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?

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Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

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Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


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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

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Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

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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

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Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

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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

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Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Rick French: Chairman & CEO, French/West/Vaughan

My NativeAdVert:

Rick French is Chairman & CEO of Raleigh-based French/West/Vaughan, a 12-time National Agency of the Year recipient. He is also co-owner of the Daytona Tortugas, the Advanced A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Rick holds equity investments in nearly a dozen other media, sports and entertainment ventures and he is deeply rooted in the music industry. He is a national trustee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and Teen Cancer America, founded by music icons Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend of The Who. He is also a film producer and financier, with six motion pictures in various stages of completion or development, including the critically acclaimed The True Don Quixote, which had its world premiere last month. He was recently inducted into the N.C. Media and Journalism Hall of Fame.

My Goal of the Day: Forget daily goals. Play the long game instead.

My Thought of the Day: I’m lucky to have the opportunity to do what I do every day.

My Action of the Day: Be Creative. Be Bold.

My Deed of the Day: Be nice to everyone you come in contact with. Life’s too short to deal with jerks or haters.

My Tip of the Day: Listen to Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell again … it has some great life lessons.

My Pic of the Day:

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

The eclectic vibe. We have great restaurant, festival, live music and arts scenes here in the Triangle region so there’s always something fun to choose from. Raleigh has consistently been rated one of the best places to liveba and work in America for a very good reason.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I’m not much of a breakfast person but often make a Bruegger’s Bagels run on weekends.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Sleeping, as I’m always up late.

10:00 AM – Sipping coffee and reading one of five newspapers I read daily, presuming I’m not in a client meeting or responding to emails.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Caffe Luna in Downtown Raleigh, it’s a great Italian restaurant down the block from our headquarters office.

7:00 PM -  I’m probably on a Daytona Tortugas conference call on the drive home. I co-own a minor league baseball team and use the drive time to catch up on team business.

11:00 PM – Likely reading film scripts. I also own a film production company that has six projects completed or in development and am always being pitched new scripts or ideas, so I spend my late evenings reading.

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

Coffee, 4-5 cups a morning. At night I might have a glass of wine or cocktail if I’m out with friends or clients.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Those of my two daughters, Megan and Lauren – it’s the only way I can keep up with their activities, as one lives in NYC and the other is away at college.
Separately I use Apple Music and play multiple games of Words With Friends.

What should everyone try at least once?

Surfing (in Maui).

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

At the beach. I own a home on the North Carolina coast and it’s a great place to get away and decompress.