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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Sharon Reis: Founder & Principal, The Reis Group

Sharon Reis is a 25-year veteran of the public relations industry who has long been dedicated to representing top-tier clients in health and social causes. In June 2016, Sharon founded The Reis Group, which was named finalist for Best New PR Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report in 2017 and the Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter in 2018. Her team of 12 works for numerous clients that include the nation’s leading health systems, nonprofits, medical societies, corporations, research institutes, and foundations. Recognized as a finalist for Washington Women in Public Relations’ Women of the Year, Sharon’s campaigns are grounded in research and consistently achieve success through her expertise in positioning, messaging, and media.

What do you love most about Your City?

I love that people in D.C. are so clearly in tune with current events both in the U.S. and around the globe. I am always impressed with the new people I meet and love the passion for public service that permeates the Washington community.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

One of my colleagues recently introduced me to Panera’s breakfast souffles, and they are amazing! I didn’t know what I was missing.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I begin almost every day with sweating. I am either finishing up a 5 a.m. workout class, running through my neighborhood, or lifting weights at the gym. One secret to my routine is that I've pursued fitness with one of my closest friends for more than a decade--and I know she’ll be waiting for me at the end of my driveway, so I have to get out of bed or face her wrath!

10:00 AM – By now, my day is at full speed and usually jam-packed. I could be on client calls, mentoring my colleagues, meeting with our director of operations on running the business, or heading to the airport to fly to a client meeting in another state.

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

I have two favorite spots and they are across the street from each other: The Tabard Inn and Iron Gate. They are Dupont Circle institutions, and I often feel like I am magically transported to a European café when I am eating at either one.

7:00 PM – I am home with my family, getting dinner together with my husband, driving my daughters to sports or school activities, or discussing their homework.

11:00 PM – I am asleep! I love mornings, so I go to bed around 10 p.m. and get up before the sun rises.

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

Coffee is my drink of choice. I love it and don’t ever want to live without it. In February, I decided to start drinking it black and adjusted to it pretty quickly, and thought I actually liked it. However, when I took vacation in August, I absentmindedly put cream in my coffee on the first day away and realized just how much I loved it, missed it, and needed it back in my life! Cream really does make coffee taste better. My favorite cup is from my local coffee shop called Greenberry’s.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I am a very loyal person, so when something works, I tend to stick with it, and that explains my app of choice - Words with Friends. I play it only with my sisters and their husbands, and I view it as a way to keep us connected. (I don’t win all the time, but I usually do, which, I confess, makes it extra fun.)

What should everyone try at least once?

Saying ‘yes’ to something you are resisting or fearing. Getting out of your comfort zone is always hard, but I find the more I resist an activity or a person, the worse it gets. So, say yes to something or someone you have been avoiding. You just might be surprised by what happens.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I enjoy getting lost in meditation. I discovered the practice more than five years ago and it changed my life. It provides clarity on life’s challenges and calms the mind. When I am practicing regularly, I find meditation wholeheartedly facilitates better decision-making and stirs creativity. However, the more stressed or busy I am, the harder it is to meditate. And, since no one has ever referred to me as relaxed and easy-going, it is a constant struggle, but well worth the effort.