Management Team

James Becker

Founder & CEO

2013

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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.

Ed Pearson
Chief Revenue Officer

2021

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With nearly 30 years of experience in sales & business development Ed has successfully built, launched & consulted companies from start-up to profitability or acquisition. Ed spent 17 years with Disney/ABC, ultimately becoming a Sr. Executive of one of Disney's major network divisions. Proficient in leadership, relationship building & driving revenue, Ed brings his vast experience to Fusion to help the company's partners reach their business growth objectives.

Kyle Baack
Chief Operating Officer

2021

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Before joining the Fusion team, Kyle
was the Chief Innovation Officer & President of a national real estate marketing services company. Prior to

his time there, Kyle worked for a non-profit helping it scale to over 300 employees. Kyle’s strengths include building teams, problem solving & building systems to support growth. Kyle lives with his wife & four kids in Kansas.

Andrea Metza
Sr. Vice President

2017

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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. 

Jared Becker
Vice President

2019

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Jared is an entrepreneur at heart and has started multiple businesses. He loves sharing his knowledge with others to help them grow. Jared leads a team of Partner Development Executives who are focused on helping Fusion partners achieve their business growth goals. He spends his free time in the Mountains with his golden retriever, Teddy.

Marjorie Briceno
VP Operations

2019

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Daughter of immigrant parents, Marjorie started her career in the hospitality industry and is energized by taking on new challenges each day. Marjorie brings management, team-building and problem-solving skills that help elevate her operations team to be the best. Marjorie loves spending time with her family in Florida and cooking foods from around the world.

Karl Gates
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 management and business development for both the real estate and financial services industries. At Fusion, Karl leads a team of Partner Development Executives who help partners achieve maximum business
growth. Karl is married with two professional adult children.

Karl has lived in the Los Angeles area for 20 years. He has spent the past 30 years as a leader in management and business development for both the real estate and financial services industries. At Fusion, Karl leads a team of Partner Development Executives who help partners achieve maximum business
growth. Karl is married with two professional adult children.

Sabrina Perez
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.

Diane Cunningham
Vice President

2020

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Before successfully launching Fusion Growth Partners on the east coast during COVID in 2020, Diane has over 20 years in marketing and business development experience. While residing in Florida, Diane has raised 2 grown daughters also living in Florida.  Her passion is to help others grow their businesses and teams while always striving to be her personal best in every area of life.

Jared Black
Associate Vice President

2020

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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. 

Jamila Nathaniel
Associate Vice President

2020

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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.  

Patrick Tierney
Associate Vice President

2017

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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.