NativeAdVice & NativeAdVantage

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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Samantha Youssef: Founder of Studio Technique

My NativeAdVantage:


Samantha is the founder of Studio Technique, an artistic training studio specialized in the training and development of industry artists.  She is the creator of the Youssef Drawing Syllabus, a unique drawing program based on various schools of academic draughtsmanship, her experience as a feature animator for Walt Disney, and her background in classical ballet where she draws upon principles of movement and posing to design a progressive and successful drawing program.

Samantha Youssef is a feature film character animator and visual development artist.  She is a former animator for Walt Disney Animation, and has animated and directed for Ubisoft cinematics. Feature film, VFX, and gaming animation studios employ her to train their artists, and she has done masterclasses for animation studios, colleges, events and conferences around the world.

What do you do best?

I am best at pursuits that I love.  If I am passionate about what I do, I put everything into it and I fight for it to be the best standard I can achieve.  

What makes you the best?

I think being the best, in a linear definition, is difficult to achieve.  You can’t be a jack of all trades because someone that specializes and focuses themselves will surpass you in a specific endeavour.  But you will surpass them in others.  I think you can be the best at your own path.  I don’t compare myself to others, it only weakens my focus.  But I take inspiration from other’s achievements and that motivates me to be the best I can be. I work hard, and I’m passionate about what I do.  I know what I do, I know my craft. I feel that if you are prepared and have confidence in your abilities, you can handle whatever comes your way.

How will you stay the best?

I think it takes our entire life to become the best we can be. Something I am trying to become more conscious of is to listen to myself.  I don’t stop if people tell me it’s good enough or if I do something that’s better than most. If it hasn’t reached the goal I believe it can, I will keep working for it until I feel satisfied that it was the best I could do.  I don’t like to compromise standards, I feel I would be cheating myself.

I also believe in being the change you want to see in the world. If something holds you back, or doesn't work for you, make your own opportunity.  I don’t wait around for someone else to make that happen for me.  Everything that we have done in our society was done by people or a person.  We’re all people. There’s no reason that you can’t achieve what you want as well.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: To balance my work, my passions and my personal life.  There are not enough hours in the day!

Business: To get to a place where I can balance my passions and my personal life.

What fascinates you?

Human integrity.  I think we all get challenged and have to make choices in all aspects of our lives.  We can make good choices that can be difficult or make easy choices that benefit us in the short term.  Those that choose to live by integrity despite all else make the world a better place.

What are Your Favorite:


If not you then who, if not now then when?


My parents; by their example I have learned to work passionately.  They provided a lot of opportunities for me to become who I am.  My brother, sister, and my friends. They are incredible, inspiring people, and make me the best I can aspire to be.


I love cultures and civilizations contemporary and ancient. Societies and their histories fascinate me, my favourite places to travel are countries with history that you can experience.


I have to say that I’m an Apple products person.  Having to balance both art and business, I juggle too many plates.  Apple technology literally made the business side of my life better by saving me tons of time in my day.

Current Passions:

I love what I do.  I love my work, my studio.  I love being an artist. I love teaching and sharing the things that I’m passionate about.

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