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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Mario Bruendel: CEO, XportForwarding

Throughout Mario Bruendel's 20 years of international shipping experience, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and undergrad from Hamburger Fern-Hochschulein in Hamburg, he has gained global understanding--overseas and here at home--to serve the needs of his customers big and small. Using his vast international network, Mario has strategically consulted with scores of businesses to help them grow internationally. At XportForwarding, global commerce is at the customer's fingertips. XportForwarding is a technology driven company dedicated to providing tools that solve the customer’s pain points and supports the larger international shipping industry's evolving export needs.  XportForwarding transcends the status quo of freight forwarding by building relationships that deliver quality, service and profitability the clients and stakeholders in a dynamically changing global market.  XportForwarding emphasizes business solutions that create opportunities for clients to grow and expand their revenue streams.

What do you love most about Your City? 

Being from Europe, I love the weather in Southern California.  I also love the people and sitting in my favorite restaurant/bar and watching the waves role in on the beach.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? 

The food and culture in SoCal is so diverse, that it you find anything to eat and it will be good.  My favorite restaurant is a place called Mutt Lynch’s on Balboa Island.  It is right on the beach and a great place to relax.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Working!  That said, everyday I am not traveling, I get my daughter ready in the morning and then take her to school.  This and spending time with my wife is the highlight of my day.

10:00 AM – Meetings!  I spend a lot of time on the phone finding new business or with my team.  In freight forwarding, the name of the game is all about keeping relationships strong (be they internal or external).  

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

I have two offices that are located next to big shopping venues.  Sometimes I will slip across the street to get a sandwhich or if I have clients, we will go to Cucina Enotecha for some lobster enchiladas.  

7:00 PM – A lot of time is spent having dinner with clients.  If there is a free evening, I will be at home with my family

11:00 PM – It is time to relax before getting to bed!  All work and no play makes Mario a dull boy!!

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

In the morning I will drink coffee and water.  During the day maybe a beer or margarita if it is a special occasion or an important business lunch.  At the end of the day, give me an ice cold beer and everything is good in the world!

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I use my United Airlines app and LinkedIn a ton.  For Instagram, the Warsteiner Brauerei takes me back home

What should everyone try at least once? 

Travel the world.  My daughter is only 4 and has been to 14 different countries already.  The United States is the greatest place in the world to live, but you have to travel to understand why and to appreciate the good and the bad.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? 

The ski slopes of Mammoth Lakes or Lake Tahoe.  Taking my wife and daughter for a couple days of snow boarding is the best!