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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Stephan Paternot: Co-Founder & CEO, Slated

Stephan Paternot is a pioneering CEO who combines deep expertise in technology, film, and finance into one offering as the Co-Founder/CEO of Slated. In 2010, Stephan co-founded Slated, the world’s first online film finance marketplace. In 2014 he became CEO after relocating Slated to Los Angeles.As of 2018, over half of this year’s Sundance Film Festival selections and Oscar-nominated films were made by Slated members in producing, directing, and writing roles.

Stephan started two more companies that served as inspiration for Slated. He is the co-founder of PalmStar, a film production and financing company started in 2004, which has produced and financed 30+ films including HEREDITARY (2008), COLLATERAL BEAUTY (2016), and SING STREET (2016). Stephan is also the founder and general partner of the Actarus Funds. Founded in 2002, these angel funds have backed such companies as LendingClub, Indiegogo, AngelList, and Digital Currency Group. In 1994, Stephan co-founded the internet’s first community site as a Cornell undergraduate and played an important role in shaping modern social media networks. became one of most trafficked sites in the world, with nearly 10% of all internet users visiting the site monthly. The company made stock market history in 1998 with a record-setting IPO and a valuation of over $1 billion. 1999 Stephan won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and in 2001, published “A Very Public Offering," a non-fiction business book detailing his experience at

Stephan is featured in the Valley of the Boom, National Geographic’s upcoming six-part limited series about the ’90s tech bubble from Director, Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies) and Executive Producer, Arianna Huffington. He is one of the three central storylines as the co-founder of which was the first ever social networking site - 10 years before Facebook. He's also interviewed in the show alongside luminaries and tech titans such as Arianna and Mark Cuban.

What do you love most about Your City?

That’s easy, the climate and landscape. I love that LA was built in a desert, surrounded by hills, canyons, countless palm-trees, nature and blue sky everywhere you go.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Eggs benedict, hash-browns, a side of brioche french toast with maple syrup, and  a killer cappuccino.  Sunday brunch at Soho House West Hollywood is the bomb.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – browsing the news on my phone, trying to get my brain working.

10:00 AM - catching up on all the Slack activity from our offshore developers who’ve been working the night shift.

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

Soho House west hollywood. The lunch buffet in the garden restaurant is pretty special.

7:00 PM -  I’m in dad mode, feeding my 18-month old daughter, reading her bedtime stories, singing her some favorite anime theme songs from my childhood, and putting her to sleep.

11:00 PM - Nodding off in bed after watching reruns of Archer and Rick & Morty.

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

I’ve become a total coffee snob the past few years. Gotta have just the right roasted espresso beans. Always double shot, with Oatly milk frothed just right. One first thing in the morning, and a booster shot in the afternoon.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Slack for work. Twitter for news. SpaceX, NASA, Nat Geo, ZachKing on Instagram.

What should everyone try at least once?

Acting class. You will learn about yourself from such a unique vantage point, it will blow your mind. I went to the Baron Brown School in Santa Monica, dipped my toe in with a 6-week program, got hooked and committed to their 2 year program. Life. Altering.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

If you mean this literally… in data (nerd alert!).  It’s always daunting at first, but eventually finding patterns and making sense of it is always fulfilling.  If you mean  this figuratively... an epic sci-fi adventure. Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash is one of my all time favorite reads, more recently Sci-Fi channel’s The Expanse series (season 4 coming soon to Amazon Prime!).