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

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

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

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Chef Nicolas Houlbert: Executive chef, Bluebird London New York

Nicolas Houlbert is the executive chef of Bluebird London New York, the first U.S. restaurant from London-based restaurant and hospitality group, D&D London. A native of France, Houlbert moved to New York in 2015 to work for acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Daniel Boulud as executive chef at both Bar Boulud and Epicerie Boulud. Under Boulud, Houlbert utilized his extensive classical French training while developing a keen understanding of the American palate.

Inspired by both his childhood in France and his more recent travels around the world, Houlbert’s cuisine marries classic French technique with modern flavors. His dishes speak for themselves, highlighting fresh and local ingredients through simple yet refined preparations. At Bluebird, Houlbert incorporates classic British flavors into his menu to create a cuisine that is true to both his own culinary identity and the identity of the Bluebird brand.

What do you love most about Your City?

Whether in NY for a year or a lifetime, there is always something new to discover. I also love the cultural diversity of this city and believe that anything is possible here.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I currently love avocado toast with lightly scrambled eggs and good crispy bacon. A breakfast like that keeps me going for hours. The Sullivan Street Bakery is one of my favorite places to grab something simple and delicious for breakfast.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I am drinking my espresso and am out the door by 6:05 to catch the bus.

10:00 AM – By this time I am working on menu items, doing paperwork, trainings with my team, and getting ready for the lunch service.

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

Chefs do not always get to eat at typical meal times, so I usually eat something on the run before the service or after. When I have time to eat somewhere, I still love a pastrami sandwich from Katz’s deli. It was one of the first sandwiches I tried when I came to New York and it left quite an impression.

7:00 PM – I am in the kitchen, leading the dinner service.

11:00 PM – At this time I am usually leaving work or on the bus checking emails and organizing myself for the next day.

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

I start every day with one espresso to give me a little boost, but water is the drink that keeps me feeling refreshed throughout the day. At night I like to have one small glass of good whiskey or just a glass of red wine.  

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

The app I use most is Instagram. It’s a great way to keep up with other chefs and see what is going on in the culinary world. Eric Ripert’s Instagram account, @ericripert, is one of my favorites. Seeing his food and travels is inspiring. I also like that his personality shines through in his photos.

What should everyone try at least once?

Truly listening to your wife, husband, or partner. And absolutely eat at Le Bernardin in NY.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I love setting everything aside and getting lost in nature with my family. After being in a busy environment every day, walking in a forest is relaxing, allows me to recharge, and helps my creativity.