About ALPFA Orange CountyALPFA - Empowering Latino Leaders
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the longest standing Latino organization with 81,000+ members assembled in 44 professional and more than 160 student chapters across America. Our vision is to be the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market.
Covering the counties of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, ALPFA Orange County develops the next generation of Latino professionals via experiential leadership development and mentoring from senior corporate executives, whom we empower into the C-suite and onto corporate boards.
ALPFA OC Board Leaders
Executive VP, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Equipped with over 15 years experience as a Financial Manager / Director Finance including, Forecasting, Modeling, Budget, M&A Activities, Month/Year-End Close, Probability Risk Analysis, Pro Forma Planning/Analysis, and Capital/Operating Expenditures.
Director of Events, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Wendy Figueroa is the Manager of Audit Services at RJI International. She has extensive public and private company accounting experience. Wendy worked at the public accounting firm KPMG for 10 years in Mexico City, Los Angeles and Amsterdam, primarily serving Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants.
Gregorio (Greg) Cisneros
VP Marketing-Communication, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist – Mag Instrument, Inc. • Responsible for the strategy, creation, execution, and management of paid, shared and organic social content • Manages and reports website and social analytics, which assist in evaluating content performance and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) results
Manager Corporate Strategy, ALPFA Orange County
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Senior Associate – KPMG LLC
VP of Membership, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Analyst US Forensic Technology (Lead, Data & Analytics) – KPMG
Focusing on assisting clients in their efforts to achieve the highest levels of compliance and efficiency in managing records and information, developing efficient, repeatable business processes for responding to legal and regulatory requests for Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
Fidel Gómez Garcia, MBA
ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Business Manager for the University of La Verne, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Los Angeles Network, and Director of Marketing Communications for ALPFA Orange County. Fidel Gomez assists the Center Director at University of La Verne SBDC in delivering consulting services and workshops to entrepreneurs in the San Gabriel Valley Region.
Leo Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Academics Director, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
An Organizational Psychologist with more than 15 years experience as a facilitator, coach, consultant, and professor. Leo is a passionate, ethical, friendly and fun business coach and consultant with a twist on innovation knowledge management.
Content Manager, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Senior Associate at Global Mobility Services, KPMG LLP
VP Corporate Strategy, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Managing Director in Valuation Services – KPMG US
Mark Goshgarian is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Economic and Valuation Services practice and works out of the Orange County, California office. He specializes in the valuation of business enterprises, intangible assets, and financial securities for financial and tax reporting purposes.
Manager Corporate Development, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Nick is an Advisory Associate in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice. Nick’s main focus is on testing different controls, conducting walkthroughs and discussing process improvement opportunities with clients.
Manager Corporate Strategy, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Senior Associate – Management Consulting, KPMG LL
VP Corporate Development, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Senior Manager at KPMG US
Corporate Advisor / Past President, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
A technology professional with global sales experience in hardware, software, consulting, and training. My ongoing career success derives from game-changing market strategies and an engaging actionable plan that yield greater ROI, business process improvement and client satisfaction.
Milton Galeas, MBA
Corporate Advisor / Past President, ALPFA Orange County
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Senior Associate Advisory Consultant with 15 years of experience in auditing, financial reporting and management consulting. Held senior positions and has supervised teams of up to 10
Jessica Lomeli Ruiz
Chapter Ambassador, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
Service Alignment Manager at Humana.
Jessica holds a Bachelor degree from California State University Fullerton, is a California CPA candidate and is pursuing a Masters degree in Accountancy.
Chapter Ambassador, ALPFA Orange CountyContact / Email
“I love what I do because I am passionate about growing my skills and making an impact in the community” – Jonathan Javier
A recent graduate from the University of California, Riverside, concentrating in Business Administration Finance.
Open Positions Available
ALPFA Orange CountyJoin us, share your expertise or be a part of this dynamic group to increase your circle of influence and leadership.
Open Board Roles
• Director Corporate Development II: obtain corporate sponsorships
• Director Grants: research & apply for grants
• Director Leadership Summit: manage event, budget, VIPs , & volunteers
• Director Mentors & Volunteers: recruit, manage volunteer for events
• Director Professional Development: design & manage workshops & training
• Director Research: analyze & synthesize demographics
• Director Western Student Symposium (2019): manage budget, sponsors, VIPs, & volunteers
• Director of Media and Entertainment
Why ALPFA OC?
WE REPRESENT THE FUTURE.
The fastest growing segment of the American economy:
U.S. Latino population
is expected to grow by
167% from 2010 to 2050
The essential economic engine for America’s future:
$1.5 trillion of buying power in 2015. Latinos are expected to make up half of new entrants into the workforce by 2025.
The fastest growing American minority business community:
Increasing from 557,000 in 1990
to more than 3.1 million in 2013,
and growing almost 10 times faster than the general population.
The increasingly important Latino American generation:
Latinos are 21 percent of the millennial population.
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