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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Jill Nelsen: Broker, The Agency

With a reputation for impeccable negotiation and communication skills, Jill Nelsen’s instinct, vision and talent for seeing the potential in a property distinguishes her amongst Southern California’s foremost real estate agents. Jill represents clients in the most prestigious neighborhoods of Montecito, Malibu and Los Angeles, establishing relationships with the areas preeminent architects, builders and artisans. Her energy, integrity, and love for the region’s exceptional natural beauty and distinctive properties have earned her the loyalty and respect of her clients, many of whom she is proud to call friends.  Bringing more than twelve years of real estate experience and sales training from Sotheby’s and Christie’s International to The Agency, Jill’s expertise extends far beyond that of a typical agent.

The founder of Jill Nelsen Design, a boutique firm specializing in interior design and remodeling, Jill has extensive experience managing residential and commercial projects from inception to completion. Leveraging her design and marketing background with her real estate prowess, she guides clients through every step of the buying and selling process and beyond. Jill has a deep affinity for nature. When she is not serving her clients in real estate, she enjoys the beach, hiking in the mountains above Santa Barbara, travel, discovering new artists, and curating contemporary art.

What do you love most about Your City?

I split my time between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.. definitely not a bad gig! I love the insanely good climate, the natural beauty and an ever- expanding range of friends who are creative, open and inspiring.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Croft Alley’s house-made yoghurt with chlorophyll and fresh berries (behind Alfred coffee on Melrose Place) is addictive; Gjusta in Venice, or in Montecito, Bree’Osh has the most delicious locally roasted coffee and soft scrambled eggs served with local greens.

I can’t get enough local, organic green juice so Juice Ranch, AH Juice or Erewhon’s juice bar…are daily stops.  

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  honestly? Sleeping. I tend to stay up late and start my day around 7:30.

10:00 AM -  I am in full work mode – emails, calls, showing houses, research, scheduling appointments or at a remodel meeting.

I LOVE what I do and love working with my colleagues at THE AGENCY. I am inspired by and grateful to be a part of this team of super successful brokers, starting with our founders Mauricio Umansky, Billy Rose, Santiago Arana, Paul Lester and our exceptionally talented design, marketing, PR and development teams.

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

Walley’s on Canon Drive, Zinque on Melrose, Soho House, the Chateau Marmot...

… I have many favorites!

7:00 PM – Drinks and dinner either at home or out with friends, colleagues or clients. I love to cook but there’s something about the bustle of a restaurant, the clanging dishes, the people, the service, the atmosphere… I just love it.  Favorites are Pace in Laurel Canyon, Arigato, The Monarch Montecito, Little Door Santa Barbara, SY Kitchen and Gjelina.

11:00 PM – I’m usually back on my computer… this is a 24/7 job but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I always fit in some yoga before bed. After years of practice, the moment I’m on my mat, I’m in meditation.

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

I start with a latte made with homemade organic almond or brazil nut milk, raw honey and Sun Potion’s Lions Mane for enhanced brain function. Depending on the day I add their Rhodiola, Pine Pollen, Yin Power or Macuna Pruriens.. blended with cinnamon for a super-delicious, energizing and balancing herbal tonic.

Throughout the day I drink hot water with lemon or cold water with fresh mint or cucumber, which is refreshing and hydrating.

In the evening, a glass of wine or tequila with lime juice are my favorite choices.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I tend to drive a lot, so I am between Podcasts, Audible and Spotify when I’m not on a call. I have a lot of creative friends whose Instagram accounts are always inspired…

One in particular is my friend Georgia’s @_itsbeautifulhere. Her travel blog has local insights and tips for a lot of places around the globe I look forward to spending time. My spotlight tips for Montecito can be found there as well.

What should everyone try at least once?

Remembering to be fully oneself and to stop worrying what anyone else thinks.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I am very content to be lost in nature.

I love walking or riding bikes, being slightly lost all over lower Manhattan at night. Flying down Madison Ave at midnight on a bicycle, in a dress… I basically couldn’t be happier.

I can also be happily lost at The Broad, the Guggenheim, MOMA, LACMA, or in small galleries anywhere for hours.

Or lost in Paris, which for me is quite easy to do! I am very happy anywhere with winding streets, beautiful architecture and lovely  people.