MEET THE MATCHMAKERS
Matchmakers In The City was founded 10 years ago in the heart of Beverly Hills, California by two Celebrity Matchmakers. Since its founding, Matchmakers In The City has expanded to multiple cities but remains a boutique matchmaking firm focusing on a private and personalized approach that all of our Matchmakers and team work hard to maintain. Certified Matchmakers by the Matchmaking Institute through the New York Department of Education, our team of Matchmakers have worked with business CEOs, industry leaders, celebrities, and professionals looking for love.
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Our Matchmakers are represented by GERSH Agency and have worked with major media outlets and organizations including:
Meet Our Founders
Matchmakers In The City was co-founded 10 years ago by sisters and Celebrity Matchmakers, Alessandra Conti and Cristina Conti Pineda. The sisters are now a part of the team of Matchmakers, are on-air television and radio personalities, and have been featured on NBC, MTV, CBS, The CW, and more. The sisters have been the personal matchmakers for CEO's, celebrities, royals, athletes, entertainment moguls, and industry leaders, and have been recognized by Forbes and Business Insider among others.
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Cristina (Conti) Pineda, MA, CMM
Celebrity Matchmaker &
Cristina (Conti) Pineda is Co-Founder and Celebrity Matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City. A frequent media guest, Cristina speaks on panels and gives talks about dating and relationships. Pineda is regularly featured on Relevant Radio's Trending With Timmerie, and on major entertainment networks like NBC, CBS, MTV, and the CW and in news outlets such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. Conti has published multiple feature articles on Elite Daily, YourTango.com, and Entity Magazine among others. A former beauty pageant competitor, Conti perfected the arts of beauty, fashion, makeup, and presentation. Conti holds a master’s degree from Oxford University and an Executive Matchmaker Certification from the Matchmaking Institute. Lauded by Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker, as "the new generation of Matchmakers," Conti has nearly 10 years of professional matchmaking experience, and has worked with professionals, CEOs, celebrities, athletes, and royals on their journey to finding love. Cristina was introduced to her husband by her sister and co-founder, Alessandra, and got married herself in April 2017. They welcomed their first baby boy in October of 2020. For more, visit www.MatchmakerCristinaConti.com.
Connect on Instagram: @matchmakercristinapineda
Alessandra Conti, CMM
Celebrity Matchmaker &
One of the most sought after Matchmakers and Dating Coaches in Beverly Hills, Alessandra Conti specializes in high-profile, celebrity matches, and has been the personal Matchmaker to A-listers, royalty, and a number of public figures. Conti is a Matchmaker behind two seasons of MTV's Are You The One, and is a frequent media guest. Conti is the go-to Celebrity Matchmaker for NBC's Access Hollywood, has been featured on Vivica A. Fox's show on CBS, Face The Truth, The CW, and Fox News among others. A regular contributor for Elite Daily, Conti has published multiple feature articles about love and relationships at YourTango.com, Fox News Magazine, Bustle and a variety of other magazines and publications. With nearly 10 years of professional Matchmaking experience, Alessandra has worked with thousands of single men and women and is versed in the fields of interpersonal relationships, body language, and lie detection. A Member of the Forbes Business Council and a Matchmaking Institute Certified Matchmaker, Alessandra has been recognized as one of the top influencers in the Matchmaking field. Alessandra previously had residences in London, New York City, and Washington, D.C., and now calls Los Angeles home. For more, visit www.MatchmakerAlessandraConti.com.
Connect on Instagram: @matchmakeralessandraconti
Meet Our Team of Matchmakers
The team of Matchmakers are the top Dating Experts in the industry, a majority of whom are coming to MITC from other Matchmaking firms, which yields the best matches and dating advice for our Clients. They are are trained in communications, psychology, recruitment, and more, and are educated by top universities including Oxford University, New York University, and more.
Matchmakers In The City is certified by the Matchmaking Institute through the New York Department of Education. Each Matchmaker works regularly with business CEOs, industry leaders, celebrities, and professionals looking for love.
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Liat is a Matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City. Raised intermittently between England and Israel, she attended the prestigious private Gretz school of Tel Aviv, as well as the top performing King David institute in her home town of Liverpool. Liat is a Law graduate of Ivy League Manchester University, and began her career as an International Company Trainer, developing senior professionals across Europe. Her success led her to the heart of the London finance and business hub, where she was part of a niche elite head hunting team specializing in placing uber successful professionals into Fortune 500 companies. Liat is hugely into self development and spent recent years project-leading emotional intelligence tools on a consultancy basis, rolling them out internationally. She has an excellent track record for helping others acquire confidence, drive and achieve their highest potential, both professionally and personally. She is passionate about helping develop the mind, body and soul of others to help them lead a long and enriching life. In her spare time she follows her literary passion, writing children’s books and various lifestyle articles. She can be found enjoying hikes, beach days and travel with her husband, son and beloved dog.
MATCHMAKER & DATE COACH
After setting up countless friends and colleagues, Jaydi founded her own matchmaking and dating coaching business in 2014 where she helped introduce many couples who went on to become engaged or married. She is also a working TV writer with credits on shows like Family Guy and Salem, so given her background and understanding of the unique needs in that field, she specializes in working with clients in the entertainment industry. She met her own husband Dave, who works on the unscripted side of the business, when he was referred to her as a potential Client. For the first time ever, Jaydi "got high on her own supply" and asked him out on a date. The rest, as they say, is movie magic. She applies that same gut instinct when introducing others, and her absolute favorite clients to work with are ones like her husband, who are essentially the whole package but maybe just need a little nudge in the right direction. She and Dave reside in Sherman Oaks with their adorable and neurotic dog Rambo.
DATE COACH & MATCHMAKER
An esteemed Matchmaker and Dating Coach who has worked privately for years with men and women on their journeys to love, Daliya brings a success-oriented mindset when she works with her clients. Armed with a Masters Degree from New York University (NYU), Daliya's extensive education assists her in working with a variety of personality types. She utilizes her intuitive nature and attention to detail to select the best matches. The co-host of the hit Hollywood show "All My Single Friends", Daliya loves to use social events to help introduce singles. Daliya has also toured the country with her love advice and baking show, using baking to coach her audience members through their romantic obstacles and queries. Daliya’s years as a performer, personal Matchmaker, and Dating Coach make her an expert in finding the joy in dating. Her clients love her for being encouraging and giving them the confidence to move forward with exploring the dating world and validating their decisions and feelings around it. When she is not helping her clients find love, Daliya can be found baking, cooking, dancing, and eating with any and all of her favorite people (and puppies!).
MATCHMAKER & DATE COACH
Through introducing her first couple whilst still in college, Carina ensured that match’s success by wing-womaning the couple on their first date. 18 years and 4 kids later, they’re still going strong! A Canadian expat with a B.F.A in film, Carina spent over a decade working internationally in I.P. Development for clients like Shell Oil and Mandalay Entertainment. A natural connector with a strong instinct for who is ‘meant to be,’ she developed a diverse network of friends and colleagues with whom she played Cupid. After the fifth or sixth marriage between people she’d introduced, the floodgates opened. Turning her natural gift into a professional calling in 2015, Carina took over client relations for a boutique, luxury matchmaking firm in Santa Monica, falling head-over-heels with the business side of love. She’s since married her experience as a matchmaker with a lifelong devotion to self-development, studying love and relationships everywhere she can, from The Gottman Institute to one of the world’s top pick-up artists. Passionate about sharing her unique, practical expertise as both a coach and matchmaker, Carina is committed to helping each client find the happiness, peace, and loving connection that she found with her own husband. Road-trips, hot springs, the Boundary Waters, and sushi are a few of her other favorite things!
MATCHMAKER & DIRECTOR OF CLIENT RELATIONS
Proclaimed by the LA Times as a “Jane of all trades,” Katy truly blends all her talents into serving her clients. She has been seen on The Food Network Star, SHAPE Magazine- America’s 50 Hottest Trainers, and multiple news segments. She owned an award-winning restaurant in China, held the title of Mrs. Long Beach, founded a kids cooking program and finished her first marathon in 3:07.
Her vibrant personality and love of healthy relationships, lead her into Date Coaching at boutique matchmaking companies. With over 5 years of successful dating strategies she helps her clients build personal style and confidence. Katy encourages “old school standards, with new school style.” She works with Clients in Date Coaching sessions like, “How to Be The Best First Date He’s Ever Had”, “Fashion Bootcamp" and “Seven Steps To Sexy”. Family time with her three kids includes paddle boarding, hiking and searching for culinary delights. As she says, “We stay busy with the good stuff.”
Jenny (Applebaum) Jacobs is a Matchmaking Consultant at Matchmakers In The City. Jenny is a collaborative Matchmaker with Matchmakers In The City, which drives her mission to bring more quality singles together. Jenny spends time planning and hosting various social and educational events and seminars, including workshops with knowledgeable speakers and experts, speed dating parties, interactive mixers, Shabbat dinners, weekend retreats, and more.
OUR IN-HOUSE TEAM
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATE MATCHMAKER
Anthony is the in-house Director of Membership and Associate Matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City. Born and raised where the poppies bloom, Anthony brings his experience in Television, Film, Media, and Entertainment Marketing to the team. As Director of Membership, Anthony directs, oversees, and distributes information and activities to current members as well as prospective bachelors and bachelorettes. Being the lone man of the MITC team, Anthony brings a male, holistic approach when it comes to coaching our clients; bringing insight about male culture, guiding our bachelors to being their true gentleman, and guiding our bachelorettes to understanding the male's emotional wall. Anthony brings empathy, love, and happiness to the men and women he works with.
CONSULTANT & MATCHMAKING ADVISOR
Joan is the mother of Celebrity Matchmakers Cristina Pineda and Alessandra Conti and has acted as Advisor on the Board of Directors for nearly 10 years, elegantly rounding out the company as a flourishing family business. Having previously served as a "behind-the-scenes" member of the team, Joan is now excited to be a part of daily operations working with the Matchmakers, the Experts, and our Members. A teacher of Romance Languages for 30+ years, Joan earned a triple major as Valedictorian of her college class for a B.A. in Italian/French/Education and an M.A. in Italian Literature. Her passion for the Italian and French language and culture motivated her to travel throughout western Europe where she became fascinated by the diverse societal customs, including courtship and relationship repartee. She has continued to examine dating and marriage mores worldwide.
Joan has worked for multiple international organizations including Rizzoli Editore, La Scuola d’Italia, The Italian Line, Olivetti, S.p.A., Agip Petroleum, J. Aron (a division of Goldman Sachs), and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (the national bank of Italy). Happily married, she lends her valuable international, linguistic expertise and worldwide relationship insight and savvy to Matchmakers In The City.