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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Andrea Blaugrund Nevins: Academy-Award nominated, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker 

Andrea Blaugrund Nevins is an Academy-Award nominated, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on HBO, Hulu, Showtime, ABC, NBC, A&E and Lifetime. She started her career in print, radio, and television news, covering national and international issues, winning awards on subjects ranging from rural medical care to gun control. Her feature documentary work today explores transition points in the human experience. They include Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, which uses Barbie as a lens to look at the last 60 years of feminism; The Other F Word, about punk rockers and fatherhood; State of Play: Happiness about finding second chapters; and Play It Forward, a story of two brothers and their shared love, but different successes, in football and in life. She was selected both in 2018 and 2016 as a cultural ambassador for the US State Department’s American Film Showcase, which brings US filmmakers to embassies worldwide. Nevins has been a devoted philanthropist and activist since carrying her first orange box for UNICEF as a child in New York City. In addition to being on the regional board of UNICEF, Nevins serves on the leadership council for the National Resources Defense Council, and was a delegate with them at COP21 in Paris. She is also a co-founder of the XX Fund, a 150-member donor advised fund servicing women and girls in need in Los Angeles. She and her husband, David Nevins, have three children.

What do you love most about Your City?

Los Angeles is my adopted city, and what I love most is the Wild West sense of possibility. People are not defined by where they went to school, who their parents are, or even what they “do” at that moment. It’s quite freeing. My other city is New York, where I was born and raised. I thrive on New York’s energy and the sheer amount of ground I can cover in one day.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

My favorite breakfast is avocado toast. I know. So precious. But perfect avocados are one of the perks of living in Southern California. My favorite restaurant is a small, Italian place in my neighborhood. It’s cozy. I can walk there. And they make a pasta with preserved grilled meyer lemon, celery leaves, calabrian chili, and parsley that I love.

What are you doing at:

(This is all when I’m researching or editing. When I’m shooting, the schedule is just plain “whatever it takes.”)

6:00 AM – Meditating before taking the kids to school. It took me a long time of promising myself I’d start meditating before really committing. I do a 20-minute guided mindfulness recording. Seems to be helping me sleep better and, well, be more mindful.

10:00 AM - Most often, I’ve just finished a half hour of indoor cycling and a shower and am ready to dive into my day, whether it’s researching, writing or editing.

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

Stopping for lunch is so rare for me. As a working mom, I find the time spent getting somewhere, waiting to be served, and getting back to be more than I can spare. To the best of my ability, I don’t want to miss sitting down to a proper dinner with my family every night, so lunch is my sacrifice.

My desk meal is generally some clean protein like tofu, eggs or chicken. Keeps my brain from slowing down in the afternoon.

(But if I do go out, I love the lunch at Republique)

7:00 PM -  Just finished work and sitting down to eat dinner with my three kids (though one just left for college) and husband. We laugh a lot. Clear our heads. Sometimes I have to go to industry events and screenings, but I try hard not accept too many each week so we can honor this time.

11:00 PM - Trying really, really hard to tell my very chatty inner task master to quiet down so I can fall asleep. My best trick is a great book. Two favorites recently were Allie Rowbottom’s memoir, Jell-O Girls, and Andrew Sean Greer’s novel, Less.

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

I drink a lot of tea. PG Tips and Kusmi because they are strong, and then green tea, or an Arnold Palmer later in the afternoon. Of course I end my evening with another predictable California classic, a nice oaky, buttery Chardonnay. I know! So predictable! But as a New Yorker, I’m still floored by California’s bounty. My absolute favorite is Babcock’s Top Cream, but you can only get that a few months out of the year. Otherwise, Spellbound is a great, without being too hard on the wallet.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Most used app is probably Waze, because it gets me around this maze of a city faster. On instagram, I love @linguafrancanyc. Rachelle Hruska has taken her anxiety and turned it into a business that sews political statements onto sweaters, so you’re literally wearing your feelings on your “sleeve”. I’ve just loved watching her business grow and her voice get heard.

What should everyone try at least once?

Since these questions have been so much about what we consume, I might say being vegan. I did it for three years, and it taught me much about how dependent we are on animals for every meal.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In a book store.