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 Tawni Benick: Executive Chef, Maman NYC

Tawni Benick found her culinary beginnings in her hometown of Portland, OR, where she worked extensively in gluten-free and vegan fare. In 2013, Tawni was instrumental in opening the Portland health-food staple, Harlow, alongside the owner and Chef, where she worked as Sous Chef for two years. In 2015, Tawni relocated with her partner to Nashville, TN where she eventually became the Chef de Cuisine at The Post East, a gluten-free bakery, café, and light-fare restaurant nestled in the beautiful Lockeland Springs neighborhood of East Nashville. Tawni’s inspirations are rooted in tradition - from her family’s Italian heritage to the perfection and nuance of French baking - she believes food should be whole and articulate and that flavor and nutrition are not mutually exclusive. Tawni has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, where she found solace in the time, delicacy, and scrupulousness devoted to the nourishment of the community. Tawni moved to NYC in August, 2017 and is now the Executive Chef for maman, where she executes a similar European sensibility of cuisine and culture in her food.

What do you love most about Your City?

I love being able to walk everywhere. Sometimes I will set off on foot without a specific goal or destination in mind, and just take in the architecture and explore new neighborhoods.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Brooklyn: Olea--the olea breakfast plate (tzatziki, fattoush, eggplant salad, olives, onion and herb scrambled eggs and pita. sometimes i’ll get home fries on the side too!)

Portland: Sweedeedee--Egg Sandwich circa 2014 (Amazing house made bread, avocado, sharp white cheddar, Aioli, shaved lettuce, baked egg)

(Brunch at maman. Photo credit to Victoria Morris)

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Hitting snooze on my alarm clock

10:00 AM - On my 2nd cup of coffee, this time iced. Helping organize the walk-in from deliveries, or prep for lunch rush

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

Superiority Burger--1 Megamouth and the burnt broccoli salad

7:00 PM - Having drinks with my husband at one of our favorite patio bar spots in brooklyn, or cooking dinner at home

11:00 PM - (Hopefully) Asleep in bed with my cat Louis and husband Eric

(marche maman outdoor garden patio. Photo credit to Hortense Catteau)

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

One Hot americano to start, then usually a second, iced, coffee later. In the evening, either a craft

IPA beer (love you Bells Brewery) or a glass of Pinot Noir or least 2 or 3....

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?


What should everyone try at least once?

Working in the service industry.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Italian cities