NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Dean Bender: Founding Partner & President, B/HI

Dean Bender is a founding partner and president of B/HI (formerly Bender/Helper Impact). The agency is a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm that specializes in the development and implementation of corporate and consumer-oriented campaigns for entertainment-based businesses and technology providers for entertainment companies. Having counseled a wide range of entertainment and corporate-related clients over the years, Bender is currently responsible for the agency’s day-to-day operations. In that role, he oversees the agency’s four key practice areas, which include Entertainment Content/Digital Entertainment, Interactive Entertainment/Games/esports, Consumer Products and Consumer Technology. With an in-depth knowledge of the issues, trends and policies related to these areas, Bender provides corporate, branding and product consultation to the entire firm’s roster of clients including Fox Consumer Products, Nexon, Lionsgate Interactive, DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network, CBS, Fandango, IMAX VR, RCA/Technicolor and Magnolia Pictures, among many others.

Prior to the establishment of B/HI, Bender spent the previous decade in executive positions at entertainment-based public relations agencies Rogers & Cowan and ICPR Public Relations. From comprehensive and strategic campaigns to damage and crisis control situations, he has worked closely with such recognizable industry leaders as Rupert Murdoch, Reed Hastings and Al Gore on behalf of 20th Century Fox, Netflix and Current Media, respectively. Bender holds a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from UCLA. He lives with his wife, Janice, in Manhattan Beach, CA. They have two children, Lynnsey Bender Napolitano of Alexandria, VA and Alex Bender, Mountain View, CA.

What do you love most about Your City?

The ability to go from the ocean to the desert or the mountains in two hours.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

My favorite restaurant for consuming my oatmeal is Urth Caffe in West Hollywood -- tons of options to liven up the normally bland oatmeal.

Favorite restaurant in general is a super relaxed and family owned Mediterranean restaurant in the beach town of Hermosa Beach, CA, Poulet du Jour. So fresh. The babaganoush is heavenly.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Deep into a daily fitness routine

10:00 AM – Meeting with a division head of our company

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Our local Italian restaurant, Il Moro – Penné Arrabiatta

7:00 PM -  Most likely viewing my daily one hour of TV on CNN, MSNBC or an original Netflix, Hulu or Amazon program

11:00 PM – Sound asleep

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I’m a late in life coffee drinker so I kick off the day with a caffe au lait and then end the day with a flavored sparkling water. Not much of a weekday alcohol guy.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Twitter, Twitter and more Twitter for my news and industry updates. I’m not on Instagram.

What should everyone try at least once?

Run a marathon. The discipline to prepare is extraordinary.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Love the serenity of a golf course. Most golfers fixate on their game. Not that I don’t but the tranquility and landscape are heaven.