Shanon Marks – Chief Innovation Officer of MU/DAI

Shanon Marks - Chief Innovation Officer of MU/DAI

Productivity is pretty easy in a startup environment. It’s like swimming in the ocean: You can stop, but that’s not going to work out well for you. Shanon Marks, chief innovation officer of MU/DAI, has been defining the experience in digital and physical product design for more than 15 years. He creates groundbreaking experiences that […]

Torrey Tayenaka – CEO of Sparkhouse

Torrey Tayenaka - CEO of Sparkhouse

Networking, every good thing that has happened to my businesses has come from a personal connection. Its amazing how much business and good fortune comes from the people you went to school with, played sports with, or even your neighbors. As CEO of Sparkhouse, Torrey Tayenaka uses groundbreaking media approaches that combine bold storytelling with high […]

Anthony Franciosi – Founder of Ant’s Organic

Anthony Franciosi - Founder of Ant's Organic

Everything we do here is based on trial-and-error and experimentation. One of us will start off with an idea and way to improve, then we do real-time testing. Colorado “Pot-repreneur” Anthony Franciosi is the founder of today’s top all-natural ganga gem: Ant’s Organic. Created as a way to holistically relieve pain from sports injuries, Ant’s […]

AJ Esmailzadeh – CEO of Private.me

“I believe series of independent nonprofit organizations can be trusted to be steward people’s private data, if it’s done right of course!” Private.me’s CEO and founder, A.J. Esmailzadeh is an entrepreneur and business leader who has extensive experience founding and managing companies. His current ventures include Standard Clouds, Inc. (which operates Private.me), EEMA Lighting Group […]

Rahul Alim – Founder of Custom Creatives

Stay focused. We all have hopes and dreams, those will come true but you have to remain focused on your goals. Rahul Alim is a successful entrepreneur with practical sales and marketing expertise. He founded Success Marketing Solutions, Inc. (SMS) in 2004 and Custom Creatives in 2006 to provide top quality Graphic Design, Web Design, […]

Sarah Barrett – Author of A Mom’s Guide to School Fundraising

Listen to your gut. There is always lots of “chatter,” and everyone is always full of advice. I have found that when you can listen to your gut, you’re always making the best decision for you. Sarah Barrett is a former teacher with a Masters in Education from Pepperdine University. She has been fundraising for […]

Rebecca Jennings – President and CEO of Hips & Curves

Stay out of your comfort zone. Keep learning, taking risks, and creating. And while you’re exploring the realm outside your comfort zone, make sure you have a support group. Rebecca Jennings is president and CEO of Hips & Curves, a multimillion-dollar, award-winning plus-size lingerie company with an extremely devoted following. Since founding Hips & Curves […]

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 […]

Rick Norris – Founder of Rick Norris CPA

Rick earned a Bachelor of Science from U.C.L.A. in 1979. After receiving his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1982, he earned a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1985. He founded Rick E Norris, Accountancy Corporation in 1992. He has published articles in the California CPA Society magazine, among other periodicals, including […]