About Us

OUR
MISSION

The Exchange LA is where driven professionals and accomplished leaders establish their personal brands, build their online presence, collaborate with and give back to their communities, refer business opportunities and extend their network.

OWN YOUR BRAND

Establish their
personal brands

Once upon a time all it took was a logo, a business card, and a yellow pages ad to establish a brand, but now creating a brand goes far beyond the printed collateral to help you stand out from the crowd. The Exchange offers exclusive hosted panels, coaching circles and online content to help you get the most out of your brand

BE A DIGITAL LEADER

BUILD ONLINE PRESENCE

Between instant build sites like Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress, anyone can create a website. But today building a web-presence goes much further than that. Collaborate with your peers in real time about digital strategies and practices that are working for you and your business. Learn marketing and advertising practices and get insights on what’s working for other professionals.

ALWAYS GIVE BACK

collaborate WITH
AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

We’re committed to philanthropy. That means not only do we welcome and encourage our non-profit partners to present at quarterly events and mixers, but we offer discounted membership to nonprofit staff, offer volunteer opportunities to our members, and help provide a portal for community members to join boards of local nonprofit organizations.

REFER AND GET REFERRED

REFER BUSINESS PPORTUNITIES

Referrals build business. Not just for the recipient, but by helping us build credibility as a resource to our clients. That’s why referring business is absolutely critical to our success and we’re focused on paying it forward.

GROW YOUR NETWORK

EXTEND THEIR NETWORK

You already have a solid network of business colleagues, clients and co-workers making your business strong, but extending your network can help grow your business exponentially. That’s why The Exchange will start off with 4 chapters, and plans on expanding to host 10+ chapters by the end of 2017.

Our Founding Members:

SONA A.
TATIYANTS

Lynk Law founder Sona Tatiyants sought to create the firm she personally would want to work with. As a wife, mother, and business owner, she understands how overwhelming an estate plan can feel. As an attorney, she knows just how important it is to have that plan in place. She serves as head of the Glendale chapter. 

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VANESSA
TERZIAN

An adjunct professor of Wills and Trusts at Southwestern Law School and named a top attorney in Pasadena Magazine and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2014-2016, Vanessa Terzian began her legal career as a Trust Administrator for Wells Fargo, N.A. Her experience at Wells Fargo, working closely with clients, portfolio managers, beneficiaries and other attorneys, shed light on how a poor estate plan can ruin a family’s fortune and more importantly, their relationships. She serves as head of the Pasadena East chapter.

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MATT
KAMIN

Matt Kamin has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit world for over sixteen years and holds a MBA in nonprofit management. As Managing Partner of nonprofit consulting firm, Envision Consulting, Matt serves community-based nonprofits in the Los Angeles area specializing in executive search. He is head of the Encino chapter.

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ALLISON
FULLER

As a former Escrow Officer, Allison brings her extensive planning and logistical experience into overseeing many aspects of management organization, contract administration, strategic planning and operations as Managing Partner of nonprofit consulting firm, Envision Consulting. In addition, as a graphic designer and web marketer, she brings in unique talents to nonprofits, expanding resources and efficiency. She leads the Working Parent Circle.

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Our Partnership Group:

SHAREY WANG

I am proud to partner with The Exchange because we are better together; power by the partnership we can take our business to new heights while making meaning personal connections with our members.
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JENNA GLASSOCK

I am proud to partner with The Exchange because I believe it has a unique and wonderful culture that can have an incredibly positive impact on the lives and careers of its members, and I am excited to help bring this experience to more smart, kind, and dedicated professionals.
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JONATHAN DREXLER

I decided to partner with the Exchange because I want to permanently align myself with this amazing group of professionals and I believe I will be able to use my knowledge and expertise to help bring this organization to the next level.
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LINDY PEARSON

I decided to partner with the Exchange because I know firsthand the value of networking and building relationships with other service providers. This level of co-elevation where the connection is more than just a round table discussion fosters the kind of growth I want to be a part of.
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JAE WU

I believe that a progressive, collaborative, group of positive and forward thinking tribe of professionals enhances our lives and our businesses and helps me help my clients with any needs they may ever have by connecting with so many quality professionals to be able to recommend them to.
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EDEN GILLOTT

I decided to partner with the Exchange because it’s not just about surrounding yourself with people you trust, it’s about truly enjoying spending time laughing together...And, you know, because all the cool kids are doing it.
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SUSAN POMERANTZ

It’s an enormous opportunity to meet dedicated professionals in a cross section of services, but while we learn about and from each other and build relationships and coalitions of trust and integrity, we have FUN! You know what they say about “all work and no play…”? No one is “dull” at The Exchange! I am proud to have been an early member and now, a partner.
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MUHANNAD A. MALKI

I am proud to partner with The Exchange as I truly believe in the collective and individual power of the members and am excited to see them strive to reach their goals.
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KEN ROBBINS

I’m proud to partner with the Exchange as it allows me to gather resources for my clients and to develop lasting business connections.
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JAMIE GONZALEZ

I am proud to partner with The Exchange because I prefer to refer business to people I know and trust. Because The Exchange provides a format to dive in and really get to know your fellow Exchange members, a lot of commerce is done within and among the various group members. I also prefer to refer to individuals who are proud to give back to the community and, since The Exchange places an emphasis on involvement of non-profit organizations, you can find many such individuals.
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YI SUN KIM

I chose to partner with The Exchange because they are the first to truly recognize that fostering genuine relationships, creativity, diversity, and selfless community engagement is inherent in our professional practice and development.
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Our Team:

YESSICA FLORES

Yessica Flores is the Membership Director at The Exchange Los Angeles where she works closely with members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their membership. She guides them through the onboarding process, ensures that members stay connected to their chapter and each other, and makes sure that members are hitting their goals when it comes to networking. Think of Yessica as your “personal trainer” for networking.


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