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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 LittleThings.com

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 Edmunds.com

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 Reputation.com

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

Friday
Jun122015

Peter Shankman: Founder/CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc & Best-Selling Author

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Peter Shankman is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc. a boutique social media, marketing and customer service strategy firm located in New York City with clients worldwide including American Express, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Walt Disney World and many more

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Friday
Jun122015

Andrea Franchini: Director of Events, Partnerships & Development at Hotel Americano

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Bio:

Andrea Franchini is Director of Events, Partnerships & Development of Hotel Americano. A native Italian having worked with the brand for over two years, Andrea exercises a unique creativity

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Friday
Jun122015

Jen Sincero: Best-Selling Author of "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life"

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Jen Sincero is a Bestselling author, speaker and motivational cattle prod who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her public appearances, newsletters, products and books, including her latest: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.

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Friday
Jun122015

Jenan Kazim: Inventor of The Kazbrella

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Bio:

Jenan is the inventor of the KAZbrella. He was born in Cyprus but has made Britain his home for the last 43 years. Inspired by watching British pilots take off from the bases in Cyprus, Jenan graduated from Loughborough University with a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Armed with a Masters Degree,

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Thursday
Jun112015

Lisa Q. Fetterman: Co-Founder & CEO of Nomiku

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Lisa Q. Fetterman is a cofounder and CEO of Nomiku. She, along with her husband and best friend created Nomiku. She was recently named Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30. Lisa’s culinary sensibilities were honed at the best restaurants in the world like Babbo, Jean Georges, and Saison.

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Ben Grynol: Co-Founder & CEO of Top & Derby

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Ben Grynol is co-founder and CEO of Top & Derby; a company that makes design-driven home healthcare products, and aims to change the stigma of disability. Top & Derby’s products help to inspire the self-confidence of people who live with certain challenges

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Shane Leonard: CEO & Co-Founder of Stockflare

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Shane Leonard, CFA: CEO and co-founder of Stockflare. I'm a financial markets junkie at heart and I've worked on the stock market since 1996. In that short time, I've lived 3 booms and busts: the Asian Crisis; the DotCom Bubble, and; the Great Recession

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Tuesday
Jun092015

Aileen Carreon: Director of Sales at The Peninsula Beverly Hills 

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Ms. Aileen Carreon has been Director of Sales at The Peninsula Beverly Hills since January 2008. She previously served as Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Los Angeles with prior experience including sales positions at The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey and Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.

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Monday
Jun082015

Rohan Gunatillake: Founder of Mindfulness Everywhere

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Rohan Gunatillake heads up Mindfulness Everywhere, a studio making remarkable products which combine meditation, technology and design. They are the creators of buddhify, the best-selling mobile meditation app and their new product, Cards for Mindfulness,

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Thursday
Jun042015

Arielle Patrick: Publicist 

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Arielle Patrick works in the Corporate Crisis & Issues Management division at global agency Weber Shandwick. She is on the financial communications / investor relations team, providing counsel to clients on litigation issues, M&A, IPOs and other transactions.

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Wednesday
Jun032015

Bill Rinehart: Founder & CEO of DUFL

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

A groundbreaking serial tech entrepreneur and leader, Bill Rinehart has built and orchestrated successful exits for 5 companies in 15 years, serving as the driving force behind startups and enterprises that have helped shape the Internet as we know it today.

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Tuesday
Jun022015

Jeanette Bronee: Self Nourishment Counselor & Author

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Bio:

Self-nourishment counselor, emotional eating expert and author of new pocket sized handbook, EAT TO FEEL FULL (and Nourish Yourself for Good), Jeanette Bronée has over ten years of experience helping clients overcome their struggles with eating while avoiding the restrictive nature of dieting.

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Monday
Jun012015

Marty Katz: President of Synapse Partnership

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Marty Katz is a branding and marketing strategist and is the President of Synapse Partnership (www.synapsepartnership.com), a marketing consulting firm.  He develops the strategic steps companies that bring seller and buyer together.

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Monday
Jun012015

Andrea Correale: Founder of Elegant Affairs

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Andrea Correale is a self-made event planner and celebrity caterer. Having starting her own company out of her parents basement at the age of 16, Andrea now leads an off premise-catering empire aptly called Elegant Affairs.  She produces all of her parties “on the road,

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Friday
May292015

Rob Fletcher: Founder of ANGT, "America's Next Great Trainer"

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Bio:

Recently honored for “Outstanding Martial Arts Achievement” by Action Martial Arts at the Tropicana Resort and Casino. Recognized by Dr. Robert Goldman, and selected as member of the Global Advisory Board to the International Sports Hall of Fame (www.sportshof.org)

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Friday
May292015

Tim Dunn: Founder of Emotional Escapes

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

When Tim Dunn first started searching for vacation rental properties as a visitor to Provence in the early 90s, he was surprised by the poor quality of advertising, both in terms of images and descriptions. Several years later, after settling in the region,

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Friday
May292015

Richie Cardona: General Manager of Cantina Rooftop

27-year old Richie Cardona was raised in Long Island by his beloved, Salvadorian parents. Cardona’s start in the hospitality industry can be traced back to his childhood, influenced by his Celebrity Chef, father.  Following in his father's footsteps, Cardona began his flourishing career in the restaurant industry at an early age.  The restaurant that got his foot in the door was Calle Ocho. From there, Cardona went on to earn a degree in Accounting.  After gaining operations experience from his post-grad work at an accounting firm, Richie Cardona decided to get back to his roots. He made the decision to pursue a hospitality degree. At the young age of 21, Cardona was already working as the General Manager at Hudson River Café in Harlem.  Cardona also played a major role in his father’s renowned catering business: Cardona Catering. The family business boomed with Richie's help and gained celebrity clients including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Preston Bailey, the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks.  Soon after, Richie and a close friend opened a high-profile event group called Lifestyle Event Group.  This success in the event production world made complete sense if one is acquainted it to Richie’s personality.  Ever since High School, Richie Cardona was the man with the plan. He was typically the leader of the pack amongst his group of friends because he harvested the knowledge of neighborhood hot spots and providing a wow experience.

After dabbling in the event planning industry, Richie went on to become the General Manager at Sazon in Tribeca. He raised gross sales at the restaurant exponentially in just a year's time.  At the same time, he also aided in the opening of Sombrero. It’s hard to believe that someone of 27 years of age already accomplished so much, but the list doesn’t stop there. Now, as the General Manager of new hot-spot, Cantina Rooftop, Cardona is striving to take the restaurant and lounge to a whole new level of prosperity. Richie’s plans for the new rooftop include an innovative new brunch experience, delivery service, year-round rooftop dining in addition to mixology and guacamole making classes. Some advice from Cardona: “Never to give up. Always follow your gut. And know that you get to live another day.”  For Richie Cardona, the sky's the limit.

What’s Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

Restaurant Management.  I grew up being immersed in the hospitality industry since my father is a noted chef and I learned the ropes from him and now know how to manage and operate a successful restaurant.

What makes you the best?

Personality, no matter how crazy I maybe I always smile :)

What are your aspirations?

Exceeding every guests expectations and creating that WOW experience.

Favorite:

Motto:

"You will never influence the world by trying to be like it"

People:

Stephen Starr, Preston Bailey, Chef Ricardo Cardona (Father), FAMILY  

Places:

"Thailand and El Salvador"

Products:

Mrs Meyers Products, Votivo Candles, Tod's Shoes, and my favorite type of wine, Pinot Noir

Passions:

Traveling, tasting and experiencing new concepts and cuisines.

http://www.cantinarooftop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=654531474618066&fref=ts

https://twitter.com/cantinarooftop

https://instagram.com/cantinarooftop

Friday
May292015

Megan Gunderson: Winemaker at WALT

Bio:

WALT Winemaker Megan Gunderson began her career in the Napa Valley in 2001 when she moved from Colorado to California and worked as an intern at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville. While working at Mondavi, she discovered a real passion for wine and viticulture. She went on to become a Laboratory Manager for St. Supery Vineyards in Rutherford and Dominus Estates in Oakville. At Dominus, she was able to refine her winemaking skills under the mentorship of Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet. Her degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics give her a unique perspective into the scientific aspects of winemaking. Megan has made several trips to France to study wine-making techniques, the most recent to Burgundy in the summer of 2011.

Megan joined the relatively new HALL winery in June of 2005 as an Enologist. HALL had just unveiled a state-of-the-art winery in the hills near Rutherford, dedicated to producing single vineyard and limited production Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. In the fall of 2007, Megan assumed the role of Assistant Winemaker for HALL. As an Assistant Winemaker, she works on all stages of the winemaking process from visiting the vineyards, to helping select the winemaking methods, to monitoring the fermentation process and overseeing the cellar and bottling.

What’s Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

Make Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

What makes you the best?

Attention to detail at all levels – vineyard, harvest, sorting, processing, fermentation, elevage, blending.  We have the very best vineyards and cutting edge technology at our winemaking facility in St. Helena.  We also conduct and extensive research program from year to year that gives us an edge in the competitive arena of viticulture and winemaking.

How will you become the best?

Continuing to push the envelope at all levels.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: to be a great Mom.  Having children has been one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of my life so far.

Business: to create exceptional wines that are true expressions of our unique vineyard sites.  And to be part of an exceptional winemaking team.

(Megan’s husband Juan Paredes and daughter Lily – & Megan’s stepdaughter Vianny)

Favorite:

Motto:

“Do the very best you can every day.” And “Keep Calm and Carry On”.

People:

Hilary Clinton

Places:

Italy

Products:

A small house in the middle of a large vineyard.

Passions:

I ran two marathons when I was in my twenties.  I would like to get back into running seriously again, and complete more marathons across the US.  Running a marathon is a very cool experience.

http://www.waltwines.com/

https://instagram.com/waltwines/

https://twitter.com/WALTwines

Friday
May292015

Adam Ritchie: LED Source Franchisee 

Bio:

I graduated with a BGS in Economics and a minor in Psychology from the University of Kansas. I’ve built roads, produced 3D animation for broadcast, remodeled homes and coached tennis players to regional and national rankings. In 2011 I opened LED Source of Lawrence, Kansas providing state-of-the-art LED lighting technology to local business owners.

I’m also a graduate of the 2013 class of Leadership Lawrence and serve on the City of Lawrence Sustainability Advisory Board.

What’s Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

Quite simply, I learn and create. I learn about my customers needs and wants and, if possible, create solutions that address those needs and wants. By providing lighting solutions that can last for 100,000 hours and provide electricity bill saving of up to 85% over fluorescent and incandescent counterparts,  we care providing customers the chance to not only save money, but reduce their carbon footprint as well.

What makes you the best?

I care about my customers and their success and I won’t recommend a solution that isn’t right for them just to get the sale.

What are your aspirations?

To help my community understand that being green is an investment rather than an expense. Sustainable practices positively impact our bank accounts, our community and our planet. The U.S. Department of Energy projects that 74% of all lighting sold by the year 2030 will be LED lighting. I want to continue to be a part of a growing industry while being able to provide my community with a positive service and experience.

Favorite:

Motto:

Never forget the possibility that you might be wrong.

People:

Albert Einstein

Thomas Edison

Friends, Family and Fiancé

Places:

Spain.

Products:

Philips Hue

Wilson Tennis Racquets

Passions:

Tennis, beer and a good book!

http://www.ledsource.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ledsource

https://twitter.com/LEDsource

Friday
May292015

David Bartos: CEO of RED.SYSTEMS 

Bio:

David Bartos is the CEO of RED.SYSTEMS software Ltd., a company specializing on smartphone app development established in January 2015. Since 2003, David has been working in advertising industry and since 2008, he has been involved in outdoors OOH advertisement, creating campaigns for brands such as Unilever, HTC, IBM, Sony, Heineken, Opel, Mercedes Benz, BMW etc. In 2013 David co-founded Magazino, a tablet oriented publishing house. He is enjoying working on his new project Babysitting.today, an Uber-style app for instant connection of parents and babysitters, and on creating marketing campaigns targeted at parents. David is a proud father of a 5-year-old.

What’s your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

I strive to accomplish all my goals and tasks as dutifully as possible, but my biggest advantage is that I can surround myself with great people of all kinds who believe in my ideas and, like me, are willing to do all they can to succeed.

What makes you the best?

My never-ending desire to learn, explore, discover and get to know new facts, trends and information. I’ve always been a curious person with the drive to make the most out of life.

What are your aspirations?

As a CEO of a company based in a country with no coastline, I wish one day all of us on my team had the chance to work in a place overlooking the ocean.

Favorite:

Star Wars, my motorcycle, cheese, ice cream, listening to music loudly

Motto:

Do, or do not. There is no try.

People:

Master Yoda, Morgan Freeman, Forrest Gump

Places:

anywhere by the sea

Products:

Ducati, Hästens, Haagen Dasz, Bose

Passions:

speed, gastronomy, scuba diving

http://www.babysitting.today/

https://www.facebook.com/babysitting.today

https://twitter.com/BabysittinToday