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KANIKA HOLLOWAY

Chief Operating Officer

“After standing in the hot California sun selling lemonade on the corner and making low returns for too many days, by the age of 9, I discovered how to make ten year olds happy, and earn a 150% return on pig-shaped erasers and pencil sharpeners. Realizing success, big and small, continues to run through my veins.

Following graduation from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science, I spent the next 22 years working my way up to manage award-winning teams in the FMCG, banking and investments sectors within Blue Chip corporations. I have combined developing marketing strategies in emerging markets and brand positioning across the globe.

After dreaming about living in Europe, I finally made the jump across the pond six years ago. Once I completed an MBA at ESSEC in Paris, I trained in the luxury sector under LVMH and the Kering Group. I have worked closely with luxury French and Italian companies, where I conceptualized and strategized global marketing and digital programs. Two particular experiences stand out: studying under a champagne magnate and working directly with the CFO of the Kering Group on an exploratory project.

It has been especially gratifying to build trust relationships with high net worth clientele enabling me to achieve over 100+ million in asset management retention and sales production. Though, I have learned–no matter what is in your bank account–people value privacy and respect. Humor helps, too!"

FUN FACTS

  • Luxury shoes and jaunting through vineyards are favorite things, but not necessarily together.

  • Like a true Californian: I love to surf, ski, golf, and sail. 

  • Jazz club singer, Creole food maker, and vodka martini sipper.