MEET THE MATCHMAKERS
Matchmakers In The City was founded almost 9 years ago in the heart of Beverly Hills, California by a team of 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 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 8 years ago by sisters and Celebrity Matchmakers, Alessandra Conti and Cristina Conti Pineda. The sisters are now a part of the team of Matchmakers, and have been featured on MTV, CBS, FOX, 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 9 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.
Alessandra Conti, CMM
Celebrity Matchmaker & Dating Coach
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 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, Celebuzz, 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 9 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 and Washington, DC, and now calls Los Angeles home. For more, visit www.MatchmakerAlessandraConti.com
Meet Our Team of Matchmakers
Our team of Matchmakers 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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Our Matchmakers are represented by GERSH Agency and have been featured on major media outlets and organizations.
Maleeza is a Matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City. A British expat raised in a hamlet in sumptuous Cornwall, UK, Maleeza gained a BA in the Culinary Arts and Fine Hospitality. After a decade at the helm of a notable beauty styling agency, Maleeza elevated the careers of numerous aspiring creative artists transforming many into household names. In addition to producing glamorous high profile celebrity projects, she has introduced couples to the love of their lives and helped them thrive in their relationships. Through years of private Matchmaking and Date and Relationship Coaching, joining Matchmakers In The City was a lateral transition. A former competitive equestrian with a penchant for culinary delights and a lust for life, when not Matchmaking, Maleeza can be found enjoying one of her favorite pastimes: hiking, cooking up a storm, or reading a great book.
DATE COACH & MATCHMAKER
Daliya is a Matchmaker and Dating Coach at Matchmakers in the City. 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
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.
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.”
ASSOCIATE MATCHMAKER & DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Anthony is an Associate Matchmaker and Director of Membership for 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.
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.
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.