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


Ryan Schneider: Chief Brand Officer, Insomniac Games

Ryan Schneider is the Chief Brand Officer of Insomniac Games.

What do you love most about Your City?

There are so many ways I can answer this question! The weather. The beach. The Lakers and Dodgers. But I’m going to say it’s the Mexican food. I’ve traveled fairly extensively through my life and career. I think LA has the best Mexican food I’ve ever tasted, anywhere. (Tucson is in that conversation for me too though.)

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

This is boring but it’s the eggs, bacon and pancakes combo at Corner Bakery in Sherman Oaks. Also known as “The Brown Place” by my three-year-old daughter. Sometimes she dresses up in her princess costumes and we walk there to eat together before I drive her to pre-school. So it’s less about the food itself and more about the experience of dining with little royalty!

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Most days I’m either in the pool or on my bike trainer using Zwift, trying to beat someone up a hill climb.

10:00 AM – Though I’ve been up for hours and working remotely, I’m settling into my desk at Insomniac and doing a quick triage assessment for the day. Things have been especially busy with our recent launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4. #shamelessplugs

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

I’ll usually eat at our on-campus commissary. But if I’m not there, you’ll often find me either at Tacos Casita el Carbon in Burbank or Casa Granada, also nearby the studio in Burbank.

7:00 PM -  I’m home from work and spending family time with my wife, Stephanie, and kiddo. We admittedly let our daughter stay up a bit later so we can have more time with her before bed. Lately, our daughter has been standing on an unopened large package of paper towels as her “stage” to sing and dance as part of what she calls, “special performances.”

11:00 PM – Easiest answer of them all. I’m asleep! Up at 4:45-5 a.m. every day. Definitely a morning person!

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

I drink a lot of water. Probably at least 60 oz a day if I had to guess.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I use the Training Peaks multisport planning and tracking app daily. I coach several age-group endurance sports athletes in addition to my career at Insomniac. The two worlds (video games and triathlon) surprisingly complement each other far more than I ever expected.

What should everyone try at least once?

Optimism! I’ve found that how you choose to see the world is true, whichever way you choose to so. Optimism and determination are a powerful duo.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

This sounds weird, but I enjoy getting lost in full sight. That would be in a proper lap pool, where I’m staring at nothing but a black line beneath me in the middle of a pre-dawn workout.  This is my zen time, and sometimes my clearest thoughts come from that active meditation space.

I’m also partial lately to web-swinging from building to building in a certain videogame. Seriously, if you’re not a game player, don’t knock it ‘til you try it!