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.
Seen around town
40 Under 40 Business Leader
August 14, 2018
Recognized as San Diego’s Next 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40, Venture Capital & Consulting Catergory
Hamilton Made Impact on Investors
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Changemaker Chats Brings Valuable Voices to the Conversation
Monday, July 30, 2018
Angels to Help Others Spread Their Wings
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Check out some other videos here:
Full QuickPitch 2018 Video
Meet Trailblazer Victoria Lakers
July 2, 2018
Quick Pitch Around Town
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 ...
Three S.D. Startups Win $75K in Biggest Quick Pitch Competition
By Elise Reuter
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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.
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BACKSTAGE CAPITAL STUDIO
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
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.
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.