Business Rockstars

Business Rockstars

  • 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...
  • 4/10/14 Richard Gibbs Composer/Musician

    Apr 10, 2014 | 82 min
    Richard “Ribbs” Gibbs (born in 1955 in Bay Village, Ohio) 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 also started with Michael Jochum the band Zuma II, which had an eponymously titled record released by Pasha/CBS Records. He has appeared live with Korn, The Staples...
  • 4/9/14 Sabrina Kay Chancellor Fremont

    Apr 09, 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...
  • 4/8/14 Ralph Simon Moblilium Global

    Apr 08, 2014 | 82 min
    Ralph Simon is widely recognized as one of the founders of the modern global mobile entertainment and content industry. He has been a prominent mobile visionary, trailblazer and innovator for the past decade, helping grow the world-wide mobile/wireless content and entertainment industries, and playing a central role in helping an international array of companies, start-ups, technologists and creative innovators to grow their mobile applicability and stickiness in the established and fast-developing international markets. He has become popularly known as “the father of the ring tone” – starting the first ring tone company which came to fruition in Santa Monica nearly two decades ago. Paul Hib...
  • 4/7/14 Fred Joyal 1800-DENTIST

    Apr 07, 2014 | 82 min
    Fred Joyal is an entrepreneur who partnered with Gary Saint Denis in 1986 to form the successful dental referral service, 1-800-DENTIST. Today he serves as the CEO of Futuredontics, Inc., which operates 1-800-DENTIST as well as several other brands, and is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on dental consumer marketing. Joyal is widely regarded as one of the leading experts in dental consumer marketing. He writes regular articles for industry trade magazines on the subjects of marketing and advertising, and he has authored two detailed whitepapers and a book on dental marketing. Joyal is also highly sought after as a lecturer and has given marketing talks at many dental trade sho...
  • 4/4/14 Leslie Greif CEO ThinkFactory

    Apr 04, 2014 | 82 min
    Leslie Greif is an Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer, creator, writer and director and is one of the most prolific figures in the entertainment industry. Leslie has a tremendous amount of versatility and production experience, and is a top creator of high-quality entertainment content across a diverse range of both scripted and unscripted productions. Greif has hit various milestones over his career and produced various worldwide super-hits including eight seasons of the classic crime drama Walker, Texas Ranger starring Chuck Norris. Greif produced and directed the highly acclaimed documentary Brando, starring Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn and Robert Duvall, whi...
  • 4/3/14 Scott Page Pink Floyd

    Apr 03, 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. Dr. Andrew Thor...
  • 4/2/14 Lizanne Falsetto CEO ThinkThin

    Apr 02, 2014 | 82 min
    Few young women are offered the choice between a career in basketball or fashion. thinkThin® founder and 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. Besides being a businesswoman and mother of two, Lizanne is a passionate philanthropist dedicated to fighting...
  • 4/1/14 Pillan, Boylan Founders Veg Grill

    Apr 01, 2014 | 82 min
    Serial entrepreneur T.K. Pillan was sick of pizza. So, he opened The Veggie Grill. The venture is the brainchild of Kevin Boylan, once a financier and a senior executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert; T.K. Pillan, who co-founded Guidance Solutions, a firm that designs e-commerce websites; and Ray White. This is the definition of "seeing a problem and fixing it." Pillan and Boylan explains how they were able to create such a successful business in an industry with only a 5% success rate! Before Blake Andrews became the CEO of Giveback Homes he embarked on a mission trip that became a life mission. Born and raised in Corpus TX, Blake is defined by his courageous entrepreneurship and vision for tur...
  • 3/31/14 Ken Kragen TV & Film Producer

    Mar 31, 2014 | 82 min
    A graduate of Harvard Business School Ken Kragen‘s illustrious career far transcends the music and entertainment industries where he has spent many incredibly successful years. He has managed some of the world’s most important entertainers, including Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, Burt Reynolds, The Smothers Brothers and many others. He was the creator and organizer of ”We Are the World”, “Hands Across America”, and Cisco System’s ”NetAid”. Amazingly over 95% of the acts he managed have become stars, and 90% of the projects he created and spearheaded have achieved success. Jason Zdenek completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA while...
  • 326/14 Sasha Strauss Innovation Protocol

    Mar 26, 2014 | 81 min
    Clients, agencies, media and academic institutions call upon Sasha Strauss‘ award-winning forums worldwide; from Romania to China, Switzerland to Mexico. Media channels like National Public Radio (NPR), Forbes and The Wall Street Journal seek his expertise on branding everything from presidential candidates to innovative start-ups and Fortune 500s. He has keynoted with notable speakers such as Magic Johnson, Tony Hsieh, Frank Gehry, Biz Stone and Simon Sinek. With nearly two decades in strategic brand development, Mr. Strauss has built brands at the world’s leading advertising, PR, marketing and branding agencies. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you need to have a ton of money and wrinkle...
  • 3/25/14 Keith Chambers, Chambers Group

    Mar 25, 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 &Hammer, Sparkletts, Hormel, Scotch-Brite, and Equal. He has helped brands as varied as Claritin and the Miss America Pageant develop and convey their product message to the consumer. The firm began as a successful package design studio for brands such as Coca Cola Foods, Van de Kamps, and Minute Maid. The world could use more Kathryn Finneys! Kathryn reaches into the urban community to help entrepreneurs get their business started, and now you get to learn from on the industries best! Kathryn Finney is the founder an...
  • 3/24/14 Todd Greene Founder HeadBlade

    Mar 24, 2014 | 82 min
    Todd Greene is the inventor and founder of HeadBlade, the leader in headcare. Todd began shaving his head on-and-off in 1993 and made the decision to go “shaved” every day in 1995. After years of shaving his head with a standard razor, Todd created an ergonomic handle that was compatible with standard razor cartridges. An entrepreneur at heart, Todd took his original razor and created a company based on the design. HeadBlade has now been in existence for over 10 years, sold over 1 million units of razors and can be purchased in over 10,000 stores. The original HeadBlade drew the attention of the press and began winning numerous awards and honors for its unique and ergonomic design, including...
  • 3/21/14 Dr. Michio Kaku Physicist

    Mar 21, 2014 | 81 min
    Honestly what else can you say about this absolute visionary! Take your pick out of a hat and Mr.Kaku can teach you! Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, acclaimed public speaker, and popularizer of science. A co-founder of string field theory, Kaku resumes Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. Michio continues Einstein’s search for a “Theory of Everything,” seeking to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe—the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism. This is a rare opportunity that will cover all aspects of life. If you have a question, about, well… anything,...
  • 3/20/14 AKON Musician/Entrepreneur

    Mar 20, 2014 | 73 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, and 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 fourth full-length album and latest opus 2012′s Stadium [Universal Republic Records]. A...
  • 3/19/14 Adam Fields Producer

    Mar 19, 2014 | 82 min
    Adam Fields began his career at Creative Artists Agency. He then joined PolyGram Pictures and within one year became the Executive Vice President of Production at age 24. While working with Jon Peters and Peter Guber at PolyGram, Fields supervised a number of pictures including An American Werewolf in London, Six Weeks, Missing, and Endless Love. He also served as the Executive Producer of the soundtrack album and single on the latter film which at the time became the longest running number one single in history. Fields subsequently supervised the multi-platinum soundtrack for the film, Flashdance, which was a vital factor in that film’s extraordinary box office success. Creating a product t...
  • 3/18/14 John Cochran CEO Ole Smoky

    Mar 18, 2014 | 83 min
    John Cochran is Chief Executive Officer of Ole Smoky where he brings extensive experience in the beverage business. John comes to Ole Smoky from AquaHydrate Inc., where he was CEO and a member of its Board of Directors for the past sixteen months. Before being named CEO of the Southern California-based water brand in January 2012, Mr. Cochran was CEO of the Pabst Brewing Company, the largest American owned beer company in the United States. In his capacity as CEO, Mr. Cochran oversaw the 30+ brands in the Pabst Brewing Company portfolio including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lone Star, Colt 45, and Old Milwaukee. Based in Los Angeles and a Co-Founder of 3 companies: Jet Luxury Resorts, JetLuxInc and T...
  • 3/17/14 William Quigley CS Venture

    Mar 17, 2014 | 82 min
    Today we are joined by two visionaries! Kross Precision is quickly gaining popularity. So how do you take a product that has seemingly been re-invented year after year and make it better? Sometimes great idea's have already been made public, and "seem" perfect the way they are, but every once in a while they need to be improved! Enter Kross Precision's Baller Bag, a new backpack for athlete, adventurers, and anyone one who needs a little more room. Les and Steve give us the inside scoop on tricks to their success and what you need to succeed in your business! Kross Precision is quickly gaining popularity. So how do you take a product that has seemingly been re-invented year after year and ma...
  • 3/14/14 Bello Nock Daredevil Extrodiniar

    Mar 14, 2014 | 85 min
    The bottom line is this, we care what our favorite celebrities are doing. They intrigue and excite us on a daily basis. So what if I told you there was a way to stay connected with your favorite Musicians, actors, directors etc?! Celebrity engagement with an app is an elusive goal for many a startup. But CEO and co-founder Andrew Maltin dove right in with his new app, Hang w/. Maltin is one of many L.A.-based tech entrepreneurs trying to take advantage of the town's access to high-profile talent. Maltin's app connects celebrities with fans to share content the moment it's happening. Bello's unique talent is combining jaw-dropping daredevil stunts and hysterical comedy! His motto? "No audianc...
  • 3/13/14 Richard Gibbs Composer/Musician

    Mar 13, 2014 | 85 min
    If you are a musician and are looking for a some direction do not miss this interview! 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 Galactica. Gibbs was the keyboard player for the New Wave band Oingo Boingo from 1980 to 1984. Tune and find out the tips and tricks you need to succeed as a musician! Like his former bandmate Danny Elfman, Gibbs has embarked on a life of scoring movies and television shows. He has written the scores for over sixty films that have collectively grossed well over $1 billion in box office r...
  • 3/12/14 Tim Draper Founder of DFJ

    Mar 12, 2014 | 85 min
    Do you want to be the best entrepreneur out there?! We have a treat today as we are joined by Tim Draper! You will learn from the best today! Tim is the course creator and Chairman of BizWorld, a 501c3 organization built around simulated teaching of entrepreneurship and business to children. He also serves on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. Along with this Tim is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use “viral marketing” in web-based e-mail to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by hun...
  • BRS440_03112014_TUES

    Mar 11, 2014 | 88 min
    As Founder and CEO of Dream University Marcia Wieder travels the world - an ambassador for making dreams real. She's known for giving inspiring and moving talks to notable companies such as AT&T, The Gap and American Express. For anyone starting a new business, or just embarking on a new path in life, Marcia is a must listen interview for that extra support you've been looking for. In addition to being a charismatic speaker, she's the renowned author of fourteen books dedicated to achieving your dreams: Making Your Dreams Come True, Life is But a Dream, Dreams are Whispers From the Soul and Doing Less and Having More. She's also a syndicated columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, in whic...
  • 3/10/14 Dulari Amin CEO Phenomenon

    Mar 10, 2014 | 85 min
    Dulari Amin is the CEO and President of PHENOMENON. Dulari shares what it’s like to create a company surrounded by ever changing conditions, and how we can start something like this ourselves! PHENOMENON dreams, designs and architects innovations that create cultural phenomena. This is done on behalf of brands, entertainment networks, inventors, and any other entity that can benefit from becoming a part of consumer culture. PHENOMENON’s work manifests itself through cultural, digital, and experience innovations. Can you imagine having an incurable ailment? It would be devastating. Emilie Davidson Hoyt received a gift from her father, turned it into a business that cured her condition, and ul...
  • 3/7/14 Freddie Ravel Tune Up to Success

    Mar 07, 2014 | 83 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. The ASICS Los Angeles Marathon is this weekend! Kevin Wulff swings by the studio today to talk about ASICS, the Marat...
  • 3/6/2014 Tracey Russell CEO LA Marathon

    Mar 06, 2014 | 84 min
    Tracey Russell joined LA MARATHON LLC with nearly two decades of race management experience. At the Atlanta Track Club (ATC), under her leadership, both annual sponsorship revenue and the organizational budget doubled during her six-year tenure, more than 15 new running and youth events were added to the ATC portfolio, and the club’s membership tripled to more than 19,000 runners. Prior to her time at the ATC, Tracey spent 12 years with the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers, which owns and produces 13 different sporting events annually. Since joining LA MARATHON LLC, she helped to secure Los Angeles as the site for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials for both men and women. Howard Marks is C...
  • 3/5/14 Pooneh Mohajer COO Tokidoki

    Mar 05, 2014 | 86 min
    Oh the dreaded fanny pack! How many of us have held our head in shame while rocking one of these?! Sonia Kanner created hipS-sister based upon the concept of the fanny pack. Sonia strived to create an alternative option that is fashionable, functional, and flattering. “While on a hike with my friends, frustrated because we were all holding our precious iPhones and car keys, I said out loud, " there has to be something out there to hold all this stuff, that is cute and flattering.”And that’s just what Sonia did! Today Sonia fills us in on how she came up with this life changing idea, and how you can start something like this yourself. Pooneh Mohajer, COO and Co-Founder of tokidoki, is a seria...
  • 3/4/14 Russ Whitney Founder Inner Voice

    Mar 04, 2014 | 85 min
    Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? It’s only natural to wonder right?! Today we get to have some of these questions answered from this amazing visionary! Whitney’s latest venture, Inner Voice™, grew out of his own personal search for the true meaning of life and our reason for being. After five years of research and study, Whitney introduced Inner Voice to a worldwide audience. Today, Whitney’s private quest has evolved into a very public, rapidly-growing, always-evolving on- and off-line community and is now becoming a way of life for members around the world. He says Inner Voice is the most important discovery of his career. Some of us just can’t sit still! Once we have created ...
  • 03/03/14 Nell Merlino CEO Count Me In

    Mar 03, 2014 | 83 min
    Nell Merlino is Founder, President and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million $ enterprises. She is author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work,” from Broadway Books, which is available from Amazon.com. Throughout her career, Nell Merlino has been inspiring millions of people to take action. She is the creative force behind Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which moved more than 71 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about their future. Through Cou...
  • 2/28/14 Larry Namer CEO Metan Dev. Group

    Feb 28, 2014 | 81 min
    An entertainment industry veteran with over 40 years professional experience in cable television, live events and new media, Larry Namer is a founding partner of Metan Development Group (Metan), a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad. An accomplished entrepreneur, Mr. Namer is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, and the creator of several successful companies in the United States and overseas. Among those companies are Comspan Communications that pioneered Western forms of entertainment in the former Soviet Union, including the syndica...
  • 2/27/14 Tom Patterson CSC Global GM

    Feb 27, 2014 | 81 min
    On This Episode : Scott Page and Tom Patterson 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 tech...
  • 02/26/14 Roger Hamilton Business Expert

    Feb 26, 2014 | 83 min
    Marketing to your customers is an ever changing challenge. Should you market to specific group, or to a mass audience? David Sheer answers these questions today on Business Rockstars! As the president of SheerID, David oversees the day to day operation of sales, business development and new group database acquisition. A SheerID co-founder, David developed and is implementing an aggressive market expansion plan that targets online retailers who need to verify students and quickly pivots to offer verification services for association members, military families, corporate employees, union members and government employees. Jake Weatherly is a co-founder of SheerID, the first online shopping cart...
  • 2/25/14 Jeff Stibel Brain Scientist

    Feb 25, 2014 | 84 min
    Jeff Stibel is a brain scientist and entrepreneur. He is currently serving as President and CEO of the Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and was previously President and CEO of Web.com, Inc. Stibel is also Chairman of BrainGate, a company whose “brain chip” technology – recently featured on 60 Minutes — allows the severely disabled to control electronics with nothing but their thoughts. Stibel was a brain and behavior fellow at Brown University while studying for a PhD. He currently serves on the boards of Brown University’s Entrepreneurship Program, Tufts University’s Gordon Center for Leadership, and the University of Southern California’s Innovation Institute. Working with a fami...
  • 2/24/14 Pillan & Boylan Veggie Grill

    Feb 25, 2014 | 84 min
    Serial entrepreneur T.K. Pillan was sick of pizza. So, he opened The Veggie Grill. The venture is the brainchild of Kevin Boylan, once a financier and a senior executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert; T.K. Pillan, who co-founded Guidance Solutions, a firm that designs e-commerce websites; and Ray White. This is the definition of "seeing a problem and fixing it." Pillan and Boylan explains how they were able to create such a successful business in an industry with only a 5% success rate! Melissa Jawaharlal is passionate about exploring the final frontier of space and engineering for the developing world. Most importantly, she works to ensure that future generations will share that zeal for STEM a...
  • 2/21/14 Lee Maen Innovative Dining Group

    Feb 22, 2014 | 82 min
    You have been successful for a while now, but you know there is something more out there. May be it's time to take your career to a new level! Robin explains how he started BEI Inc. and why moving on from your position isn't always a bad thing! Since the mid 90s, while working for ESPN and ABC Wide World of Sports, Robin D. Berg has been dedicated to mastering digital television production. He has personally directed and produced hundreds of TV shows (over 200 in HDTV) for a wide variety of TV Networks including The Outdoor Channel, ESPN/ESPN2, OLN and Fox Sports. His production skills include editing and camera work. He now spends most of his time directing and running the daily operations ...
  • 2/20/14 Allison Stern Tubular Labs

    Feb 20, 2014 | 82 min
    How important are analytics for your business? EXTREMELY! But the issue is they are not in real time. Enter Allison Stern's brainchild Tubular Labs, big data for online video. Stern and her team created the first real-time audience dashboard that gives rich insights into your audience, and recommends how best to engage. Tubular Labs are building an analytics platform for the future of video based on our proprietary Audience Graph. Allison teaches us the always confusing world of analytics, and what the future holds for real time data! Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entr...
  • 2/19/14

    Feb 19, 2014 | 85 min
    On This Episode : Rob Fuggeta, George Veshoor and David Michail You need help with social media, we have Rob Fugetta, the the driving force behind Zuberance's vision and strategy. Today we learn just how important social media is for your business, and how you can turn your hub's into a major marketing tool! Fugetta founded Zuberance in February 2007 because he saw a major opportunity for companies to harness the power of Word of Mouth and social media to drive sales. As CEO, Rob is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Zuberance's business including product, engineering, operations, customer success, and sales and marketing. Rob is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley who has played a le...
  • 2/18/14 Ron McElroy Owner (ROC) Offices

    Feb 18, 2014 | 83 min
    On This Episode : Ron McElroy and Michael Paul Ron McElroy established himself as a proficient Commercial Real Estate Broker specializing in office properties throughout the greater John Wayne market from 1983 through 1992. During this period Ron represented landlords like The Irvine Company, Prudential Realty, and Koll Company as well as companies like Exxon, AST Research and Mobil Oil. In 1992 Ron launched REMC-Real Estate Management Corporation. Over the next fifteen years Ron’s standard for Class A buildings and premier office environments, anchored with uncompromised service, set the industry bar to a new level. Ron successfully sold the fourteen sites encompassing over 1,000 companies to S...
  • 2/17/14 Tom Patterson GM CSC Global

    Feb 18, 2014 | 81 min
    On This Episode : Tom Patterson, Jeff & Cindy Ullman and Andy Abramson 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 eComme...
  • 02/14/14 Kym Yancey CEO eWomen Network

    Feb 14, 2014 | 83 min
    On This Episode : Kym Yancey and Kathryn Goetzke Marketing to your customer can be a mind numbing process, luckily we have the leading expert stopping by our studio to make this an easier and productive tool. Yancey is considered one of North America’s premier marketing experts. He has a legacy of success and brings an avalanche of creativity, passion and business savvy to everything he touches. Previously, Kym was founder and president for 15 years to one of the top multi-cultural advertising agencies in the U.S. and was a finalist for Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Kym is committed to serving others and believes that success is an empty bag if you are not volunteering and givi...
  • 2/13/14 Scott Page Pink Floyd

    Feb 14, 2014 | 83 min
    On this Episode : Pirooz Sarshar, Scott Page and Moana Avvenenti It’s not easy being a man, according to prolific men’s lifestyle connoisseur, go-to grooming consultant and self-described, “wingman.” Hailing from Washington D.C and NYC, Sarshar has transformed how millions of American men groom themselves and live their lives. Pizoor Sarshar's irreverent yet deeply informative men’s lifestyle platform at PRZMAN “The Institute of Manhood” -- that gets 40,000 visitors per month -- educates men on how to shave (and groom their private parts), how to stay fit, stock their fridges, make the perfect Manhattan (and cure a hangover), and prepare the perfect filet mignon and spinach for their love in...
  • 2/12/14 Renee Strauss Luxury Weddings

    Feb 12, 2014 | 84 min
    On This Episode : Jon Rollo, Renee Strauss and David Michail Why start another restaurant in LA!? What's the point? There are so many! Anyone out here with that dream has said that to themselves over and over. Enter Jonathan Rollo, one of LA’s top celebrity chefs, he is fired up about the success and growth of, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, and is ready to share his journey and explain that you can do this too. Jon trained at Le Cordon Bleu and the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, where he began working as a prep cook with The Rosebud Group. Eventually moving back to Los Angeles, he joined The Patina Group one of Southern California’s premiere restaurant groups. He left the group...
  • 2/11/14 Fred Joyal Founder 1-800-DENTIST

    Feb 11, 2014 | 83 min
    On This Episode : Ashley Borg, Audra Quinn, Fred Joyal (1-800-DENTIST), Jon Kolker and Gareth Wilson Ashley Borg, Co-Founder & Creative Director of UNCORKED!. Talented visual designer with 12 years of print, web and mobile app experience for Fortune 100 companies including Electronic Arts, Sony PlayStation, Aflac, Mitsubishi, Disney, and Warner Bros. She has a passion for typography, seamless user experience, and DIY projects. Audra Quinn, Co-Founder & CEO of UNCORKED!. Seasoned copywriter and digital marketer with 10+ years of publishing experience across multiple channels and industries. She a wine-loving wordsmith with a passion for entrepreneurship, social engagement and building the UNC...
  • 2/10/14 Marcia Wieder Dream University

    Feb 10, 2014 | 81 min
    On This Episode : Ian Stewart & Marcia Wieder Ian Stewart devise, stages and films some of the biggest events across the planet. It's a far cry from growing up on a farm in New Zealand, then qualifying as a lawyer and ending up working as a Fund Manager in London. Have you ever thought to yourself "this job is good, but I don't want to be here my whole life?" Ian fills us in on how he made the transition from a Fund Manager to staging and filming the worlds biggest evens. Ian’s work has taken him to all corners of the planet and featured most of the biggest artists in the world, but his true love is creating events from the ground up. His belief is - be creative, productive and keep the visi...
  • 2/7/14 Jay Samit President of ooVoo

    Feb 07, 2014 | 83 min
    On This Episode : Mark Mertens and Jay Samit As the visionary behind A Hundred Years, Marc's greatest passion is leveraging technology to connect people to what matters most and inspire them into action. He's a believer in the power of design to transform the world for the better, and for over 11 years has created immerse digital experiences for some of the world's leading brands. Marc teaches our listeners the importance of technology and people, and how it can create an amazing work environment. 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 dig...
  • 2/5/14 Victor Benoun, Author, Life Coach

    Feb 06, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode : Victor Benoun, Johnny “Vatos” Hernadez and Ian Ormiston Entrepreneur, Author, Life Coach (and amateur magician) Victor Benoun is a successful entrepreneur and owner of The Mortgage Source, Inc., co-creator of the 13 Hour Clock, and author of three books. As a coach he has helped to empower fellow entrepreneurs open their own businesses, write books and record CD’s. We asked this life coach to help our listeners better understand real estate, why it's still a reliable business, and how you can start your career with a plan! He has worked in the mortgage industry for 35 years and helped thousands of people attain home ownership. Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez’s professional drummin...
  • 2/5/14 Darren Kavinoky CEO 1-800NOCUFFS

    Feb 05, 2014 | 85 min
    On This Episode : Parnell Delcham, Darren Kavinoky a perfect 10.0 Rating by Avvo.com (an independent attorney ranking site), and many other accolades. Darren has authored two legal textbooks for major legal publishers in the field of criminal law. And finally David Michail calls in to give our listeners advice a tips on all things legal in the business world!
  • 02/04/14 Ryan Blair CEO ViSalus

    Feb 04, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode : Caitlyn Chase, Ryan Blair, Courtney and Gordon Gould At little while bvack Caitlyn Chase was developing a considerable reputation on the web for her blog entitled Caviar he grew up in an LA gang, lived with a meth addicted father, landed in jail and dropped out of high school his freshman year, yet managed to transform his life. Ryan’s life was changed by a mentor that saw his potential despite his flaws. Mentoring at-risk youth has become Ryan’s greatest passion and he strives to give back by helping teens turn their lives around and become future entrepreneurs. For anyone struggling personally do not miss this uplifting interview! Courtney Nicholas Gould, Co-founder & Co-...
  • #414 Jason Nazar Founder Docstoc.com

    Feb 03, 2014 | 83 min
    On This Episode : Dhana Cohen and Jason Nazar You have a great idea, and now you have successfully made your product. So how do you get it distributed? Dhana Cohen has over 25 years experience in marketing and product development. Earlier in her career she worked in advertising for The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, a Bonneville radio station in Phoenix and an International Home Design magazine. Dhana explains that her idea blossomed when she was a stay at home mom, Dhana ran her own marketing firm for 10 years creating campaigns for small businesses, and developed some of her own products. Jason Nazar is the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc.com, the premiere online destination to start, gr...
  • #413 Dave Asprey Bulletproof Executive

    Jan 31, 2014 | 82 min
    Scott Griffiths is an adjunct professor of marketing who teaches International Marketing to graduate students at Pepperdine University and has taught New Products Development at the business school at Chapman University, and business modeling to senior product designers at Art Center College of Design. Having led or been on the leadership team of more than twenty startups; and, having created, launched and built more than 100 products and brands, Professor Griffiths brings exacting and realistic real world experience to the classroom. 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, ...
  • #412 Scott Page Pink Floyd

    Jan 30, 2014 | 82 min
    Do you want to create a business that wow's the customer, indulge's their senses, and leaves them begging for more?! The brainchild of L.A.’s most celebrated pastry chef, Waylynn Lucas, and gluten-free baking wiz Nancy Truman, fonuts debuted in August ’11 with a mission to elevate the coffee and donut experience into loftier and tastier realms. Baked and/or steamed and never fried, fonuts replicate the donut taste you know and love, but give it a modern spin, featuring gluten-free and vegan options alongside traditional varieties. Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and songwriter. Page is most recognized as the saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. As an entrepre...
  • #411 Reichart Von Wolfsheild Inventor

    Jan 29, 2014 | 83 min
    On This Episode : Tara Guber & Reichart Von Wolfsheild Yoga Ed. fulfills a lifelong desire of Tara’s to share the benefits of yoga with children in schools across the nation. Now you get the opportunity to hear from one the industries best on how to create a business while keeping your cool! Tara Guber was the co-founder of Education First! a media based, education advocacy non-profit organization, a Points of Light Foundation board member and is a founding board member of The Accelerated School in South Central Los Angeles. And if you are thinking about writing a book, then do not miss this interview! Tara has written two books, Yoga Moves with Alan Finger and Contact: The Yoga of Relations...
  • #410 Yair Landau Founder Mass Animation

    Jan 28, 2014 | 83 min
    No matter how much you "keep up" with our ever changing world there still always seems to be one (or 2) things that just don't make sense. Enter Neil Grossman, he has the rare ability to simplify complicated issues and present them in a clear, concise and unbiased manner. Grossman brings a varied and unique experience to financial and economic matters drawing upon advanced studies in mathematics, physics and law and a career in trading, central banking, fund management and finance. So in other words, "you have questions, we have answers!" Do not miss this great interview! Mr. Landau was responsible for bringing the SPIDER-MAN franchise to Sony. He also managed Sony Pictures Animation. He has...
  • #409 Chris Simms CEO Lazy Dog Restaurant

    Jan 27, 2014 | 84 min
    Alan Fox is the founder, editor, and publisher of Rattle, one of the most respected literary magazines in the United States, and he sits on the board of directors of several non-profit foundations. *PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity* is the distillation of his experience in accounting, law, real estate, poetry, three marriages, and raising six children, two step children, and one foster child . Alan shares why he started his groundbreaking magazine, how you can benefit from it, and lessons you can learn and use everyday in your life! Chris Simms is the CEO and Founder of Lazy Dog Restaurant The first Lazy Dog restaurant opened in ...
  • # 408 Scott Moore Rogers Media

    Jan 24, 2014 | 82 min
    On This Episode : David Wurth & Scott Moore David Wurth is Founder / Publisher of C-Suite Quarterly (CSQ) and Founder / CEO of its parent company C-Suite Media Incorporated, a company dedicated to producing content for the C-Suite Executives business and lifestyle interests. He is responsible for all aspects of the publication as well as the media company’s supportive divisions including custom publishing, digital media, events, memberships and creative services. Some of CSQ’s notable partners have included Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Latham & Watkins, HUGO BOSS, NetJets, Burgess Yachts and The Peninsula Beverly Hills. As President, Broadcast, Scott Moore is resp...
  • # 407 Ken Dubner Mind Trainer

    Jan 23, 2014 | 86 min
    Known as “the Hypnotists Hypnotist,” Ken Dubner is a hypnotherapist, life coach, educator, and speaker. He has been involved in training hundreds of Certified Hypnotherapist in the United States. Ken is certified behavioral hypnotherapist and master hypnotist, and has been filmed by HBO documentaries, Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Health Channel, American TVs EXTRA, and the Armed Forces Network. Richard “Ribbs” 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 Galactica. Gibbs was the keyboard player for the New Wave band ...
  • #406 James Sun (Founder, Pirq)

    Jan 22, 2014 | 86 min
  • #405 Tero Ojanpera (Co-Founder, Vision+)

    Jan 22, 2014 | 82 min
  • # 404 Mark Verge West Side Rentals

    Jan 20, 2014 | 81 min
    Brad Johnson is a leading force in the Culinary world. So how do you stand out in a world with a restaurant on every block? This is how Post & Beam was born, a concept he and and acclaimed Chef Govind Armstrong came up with, serving moderately priced California comfort food. The restaurant features a wood burning oven, open hearth cooking, open kitchen, patio and on-site garden. And Brad doesn't stop there, he is also the owner of Brad Johnson & Associates, a Restaurant management company dedicated to improving restaurant performance through cost effective operations, marketing and purchasing programs, comprehensive training, and sales development at the local level. Other services include c...
  • # 403 Steve Farber Extreme Leadership

    Jan 17, 2014 | 83 min
    Nell Merlino is Founder, President and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million $ enterprises. She is author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work,” from Broadway Books, which is available from Amazon.com. Throughout her career, Nell Merlino has been inspiring millions of people to take action. She is the creative force behind Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which moved more than 71 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about their future. Nolan Bushn...
  • # 402 Scott Page Pink Floyd

    Jan 16, 2014 | 81 min
    Peter Manning founded his company on a simple premise: Men 5'8" and under must be able to by clothes that fit properly and feel great. Our customer is the over 25% of american men 5'8" and under who care about how he looks and his probably rarely, if ever, been able to buy a pair of pants that fit off the rack. To date, Peter Manning/Five Eight New York have sold their clothes in all 50 states, as well as in several foreign countries, so rest assured that you are in good company. Scott Page is a technologist, entrepreneur, musician and song writer. Most recognised as saxophonist for Pink Floyd. As an entrepreneur he formed Walt Tucker Productions, an audio video post production company, co-f...
  • # 401 Jeff Stibel CEO Dun & Bradstreet

    Jan 15, 2014 | 83 min
    Jeff Stibel is a brain scientist and entrepreneur. He is currently serving as President and CEO of the Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and was previously President and CEO of Web.com, Inc. Stibel is also Chairman of BrainGate, a company whose “brain chip” technology – recently featured on 60 Minutes — allows the severely disabled to control electronics with nothing but their thoughts. Our pets should have a healthy option when it comes to eating. That's why Gary Ward co-found Canine Caviar, the only alkaline-based dog food in America that is specifically designed to help reduce the risk of cancer! Gary tells us just how he came up with this much needed product and how he took it t...
  • #400 Tony Greenberg CEO RampRate

    Jan 14, 2014 | 83 min
    BoomPhones - How cool would it be if you could take your headphones off and they become a mini boombox? Enter BoomPhones, a Los Angeles-based company with an obsession for designing ultra-portable audio products that allow music lovers to create, inspire, and share amazing sound. These clever entrepreneurs explain just how they came up with this great idea, and how you can do something like this yourself! Tony Greenberg - As CEO of RampRate Sourcing Advisers and DeepStrat, Tony Greenberg has been an idea generator transforming perceptions and industries since he was 17. Tony fills us in on his incredible company RampRate, which has radically changed how IT services are purchased, creating ac...
  • #399 Daymond John ABC's Shark Tank

    Jan 13, 2014 | 83 min
    As CEO and president, Daymond John guided FUBU to a staggering $350 million in revenues in 1998, placing it in the same stratosphere as such designer sportswear labels as Donna Karan New York and Tommy Hilfiger. We get an exciting and rare look into the mind of one the industry leaders in fashion! Daymond shares his incredible story, and helps our listeners learn how to make your vision a reality! Anna Jerstrom stops by the studio to help our listeners learn just how to start a business, how to keep it running, and maintaining great customer relationships, In 2009, she decided to leave her cushy Merrill Lynch job in London to move to Costa Rica to learn how to surf full-time. A year later, t...
  • #398 Jon Taffer Bar Rescue

    Jan 10, 2014 | 83 min
    Kelly Perdew is the CEO of Fastpoint Games, a leading developer of live, data-drive games that enable clients to engage, reward and monetize their users. Kelly shows us how he engaged the world in a whole new platform, and how he keeps a fast growing community at the top of their "game." Kelly also explains how Fastpoint Games leverages an award-winning, proprietary cloud-based platform to deliver clients customized games and integrated gaming solutions across any channel and around any set of structured data. With nearly three decades of vast experience, Jon Taffer is an award winning expert, highly respected management guru and top rated television personality. His renowned method of React...
  • #397 Scott Page Pink Floyd

    Jan 09, 2014 | 82 min
    We have all heard the saying "Life doesn't come with a manual." And most of us would love one! Well, the time has finally come with "Little Blueprint" selling books on life, difficult situations, and how to handle them. It's safe to say we have all been waiting for a product like this. Katherine Eskovitz has not only found a blueprint for you, but a blueprint to success, and she shares her incredible idea and story with our listeners. This is a must listen if you have any questions about life, and we all do! 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 T...
  • #395 Dale Fox CEO Tribogenics

    Jan 08, 2014 | 81 min
    Stephen Humphreys is taking the world where it wants to go, one ride at a time! The Flywheel mobile app gets you a taxi in over 40 cities, you can watch real-time on the map as it approaches & hop in as it arrives. Stephen shares the battle he encountered with taxi companies, how he made his business stand out in a world of driving services, and what you can learn from this amazing idea. Dale Fox is Passionate about entrepreneurship, Fox serves as a Mentor for the Founder Institute, a technology startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program. We asked Dale to join Business Rockstars and give us an inside look at his groundbreaking company. Our listeners will learn first hand just how ...
  • #395 Howard Marks (Activision)

    Jan 07, 2014 | 82 min
    James Morel Founder of LottoGopher.com . How do you provide ongoing strategic consulting, business plans, investor pitch decks, marketing plans, advisory board services and digital platform development to small businesses? James Morel gives our listeners a rare glimpse into strategic startups, and where to go after your business is up and running. Current and past website clients include: photo sharing platform, emergency services, streaming music, digital downloads, stock photography, cable advertising agency, talent casting and media workflow management platform. Howard Marks is Co-Chair of Start Engine and CEO of Gamzee. Howard is an incredibly successful technology entrepreneur that has ...
  • #394 William Quigley Clearstone Venture

    Jan 06, 2014 | 85 min
    On This Episode : Josh Flagg, William Quigley & Andy Abramson Celebrating his tenth year in the real estate business, Josh Flagg is back and bigger than ever. Having sold $250,000,000 in residential real estate in little over a year, Flagg is taking the rebounding real estate market by storm. So how did Josh do it? He swings by the studio and fills our listeners in on his amazing run, what you can learn from his mistakes, and how you can get started. His record selling achievements include the most expensive house in Brentwood and the most expensive house in Beverly Hills south of Sunset Blvd. Known as a heavy-hitter in the industry, Flagg has been the listing agent for the famed Dorothy Cha...
  • #393 Ryan Blair (ViSalus)

    Jan 03, 2014 | 81 min
  • #392 Erik Oberholtzer (Tender Greens)

    Jan 02, 2014 | 79 min
  • #391 Seth Goldman (HONEST Tea)

    Jan 01, 2014 | 84 min
  • #390 Kalika Yap (Citrus Studios)

    Jan 01, 2014 | 83 min
    So how did Mr. Sarshar get to be the ultimate authority on how a man should live? Pizoor shares growing up, he was inspired by the impeccable manner in which his grandfathers dressed and maintained their appearance. He went on to create the first barber spa to do over $2 million a year in business (The Grooming Lounge); pioneered the first premium grooming-product online store and become the first to sell grooming products on HSN as an expert. He literally wrote the “bible” for cosmetology schools on how to teach men’s grooming. Now he helps our listeners understand the difficulties in starting a business that can be "experimental. A native of Honolulu, Kalika Yap, CEO & Founder of Citrus St...
  • #389 Shaun Thomson (Author, Surfer)

    Dec 30, 2013 | 83 min
  • #388 Freddie Ravel (Harmonics Maestro)

    Dec 30, 2013 | 82 min
    A native of Los Angeles, CA., Nelson Paez has been the Chief Executive Officer of DreamHammer since it’s founding in 2000. Mr. Paez provides visionary, strategic and tactical leadership for DreamHammer with the goal of being the global leader for intelligent control software. Mr. Paez builds strategic customer/partner/investor relationships worldwide and oversees corporate administration, product development, marketing, and sales for the company. Mr. Paez’s passion for science and technology began at an early age when he taught himself how to program computers in 1983 at the age of 10 and later studying sciences at California State University, Los Angeles at the age of 13. Mr. Paez moved on ...
  • #387 Sandro Monetti (Celeb Journalist)

    Dec 27, 2013 | 85 min
    Sandro Monetti is a leading international celebrity journalist, TV personality and event host who has interviewed all the biggest stars in Hollywood. The LA based Brit is the creator and director of the number one rated Hollywood tour on Trip Advisor, his Celebrity Inisder Movie Locations Tour of LA. He has toured his smash hit autiobiographical one man stage show ‘Clooney Cowell Pitt and Me: Amusing Encounters with the A-List’ and written two bestselling books, biographies of movie stars Mickey Rourke and Colin Firth. Hosting the first annual Next Generation Entrepreneurship and Global Crowdfunding Forum taught him all about crowdfunding and he used funds raised on Indiegogo to finance a st...
  • #386 Howard J. Leonhardt (WorldMed)

    Dec 27, 2013 | 85 min
    Gordon Gould, Co-founder and Co-CEO SmartyPants Vitamins, has worked in the digital media and internet industry for over 16 years. Gordon has co-founded several companies in the consumer social media space and was founding CEO of both Upoc.com, the world’s first mobile social network, and ThisNext.com, the largest independent social shopping platform. Gordon has worked closely with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technologists, content providers, marketers, non-profits, and consumers/users to help create compelling, useful services. Courtney Nichols Gould, Co-founder cardiovascular balloon catheters, artificial lung, a non-surgical placed heart valve, radiation catheters, specialized el...
  • #385 Renee Strauss (Brides of B.H.)

    Dec 27, 2013 | 85 min
    Indu Subaiya, is the co-founder of Health 2.0 - a company that promotes, showcases and catalyzes new technologies in health care through a worldwide series of conferences, code-a-thons, prize challenges, and more. Health 2.0 also has the leading market intelligence on new health technology companies. Indu is the entrepreneurial force behind Health 2.0′s vision and growth. When she’s not inventing new products and services and co-curating the annual event with Matthew Holt, she is a mom, writer and film aficionado who actually likes living in Los Angeles. Renée Strauss is synonymous with weddings. She has guided brides from around the world achieve their personal best and fulfill their vision...
  • #386 Howard J. Leonhardt (WorldMed)

    Dec 27, 2013 | 85 min
    Gordon Gould, Co-founder and Co-CEO SmartyPants Vitamins, has worked in the digital media and internet industry for over 16 years. Gordon has co-founded several companies in the consumer social media space and was founding CEO of both Upoc.com, the world’s first mobile social network, and ThisNext.com, the largest independent social shopping platform. Gordon has worked closely with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technologists, content providers, marketers, non-profits, and consumers/users to help create compelling, useful services. Courtney Nichols Gould, Co-founder cardiovascular balloon catheters, artificial lung, a non-surgical placed heart valve, radiation catheters, specialized el...
  • #384 John Cochran (Ole Smoky)

    Dec 23, 2013 | 84 min
    Tom Larkin is the co-founder and CEO of Social Rebate. Tom was previously Principal, Portfolio Manager for Transamerica Investment Management. Prior to starting Social Rebate, Tom was the youngest partner at Transamerica, earning the Principal designation at 26. During his career, he has examined, modeled, and invested in several thousand companies. Tom co-managed two top-performing small cap portfolios, and was the lead analyst for over a third of the economic sectors covered in the company. He has been involved with entrepreneurial pursuits for the last 6 years. he graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics in 2003 Ben Stewart is the co-founder and CTO of Social Rebate. Ben has ...
  • #383 Julie Aigner Clark (Baby Einstein)

    Dec 20, 2013 | 83 min
  • #382 Kevin Hong (CBD, DealFlicks)

    Dec 19, 2013 | 82 min
    Kevin Hong is CBD and Cofounder of Dealflicks Inc, which is yield management for movie tickets. $40 billion dollars are spent every year on movie tickets, popcorn, and soda, but 88% of movie theater seats are empty. Dealflicks partners with theaters to fill these empty seats. Prior to Dealflicks, Kevin dropped out of college and worked with his current partner and CEO of Dealflicks, Sean. They briefly worked together to build a communications business that eventually did over $1.6M in annual revenue. After the business took a turn, Kevin decided to go back to school and he finished with a degree in business and a focus in Finance. Chris Im was born and raised in southern California, graduati...
  • #381 Michael Levine (LCO PR)

    Dec 18, 2013 | 83 min
    David Fransen David Fransen was appointed Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles by Prime Minister Harper in September 2008. He is Canada’s senior representative in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. As Director General of the Center for Healthy Human Development at Health Canada from 1998 until 2001, Mr. Fransen led in the development of a federal-provincial agreement on early childhood development, a national diabetes strategy, and a national cancer control strategy. He was the Director General of the Office of Consumer Affairs from 1997 until 1998, and the Director of Economic Framework Policies at Industry Canada from 1995 until 1997. JP Stonestreet After graduating f...
  • #380 Steve Lehman (Founder, Premiere)

    Dec 17, 2013 | 83 min
    Natasha Case is a Los Angeles native. She attended UC Berkeley for her undergraduate studies, where she majored in Architecture and double minored in City & Regional Planning and Italian Studies. Natasha furthered those studies at UCLA where she pursued a Masters of Architecture, and after graduating worked as an architectural intern at Walt Disney Imagineering in Hotel and Master Planning. During this time she started baking cookies and making ice cream, and naming the ice cream sandwich combinations after famous architects and architectural movements. She handed them out to her peers who found them to be tasty comic relief in spite of recent layoffs and discussion of further impending cutb...
  • #375 Simon Mainwaring (We First)

    Dec 16, 2013 | 83 min
    Don DiCostanzo - Don DiCostanzo is the entrepreneurial co-founder of Pedego, a fast growing company that offers unique and innovative electric bikes worldwide. Mr. DiCostanzo is the founder of several successful companies over the past 10 years. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. DiCostanzo, spent over 20 years at Wynn’s, a worldwide public company doing business in over 100 countries. During his tenure at Wynn’s, he held a variety of sales and marketing positions that sustained Wynn’s position as the world leader of innovative products and programs for the automotive business. Simon Mainwaring - Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, the leading social branding firm that provi...
  • #379 William Quigley (Clearstone)

    Dec 16, 2013 | 83 min
    Dorie Speigel : From shampooing and blow-drying, to styling, braiding and up-do’s, to makeup magic, eyebrow shaping and semi-permanent lashes, the hairstyling and makeup professionals at Blow N’ Go! LA cater to their clients’ every immediate beauty need, and make them feel Red Carpet-ready for every occasion at which they need to look their best. Plus, they know exactly how to tame curly and textured hair, and make it behave. But Blow N’ Go! LA is not Dorie’s first L.A. beauty venture: her men’s grooming spa, The Green Room for Men on Pico Boulevard near Century City, has been a thriving business for 8 years. Dorie’s core belief is that “people need and deserve to feel cared for,” and since ...
  • #378 Sasha Strauss Innovation Protocol

    Dec 13, 2013 | 86 min
    On this Episode : Yifat Cohen and Sasha Strauss Yifat Cohen is one of the very few non-Google employees, who is asked by Google, to present Google+ and Hangouts to Google employees. She is often flown around the world to speak at various worldwide Google Events and Conferences. Yifat has also been featured on Mashable, DataMation, The Rise to the Top, Diamonds in Your Backyard, Entrepreneur on Fire, and many more. She pushes Google's technologies to its limits, and creates best practices and strategies for today's business owners and entrepreneurs. As a Google Plus expert, Yifat Cohen is best know for developing engaging online communities for both new business owners and national brands. Sh...
  • #377 Alex Capecelatro CEO "At the Pool"

    Dec 12, 2013 | 83 min
    On this Episode : Alex Capecelatro, Richard Gibbs and special guests Mikael (in-Digo) Alex Capecelatro describes himself as a "programmer, designer, builder, and thinker" on At the Pool, the new social network he founded. At The Pool blends elements from Meetup, Match.com and Facebook to connect you like-minded people who love what you love. In the vein of recent social media services like Google+ and Highlight, At The Pool is all about the interest graph, and it enables interest-based connections through "pools," proximity to others, and daily email recommendations. Mikael (in-Digo), better known as in-Digo or in-D1g0, is a prominent American Pianist, EDM Producer and Dj. Contrary to popula...
  • #377 Alex Capecelatro CEO "At the Pool"

    Dec 12, 2013 | 83 min
    On this Episode : Alex Capecelatro, Richard Gibbs and special guests Mikael (in-Digo) Alex Capecelatro describes himself as a "programmer, designer, builder, and thinker" on At the Pool, the new social network he founded. At The Pool blends elements from Meetup, Match.com and Facebook to connect you like-minded people who love what you love. In the vein of recent social media services like Google+ and Highlight, At The Pool is all about the interest graph, and it enables interest-based connections through "pools," proximity to others, and daily email recommendations. Mikael (in-Digo), better known as in-Digo or in-D1g0, is a prominent American Pianist, EDM Producer and Dj. Contrary to popula...
  • #376 Terry Heller CEO Plan Check Kitchen

    Dec 11, 2013 | 82 min
    Terry Heller : has been a lifelong entrepreneur in various divergent industries including entertainment, real estate development and investment, and in the hospitality/restaurant industry. Most recently, Mr. Heller conceptualized and opened Plan Check Kitchen + Bar which offers a unique dining experience. Later he discovered a knack for discovering undervalued properties and started Heller Holding LLC. Founded and directed by Mr. Heller, Heller Holdings has completed dozens of distinctive residential dwellings and procured numerous real estate holdings throughout Southern California. Craig Balkam, one of the best Hollywood 'Executive Protection Specialists' in the business, has scouted locat...
  • #374 Jay Samit (President, ooVoo)

    Dec 10, 2013 | 85 min
    Tian Mu : Tian Mu is the co-founder and CEO of Naked Sky Entertainment. He built a 3-person start-up into a high caliber game development studio. Since the company’s inception in 2002, he assembled a team of top-notch developers; secured various development, licensing, co-marketing, and distribution deals; oversaw the production of all the projects; ran the operations of the studio; and raised funding from private investors for the development of a self-published, award-winning title. Tian has established marketing, distribution, and development partnerships with companies such as Microsoft, Sony, EA, Intel, nVidia, Epic Games, Riot Games, Valve, Paramount Digital, Majesco, and Bad Robot. Ja...
  • #373 Phil Wiser (CTO, Hearst Corp)

    Dec 06, 2013 | 82 min
    Phil Wiser - Philip R. Wiser is the Chief Technology Officer of Hearst Corporation and is known as a key pioneer in the creation of the online digital music industry and the emerging over-the-top TV market. As the CTO at Hearst Corporation – one of the world’s largest private diversified media and information companies – Wiser leads Hearst’s technology and digital product strategies that address the rapidly changing consumer and media landscape. Hearst’s major interests include magazine, newspaper and business publishing, cable networks, television and radio broadcasting, Internet businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution, business information and real estate. Gary P...
  • #372 Alison Triessl (Defense Attorney)

    Dec 05, 2013 | 81 min
    Alison Triessl - Alison F. Triessl began her criminal defense practice at age 24 and has not looked back since. For the last 15 years, she has specialized in third strike, drug, murder and assault cases. She has earned the respect of her colleagues, clients and the southern California legal community for her excellent legal services and for the caring, personalized approach she takes to her clients. Richard Gibbs : 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 Galactica. He swings by the studio to mentor today's prote...
  • #371 Mitch Koulouris

    Dec 04, 2013 | 82 min
    Christopher Lee : 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 well as the best bands, comedians, shows and performers, CAL Entertainment ensures that your audience will be transformed, moved…and entertained. Michtchell Koulouris : In October 2004, together with his brother Peter, Mitchell launched DMI, and raised more than $2 million in investment capital for the company in 2004 while building its artist roster and team. DMI was the first label to sign on with MSN's new online Music Store, and has also partnered with additional leading o...
  • #370 Mike Simms (Simms Restaurant Group)

    Dec 03, 2013 | 84 min
    Mike Simms - In 2009, Mike Simms spearheaded Simms Restaurant Group expansion in Manhattan Beach, partnering with brother Chris on Simmzy’s and Tin Roof Bistro. Last year, they teamed with chef David LeFevre on M.B. After graduating from Cornell’s Hotel School Mike worked in Napa Valley managing Tra Vigne restaurant. For the last three years, he has concentrated on opening and operating two restaurants in Manhattan Beach, Simmzy’s and Tin Roof Bistro. Bob Pritchard - Previously Marketing Manager for Kerry Packer and Rupert Murdoch, Marketing Manager for Formula One, Corporate Manager for Evander Holyfield, Marketing Director first Skins golf with Mark McCormack, Created "100 Years...100 Movi...
  • #369 Neil Strauss (Best-selling Author)

    Dec 02, 2013 | 80 min
    Adam Miller - Is the founder and CEO of talent management software leader Cornerstone OnDemand (www.csod.com). The company had a successful IPO in 2011 and today is one of the world’s fastest growing publicly traded SaaS companies, with over 12 million users. Miller’s vision drove development of one of the first talent management cloud solutions in the market, which has received top ratings from Gartner and IDC, among others. Neil Strauss - Six-time New York Times’ bestselling author Neil Strauss is the author of the recent hit sensation RULES OF THE GAME: Master the Game in 30 Days a practical manual for would-be pickup artists—an easy-to-follow guide to the basics of approaching and attrac...
  • #368 Ryan Blair (Mentor)

    Nov 30, 2013 | 81 min
    Ryan Blair - His path to entrepreneurial success was anything but ordinary; he grew up in an LA gang, lived with a meth addicted father, landed in jail and dropped out of high school his freshman year, yet managed to transform his life. Ryan’s life was changed by a mentor that saw his potential despite his flaws. Mentoring at-risk youth has become Ryan’s greatest passion and he strives to give back by helping teens turn their lives around and become future entrepreneurs. Kevin Kelly - Is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Raised among a small entrepreneurial family retail business, he has been selling and negotiating, listenin...
  • #367 Eric Hebel (ProductionBeast)

    Nov 29, 2013 | 79 min
    Eric Hebel - CEO & Founder of ProductionBeast – a cloud-based platform enabling production companies to find the best crew and resources based on relevance, keep track of all their go-to freelancers—where they are working, when they’re available—and organize their projects and communications all in one place. Katrina Parker - Recording artist and contestant on The Voice (NBC), grew up in the small town of Holly Ridge, North Carolina with big dreams! With a voice described as “powerful but tender,” “passionate” (LA Times) and “flawless,” the L.A. singer/songwriter went on to become a fan favorite, a Top 8 Semi-Finalist and “the embodiment of [The Voice]” (Rolling Stone). Richard Gibbs - Stops...
  • #366 Ken Kragen (Manager)

    Nov 29, 2013 | 81 min
    Jim Kwik - CEO of www.KwikLearning.com, is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For two decades he has served as a mental coach to leaders in education, entertainment, technology and business. Ken Kragen - A graduate of Harvard Business School Ken Kragen‘s illustrious career far transcends the music and entertainment industries where he has spent many incredibly successful years. He has managed some of the world’s most important entertainers, including Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, Burt Reynolds, The Smothers Brothers and many others.
  • #365 Seung Bak (DramaFever)

    Nov 27, 2013 | 83 min
  • #364 Shaun Thomson (Author, Surfer)

    Nov 27, 2013 | 83 min
  • #363 John McAfee (Future Tense)

    Nov 22, 2013 | 82 min
    On this Episode : John McAfee and Brad Schy John Mcafee - Best known in Silicon Valley as the founder of McAfee Associates, a computer antivirus company formed in 1987. In 2010 McAfee was sold to Intel for the sum of $7.68 Billion. He has gone on to start many other successful buisness ventures, hear about his lastest involving personal privacy on today's show. Brad Schy - Graduated UCLA in 1983 with a BA in communication studies and graduated from Loyola Law school with a JD in 1987. Upon passing the bar, Brad practiced (but failed to enjoy) law for three years at Triad Artists, a major Hollywood talent agency. He went on to start Musical Chairs, a company involved in the secondary market o...
  • #362 Casey Reinhardt (Casey's Cupcake)

    Nov 21, 2013 | 82 min
    On this Episode : Casey Reinhardt, Rachel Borovik, & Richard Gibbs Casey Reinhardt - Founder of Casey's Cupcakes and former television personality, discussed the early stages of her cupcake business. Rachel Borovik - Rachel Borovik is making her mark as a singer/songwriter/show-woman of her time. Richard Gibbs - One of the worlds most respected and sought after musician joins us to mentor Rachel Borovik
  • #361 Chris Pouy (Cow Wow Cereal Milk)

    Nov 20, 2013 | 81 min
  • #360 Jeff Scheinrock (Originate)

    Nov 19, 2013 | 85 min
    Today is the 50th Anniversary of J.F.K.'s inaugural speech, Ken highlights this moment, and what lessons we can learn from this powerful piece of history. Today's Guests - Jeff Scheinrock is currently a Continuing Lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the President & CFO at Originate. A pioneer in Venture Resources, Originate invests elite engineering talent and start-up expertise into high potential opportunities. Matt Richter-Sand has an extensive background in technology and entrepreneurship. After graduating from Tulane University with degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Political Science, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a Communications Officer. While stationed at...
  • #359 Mike Lindell (MyPillow)

    Nov 18, 2013 | 85 min
    Ken talks about the power of infomercials, the future of 3-D printing, and why you need to stay on top of what's trending everyday! Today's Guests - Mike Lindell, founder of My Pillow. Mike sold his bars in Minnesota for $500,000, and then took that money to produce a 30 minute infomercial that ran 181 times per day! Since then sales have skyrocketed from $3 million in 2010, to $102 million in 2012. Mike shares his story about the incredible risk he took, how scary it was, and how it payed off in the end. James Siminoff is the chief inventor of Doorbot - "The worlds greatest doorbell." This ingenious device will alert your phone when your doorbell rings, eliminating missing deliveries and pe...
  • #358 Jae Kim (Sandler Capital)

    Nov 15, 2013 | 82 min
    November 15th 2013 - (Business Rockstar) Jennifer Yen founder of Pur~lisse which strives to deliver results and radiance to your skin through authentic time-tested Asian beauty wisdom with advance French cosmeceuticals. Mikki Willis, Award winning filmmaker/humanitarian respected internationally as an innovator of socially and environmentally conscious media. Jae Kim, the Managing Director of Sandler Capital - a hedge fund and private equity firm that manages about $1.7 billion in assets.
  • BR - You Might Be an Entrepreneur

    Nov 15, 2013 | 11 min
    Ken gives you the signs that may mean you're an entrepreneur at heart! For more go to http://www.businessrockstars.com
  • BR Minute - Hire the Right People

    Nov 15, 2013 | 2 min
    Get your team right the first time. Listen to Ken explain in this Business Rockstars Minute. For more, go to www.businessrockstars.com
  • #357 Dr. Dana Ardi (Author)

    Nov 14, 2013 | 86 min
    November 14th 2013 - (Buisness Rockstar) Dr. Dana Ardi, Founder of Corporate Anthropology Advisor - Today, our Entrepreneur in Motion is Dr. Dana Ardi, a thought leader, and expert in management and leadership. She is the author of the new book, “The Fall of the Alphas.” Adam Shenk was a semi-finalist in MTV’s popular “Making the Band 4”, where he performed for host P. Diddy and worked with both choreographer Laurieann Gibson and New Edition/Bell Biv DeVoe member and manager/producer Michael Bivins. For more information go to www.businessrockstars.com.
  • BR Minute - New Media Economy

    Nov 14, 2013 | 2 min
    How can websites like Google and Yahoo make so much money giving away content for free? Ken explains the "new media economy" on this Business Rockstars Minute! For more info go to http://www.businessrockstars.com
  • #356 John Oswald (Quipo)

    Nov 13, 2013 | 85 min
    Episode #356 John Oswald (Co-Founder of Cuipo) How do you create, market, and sell your brand? Are you learning a new habit each week? How charismatic are you? Ken goes over the 10 steps you need to raise your character traits. Today's Guests - Carol Dunn began her corporate career in Southern California at a small travel agency. Her enthusiasm and reputation for great service resulted in contracts that eventually led her to manage 85 percent of all entertainment travel (bands, TV, and movie studios) within the United States. Carol shared her story, and explained how she deals with emotional issues in a work environment. - John Oswald oversees the development of the Cuipo brand and all licen...
  • BR Minute - Fail Well

    Nov 13, 2013 | 2 min
    Failure is the first step to success. Listen to Ken explain in this Business Rockstars Minute!
  • #355 Brock Pierce (Affinity Media)

    Nov 12, 2013 | 82 min
    Episode #355 Brock Pierce (Vice Chairman of Affinity Media) What are your marketing techniques? How seriously do you take your website? Are you using social media to market your self? Do you have at least 1,000 followers on Facebook, Linkedin etc? Ken gives you the marketing tools you need to succeed. Today's Guests - Gina Alexander - This L.A.-based designer has created a line of handbags and other kinds of accessories that allow the customer to design these unique pieces with their personal photos, mementos that travel with you each day, reminding you of the people, places and things you love! Gina created her business intially so she could adopt her child. With cost's around $20,000 she t...
  • BR Minute - Professional Emails

    Nov 12, 2013 | 2 min
    Too many people abuse or don't use their email properly in the workplace. Don't be one of them! Listen to Ken explain in this Business Rockstars Minute!
  • #354 Chris Ursitti (LA Center Studios)

    Nov 11, 2013 | 85 min

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