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ABOUT

Victoria has spent over 17 years building departments and companies with experience across finance, sales and marketing, and operational development. She is currently President of Frank M&C, Inc, which specializes in helping both owned and client businesses scale through strategic planning, improved messaging, and enhanced financial, operations, and sales systems. In this role, Victoria has served in numerous executive positions for clients, and built and sold two companies, an owned ecommerce business, and a visual communications business where her team developed solutions for over 500 clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Victoria cofounded the San Diego Changemaker Chat series, a women focused educational series. She serves as a mentor for a number of accelerators and is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Air & Space Museum. She is a member of Tech Coast Angels, and the TCA chair of the 2018 and 2019 Quick Pitch with TCA, SDVG and Cox Business. Victoria was recognized as one of San Diego’s Next 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal. Prior to San Diego, Victoria was a Director at Water Asset Management, LLC, a $400 million asset manager, focused on capital raising and investor relations across a water focused hedge fund, private equity fund and direct investments. Victoria was also a member of the Investor Relations and Marketing team at Apollo Global Management, LLC and participated in raising over $2.5 billion for a number of strategies while overseeing investor relations for a $300 million credit fund. Victoria graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance.

 

CHANGEMAKER CHATS

A Speaker Series aimed at providing women with the network and inspiration to change the world. Launched with San Diego with Anna Crowe of Crowe PR. 

SPEAKING & COMMUNITY EVENTS

We have helped plan, judge and moderate many community events focused on building out the San Diego eco-system.  

PRESS

Seen around town

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40 Under 40 Business Leader

August 14, 2018

Recognized as San Diego’s Next 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40, Venture Capital & Consulting Catergory

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Hamilton Made Impact on Investors

By Sarah de Crescenzo

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Changemaker Chats Brings Valuable Voices to the Conversation

By Sarah de Crescenzo

Monday, July 30, 2018

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Angels to Help Others Spread Their Wings

By Sarah de Crescenzo

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Meet Trailblazer Victoria Lakers

July 2, 2018 

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Quick Pitch Around Town

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Tech Coast Angels-San Diego Concludes a Remarkable Year - ABC7 ...

 

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Dec 12, 2018 - Victoria Lakers is a TCA-SD member who was also chair of the successful John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition at Qualcomm Hall in ...

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Three S.D. Startups Win $75K in Biggest Quick Pitch Competition

By Elise Reuter

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Startup Developing Opioid Alternative Takes Top ‘Quick Pitch’ Honors

By Elise Reuter

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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ACCELERATORS

We have been involved in many accelerators in varying roles with a focus on sustainability focused and women led companies. In addition to the ones below, we have been involved as pitch coach for Ad Astra Ventures, an 8-week accelerator for women led companies with transformative curriculum, formal mentorship and a $20,000 investment, and Doing WIT, a for college credit entrepreneurial program for teens.

SDSU ZIP LAUNCHPAD

2018 - 2019 Mentor and Growth Domain Expert

 

Zip Launchpad 

Helps SDSU students, faculty, and staff launch a startup from their early stage idea, companies have gone on the raise $11M

BACKSTAGE CAPITAL STUDIO

Investor

 

Zip Launchpad 

Helps SDSU students, faculty, and staff launch a startup from their early stage idea, companies have gone on the raise $11M

ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION

ACCELERATOR

 2015-2017 Member and San Diego Board of Directors

 

Empowers entrepreneurs with the tools, accountability and community to grow their business from $250K to over $1M in revenue annually. Focused on four modules, Strategy, Cash, People and Execution

MISSION EDGE

2017 Cohort Mentor and 2018 Cohort Growth Subject Matter Expert

San Diego Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL) empowers nonprofits and purpose-driven businesses to develop and grow sustainable revenue-based business models.  Mentees included a purpose driven clothing company funding African schools, and a farming coop for at risk youth. 

RESOLUTION PROJECT

2015 - 2019 Mentor

Helping empower young leaders to build social enterprises globally with mentorship, seed funding, and access to world-class global advisory resources. Mentees worked in refugee sanitation and women's empowerment, and affordable grains in Africa.