Meet Pinnacle Global Network
Our team of highly accomplished CEO mentors and outstanding support staff work together with a unified passion for helping established business owners work to elevate their strategic vision, improve their cash flow, develop strong team managed companies, become world-class leaders, and execute operations efficiently and effectively. Our dedication, experience, and support are evident by our track record of helping 1000’s of companies scale their business successfully.
Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network
Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network, is the Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of Scale or Fail, which is endorsed by Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. Allison has built 10 successful companies since the age of 19. Her client list has included Ben & Jerry’s, Supercuts, Charlotte Russe, and Allstate.
Now she and her team of CEO Mentors pay it forward by helping business owners scale their companies, fast-track their success, and create more meaningful lives. Pinnacle Global Network®, a world leader in scaling companies and empowering business leaders—has guided thousands of CEOs and Founders to greater success over the past decade.
Allison has been featured in Inc., Success, Fortune, Fast Company, and Forbes Magazines, among others, and is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. She is a featured expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and FOX broadcasts across the US, and also the host and producer of The Scale or Fail Show and the Women Who Own It Podcast in partnership with WBENC, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in North America.
PGN EXECUTIVE TEAM
Mike Rees, Director of Global Strategies, brings 30 years of business experience to Pinnacle Global Network. Mike built one of the largest office liquidation companies in the US, supporting companies such as Google and Qualcomm. He brings in-depth strategic and leadership experience to assist our clients in creating growth in Mindset, Sales, Marketing and Leadership. As an avid golfer, Mike’s business wisdom is featured in the book, Golf Course Millionaire. Mike loves giving back and is dedicated to creating transformation in people’s lives.
Josh Canova, Chief of Operations, brings his entrepreneurial strength to PGN. He is a growth strategist with over 20 years of success helping businesses communicate their value, improve their efficiency and increase sales. He scaled a successful production company that produced creative content for many of the world’s most influential brands with work featured in the Super Bowl and The Academy Awards. He is the best-selling author of Mind Your Own Business and a musician that has licensed his work for film and network television.
Melissa Woods - Chief Mentor
Melissa’s career started in the late eighties when she founded JW Tumbles, a children’s gym, which she expanded into a hugely successful franchise with over 40 locations in 5 countries worldwide. She wrote the book on creating a thriving franchise (literally): Secrets of Franchise Success covers everything needed to grow a national or global company franchise. Melissa Woods helps CEOs define the qualities that will turn their ordinary businesses into extraordinary businesses – through marketing, sales, business development, and customer service.
PGN CEO MENTORS
Louie is a Serial Entrepreneur, Business Mentor, Nationally Featured TV, and Media Personality, Public Speaker, Mentor, and Philanthropist. Louie is CEO of the nationally recognized real estate company that has over $145 million dollars in personal sales and leads a dynamic growing team with offices in San Diego, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Santa Fe / Albuquerque NM. From 1990 to 2006, Louie Ortiz ran a manufacturing company of high-end custom acrylic aquariums for zoos, public aquariums, and consumer use worldwide.
In 1991, Tammy launched her family’s first restaurant, Pat & Oscar’s in Carmel Mountain Ranch with 8 employees and went on to open 18 with their team of 1,400 employees. She sold a majority of their shares to Sizzler International for $30 million dollars. Over the next 2 years, she and her team built an additional 10 restaurants before exiting the business. She just launched a brand new restaurant in Temecula. Tammy brings her savvy for scaling quickly, building rockstar teams, and driving high-profit margins for business owners.
Jim has started 6 companies and has raised millions of dollars for his ventures over the past 30 years, and has successfully exited businesses totaling $85 million in returns for his investors and partners. He has also worked with Apple Inc., Creative Technologies, Arbitron/VNU Media, and Global Entertainment Holdings. Jim is passionate about assisting small business owners create and scale their ventures in an ethical and profitable way, and brings a distinctive Silicon Valley way of thinking and business approach to his clients.
Vicky brings to Pinnacle over 20 years of expertise in human resources management, strategy, and transformation. Her HR leadership experience spans various industries, including technology, entertainment, and advertising. With her HR consultancy and Insurance Services, she blends her vast human resources knowledge with the realities of starting, growing, and running a thriving business. She was awarded the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification by the Human Resources Management Certification Institute, and the Senior Certified Professional designation by the Society for Human Resources Management. Vicky serves as Board President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles.
Giles, from London, England, brings 32 years of coaching experience to Pinnacle and has helped hundreds of new and high-level CEOs to significant business growth. A digital marketing expert, he's also an owner of a successful Skincare company and has launched 11 Amazon Bestselling products and has helped multiple clients achieve Amazon Bestselling Author status. He has proven experience in creating highly profitable customer experience strategies, e-commerce analysis, email marketing conversion funnels; SEO, operations & project management, sales training, and a track record of helping his clients build strong strategic partnerships.
Gila is a #1 international bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and the co-founder of the award-winning, highly recognizable lifestyle brand for dog lovers which she and her husband have taken from a startup to a seven-figure company. She has been recognized as one of the top 25 women of influence in the pet industry, Woman of the Year by the Women in the Pet Industry Network, and is featured in Success Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and on the Grow Wire Show.
Stewart has mentored hundreds of business owners from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups over the last several decades. He has operating and consulting experience with companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, Merrill Lynch, and National Recycling Corp, to name a few. Armed with an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, he has run several of his own successful companies and has decades of experience in marketing, management, leadership, finance, operations, strategic planning, mindset, and more.
Rachel brings to Pinnacle her high-level of expertise in federal contracting, private sector consulting, and workforce management. Rachel is the founder and CEO of a management consulting firm that she started 20 years ago with a single contract and has grown it to an award-winning, high-performing business with numerous contracts and several million dollars in annual revenue. Her company was recognized twice by the U.S. Department of Energy as the 2013 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and as the 2011 Protégé of the Year. Rachel was named the 2020 Huntington Beach Business Woman of the Year.
Phil has committed his life to helping high-level business owners overcome their biggest mental blocks and unlock their full potential. Since starting his first company at 18 (which he sold to pursue his college career), Phil has guided business leaders of all kinds to greater performance levels. He has trained more than 4,000 individuals and Fortune 1,000 management teams in leadership and strategic coaching. His client roster includes Intel, Sprint, Qualcomm, AT&T, Dow Jones, Capital One, Wells Fargo, Cushman Realty, and Arbonne International.
Marshall is the CEO of the largest independent provider of calibration services serving the construction materials industry in the U.S. Under his leadership, he has grown this worldwide company by nearly 2,000% since he took control in 1999. Marshall is also an expert at acquiring and merging businesses, having bought 10 other companies and helped to start a few others in the last 15 years. Marshall specializes in helping business owners grow their top-line revenue, increase profit through systemization and develop strong leadership teams in order to operate without the owner involved.
Gina has helped hundreds over the last decade transform their businesses, health, wealth, and relationships. Gina started a wellness business in 2005 and grew a million-dollar revenue team from scratch. She rose to the top 5 of 10,000 coaches due to her innovative sales strategy. Gina is motivating, inspiring and offers great insight and strategy to help our PGN clients stand out and succeed in their industry. PGN members love her high-energy and powerful, spot-on direction for their business.
Jim is a serial entrepreneur, attorney, inventor, investor, and venture capitalist who has owned several manufacturing and service companies over the years. The owners of a multimillion-dollar, 10 person law firm in Newport Beach, Jim is also currently on the Board of Directors and actively developing strategies for the growth of 2 companies: a computer technology start-up that has reached $15 million dollars in revenue in 2 years.
Lacey is the Founder and CEO of an all-natural skincare company that brings to Pinnacle 20 years of experience in the luxury product and service marketplace. She has worked extensively with sales and merchandising, product positioning, and building relationships with strategic partners. She understands the complicated journey from Solopreneur to Visionary and is passionate about coaching fellow business leaders to use their imaginations, achieve their greatest heights, build their dream teams, and live their best lives.
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