Alissa Sears

Co-Founder // adVenturesAcademy
Vice President: Strategy & Growth // Christie & Co

Having spent the last 15 years helping build high-growth, high impact companies, international investment summits, investment groups, non-profits and beyond, Alissa co-founded adVenturesAcademy rooted in the belief that business is the key to building a better world and that the best companies - those most able to adapt to the challenges of growth and achieve scale - are those rooted in purpose, driven by passion, alignment and impact, and preserved through resilience, authenticity and integrity. Through adVenturesAcademy, we break the box to unleash innovation and growth potential through harnessing the power of adventure to build resilient growth. And have fun doing it. Alissa is Vice President of Growth & Strategy at Christie & Co – a global branding & growth agency dedicated to supporting the success of game changing companies and organizations. Alissa served as Vice President of The California Coast Venture Forum/Clean Business Investment Summit, is a Founding Partner of KIWA Investment Summit: Latin America, and serves on the Board of Directors of Channel Islands Outfitters. She serves as an advisor to New Hope’s NEXT Accelerator, CircleUp, the Karma Project Nepal, Antioch University’s MBA Program on Social Enterprise, Cal State Lutheran University’s MBA in Sustainability, Yellow Leaf Hammocks, and is a Social Enterprise Scout for RSF Social Finance. Recognized as Forbes 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail. Pacific Coast Business Times 40 under 40.