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Candace Caamaño, SAMP, PMP®

Luxury Brand Strategist

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Candace Caamaño is a first generation Cuban American on a mission to help others achieve a personal vision for their business and lives. She was inspired to enter the marketing world to merge her two passions of business and design to champion the causes and crafts of talented individuals to impact the world for good.

While completing her undergraduate degree in Business Management, emphasis in Entrepreneurship from San Diego State University, she briefly joined an environmental start-up in the role of VP of Marketing, which sold three years later with an offer up to $10 million.

Acknowledging her passion for the arts, Candace took time off to explore creative pursuits in the visual arts and merchandising industry, which later led her to patron many of San Diego’s museums and gallery scenes. Upon returning to business school, Candace led a team of peers to design and produce a regionally distributed poetry magazine with content curated by submissions from underprivileged children in the greater San Diego area aimed at raising awareness to the realities and complexities faced by the impoverished child's life titled, "The Voice."

After completing her business education, she launched a private consultancy in downtown San Diego, representing clients working with some of the most affluent business moguls and philanthropists of our time. Shortly thereafter, she continued her education within a two-year program at the Stanford Center For Professional Development and is a Stanford Advanced Project Manager (SAPM), supplementing the coinciding industry-gold standard title of Project Management Professional (PMP).

When she’s not researching industry trends and supporting clients, Candace spends her time between Orange County and San Diego, pursuing new ventures, frequenting coffee shops, and championing her charity project, Hart. Annually hosted since 2014, Hart distributes Valentines' to elder care facilities to fight against depression due to loneliness, the leading cause of death among octogenarians.