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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Gail Moaney is Founding Managing Partner of Finn Partners.

What do you love most about Your City?

First, having been born and raised in NYC, I am very spoiled that I live in a city that never sleeps! There’s an energy that is always present and if you are a native New Yorker, there’s a spirit and resilience that’s just in your bones.

On a grander scale, New York City is just a small part of the immense State of New York! I love exploring Adirondack Park, especially in the fall when we experience the most gorgeous Fall foliage. It’s an outdoor lovers paradise with tremendous colors only found in nature. There’s lots of hiking, kayaking, and you can even treat yourself to a craft beer from Blue Line Brewery in their tasting room that is a renovated car wash.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

As a citizen of the world, I am very fortunate that I get to travel to Jamaica on business. I like to start my day with Jamaica’s world famous Blue Mountain coffee, and the national dish of Ackee and Saltfish. If I am craving a taste of the islands in New York City, I can easily take a cab to Miss Lily’s. They have authentic Jamaican cuisine with great reggae playing in the background.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Answering emails from my colleagues in Asia and Europe as I get ready to head out to catch my 6:50 bus.

10:00 AM – Meeting with my senior staff to review upcoming events + client deliverables to make certain they have whatever support they need to amaze our clients every day.

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

If I’m in Turkey on a business trip, one of my favorite places to have a high-level power lunch is the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. This five-star hotel is a former Ottoman palace and their signature restaurant overlooks the Bosporus and has impeccable food and service. It’s breathtaking – and you will be alert for hours after having Turkish coffee.

7:00 PM - On Mondays I’m conducting my class on Public Relations Specialties in the Masters program at  New York University in the School of Professional Studies. Other evenings are taken up with Client events,  Board meetings and mentoring promising young professionals seeking career advice.

11:00 PM - Catching up on emails, WhatsApp messages and reviewing other digital platforms that I don’t have time for during the busy work day.

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

Definitely I like one cup of hot coffee in the morning that I brew at home... JAMAICA Blue Mountain of course. At the end of the day it varies from a cup of Chinese Ginger tea to a glass of Port on occasion. If I go out, my drink of choice is one Green Apple Martini.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Beautiful Destinations (@beautifuldestinations) has a great mission of having a positive impact on the world and curates stunning shots that are sure to induce wanderlust.

What should everyone try at least once?

Flying in Business Class with Air France. At the lounge, you can enjoy a complimentary Clarins spa treatment and on board they have meals created by Michelin Star chefs including Guy Martin and Regis Marcon. Also, the Champagne will help make any flight a luxurious experience.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Turkey is a fascinating country – the hospitality is second to none, there’s amazing culture and food and so many distinct destinations. You can get lost in a maze of thousands of shops at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar or feel like you’re on the moon when you visit Cappadocia, not to mention the scores of UNESCO and cultural sites where you can go back in time.

Gail’s Career Advice Tips:

I. “Be an instigator and an agent of change. “Upset the apple cart.”  Propose new ways of doing things, new ways of solving old problems. Be the one to ask “what if…” 

II. "Be involved and approachable. Ask yourself: “What can I do with my co-workers and industry colleagues?” Think outside of the org chart, specialty area or discipline, to leverage the power of integration and collaboration in your work.   

III.“Be industrious.”  Pick a specialty area or sector and become an expert in that area.  Be the “go to” person for all things related to your industry. Never stop trying to learn more.  Industries change…don’t get left behind.  Keep up with the trends. Be a visionary.

IV. “Be indispensable.”  Ask yourself what can you do for others?  Be helpful and part of the solution. “Actions speak louder than words.”

V. “Be indivisible.” Consistency in brand “you” is crucial. Each one of us has our own brand and it’s important to treat it responsibly and with care. Everything we do represents our personal brand and our actions or inactions will either strengthen it or dilute it. Like any brand, it may need a refresh from time to time.  Don’t be afraid of change or to learn something new.