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Christine Sarkissof

Christine leads a team of nearly 80 employees in fourteen branches, with a geographic footprint that spans the San Gabriel Valley, and Los Angeles. Christine brings extensive banking and leadership experience in the financial services industries. She has been with Union Bank since 2000, working in the greater Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest markets.

Active in the community, Christine volunteers and has served on various board of directors of non-profit organizations. Past board involvement includes the Board of Directors of The American Heart Association Los Angeles, the Board of Director of the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), the Executive Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, Peace Over Violence, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team, the Circle of Care Foundation at the Sherman Oaks Hospital, and the Studio City Chamber of Commerce. Christine volunteers at the American Heart Association’s various Heart Walks, Junior Achievement Finance Park, the annual 9/11 Meal Pack, APLA (Project Angel Food), and various Habitat for Humanity Builds including Power Women With Power Tools.

Felix Whitaker

Senior Relationship Mgr. within J.P. Morgan Chase Government & Non Profit Division specializing in Public Finance for Municipalities and business banking strategies for Not for Profit organizations. 35 years of business-related experience in banking with extensive experience in commercial lending. Specific experience in commercial real estate transactions, lines of credit, sales, and risk management. Extensive experience in credit or loan structuring of commercial real estate credits. Proven track record and ability to grow the commercial real estate lending business while maintaining sound risk practices.

Specialties: Non profit & Religious Organization lending specialist, New Market Tax Credit solutions & strategy, Construction financing. Offering expertise in all areas of Commercia Real Estate transactions, Equipment financing, full service banking, financial-based planning and wealth management.

Nicole Enearu

Nicole Enearu, a second-generation, was awarded her first McDonald’s restaurant in 2007. However, her McDonald’s story started years earlier when she was a teenager working in restaurants owned by her mother, Patricia Williams. Today, Nicole runs the
operations for all 18 restaurants under her family’s ownership, all located in the Greater Los Angeles/Compton area. Between Enearu, Williams and her sister Kerri Harper-Howie, the family owns every McDonald’s restaurant in the Compton community.
Prior to joining the family business, Nicole spent 10 years working in the social services field. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

An active member of her local community and church, she invests her time in a number of civic and charitable causes, such as sponsoring Christmas toy drives and hosting fundraisers for local schools. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she helps with programming focused on community service and mentorship of young girls.

Nicole’s work within McDonald’s has earned her numerous awards, such as Quality Customer Experience and Delivering the Promise Through People. Additionally, she serves on various leadership boards, including the Board of Directors for the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA), Regional WON Board of Directors and People Team. In December 2016, her fellow Owner/Operators elected her as Chair of the Southern California Regional Leadership Council, making her the first female African-American to hold this position.

Nicole has been featured in numerous trade and consumer publications, including CNN, ABC (starring as a brand ambassador for a Black History Month promo), Essence Magazine, QSR Magazine, Blavity, Our Weekly, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Compton Herald and Houston Style Magazine, among others.

Taylor Mckenzie

Taylor is a young professional, in an established leadership role, eager to get involved in the Los Angeles community. She believes in the details and ensuring the success of her team members and the clients they serve. Taylor’s passions lie in educating, coaching & impacting the lives of others.

Professional Career
Pasadena Area Sales Manager Sep 2018 – Present Pasadena, CA
Passionate about investing in my sales representatives in the East LA and Pasadena market.

Executive Sales Representative Jan 2018 – Sept 2018

Sales Representative Jan 2016 – Jan 2018
Sales Executive aiding C-Level Executives & HR Directors to implement innovative growth & value strategies

About Taylor
Midwest Born & Raised
Sister & Daughter
Animal Lover
Avid Snowboarder
Fitness Guru

Chicago Younglife Jr. Board Member
Kappa Alpha Theta
Purdue University
Wheeler Mission Volunteer

Contact Me
Phone:(317) 557 – 5180
Connect with Linkedin

What I Can Do
Strong Business Analysis
Develop ROI
Reliable Business Partner
Manage & Motivate
Deliver Value

Kymberly Garrett

In 2004, Kymberly set forth on a private consulting career and her GarrettSpioni Group, supports all levels of professional development and has created cutting edge programs in Diversity Strategies, Talent Acquisition, Talent & Performance Management and Executive Coaching.

Whether creating customized leadership training programs or facilitating change management initiatives – Kymberly utilizes her experiences in both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, as well as, private and nonprofit organizations to help guide teams into becoming sustainable high-impact and high performing teams! A frequent guest speaker, lecturer and presenter, Kymberly holds multiple professional certifications & serves on various Advisory Boards. Ms. Garrett, a Chicago native has called Southern California home for the last 18 years. Kymberly holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a diehard NFL fan.