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

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

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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

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

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August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Chef Cedric Maupillier: Owner/Chef, Convivial

Chef Cedric Maupillier began his culinary journey at the ripe age of 15 in Toulon.  Humble beginnings at Levilly Bakery and Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris sparked a passion in the industry that led him back to school where he received his BA in Restaurant & Hotel Management. Upon graduating, Maupillier picked up and moved to England where he quickly proved himself working under noted chef Julian Clauss-Ehlers, as well as staging in several Michelin rated chefs’ kitchen. He later returned to France to work for few years at the 3 Michelin Stars rated La Cote St. Jacques and at the Relais & Chateaux’s Du Pralon.

The chef’s next move was across the pond where he parlayed his experience into a position at the Ritz Carlton’s Maestro in 2002 under the leadership of Fabio Trabocchi.  From there Maupillier went to work for the famed Michel Richard at Citronelle as the executive sous chef, eventually moving on to assist Richard in the developing and opening of his latest project as Executive Chef and got rewarded in 2008 James Beard Best New Restaurant Central until about two years ago when he left to do some culinary research abroad (vacation…).  When the chef returned to D.C. he met restaurateur Saied Azali who was opening a new restaurant in Adams Morgan, Mintwood Place, where Maupillier continues to serve as Executive Chef.

At Mintwood Place, his hard work has shown through the accolades. Mintwood Place and he have garnered: Washington Post and Washingtonian 3 star reviews, Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef: Mid-Atlantic, nominated for Chef of the Year at the RAMMYS in 2013/14/15 and took home Best New Restaurant in 2013, Best Brunch in 2014 and Best Upscale Casual Restaurant in 2015 , was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic in 2013/14/15 and Best New Restaurant in 2014 and included in Conde Nast Traveler’s 70 best new restaurants in the world in 2013.

In November 2015, Chef Maupillier, with business partner Saied Azali, opened Convivial Restaurant in the Washington, DC Shaw neighborhood. Since its opening, Convivial and Maupillier have garnered accolades including a 3 star review from the Washington Post, 3.5 star review from the Washingtonian, and he was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic for the fourth year in a row. At Convivial, Chef Maupillier incorporates both French and American influences, a fitting combination to his dual citizenship, as he became a U.S. citizen in February of this year.

What do you love most about Your City?

I like that it feels like a small town. Very clean. I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of very educated people.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

My favorite restaurant to go have breakfast is the Unconventional Dinner. I get the egg sandwich.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Still sleeping

10:00 AM - Working out

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

My days usually do not allow me to go out to lunch. Most of the time for lunch, I sit down and have family meal with my staff.

7:00 PM -  In the restaurant. Sometimes cooking on the line, some nights in the dining room engaging with guests.

11:00 PM - Heading home from the restaurant or walking my dog, Freckle.

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

Lots of water! (and maybe a glass of wine after a long day_

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Mosted used app: Dark Sky (should we open the patio???)

Favorite Instagram Account: Convivial – I love seeing the dishes from the guest’s perspective.

What should everyone try at least once?

Working in a restaurant for more than a few weeks. Or any sort of customer service job. It teaches you a lot about people and how to be a better guest.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In my dreams.