Meet Our Team

MARCIA NELSON

Founder & CEO, Deals & Divas

Marcia is passionate about women’s issues, and founded Deals & Divas, an educational and networking organization focused on engaging and supporting social entrepreneurs.  She serves on the board of The Association for Corporate Growth -ACG- NY, where she chairs programming, and is a member of the Family Office Committee.  Ms. Nelson is the ACG-NY 2017 honoree of the Lou Halstead Women of Leadership Award.  She earned her BA from Southern Utah State College and her MBA in finance and tax from Fordham University.   She is a Utah native and is very active in the Mormon Church.

ISAAC RESHAD

Senior Advisor, Deals & Divas

Isaac Reshad is a versatile and tactical entrepreneur with over 20 years of international venture experience. He brings a proven track record of international project management, trade financing, international joint venture and venture capital experience to each engagement. Mr. Reshad is the Managing Director of Global Access Partner, LLC (GAP), a firm which assists companies identify and monetize global business opportunities. GAP integrates the private sector, government agencies, and key stakeholders to secure and manage projects. GAP works with international family offices in all aspects of their global investment activities by entering into strategic alliances, join ventures and co-investment opportunities with other family offices. Mr. Reshad began his career as a business consultant, specializing ins strategic and business development including capital raising for SMEs and start-ups. Many of his projects concentrated in emerging markets infrastructure, real estate, and fashion industries. He serves on the boards of several professional and charitable organizations, and develops partnerships for NGOS with the United Nations.

SHARON EGILINSKY

Advisory Board, Deals & Divas

Sharon is CEO and Founder of SREvolve LLC, where she advises business leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry-leading C-Level executives on strategic direction and development.  Sharon works in anticipation of, and response to, the needs of her clients who are looking for new approaches to address persistent challenges, and to amplify results.  Leveraging her 20 plus years of financial services experience working with industry leaders, she serves as a business advisor to transitional and growth-focused companies in various phases of their company life cycle. Client industries span financial services, luxury goods, technology, real estate, publishing, and distribution.  Throughout her career, she has developed, led, and executed complex business initiatives involving business reorganizations, distribution strategies, mergers and acquisitions, creative joint ventures, and other forward-thinking business associations across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  

JAN NOLTE

Advisory Board, Deals & Divas

Jan Nolte, founder and president of The Influential Voice, grooms high achieving leaders who understand the ever-growing necessity to make a lasting impression.   She trains professionals worldwide who are hungry to inspire action and lead with distinction.  Her distinguished clients include, Christie’s, The Economist, Prezi, Univision, Estee Lauder, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tannenbaum, Halpern, Syracuse and Hirschritt, Anchin Block & Anchin. As a highly regarded speaker, trainer and coach, Jan inspires audiences and clients to connect the dots from speaker to listener every time they speak. Her client’s presentations and daily conversations become the vehicle for straight talk, fun and truly influential results.

CHRIS SANBORN

Advisory Board, Deals & Divas

Mr. Sanborn has spent the majority of a 25 year professional career engaged in new business development, financial analysis and operational management.

Mr. Sanborn is currently a partner with Raisol Capital Partners Prior to joining Raisol Capital Mr. Sanborn co-founded Sterling Select, the Alternative Investment Platform of Sterling Equities,  a platform for investments in early stage and/or growth opportunities.

MARCI WEISLER

Advisory Board, Deals & Divas

Marci Weisler is an accomplished digital executive and advisor with over 15 years of experience growing and managing digital media and enabling technology business for both startups and brands. Her experience spans online, mobile and social, with emphasis on strategy, business development and marketing. As a tenacious trailblazer, connector,operator and entrepreneur, she brings transformational leadership and strategic thinking, product marketing and business development experience to actualize business opportunities.

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KATHRINE NELSON

Social Media Specialist, Deals & Divas