The Pinnacle Global Network®
Team of High-Level Business Strategists
Allison Maslan has built a solid team of coaches, strategists and leaders to guide you and your business to the top. She knows that the success in any business is about the team. At AMI, we have built a company culture exudes passion, innovation, cutting edge creativity and commitment. We absolutely love what we do and it shows.
Her team of leaders and rock-solid curriculum and support make AMI the premier business coaching agency worldwide. You will not find this kind of comprehensive support and expertise anywhere in the coaching industry.
Allison Maslan – Pinnacle Global Network Founder and CEO
Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network, The World Leader in Scaling Businesses. She is the Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of, Scale or Fail, which is endorsed by Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank.
Allison has built 10 successful companies over the last 3 decades.
Now she and her team of CEO Mentors pay it forward by helping business owners grow and scale their companies, fast-track their success and create a more meaningful life. The Pinnacle Global Network, private mentoring and mastermind enterprise, has guided thousands of business owners to reach their goals over the past 10 years.
Allison’s been featured in Inc., Success, Fortune, Inc., Fast Company and Forbes Magazines, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and a featured expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox across the US.
Allison has also been a trapeze artist for over 20 years. She loves to fly in business and in life!
Mike Rees – Director of Global Strategies
Mike Rees, Director of Global Strategies, brings 30 years of business experience to Pinnacle Global Network. Mike built one of the largest office liquidation companies in the US supporting companies, such as: Google, Qualcomm.
He brings in-depth strategic and leadership experience to assist our clients in creating growth in Mindset, Sales, Marketing and Leadership. As an avid golfer, Mike’s business wisdom is featured in the book, Golf Course Millionaire. Mike loves giving back and is dedicated to creating transformation in people’s lives.
Melissa Woods – Chief Mentor
Melissa Woods helps CEOs define the qualities that will turn their ordinary businesses into extraordinary businesses – through marketing, sales, business development, and customer service. Her career started in the late eighties when she founded JW Tumbles, a children’s gym, which she expanded into hugely successful franchise with over 40 locations in 5 countries worldwide. She wrote the book on creating a thriving franchise (literally): Secrets of Franchise Success covers everything needed to grow a national or global company franchise.
As a high-level, in-the-trenches business owner, she understands what it takes to grow a business smartly and effectively. Most of all, Melissa is passionate about helping CEOs find simple solutions to everyday challenges while avoiding stress and burnout.
Tammy Moore brings to Pinnacle Global Network a very high level of business intelligence, wisdom and heart. In 1991, Tammy launched her family’s first restaurant, Pat & Oscar’s in Carmel Mountain Ranch with 8 employees and went on to open 18 with their team of 1400 employees. She sold a majority of their shares to Sizzler International for $23 million dollars. Over the next 2 years she and her team built an additional 10 restaurant before exiting the business.
Tammy brings her savvy for scaling quickly, building rockstar teams and driving high profit margins for business owners.
Giles Fabris, from London, England, brings 32 years of coaching experience to Pinnacle and has helped hundreds of new and high level CEO’s to significant business growth. A digital marketing expert, he's also an owner of a successful Skincare company and has launched 11 Amazon Bestselling products and helped multiple clients achieve Amazon Bestselling Author status. He has proven experience in creating highly profitable customer experience strategies, e-commerce analysis, email marketing conversion funnels; SEO, operations & project management, sales training, and a track record of helping his clients build strong strategic partnerships.
Giles helps clients overcome major obstacles, deal with tough (and often complex) decisions and capitalize on new opportunities to generate breakthrough results. Besides being a rockstar mentor and business owner, he is also a British national champion skydiver, world record holder, paraglider pilot and avid motorcycle enthusiast.
Stewart Borie has mentored hundreds of business owners from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups over the last several decades. Armed with an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, he has run several of his own successful companies and has decades of experience in marketing, management, leadership, finance, operations, strategic planning, mindset, and more. He has operating and consulting experience with companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, Merrill Lynch, and National Recycling Corp, and more.
He’s also one of the most warm-hearted and caring people you’ll ever meet. Dedicated to using his wisdom to help your business, his passion and purpose is to see you thrive!
Chris is a Navy Veteran who holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. He has co-founded 5 companies, and has been the CEO of a multi-million dollar digital marketing company. He is currently the managing partner in a private equity firm that focuses on sales and marketing-driven projects.
As someone who has spent much of his career in the entrepreneurial trenches, Chris deeply understands that the struggles of growing a business extend well past the balance sheet. He is passionate about supporting business leaders in discovering holistic personal growth, while driving high-impact organizational change as a measurement of employee, customer, and community initiatives.
Phil Black has committed his life to helping high-level business owners overcome their biggest mental blocks and unlock their full potential. Since starting his first company at 18 (which he sold to pursue his college career), Phil has guided business leaders of all kinds to greater performance levels. He has trained more than 4,000 individuals and Fortune 1000 management teams in leadership and strategic coaching. His client roster includes Intel, Sprint, Qualcomm, AT&T, Dow Jones, Capital One, Wells Fargo, Cushman Realty, and Arbonne International.
Phil’s motto is “Live your Life by Design!” and from what Pinnacle members tell us, his message gets through loud and clear. Caring, dynamic, insightful, professional, passionate and results-driven are just some of the rave descriptions we receive on a regular basis.
Expert Business Coach and three year Pinnacle member, Gina has helped hundreds over the last decade transform their businesses, health, wealth and relationships. Gina started a wellness business in 2005 and grew a million-dollar revenue team from scratch. She rose to the top 5 of 10,000 coaches due to her innovative sales strategy. She has the ability to get right to the source of the challenge, lay out a rock-solid success strategy and keep our Pinnacle clients on track to reach their goals.
Gina is motivating, inspiring and offers great insight and strategy to help our Pinnacle clients stand out and succeed in their industry. Pinnacle members love her high-energy and powerful, spot-on direction for their business.
James Herrera is a recognized leader of values-based business and marketing strategy systems. He is a seasoned senior executive, entrepreneur, and board member with more than 30 years of success. He has started 6 companies and has raised millions of dollars for his ventures and successfully exited businesses totaling $85MM in returns for his investors and partners. In the midst of these ventures, he has worked at Apple Inc., Creative Technologies, Arbitron/VNU Media, and Global Entertainment Holdings.
Jim is passionate about assisting small business owners create and scale their ventures in an ethical and profitable way. And brings a distinctive Silicon Valley way of thinking and business approach to his clients.
Louie Ortiz is a Serial Entrepreneur, Business Mentor, Nationally Featured TV and Media Personality, Public Speaker, Mentor and Philanthropist. Louie is CEO of the nationally recognized real estate company, The Louie Ortiz Group, has over $145 million dollars in personal sales and leads a dynamic growing team with offices in San Diego, CA, Newport Beach, CA and Santa Fe / Albuquerque NM. From 1990 to 2006, Louie Ortiz was the CEO and Founder of West Coast Aquarium Industries, a manufacturer of high-end custom acrylic aquariums for zoos, public aquariums and consumer use worldwide.
Louie Ortiz has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes Magazine and other leading publications. He has been nationally featured on HGTV, E! Network TV and has contributed as a featured guest to several television stations including San Diego 6, KUSI Channel 9, CBS Channel 8 and others.
Lacey Haegen brings to Pinnacle 20 years of experience in the luxury product and service marketplace. She specializes in brand development, aesthetics presentation, personal connection, and elite customer service experiences. She has worked extensively with sales and merchandising, product positioning, and building relationships with strategic partners. Her education in Sociology has trained her to evaluate situations from multiple perspectives, view challenges structurally, and uncover greater opportunities within existing resources.
She is the Founder and CEO of Beaute Nouveau Botanical Beauty. She understands the complicated journey from Solopreneur to Visionary and is passionate about coaching fellow business leaders to use their imaginations, achieve their greatest heights, build their dream teams, and live their best lives.
Marcus Couch – Marketing Director
Marcus Couch is Pinnacle Global Network's Marketing Strategist and Project Manager. He's worked with many of the top coaches and speakers in the industry and now we’re lucky enough to have him on our team!
When not marketing, Marcus can be found relaxing at the harbor with his wife on their sailboat. An avid entrepreneur, Marcus and his wife own a successful brick and mortar beauty businesses and several online businesses.
Jared Salas – Creative Director
Jared Salas, film maker, online marketer and Creative Director for Pinnacle Global Network, began honing his art direction skills while working as a coordinator in L.A. on films such as Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Transformers. He has also done video work for Denny’s, Toyota, Filter Magazine, and Redbull. For 7 years and counting, Jared continues to bring an incredible array of creative talents, technology savvy and marketing ingenuity to the Pinnacle Team. Jared directs the weekly Scale or Fail Show, designs the branding experience for our live events, and manages the PGN social media presence.
“Creativity, I believe, will never progress unless we climb outside of the current trends and reinvent them.”
Ryan Washburn – Video and Cinematography
As a cinematographer, story always comes first for Ryan. He graduated from San Diego State University’s Television and Film program where I emphasized in cinematography. Since finishing at SDSU, Ryan has started his own production company and continued to do what he loves, tell stories through motion pictures. When he’s not taking photos or shooting video, he loves surfing, traveling to Baja Mexico, and meeting with like-minded individuals.
Ryan has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his live broadcast work while attending SDSU, as well working on the Sundance winner Short Term 12.
Jennifer DeWitt – Executive Assistant
Known as the “Full Time Multitasking Ninja,” Jennifer keeps the AMI headquarters running smoothly. She is Allison’s Executive Assistant and Customer Service to our clients. She is incredibly talented, big hearted and super duper patient. We absolutely love having Jennifer on our team!
Gabriella Knister – Business Development Coordinator
Gabriella Knister assists in business relations, sales, social media, large scale events, and speaking engagements. She is also co-founder of Bangarang, a San Diego based interactive art experience. She has also ran artist bookings/ for a large production company based in New York. All of these opportunities, including working with large scale music events, taught Gabriella the ins-and-outs of a properly run event and what the attendees of these events truly want.
Gabriella’s personality is magnetic and she brings a great deal of positive energy and know-how to the team and the PGN community!
Ariana Dokhanchy – Content and Copywriter
Ariana Dokhanchy is Pinnacle Global Network’s content and copywriter. Her creative style mixed with marketing savvy caught the eye of this team and she has been writing for us every since. Coming from a line of entrepreneurs, she’s passionate about business and personal development – which is why she loves to write for Pinnacle!
When she’s not writing, Ariana loves to surf, hike, and explore the great state of California (and beyond!).