About Marlo Nicole


Marlo is known as a dynamic leader, business professional and as someone who has made her mark in many industries. She is a regular disrupter, often carrying the title “First African American Woman” to do something. Marlo has been a Keynote Speaker, business advisor, and is often invited to speak with local business groups and universities regarding her personal story and experiences in the business world.

As a young girl, Marlo knew she had an interest in helping others. She was able to accomplish this through roles within charitable organizations, law enforcement, and politics. Marlo quickly learned that she also had a love for the finer things in life and that she would not be able to afford those things working a typical 9 to 5, even with a generous 6 figure salary. Her desire for those finer things are what made it easy to fall in love with the idea of entrepreneurship. Knowing that she could do something that she enjoyed, created, and that potentially she could generate wealth made entrepreneurship a perfect fit.

Marlo has owned business franchises, restaurants, a home health care agency, a real estate investment company, insurance agency, retail clothing, travel agency, security company, production company, distribution company, manufacturing company, marketing company and has created several successful brands.

Marlo was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2015 to the Contractors’ State License Board, and reappointed in 2016. In 2018 she was unanimously selected to be the Board Chair.

Now, she has taken those skills and has used them to consult with other business entities and individuals to continue to create opportunities for others.

You can give a person knowledge, but you can’t make them think. @IamMarloNicole

I love empowering people that are ready to move the needle forward.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are simply unwilling to do.

– Jesse Doe


As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of various companies, Marlo has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of men and women, and altered their course of business opportunities.


Marlo’s story of transforming her own life into a full and successful life is the inspiration behind her topics around teaching others.

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