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With over 75 years of combined business experience, the ChicExecs leadership team consists of PR and Marketing Experts,  Emmy Award-Winning News Anchors, Financial Gurus, and Successful Entrepreneurs. We know what it takes to make a brand successful and we are passionate about our client’s goals and visions. We can’t wait to help you elevate your brand and take your company to the next level!

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Leadership Team

Nikki Carlson

Co-Founder & Co-President

Nikki is a dynamic force as an entrepreneur, marketing leader, and business strategist. She blends her corporate experience with her business ventures to provide savvy leadership to her current clients and her retail-focused agency. Venturing into her businesses with partner Kailynn Bowling, Nikki has gained the trust and support of clients across many industries. With her knowledge for getting small business off the ground and running, she has pivoted her years of marketing know-how to brands for herself and others that have lasting success. She has started businesses that are woman-centered and driven with spirit and determination, quick to identify the needs of consumers.

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Kailynn Bowling

Co-Founder & Co-President

Kailynn is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, leadership mentor, and marketing pro. She brings fresh insight to brand promotions and product sales, garnering clients media recognition and securing product placements on the shelves of major retailers. Her passion for product launches, women’s brands, and fashion must-haves is the backbone of her years of experience in marketing, public relations, product design, and as a business owner herself. Coming from the corporate world has given her a unique understanding of the workings of large corporations. She’s turned that knowledge into her product development ventures and founding companies that cater to underserved needs.

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Kristen Wessel

Senior VP of PR & Digital Marketing

Kristen is a powerhouse journalist, storyteller, and marketing professional. A former Emmy Award-winning news anchor, she brings a fresh and dynamic energy to ChicExecs that encompasses both sides of the media landscape. Previously a news anchor at San Diego 6, XETV, Kristen has also anchored at WSPA in Greenville, South Carolina, KCWY in Casper, Wyoming, and KZSW in Temecula, California. Her expertise in various markets has contributed to her media-savvy nature. She is skilled at telling great stories and builds lasting relationships with the press in the process.

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Lydia Vargo

Senior VP of Elevate

Lydia joined the ChicExecs team in early 2012 following a very successful career in Sales & Marketing for a top Canadian Mutual Fund company and four years in Melbourne, Australia. Her degrees in Science and Psychology, coupled with her finance accreditations, bring a unique perspective for any brand looking to carve out a place in the U.S. market.

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Nichole Evans

VP of Retail Strategy

Former brand owner (FUMI, 20O7) Nichole Evans now runs the Retail Strategy department at ChicExecs and leads her team to success! With over 25+ years of experience of being an entrepreneur, Nichole is able to share her expertise with her team and evaluate a brands’ potential when they walk through our doors. She built a successful women’s accessory line and was involved in all product development including product design, patent work, financial matters, and marketing.

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Meet the Chic Execs Team

Our experienced team members consist of TV News Anchors, Reporters and Producers, PR and Marketing Professionals, Nordstrom Buyers, Social Media Specialists, SEO and Ad Experts and many more. We would love to meet you and present a strategy to help you reach your brand goals. We are ready when you are!

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