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

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Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

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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

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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

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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

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Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

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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

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August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Chef Sebastien Rondier: Executive Chef, Brabo Brasserie

A native of Southwest France, Sebastien Rondier is classically trained in French cuisine and has expanded his culinary talent over the last 14 years in America. After graduating from CFA Hotellerie DAX in France, Rondier held various kitchen roles in such acclaimed restaurants as Le Bristol by Michel Del Burgo, Michelin-starred Taillevent, and Michelin-starred Le Louis XV Restaurant by Alain Ducasse. Rondier continued to work closely with Alain Ducasse as executive sous chef at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House in New York City, executive sous chef at Adour at St. Regis in New York City, executive chef at Benoit New York, chef de cuisine at miX On The Beach at W Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, and executive chef at Adour at St. Regis in Washington, D.C.

Rondier also served as a task-force chef for Kauai Grill at St. Regis in Princeville, Hawaii. From 2015 to 2016, Rondier served as executive chef at After Peacock Room in D.C. and a private chef for Fertitta Enterprise in Las Vegas. During this time, Rondier also won the television competition on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” in the episode entitled “I Love It When You Call Me Big Papaya.”In February 2017, Rondier brought his global culinary talents to Brabo Brasserie in Old Town Alexandria. As executive chef, he leads the culinary team, offering sophisticated cuisine that is inspired by French techniques and flavors and made with the highest-quality ingredients. His seasonal menu is complemented by an extensive wine list and carefully crafted cocktails. Rondier continues the well-established tradition of Brabo Brasserie as an Old Town favorite known for its neighborly friendliness, superior service, and exceptional food.

What do you love most about Your City?

The European feel and the absence of high-rise buildings. I love being able to run around and visit the Old Town Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. I also enjoy walking and biking by the water. The airport and Washington, D.C. are only 10 minutes away. Annapolis is just 45 minutes away, and if I want to go fishing in the Chesapeake, it’s a short one-hour drive.  

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I would describe my taste in breakfast as classic. A great steak & eggs dish with homemade potatoes, breakfast sausages, and hot sauce is my favorite. I finish it off with black coffee and a bloody Mary.

My favorite restaurants are Chef Gaston Acurio’s in Lima. I have tried three of his places and really love the flavor profile of Peruvian cuisine.

What are you doing at?

6:00 AM – I am in the kitchen opening and starting the day, which includes making all sauces, butchering, receiving deliveries, and making sure all is consistent and quality controlled. When I’m able to prep from 6 am to 12 pm, it gives me most of the day to focus on emails, events, banquets, clients, and more.

10:00 AM - I am already on my fourth cup of coffee, probably eating a scrambled egg and a couple of slices of bacon.

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

Give me a big Panzanella salad topped with avocado and I am a happy camper.

7:00 PM – I am focused on dinner service.

11:00 PM – I could be eating a jam-filled madeleine or taking a shower. Before bed, I’m either reading books about surfcasting for striped bass on the East Coast or watching Netflix.

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

Coffee, coffee, and two glasses of milk before bed.

My day off? Coffee and depending on the weather and the mood, Ricard or wine to end the day.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account.


What should everyone try at least once?

Invite yourself to a private event. I promise no one will pay attention to you (hardly).

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

By the water. It could be the Cape Cod Canal or anywhere at the beach. Water brings me peace and a bit of nostalgia and mystery.