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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Ghislaine Viñas: Interior Designer

Ghislaine Viñas has always enjoyed looking at things from a different angle — placing things upside down and giving them a little shake. Born in the Netherlands and growing up in South Africa influenced the way she looks at the world and how she approaches her work in residential, commercial, hospitality and product design. Ghislaine studied interior design at Philadelphia University and established her design firm in New York City in 1999. Her projects have garnered numerous design awards and have been published nationally and internationally. Ghislaine continues to be inspired by the world around her and intends to continue shaking things up.

What do you love most about NYC?

I’ve been living in NYC for 28 years and it still feels exciting and fresh.  I love how multi-cultural the city is and how we live our lives talking and living side by side with people from all over the world.  In a country where it feels like people are afraid of foreigners, New Yorkers embrace multiculturalism. I ride my bike to the office every morning and it’s the most energizing way to start my day.  I simply love NYC.

Favorite Meal?

We’re a bunch of food snobs in NYC because we know we have the best restaurants.  High or low end, this is foodie paradise.  My  favorite meal out of the apartment is simple and down to earth and it’s always with my family and often friends. Our neighborhood Italian has a fantastic intimate ambiance, great food and great service and you can always get a seat. Simplicity has become key in my busy life so I really appreciate Terra in Tribeca.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – sleeping and usually having a crazy dream. I’m very lucky, my husband brings me a cup of coffee in bed every morning at 7. He’s been doing this for as long as we have been married.

10:00 AM - There is absolutely nothing routine about my life or my personality so there’s really no guarantee I’m doing any of the following, but chances are;  I’m either in the office meeting with my team or I may be meeting with clients or on a job site. I travel quite often since we have projects all over the country so I’m often on a two or three day trip to one of the projects.

12:00 PM - Its lunch time!!!  I always get the exact same salad from an Italian restaurant right next to our office.  Spinach, carrots, tomatoes, grilled chicken, carrots and peppers with olive oil and vinegar.  And I always ask them not to put the salad in a bag! (I hate how wasteful we are with plastic bags)

7:00 PM -  At this time I am either just getting home to my girls and husband Jaime, who is usually cooking.  Although a big part of me wants to go and shut myself in a closet as soon as I get home to get some “me” time, I’m always happy to catch up with my girls and find out about their day.  My oldest daughter just left for college so our family got a little smaller.  If she wasn’t so ridiculously happy at College, I might feel a little sad. Is following your kids on Instagram when they go off to college is a good idea…?

11:00 PM - At 11pm I’m tucked in bed either wasting time catching up on social media or binge watching a show with my daughters knowing  we should go to bed but deciding if we should watch just one more episode.

Favorite Drink?

Manhattan, straight up with Bourbon.

Where do you enjoy getting lost in NYC?

I really love biking around the Lower East Side and Chinatown.  Last week I went to meet friends on a street called Monroe Street…I have never heard of that street!  I moved to TriBeCa 28 years ago when people didn’t know where that was either and now it’s so popular. I like how unfamiliar the LES is to me and that I am always discovering little unknown gems.