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

« Dr. Manuel Garcia-Garcia: SVP, Research and Innovation: Global and Ad Effectiveness at the Advertising Research Foundation & Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern | Main | Kino MacGregor: Yoga teacher, Fifth Series Ashtangi, Author, & co-founder of Miami Life Center »

Ron Fondaw: Artist & Professor of Sculpture at the Sam Fox School, Washington University in St. Louis

My NativeAdVantage:


Ron began his career by painting, and produced his first one-person show in a gas station in his hometown when he was eleven years old.  He received a BFA in ceramics from the Memphis College of Art and gained his MFA from the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana. He then moved to take a teaching position in Miami, Florida where he honed his sense of color and discovered that in tropical light, there are no bad colors or color combinations. His interest in art that is integral to our daily lives has lead him to designed and build three houses (so far) including his home and studio in the North Carolina mountains.  His current work is inspired by the leading edge of scientific research as it reveals more about our mind/body relationship and our place in the natural world.

He has received numerous distinctions including a Guggenheim award for sculpture, a Nation Endowment for the Arts and a Pollack/Kransner award. His works can be seen in several major collections around the world Including the Renwick, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC. The Center for Contemporary Art, Vero Beach, FL. The Columbus Museum of Fine Art, OH. The Little Rock Arts Center, AR. and The Museum of North American Ceramics @ the Ceramic Arts Village, Fuping China.

What do you do best?

Get things started. Inertia is a powerful thing to overcome.  I love to brainstorm over ideas and projects. I get excited about sparking interest with others, working together for a common goal weather that is an exhibition building a house or any creative engagement.  When faced with a new project or collaboration with others, I am the one who starts the ball rolling.

What makes you best?

I am made best by others, working together to achieve more than I could ever do alone.  My enthusiasm and excitement for ideas that test my own beliefs, limits and the possibilities of what is. The results are at best a catalyst for further action.

What are your aspirations?

To work within my chosen field (Art) and make a difference in people’s minds and lives. To find a way to express and convey some of the new findings in conative research today. There is a renascence going on that is quietly changing the paradigm of Newtonian physics.

To take my last breath on earth with no regrets.

To be free from beliefs that hold me back.

Biggest Success?

Being able to do what I truly love to do.  I don’t think in terms of big success but rather a series of positive events that have resulted in a successful life and career.  Like Meeting, marring my wife, that lead to rasing two wonderful children and a lot of fun along the way. Like doing Art around the globe that resulted in greater opportunities, meaningful work and lasting friendships.  Lifelong success, that’s big.

Most Challenging Moment?

Wow, a moment is so brief.  That would have to be the moment I met the devil.

Favorite Motto?

Inspiration is a myth, it comes down to hard work and experimentation. “Merce Cunningham”

Favorite people?

Zaha Hadid - Architect  

Muhammad Ali  - Athlete  

Gordon Matta Clark - Artist

Siddhartha – enlightened being

Joe Robert Kirkman – central figure in “Brighten The Corner Where You Are”

Favorite Places?

The creek in front of my home.  

Chaco Canyon

Tiwanaku, Peru

Favorite Products?

My Bosh impact driver.

My Lap top computer.

My Electric tooth brush.

My 750 Night Hawk motor bike.

Current Passions?  

Brainstorming with unbound minds.

Working with my hands to create something that wasn’t there just hours before.

Walking in the woods