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Ashley Bronczek


Cofounder/CEO

An LA native with a degree in Communications from USC, she is also a certified gemologist and jewelry designer who managed Ann Hand, the eponymous Washington DC jewelry store, for many years. Ashley is a passionate philanthropist, leading fundraising for The Washington Ballet, Children's National Medical Center, among many others. She also founded Once Upon a Prom, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides formalwear to underprivileged teens. Secretly Gifting is a culmination of Ashley’s talent for strategy, analysis, and management of design-related companies.

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Candace Ourisman


Cofounder/Chief Brand Officer

Candace began her career as a buyer for a prominent fashion corporation that was later acquired for $200 million, then went on to become the Branding & Marketing Director for one of the nation’s top luxury real estate agents. In 2012, Candace decided to capitalize on her exceptional creative prowess, becoming a stylist for high-profile individuals and design magazines. Today Secretly Gifting is a platform for her passion and talent for both visual and written communication, elevating gifting solutions for individuals and corporations nationally.

It all started out when…

…Ashley and Candace decided to bring their passion for impactful gifting to a world outside their
nearest and dearest. Long time friends, they initially bonded over their careers in design and fashion,
but both felt they excelled in something slightly less tangible: the art of impactful gifting.

They didn’t just have a great eye, they had an instinct for creating joy while understanding
protocol and business strategy. Now widely recognized as the “Gifting Gurus”, these co-founders
are changing the face of personal and corporate gifting.