Victoire Auguste-Dormeuil is a native Frenchwoman (a Parisian, in fact) who has made her life in Southern California for the past 20 years.
A graduate of the world-renowned Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris, Victoire continued her liberal education by completing a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Beginning her career in London as a mergers and acquisitions banker at Smith Barney (since acquired by Morgan Stanley), she next entered the entertainment industry, working for MTV and Fashion TV before opening her own music production company in Paris.
In 2002, she relocated to Southern California, returning to the financial sector where she accepted positions as a financial advisor, first for UBS Wealth Management and then Merrill Lynch. She then worked as a business operations manager for a manufacturing company prior to embarking on a more independent path, advising clients on 401(k) plans and employee benefits. Soon after her arrival, she married a UCI Mathematics Professor with whom she has a high-school-aged daughter.
Victoire consults for small and medium-sized companies looking to export or expand in the US. Her company Auguste-Dormeuil and Associates Inc. focuses on helping entrepreneurs with business immigration services, business plan and financial forecast to support E2 and EB-5 applications, and market research and installation.
She also the organizer of Bastille Day in Orange County and founder of Frenchly Yours, a networking organization expanding cultural and business ties between SoCal and France and a Board Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. Trilingual in French, English, and Russian, Victoire is an intrepid traveler, having toured over 40 countries. She is a global citizen, an avid reader, critical thinker, and an enthusiast of hiking, ocean kayaking and, of course, fine wines.