Moxxy, a full-service specialty marketing agency that provides brand building and retail merchandising expertise to companies in fresh fruits and vegetables, wine, cannabis and other agricultural sectors, has been certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
To qualify for certification as a WOSB, a company must meet certain SBA standards, including being 51% owned by women who are U.S. citizens, and directed and operated by women on a daily basis.
Moxxy was founded in 2007 by Karen Nardozza, who is the sole owner of the business and serves as president and CEO.
Moxxy also employs other women in key leadership roles:
- Molly Briseño, who has worked with Nardozza in various capacities since 2005, is Moxxy’s vice president responsible for operations and managing key accounts.
- Debbie Cintora, who has been with Moxxy for three years, rose quickly through the ranks from an entry-level account coordinator position she accepted upon graduating from college, to an accomplished account manager leading Moxxy’s largest client accounts and marketing campaigns.
“This certification is a nice milestone for Moxxy and may create additional growth opportunities,” Nardozza said. “But I’m proud of our entire team. Our diversity empowers our collaborative environment. Everyone at Moxxy has a voice and we expect them to use it. We encourage all Moxxers to engage fully — men and women, junior- and senior-levels, and all ages and positions.”
“Karen has developed a unique environment at Moxxy, which has definitely influenced our service delivery and strong reputation,” Briseño said. “Full participation by everyone on the team is an important part of our culture, and it contributes to the amazing work quality that has fueled our growth and expansion.”
With headquarters in Salinas, Calif., and satellite offices in Reno, Nev., and Atlanta, Moxxy serves clients throughout the United States and has worked with companies in Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.