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

Jeffrey Marks

President 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.

Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate attorney. As an entrepreneur, Jeffrey has founded and helped grow numerous companies, including, Titan Nightlife Group, Inc., a successful restaurant development company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, ConversionPoint Technologies, Inc., an ecommerce technology company, and YourFare, a restaurant technology company.

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.

Simon Nestel

director, EMEA Region

Rebecca Bennett

Director of Quality Control

Simon brings a unique combination of inspirational leadership and skills to organisations seeking the expertise required to accelerate growth, achieve their vision and unlock their true potential.  Simon is a proven business leader, growth strategist, strategic thinker and the go-to person who understands exactly what makes an organisation successful and the processes required to get them there. An individual that builds on the successes achieved by his predecessors, board, managers, employees, contractors and suppliers.

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. 

Advisors

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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

Jon Vein

Co-Founder and Chairman of Biology Works

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Fred Thiel

CEO and Director, Marathon Patent Group

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

John Vein is an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist.  Jon is co-founder and Chairman of BiologyWorks, a company which has developed groundbreaking technology in the field of medical diagnostics, including a rapid molecular in-home test for COVID-19.  Previously Jon co-founded and served as the CEO of MarketShare, a leading cloud-based, big data marketing analytics and software company.  MarketShare had a significant impact on allocating over $200 billion in marketing investments for more than half of the Fortune 50 companies, as well as many other multi-national businesses.  In one of the largest transactions involving a Los Angeles-based technology company, MarketShare was acquired in December of 2015 by Neustar for $450m.  Jon was a winner of the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Los Angeles.

Fred Thiel, is currently the CEO and a Director of Marathon Patent Group, Inc.  He serves as a senior advisor to management teams, boards of directors, private equity and venture capital firms, and sits on private and public company boards. He is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformations of companies and industries, providing deep technology industry expertise and strategic advice on transformational value creation – the process of generating growth and shareholder value.  Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, M2M, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries.

Len Komoroski

Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Steven Patterson

President of Pro Sports Consulting

Tom Mills

CEO, HS Brands

Seth Schorr

Seth SchorR, CEO of Fifth Street Gaming

Len Komoroski is Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse , which includes the Cleveland Monsters (AHL), Canton Charge (NBAGL) and Cavs Legion Gaming Club (NBA2K).In addition, he plays a leadership role for business operations and business-related endeavors for Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert’s family of sports and entertainment interests in Ohio. He is also a principal in JACK Entertainment, which operates JACK Casino Cleveland and JACK Thistledown Racino. Most recently, Komoroski played a leadership role in the public/private partnership agreement formed between the Cavs, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland for the Transformation of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  Mr. Komoroski has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 2004.

Steven Patterson has served as an innovative and successful executive in the NFL, NBA, NHL, professional baseball and college athletics for 35 years. Patterson successfully led the effort to bring the Houston Texans NFL team and Super Bowl XXXVIII to Houston, Texas. As General Manager of the Houston Rockets, he built the 1994 NBA Championship team.  Steven is formerly the President, CEO of the Arizona Coyotes, and the former Director of Men’s Athletics for the University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Seth Schorr is CEO of Fifth Street Gaming which owns and operates three casinos in Las Vegas.   Previously, Seth served as an integral member of the Wynn Resorts team, developing the international marketing department in Macau, the interactive gaming division and The Wynn Collection of Fine Art.  Earlier in his career, Schorr also worked in numerous capacities at Mirage Resorts including positions at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.

Ray Esposito

Loss Prevention and Investigative Expert

Michael Dowling

Entrepreneur, Intrepreneur

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.

 

Michael Dowling  is an entrepreneurial product-passionate leader with over 25 years of leadership experience across a variety of different industries, including media, entertainment, research/data analytics.  Most recently, he has led the transformation of Franklin Covey Education’s primarily print delivery to a global SaaS digital platform. The product serves as the operating system for the company’s social & emotional learning content, which is delivered to 4500+ K12 schools in 15 different languages across 50+ countries. Previously, Michel launched an Internet start-up, iFUSE, which provided integrated marketing services to advertisers, such as Nike, Warner Bros, Evian, Altoids, Tommy Hilfiger, among others. He was co-founder and served as the company’s president, during which he led the effort to acquire College Broadcast, Inc; oversaw product development, marketing/communications, internal ops; and helped raise several rounds of institutional investment from Coca-Cola, Interpublic Group of Companies, Odyssey LLP, and Cisneros Television Group.  In 2001, Dowling joined Nielsen Co. in a senior executive role, and in 2006, Michael became the co-founder and CEO of Interpret, a global data analytics company.  Michael has been a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2009.