Laurel E. Suarez, M.S.
Founder & President

With more than 18 years of experience in the education and small business arena, emphasis on supporting small business owners and charter schools, Laurel Suarez brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, and knowledge to the table. She has a passion for assisting clients take a simple idea and develop it into a grand start-up company.


She is a proactive, results-focused professional with a history of driving excellence throughout educational and administrative environments.  Laurel has been instrumental in managing critical accreditation, compliance efforts, and school and small business start-up initiatives.  She drives communication between internal teams to ensure adherence to regulations and recognized for strong industry experience, both as a hands-on instructor and senior leader. She has provided a 360-degree view of operations and organizational needs that supports ongoing success and growth. Laurel is on a mission to help entrepreneurs build and grow profitable businesses while assisting non-profit start-ups to gain exposure.


Laurel has provided services for schools, businesses, and non-profit start-ups, district accreditation, state compliance, partnership development, social media management, and marketing for new organizations.


She  began Croix Management Group after 17 years of successful experience in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the U.S. Virgin Islands including serving as school principal, director of operations, human resources director, micro-computer technical manager, and educator.


Laurel is a Wix Certified Professional Website Designer and holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Education  from Nova Southeastern University, 2001. 

Laurel's Favorite Quote: 

Melt Your Imagination and

Mold it  Into Reality.

-Christopher Bridges