ron_clifford_Captivate b-376-Edit

Cindy Ashton

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

By age 3, Cindy Ashton was already wearing sequins, singing showtunes and dancing around her living room to her imaginary audience of millions. Since then she has worked with Broadway performers, Emmy winners, Opera directors and countless others gracing thousands of stages. Now she is the Award-Winning TV host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv, syndicated worldwide on a 190 million screens.

Bringing her flare for stage craft to the speaking world, Cindy has been a presentation trainer for over 20 years and has appeared in INC Magazine, Investment News and many other media. Determined to elevate the industry to higher standards, she has been training her speakers with the storytelling, body language, speaking voice and stage performance skills that top entertainers possess.

As a professional speaker, Cindy has given her sparkle and expertise in being an irresistible presenter to Met Life, Royal LePage Realty, University of Toronto and more.  After years of seeing amazing speakers struggle to land paid gigs and hearing meeting planners who are frustrated with speakers who don’t meet their expectations, she teamed up with the remarkable Rebeca Perez to create Minerva Enterprises LCC. Together, they are raising the bar.

When she is not on stage or training her clients, Cindy can be found indulging in triple chocolate mousse coconut ice cream while lounging on her red sofa and wearing her not so sexy zebra pajamas.

It’s been a wild ride and she loves every minute of it!

Show more
MEL PIC HS JPG REBECA PEREZ 05 13 2019 ron_clifford_Captivate b-412-Edit

Rebeca Perez

Principal & Chief Operating Officer

Rebeca is Principal & Chief Operating Officer at Minerva Enterprises, LLC.; a company that trains and elevates strong speakers to elite levels, and helps bring their wisdom to audiences in a thought provoking manner.

With a career that expands twenty (20) years in finance and law, her expertise includes consulting, relationship management and business development.

Rebeca previously served as Vice President at Fidelity Investments’ Clearing & Custody Services business unit, where she was responsible for the custody, clearing and consulting practices of Registered Investment Advisors throughout the South Central region of the United States. Prior to Fidelity, she held positions at BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. She earned her juris doctorate from Boston College Law School and her B.A. in economics from Fairfield University.

While not working, Rebeca is enjoys time with family & friends over long luxurious dinners and great bottles of red wine, has two dogs, Maddie & Loki who tend to drag her on adventurous walks, and traveling the world, having visited over 80 countries with a few more to go.

Show more

Michelle Emson

Technical Director

Michelle is a geek and proud of it. Her entire life has been a harmonic blend of creativity and analytical attention to detail. With over 30 years of information technology experience, Michelle has extensive skills in all aspects of Internet technologies and their application to successful businesses.

She is responsible for all of our business systems and integrations, drawing from a long history with both large scale corporate enterprises and talented entrepreneurs who are passionate about their business.

She is equally at home buried deep in server configuration as she is behind the sound or lighting board in the theatre, or caressing her Stratocaster! Michelle is also a passionate human rights activist and documentary filmmaker.

Show more


Brand Marketing Assistant

Amy was born and raised in Taiwan. She has two B.A. degrees in journalism and economics from National ChengChi University, which make her a communicator and a thinker. However,  Amy decided to be a dancer and an actress while she was in college, and that makes her a creative and artsy girl.

After graduating from college, Amy found her interest in marketing. She decided to leave the city where she’s been staying her whole life and moved to the center of the universe – New York City. Graduated from New York University with an M.S degree in marketing, Amy is now exploring the broad market in the city. She is a fast learner and is very determined, can’t wait to make a significant impact on the world. Learning new skills every day, she is hoping to be an outstanding marketing person one day. 

Show more
Scroll to Top