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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Chef Perry Pollaci: Executive Chef, Castaway

Born in New York, Chef Perry Pollaci has more than 20 years of culinary experience. With a family history deeply rooted in the hospitality industry, he started his journey bussing tables and washing dishes in his parents’ restaurant. Aged 19, Pollaci enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he fell in love with fine dining. Upon graduation, Pollaci began working with notable New York City chefs, including Michael Mina, Richard Farnabe, Caesar Ramirez, John Johnson, and Geoffrey Zakarian, encompassing lifelong learnings.

After traveling around Europe to internationalize his skills, working at restaurants La Tour D’ Argent, Senderens, and Restaurante Arce, Pollaci returned to the United States where he worked as a private chef in New York and The Hamptons, before moving to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles he served as Executive Sous Chef under David Feau at Kendall’s Brasserie for the institutional Patina Restaurant Group. Changing roles, Pollaci went on to act as Chef de Cuisine at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, before joining The Royce at the iconic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Most recently, Pollaci acted as Executive Chef of Firefly, a Studio City staple. Adding to Pollaci’s notable professional achievements, are his two wins of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. In 2018, Pollaci became Executive Chef of Castaway, offering a new culinary experience to diners. His creativity and endless pursuit of providing excellence has led Pollaci to renovate the menu to be steak-forward and seasonally inspired.

What do you love most about Your City?

“Los Angeles is very much alive. There’s always something to do in each L.A. pocket, whether it be new shows, theater or restaurants. From Downtown to Santa Monica, each one has something different to offer.”

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

“Pancakes from The Griddle Café.”

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – “Sleeping.”

10:00 AM – “I wake up at around 7:00 a.m. and do the morning routine with my son. We hang out and I drop him off at school and then get ready for work.”

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

“I don’t eat breakfast and I’ll usually pack a lunch.”

7:00 PM -   “At work in the middle of service, expediting the line.”

11:00 PM - “Finishing up service and prepping for the next day. At 11:00, I’m usually recapping with my Sous and discussing new ideas for dishes to serve tomorrow.”

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

“I live off coffee, I can drink 2 quarts a day in deli cups. My friend recently gave me Death Wish coffee and now I’m hooked.”

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Youtube or Netflix. I love to watch and take inspiration from other Chefs.”

What should everyone try at least once?

“Foie Gras. Or Sky diving.”

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

“I can get lost in Amoeba Music for hours”