With a background in strategic planning, brand strategy, and investor relations/entrepreneurial training, Alissa leads Christie & Co’s Strategy & Growth Group as well as co-founding adVenturesAcademy. With her degree in Communication and International Relations from the University of California San Diego, Alissa’s teams develop innovative, results-oriented, comprehensive brand and growth strategies across multiple industries to support the success of high impact companies. Co-founder of adVenturesAcademy. Partner KIWA Investment Summit Latin America. Past VP of California Coast Venture Forum. Advisor to RSF Social Finance, CircleUp, and NEXT Accelerator. Recognized as Forbes 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail. Pacific Coast Business Times 40 under 40.