Our executive team has over 50 years’ experience in market research, legal compliance, business intelligence and deploying mobile workforces.  Our advisors include Harvard epidemiologies and accomplished CEOs across a variety of the industries we service.

Executive Team

Kimberly Nasief

CEO and Co-Founder

Aleathia Hoster

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly has 20 years of experience in leading and growing businesses. She has designed deeply complex programs that facilitate the gathering of customer and business intelligence in the field for enterprise companies. Kimberly is well versed on building strategic programs for companies that capture and measure the customer and brand experience, so that businesses can act upon the ever newly evolving expectations of customer experience.

Aleathia has over 20 years of experience in various operating leadership roles within the industries of real estate, renewable energy and investment banking. Company sizes throughout her career have ranged from large public companies, to family offices, to start-ups.  Most recently, Ms. Hoster served as a Managing Partner with HB Partners, where she led operations, due diligence/underwriting and client services.

Rebecca Bennett

Director of Quality Control

Rebecca has over 10 years of experience offering strategic operational and quality assurance support to complex businesses, and their clients. She has worked within several market research and business services firms, and brings an in depth level of expertise around quality control and processes as it relates to the deliverables received by clients. 


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Dr. Michael Mina

assistant professor epidemiology - havard t.h. chan shool of public health; member center for communicable disease dynamics

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Dr. Christine Crawford

PH.D epidemiology - harvard university; former cdc officer; entrepreneuer

Tom Mills

CEO, HS Brands

Ray Esposito

Loss Prevention and Investigative Expert

Dr. Michael MinaMD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD).  He is also an Assistant Professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases at HSPH and Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology (molecular diagnostics) in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He earned his MD and PhD degrees from Emory University, with doctoral work split between CDC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Emory Vaccine Center. He completed his post-doctoral work at Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (of infectious disease dynamics) with Prof. Bryan Grenfell and at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Genetics with Prof. Stephen Elledge. He completed his residency training in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Christine Ruth Crawford received her doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard University in 2000.  After serving on the faculty of Morehouse College, Dr. Crawford became an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As an EIS officer, she was involved in post-911 bioterrorism surveillance, the development of a health services surveillance system with the Puerto Rico Department of Health, and epidemiologic investigations of surgical site infections, West Nile virus, and Anthrax. She received several awards including a National Center for Infectious Disease Honor and a September 11 Emergency Response Appreciation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Dr. Crawford joined the family business in 2003 and became a McDonald’s franchisee in 2005. She planned several next generation workshops for both the Women Operators Network and the National Black McDonald’s Operator Association.   Dr. Crawford has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2016

Tom Mills is entrepreneur and experienced business owner with 25+ years of working in the mystery shopping and loss prevention industries. Skilled in International Business, Casino/Gaming Sector, Sales and Team Building. Built HS Brands in 1993 from a local Boston Bar Spotting Company to a Brand Certainty Firm with thirteen offices (Boston, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, London, Amsterdam, Milan, Warsaw, Beirut, Bangalore, Shanghai, Bangkok and Sydney) across twelve countries.

Ray Esposito brings over thirty years’ experience in loss prevention and compliance as a practitioner, consultant, expert witness, and as an executive leader.  He has spent the past two decades building premier loss prevention programs and solutions for over one hundred and thirty companies within the department store, specialty retail, restaurant, grocery, and pharmacy industries in the US, Canada, and the EU.Fenix Advisors looks forward to leveraging Mr. Esposito’s expertise and experience to further enhance our premier services, and to deliver greater value and results to our clients.


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