Management Team

James Becker

Founder & CEO

2013

Several years ago, James created Fusion based on the principal —to treat others the way we want to be treated. His passion is helping agents and small business owners learn to be successful long-term by working from a place of service for their clients. James is the proud father of two beautiful children.

Marjorie Briceno

Vice President Operations

2019

Daughter of immigrant parents, Marjorie got her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She brings management and problem-solving skills that help elevate her team to be the best. She loves spending time with her family and cooking food from around the world.

2017

Andrea earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and after graduating, managed a Group Home for the Developmentally Disabled.  She moved on to accept a position in telecommunication sales, which was the commencement of a career in professional sales. 

Andrea Metza

Sr. Vice President

Jared Becker

Vice President

2019

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Jared is an entrepreneur at heart, he has started multiple businesses and loves sharing his knowledge with others to help them grow. He spends his free time in the Rocky Mountains with his Golden Retriever, Teddy.

Sabrina Teater
Associate Vice President

2015

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Sabrina brings 20 years of Real Estate experience to the Fusion Team. As an entrepreneur, experienced, realtor, and an EQ Coach, she is skilled and passionate about helping people reach their goals. She applies her knowledge to help our partners excel and grow profitable businesses.

Jared Black
Associate Vice President

2020

Jared is originally from Maine and has now lived in CO for 10 years. Before Fusion, Jared was Cofounder at a startup focused on helping people find great experiences outdoors. He currently resides in Denver and gets up to the mountains as often as he can. Jared is beyond passionate about helping people build their business and achieve their goals. 

Patrick Tierney

Associate Vice President

2017

After attending CSUS for a degree in Marketing, Patrick has spent the last 10 years in business development and has been a Partnership Development Executive since 2017. He has an extensive sales background spanning 15 years & a true passion for marketing. Living in San Diego, Patrick enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their two samoyeds out at the beach.

Diane Cunningham
Associate Vice President

2020

I began in the insurance industry but shortly after returning to Florida I joined Fusion! I LOVE helping people grow their businesses with guaranteed systems and processes! I've met so many amazing business owners and real estate agents and learned that our country is brimming with opportunity and successful people from all walks of life!

Karl Gates

Associate Vice President

2018

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Karl has lived in the Los Angeles area for 20 years. He has spent the past 30 years as a leader in the Financial Services and Real Estate industries in Management and Business Development. Karl is married with two professional adult children.

Jamila Nathaniel
Associate Vice President

2020

Jamila Nathaniel brings 25 years of leadership to Fusion.  As a leader in the retail industry she gained invaluable experience as she led teams and implemented systems and strategies for facilities at 65M+ in sales.  She started her own business in the financial industry and as she was supporting, guiding, assisting, and bringing solutions, she evolved into a coach for small business owners and executives.  

 

Partnership Development Executives (PDE)

Ed Pearson

2021

Ed has nearly 30 years of management experience in digital, media, & entertainment.  His experience is rooted in sales/marketing & through hard work, dedication, and passion for his role at ABC/Disney. Ed brings his vast  experience to Fusion and will continue to live his passion of helping businesses to maximize their  potential and achieve their growth objectives.

Michelle McCulloch

2018

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Michelle had a long career in Broadcast and Cable TV providing TV and Digital marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes before she came to Fusion to focus on helping small businesses grow. Her passions are making music and hiking or swimming with her two Goldens.

Daniel Messier

2020

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Daniel began his career in development for Netflix and Amazon. He has a passion for bringing people together and identifying strategies that will exceed expectations. He has traveled extensively and has been fortunate to work with an International clientele in three continents. 

Louis Schuette

2013

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I have lived in the Greater Sacramento area since 1987 and have been a licensed Realtor since 2003. I have been with Fusion Growth Partners since it's inception. I have extensive knowledge of all of Fusion's systems and processes and use this knowledge to help my partners grow long term, sustainable businesses.

Glenn Ebersole

2020

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Glenn is a multidisciplinary professional and entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in strategic business development/marketing, strategic planning and business coaching. He founded/owned two professional services firms for 25+ years and is a business advisor focused on business growth. He joined Fusion to pursue his passion to help small businesses grow.

Tylor Yi

2020

Tylor is a Washington native and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington. He spent the next 6 years with the Portland Trail Blazers as a Corporate Account Manager working alongside local business owners in order to promote growth and retention. Tylor currently resides in the Camas, WA. He enjoys being outdoors,  golf, and going on adventures with his Golden Retriever.

Donald Klahre

2020

He started his career as a broker with Hornblower & Weeks, Hemphill Noyes. Through many mergers, he worked his way up through the ranks at Shearson/American Express, Shearson Lehman Bros, culminating to a Sr. VP position at Citibank Group. He made a strategic move to Fisher Investments as one of five original directors and during his time there succeeded in bringing to the firm over $500 million in investor assets.

Adam Furubotten

2020

Adam has spent over 10 years as an executive in business finance and partnership development. Combined with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Adam has developed a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of small businesses in today’s environment. He also has a strong background in manufacturing and production management, consumer financial services.

Jason Krogerson

2020

Jason has resided in the Twin Cities since 97'. Jason spent 22 years in the automotive industry in finance and sales management. He knows his wealth of experience serves his partners very well. He has a strong passion for Fusion's philosophy, and sees driving small businesses to reach their growth potential as a true reward.

Jeff Tendler

2021

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Jeff brings 35+ years of real estate experience to Fusion. He has been instrumental in the development of major retail and office projects & has extensive knowledge of both residential and commercial brokerage. Jeff has spent many years coaching C-level executives & developing teams to cultivate success & increase corporate profitability. Jeff’s love of coaching & teaching has extended into his many hobbies including skiing and the martial arts.

Christina Raschke

2020

As VP of Operations for an acquisitions firm she spearheaded strategic development, implementation of procedures, and team development that resulted in eight-figure growth over four years. As a former realtor and entrepreneur for over a decade, she has an intrinsic understanding of both industry specific and general business with customer-centric focus. 

David Yeu

2021

Dave began his career as a CPA for Ernst & Young but pivoted into the startup world soon after. From a prototype built in his garage, he went on to develop an award-winning product. Dave was featured in Inc. Magazine for his entrepreneurial spirit and resilience. Now, he wants to use the learnings from his career to coach new entrepreneurs.

Eric Freund

2021

Eric brings over 30 years of experience leading and growing small to medium-sized businesses, including taking one from $3 million to over $33 million in revenue. His extensive experience in leadership, sales, and operations makes him uniquely qualified to advise and guide Fusion’s partners in strategically achieving their own growth and lifestyle goals with their businesses.

James Craft

2021

James is a business leadership professional with 30+ years of experience driving business & product development & delivering coaching for small businesses.  His success has come in the healthcare & service industries while driving revenue to 3X, delivering operational efficiencies, & increased customer engagement.  Joining Fusion brings an exciting opportunity to continue his passion to be an asset to others.

2021

Cheston Christopher

Cheston brings 25 years of management consulting experience and leadership to Fusion. Cheston is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs streamline business operations, cultivate strategic financial goals and execute a pathway for success. He's an avid fly fisher and proud father to two beautiful and amazing children.

2021

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2021

Jess Ackerman

A heart of service and a head for business is how Jess’s partners describe her. Her diverse background as top achiever with JP Morgan, as a VIP for a finance and funding firm and her time as an entrepreneur give her a balanced perspective on buisness. 

Jess joined the Fusion team because she felt aligned with Fusion’s business philosophy and she realized that this was an opportunity to help even more entrepreneurs realize their full potential.

Jess Ackerman

2021

Keith Knutter

2021

Keith enjoys over 20 years of C-suite executive expertise in capital raising, business development and operations management ($100M+ budgets) in consumer goods, tech services, and management consulting. His Leadership and approach to building relationships has raised millions of philanthropic dollars for initiatives in education 

Mychal Trawick

2021

Mychal Trawick has over 17 years of experience in working with corporate and small businesses, specializing in business development and advertising.  He has developed businesses of his own and has a passion for entrepreneurship. He joins Fusion with a keen awareness of the challenges that small business owners face

David Pool

2021

David comes to Fusion with a BS in Business Administration and Financial Management Services from Kansas State University, where he mentored students to achieve success and excellence in all areas of life. His drive to operate at ever increasing levels while implementing processes and best practices was garnered playing soccer at the collegiate level and growing an international organization right out of college.  

Team Lead Project Manager

Danessa Eris

2013

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Being with Fusion for years, Danessa has experienced many positions within the company. Her favorite part of being a Marketing Manager is interacting with her clients and seeing their businesses grow! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and 2 dogs.

Vicky Noard

2016

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Born and raised in the Bay Area, Vicky relocated to Sacramento in 2016 with her husband and daughter. She is passionate about cooking and helping her family plant roots. Vicky enjoys her more “behind the scenes” role at Fusion where she gets to avoid the limelight, and describes herself playfully as being “more like a succulent – no high maintenance required – just add a little water here and there!”

John Rodriguez

2018

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Born and raised in California, John is a hard-working individual and will make sure he is helping grow your business. In his free time he likes walking his dogs and watching random shows on Netflix.

 
 

Project Managers

Melissa Diehl

Operations Manager

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Melissa Diehl

Operations Manager

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Mithila Mills

Operations Manager

Justin Pecho

2019

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Justin values family, friends, and building relationships in his community of Sacramento. He has a passion for sports, cooking, art, and collectibles.

 

Creative Team

Nick Fouts

Video Editor

2019

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Nick is a Illinoisan, Video Editor and Content Creator for Marketing and Online Spaces.

Dakota Castro

Videographer

2018

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Dakota is a  UC Davis graduate who worked as a primetime news editor prior to joining Fusion. He loves photography and his dog Bernie.

Ashli Christ

Graphic Designer

2018

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Born and raised in Sacramento, Ashli has a fondness for her dogs, family, friends and food. Her passions include design, photography and traveling.

Born and raised in Sacramento, Ashli has a fondness for her dogs, family, friends and food. Her passions include design, photography and traveling.

Born and raised in Sacramento, Ashli has a fondness for her dogs, family, friends and food. Her passions include design, photography and traveling.

Born and raised in Sacramento, Ashli has a fondness for her dogs, family, friends and food. Her passions include design, photography and traveling.

 

 

Execution Managers

Mark Jacob

Digital Marketing and Website

Team Lead

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Pamela Magarde

Listings Department

Team Lead

Maria Lindain

 Database Department Team Lead

Lyka Zapanta

Accounts Receivable

Team Lead

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VIvian Ngiwas

CAMPS and Post-Close Department Team Lead

Joseph Cruz

 Set-Up and Processing Department Team Lead

Grace Contreras

 Audit Department

Team Lead

Peter Marimon

 Digital Marketing Department

Team Lead