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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Colleen Seery: Associate Director, PR | Technology, Media & Telecom, IHS Markit

A public relations and marketing pro with more than 24 years in the high-tech industry, Colleen Seery currently leads the global PR efforts for the Technology, Media and Telecom business line at information provider IHS Markit. In this role, she develops and leads the execution of media relations and communications plans and has oversight responsibility for PR activities. Prior to IHS Markit, Colleen worked at boutique Silicon Valley market research firm Infonetics Research, where she was instrumental in helping propel the company to a Top 5 Most Quoted Analyst Firm (Apollo Research). Previously, she held various roles at telecommunications manufacturers ECI Telecom, Laurel Networks, Ericsson and Marconi, and at software companies CA Technologies and Legent. Colleen has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What do you love most about Your City?

Pittsburgh is a special place. While it is best known for its sports teams and steel mills and bridges, the city is also a hub for healthcare, technology, education, finance and culture. The people are very resilient and authentic. The collapse of the steel industry in the 80s could have done Pittsburgh in, but it did not. The city picked itself up, and to this day continues to adapt to an ever-changing global economy. One of my favorite things about Pittsburgh is the view of the skyline when you enter the city through the Fort Pitt Tunnel. It’s simply unmatched and is even featured in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I don’t often eat a proper breakfast, but I do occasionally enjoy an egg white McMuffin from McDonald’s. (I know, right?) Naming one favorite restaurant is tough because there are many fantastic eateries in Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. But it would have to be Magg’s at the Club at Shadow Lakes, an exceptional fine-dining restaurant near my home. Here, during “Food Friday,” you can get five-star meals in a beautiful golf course setting for only $20. It’s some of the finest cuisine and ambiance available anywhere.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I’m still asleep. I rise at 7:00 a.m. and immediately turn on the news to catch up on what’s happened overnight. Then I start plowing through email from reporters and putting them in touch with our technology subject matter experts.

10:00 AM – Each day is different, really. I can be on a conference call with our product marketing folks or analysts. Or reviewing press releases. Or doing planning for upcoming reports. Or looking at electronic “clips” of media hits. It just depends on what news is breaking that day or what we have going on here at the firm.

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

I eat at my desk most days, and it is usually leftovers from the night before.

7:00 PM -  I’m typically finishing up dinner and checking in on CNN. There’s a theme here – I’m a newshound.

11:00 PM – I’ll take one last look through email and Facebook and start getting ready for bed (although I usually don’t fall asleep until around 12:30 a.m.; I like to catch the late-night shows).

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

It used to be cola, but I’m trying to give it up and now only have it occasionally. This is a really hard thing, because I really enjoy it. And I miss the caffeine. Now I drink lots and lots of purified water.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Facebook, hands down. I haven’t really gotten into Instagram.

What should everyone try at least once?

International travel. I’ve been very fortunate to travel to some awesome places, including Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, the UK, Israel, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and Canada. Travel is good for the mind and soul.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Binge-watching a great series on Netflix, Prime Video or Hulu.