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

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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

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Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

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Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

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Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

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Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

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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

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Matt Vescovo: aka The Stock Photobomber has kickstarter campaign for a new book

My NativeAdVantage:


Before he was bombing stock photography, Matt Vescovo’s nom-de-plume, whatever that means, was The Master of the Obvious, in which capacity he made the world a more informative yet aesthetically pleasing place with something he called Instructoart. Instructoart was published into 3 books, exhibited in galleries in New York City, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City and Toronto and was featured on MTV as a series of 18 animated shorts for the network that premiere on The Video Music Awards.

Before Instructoart, Matt was an ad man and worked on campaigns for MTV, Little Caesars, Staples, Fed Ex, Pepsi, Sauza Tequila, Lowes, AT & T and HBO. His awards include 5 gold Cannes Lions, 7 Clios, 6 One show pencils, and a D & AD pencil. His commercial “Training Camp” for Little Caesars was included in TV guide’s top 100 commercials of all time.

Before advertising Matt wasn't doing much of anything and he felt very, very bad about himself.

What do you do best?

Come up with ideas that are unique, but still relatable.

What makes you the best?

I really absorb a lot of what is going on around me. I think one of the things that gives me an edge, is my ability to take that information and provide a fresh insight about it, all while keeping it entertaining.

How will you stay the best?

Continue to challenge/believe in myself.

Biggest success?

The fact that I can make a living, and still enjoy what I do.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: I want to be present for my family and involved in my kids’ lives.

Business: Create really interesting things and enjoy myself while I’m doing it. Work with nice people who I respect and who respect me.

Most challenging moment?

Turning off.

What fascinates you?

Human behavior and why we do the things we do.

Favorite Motto:

You can’t stop the waves from coming, but you can learn how to surf.

Favorite People:

My wife, my 2 daughters, Jon Stewart

Favorite Places:

New York and LA

Favorite Products:

Adobe Photoshop, Whole Foods Hummus, Thrift Store T-Shirts

Current Passions:

Bob’s Burgers, The New York Mets, Boxing and Eating