Justin Lee – Co-founder and CEO of Vessyl

[quote style=”boxed”]This is not a strategy, but is helpful. I genuinely really care about everyone at the company. Their happiness is something I prioritize.[/quote] Justin is responsible for the overall product strategy and direction of the Vessyl. As CEO, he led the creation and is the principal co-inventor of Mark One’s sensing technology. Prior to co-founding this […]

Naithan Jones – Founder and CEO of AgLocal.com

[quote style=”boxed”]I would not think about scale at all early on, I would focus on acquiring knowledge first and foremost, even if the best way to acquire knowledge isn’t the scaleable business model it will likely produce it. [/quote] Nait Jones is the CEO and  founder of AgLocal.com (recently named “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies […]

Xander Oxman – Co-Founder and CEO of Club W

[quote style=”boxed”]Read. Stay curious. Keep learning. Identify smart people and ask them questions.[/quote] Xander Oxman is Co-Founder and CEO of Club W, an e-commerce company providing a better way to discover, buy and share wine. Club W stemmed from the company’s founders experiencing first hand a shortcoming in the way wine is sold at retail. […]

James Cummiskey – Managing Director of Cima Coffee Farms

[quote style=”boxed”]If I were to start again, I would hire a bit slower and more deliberately. Companies don’t make profits. People do. Take care of your people first and only hire people that truly inspire you. Regardless, leaders eat last.[/quote] James Cummiskey has over thirty years of achievement and executive responsibility in the defense, aerospace […]

Monica DiNatale – Author of 365 Guide New York City

[quote style=”boxed”]I don’t quit. I had many stumbling blocks while writing but I never lost focus. If I say that I’m going to do something, I do it. No grey area.[/quote] Monica DiNatale is an accomplished New York City Food Host and Deals Expert and has just released her first book in August. 365 Guide […]

Chandra Davis – Founder of Drink Chia

[quote style=”boxed”]Constantly challenge yourself to grow on a spiritual and emotional level. Business is relationships and egos can destroy. Developing the tools to deal with stress, disappoint, interesting personalities is key – make it a daily discipline! [/quote] A graduate from Emory University with a background in marketing & sales, Chandra’s life took a turn for the unexpected […]

DuAnne Redus – Owner of Maui Wowi Hawaiian

[quote style=”boxed”]Never be afraid to go after wild dreams, you can achieve so much more than you ever imagined.[/quote] After losing her husband suddenly and arriving home on a flight from a business trip just hours before the 9/11 attacks, DuAnne Redus decided it was time to stop putting off her entrepreneurial dreams. She opened […]

Audrey Darrow – CEO of Earth Source Organics

[quote style=”boxed”]Surrender: When you surrender, you don’t know how things are going to work out. You just let go and do the next thing. [/quote] Through life experiences and education, Audrey Darrow is focused on the path of a healthy, spiritual life. She is convinced that eating nutritious, high frequency foods is the essence of well […]