At IdeaMensch we made the decision to not serve ads. We want our entrepreneurs to be proud of their interviews and it felt like obtrusive ads would be rather annoying. Instead, we give our interviewees the option to become a premium supporter. This financial contribution is our primary source of revenue and allows us to hopefully run IdeaMensch until eternity and to keep making it better along the way.
Most interviewees don’t pay and that’s okay and awesome. After all, we run this operation for the benefit of our interviewees. But, the ones who do choose to become a premium supporter make a huge difference for us. Without that financial support, we wouldn’t be able to do this.
So, thank you to the following supporters. Ideamensch would not be possible without you. Cheers.
Jeff Orgill is the founder of Film Budgeteers, an online film budgeting service launched in 2015 which provides filmmakers with a professional, customized, line item budget for their project within minutes.
Artem Martynyuk was born in 1993 in Korosten, Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1996 with his parents. He now owns a marketing agency online “Primar Marketing”, an automotive tech company “Safety Restore,” a luxury wedding cinematography company “Jenart Films” and is now leaning towards real estate.
Jeannie Hill is the founder and digital marketing consultant at Hill Web Creations. After enjoying several freelance gigs, she founded her company back in January of 2011. Her approach to creating digital marketing strategies is consultative.
Duane Boise is the President and CEO of EMED Jamaica. He has witnessed firsthand the many ways that healthcare is lacking and has made it his mission to combine his desire for change and his experience in business development in order to create a solution.
Michael Zaransky has dedicated his life to building harmonious communities. As the Founder and Managing Partner of MZ Capital Partners (and co-CEO of Prime Property Investors), Michael Zaransky is a seasoned real estate developer with an eye for building properties that serve the larger community.
Adam Kidan – Managing Director at Chartwell Business Advisors
Adam Kidan is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has worked in both Washington DC and the New York City Metro areas. Over the course of his 30+ year career, Adam has been involved in various diverse business ventures.
Brian O’Malley is the founder of Screenplay Readers, a script coverage service founded in 1999 which provides screenwriters, producers, and agents with valuable, actionable feedback on their work before they send it out to studios and name actors.
Jan Gleisner is long-time financial services professional with over 16 years of experience in his field. He currently serves as President of Carmel Valley Insurance Agency, Inc., an independent insurance agency that he founded.
The Founder and Chairman of Volta Global, Marko Dimitrijevic is an international businessman with over three decades of entrepreneurial and investing experience. Volta Global is a private investment group with investment activities in venture capital, private equity, real estate, and public markets.
Jake Croman – Co-Founder of the Eddie Croman Foundation
Jake Croman is a young entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Eddie Croman Foundation, a non-profit specializing in research and support for dogs with cancer and other illnesses.
Josh Ungaro, the founder of Allied Solution Group, was born in Delta, Colorado in the snow-capped mountains near Crested Butte. The Mid-West Transfer and Allied Solution Group have assisted in over 20,000 transfers of ownership, helping clients enjoy time with their family and create memories that will last a lifetime.
As an online partner with Quick Link Marketing, now known as Managed Benefits, Krishen Iyer has relied on his extensive expertise in online marketing, technical development, and client relations while carrying out his day-to-day responsibilities with the company.
Trained in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care at the Mayo Clinic, Jon Belsher has over twenty years of experience and success in private, public sectors, for-profit and nonprofit organizations in healthcare.
As the founder and CEO of Nationwide Debt Direct, Peter Jacoves remains fully dedicated to assisting consumers as they endeavor to overcome the burdensome difficulties brought about by debt.
Mike Baur – Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Swiss Startup Factory
Early in 2015 Mike and two partners founded today’s No.1 privately financed and independent startup accelerator: Swiss Startup Factory in Zurich, Switzerland. He holds an MBA from University of Rochester New York as well as an Executive MBA from University of Berne.
Marquina Iliev-Piselli is the Digital Marketing Director at RiffleBooks.com and an independent author-marketing consultant at AuthorpreneurLaunch.com. She helps authors feel empowered, not overwhelmed, by marketing.
Dr. Jill Ombrello is a General Dentist at Central Dentist, a Founder of Onsite Dentists of Texas, a lecturer at Healthy Start, and so much more. Professionally, Jill Ombrello is a strong supporter for public health dentistry and she has provided care in underserved areas of Texas, rural villages of Alaska, and more.
Logan Stout is an accomplished business owner, philanthropist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, keynote speaker and leadership trainer. Logan’s credibility and track record of leadership, team building, and success principles not only continue to drive his current ventures, but also make him one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the world.
Doug MacFaddin is a seasoned professional in the real estate industry with over 30 years of experience. His vast expertise in finance, real estate and business, dedication to his work and professionalism have allowed him to become one of the leading members in his industry.
Braden Power is an entrepreneur and real estate developer located in the Dallas area. The founder and co-owner of Power Properties with his brother, Braden has changed the game of real estate development.
A passionate and highly skilled digital marketing expert, Charles Lubbat Mr. Lubbat, a resident of Houston, Texas, is an experienced professional who has consistently demonstrated a unique creativity for web design.
Greg (born 18 February 1975) is an entrepreneur, master trader, philanthropist and international speaker, but most importantly a father. Greg is passionate about Philanthropy and this is recognized through him being nominated position 151 by Richtopia 2017.
A specialist in mechanical engineering and online business, Mr. Vander Griendt has made Render 3D Quickly an industry leader with a reputation for delivering high-quality work within a brief timeframe.
Instead of getting dejected, Levana seized her usual enthusiasm and “get it done” attitude and went to work. She summoned up her lifelong training as a food professional and pioneer in the food industry, and brought it to bear.
Rusty Tweed – President & Owner of Tweed Financial Services
As the president and owner of Tweed Financial Services, Rusty Tweed has utilized his extensive expertise in financial planning and investing to assist countless clients in developing a sound, individualized, and goal-oriented plan for securing their financial future.
In this capacity, Sonny played a pivotal role in building the division into a leading, world-class investment arm with an extensive, diverse portfolio. By the end of his tenure, Sonny oversaw a large staff of over 1,000 professionals managing $100 billion in assets across 33 countries.
Jim architected Foresite in 2011 as a healthcare-dedicated private equity firm specializing in identifying emerging healthcare leaders, which it helps grow to profitability by supplying capital, networks, and information.
Inspired by the Southern California visual artists whose work can be found just about anywhere — including from the walls of a fine art gallery to the walls of an alleyway or overpass — Brian Speier’s eclectic artistic sensibilities are immediately evident in his work as a freelance design consultant.
Grace Lever – Founder of GraceLever.com & The Doing Academy
Grace Lever is the founder of GraceLever.com & The Doing Academy, where she is devoted to empowering female entrepreneurs through a personal and professional philosophy centering on the simple concept of “doing.”
Ryan Hemphill is the founder of Madison Park Capital Advisors, a boutique advisory firm which is located in New York City. Every day Ryan gets the opportunity to manage client portfolios from various industries that range from real estate to energy.
Juan Castellanos is one of three co-founders at Alana Athletica, a new start-up that designs and produces yoga-inspired activewear made with love and in partnership with female abuse survivors through Emerge Global, a non-profit organization in Sri Lanka that supports and empowers these women.
With over 25 years of experience, entrepreneur, Graham Zahoruiko has worked as a transformational growth leader aiming to better the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and developmental leadership within companies.
With more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the life science & biotech industries, Greg Cruikshank has leveraged his professional and entrepreneurial skills to build LabRoots, a leading social networking service, centered around all things scientific, medical and academic.
In 2009, Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and received the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting.
Stephen Geri – Founder of Diversified Employee Benefit Services
Through DEBS, Stephen Geri also gets the opportunity to give back to his local San Antonio Community. He helps underpriveleged families apply for grants for life saving prescriptions that they would not otherwise be able to afford.
Le-roy Staines is the founder and CTO of TimeDock.com. He’s a highly creative software developer with a huge variety of interests including wood carving, hunting, hiking, animals, and, of course, tinkering with technology and inventing new things.
Elionora “Ella” Dudayeva was born in a village located in the small country called Ingushetia. After getting married and having 3 kids she eventually made her way to the land of opportunity, the United States of America, in her late 30’s.
As the CEO and Co-Founder of Parkifi, Ryan’s core belief is that we should know where available parking spaces are, in real time, and not spend 15 minutes or more driving around aimlessly looking for a parking spot.
A former graphic designer and front-end developer, Sean is a self-confessed app junkie currently consumed with creating content-driven experiences that help businesses attract and create their ideal customer.
Jim is well versed in making safe and intelligent trades in a bear or bull market. Mr. Hunt is also well known for his YouTube account, where he shares information about his most recent investments freely.
Laura Mecoy is the founder and president of Mecoy Communications, a team of expert storytellers with decades of experience in researching and creating compelling narratives about companies, products, people, causes and more.