Our Kingmakers
"The main ingredient in stardom is the rest of the team." --Coach John Wooden

Alvin Manzano

"The Connector"

Alvin strives to be a positive influence to all he comes across. He's a people-person at his core. His goal: to positively impact each person he works with. Ultimately, inspiring them to greatness.

Manzano has an extensive career in the high-fashion, luxury retail and high-touch service sectors. He sets himself apart by anticipating his clients' needs -generally, before they know they want it. This ability has earned him an enviable client roster as well as serving as remarkable "connective tissue" between people and their specific dreams via well-suited connections and win-win partnerships.

"The Connector" has built a significant network of deep and influential relationships. Alvin is known for his unflappable integrity and his "always do right" mantra for his clients and projects. He prides himself in connecting deeply with others and creating real value in his involvements.

In 2007, he teamed up with Marty to help grow a company that would later inspire the genesis of Carbonwolf Energy for venture capital and later Carbonwolf Trust for custom commercial loans.

Alvin inspires and motivates people to become the best version of themselves. This philosophy has influenced and continues to influence individuals and organizations he works with, many times profoundly.

Manzano is a dedicated family man. He and his beautiful wife raise four wonderful children. Alvin’s hobbies include spending time with his family and friends, fashion, music and quality single malt scotch.


Our Fundamental Values

Massive progress is never made by the majority peacefully deciding to get better. Advancements, improvements and giant leaps forward for mankind have always been brutal, painful as well as dangerous. The individuals and groups of caring people who choose to boldly move forward in spite of those deep risks are brothers- and sisters-in-arms with us.


Adding value to individuals, society and the world is Priority One. Improving standards of living, empowering positive communities and inspiring the next-generations to do even better are fundamental human qualities, albeit often de-prioritized. We make it fundamental to each task we're a part of.


It is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. It precedes all worthwhile habits. It forges through despite overwhelming odds. "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." --Jim Rohn