Reza Jahangiri – Founder and CEO of American Advisors Group

To ensure I’m productive, I am a bit obsessive about writing down major priorities for the next day. Reza Jahangiri is the founder and CEO of American Advisors Group (AAG), serving as CEO since July 2005. AAG is a leader in reverse mortgage lending, with a singular mission of providing reverse mortgage loans to benefit […]

Mack Dudayev – Founder of InsureChance

[quote style=”boxed”]Read a lot and then read some more. I try to read everything about my industry, marketing, technology, business and when I have time I love reading business biographies.[/quote] Mack Dudayev is the founder of InsureChance, an online life insurance marketplace located in Boca Raton, Florida. It is one of a kind online life […]

Ivan Matkovic – CEO and Founder of Spendgo

[quote style=”boxed”]I would build my personal network earlier. A startup is not a DIY project.[/quote] Ivan founded Spendgo in 2010 following the advice from his college professor and now current Spendgo board member, John Durham. During the last four years, Ivan has taken Spendgo from a tiny warehouse with three developers to a national company. […]

Liran Hirschkorn – Founder of

[quote style=”boxed”] Taking action in business is key. You can’t just have a list of great ideas and never have the guts to implement them.[/quote] Liran Hirschkorn is an independent life insurance agent and founder of, a national life insurance agency. His mission is to help individuals across the U.S find the best rates […]

Tianxiang Zhuo – Managing Partner at Karlin Ventures

[quote style=”boxed”]Be nice to people. You’ll be surprised how often entrepreneurs pick investors or investors pick other co-investors based on how much they like working with them. This simple strategy alone has done wonders for our deal flow over the past two years.[/quote] Tianxiang (TX) Zhuo was born into a family of entrepreneurs in Singapore […]

Bronson Quon – FVP & Controller at LERETA LLC

[quote style=”boxed”]I would build relationships differently with partners to ensure a mutual success, rather than a 1-sided venture.[/quote] Bronson L. Quon, a CPA, started his professional career even before graduating college, interning at notable companies like The Walt Disney Company and The Gap where he gained valuable experience in Financial Reporting and Analysis and Revenue. […]

Bryan Beatty – Partner of Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC

[quote style=”boxed”]I think I would do very little differently with one exception, I would have found a love of history sooner. It really makes you think about how things came to be and why. [/quote] Graduate of University of Maryland with a BS in Finance; former president of the Finance, Banking and Investment Society. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL […]

Somya Munjal – Founder of Youthful Savings

[quote style=”boxed”]Everything happens the way it’s supposed to and what doesn’t work, you learn from and try again. All the steps need to happen just as they did in order to get to where you are now. No regrets.[/quote] Somya started blogging about financial literacy in 2010 in order to create a meaningful dialogue about […]