We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristin Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristin, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I worked at several prestigious firms before starting my own. I learned the good, the bad, and the ugly. It was kind of like bootcamp, and I took the best parts and funneled those into my own processes. This allowed me to be more efficient and serve evolving clients better than my counterparts. As my roster grew, I knew I wanted to move up the ranks. Unfortunately, at a lot of the bigger firms, upward mobility is scarce. Being a young female, I quickly realised I wasn’t going to get a seat at that table, so I had to build my own.
What should our readers know about your business?
Our firm works tirelessly to support our creative clients in a way that allows them to keep on creating knowing their businesses are operating in the background. Being able to deal with opposite-brained tasks that would inhibit their productivity whilst also giving them information they need to make good decisions about their business is very rewarding. Everyone on our team has their own unique set of strengths that allows us to maneuver through a lot of unique scenarios seamlessly. You really never know what your day is going to look like when you walk in the door. Entertainment is crazy that way! I’m really proud of the culture and people that make this company go though. We’re not your typical business managers, and that is the very best part. I love my team. They are my everything.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When I’m feeling fancy or want to impress my people, we always go up to La Boucherie. It’s become a home away from home for me, and the service is divine. It also has one of the best views in the city. No one should miss flaming margaritas at El Compadre. I’ve been going there for years!! It can’t be beat. And then you have to walk off the food and drink, so a hike in Elysian Park is a must. My dog and I would run those trails nearly every day. Top it all off with a trip to The Getty and lunch at the Sunset Marquis.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my late grandmother, Dorothy. When my grandfather used to tell me to grow up and marry a nice, rich man, she would always pull me aside and tell me not to listen to him and maybe I could be the first woman president. I’m glad I didn’t get into politics! But the sentiment never left me. Everything I have today was born out of my own hard work.