About Us



OUR main purpose as a company is to glorify God with everything that we do. We are here to help change people’s lives and make a difference. We do this by utilizing our good gifts that only comes from above, while doing so we aim to fulfill the plans and purpose of what God entrusted in our lives.

As a company, we practice honesty, humility, integrity and excellence – in a way that is welcoming and loving to all. Every Schmuzer can belong before you even believe in our core values. U are free to interact with the purpose in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Our values, however, are unchanging, and we ask every Schmuzer to try their best to live them as we serve our team members, clients, communities and suppliers.

By creating a welcoming and caring environment, we hope to create a positive experience for our team members and everyone else whom Schmuzter partners with.



It’s simple.

We IMPACT people.

Lori Villafuerte

the empress of schmuze
CEO + founder, schmuzter

Lori, The Empress of Schmuze, is the visionary who wields her scepter of charisma, attracting businesses aligned with the company’s Schmuzolosophy – which is simple MAKE AN IMPACT. A New Yorker at heart, Lori graduated from the Harvard of all culinary schools, the Culinary Institute of America. She has over 22 years of working experience – from working in the hospitality industry as a chef and front of house, managing the top urban day spa in New York and Singapore, and founding Groupon Philippines. She has also co-developed one of the top hospitality web-based software in North America. When not schmuzing, you can catch her racking up her mileage for her next scheduled world major marathon (she has 3 more to complete) , concocting the latest coconut based recipe, continously building God’s Kingdom, or just simply laying out on a sandy beach, chilling and working on her year-round tan.

Althea Ambida

the queen of schmuze
president + founder, linkserve solutions

Althea Ambida

the queen of schmuze
president + founder, linkserve solutions

Marla General

the wonder schmuze
director + co-founder

Marla, The Wonder Schmuze, is the glue that binds the other Schmuzers together with a giant paperclip, making sure that all the schmuzers and schmuzettes are kept happy. Coming from a family of lawyers, she is a graduate of Ateneo de Naga University – a Dean’s lister, department’s core facilitator and thesis awardee – with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Marla has a decade experience in Human Resources, working for a multi-national organizations, and eight years experience in administration and accounting, working as one of the founders of Groupon Philippines. When she’s not at the office, Marla catches up on her favorite Korean tele-novelas and spends the rest of her time bonding with family. She’s nice like that.