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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Fernando Wong: Founder, Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design

Fernando Wong has been called “one of the most influential landscape designers in America” by Elle Décor, “a genius with the soul of a poet” by Garden Design Magazine, a “landscape legend” by Forbes, “the Four Seasons Landscaping genius” by Forbes Travel Guide, and “the creative mind behind Miami’s lushest landscapes” by Architectural Digest.  He and his work have also been featured in the New York Times, House Beautiful, the Wall Street Journal, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Departures, Interior Design and Wallpaper. His commercial projects include the Four Seasons Hotels & Residences at The Surf Club in Miami, with Richard Meier, Joseph Dirand and Lee Mindel, as well as the Four Seasons Palm Beach and the new Four Seasons Resort in Fort Lauderdale where he collaborates with designers Martin Brudnizki and Tara Bernerd.  He also recently completed a new Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel in Savannah called the Perry Lane and is currently working on two projects for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.  

Wong recently undertook a renovation of the landscape for the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach, the design of the sculpture garden at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Museum in Miami’s Design District and the design for a national park for the Bahamian National Trust in Nassau.  He has residential projects around the world and was recognized as one of the top Landscape Architectural Firms in the United States by Ocean Home Magazine. He was chosen as the landscape designer for the inaugural Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, CASACOR Miami and all of the Elle Decor Art Basel Miami Show Houses. He was honored with the prestigious 2018 Lesly S. Smith Landscape Award from the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, as well as a 2018 LUXE Magazine RED Award. He was the youngest recipient of the Design Center of the America’s Star of Design Award for Landscape Architecture in 2011 and has offices in Miami Beach, Palm Beach and Southampton.

What do you love most about Your City?

Palm Beach is small and the people are friendly, eager to meet newcomers, and always up for a party.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Oatmeal with fruit pool side at the Colony Hotel. It doesn’t get better than that!

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I like to start my mornings with a quick yoga session.

10:00 AM – By this time you can find me sketching away at my desk.

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

At 12pm, I am likely still busily sketching away.

7:00 PM – Enjoying a drink (or two) at Buccan.

11:00 PM - Asleep!

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

Perrier Lime Flavored Water - 8 glasses a day.

At the end of the day I like a good glass of Pinot Noir or, if I am really feeling crazy, an Aperol Spritz.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

FlowerChecker app uses real botanists to identify unknown plants and Leafsnap is great for identifying tree species.  

I love Lilly Kwong’s romantic and dreamy Instagram.

What should everyone try at least once?

A helicopter ride to the Hamptons.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The Gardens at the Palace of Versailles.