WINNER OF THE BIG SHOT WITH BETHENNY ON HBOMAX
Milokssy Resto is as unique as her name. Born and raised in Harlem Heights, she is the product of a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. Growing up, Milokssy and her older sister Carmen were no strangers to the tough economic times of Harlem in the early 1980’s, but her life never seemed lacking. Her parents, Ramon and Daisy Gonzalez, worked hard to provide a suitable life for their two girls.
Her parents instilled a deep sense of pride in work, drive and perseverance, a family creed Milokssy never took lightly.
After Milokssy graduated high school, while traveling, Milokssy accompanied her friend to a business meeting. She advocated for her friend’s best interest and was able to negotiate a comfortable settlement for her friend. Unknowingly, Milokssy garnered the attention of Richard Parsons, the CEO of AOLTimeWarner, who was also present at the meeting. He was so impressed by her moxie, that he offered her a job anytime she needed it. A few years later, she took him up on his offer.
Beginning her corporate career under the tutelage of Richard Parsons at AOLTime Warner, it wasn’t long before Milokssy quickly moved up the ranks. Her mentors include, Courteney Monroe (former CEO of National Geographic), Pamela Levine (former Chief Marketing Officer of HBO and president at 20th Century Fox) and others in the entertainment business.
Currently, Milokssy resides with her husband Chris and their two boys, Christian and Phoenix and 170 pound Italian Mastiff in New York.
Of all the executive titles she’s held, Mom is by far the toughest and most satisfying gig.