About Fenix Safety Audits

The FENIX brand was born out of crisis.  Founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, with diverse experiences and over 100 years of running multiple businesses, we saw the need to help businesses navigate the post-Covid world. Our single mission is to be a trusted resource for enterprises re-entering the new world, and to aid them in meeting the new expectations of safety with urgency.

Our executive team has developed some of the leading global brand and legal compliance efforts for health and sanitation. We know that companies can’t wait for guidance; employees and customers need to trust that the places they work and patronize, are acting in accordance with FDA, CDC, WHO, and local ordinances.

We have taken the guesswork out of this process for businesses and municipalities. Together with our advisors, we have created the auditor certifications, guidelines, and checklists. Our goal is to be the foremost recognized brand in the world, and for FENIX to be the trusted third-party validation that business needs to show proactivity.

Fenix Safety Solutions is a subsidiary of Fenix Management Advisors.

Our Team

Kimberly Nasief, CEO

Kimberly has 20 years of experience in leading and growing businesses. She has designed deeply complex programs that facilitate the gathering of customer and business intelligence in the field for enterprise companies. Kimberly is well versed on building strategic programs for companies that capture and measure the customer and brand experience, so that businesses can act upon the ever newly evolving expectations of customer experience.

She has been successfully building and managing a global field force of contractors for over 20 years. With the arrival of Covid, she realized that delivering excellence in customer service was no longer the number one priority for companies; the new imperative was based around trust: Trust that the companies were providing safe and healthy environments for employees and customers. She and her expert partners quickly activated and trained this network of contractors to re-deploy them in order to capture validated, third-party intelligence around the newly evolving health, safety, and sanitation standards necessary in today’s world.

Kimberly earned her BA in Anthropology and Theology from Centre College. She currently serves on the Veriglif advisory board. Kimberly is the mother of two children, 2 cats, and is an avid hiker, skier, and runner. Kimberly is an active member in Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Brilliant Minds Group.

Jessica Stackpoole, Partner

Jessica is an entrepreneurial, gig-economy expert, and fast-moving CEO with more than 20 years of experience in pioneering and scaling world-class companies and building large teams in complex environments. For 18 years, Jessica was Founder & CEO of a leading agency in event/experiential marketing staffing and execution with 10,000 W2 field employees throughout the US and Canada. Their Fortune 500 clients included: Coca-Cola (VEB), Match.com, State Farm, Nintendo, Samsung, Singularity University, etc. She has a dynamic skill set, to include: developing drama-free cultures, organizational development, turnaround experience, and a proven track-record in professional implementation of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), for more than 30 organizations. Her superpower is leveraging her vast network to drive award-winning sales growth while increasing margins and operational performance.

Jessica has a blended family of four daughters. When she isn’t working, you can usually find her at Orange Theory or yoga, in nature, drinking wine and dining, or on an adventure. Jessica received her BS in Mass Communications (Advertising) from Towson University and is a 2007 graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s Program (EMP). She is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Jeffrey Marks, Partner

Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate attorney. As an entrepreneur, Jeffrey has founded and helped grow numerous companies, including, Titan Nightlife Group, Inc., a successful restaurant development company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, ConversionPoint Technologies, Inc., an ecommerce technology company, and YourFare, a restaurant technology company.

As an attorney, Jeffrey has advised a wide variety of companies ranging from start-ups to middle market companies in various industries, including software, technology, sports, ecommerce, consumer products, real estate development, gaming, apparel, cannabis and food and beverage. He has represented clients in hundreds of M&A transactions and financings, and has prepared numerous companies for IPOs and future acquisition. Jeffrey began is corporate law career at Paul Hastings, and served as in-house counsel to a publicly traded Nasdaq high technology company (FutureLink Corp.). Jeffrey has participated in the Harvard Business School Executive MBA Program since 2015, and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), for which he has served in various leadership roles.

Fred Thiel, Partner

Fred Thiel is a senior advisor to management teams, boards of directors, private equity and venture capital firms, and sits on private and public company boards. He is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformations of companies and industries, providing deep technology industry expertise and strategic advice on transformational value creation – the process of generating growth and shareholder value.

Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, M2M, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. He has repeatedly driven rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value.

As a CEO, Fred led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turn-arounds and wind downs.

Fred’s deep industry expertise spans IoT (Internet of Things), M2M (machine to machine communications), Big Data software, predictive analytics, enterprise software, wired and wireless data networking and communications, data storage, industrial automation, Internet media and digital marketing,

Fred attended classes at the Stockholm School of Economics and executive classes at Harvard Business School and is fluent in English, Spanish, Swedish and French. Fred is a current member of WPO and former chapter chairman of the YPO California Coast chapter.

Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Mina, MD, PhD

Dr. Michael Mina, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and a core member of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD). He is additionally an Assistant Professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases at HSPH and Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology (molecular diagnostics) in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He earned his MD and PhD degrees from Emory University, with doctoral work split between CDC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Emory Vaccine Center. He completed his post-doctoral work at Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (of infectious disease dynamics) with Prof. Bryan Grenfell and at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Genetics with Prof. Stephen Elledge. He completed his residency training in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School.

 

Dr. Christine Crawford, PhD

Dr. Christine Ruth Crawford served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after receiving her doctorate in Epidemiology from Harvard University.  She returned to South Carolina in 2003, becoming the second-generation female leader of a family-owned business. In this capacity, Dr. Crawford expanded the business to include over 300 employees and seven McDonald’s restaurants. She assumed several leadership roles within McDonald’s including the U. S. menu strategy team and kitchen innovation task force.  She was a speaker at McDonald’s Worldwide convention. Dr. Crawford led several workshops for next generation operators in the Women’s Operator Network and National Black McDonald’s Operator Association.  She has been an active member of YPO since 2016.  Dr. Crawford is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and was appointed to the Board of Overseers of its Health Innovators Fellowship, which seeks to transform U. S. healthcare. 

 

Stephen Patterson

Stephen Patterson, has served as an innovative and successful executive in the NFL, NBA, NHL, professional baseball and college athletics for 35 years. Patterson successfully led the effort to bring the Houston Texans NFL team and Super Bowl XXXVIII to Houston, Texas. As General Manager of the Houston Rockets, he built the 1994 NBA Championship team.  Steven is formerly the President, CEO of the Arizona Coyotes, and the former Director of Men’s Athletics for the University of Texas at Austin where he oversaw the largest athletic department budget in all of college sports while setting records for academic success, revenue generation, endowment growth and philanthropic giving to the athletic department.  Steven is currently the President of Pro Sports Consulting, which provides services to universities, companies, government entities, and individuals that operate or seek to acquire or sell sports properties, to design, finance, build and operate sports facilities and to maximize the revenue of these and related entities.

 

Dr. Narendra Kini

Since January 2008, Dr. Kini has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Miami Children’s Hospital, a 289 bed tertiary care academic health center with over 3,000 employees and over 700 physicians, where he has created a digital vision and deployed 200 million dollars in technology. Prior thereto, Dr. Kini served as Executive Vice President for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health, a $5.7 billion multi-institutional health care delivery system, where he was responsible for physician issues, clinical informatics, patient safety, quality of care, and pharmacy operations.

Prior to his work with Trinity Health, Dr. Kini served at GE Medical Systems in various roles related to information technology. In his work with GE Medical Systems, Dr. Kini was responsible for developing an integrated approach to enterprise clinical information systems. Dr. Kini was named Director of the GE Healthcare Leadership Institute and was the recipient of Modern Healthcare’s 2013 CEO IT Achievement Award. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kini served for four years as Ancillary and Support Vice President at the Children’s Health System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Kini is a board-certified and practicing pediatric emergency physician and held the rank of Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kini obtained his Medical Doctor Degree in 1985. He also completed his Master’s degree in Hospital and Health administration in 1988 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Kini has been an active member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) since June 2009