I'm Simona Fusco
Award-winning Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
In my opinion, being a voice for our members means that you must have the ability to relate and have empathy, compassion, and authenticity. All of which are key ingredients to my professional and personal success. I've lived on the Westside since childhood, in particular Brentwood and Bel Air. In fact, I live right across the street in Bel Air Crest with my partner Ted, who's also a member and avid tennis player, and my daughter. I love the fact that I can quickly hop across the street and play my favorite sport amongst friends, clients, and other tennis members alike. There isn't a day that I don't participate in one way or another at MGCC whether that's playing my all-time favorite Liveball, Doubles Drop in, Round Robin, USTA leagues, and Pickleball. Mountaingate has very easily become my second home because to me it excludes camaraderie and fellowship. It is an escape from our everyday life where we can feel safe and be sociable amongst peers and friends. I have met many lifetime friends through the club many of whom I consider family. I have been a member of Mountaingate since 2018 and my intention is to build on the many great things the board has accomplished and bring fresh ideas for an improved sociable experience by all at our club in particular better communication with the members, restaurant, and pro shop ideas, and more fun social events. See "Proposed Ideas" below.
In my professional life, I am the Founder and CEO of Perfect 12 Introductions, an international premier matchmaking service sought after by top CEO's, professionals, dignitaries, and celebrities whose most precious assets are their time and reputation. Perfect 12 is an award-winning private membership club headquartered in Beverly Hills. We represent and advise high-profile individuals across the globe not only on their love life but also their lifestyle choices. With over a decade of experience catering to discerning, successful individuals, Perfect 12 has gained global recognition. Within the first few years of running my company, I was recognized and presented by the Mayor of Los Angeles with a Global Excellence Award and just recently, I was featured in Forbes magazine for the success of my service.
As a media expert, I am often featured on international TV shows and talk shows including my recurring role as a relationship expert on the internationally syndicated CBS talk show, the Dr. Phil Show. I also serve as the CFO of two charity organizations and have over 30 movie and tv credits to my name.
As a philanthropist, I founded the Maria Gruber foundation upon personal tragedy and in honor of my late mom who lost her battle to cancer. The mission was founded to create educational tools redesigned to help parents, children, and loved ones affected by terminal illnesses. My other foundation, Ask Simi, is a global foundation founded to inspire and empower teens and young adults to believe in themselves and discover their full potential through mentorship, life skills development, and exposure to opportunities.
For most of my life, I've been a voice for those in need. To me, the most rewarding feeling and my calling in life are to help others. Whether that's helping my high-profile clients find lasting love or giving a voice to my beneficiaries through my charity organizations.
I humbly ask for your vote, and I promise to advocate for you and be your voice when representing you on the Tennis Board.
Don't be shy and reach out to me!
"I had been with a few matchmakers before I joined Perfect 12. What convinced me to join Perfect 12 was the fact that the Founder herself matched me. With my previous experiences I was typically shoved off to some assistant or junior matchmaker that had no clue about what she was doing. Never met with the owner or CEO herself like I did at Perfect 12. Furthermore, privacy is of the utmost importance to me. I didn’t want my information to be handed around from one person to another even if it’s just within the agency. Simona personally took care of me. I consider her my confidante, not just my matchmaker. Thank you Simona!"