The Silicon Review
“For over two decades, we have grown our business by establishing a reputation, offering a highly personalized approach to finding our clients the right matches.”
Earlier, using a matchmaker was the norm. Then, it became a bit out-of-date, as people hoped for romantic meet-cutes instead of a passé fix-up. But now, using a matchmaker is officially normal again. Taking the matchmaking route is far convenient than spending hours chatting aimlessly and then figuring out a café, date, and time for a meet-up that’s equally convenient for both parties. Although finding the right matchmaker is almost like obtaining the actual match. With that said, The Silicon Review is delighted to present Elite Connections International.
Elite Connections is an award-winning, family-run premier matchmaking agency that provides an array of dating services to its high-caliber clients. For over 27 years, the company has navigated its competition and decades of digital developments in matchmaking. It has helped thousands of people find their soul mates and has successfully delivered a proven track record of lasting matches and A+ business ratings.
Elite Connections International was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. The firm currently has seven offices in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, Newport Beach, Palos Verdes, Westlake Village, Bay Area, and Chicago. It works internationally as well.
Sherri Murphy (CEO) spoke Exclusively to The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt
Q. Why and how did you found Elite Connections International?
I was a single mother of two, working hard building a real estate career. One day I thought I’ll be alone for the rest of my life if I don’t try something different. I joined a matchmaker and met Bill, and we were married four years later. After the first date with Bill, I thought, “what a great way to meet people.” I started my own agency a month after meeting him.
Q. What’s your company’s point of differentiation?
Elite Connections is the best because we do things differently. For over two decades, we have grown our business by establishing a reputation, offering a highly personalized approach to finding our clients the right matches. Our professional matchmakers take pride in their ability to understand clients’ desires and needs and match them with only the best quality single men or women. We thrive on referrals from clients, both past and present, and form friends and associates who can vouch for the exceptional service we provide to those in search of a partner. We offer various membership options, from our standard Elite Membership to our ultra-premium Imperial International Membership plan, which primarily includes international matches and travel, lifetime membership in our database, presale tickets to amazing events, and a personal concierge.
While many of our clients find our standard membership options to meet their needs, our most discerning clients tend to opt for the VIP Membership or an International Membership. These clients, can be matched in multiple locations and work with a minimum of three Elite matchmakers who can be reached by phone anytime.
Q. Given that Elite Connections is an established international dating agency, how uniquely does it address the growing market needs?
People are too busy with careers, families, and friends to waste time meeting people that have lied in their online dating site profile. Some must keep their dating lives private and they hire us to do the screening for them so they can meet quality people.
Q. As it is a matter of relationships, trust and transparency become the primary concern. Did you face trust issues in the initial days of your business?
We always meet and screen everyone personally, check IDs, and do background searches. We always want to give our clients a guaranteed safe way to meet the right person. We make appropriate matches for our clients. We show recent photos and backgrounds on every match. We set up the date for them to meet in person a week before the match. No one wants to waste their time talking with someone for weeks or months. You have to meet someone face to face to see if there is chemistry.
Q. Where do you stand as a company in the current market landscape? And what are you doing to stay ahead of the curve?
We have been a leader in the matchmaking field for 27 years. We’ve expanded and brought on some talented staff. After 27 years in business, we have an A+ Better Business Bureau. Twenty-seven years of successful matches and happy couples.
Q. What plans for transformation are you pursuing to remain relevant now and in the future?
Personal service will always be important for some people. We will continue to grow and help our clients find love.
The Leader Upfront
Sherri Murphy is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elite Connections Internationals. Her daughter Tammi had worked as her VP and partner for 20 years. They meet and work personally with all of their clients. They advise and coach all of their clients on wardrobe, appearance, hairstyle, photos, and profile information. Step by step, they lead their clients to the one they are searching for. They are passionate about helping people and spreading their love for the business one match at a time.