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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Douglas Segal: Film Producer & Author, "Struck, A Husband's Memoir"

Douglas Segal served as co-producer of the feature films Three Kings and City of Angels. He also worked on the feature films Fallen, 12 Monkeys, and Scooby Doo, and produced the feature film Bulletproof Monk. On the television side, Segal has written and produced shows for Fox, Fox 21, the CW, and Disney and has been a writer, producer, director, and/or showrunner of series for Animal Planet, History, A&E, and The Travel Channel. Projects he has been involved in have been nominated for Golden Globe, Grammy, and People’s Choice awards, and many have won Teachers’ Choice and Parents’ Choice awards. A graduate of New York University, Segal also authored the children’s book I Can Go to School. He lives in Los Angeles with Susan and their children, Michael and Alyce. 

What do you love most about Your City?

After having lived in New York City for about 11 years, I’ve now lived in Los Angeles for the past 27. We recently moved from Hollywood to an area called Pacific Palisades, and I not only love being close to the beach, but also how walk-able it is. That’s one thing I miss about New York compared to LA, where so much of life is spent in a car. And as cliché as it sounds, it’s hard not to love the weather here and the fact that in the morning I can take a dip in the ocean and in the afternoon be skiing in the mountains.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Breakfast is my favorite meal – eggs benedict or fresh blueberry pancakes with Vermont maple syrup. I also love a good bagel, cream cheese and lox, and for that, Nate & Al’s is my restaurant of choice. The great Jewish delis have seen a huge decline over the years. Hopefully, they won’t become extinct.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I tend to do a lot of night shoots, so oftentimes at 6:00am I’m just getting home and going to bed.

10:00 AM – If I’m not in production, the morning is a great time for me to write, catch up on emails and go to the gym.

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

As a writer, I’m often working at home, but when I do go out, it’s The Fig or 1 Pico on the Westside, but I’ll always travel for sushi at SUGARFISH.  

7:00 PM - My favorite thing is having dinner at home with my wife and kids.

11:00 PM – The late night is another great time for writing. Quiet with very few distractions.

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

I’ve never been a coffee drinker; it gets me too wired. So my drink throughout the day and even at the end of the day is just good ole water.  

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Living in Los Angeles, of course it’s Waze. At peak traffic times, it can take an hour and a half to go a mere few miles, so anything that can help cut that down is critical. However, I must say that sometimes I think the app is trying to kill me by directing me to cut across 4 lane intersections or take impossible left turns.

What should everyone try at least once?

Anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone. That doesn’t necessarily mean jumping out of an airplane or free climbing up a rock face, but trying to say “yes” to things rather than reflexively just saying “no.” Task risks. The rewards are worth the chance of failure.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In music. I’m one of the last people on earth that still buy CDs, so I love milling around Amoeba Music and flipping through new releases as well as old. My other favorite “get lost spot” is a guitar shop. I just love the instrument, and the moment I buy a new one for the collection, I immediately have my eye on the next. Commonly known as GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome)!