4D MARKETING & BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FIRM CORP.
Abacus Wealth, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a $3.7 billion AUM registered investment advisor with more than 50 advisors serving 32 states. More importantly, Abacus is a Certified B (Beneficial) Corporation, meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. The company is helping to accelerate a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The Agency, a real estate brokerage headquartered in Beverly Hills, was founded in 2011, and in just under a decade, it has rapidly expanded with over 41 offices in the US, Canada, Caribbean, and Mexico. The Agency was founded on a core philosophy of collaboration and its deeply rooted culture is key to The Agency’s success. To date, The Agency has sold more than $25 billion of real estate with further business milestones and expansion on the horizon.
ART LEWIN BESPOKE
Since 1989, Art Lewin Bespoke has catered to the world’s most prominent names in business as well as some of the most famous stars in Hollywood. The company plans, coordinates, and maintains its customers’ wardrobes so that they you are perfectly attired for any occasion. Art Lewin Bespoke is Southern California’s most trusted custom clothiers because of its own in-house, impeccable and highly reliable bespoke tailors.
A501(c)3 nonprofit organization, BantuFest has globally promoted cultures through creative and performing arts, recorded a Freedom anthem song to unite people, has initiated the Princess Nakabiri Women & Children Hospital in East Africa where many women die while giving birth, and other initiatives to support those in need around the world. Bantufest held its annual cultural events regardless of the challenges during the COVID-19 period.
The Bellasonic Advanced Nail Grooming System is a four-in-one, rechargeable, electric nail file with a patented oscillating head and four multi-purpose discs for shaping, smoothing, buffing, and shining. Everything one needs for healthy-looking, gorgeous nails is included in the kit.
Cadence Translate has its global HQ in Los Angeles and, by definition, every one of its clients is focused on international business. The company mission statement is “Empower the world to talk business, anywhere.”
CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION
The global apparel industry emphatically contributes to world trade in many ways. The “cultural exports” from the Los Angeles region are embraced throughout the world, yet the dollar value of style cannot be counted as an export to be shipped in containers. At the same time, it should be noted that more than 80% of the approximately $36 billion dollars of wholesale product shipped from California is sourced globally.
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
As one of the largest real estate services firms, Cushman & Wakefield is committed to making a meaningful impact for its people, clients, shareholders, vendors and supplier, communities and world around us. Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlines its progress and efforts across key areas of ESG.
THE DEAL TEAM
The Deal Team provides management teams with a full-time consultant who is entirely focused on transaction execution, backed up by the bench depth and collaboration of The Deal Team’s entire team. The process includes The Deal Team working in-house to oversee key deliverables and act as an informed conduit to streamline communications. Clients get hands-on, round the clock support to de-risk execution of their deals and give them back their time.
DISQO was founded on the belief that sustainable growth is achieved through a transparent, measurable exchange. Implemented throughout the entire organization, leaders, collaborators, and colleagues believe in clearly communicating ideas, in order to iterate faster and more confidently.
ELEVATE DIAMOND STRATEGY
Michelle Diamond of Elevate Diamond Strategy has helped 65 companies at all growth stages ranging from startup, early/growth stage, small to middle market, private equity/venture capital, to Fortune 50 in more than 31 industries grow and expand faster and more profitably than they could on their own. Elevate Diamond Strategy develops and executes holistic strategies and plans and advises CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives, when they need a ‘second set of eyes’ and an unbiased solution to win against competitors, solve their growth problems, and achieve their growth goals.
Eravant is an award-winning engineering firm known for changing the millimeterwave components market through standardization and borrowed practices of scale. Heavy investment in product development continues to deliver first-to-market designs that enable customers working across all millimeter-wave applications.
For over 30 years, Garcoa Laboratories has been providing exceptional personal care products that reflect the company’s continued commitment to quality, value and service. These core values have earned Garcoa a reputation as an industry leader, whose specialty is to create programs that are trending and exclusive. At Garcoa’s state-of-the-art-facilities, located in the U.S. and Canada, the company brings to market products that combine the power of nature’s most unique gifts with the latest advances in science and technology. Garcoa’s team scouts the world in search of the most cutting edge ingredients.
GOLDEN STAR TECHNOLOGY INC.
Golden Star Technology (GST) is a woman-owned business that helps its clients stay ahead of the technology curve, connecting them to advanced end-to-end IT and AV solutions and services tailored to meet their needs. GST’s global expertise inspires confidence and creates lasting relationships. Founded in 1985, GST has grown by offering the widest breadth of products, custom-tailored solutions, and exceptional customer service across industry-leading and visionary technologies. As a leading technology integrator, GST works with key industry manufacturers to provide customers with comprehensive and creative solutions that include the latest technologies, products, and design methodologies.
A Malibu-lifestyle brand, Green Gorilla is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives every day. In all aspects, Green Gorilla is a true, organic wellness brand, concerned with the environment as much as individual health. The brand employs eco-friendly agricultural practices that contribute to the biodiversity of the (once-barren) land they operate on, as well as regenerative growing techniques that protect the environment, public health, local communities, and animal welfare.
HIRECLOUT takes pride in providing great opportunities for candidates and clients, as well as communities. The organization has hired many whom it considers to be “some of the smartest people in the world,” providing them with higher wages, a career path and opportunities for non-stop learning. What began as a small experiment became a flourishing international team and an integral part of the company. The international team is comprised of teammates in Armenia, India, and Colombia and they bring their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to the company’s culture and business strategies. As HIRECLOUT continues to scale, there are plans to boost the teams, both internationally and stateside. Employees have great benefits and work-from-home options which are crucial during the challenges of the COVID pandemic. HIRECLOUT values community improvement initiatives such as Adopt-a-Village, Armenia, with more projects on the horizon.
LEVINE LEICHTMAN CAPITAL PARTNERS
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) is an established middle market private equity firm with nearly four decades of successful U.S. and European Structured Private Equity investing. The firm has a global presence with additional offices in New York, Chicago, Charlotte and Miami in the U.S. and London, The Hague and Stockholm in Europe. The team currently consists of 76 employees, including 41 dedicated investment professionals.
MINTIE LLC is a third generation, Los Angeles County based company that has been doing business since 1940. MINTIE has created thousands of LAC based jobs via developing the Environmental Containment Unit (ECU4) and other innovated healthcare related products.
ModiHealth is a health company with proprietary technology that increases positive outcomes and the quality of users’ health and wellbeing. The ModiHealth virtual platform connects users seeking holistic care with providers who understand the importance of prevention and treatment. Additionally, ModiHealth’s delivery models and content within the ModiHealth whole person concierge health memberships and wellness streaming service subscriptions provide the daily guidance, tools and support needed to optimize health, including customized health plans, education, content and a way to connect with providers.
MOOSE TOYS LLC
Moose Toys include popular collectibles, crafts, dolls, games and youth electronics categories. Moose shook up the industry with Mighty Beanz and Shopkins – global hits of major proportions. These tiny little characters have made kids happy all over the world and changed the way they think about playing. Not satisfied to stop at toys, Moose has also stretched into creating content, entertainment and developing worldwide licensing deals. The company’s head office is in Melbourne, Australia with teams in Los Angeles, UK, France, Germany, China, and Hong Kong.
NETWORK SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
Network Solutions Provider is a technology service and solutions company and a leader in business and technology optimization. The company empowers businesses, governments, and communities to solve their toughest challenges. Network Solutions Provider also empowers the leading innovative transformations. Market shifts and technology trends demand fresh thinking. Network Solutions Provider helps clients capitalize on trends and anticipate what’s ahead.
NMS CONSULTING INC.
Founded in 2018, NMS Consulting is a global management consulting and strategic advisory firm that specializes in delivering services to a global client base of private and public companies, government agencies, philanthropic organizations and the individuals who lead them. With a global footprint of fifteen offices located through the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East staffed with more than 250 seasoned professionals, NMS’ clients benefit from a combination of the team’s diverse skills, expertise and global organization offering a unique multi-disciplinary 360° solutions platform.
NORTH AMERICAN FUEL CORPORATION
North American Fuel Corporation (NAFCO) is one of the largest Jet Fuel suppliers at LAX airport. NAFCO also supplies jet fuel at multiple international airports including JFK and ANC. NAFCO has been providing excellent support to all its clients without any disruptions. During the pandemic, there has been historic oil price fluctuation and steep decline in demand. However, NAFCO overcame formidable obstacles and provided steady fuel supply to all our contracted airlines. NAFCO believes it is the top priority to maintain a stable fuel supply and ensure the normal operation of the air traffic.
As the leaders in at-home, microcurrent devices and Ionized Skincare, NuFACE helps clients around the globe turn on toned, lifted, and contoured skin whenever, wherever. This past year was a true turning point for NuFACE, with the innovative development of its all-new Ionized Skincare line. With its proprietary blend IonPlex, clients can now supercharge their skin to the next level. NuFACE’s Hydrating Aqua Gel and Firming + Brightening Silk helps conduct the microcurrent from its device and carries it down the muscles where it is most needed, while its clean, concentrated ingredients lock in moisture for up to 48 hours.
Orca Security was co-founded by cybersecurity expert, Los Angeles resident and Unit 8200 veteran (the elite intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces), Avi Shua. In founding Orca Security, Shua and team were tackling a fundamental cloud security problem – organizations could not gain 100 percent public cloud security coverage to discover and manage all assets, vulnerabilities, and risks without deploying agents or network scanners. Even if they did use these tools that were not built for the cloud, deployments often took months, interrupted business operations and still only provided limited visibility.
Qless specializes in queue management and appointment scheduling software. Designed to help organizations seamlessly manage customer flow, our intuitive mobile wait experience combines personalization, automation, analytics, and flexibility to empower customers to wait when, where, and how they want. In light of COVID-19, organizations are under tremendous pressure to deliver a superior customer experience while ensuring community safety but are often constrained by archaic processes and outdated technology.
With Qless’ cloud-based systems, organizations are able to deliver solutions that allow their customers to spend less time in line while simultaneously increasing operational efficiencies and staff productivity. Not only is Qless helping businesses operate at a more efficient level, it is also giving people their time back.
QUALITYWORKS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC
QualityWorks Consulting Group is a team of social impact developers who leverage technical talent to support changemakers and non-profit organizations. In the fall and winter of 2020, the company launched a free software testing bootcamp to help talent from underrepresented communities, and professionals who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, match their technical skills to high-paying, high-demand software testing jobs.
SCALI RASMUSSEN, PC
For companies based outside the United States and in need of legal assistance with existing U.S. affiliates, or venturing to enter the U.S. market, Scali Rasmussen is ready to assist. With a team of seasoned attorneys, the firm’s International practice regularly advises individuals and companies from abroad in nearly all legal matters they face in the U.S. The firm’s roots are worldwide, and several of its lawyers are bilingual, multilingual, and/or multicultural. Its comprehensive approach allows clients to respond to changing times and address their needs in the U.S.
SHIP & SHORE ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.
After a year of exceptional global stress and turmoil dominated by COVID-19, Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. (S&SE), under the leadership of CEO Anoosheh Oskouian, was able to pivot quickly and tailor its solutions to people and regions in need. While calendar year 2020 sadly saw many businesses curtail or close operations, S&SE annual revenue remained consistent with 2019 levels. The company actually managed to expand its client roster.
Tala is an LA-headquartered global technology company on a mission to accelerate financial agency for all. The company’s first product is an Android app that offers instant credit and personalized financial education in Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India. Most of Tala’s customers have little or no access to banks or other traditional financial institutions. Tala uses mobile technology and data science to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible. Tala has also used this technology to help people through economic hardship from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
THE VERTICAL COLLECTIVE
The Vertical Collective has been actively engaged in global manufacturing and trade since 2015. The Vertical Collective has teams throughout the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. This international powerhouse has manufactured and traded over 50 million units of product in the past five years and imported thousands of containers per year. With 8,943% revenue growth in three years, The Vertical Collective has demonstrated operational heft in global trade.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, since 1983, WET (WET Design) has designed the world’s leading water entertainment experiences including the iconic Fountains at The Bellagio. The company’s innovative creations can be seen throughout Los Angeles, including at The Grove at Farmer’s Market; Fanfare at San Pedro Gateway at the Port of Los Angeles; the Waters of Americana at Brand in Glendale; Universal Citywalk; as well as throughout the United States.
WORLD TRADE CENTER – LOS ANGELES
The World Trade Center – Los Angeles (WTCLA), a not-for-profit public benefit organization, is a vital resource dedicated to attracting foreign direct investment to the Los Angeles region and facilitating global business opportunities between Los Angeles and international companies. As a leading international trade association, trade service organization and trade resource in the Los Angeles region, WTCLA supports the development of international trade and business opportunities for Southern California companies.