come together and create something bigger and better. Incredibly personable, she is a joy to work with and highly effective.
Seth Streeter
They're my friends  •  Founder - Leader, Inspire Santa Barbara and Investor, Motion Computing.
Alissa's passion for making social impact and her willingness to leverage her vast network for the benefit of others is inspirational.
Michael Kaliski
We worked together  •  Member Board of Directors, The Gentle Barn and Founder and CEO, Good Planet Media.
I could've clicked almost all the boxes above. Alissa is knowledgable, professional, and passionate. Her dedication to helping ethical compa ... nies makes her one of most respected and sought after people in her field.
Steven Ferry
Chairman, International Institute of Modern Butlers; President, Words & Images; VP Americas Market Key
Alissa is one of the most caring and competent people I know, who is very active in creating successful initiatives that help others

Ted Ning
We worked together  •  CEO, Innovators International and Marketing Manager, Yuzen. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
Ted is brilliant, communicative, adaptable, resilient, and one of the best team builders I've known with a true art for fostering collaborat ... ion.

Mark Lovett
They're my friends  •  Organizer, TEDxSanDiego and Founder, Global Patriot.
Mark is truly incredible and one of the best advisors, investors, and innovators that I know. He is a natural leader and his thoughtful, foc ... used, and direct approach is effective, catalytic, and invaluable to the growth of the businesses and organizations he advises.

Brian Haghighi
They're my friends  •  co-founder and co-ceo, fre-be fruit wines. Previously Inaugural Leadership Class, Hesselbein Global Leadership Academy.
Brian is passionate, driven, adaptable, and resilient - all key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. His approach to building fre-b ... e is innovative and disruptive in building a new business model that provides hiqh quality, differentiated offerings that simultaneously build community and promote sustainability.