Friends of the Magazine

The following are friends of the magazine that provide services that can be very helpful in building a business:

Tech Coast Equity Group

Charles Curto

Managing Principal

The mission of Tech Coast Equity Group is to be the premier investment banking boutique in Southern California specializing in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and financing for middle market companies as well as for high potential, early-stage businesses by providing solutions in the following areas:

  • Selling a Business: Managing all phases of selling companies with $2-25 million sales, in confidence, with urgency, and to the highest and best buyer.
  • Acquiring a Company or Product Line: Managing the process of buying a business using its proprietary SmartSearch approach, which quickly secures the best companies that meet the acquisition criteria, even if they are not on the market.
  • Arranging Strategic Alliances: Managing the process of forming a strategic partnership which would allow a company to gain access to vital strategic capabilities, such as market channels, production capacity and technology, as well as funding.
  • Financing A Transaction: Planning and arranging any or all layers of private financing to implement a transaction as well as restructuring debt using private sources.
  • Valuation of a Business: Determining the fair market value of all or a portion of a privately owned company for sale, buy-sell agreements, financing, estate planning, ESOP, divorce, litigation support and other purposes.
  • Value Building & Exit Planning: Developing and implementing value-maximizing, market-driven strategies to meet the personal and financial goals of business owners in ultimately transitioning out of the business.

For further information go to or contact Charles Curto at (949) 475-9800 or

Katie Wagner Social Media, Inc. is a digital media agency made up of journalists.

We help companies of all sizes build and maintain a credible online presence.

There are a lot of companies that promise to help with your online marketing, but how will they accurately represent YOU? How will they tell your story?

We do it by getting to know you and getting involved with your company. We want to be part of your team; and we take that responsibility seriously. We will get to know your staff, attend your events, and keep up with your industry.

Our job is to uncover the stories behind the work you do every day. We use photos and videos to tell those stories. We issue press releases and write blog posts. And we make sure your website is effective at converting viewers to customers as we drive traffic there. We are a team of journalists covering your business so that you can focus on what you do best.

Our Services include:

  • Social Media Strategy & Management
  • Workshops & Social Media Coaching
  • Content Creation: Blogs, Video, Newsletters
  • Public Relations
  • Website Design & Development
  • Search Engine Optimization

For further information go to or contact Katie Wagner at to begin working with her!

Katie Wagner Social Media

Katie Wagner



Robert Gembarski

Entrepreneur / Marketing Consultant

Robert Gembarski is a budding tech entrepreneur and a digital marketing consultant.

Robert possesses a strong marketing background that consists of Advertising and Digital Marketing, having worked with a number of top national brands at agencies throughout Orange County, CA.

Robert is well versed and familiar with visual communication, having designed Ads, Brochures, Infographics, Mobile Apps, Websites, as well as worked on Commercials, Radio Spots, and other Web & Print Materials. To add, he practices ethical and efficient search engine optimization tactics to increase the organic and paid search results for  his clients.

Robert conducts his own research to find solutions and develop engaging online marketing campaigns that help his clients, of all sizes, gain traction and garner the results they need to help grow their businesses. He also develops custom mobile apps and websites to fit both the business and personal needs of all his clients.

Robert’s Services include:

  • Advertising (Digital / Social /Traditional Media)
  • Content / Email Marketing
  • Mobile App Design & Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Strategy & Management
  • Website Design & Development
  • Video Production

For further information go to or contact Robert at to begin working with him!

STETINA, BRUNDA, GARRED & BRUCKER was founded in 1980 and serves the intellectual property needs of the greater Southern California area through its strategically located offices in South Orange County. The firm concentrates on both domestic and foreign intellectual property prosecution, litigation and licensing. The firm encourages its personnel to engage in continuing professional development through continuing legal education and professional association activities. Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The firm received the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell.

For further information go to or contact Kit M. Stetin at to begin working with them.

Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

Kit M Stetina