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

« Gail Green: Author & Founder/Principal, Gail Green Interiors | Main | Adam Hirsen: Co-founder & CEO, UPshow »

Anu Valia: Award Winning Filmmaker 

Anu Valia is an Indiana-born, New York-schooled filmmaker whose award-winning short films have screened across the country and abroad. Her short film, LUCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER, won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival. It was also an official selection at festivals around the world including South by Southwest, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival. LUCIA was a recipient of Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology grant.

Anu is currently developing her first feature, WE STRANGERS, which is supported by Cinereach, Sundance Institute, Women in Film, Tribeca Institute, IFP, and Hamptons Screenwriters Lab. Anu has directed episodes for Comedy Central's THE OTHER TWO, created by former SNL head writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly and Parmount's FIRST WIVES CLUB, created by GIRLS TRIP writer, Tracy Oliver. She is the Director and Executive Producer of Adult Swim's, SOFT FOCUS WITH JENA FRIEDMAN. Anu is a Big Vision Empty Wallet 2018 fellow, a New York Film Festival 2017 Artist Academy Fellow and is an artist resident of SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is also an ambassador for the American Film Showcase, a U.S film diplomacy program promoting arts involvement and education abroad.

My Goal of the Day:  Which day?! Any day? Today? Goals change all the time! It’s nice to remind yourself to be grateful. I also want to write a poem down that I read. I will make sure to do that today.

My Thought of the Day: “Think about your mistakes. Focus on them, learn from them.”

My Action of the Day: Gotta write that poem down, can’t forget to do that!

What do you love most about Your City?

Life is a lot of sublets at the moment. I just changed my voting address from New York to California, so I guess my new city is Los Angeles. What I love about both NYC & LA is the access to culture and education!

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I love breakfast food, but I don’t like eating it at breakfast time. I could eat an egg white, avocado, tomato, and spinach sandwich from almost anywhere. Make it a wrap, I’m down for that, too. I’m currently filming in NY & staying a block away from Court Street Grocers in Cobble Hill. They have some of the best sandwiches in NY.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – If I’m filming or editing, I’m wherever I’m supposed to be at whatever time I’m supposed to be there. If I’m not filming, I’m probably sleeping. I wish I was working out, it seems like other people are working out at this time. I think I’ve worked out at 6am once in my life.

10:00 AM - See above for filming. Life looks very different when I’m working versus not working. If I’m not on set or in the edit, I’m probably answering emails I have let slide. Or going down the list of projects I need to return to & using the few hours of good morning brain I have on them. I’m using good morning brain on this interview oh no!

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

I’m a breakfast-food-for-lunch lady. I’m not much of a breakfast person, so I’ll eat that egg sandwich around noonish.

(Click to watch)

7:00 PM -  Maybe my life would benefit from some routine. 7pm is the new 11pm! Or is it the new 4pm? Honestly, answering these questions has made me realize how little routine I have day to day.

11:00 PM - God I have no idea. If it’s a good day, I’ve snuck away and am watching a show or movie I’ve been dying to watch. Or catching a late night flick at Film Forum, Angelika, or Lincoln Center.

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

For a few weeks I’d wake up and drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. This made me feel like Jennifer Aniston. I have since stopped for no real reason, and now I wake up parched and confused. I’ll have coffee at some point in the morning time, probably a couple cups without thinking about it.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Have you used Genius Scan? It’s a really helpful scanning tool, and who has a scanner lying around! I also just started robo investing with Charles Schwab—lost $200 in the past few months.

Now that it seems like I don’t just use my phone for Instagram, I am addicted to Instagram. It’s one of the best image aggregators! Every image from @another_kind, @artclassified @jokimbo is inspiring. I also am really loving @megantruebloodart paintings! They’re very fun.

What should everyone try at least once?

VOTING! Try it more than once! But not in one election.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I love going to areas with art galleries and just wandering around. Chelsea, Lower East Side, parts of Dumbo/Brooklyn Bridge Park. It feels so good to be surrounded by other people’s art.