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(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 LittleThings.com

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 Edmunds.com

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 Reputation.com

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

Entries in Tech (64)

Monday
Apr232018

Nick Walters: CEO, Hopster

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Nick Walters is CEO at Hopster, the preschool learning and entertainment platform

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Friday
Sep222017

Masoud Motamedi: President & co-founder, LocationSmart

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Masoud Motamedi is President and a co-founder of LocationSmart. He is responsible for business operations and management of corporate resources. His successful entrepreneurial experience and operational oversight drives organizational efficiencies and execution. Prior to LocationSmart, Masoud was the President and Co-Founder of TechnoCom

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Kris Bondi: CMO, Neura

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As CMO of Neura, Inc, Kris Bondi leads the company’s efforts to increase adoption and overall mindshare. Prior to joining Neura, Kris served as Vice President of Global Marketing for Iron.io, a leader in the serverless computing space. Kris’ background includes deep expertise in technology marketing with previous stints at Moka5, Sonics, TIBCO, Mashery, and Luma Technologies.

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Friday
Jul072017

Randy Komisar: Best Selling Author & Venture Capitalist

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Randy Komisar joined the storied venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 as a partner. For several years prior, Randy worked as “virtual CEO” with entrepreneurs creating businesses using innovative technologies. He is the author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle,

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Thursday
Jun222017

Mario Proietti: Co-founder & CEO, LocationSmart

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Mario Proietti is a co-founder and CEO of LocationSmart. In his capacity as CEO, Mario has overseen the establishment of LocationSmart as an industry leader in location based services as a supplier of infrastructure to wireless carriers and cloud-based services to enterprises.

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Wednesday
Jun142017

Denny Reinert: VP of Sales, LocationSmart

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Denny Reinert is Vice President of Sales at LocationSmart and responsible for revenue generation, sales and customer relations. Bringing a wealth of experience and leadership in technology start-ups, Denny has a proven record of accelerating revenue and growing customers

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Wednesday
Jun142017

Brenda Schafer: VP of Product Management & Marketing, LocationSmart

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Brenda Schafer joined LocationSmart in May of 2010 and is currently Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. She is responsible for product direction and strategy, channel support and enabling new business development. Brenda also oversees strategic marketing for promoting and fostering the LocationSmart brand.

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Tuesday
May092017

Daniel Ravner: Founder, The Perspective 

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Daniel Ravner is the Founder of The Perspective - A website designed to open your mind by showing you what you‘re missing due to Filter bubbles, a fragmented media landscape, and the drive to personalization.

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Thursday
May042017

ELKE WONG: VP OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS, PEBBLEPOST®

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Elke Wong started her career in digital marketing and advertising. She cofounded IndustryBrains and was on the founding team at Madison Logic and Bombora, where she gained substantial operations, product and account management experience. In her current role, she interfaces with a wide range of brands, ensuring that PebblePost’s

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Monday
Apr172017

Arlyn Davich: Founder, PayPerks

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Arlyn Davich is a a serial entrepreneur who, for the last decade, was CEO of PayPerks: a financial technology company dedicated to helping businesses and governments more profitably serve the 75% of the world’s population who live paycheck to paycheck. The company, which Arlyn founded in 2009 after winning the Columbia Business School Entrepreneurship Award, has helped nearly 1M Americans and has been honored for its innovation and impact everywhere from the White House to the Federal Reserve Bank where Arlyn is a frequent speaker and thought partner. Outside of work, Arlyn serves on the Board of Trustees at The Pingry School and co-founded the Bowdoin Startup Series: a semester-long class at Bowdoin College, her undergraduate alma matter, which provides current students with a chance to see firsthand examples of alumni who have been successful in different paths to entrepreneurship. She was a competitive tennis player back in her glory days and is among the country’s worst backgammon players. She’s usually up for a challenge at either.  

What do you do best?

The team at PayPerks always makes fun of me for overusing the phrase win/win/win. It may be a cliché slogan but the art of finding a path to achieve everyone’s outcomes is probably my strongest suit. Whether it’s finding a restaurant where everyone can find what they want to eat or finding a business model that achieves multiple parties’ goals, I can just about always find a win/win/win path to success.

What makes you the best?

I have a great auditory memory; if you ‘tell’ me something aloud, I will remember it for decades…sometimes to the point of freaking people out.

What are your aspirations?

I want to make useful things that help people.  I’m a creative person without artistic talent so business is my creative outlet.

Biggest Success?

Successfully transitioning from PayPerks’ CEO to Board Chair is my biggest career success to date. How rewarding it is to see something you birthed outlive you when you’re gone!

Most Challenging Moment?

I went to business school to become an entrepreneur so it was a huge disappointment when I got rejected from the school’s ‘by invitation only’ incubator program. I convinced the Professor to let me audit the class as a Teacher Assistant and then went on to win the entrepreneurship competition at the end of the semester. Little did I know that that experience was setting me up for a career as a serial entrepreneur where you need to – often daily – move forward on the heels of rejection.

Motto?

Do the hardest thing first

Favorite People/Role Models?

Too many to list! Looking back on both the good and challenging moments I’ve faced, I am humbled by the fact that I had so much support from at every turn.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

Colorado in the Winter. Maine in the Summer. And NYC in between.

Favorite Products/Objects?

Jack’s Stir Brew. GoogleMaps. My piano.

Current Passions?

I’m currently en route to a golf camp. I’m hopeful that getting better will make it more enjoyable.

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Friday
Nov042016

Chelsea Levy: yoga teacher and co-founder of yoga study app, MY OM

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Chelsea Levy is a yoga teacher and co-founder and creator of the interactive yoga study app, MY OM.  She was born and raised in the mid-west, lived in New York for a decade, and finally settled in sunny Los Angeles where she teaches alignment focused vinyasa flow and prenatal classes at Love Yoga in Venice

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Mark Lemley: Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, Partner at Durie Tangri & Founder of Lex Machina

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Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He teaches intellectual property, computer and internet law, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, and remedies. He is the author of seven books (all in multiple editions) and 151 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust.

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Thursday
Feb042016

Ryan Fitzgerald: Co-Founder, Net Conversion

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Ryan Fitzgerald dreams in pie charts and bar graphs, and is committed to helping his clients understand the importance of these numbers. He leads analytics, reporting and product development for Net Conversion;

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Thursday
Jan282016

Julie Zeilinger: Founder & editor of The FBomb (thefbomb.org)

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Julie Zeilinger is the founder and editor of The FBomb (thefbomb.org), a feminist blog and community for young adults that recently partnered with the Women’s Media Center, the media organization founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan.

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Saturday
Jan232016

Shane Greenstein: Author & MBA Class of 1957 Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Shane Greenstein is the MBA Class of 1957 Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the HBS Digital Initiative. He teaches in the Technology, Operations and Management Unit. Professor Greenstein is also co-director of the program on the economics of digitization at The National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Friday
Nov062015

Dr. Joseph Mayer: Co-Founder & CEO of Cureatr

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Dr. Joseph Mayer, co-founder and CEO of health tech startup Cureatr, is a leader in American healthcare, a licensed physician with experience as a clinician and in clinical research. Cureatr is a network of Care Transition Notifications™ paired with a robust care coordination platform.

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Thursday
Oct292015

Ajay Prasad: Founder/president of GMR Web Team 

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Ajay Prasad is a serial entrepreneur, successful business strategist and an adept marketing expert who before laying the foundation of his various successful entrepreneurial ventures, served organizations ranked among the top 10 of Fortune 500 companies.

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Wednesday
Oct212015

Dave Milliken: Founder & CEO of Greetly

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Dave Milliken grows brands. His track record is consistent across startups, Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies, and across industries.

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Thursday
Sep242015

Rob Nelson: Co-founder & CEO of Grow (grow.com) 

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Rob Nelson is the cofounder, and CEO of Grow (grow.com), a cloud-based dashboard software company for small-to-medium sized businesses. Grow gives companies the ability to measure their key performance indicators on a real-time basis.

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Monday
Sep142015

Brandon Maier: CEO at Jozii 

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Brandon is an entrepreneur in New York and Los Angeles with experience ranging from education and marketing to finance and hospitality. He is currently the CEO at Jozii, a student-exclusive job-matching platform he co-founded in 2014.

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