Linda Kassimir Murad
I grew up on Long Island and graduated from the State University of New York, Albany in 1985. I worked in the advertising industry in various capacities until the birth of my eldest child in 1992. Our immediate family relocated from New York City to Southern California in 1997, but history, friends and family have kept us bicoastal.
I have been married to my husband Richard since 1990 and we have 3 children together, Alex, Shelly and Jack. My parents were married 59 years before my father passed away. Richard’s parents have been married 62 years and are still going strong. I believe in the institution of marriage and highly recommend that people truly commit to their relationships and tie the knot when they meet the right person.
When I graduated from college, my roommate said to me, “Linda, let’s become matchmakers.” She and I had successfully set up many couples during our college years. Since I knew that my parents expected me to get a “real” job, I ultimately declined. Fast forward 30 years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue my passion: helping people find their love for life while giving to charity. It’s what I love and what I do best – especially with Liz.
Liz Murad Waters
I was born and raised on the west side of Los Angeles. I attended Westlake School for Girls (before it became Harvard-Westlake), and then went on to study anthropology at Tulane University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, I became interested in pursuing a career in law and went on to study law at Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas. After passing the bar, I practiced law in Dallas for several years before opening up my own firm in Los Angeles. During those early years in practice, I met Andy, who I married in 2002. After the birth of our children, Lilly and Travis, I decided to stay home to be with our kids.
I have always loved “matching” people, whether for a job, a tennis partner, a housekeeper/nanny, or a friend, but my favorite, by far, was matching people for love.
About a year ago, the idea that this could actually be a business just clicked. Timing was right – both of my kids were in school all day, and I had the perfect partner, Linda!
Our goal is to help people find the love we have found and to marry the personal good of a true match with the social good of giving back, by donating a portion of our fee to charity.