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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Maribel Alvarez: Founder, Altima Palm Beach

Maribel Alvarez forged strong international relationships as a result of her education at Le Rosey in Switzerland, Duke and Georgetown Universities. Fluent in four languages, she continued to hone her skills and cultivate relationships while serving as Costa Rican Delegate at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York. Maribel founded Altima in 2000 as a Private Relations© and concierge firm catering to a network of wealthy and powerful individuals across the globe. Altima emerged as a marketing services and public relations firm, specializing in luxury brands, real estate and event management. Clients such as the The Related Group of Florida, Emilio Pucci, Vilebrequin, Harry Winston, Gstaad Palace, Royal Bank of Canada have utilized Altima’s network and services to build their clientele and sales.

Maribel also founded the highly successful quarterly luxury magazine, 95 East. As publisher and executive editor, she garnered renown as entrepreneurial and creative. Its success inspired the launch of Altima Elite, a subscriber-based social platform offering results-driven Affinity Marketing opportunities brands seeking an international private wealth target audience 

What do you love most about Your City?  

After living on the Island for 15 years, I moved downtown 11 years ago and love the convenience of downtown living with the Island perks a bridge away.  But the best part of living here by far is the fact my children and grandson are all within a 30 mile radius.... My less ‘cheesy’ answer will have to be the airport. I do lots of traveling and it’s tough to beat PBI!  Oh and the Brightline!  It’s a game changer for meetings in Miami! 

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Benny’s on the Beach at Lake Worth Pier has become synonymous with long brunches with friends, family and out of town guests.... Benny’s Salmon Eggs Benedict is amazing!

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  Off season, hopefully sleeping.   During peak season I may be in the midst of my morning meditation or on a conference call with an international client

10:00 AM -  usually at my computer or on the phone

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot?

I’m not a creature of habit by nature, however I do find my lunching rotation is pretty consistent. Pistache, Bice and Pizza al Fresco .... all have great food, a great vibe and just never disappoint!

7:00 PM - When I’m out and about in the evenings it is usually for a work related event. When it isn’t, I can often be found enjoying Meat Market’s extended Happy Hour with friends.   Game night, whether at my house or at a friend’s, is another favorite evening activity.  During Peak season, if I’m not hosting, I’m probably hibernating for the evening catching up on strength or catching up on emails. 

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

My morning smoothie—spinach, coconut water, pineapple, bananas, ginger and turmeric.  I’ll fill up two bottles and enjoy my second one in the afternoon.

My end of day guilty pleasures One with Life Organic Tequila, splash of soda, mint and lime on the rocks,

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Insight timer and Amazon Prime provide me with my needed dose of instant gratification. Insight Timer at least once sometimes twice a day for morning  and evening meditations.  I’m addicted! Amazon prime because I love being able to shop as soon as I remember I need something.

So many of my Instagram friends constantly travel to off the beaten track places. I can’t get enough of their photos and keep adding to my bucket list for my long term gratification.  Favorite Instagram account?  Switzerlandgoodvibes It always takes me to my happy place!

What should everyone try at least once?

Immersing oneself in a culture that is not one’s own.   and really really good dark green olive oil.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

If alone, I love getting lost on Swiss Alpine trails… you follow the yellow signs and end up yet another quaint village.  and no predators! Only Cows!

With a like-minded travel companion? Pretty much anywhere (safe).  My best meals, experiences times and stories start with getting lost in European towns during my adolescent years..