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Phil Akalp

Philip K. Akalp, Esq

Founder & Chairman

Philip Akalp is a pioneer in the online legal document filing industry. With a passionate entrepreneurial spirit, Phil took an idea he thought of while in a law school class and presented it to his then partner, now wife, Nellie. The couple worked together to launch Phil’s vision and turn it into a reality. In just a matter of a few years, that first business was at the forefront of the industry and soon was acquired by Intuit.

Still fueled by their entrepreneurial spirit, Phil and his wife Nellie launched CorpNet.com in 2009 and have again found themselves at the forefront of the online legal document filing industry. Phil has worked tirelessly to build CorpNet into the success it is today. He leads his team with the same heart and wisdom he leads his four children with, which is an inspiration to all around him.

Nellie R. Akalp, JD

Founder & CEO

Nellie Akalp is a prominent figure in the startup community, having started her first business alongside her husband Phil with just $100 and turning that into a multi-million dollar acquisition in only a few years. Nellie has taken her experience as a successful entrepreneur and became a small business advocate, inspiring and educating millions of people through podcast and webinar appearances and her regular monthly columns at media outlets like Entrepreneur and Forbes. She has been named Women Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO and a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends.

As the CEO of CorpNet.com, Nellie is involved in all facets of the company ensuring its continued success. While CorpNet has grown from a 15-person team to over 200 people, Nellie has been a pillar in maintaining the company vision and customer-service standards. She motivates her team and her four children on a daily basis to never give up on their dreams as anything is attainable with hard work and dedication.

Nellie Akalp
Milton A. Turcios, MBA

Milton A. Turcios, MBA

Vice President of Operations

Milton Turcios has been an integral part of CorpNet’s success having played a role in the company’s growth since it was founded in 2009. Committed to a thriving workplace environment and the optimal customer experience at CorpNet, Milton now acts as the Vice President of Operations. He oversees all activities ensuring the development and implementation of operations to further streamline the business formation and compliance process for CorpNet partners and clients.

Erica Routos

Executives Initiatives Manager

Erica Routos has an extensive experience with partner relations and holds a background in design and project management. She drives product excellence through the coordination of development and customer experience initiatives. At CorpNet, Erica leads the team by leveraging systems and resources to help with expansion and growth.

Erica Routos
Elizabeth Morrissette

Elizabeth Morrisette

Web and Product Manager

Elizabeth Morrisette works to improve digital processes for both CorpNet’s staff and customers through improvements to our systems and products. She enjoys making changes to things to make peoples’ lives better, their time at work more productive and their digital experiences easier.

Michelle Hetlage

Customer Experience Manager

As a CX Manager at CorpNet, Michelle is committed to enhancing the customer experiences through innovative strategies. She strives to ensure that every interaction adds value and strengthens CorpNet’s relationship with customers.

Michelle Hetlage
Amanda Beren

Amanda J. Beren

Product Training and Development

Amanda has worked with CorpNet’s owners, Nellie and Phil Akalp, since our company’s launch and at the Akalps’ prior business incorporation company (which they sold to Intuit in 2005). Coming from a family with entrepreneurial roots (her parents own their own businesses), Amanda understands the opportunities and challenges that CorpNet’s clients face.

Amanda is not only a “walking encyclopedia” of business filings knowledge, but also, she is known for her wealth of knowledge, her experience, and her unparalleled passion for her job. Our clients adore her and know they’re in the most capable hands as she helps them make their entrepreneurial dreams come true.

Liz Meagher

Sales Lead

Liz Meagher comes from a robust background in sales support, sales operations, and elevating the customer experience. She is dedicated to optimizing sales processes and driving customer satisfaction.

Liz Meagher
Jorge Chavarin

Jorge Chavarin

Tax Registration Department Manager

Jorge Chavarin strives to develop his tax registration team into the best version it can be to provide the ultimate customer service experience to CorpNet clients.

Vanessa Gaspar

Staff & Compliance Supervisor

As the Staff & Compliance Supervisor, Vanessa Gaspar thrives on helping team members succeed, driving effective onboarding, offboarding, and recruitment efforts. Vanessa’s passion for creating solutions and building implementations ensures streamlined operations and a supportive work environment.

Vanessa Graspar
Aziza Zeiss

Azizah Zeiss

HR Manager

Azizah Zeiss is CorpNet’s Human Resources Manager. She has been in HR for the better part of a decade now working to keep the heart in HR and fostering a positive and inclusive culture through open communication and employee engagement.

Allison Sinclair

Public Relations

Allison Sinclair enjoys making the people and brand of CorpNet shine in the public’s eye. She leads public relations efforts ensuring the founders’ inspiring story is told, CorpNet’s services are well known and the company is an established resource for those looking to start or maintain their businesses.

Allison Sinclair
Sara Smith

Sara Smith

Digital Marketing Manager

Sara is an experienced Digital Marketing Manager with a passion for understanding customer journeys, customer lifecycles, and supporting sales initiatives. She has a proven track record of driving website traffic, generating leads, and nurturing prospects into loyal customers. She is committed to developing easy and enjoyable online experiences for CorpNet partners.

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