Born March 27, 1962, Vicki Gunvalson is a mother of two, a self-made business woman, and a long time resident of Orange County, California. Vicki is the original cast member of Bravo’s hit reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, appearing since its inception – six seasons ago. She has a drive for success and has the goods to back it up with her booming Life Insurance & Financial Planning company, Coto Financial Planning.
Vicki’s most distinguished role has always been being a mother to her two children. Her son, Michael, is following in her footsteps by becoming one of top producing Life Insurance Agents in her company. He works alongside Vicki in her Orange County office. Her daughter, Briana, is a triage nurse in the ER at a prestigious, local hospital. Vicki is thrilled that her children have chosen to remain close to home and cherishes the weekly family dinners at her home in Coto de Caza.
Vicki is the President and founder of Coto Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. She takes great pride in her business and considers her clients to be a part of the family. Because of her many years of experience, knowledge, and dedication to her career, Vicki has received many recognitions such as a Master Elite IRA Advisor, a member of the National Ethics Bureau, a member of the American Association of Long Term Care Insurance, and sits at the Top of the Table in the Million Dollar Round Table organization.
Recently, while Vicki was reflecting on her life, she decided to compile some thoughts which became a book. Her self-published book, entitled “More Than a Housewife,” was published in late 2009. In her book, Vick shares her personal insights of learning how to recognize one’s purpose and direction by sharing the actions she took to create a profitable business and a comfortable lifestyle.
Most recently, Vicki was named Vice President of Product Development for PureSuasion, Inc., a beauty care company based in Plantation, Florida. Last year, PureSuasion launched its inaugural product, Cilea eyelash growth stimulator, as a non-prescription alternative to Latisse. Since its introduction, Cilea has been selling online, in select spas and salons, and is also being distributed international throughout Europe and Australia.