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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Lauren Bates: Founder & CEO, Wild Terrains

Lauren Bates is an avid traveler with a deep passion for connecting people and creating meaningful experiences. She has traveled to over 35 countries and lived in both Argentina and Peru. At home in Washington, DC, Lauren is known as a connector of creative women and hosts a monthly wine night at her apartment. Prior to Wild Terrains, Lauren was Chief Marketing Officer at UrbanStems, where she dreamed up and launched their wildly successful collaboration with Vogue. After grueling startup hours left her in a bit of a creative rut, she needed a last-minute vacation. She searched for women-only groups but was disappointed by what she found: only activity-specific trips centered around things like yoga, trekking and surfing. Lauren wanted to travel with other creative women, but also to meet and support the women leading the charge in the local design, art, and food scenes in the places she visited. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she decided to launch Wild Terrains Experiences with Mexico City as its first destination.

What do you love most about Your City?

I love the architecture in Washington, DC. From historical buildings to the colorful row homes, no city block is alike. I love walking here and try to do it as much as possible.  

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I work from The Wing in Georgetown most days, so I usually grab a cold brew and a bite from their café.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – still sleeping! I’m a night owl.

10:00 AM – checking email, planning out my tasks for the day, and getting caffeinated!

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

Normally I am eating at my desk, but if I have to meet someone for lunch I love meeting at The Line in Adams Morgan.

7:00 PM - wrapping up work for the day and heading out to meet friends for dinner and drinks.

11:00 PM – getting ready for bed, washing my face and attempting to stick to a solid skincare routine

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

Cold brew with almond milk is an absolute must. I’m a nightmare without it. I love ending an evening with a big bold glass of wine or a whiskey cocktail.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I don’t think I can choose a favorite Instagram account! Most used apps: Asana and Evernote.

What should everyone try at least once?

Group travel, of course! We’re the first to admit that most group travel can be challenging. But it can be amazing when the organizers are paying attention to all the small details.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Pretty much anywhere on this planet. I love getting lost in a new country or city and just seeing where the day takes me. It’s the most freeing feeling in the world.

Photo credit: Lauren Louise Photography