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Episodes

  • Starting a Business w/ Keith Boesky

    Oct 10, 2014 | 82 min
    Alex Wang, Co-founder of Carapace Wet-suits - Alex figured out a way to disrupt the wet-suit world! Find out how Alex took a booming product and made it BETTER! Gregory Markell - How do you get the most of Search engine optimization? Gregory is our Business Insider expert on all things SEO! Keith Boesky, Boesky & Company - Keith shares his story of starting his business. He went through all sorts of trials and tribulations, but eventually got on track. Find out how you can do the same with your business! Patrick Rettig - Patrick is our CMO or Chief MacGyver Officer! If your business is in trouble and needs to be fixed Patrick is your man!
  • 10/9/14 J.R Richard from Dishwalla!

    Oct 9, 2014 | 82 min
    Matt Rockman - CEO of SquarePeg Capital. Matt discusses the incredible opportunities entrepreneurs have now in the information age. MUSIC MENTOR: J.R Richards from Dishwalla - J.R. explains that a band needs to be treated as a BRAND! Find out how your band can do this too! MUSIC PROTEGE: Allie Nixon - With an amazing voice Allie is close to becoming big! But she needs to clean up a few critical things before that happens. Fins out what J.R. had to say to Allie!
  • 10/8/14 Debra Fine Santa Monica HERO!

    Oct 9, 2014 | 82 min
    Courtney Claghorn & Sam Offit, Co-Founders of Bronzed Tanning. What happens when your business hits a road block you can't get past? Courtney and Sam teach our listeners just how to do this! Lizanne Falsetto & Debra Fine, Rockstar Women. Debra is a 6 time CEO and true Rockstar! She was one of the only survivors from the Santa Monica College shootings in 2013. She was shot 4 times trying to stop this maniac. Make sure to check this out, incredible story of survival!
  • 10/7/14 Jane Seymour TV Personality

    Oct 9, 2014 | 82 min
    Jane Seymour (James Bond Live & Let Die) and Michael Amini - Jane and Michael help our listeners learn how to start and fund a business! Do not miss this interview! Mentor: Rahul Sonnad - CEO of Slipp - Rahul mentors our protege. What's the best way to get your company recognized by the masses? Find out now! Protege: Hope Horner receives amazing mentoring advice to better her business!
  • 10/6/14 Taryn Rose M.D CEO DRESR

    Oct 7, 2014 | 82 min
    D'Wayne Edwards - CEO / Founder of PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy. D'Wyane realized early in his life that he wanted to be a shoe designer, but unfortunately there was no schooling for this. D'Wayne saw a problem and fixed it by starting his own school. Learn how to start your own business just like D'Wayne did! Taryn Rose, M.D. Co-Founder CEO of DRESR, Inc. Keeping your business running like a well oiled machine can be very difficult! Learn how to keep your company afloat!
  • 10/3/14 Rod Pyle Author Destination Mars

    Oct 7, 2014 | 82 min
    Rod Pyle - Educator, Producer, Author, "Destination Mars" & "Curiosity, a look inside the Mars Rover Mission" - An absolutely riveting interview with one of the brightest minds on the planet! Not only will you learn about growing your business, Rod also gives our listeners a first hand look into the possibilities surrounding the planet Mars! WIlliam Quigley, Clearstone Ventures - William knows what a company needs to get started, it's funding. William teaches our listeners the best way to invest or get investors!
  • 10/2/14 Freddie Ravel Human Harmonics

    Oct 6, 2014 | 82 min
    Nicole Rodruiges, Founder and CEO of NRPR Group. Michelle teaches our listeners how to keep their company funded during trying times! MUSIC MENTOR: Freddie Ravel mentors our Protege. It's important that you turn your band into a BRAND! MUSIC PROTEGE: JJ Bassett receives cirtical advice on how to better improve you band and turn it into a business!
  • 10/1/14 ROCKSTAR WOMEN!

    Oct 6, 2014 | 82 min
    Lizanne Falsetto (Founder of ThinkThin Bars) & Julie Schoenfeld (5 time CEO!) Lizanne interviews Julie Schoenfeld and helps our listeners better understand how Women are shaping the entrepreneurial world! Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy - What a treat we have today! Scott Flanders teaches our listeners just how to take a business that's humming and make it better!
  • 9/30/14 Fred Joyal Found. 1-800-DENTIST

    Sep 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Tom McAlevey, CEO Venice Beach based streaming music service, Radical.FM - Your business is up and running. How do you get it recognized so it can grow? Tom helps our listeners better understand how to do this! Mentor: Fred Joyal from 1-800-DENTIST joins us! He is our in studio mentor. Joyal helps our protege shape and grow his business! Protege: Alec Gellis, Protege. Alec gets all the advice he can handle from Mr. Fred Joyal himself! If you have ANY questions about your business don't miss this show!
  • 9/29/14 Mark Stagen CEO YBA

    Sep 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Mark Stagen , CEO & Founder of YBA. Mark is the CEO & Founder of Youth Business Alliance which focuses on bringing business skills in the classroom. They are connecting the youth with real business professionals. Andy Abrahmson, CEO, Comminicano. Andy is our weekly Business Insider. Andy will keep you up to date with all new technology and services!
  • 9/26/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Jeremy Smith, CEO of Spot Hero. What's the best way to get your company up and running? Where do you start? Jeremy fills our listeners in on some great tips and tricks! Jenny Vance, President of LeadJen. Jenny has a figured a way out to be disruptive in an industry. This can be scary, but the pay out can be HUGE! Find out how she did it!
  • 9/24/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Frank Muscarello, Co-founder and CEO of MarkITx. Frank helps our listeners better understand how to start a company with minimal funding. MUSIC MENTOR: Christain Cullen. Christian mentors our rising star. How do you turn your band into a Brand?! MUSIC PROTEGE: Eric Howell, Rising Star Musician
  • 9/25/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Frank Muscarello, Co-founder and CEO of MarkITx. Frank helps our listeners better understand how to start a company with minimal funding. MUSIC MENTOR: Christain Cullen. Christian mentors our rising star. How do you turn your band into a Brand?! MUSIC PROTEGE: Eric Howell, Rising Star Musician
  • 9/24/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Adam Friedman , CEO of Meet Advisors. Your business is up and running, how do get it to grow??? Adam Friedman has these answers and a lot more, Listen now! Tom Patterson, Global GM CSC - Tom is our weekly business insider on Wednesday. We like to refer to him as the CTO, or Chief Trust Officer. Tom gives our listeners the 101 on all things security in the digital world!
  • 9/23/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Adam Hecktman , Director of Technology & Civic Engagement of Microsoft. What does the future hold for Microsoft and YOU?! Find out now! Johnathan Wendel aka Fatal1ty was the first professional video gamer. Hear his incredible story, and how he turned this into a multi-million dollar business!
  • 9/18/14 Will Henshall CEO Focus@will

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Gretchen Christine Rossi - Founder, shopgretchenchristine.com, TV personality. Will Henshall, CEO, Focus@will. Will fills our listeners in on better ways to focus and get your work done in timely fashion!
  • 9/17/14 Matt Spiegel V. Pres. MyCase

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Matt Spiegel, Founder and Vice-President of Product at MyCase. Learn how Matt kept his company funded through a struggling economy.
  • 9/16/14 James Siminoff Found. Doorbot

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Kevin Hundert - Founder/CEO of Made Eye ware. Learn how Kevin took an idea and made it better! Mentor: James Siminoff - Founder of Door Bot mentors our rising star in the entrepreneurial space! DO NOT MISS THIS! CEO/Co-Founder, STEM Center USA
  • 9/15/14 Dez White, Founder InvisibleText

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Dez White, Founder of Invisible Text, Invisible Social, Invisible Call and Invisible Email. Wouldn't it be nice to have your messages, texts, etc invisible from snoopy eyes! Dex teaches our listeners how to start a business just like this! Nick Kovacevich, Co-Founder & CEO of Kush Bottles
  • 9/12/14 Nanxi Liu, Co-Founder of Enplug

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey, Barefoot Wine Founders & New York Times Best Selling Authors, The Barefoot Spirit. Learn the best ways to market your business! Nanxi Liu, CEO and Co-Founder of Enplug. Have a great idea but don't know how to get it funded? Look no further! We have the tips and tricks you need!
  • 9/11/14 Scott Page - Pink Floyd

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Elvina Beck, Owner at PodShare, Founder at ScoutMy.com. Learn how communities are now sharing their space for people visiting out of town! How can you do the same thing? Find out now! MUSIC MENTOR: Scott Page, PINK FLOYD. Learn how to turn your Band into a BRAND! MUSIC PROTEGE: Lara Johnston, Rising Star
  • 9/10/14 Lance Stacey, Founder BarFly

    Sep 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Lance Stacy, Founder of BarFly Social Club. How disruptive are you being? Lance teaches our listeners the importance trying new ideas! Jay Samit , Serial Entrepreneur, weekly Business Insider. Jay talks about the shared economy and how you can utilize this important new tool.
  • 9/9/14 Anthony Flynn CEO YOUBAR

    Sep 26, 2014 | 82 min
    CEO of Youbar Anthony Flynn helps our listeners better understand the business behind nutrition! Rahul Sonnad, Founder of Slipp. Learn how take your business and turn it into a growing powerhouse!
  • 9/8/14 Syd Leibovitch Owner Rodeo Realty

    Sep 26, 2014 | 82 min
    Diane Licht, Founder of Cambiami Sandals. Learn how to keep your company funded! Syd Leibovitch, President and Owner of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Rodeo Realty, Inc. Most people think the realty industry is not smart to get into in this economy. Syd explains why that's about as far from the truth as you can get!
  • 9/5/14 David Baird CEO, Gigmor

    Sep 24, 2014 | 82 min
    David Baird, Founder & CEO of Gigmor. When you need a gig for your band Gigmor is what you are looking for! So how did David do it? Gregory Markell, Founder, Infuse Creative. Learn the tips and tricks you need to know for great Search Engine Optimization!
  • 9/4/14 Scott Page PINK FLOYD

    Sep 24, 2014 | 82 min
    Eden Heinsheimer, Founder of Max Daniel Designs, Inc. Scott Page, Mentor, Musician, PINK FLOYD. Learn how to build your band into a brand! PROTEGE: Kailynn West, Musician
  • 9/3/14 Gerard N. Casale Founder, Tilt

    Sep 24, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode - Anthony Puntoriero - CEO / Founder of Instant Sponsor. You need your seats filled? Instant sponsor has you covered! Gerard N. Casale, Founder of Tilt. Collect money from your group and make something happen!
  • 9/2/14 James Siminoff CEO Doorbot

    Sep 24, 2014 | 82 min
    On this episode : Lilly Ghalichi by Avitan, Television Personality, Designer, Entrepreneur and James Siminoff, Your First Step International, Inc. Chief Inventor DoorBot
  • 8/25/14 Steve Glenn CEO Living Homes

    Sep 8, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode : Mark Stagen (CEO & Founder of YBA) & Steve Glenn (Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC)
  • 8/22/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 5, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode : Alex Bratton (Author of “Billion Dollar Apps: How to Find and Implement a Winning Mobile Strategy”) & Nolan Bushnell (Founder of Atari and Chuckie Cheese)
  • 8/21/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Sep 5, 2014 | 82 min
    On this episode : Chuck Tempelton (Chairman, Impact Engine), John Flavin (Executive Director Chicago Innovation Exchange at the University of Chicago)
  • 8/20/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!!!

    Aug 21, 2014 | 82 min
    Featuring, CHUCK TEMPLETON - a rockstar entrepreneur who provides environmental and societal entrepreneurs with the capital, business resources and network they need to build successful companies & JOHN FLAVIN - a rockstar insider who with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences field focused on finance and operations & CHRISTIAN MATTHEW CULLEN - a rockstar mentor who composes music and creates sound design for video games, animation and advertising for clients such as Disney, Smirnoff, The Kentucky Derby, Jeep, and more.
  • 8/19/14 LIVE FROM WGN IN CHICAGO!

    Aug 19, 2014 | 82 min
    A serial entrepreneur from the age of 16, Ilya Beyrak took his last startup from $0-$15MM in 1.5 years. With more than 12 years experience in software and business development, he has consulted Best Buy, Macy’s Toy’s R US on improving systems and ecommerce systems. Ilya is a leading expert in Big Data and Cassandra. Salen M. Churi is Lecturer in Law and Assistant Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School, where Mr. Churi teaches Entrepreneurship and the Law and supervises law students in the representation of lower- to middle-income entrepreneurs. He previously practiced corporate and transactional law at Sidley Austin and Kirkla...
  • BRS554_08182014_MON

    Aug 18, 2014 | 86 min
    Adam Oberman – Adam has been with Retriever of Chicago for 14 years. He started as the manager of the risk/chargeback/collection department for NPC Corporate which is the parent company of Retriever of Chicago. He managed over 20 employees in his 4 years with corporate. Adam then joined forces with Nick Oberman and Ryan Hallett and formed Retriever of Chicago which is one of NPC’s largest Independent Sales Organizations today. That sales force has a sales team of over 60 agents nationwide, and four offices spread across the United States – Mokena IL, Chicago IL, Del Ray Beach Florida, and Los Angeles California. Adams primary focus is on the large mid-merchant segment that process in a retai...
  • 8/15/14 Founders of "The Dry Bar"

    Aug 18, 2014 | 82 min
    Alli Webb founded Drybar in 2010 after spending 15 years as a professional stylist. She attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and began her career in fashion in New York City in the early ‘90s working for designer Nicole Miller. In 1996, Alli left fashion retailing to pursue her true passion – hairstyling. After training at the Toni & Guy Academy, Alli sharpened her skills as an assistant to celebrity stylist John Sahag, famous for his signature dry-cut technique. Having struggled with her own extremely curly hair, Alli was always in search of a great blowout but was often disappointed with the two available options – an overpriced blowout at a traditional salon or a less-than-desira...
  • 8/13/14Tom Patterson CSC DigitalSecurtiy

    Aug 13, 2014 | 82 min
    A highly acclaimed security expert, published author, and keynote speaker who provides compelling insight into cyber security issues of the day, Tom Patterson provides clarity while delivering a high energy view into security that is of critical importance today. Patterson shares his insights and incredible knowledge on an area a lot of us either don't know about, or is just to confusing to understand. If you have any questions regarding internet security do not miss this compelling interview! Currently CSC's Global GM for Cybersecurity Consulting, Tom has run security services for Deloitte in EMEA, was IBM's Chief eCommerce Strategist and a venture-backed founder/CEO. Tom has worked on secu...
  • 8/12/14 Gavin McGarry CEO Jumpwire Media

    Aug 12, 2014 | 82 min
    Gavin has been working in media space for over 20 years. His past experience includes positions at major television networks as well as owning and operating a television production company and a boutique advertising agency. His company created some of the first cross media TV content and worked with major networks including NBC, Discovery, CTV, and Global Television. The full service ad agency serviced two national clients and explored integrating brands into television and online properties. In 2004 he moved from his native Canada to the UK to better understand the rapidly emerging mobile phone space. Through his position at Endemol he worked closely with the UK’s largest mobile operator O2...
  • 8/11/14 David Bernahl Coastal Luxury Mgt

    Aug 11, 2014 | 82 min
    Mr. Bernahl is co-founding partner of Coastal Luxury Management, a company that focuses on acquiring and managing unique opportunities in the hospitality sector. The company's first major project was Pebble Beach Food & Wine, a 4-day,annual event hosted at the Pebble Beach Resorts that attracts nearly 5,000 people. Pebble Beach Food & Wine celebrates 60 celebrity chefs, 250 international wineries and provides cooking demos, wine tasting, a rare wine auction, and numerous multi-course lunches and dinners throughout the weekend. Coastal Luxury Management also operates the American Institute of Wine & Food, a 4,000 member national culinary organization with chapters in most cities. Jennifer Maa...
  • 8/8/14 Gregory Markel Infuse Creative

    Aug 8, 2014 | 82 min
    Infuse Creative, founded by Gregory Markel, referred to as ‘one of the pioneers of SEO,’ has provided search engine optimization, social media, mobile, TV advertising, reputation management, security, and digital marketing services and technology to an extremely diverse range of clients comprised of politicians, celebrities, well known executives, governments, corporations and others for the last 15 years including notable names such as; Sony, Universal, Roadside Attractions, Mazda, Disney, Gibson Musical Instruments, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Participant Media, Pacificare, The BBC, Ed Hardy, Led Zeppelin, Lord of the Rings, CBS, FOX, The National Geographic Channel, Transcendental Medi...
  • 8/7/14 Scott Page PINK FLOYD

    Aug 7, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Scott Page has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “5...
  • 8/6/14 Patrick Rettig CEO Rettig Corp.

    Aug 6, 2014 | 82 min
    Patrick Rettig is the story, an exposé of a man who is absolutely the last stop for a business owner in financial turmoil. This particular time in the life of an entrepreneur is the quintessential heartbreak of dreams and hope. One would think that financial decisions had been made that were incorrect, that alliances had been broken or that the economy had shifted. Moreover the uncomfortable thinking is that the corporation and its founder were simply a bad deal. The word bankruptcy and reorganization are ghostly specters in the night for those people who must embrace failure. There have been successes in the past but now they seem to be only a memory. Money is a threat because it is only re...
  • 8/5/14 Tom Bilyeu CEO Quest Nutrition

    Aug 5, 2014 | 82 min
    Quest Nutrition is headed by Tom Bilyeu, who oversees close to 300 full-time staff, chiefly in Southern California, leading sales, marketing, content creation and other areas while guiding the company’s culture of passion and transformation. Before launching the venture in 2011, Bilyeu spent seven-and-a-half years as chief marketing officer of Awareness Technologies, a software security company, but eventually realized that “the technology business didn't provide enough of a real connection with people.” Having grown up in Tacoma, Washington in a family with rampant morbid obesity, he felt a personal need to segue into the health and fitness industry and help his loved ones as well as others...
  • 8/4/14 The Vanderpump's TV Personalities

    Aug 4, 2014 | 82 min
    Pandora Vanderpump-Sabo has a rare combination of confidence and grace that belies her 27 years. Daughter to British restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Pandora has lived in posh locales across the globe, and has the worldly palate, eclectic baubles, and mingled accent to prove it—some words roll with quintessentially English rounded vowels, others are strung together in bursts of California girl excitement. And the girl has reason to be giddy: Pandora recently launched The Divine Addiction, a luxury lifestyle blog with a focus on food, fashion, and entertaining, and is in the process of rolling out LVP Sangria with her husband, longtime love Jason Sabo. The...
  • 8/01/14 Roberto Milk CEO Novica.com

    Aug 1, 2014 | 82 min
    Roberto Milk is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Novica.com, a mission-driven company that works with artisans around the world in association with National Geographic. Over the past 10 years, Novica has become one of the largest handmade gift, jewellery and home décor websites in the world, selling the works of thousands of artisans through regional offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Prior to Novica, Milk worked as an investment banker for Prudential Securities, where he helped raise over US$ 1 billion in capital markets transactions, M&A transactions and venture capital financing. Milk is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and is a Chartered Financia...
  • 7/31/15 Freddie Ravel Keynote Maestro

    Jul 31, 2014 | 82 min
    Freddie Ravel is the internationally acclaimed Harmonics Maestro that blends his infectious passions for music and business to unlock the minds, hearts and hips of audiences around the world. Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Earth, Wind and Fire, Madonna, Prince, Indie Arie, Sergio Mendes, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, the Boston Pops and rock legend, Carlos Santana, the chart-topping Keyboardist is the Founder of “Business Harmonics”, the award-winning peak performance system to enhance leadership, innovation and collaboration within major corporations. As an expert on music and business integration, Freddie’s media appearances include FOX, ABC, Universal, Clear Channe...
  • 7/30/14 Tom Patterson GM CSC Global

    Jul 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Erik Oberholtzer co-founded Tender Greens in 2006 in Culver City, California, a chef driven, organic, fast-casual restaurant concept with 12 locations and counting. A professionally trained chef, Erik manages a growing team of talent along with some exciting new brands. He is the founder of the Tender Greens Sustainable Life Project, a program aimed at assisting at risk youth develop new skills and career intentions through structured culinary training and farm exposure. He is also co-founder of P. Balistreri Salumi Company, the first of their unique chef legacy companies he has helped incubate and bring to market through Tender Greens. Erik did his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Temp...
  • 7/30/14 Rahul Sonnad CEO Slipp

    Jul 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, the leading social branding firm that provides consulting and training to help companies tell the story of the good they do to build their reputation, profits and social impact. He is a member of the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Diplomacy at the USC Annenberg School, the Transformational Leadership Council and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He contributes to Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and GOOD Magazine on branding and social technology. Simon’s first book, We First: How brands and consumers use social media to build a better world (Palgrave Macmillan) is a Ne...
  • 7/28/14 Russ Reeder Pres. Media Temple

    Jul 28, 2014 | 82 min
    Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a 20+ person asymmetrical communications consultancy, geared to providing clients with Senior Advising, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Marketer-In-Residence services to start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to influencer relations, marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, promotion, events and reputation management in the technology, consumer products and business to business markets. In the last 10 years 27 of his agency’s clients have exited, with three IPOs. Some of the acquiring companies include Google, eBay, Yahoo, Nokia, Cisco, IBM, Citrix Online, Computer Associate...
  • 7/25/14 Dave Asprey Bio Hacker

    Jul 28, 2014 | 86 min
    A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, speaker and computer security expert, Dave Asprey spent 15 years and $300,000 to hack his own biology. Along the way, he created an early cloud computing service at the first web hosting company and ran strategic planning for two public companies. He splits his time between helping others upgrade themselves with coaching and on The Bulletproof Executive, and serving as Trend Micro’s head cloud computing tech evangelist. The Financial Times calls him a “bio-hacker who takes self-quantification to the extreme of self-experimentation” because Asprey upgraded his brain by 20 IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 lbs without using calories or...
  • 7/24/14 Scott Page PINK FLOYD

    Jul 28, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Page has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “50 Pion...
  • BRS536_07232014_WED

    Jul 28, 2014 | 74 min
    Chris Lee is the President and CEO of CAL Entertainment. A full service Speakers Bureau and an industry leader in Event Entertainment. Chris has a relationship with hundreds of speakers and entertainers who he has been representing for a decade. Chris’ 20 years in sales make him a sought after thought leader in selling and marketing. CAL Entertainment is a full service Speakers Bureau, a member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus and an industry leader in Event Entertainment By booking the biggest celebrity speakers, best-selling authors, business leaders, sports figures, and top keynote speakers in the business — from the best up-and-comers to the most proven staples— as we...
  • 7/22/14 Keith Chambers CEO Chambers Grp.

    Jul 28, 2014 | 82 min
    Keith Chambers has assisted more than five hundred goods and service providers in formulating their marketing approach, including Clorox, Del Monte, Campbell’s, Coppertone, Arm by its second year, Sega Genesis was exceeding $500 million in sales. Considered unorthodox by many, The Chambers Group has brought originality to their marketing approach. Pierre Vudrag has always had a love of vintage posters, rock pictures, and collecting. Afte
  • 7/21/14 Sabrina Kay CEO Fremont Invest.

    Jul 21, 2014 | 82 min
    Sabrina Kay is committed to returning the American educational system to its former glory by introducing new learning models and connecting the workforce with classrooms. Her quest answers the seemingly logical question: Why wait until college students have already graduated to give them work-based training? Her goal is to use the Penn's learning model as a framework, conduct further research, perfect the model, and enhance students' social mobility and opportunity through education. The laboratory of her ambition is Fremont College. Dr. Sabrina Kay became Chancellor of Fremont College in 2007 and targeted nontraditional students, teaching them through collaboration and real-world cases to n...
  • 7/18/14 Seth Shapiro Two-time Emmy®

    Jul 21, 2014 | 83 min
    Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading executive and adviser in digital media. His work includes cutting-edge projects in television, online, games and music with the Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, Time Warner, McCann, Showtime, Universal, Verizon, Goldman Sachs and a range of new ventures. He is a Governor of Interactive Media at the Academy of Television of Arts & Sciences, the organization that bestows the Emmy Awards. Shapiro is President of Village Green Network, Principal of New Amsterdam Media and Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He was previously a Partner at Media Valuation Partners and co-founder of ARC, a VOD service in 15 millio...
  • BRS532_07172014_THURS

    Jul 21, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Scott Page has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “5...
  • 7/16/14 Jay Rockliffe CEO OfficeWellness

    Jul 21, 2014 | 82 min
    Jay Rockliffe - Having graduated from Sheridan College’s Honors Marketing Program in 1996, Jay joined Ogilvy & Mather as an account executive for IBM Canada’s corporate division. In this capacity, he managed advertising campaigns from conception to placement, including the IBM branded term “e-business”. Furthermore, he managed and sold the IBM Middleware Integrated campaign that quickly became a worldwide contract. At Olgilvy & Mather he was fortunate to be on the new business team and therefore able to work with many major players, including Zellers Canada, Sears Whole Home, and the Royal Canadian Mint. In 1999 he joined Communique, where he used the experience gained on these accounts to b...
  • 7/15/14 Stephan Spencer Author/Coach

    Jul 16, 2014 | 82 min
    Stephan Spencer is author of Google Power Search, co-author of the brand new book Social eCommerce due out later this month, and co-author of The Art of SEO, soon to be in its third edition -- all published by O'Reilly. Stephan Founded Netconcepts, an SEO and interactive agency in the 1990's. The firm was acquired in 2010 by Covario. Stephan is the inventor of the pay-for-performance SEO technology GravityStream, now part of the Rio SEO suite of tools. He's a contributor to the Huffington Post, Search engine Land, Multi Channel Merchant, Practical Ecommerce, and Marketing Profs. He's spoken at countless hundreds of conferences on Internet marketing topics. Born in New York and raised in Los ...
  • 7/14/14 Eric Siu CEO Single Grain Media

    Jul 14, 2014 | 82 min
    Prior to ooVoo, Samit was CEO of SocialVibe, the largest social media technology platform, reaching over 600 million consumers around the world each month for such major brands as Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, Nestle, Toyota, Pepsi, Microsoft, Visa, and Disney. Samit has held global senior management positions at Universal, EMI, and Sony. As Executive Vice President of Sony, Samit implemented a profitable global digital e commerce strategy for Sony and built a new division from scratch — making Sony the #7 largest ecommerce site in the world. As Global President of Digital Distribution & Development for EMI, he broke new ground for the music industry launching digital businesses in over 30 countr...
  • 7/11/14 Craig Ellins Medical Marijuana

    Jul 11, 2014 | 82 min
    Craig Ellins has a varied and impressive business background. He has spent more than 30 years discovering emerging trends and creating start-ups, from being a pioneer in companies offering 24-hour live shopping networks, to developing one of the internet's first streaming video business opportunities. He has launched new products via domestic and international television direct response advertising, including the successful Pilates Performer, BioFlex, Nature's Vision and the Voit Ab Roller. Ellins has been sought out for strategic planning by well-known companies, including NetCom, AT&T, Time Warner Inc., K-Tel International, Fingerhut Corporation, Guthy-Renker, Simitar Entertainment, and St...
  • 7/10/14 Freddie Ravel Famous Musician

    Jul 10, 2014 | 82 min
    Freddie Ravel is the internationally acclaimed Harmonics Maestro that blends his infectious passions for music and business to unlock the minds, hearts and hips of audiences around the world. Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Earth, Wind and Fire, Madonna, Prince, Indie Arie, Sergio Mendes, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, the Boston Pops and rock legend, Carlos Santana, the chart-topping Keyboardist is the Founder of “Business Harmonics”, the award-winning peak performance system to enhance leadership, innovation and collaboration within major corporations. As an expert on music and business integration, Freddie’s media appearances include FOX, ABC, Universal, Clear Channe...
  • 7/9/14 Tom Bilyeu CEO Quest Nutrition

    Jul 9, 2014 | 82 min
    Quest Nutrition is headed by Tom Bilyeu, who oversees close to 300 full-time staff, chiefly in Southern California, leading sales, marketing, content creation and other areas while guiding the company’s culture of passion and transformation. Before launching the venture in 2011, Bilyeu spent seven-and-a-half years as chief marketing officer of Awareness Technologies, a software security company, but eventually realized that “the technology business didn’t provide enough of a real connection with people.” Having grown up in Tacoma, Washington in a family with rampant morbid obesity, he felt a personal need to segue into the health and fitness industry and help his loved ones as well as others...
  • 7/8/14 David Houston Barney's Beanery

    Jul 9, 2014 | 82 min
    While having difficulty getting a table at a local pool hall with one of his friends, David Houston decided he should open a pool hall. In 1989, David opened Q's Billiard Club that is still in its current location today. In 1999, long-time Los Angeles eatery Barney's Beanery came on the market. David jumped at the chance to purchase the restaurant-bar hybrid and has gone on to expand the brand by opening locations in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Burbank and Westwood. Barney's Beanery employs a staff of about 400 that includes a managerial staff including Human Resources and Regional Managers. Today our listeners get to learn how to transition from one business to another, how to make it smooth, a...
  • 7/7/14 William Quigley Clearstone Vent,

    Jul 7, 2014 | 82 min
    William Quigley joined Clearstone Venture Partners (formerly idealab Capital Partners) shortly after its formation and concentrates on its Internet, Gaming and Communications related investments. William’s current portfolio reflects his belief in the enormous opportunities in the consumer Internet, wireless and enterprise markets (Xfire.com, Titan Gaming, AOptix Technologies, SoonR, Meru Networks, Novariant). He is also focused on emerging companies offering managed services in the enterprise and consumer sectors (Communicado, Spock Networks). William is a member of the board of directors of AOptix Technologies, Meru Networks, Novariant, SoonR, Xfire and Evertune. William joined Clearstone f...
  • 7/4/14 Todd Ray AMC's Freakshow

    Jul 7, 2014 | 82 min
    Todd Ray is the mastermind behind The Venice Beach Freakshow, a classically-inspired circus sideshow with an attached museum of oddities. A 21st century P.T. Barnum with a congenital resistance to very concept of "impossible," Todd has set out to build the world's greatest showcase for the unique, the bizarre and the wondrous. Venice Beach Freakshow opened in 2006, and since then Todd has searched the world for animal anomalies, bizarre artifacts, and people with unusual physiological traits and astounding talents. He has embraced the word "freak" as a joyous rebuttal to "normal" and the pressure of conformity. "Every single one of us, by virtue of our individuality, is an oddity. We're each...
  • 7/3/14 Maggie Szabo Rising Musician

    Jul 3, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Scott Page has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “5...
  • 7/2/14 Sean Murrin Founder Take Off

    Jul 2, 2014 | 82 min
    Jay Alan Samit is president of ooVoo – the world’s largest provider of social video chat with 50 million registered users. Samit is a leading technology pioneer with over 25 years experience in digital media. Prior to ooVoo, Samit was CEO of SocialVibe, the largest social media technology platform, reaching over 600 million consumers around the world each month for such major brands as Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, Nestle, Toyota, Pepsi, Microsoft, Visa, and Disney. Samit has held global senior management positions at Universal, EMI, and Sony. As Executive Vice President of Sony, Samit implemented a profitable global digital ecommerce strategy for Sony and built a new division from scratch — maki...
  • 7/01/14 Pierre Vudrag Limited Runs

    Jul 2, 2014 | 82 min
    Keith Chambers has assisted more than five hundred goods and service providers in formulating their marketing approach, including Clorox, Del Monte, Campbell’s, Coppertone, Arm by its second year, Sega Genesis was exceeding $500 million in sales. Considered unorthodox by many, The Chambers Group has brought originality to their marketing approach. Pierre Vudrag has always had a love of vintage posters, rock pictures, and collecting. Aft
  • 6/30/14 Tony Horton Founder P90X

    Jun 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Tony Horton is the creator behind P90X® - the best selling fitness program in America. Over the past 25 years, Tony has inspired and motivated people all over the world by sharing his fitness expertise with professional athletes, sports teams, television and film stars, recording artists and 4 million plus people. Tony changes lives with the perfect mix of physical fitness routines, encouragement, humor, discipline and fun. His specialties includes weight/resistance training, cardiovascular/aerobic training, advanced stretching, yoga, boxing and kickboxing, plus circuit, cross and interval training and post-rehabilitation training. Using his personally developed Muscle Confusion techniques, ...
  • 6/27/14 Keith Chambers Chambers Group

    Jun 27, 2014 | 82 min
    Keith Chambers has assisted more than five hundred goods and service providers in formulating their marketing approach, including Clorox, Del Monte, Campbell’s, Coppertone, Arm by its second year, Sega Genesis was exceeding $500 million in sales. Considered unorthodox by many, The Chambers Group has brought originality to their marketing approach. Renée Strauss is synonymous with weddings. She has guided brides from around the world ac
  • 6/26/14 Scott Page PINK FLOYD

    Jun 26, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Scott Page has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “5...
  • 6/25/14 Gregory Markel Infuse Creative

    Jun 25, 2014 | 82 min
    Howard Marks is Co-Chair of Start Engine and CEO of Gamzee. Howard is an incredibly successful technology entrepreneur that has worked with a number of companies specializing in the video game, online gaming, social gaming and internet education industry. He is also working as the CEO of Gamzee, a company he founded in April 2011 with the stated goal of disrupting the gaming industry by making games that anyone can play anywhere, anytime, and on any device. In 2005, Howard founded Acclaim Games. After its acquisition by Playdom, he became head of the Acclaim studio and Sr. VP, Strategic Planning at Disney Interactive Media Group. Howard got his start in 1983 while a student at the University...
  • 6/24/14 Simon Mainwaring WE FIRST BOOK

    Jun 24, 2014 | 82 min
    Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, the leading social branding firm that provides consulting and training to help companies tell the story of the good they do to build their reputation, profits and social impact. He is a member of the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Diplomacy at the USC Annenberg School, the Transformational Leadership Council and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He contributes to Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and GOOD Magazine on branding and social technology. Simon’s first book, We First: How brands and consumers use social media to build a better world (Palgrave Macmillan) is a Ne...
  • 6/23/14 Jeff Potter CEO Surf Air

    Jun 24, 2014 | 82 min
    Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a 20+ person asymmetrical communications consultancy, geared to providing clients with Senior Advising, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Marketer-In-Residence services to start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to influencer relations, marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, promotion, events and reputation management in the technology, consumer products and business to business markets. In the last 10 years 27 of his agency’s clients have exited, with three IPOs. Some of the acquiring companies include Google, eBay, Yahoo, Nokia, Cisco, IBM, Citrix Online, Computer Associate...
  • 6/20/14 Keith Chambers - Chambers Group

    Jun 24, 2014 | 82 min
    Keith Chambers has assisted more than five hundred goods and service providers in formulating their marketing approach, including Clorox, Del Monte, Campbell’s, Coppertone, Arm by its second year, Sega Genesis was exceeding $500 million in sales. Considered unorthodox by many, The Chambers Group has brought originality to their marketing approach. Renée Strauss is synonymous with weddings. She has guided brides from around the world achi
  • 6/19/14 Scott Page PINK FLOYD

    Jun 19, 2014 | 82 min
    Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a 20+ person asymmetrical communications consultancy, geared to providing clients with Senior Advising, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Marketer-In-Residence services to start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to influencer relations, marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, promotion, events and reputation management in the technology, consumer products and business to business markets. In the last 10 years 27 of his agency’s clients have exited, with three IPOs. Some of the acquiring companies include Google, eBay, Yahoo, Nokia, Cisco, IBM, Citrix Online, Computer Associate...
  • 6/18/14 Renee Strauss TV Personality

    Jun 18, 2014 | 82 min
    Jay is the Executive Chairman of Realty Mogul and sits on the Board of Directors. Jay was most recently the President of ooVoo. Prior, Samit was CEO of SocialVibe and has held global senior management positions at Universal, EMI, and Sony. A leading technology pioneer for over 25 years, Samit has sold companies to Fortune 500 firms and taken companies public in addition to creating multi-million dollar strategic partnerships with Best Buy, Coca Cola, Ford, General Motors, McDonald's, Microsoft and United Airlines. Samit’s charity work ranges from the first Internet Charity Auction to Tsunami Aid (with NBC) and Concert for Hurricane Relief (with MTV). During President Clinton’s administration...
  • 6/16/14 LIVE FROM WGN CHICAGO!!!

    Jun 17, 2014 | 82 min
    Matt Sapaula, is a financial coach with the goal of redefining his clients' future by giving them the information, tools and guidance they need to take charge of their finances and create a better life. For over a decade he has proactively educated the community in financial strategies, helped clients identify hidden assets and encourages his audience to turn missed opportunities into second chances. Matt began his career in the financial services industry by working at a large brokerage firm in southern California in transition from active-duty service in the United States Marine Corps. In the Marines, Matt's dedication to his country, his unit, and his duties propelled him to become a deco...
  • 6/17/14 LIVE FROM WGN

    Jun 17, 2014 | 82 min
    Howard A. Tullman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Flashpoint Academy (flashpointacademy.com), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Experiencia, Inc., and President Emeritus of Kendall College, in Chicago. Mr. Tullman is General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and a Director of The Cobalt Group (cobaltgroup.com) and Passage Events (passageevents.com) in Seattle. He is also a Trustee of WTTW in Chicago and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Tullman has over 30 years of management and turn-around experience and an extensive operations background in online services, large-scale in...
  • 6/12/14 Kenny Aronoff Famous Musician

    Jun 12, 2014 | 82 min
    Kenny is world renowned musician/drummer and will be our in studio mentor today! Do not miss this interview!!! These are the amazing artists and bands Kenny has been honored to have performed with in this short period of time... Dave Grohl, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Brad Paisley, Pharrell Williams, John Fogerty, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Keb Mo, Sam Moore, Dr. John, John Hiatt, Brantley Gilbert, Pat Monahan, Taj Mahal, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Zack Brown, Jackson Browne, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Juanes, Tom Morello, Fher Olvera (MAN...
  • 6/11/14 Michael Gluck Pres. VG Market

    Jun 11, 2014 | 82 min
    Jay Samit is the Executive Chairman of Realty Mogul and sits on the Board of Directors. Jay was most recently the President of ooVoo. Prior, Samit was CEO of SocialVibe and has held global senior management positions at Universal, EMI, and Sony. A leading technology pioneer for over 25 years, Samit has sold companies to Fortune 500 firms and taken companies public in addition to creating multi-million dollar strategic partnerships with Best Buy, Coca Cola, Ford, General Motors, McDonald's, Microsoft and United Airlines. Samit has produced over 100 video games garnering Best of Show awards at Comdex, CES, E3 and Retailvision. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jay was presented the Leona...
  • 6/6/14 Todd Ray AMC's Freakshow

    Jun 6, 2014 | 82 min
    Todd Ray is the mastermind behind The Venice Beach Freakshow, a classically-inspired circus sideshow with an attached museum of oddities. A 21st century P.T. Barnum with a congenital resistance to very concept of "impossible," Todd has set out to build the world's greatest showcase for the unique, the bizarre and the wondrous. Venice Beach Freakshow opened in 2006, and since then Todd has searched the world for animal anomalies, bizarre artifacts, and people with unusual physiological traits and astounding talents. He has embraced the word "freak" as a joyous rebuttal to "normal" and the pressure of conformity. "Every single one of us, by virtue of our individuality, is an oddity. We're each...
  • 6/5/14 Scott Page PINK FLOYD

    Jun 5, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Scott has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “50 Pio...
  • 6/4/14 Sabrina Kay CEO Freemont Invest.

    Jun 5, 2014 | 82 min
    Sabrina Kay is committed to returning the American educational system to its former glory by introducing new learning models and connecting the workforce with classrooms. Her quest answers the seemingly logical question: Why wait until college students have already graduated to give them work-based training? Her goal is to use the Penn's learning model as a framework, conduct further research, perfect the model, and enhance students' social mobility and opportunity through education. The laboratory of her ambition is Fremont College. Dr. Sabrina Kay became Chancellor of Fremont College in 2007 and targeted nontraditional students, teaching them through collaboration and real-world cases to n...
  • 6/3/14 Jay Abraham CEO Abraham Group

    Jun 3, 2014 | 82 min
    As Founder and CEO of Abraham Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, California), Jay has spent his entire career solving problems and fixing businesses. He has significantly increased the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients in more than 400 industries, and over 7,200 sub industries, worldwide. Jay has dealt with virtually every type of business. He has studied, and solved, almost every type of business question, challenge and opportunity. Jay has an uncanny ability to increase business income, wealth and success. He uncovers hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities. This skill set has captured the attention and respect of CEOs, best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and marketi...
  • 6/02/14 Sue Wong Owner Sue Wong Fashion

    Jun 2, 2014 | 82 min
    Sue Wong is a study in contrasts. She appears petite, yet possesses a commanding presence and grand energy that fills an entire room. While there is power and strength in her designs, there is a romantic fantasy and poetic lyricism that informs her work, which nonetheless remain rooted in undeniable pragmatic reality. The elegant economy of her gestures belies the strength and determination with which she has managed her business for over two decades. This collision of polar opposites creates the frisson that fuels Sue Wong’s gorgeous designs and has established the Sue Wong signature style. Born into humble circumstances in a remote countryside in southern China, at the age of six, Sue was ...
  • 5/30/14 Eric Pulier CEO ServiceMesh

    May 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Business Rockstar listeners do not miss this interview! The cream of the crop when it comes to business. Mr. Eric Pulier joins Ken in studio to give you the tools you need to succeed! Entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, and founder of over fifteen companies, Pulier has raised 700 Million dollars + for ventures he has founded or co-founded : Media Platform (www.mediaplatform.com); SOA Software (ww.soa.com); Desktone (www.desktone.com); ServiceMesh (www.servicemesh.com); and Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council (www.tmforum.org). In Addition Mr. Pulier is an investor in several start ups in media and technology, as well as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (www.clintonglobalinitiative...
  • 5/29/14 Kenny Aronoff Famous Musician

    May 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Kenny Aronoff joins Ken in studio today to be our Rockstar mentor! Kenny has performed with Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Mayer and Garth Brooks just to name a few! Kenny also has his own recording studio along with a book he is working on depicting his incredible career. If you are an up and coming musician seeking guidance and directions do not miss this interview! Dana Manciagli has had a remarkable career in global sales and marketing roles in Fortune 500 corporations. Recently retired from more than a decade's tenure at Microsoft as worldwide sales manager, she is now running her own business as a career expert, speaker, author & coach. A true visionary, our listeners ge...
  • 5/28/14 Dale Fox CEO Tribogenics

    May 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Kenny Aronoff joins Ken in studio today to be our Rockstar mentor! Kenny has performed with Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Mayer and Garth Brooks just to name a few! Kenny also has his own recording studio along with a book he is working on depicting his incredible career. If you are an up and coming musician seeking guidance and directions do not miss this interview! Dana Manciagli has had a remarkable career in global sales and marketing roles in Fortune 500 corporations. Recently retired from more than a decade's tenure at Microsoft as worldwide sales manager, she is now running her own business as a career expert, speaker, author & coach. A true visionary, our listeners ge...
  • 5/2714 Brock Pierce Bitcoin Extrodinaire

    May 29, 2014 | 82 min
    Jason Silberberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nabthat, a service platform, that is revolutionizing the way consumers interact with dealerships when looking to purchase or lease a new vehicle. Nabthat removes the burden of going from dealership to dealership looking for the best deal and allows consumers to request a vehicle (by naming their terms) or schedule a test drive from the comfort of their home (or anywhere with internet connection). All interaction is anonymous, eliminating the bombardment of unwanted phone calls and emails from dealerships. Nabthat currently has more than 100 Los Angeles and Orange County dealerships participating on their platform, ranging from Fiat to Porsche. Na...
  • 5/26/14 David Houston Founder B Beanery

    May 29, 2014 | 82 min
    So young but so successful!l Jerry Jao will help our up and coming entrepreneur listeners find their path in the business world! Jerry Jao, CEO and co-founder of Retention Science, a retention-marketing business. Jao has co-founded two other ecommerce marketing companies, including incentiBox, a social media referral platform. Jao worked as an analyst with Morgan Sttog, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on product pricing strategies. Most recently, Jao worked as an adviser to the CFO of Clear Channel, the radio and communications company, working on digital sales initiatives, and iHeartRadio. Jao has a B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley. While having difficulty getting a...
  • 5/23/14 Joe Cipriano V/O Extraordinaire

    May 23, 2014 | 82 min
    Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, the leading social branding firm that provides consulting and training to help companies tell the story of the good they do to build their reputation, profits and social impact. He is a member of the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Diplomacy at the USC Annenberg School, the Transformational Leadership Council and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He contributes to Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and GOOD Magazine on branding and social technology. Prior to starting We First, Simon was an award-winning Nike creative writer at Wieden & Kennedy and worldwide creative direc...
  • 5/22/14 Jesse Dylan CEO MegaCast

    May 22, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he Co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page Co-founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. Since 2011, he has been the Co-founder and CEO of Direct2Care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Page has received several acknowledgments and awards, primarily for his technology companies’ achievements. Named one of “50 Pion...
  • 5/21/14 Louise Palanker CEO Our Place

    May 21, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode : Louise Palanker & Eran Weinberg Louise Palanker is a writer/producer/performer/filmmaker/author in the arenas of radio, television, stand-up comedy, documentary film making and middle grade fiction. Louise is the Award Winning author of Journals: Middle School Love and War. This title has been developed into an IOS App (iPhone, iTouch, iPad) called Our Place which, has evolved into a social/support network for teens and tweens. Our Place is your growing up hub. Teens and tweens the world over are joining the conversation, creating their own profiles and collectively building a safe space to read, write, learn, share, encourage, interact and give and get advice. The Cyber Ki...
  • 5/20/14 Lizanne Falsetto CEO thinkThin

    May 20, 2014 | 82 min
    Few young women are offered the choice between a career in basketball or fashion. thinkThin® Founder & CEO Lizanne Falsetto chose fashion and embarked on a successful business chapter that took her to live and work in Japan, Paris, Milan, New York, Australia and Madrid. From both sports and fashion, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding of nutrition and its role in health. From her Italian grandparents, however, she developed a great respect and love for real food - freshly picked from the garden and brought to the table for nourishing conversation and warm family laughter. Balancing a career and motherhood led to the thinkThin® formula: simple, nutritious and delicious portable food...
  • 5/19/14 Shaahin Cheyene CEO Excelerol

    May 19, 2014 | 82 min
    Shaahin is the quintessential American success story. Born in Terhan, Iran in 1975, his family immigrated to America in 1980, during the tumultuous Islamic revolution. As a young boy Shaahin knew he was destined for entrepreneurship. Shaahin is an award winning business mogul, author and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. Cheyene is currently the founder of a brain nutrition start-up Accelerated Intelligence where he is positioning the enterprise to be the forerunner in the brain nutrition supplements market. Maz is a groundbreaking comedian. he has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "crossing borders and breaking taboos with his stand up tour." He is currently touring solo wit...
  • 5/16/14 Forest Cassidy CEO LeadFerret

    May 16, 2014 | 82 min
    Forest has built numerous companies in the B2B data space over the past 12+ years. By allowing easy access to complete information for tens of millions of business contracts at no cost LeadFerret.com is the latest in a series of disruptive B2B data companies. In 2002 Forest helped change the industry forever when he launched ProspectDB and started compiling the earliest known B2B email lists that could be purchased. At that time marketers could only rent email lists, but ProspectDB pioneered this new space and remains a leader in the industry 12 years later. Forest graduated with a degree in economics from Pepperdine University in 1998 and speaks regularly on B2B sales and marketing topics. ...
  • 5/15/14 Richard Gibbs Famous Musician

    May 15, 2014 | 82 min
    Richard is an American film composer and music producer whose credits include the films Sweet Hearts Dance, Dr. Dolittle, Big Momma's House, The Book of Stars, Queen of the Damned and the television series Battlestar Galactica. Gibbs was the keyboard player for the new wave band Oingo Boingo from 1980 to 1984. He was also a session player, performing on over 150 albums for artists as diverse as War, Tom Waits, Boy Meets Girl, Living in a Box, Robert Palmer, and Aretha Franklin! He joins us today in studio to mentor our up and coming star! Adirim's super-sweet career seemed preordained from the start. But in a time when cake art and cupcake competitions were not yet national TV fare, baking w...
  • 5/14/14 Kevin Wall CEO Control Room

    May 14, 2014 | 82 min
    Bringing further perspective to a 30-year career distinguished by a string of entrepreneurial successes, including his role in producing some of the world's most ambitious, media-convergent live musical events, Kevin Wall is founder and CEO of Live Earth. Wall is best known for producing events seen by a billion or more people across the globe. In 20005 Wall founded Control Room to create live entertainment accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Thirty Three year old Adam Stewart is the dynamic CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which owns and operates Caribbean-based Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts. Stewart oversees all areas of SRI operations, ...
  • 5/13/14 Jeff Smith CEO JS2 Communication

    May 13, 2014 | 81 min
    Jeff's extensive experience in corporate branding, crisis communications and communications strategies makes him a leading figure in the industry for helping companies achieve their corporate goals and then solidifying their niche. He has worked with some the country's best known consumer brands including Starbucks Coffee Company, Jamba Juice, ArcLight Cinemas and Envite Postmark, and has been a key principle in developing, launching and publicizing exceptionally well-known and successful products. As a previous image-maker in Hollywood for over 22 years, Marla designed traditional media campaigns for her celebrities, bringing visual and performing artists to the masses. Her strategy today t...
  • 5/12/14 President of Pink's Hot Dogs

    May 12, 2014 | 81 min
    Richard is the President of THE Pink's Hot Dogs, Inc., a landmark hot dog stand located in Hollywood, which serves over 2,000 hot dogs a day. Pink's was started over 70 years ago by Richard's parents, Paul and Betty Pink! Pink's attributes it's longevity and success to its hot dogs, which snap when you bite into them, it's their long term employees, many of whom have been with Pink's for over 10 years! And it's the old Hollywood atmosphere, including their creative menu and commitment to marketing. Pink has recently expanded through licensing arrangements into Las Vegas on the strip at the Planet Hollywood Hotel, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal CityWalk, LAX's Bradly Terminal, Cedar Point Amus...
  • 5/9/14 Dain Blair President GrooveWorx

    May 9, 2014 | 81 min
    Dain's experience covers everything from playing guitar and bass in touring bands, working as a DJ over the airwaves in Florida after college, doing promotion for Capitol Records, producing artist with multiple chart records and then learning the commercial music business at HLC Killer Music. Dain started his own custom music, house Groove Addicts in 1996. In addition to producing music for countless national TV spots, Groove Addicts scored music for hit TV shows like "Deal or No Deal" - (NBC), "The Goode Family" - (ABC), "Tattoo Highway" and "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" - (ABC). From 2004 through 2007 Dain also had the privilege of producing B.B. King, Jose Feliciano and Patti LaBelle fo...
  • 5/8/14 Scott Page Pink Floyd

    May 8, 2014 | 81 min
    Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepreneur, he formed Walt Tucker Productions, an audio video post production company in 1987. In 1992, he co-founded 7th Level, Inc., a CD-ROM game and educational software company. Later, Page co-founded New Media Broadcasting, a social media and collaborative communications enterprise. He also co-founded Direct2care, an online presence management company for healthcare. Scott has received several awards and acknowledgements,primarily for his technology companies' achievements. Named on of "50 Pioneers of Multimedia," Page has been gue...
  • 5/7/14 Paul Kessler Founder, Bristol Cap

    May 7, 2014 | 81 min
    Paul is Principal, Portfolio Manager & Founder of Bristol Capitol Advisors, LLC. Mr. Kessler has extensive experience with emerging growth companies which, for a variety of factors, trade below their fundamental value, and, when necessary, directs the Fund to play an activist role with both company boards and executives. He is well-versed at identifying deep value activist opportunities in a variety of industries. He Has board experience in finance, actively sourcing and identifying investment transactions with emerging growth public companies. His responsibilities include implementation of trading strategies as well as directing trading in portfolio securities. Mr. Kessler's activities have...
  • 5/6/14 Seth Shapiro 2 Time Emmy Winner

    May 6, 2014 | 81 min
    Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading executive and adviser in digital media. His work includes cutting-edge projects in television, online, games and music with the Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel. Time Warner, McCann, Showtime, Universal, Verizon, Goldman Sachs and a range of new ventures. He is a Governor of Interactive Media at the Academy of Television of Arts & Sciences, the organization that bestows the Emmy Awards. Shapiro sits on the Annenberg Innovation Lab Research Council, the Producer Guild's New Media Council and the Advisory Boards of Aficionado Media, the Mobile Excellence Awards, PICNIC Festival Amsterdam and OVP Ventures Partners. Matthew is a s...
  • 5/5/14 Mark Verge CEO West Side Rentals

    May 5, 2014 | 81 min
    Mark Verge is the founder and owner of Westside Rentals, a listings service for Southern California renters and landlords based out of Santa Monica. Westside Rentals employs 80 people and lists about 20,000 apartments, hours, and rooms for rent. Education: Associate's degree from Santa Monica College; Bachelor's degree in history from UCLA Personal: Married his high school sweetheart Lani. They live in Pacific Palisades and have a daughter, 7, and a son, 4. First job: A beach lifeguard when he was 18. "I was definitely not the definition of a lifeguard," Verge says. "I was a pale, skinny guy. They'd call me the Ghost." Got the idea: Verge, 40, says he was put off the listings services that w...
  • 5/2/14 Nolan Bushnell Founder, Atari

    May 2, 2014 | 81 min
    Nolan Bushnell, inventor of Pong and founder of Atari, is rightly considered the father of electronic gaming. Growing up in Utah in the 1940's, Bushnell had a childhood typical of a budding inventor: his early inspirations include a third-grade science project on electricity; his early setbacks include nearly burning down his family's garage with a homemade liquid-fuel rocket mounted on a roller skate. In tome, Bushnell began to show his talent for business as well: at age 15 when his father died, he took over his concrete business. Bushnell's career plans gelled while he was attending the University of Utah. At the time, he was learning the basics of computer graphics, while managing an amu...
  • 5/1/30 Richard Gibbs Famous Musician

    May 1, 2014 | 81 min
    Richard Gibbs is an American film composer and music producer whose credits include the films Sweet Hearts Dance, Dr. Dolittle, Big Momma's House, The Book of Stars, Queen of the Damned and the television series Battlestar Galactia. Gibbs was the keyboard player for the New Wave band Oingo Boingo from 1980 - 1984. He was also a session player, performing on over 150 albums for artists as diverse as War, Tom Waits, Boy Meets Girl, Living in a Box, Robert Palmer, and Aretha Franklin. He also started with Michael Jochum and the band Zuma II, which had an eponymously titled record release by Pasha/CBS Records. He has appeared live with Korn, The Staples and Chaka Khan. John Macomber was a three-...
  • 4/30/14 Jay Samit Executive Realty Mogul

    Apr 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Jay is the Executive Chairman of Realty Mogul and sits on the Board of Directors. Jay was most recently the President of ooVoo. Prior, Samit was CEO of SocialVibe and has held global senior management positions at Universal, EMI, and Sony. A leading technology pioneer for over 25 years, Samit has sold companies to Fortune 500 firms and taken companies public in addition to creating multi-million dollar strategic partnerships with Best Buy, Coca Cola, Ford, General Motors, McDonald's, Microsoft and United Airlines. Believing that children should have the finest personal care products available, Christine Burger founded Noodle & Boo in 2003. As CEO, Christine provides strategic direction and l...
  • 4/29/14 LIVE FROM MILKEN GLOBAL CONF.

    Apr 29, 2014 | 81 min
    Wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, leading lawyer and committed campaigner for women's rights, Cherie set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in 2008 to help women build small and growing business in developing and emerging markets so that they can contribute to economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. As well as fighting for human rights in her professional career, Cherie is an active campaigner on equality and human rights issues. In addition to founding her own charity, Cherie remains closely involved with charities with a special emphasis on women and children. Dina Dwyer-Owens is the executive chairwoman of The Dwyer Group®. America also knows her for ...
  • 4/28/14 LIVE FROM MILKEN GLOBAL CONF.

    Apr 28, 2014 | 81 min
    Freshwire helps brands tell their stories by delivering strategic and thoughtful content, operating on the belief that the future of consumer engagement lies in value, not volume. Amos has been a trusted tastemaker, content creator, and custodian of pop culture for the past decade, having previously served as a music industry exec. He was included in Forbes magazine's recent list of "Up and Comers," and he is a regular contributor on Bloomberg West TV. Amos also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Board of Directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. Elisha is a psychologist and author of the best-selling book "The Now Effect." Goldstein sy...
  • 4/24/14 AKON, Famous Musician

    Apr 24, 2014 | 81 min
    As soon as you hear Akon's voice you know it's him. His shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres-from pop and R&B to hip hop and dance. In addition to his own chart-dominating singles "Smack That" and I Wanna Love You", he's made a staggering 300 guest appearances for icons including Michael Jackson, Lady gaga, Gwen Stefani, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly & Eminem. With 35 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy Award nominations, and 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt, he's simply unstoppable. Once Akon reached the top, he went even further landing on a global path set for his fourth full-length album and latest opus 2012's Stadium (Universal Republic Records). Wo...
  • 4/23/14 Kalika Yap Women Extraordinaire

    Apr 23, 2014 | 82 min
    A native of Honolulu, Kalika Yap, CEO & Founder of Citrus Studio, Inc., Luxe Link, and the Waxing Company attended NYU where she found the everyday activity of life in New York - from subway and taxi rides to visits to the Union Square Farmer's Market - exhilarating! A journalism major, Kalika worked for several media firms including Bloomberg and CNBC until 1996 when she uprooted herself again, and moved out west to Los Angeles. She has been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at the Deborah Awards for her professional & philanthropic dedication to the Los Angeles community. In 1999, Kalika founded Citrus Studios Inc., an award-winning interactive design and consulting agency foc...
  • 4/22/14 Howard Leonhardt CEO, Rockstar

    Apr 22, 2014 | 82 min
    Howard Leonhardt is the developer and manufacturer of the world's first implantable, programmable, and re-fillable stem cell pump for organ regeneration. Leonhardt's stem cell pump is an advanced model equipped with electrical stimulation to treat advanced heart failure. Leonhardt Ventures is an angel network, family and venture capital fund, business incubator and accelerator, and mentoring organization that has founded 20+ companies to date. Leonhardt Ventures' angel network founded companies ahve raised and put to work more than $145 million to date. 50% of founded and funded companies are life science with a focus on heart disease and stem cell therapies; the other 50% are focused on soc...
  • 4/21/14 Martin Rawls-Meehan CEO Reverie

    Apr 21, 2014 | 82 min
    Sleeping is something most of us don't get enough of; but what if there was a way to make the sleep you do get count a little more? Martin Rawls-Meehan is president and chief executive officer of Reverie, the largest global manufacturer of adjustable beds, a business he co-founded with Tony Chang. Rawls-Meehan is singularly focused on developing specialty sleep products that improve the way people sleep. He was one of the first in the industry to promote adjustable bed bases when he noticed a paradigm shift in the way people spent time in the bedroom. Through its collection of innovative adjustable bed bases that focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle, Reverie has established a loyal base of...
  • 4/18/14 Jay Samit President ooVoo

    Apr 18, 2014 | 82 min
    Business Rockstar listeners do not miss this interview! The cream of the crop when it comes to business. Mr. Pulier joins Ken in studio to give you the tools you need to succeed! Entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, and founder of over fifteen companies, Pulier has raised 700 Million dollars + for ventures he has founded or co-founded : Media Platform (www.mediaplatform.com); SOA Software (ww.soa.com); Desktone (www.desktone.com); ServiceMesh (www.servicemesh.com); and Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council (www.tmforum.org). In Addition Mr. Pulier is an investor in several start ups in media and technology, as well as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (www.clintonglobalinitiative.org)...
  • 4/17/14 Kenny Aronoff Famous Musician

    Apr 17, 2014 | 82 min
    Kenny Aronoff joins Ken in studio today to be our Rockstar mentor! Kenny has performed with Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Mayer and Garth Brooks just to name a few! Kenny also has his own recording studio along with a book he is working on depicting his incredible career. If you are an up and coming musician seeking guidance and directions do not miss this interview! Dana Manciagli has had a remarkable career in global sales and marketing roles in Fortune 500 corporations. Recently retired from more than a decade's tenure at Microsoft as worldwide sales manager, she is now running her own business as a career expert, speaker, author & coach. A true visionary, our listeners ge...
  • 4/16/14 Dale Fox CEO Tribogenics Inc.

    Apr 16, 2014 | 82 min
    Dale is the co-founder & CEO of Tribogenics Inc., a Southern California start-up developing the world's smallest portable X-ray sources with applications in mining, industrial, medical and military markets. Fox is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has launched, grown, managed, and solved several companies based on new breakthrough technologies, including the first company to be focused exclusively on mobile devices. His background include includes all aspects of marketing and finance for start-ups. Industry veteran Richard Zelniker’s body of work to date includes, A Test of Will, an acclaimed short that he wrote and directed and his award winning feature debut, Fix (aka Menage a Trois)...
  • 4/15/14 Brock Pierce Bitcoin

    Apr 15, 2014 | 82 min
    Jason Silberberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nabthat, a service platform, that is revolutionizing the way consumers interact with dealerships when looking to purchase or lease a new vehicle. Nabthat removes the burden of going from dealership to dealership looking for the best deal and allows consumers to request a vehicle (by naming their terms) or schedule a test drive from the comfort of their home (or anywhere with internet connection). All interaction is anonymous, eliminating the bombardment of unwanted phone calls and emails from dealerships. Nabthat currently has more than 100 Los Angeles and Orange County dealerships participating on their platform, ranging from Fiat to Porsche. Na...
  • 4/14/14 David Houston Barney's Beanery

    Apr 14, 2014 | 86 min
    While having difficulty getting a table at a local pool hall with one of his friends, David Houston decided he should open a pool hall. In 1989, David opened Q's Billiard Club that is still in its current location today. In 1999, long-time Los Angeles eatery Barney's Beanery came on the market. David jumped at the chance to purchase the restaurant-bar hybrid and has gone on to expand the brand by opening locations in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Burbank and Westwood. Barney's Beanery employs a staff of about 400 that includes a managerial staff including Human Resources and Regional Managers. Today our listeners get to learn how to transition from one business to another, how to make it smooth, a...
  • 4/11/14 Howard Marks CEO Start Engine

    Apr 11, 2014 | 82 min
    Howard Marks is Co-Chair of Start Engine and CEO of Gamzee. Howard is an incredibly successful technology entrepreneur that has worked with a number of companies specializing in the video game, online gaming, social gaming and internet education industry. He is also working as the CEO of Gamzee, a company he founded in April 2011 with the stated goal of disrupting the gaming industry by making games that anyone can play anywhere, anytime, and on any device. In 2005, Howard founded Acclaim Games. After its acquisition by Playdom, he became head of the Acclaim studio and Sr. VP, Strategic Planning at Disney Interactive Media Group. Howard got his start in 1983 while a student at the University...