33 www. ceotodaymagazine . com USA CEO, Mas te r p l an PNM LLC Lar t i sha ‘Ni co l e ’ Smi th - Mas te r p l an PNM LLC Ema i l : ni col ere 1@hotma i l . com Nicole Smith icole Smith is one of the most original talents to come to the business world. She is a trusted expert in executive leadership, business strategy and innovation who has spent over 16 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. She delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organisation. She has been helping to improve operations and drive company growth as the CEO of Masterplan PNM. She is responsible for overseeing budgets across all departments and meeting with members of executive committees to determine the viability and cost of different projects. She has been able to use her natural leadership skills and creative thought process to generate new strategies for improving project performance, harnessing the talents of colleagues on the team to improve turnaround time. She is an unapologetic entrepreneur, philanthropist, proud HBCU alumnus and lifelong advocate for those who feel they have no voice. Her love for real estate, business, and living a full, well-rounded life has moulded her to great heights. Nicole is bold, bodacious, and confident – a true entrepreneurial businesswoman you want on your team! Born and raised in New Jersey, she has learned to stay on her toes. Since beginning her journey in real estate at the young age of 13, she never looked back. Due to her being too young to obtain her real estate license she joined multiple real estate investor associations to find mentors to show her the industry and knew business was where her heart was. Masterplan PNM LLC was created in 2010 to provide businesses with her consultation services. She credits her success to her business opportunities, network, and determination. Under Nicole’s leadership, Masterplan PNM has expanded from a singular brick-and-mortar location in New Jersey to a global entity, spanning across 30 countries and giving businesses the tools they need to achieve lifelong economic independence, birthing California Select Realty. Not only has Nicole expanded the organisation geographically but delivered businesses with a plethora of creations at all points of their development cycle. California Select Realty offers a full continuum of consulting services suiting a business essentially from the inside out and uniquely positioning organisations as global leaders in diversity and business in this everchanging era. She has utilised her Big Four consulting experience to manage multimillion-dollar projects for Fortune 500 clients. Nicole’s game-changing presence is sure to cement her as one of the top rising among the business world. N Starting in real estate at 13 years old, I always had to multi-task. As I became an adult, I continued to keep a full plate.