An Interview With Chef Marc Marrone

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I had the pleasure to interview Marc Marrone the Corporate Executive Chef of TAO group. He has been cooking since he was 15 and got his inspiration from cooking with his family as a kid.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What inspired you to become a chef?

I grew up cooking with my father and grandmother a lot in the kitchen. I fell in love with cooking and my dad always wanted to cook professionally, so it made me want to try and do this for a living.

What has your journey been like since first stepping foot in a kitchen?


An Interview With Stephen King

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Founded by real estate veteran and tech entrepreneur Stephen King, Imbrex is the first decentralized real estate marketplace syndicating worldwide via the Ethereum blockchain, an open source environment that stores data in a cryptographically validated and secured immutable ledger. At the forefront of data democratization, imbrex is guided by the principle that brokerage firms should maintain ownership of their valuable proprietary data and resulting leads without the friction of a third party intermediary. All information is shared via Inter Planetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer distribution protocol. …


An Interview With Amy Driscoll

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With more than a decade of branding experience across every industry you can possibly imagine, Amy is an entrepreneur and an award-winning writer. In 2016, she co-founded Bear’s Fruit, which quickly became the #1 kombucha in NY health and wellness, with clients including Sky Ting Yoga, Bar Method, Exhale Spa, Pure Barre, Mile High Run Club, Modo Yoga and more. Amy leads day-to-day “front-end” business operations and developed a multiyear strategy to scale Bear’s Fruit, the only kombucha made with 100% organic fruit + herbs, to a national brand.

What is kombucha and what health benefits does it have?

We get that question a lot! Kombucha is essentially “Tea 2.0” We start with tea, which is already full of powerful antioxidants that attack harmful free radicals in the body and help fight off signs of aging and even chronic diseases. We ferment the tea with a SCOBY — Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast — which produces billions of probiotics, or good bacteria, along with a boatload of b vitamins, acetic and glucuronic acid. Beyond killing the bad bacteria we’re exposed to on a daily basis (think e.Coli from questionable takeout or strep throat on the subway) kombucha also has yeast and acids that have been scientifically linked to weight loss, better digestion, faster detoxification of the liver and kidneys and healthier skin, hair, nails. …


An Interview with Claire Olshan

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In 2012, Claire Olshan started the UES boutique FiveStory where she loved changing the way people felt from the outside in, mixing up the way they thought they needed to or should dress. She’s applying that same ethos to her newest venture DADA Daily, the aesthetically-minded functional snack company.

What is DADA Daily?

DADA Daily is an aesthetically-minded functional snack company. DADA Daily was created in order to connect two worlds — design (with packaging inspired by the surrealist movement) and wellness — that parallel one another but were never properly bridged. The health food industry was getting bogged down by the word “NO” and becoming a very restrictive, rule oriented space. …


An Interview with Karl Guggenmos, Senior Culinary Advisor at Healthy Meals Supreme

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Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos is Dean Emeritus at Johnson & Wales University (JWU), where he recently retired as the university dean of the culinary development after a 30 -year tenure at the university where he also served as the dean of culinary education, the dean of the College of Culinary Arts as well as an instructor. During his 50-year career, he has consulted on many initiatives including the culinary medical program established at the Goldring Center of Culinary Medicine at Tulane University Medical School. This program was adopted by more than 35 medical schools across the United States. Earlier in his career he served as the executive chef at restaurants worldwide until 1988, when he joined JWU. Global Master Chef Guggenmos is the recipient of a long list of prestigious awards including the Silver Star Medal Chaine des Rotisseurs (2016), Education Ambassador of Rhode Island (2015) and Presidential Medallion, American Culinary Federation (2010). Global Master Chef Guggenmos is a member of a variety of organizations including the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, theRetail Bakers of America and the Greater Charleston National Association of Catering Executives. He is regularly invited to judge prestigious culinary competitions worldwide and was named a Global Master Chef by the World Association of Chefs Societies in 2008. …


An Interview With CEO Angela Eliacostas

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Angela Eliacostas, president, founder and CEO of AGT Global Logistics has more than 30 years of experience in third-party logistics. In addition to raising the standards of logistics practices, Eliacostas has established herself as a leader in the transportation of sensitive and hazardous materials for the energy sector. This has earned her a spot as the top woman-owned logistics business in Illinois and a top 1000 women-owned certified WMBE in the nation.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us about your journey to becoming CEO?

My journey doesn’t stop. In an everchanging industry, I need to continue evolving with the times too. I live our company’s slogan — We keep your world turning. When life takes a route unexpected, you find ways to push through and keep going. Believe me, there are just as many roadblocks in life as there are in business. It’s how you approach and handle them that dictate whether the business succeeds. …


An Interview with Kristin Groos Richmond, CEO and founder of Revolution Foods

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1. Can you tell us about your journey to becoming CEO?

Since I was a young girl helping my grandparents on their Texas cattle ranch, I have always been an independent thinker, which inspired me to become an entrepreneur. By looking at systems and seeing ways I wanted to change them — whether it was helping build a school in Kenya for students who were not served by the current system or helping bring talented teachers into underserved schools in the U.S. — I’ve focused my work in this way since the beginning of my career. …


An Interview With CEO Ricardo Santa Cruz

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CEO of RSC and Partner of RLH in Mandarina development, Ricardo Santa Cruz has more than 12 years of experience in land acquisition and real estate development in Mexico, having negotiated and acquired more than 4,000 acres of strategic development property on the Pacific Coast. He is a partner of RLH’s Mandarina project and was responsible for negotiating the purchase of its 640 acres. Ricardo currently oversees all sales and marketing efforts for Mandarina. Ricardo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed the AD2 program from the IPADE Business School. He is a member of YPO and serves on the advisory board for BBVA-Bancomer in Nayarit. Both a U.S. …


An Interview With CEO Carinne Chambers-Saini

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Carinne Chambers-Saini, co-founder and CEO of Diva International Inc., maker of the DivaCup. Over the last 15 plus years, Carinne,along with her mother Francine have completely disrupted the menstrual hygiene industry by providing the most eco-friendly, clean and comfortable way to address menstrual care today. Her journey of a lifetime began in 2001 and now in 2018, along with her 30-plus member team, Carinne is leading the company to triple digit growth over the last three years, outselling established brands and positioning Diva International Inc. as a company to follow.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us about your journey to becoming CEO?


An Interview With CEO Melkon Khosrovian

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Melkon Khosrovian is CEO at Greenbar Distillery which is based in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. It is the city’s first distillery since Prohibition and makes the world’s largest portfolio of craft organic spirits, including TRU vodka, CITY gin, CRUSOE rum, FRUITLAB liqueur, IXÁ tequila, SLOW HAND whiskey, GRAND POPPY amaro and BAR KEEP bitters. Founded in 2004 by Khosrovian and Litty Mathew, the company seeks to make better spirits for a better planet.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us about your journey to becoming CEO?

When my wife, Litty, and I started Greenbar Distillery back in the dinosaur days of craft distilling, we tossed a coin to see who would be CEO and who would be CFO. …

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Alexandria Cannito

Television News Reporter turned Government Affairs Coordinator who has a passion for story telling

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