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?

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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

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Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


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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

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August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Diane Rhodes Bergman: VP, Marketing, Communications & Information Technology, Los Angeles Opera

Diane Rhodes Bergman, APR currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Information Technology for Los Angeles Opera. While her career has mostly been in marketing and public relations management, she also has operations experience and has worked in both non-profit and Fortune 100 corporate environments. Diane specializes in turn-around strategies, and also has extensive experience and success in branding, diversity and inclusion, crisis prevention and management, and all aspects of marketing and communications strategies. She has been nationally recognized for building successful strategies and received her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2009.

What do you love most about Your City?

The geographic and cultural plethora of LA—you can go from hiking to a museum or concert at the beach in one day.  I really love the people too--something that surprised me when I moved to LA eight years ago—they’re so open and accepting of others. It’s refreshing.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

The Greek Omelet at Bea Bea’s in Burbank. Or the Belgian waffle. Or the pumpkin pancakes. Or—OK, now I’m hungry.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Standing in the kitchen waiting for my tea to brew and checking email on my phone.

10:00 AM – I’m touching base with someone on my team. We tend to work late in the performing arts—I once had a meeting at 2:30 AM— so 10:00 AM is often when people are starting their day.

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

I try not to hold important meetings over lunch as I find it disjointed and distracting. On a hectic day, my favorite lunch is dining outside by myself to regroup before taking on the rest of the day.  

7:00 PM -  I’m either driving home or still at work gearing up to attend a special event or evening performance, like I am tonight.

11:00 PM – Reading—often until quite late. I’m really enjoying “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See right now.

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

I start and end the day with hot tea, and it’s not unusual to have a glass or two of wine with dinner.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I’m inspired by the fabulous Accidental Icon, both for her aesthetic and the fact that she launched her blog and became a fashion icon in her 60’s. And why not? Can’t wait to see what she does in her 70’s. 

What should everyone try at least once?

I know this sounds self-serving, but seriously, everyone should try live opera at least three times. It’s an acquired taste, like wine. You can’t make your decision based on one sip. It’s not for everyone, but if it grabs hold of you, watch out. You’ll be hooked.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

When traveling, my husband and I like wandering through a city without an agenda. We admire the architecture, visit residential neighborhoods, tour the sites we stumble upon, and eat at random places along the way.