We help companies rise up to reach the pinnacle of their success.
With over 40+ years of collective experience in both traditional and direct sales business models, our team at RiseLab is skilled in taking companies to their desired level.
We cater to both startups and established companies looking to improve their sales by designing a new-age marketing strategy, implementing interactive training, while systemizing company’s operations to reduce G&A and increase profit, with our proven and innovative methodologies.
RiseLab is an international consulting firm leading startups to success.
Kosta Gara Chief Executive Officer
Jaclynn Burns Director of Operations
Sammy Gara Chief Development Coach
Seth Heyman Legal Counsel
Jason Lee Executive Recruiting Director
combined corporate experience
Billion Accumulated Sales
Years Field Experience
Years Corporate Experience
New Market Launches
Worldwide Speaking Engagements
Produced and Launched Events
Million Distributors Worldwide
$100+ Million Company Involvment
Katie Kezele Bio
Kosta Gara Bio
Terry LaCore Bio
Kosta Gara has a passion for creating, managing and growing companies from the ground up. His portfolio includes companies in the software, direct sales, media production and corporate consulting sectors.
He has also co-founded a direct sales company in the energy drink market that today operates in over 30 countries, with accumulative sales in excess of $300 million.
Having co-authored two amazon best selling books, while working on the next two to be released soon, Kosta is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the Sales Industry, and he is a frequent presenter at conferences worldwide.
Kosta has been featured in Forbes, Inc., CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Grupo Formula, Cronica, and Televisa, the largest broadcasting station in Mexico.
Katie, a true San Diegan, started working with Kosta back in 2010 as one of the first employees of Vionic, and today works side by side with him managing his entire portfolio.
With over 8 years of corporate operational experience, and 5+ years of corporate C-Level executive assistance, Katie manages all operational aspects and oversight for Gara Group companies. Katie has mastered the talent in efficiently systemizing new-age methodologies and implementation for corporate operations. In addition modernizing operations, her raw expertise lies in structural communication utilizing all available resources for effectiveness.
On a personal level, Katie is a talented musician, artist and an adventurous soul.
Terry has held many executive positions throughout his professional career, from Executive Vice President of Sales in his early 20's to President of a nutraceutical company in his late 20's.
In his early thirties, Terry became CEO of a publicly traded direct selling company. Under his leadership over a five-year period, the company grew exponentially, operating in over 30 countries with more than 900,000 distributors and over $200 million in annual sales.
Today, Terry is one of the best-known entrepreneurs in the direct sales industry, leading evolution and innovation across the industry. He is admired around the world for his enthusiasm, integrity and ambition as he forges ahead into the next era within the direct selling industry.