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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Shannon Hilaire: Communications Director, the American Heart Association – Nebraska

Shannon Hilaire is the current Communications Director for the American Heart Association – Nebraska. In this position, she helps tell the stories of those affected by heart disease and stroke through digital strategies and media placements. Previously, she worked in the communications department for the award-winning Greater Omaha Chamber, where she helped create the city’s brand and retain talent to the area. Shannon has volunteered on many boards throughout her professional career and currently is serving as PRSA Nebraska President. She was awarded the “Newcomer of the Year” award from PRSA Nebraska in 2011 .When Shannon is not attached to her cell phone, you’ll find her trying a new Pinterest creation, spending time with her family or searching for the perfect holiday decoration.

What do you love most about Your City?

Omaha. There is not enough space in this questionnaire for me to tell you everything I love about my city. We have a “We Don’t Coast” attitude --- through and through. We work hard, and still make time to wave and say “good morning” to one another.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?    

I adore a breakfast at Early Bird in the Blackstone District. My newest obsession? Chicken & Donut --- like chicken and waffles, but so much tastier. They take a maple glazed donut, and pair it with crispy chicken strips and a spicy turkey sausage gravy.

Have you ever seen “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”? Where the little girl has the gum and it takes her through an entire meal’s worth of flavors? The Chicken & Donut is that gum!

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Reading my emails and social in bed. I’m working on keeping the phone out of our bedroom, but it is so tempting to read just one more email!

10:00 AM – In my office, with coffee (probably a PSL – I’m basic and I love it), maneuvering my day. By 10 a.m., I have had my team meeting and have a handle on what my day will bring me.

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

Honestly? The Hy-Vee grocery store salad bar is my jam. Tons of options, very healthy and quiet. Perfect time to catch up on emails and social media, or have a quick meeting.

7:00 PM -  Home, dinner has been made and off to the gym. My husband and I use gym time as date night. For as many PSL’s as I consume, it is as necessary as it is good for me. Our gym membership includes the usage of massage chairs and water massage beds – heavenly.

11:00 PM - Snuggled in bed, probably attached to my phone.

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

I wish I knew how to quit you, Dr. Pepper.

But I am down to one a day and do not allow myself to order it at restaurants.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Favorite App: Waze. I have lived in Omaha my entire life, but I still get lost. Our lovely city has a grid-layout, but I still manage to end up off track.

I enjoy traveling, too. So it’s a lifesaver.

What should everyone try at least once?

A public speaking engagement that terrifies you.

You’ll impress yourself with what you are capable of.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In a new city --- you never know what treasures you’ll stumble upon.