Angel Sanchez, Jr. - President and Founder
Angel Sanchez, Jr. is a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire and former resident of Jurupa Valley. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Global Operations for Riverside based Phenix Technology, Inc. Angel teaches three early morning high school Health Careers courses at Notre Dame High School of Riverside and serves as the football team’s Athletic Trainer. Previously he was a Vice President of one of the world’s largest financial institutions working on global government partnerships. He has a degree in Administration of Justice from Riverside City College and a bachelor’s in Public Administration from California Baptist University. He was a volunteer firefighter in Jurupa Valley for over 21 years and currently participates in the County of Riverside Fire Department’s Mobile Emergency Operations Team.
Angel Sanchez, Jr. is a recognized professional who has participated in numerous panels on small business development, exporting, and process improvement. He has also participated in numerous television presentations on business growth including a spotlighted session with California CEO Magazine. In 2015 he was recognized by the Small Business Administration as an Exporter of the Year finalist, in 2014 a finalist for a Spirit of Entrepreneur award, and in 1999 and 2001 received the Bank of America Leadership Excellence in Neighborhood Development award. He has served on numerous committees including the City of Riverside Park and Recreation Commission, State of California Workforce Investment Board Slingshot Initiative, California Sate Firefighters Association Volunteer Committee, and served as a longtime chair of the Riverside County Volunteer Firefighters Association.
Coming from humble means, he is passionate about eliminating the cycle of poverty in our communities through initiatives that assist others with achieving success personally and professionally. He is a strong believer that inspiring others to find confidence in their own ability is the first step in the cycle of change followed by providing tools to help enrich and develop skill-sets. His passions lead him to help develop the Adopt a Family program in 1993 with a few fellow firefighters, and fueled the growth into today's program. Angel is married with a son who is a mechanical engineering student attending college out of state.