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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Chryssa Zizos: Founder & CEO, Live Wire Media Relations

Before she turned 20, Chryssa Zizos served two Congressional appointments, one at the U.S. Capitol as a Page, and a second with South Korea’s National Assembly, crafting messaging and speech writing. Following her graduation from Eastern Kentucky University Zizos began her career as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s publicist working with the Chairman of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She continued her work in the media on both the publicist and reporting sides, working as a freelance journalist, writing for publications such as Sports Illustrated, Shape Magazine, and Women’s Sports and Fitness. Zizos opened Live Wire Media Relations in 1998 on the belief media relations should be built on intimate relationships, a nimble team and delivering unprecedented results. From Benghazi to business strategy, from cybersecurity to psychiatric counseling, Chryssa Zizos has counseled clients on a broad range of critical public relations issues and has emerged as the go-to source on how the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates are using the media and social platforms to persuade and influence the public. Her clients reach to the highest levels of business and government.

As founder and CEO of Live Wire Media Relations, LLC, Zizos has been at the epicenter of some of the country’s most recognizable public affairs campaigns, including the merger of MCI-WorldCom; Girl Power, the national award-winning public education campaign established to raise young girls’ self-esteem; and the launch of the influential Princeton Project on National Security led by the Director of Policy Planning under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the wake of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, Zizos provided guidance and counsel to the president of Bechtel Corporation’s nuclear power division in preparation for briefings with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the White House.

What do you love most about your city?

Washington D.C. is full of symbolic majesty. History, power, and politics run in its roots, streets, and architecture. There just isn’t another city quite like it.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Blue Duck Tavern has the best breakfast by far. My personal favorite is an omelet with spinach, goat cheese and tomato chutney – it’s a protein-filled start to what should be a productive day.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Being both a morning person and media professional, I usually indulge in media – flipping through MSNBC, CNN, and FOX News.

10:00 AM – I’m two hours into my work, and I’m usually connecting with my staff and clients to ensure our greatest tasks and needs are actively being addressed.

12:00 PM – A power lunch works well outside in Shirlington. We have several great restaurants, including my favorite, The Carlyle. Power lunches also work well in our office, which is usually a team endeavor.

7:00 PM – Cooking has always been one of my greatest passions. I love to grill steak and pair a nice red wine for a romantic meal, or something fun for a meal with the kids.

11:00 PM – I’m usually unwinding and in bed by 10pm, ready for another productive morning - the early bird gets the worm!

What drink?

I’m pretty simple. I crave a Diet Coke in the morning, I crave a Diet Coke at lunch.

Most used app?

Facebook is by far my most frequently-used app. I truly enjoy seeing and hearing the happiness and experiences my friends and family share.

What should everyone do once?

I think everyone should experience travelling alone with their child, as a unique experience for both of you. Another irreplaceable experience is boating, feeling the wind whip past your face and through your hair.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Really, in only two (but very different) scenarios. The first, in a brainstorming session with no constrains or boundaries – a release of the mind. The second is while exploring a new country – like a puzzle where locals give you hints… but ultimately, you must figure it out!