Nella has over 30 years of experience in providing investment management and financial planning services to clients throughout Southern California.
Prior to joining Miracle Mile Advisors, Nella ran Palo Capital’s marketing and client service activities. Previously, she served in senior management roles at US Trust, Wilmington Trust, First American Trust and First Foundation Bank. During this time, she developed a deep understanding of the services clients and their family members need to build and maintain their financial security. Nella earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Chapman University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from California State University, Long Beach. She also holds the Certified Financial Planner® designation.
Nella currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Chapman University and has served on the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Orange County, Mission Plasticos Foundation, and Chairs the Friends of the Girl Scouts Trust. Other leadership roles have included the Board of Orange County United Way, the Women Helping Women advisory board, the Pacific Symphony 100, and the Big Canyon/Spyglass Hill Philharmonic Committee. She has received numerous awards for her philanthropy including: the 2015 Philanthropist of the year award from the Orange County United Way; the 2016 Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award; the 2019 Distinguished Alumna award from Chapman University; and in 2020, she received the National Philanthropy Day’s “Outstanding Philanthropist” award for Orange County.
There is more than
meets the eye.
- Is known in Orange County as the “Queen of Connecting”
- Grew up on Guam and brought her surfboard with her to Chapman University
- She spends much of her free time involved in nonprofit work, and currently serves on 6 boards and 3 advisory boards