Rochester native Toni Natalie spent eight years with Keith Raniere. She met him in the 1990s, well before NXIVM began.
At the time, he was running the multi-level marking program Consumers’ Buyline. Natalie bought in, began working with Raniere, and left her then-husband.
“He was very charismatic, very charismatic, and listened,” Natalie said. “Keith, if he has any quality that has gotten him to where he is today, he listens.”