Southern California's CEOs You Should Know

Southern California's CEOs You Should Know

Get an exclusive look inside some of the top companies in business today with an in-depth interview of top CEOs, with your host Paul Corvino.

Episodes

June 12, 2024 7 mins
Paul Corvino sits down with Bita Safari!
Bita Safari is the founder and CEO of GIGO Clean Technology. GIGO Clean Technology provides a platform for an application that works like Uber for the cleaning industry. Starting from a small office in Santa Ana, California, the company plans to provide services nationwide by 2028.
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Paul Corvino sits down with Market President Chris Paz from Trophy Automotive Group.  Trophy Auto Group has proudly served the Los Angeles community for over a decade, operating five premier auto dealerships throughout LA.
 
2 Mercedes locations – Mercedes of Encino and Mercedes of Valencia
Universal City Nissan
2 Kia locations – Kia of Carson and Kia of Downtown LA. 
 
Kia of Downtown LA is currently building (probably) the largest, mos...
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May 30, 2024 7 mins
Avner Gat has been a public adjuster for over 15 years, fighting on behalf of clients in front of large insurance companies that are often trying to avoid their responsibilities. He has personally trained the team at Avner Gat Inc. in both negotiations and in understanding complex insurance contracts and other legal documents. We are confident when we say that you will be working with the most knowledgeable, ethical, and hardworkin...
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May 16, 2024 8 mins
Paul Corvino sits down with the CEO of MiraMar Health, a company inside the MacArthur Group. MiraMar Health's mission is to free veterans from America's Mental health and addiction crisis. As well as empower them to create a better future for themselves and their families. 
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May 6, 2024 6 mins
Paul Corvino speaks with CEO of F&M Bank, Henry Walker, this week on Southern California's CEOs You Should Know.
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April 29, 2024 18 mins
Sinan Kanatsiz is the Founder & CEO of KCOMM, a full-service marketing agency based in Irvine, California. The company has had over 1,500 clients from progressive startups to well-known fortune 100 brand.  The firm is known for its expertise in Internet Marketing, Government Affairs, Public Relations, and Strategic Relationships.

Sinan is also the Founder and Chairman of the Internet Marketing Association (also known as “IMA”), ...
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January 22, 2020 7 mins
CEO Patrick Herning of 11 Honoré is Jane Wells' latest guest on CEOs You Should Know.

Herning is the founder and CEO of the first multi-designer e-commerce platform for the 'plus' customer. What does that mean? It's for customers who wear sizes 12-24 who want to shop for comfortable casual weekend essentials, as well as dresses that can suit any occasion. From big formal wear events, to workwear essentials and flowy feminine dresses...
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January 22, 2020 6 mins
If you grew up wanting to learn how to play guitar, the drums, or any other type of musical instrument, then you don't need any kind of introduction to Guitar Center. With 13,000 employees and around 293 Guitar Center stores and another 225 Music & Arts stores, the $2.2 billion company is well-known around the country as a place for music enthusiasts get the gear they need.

Ron Japinga, the CEO of Guitar Center is Jane Wells' latest...
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January 22, 2020 7 mins
Jeff Dailey of Farmer's Insurance, is Jane Wells' latest guest on CEOs You Should Know. With more than 30 years of experience in the insurance business, Dailey worked his way up, starting as an adjuster, and moving through a variety of management and leadership roles during his illustrious career.

Originally from Detroit, Dailey attended college at the University of Wisconsin and earned a bachelor of science degree the university's ...
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January 22, 2020 7 mins
Chris Simms, the CEO and founder of Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar is Jane Wells' guest this week on CEOs You Should Know.

Simms, a "fourth-generation restaurateur," describes Lazy Dog as the "next generation of casual dining," where a people-focused, innovative restaurant can provide all-scratch cooking for guests who are welcome to come as they are.

With 36 restaurants and roughly 5,000 employees, the chain has seen enormous success w...
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January 22, 2020 8 mins
Bill Hornbuckle, the President/Chief Operating Officer for MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas joins Jane Wells this week for CEOs You Should Know to talk about his experience coming up and running one of the largest entertainment companies in the world right in the middle of America's Playground - Las Vegas.

After graduating from the University of Nevada with a BS in Hotel Administration, Hornbuckle came up through the industry ...
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January 22, 2020 7 mins
John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care joins Jane Wells this week for CEOs You Should Know to talk about how his organization offers affordable health coverage to more than 2.2 million people in Los Angeles County.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Baackes earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University before beginning his professional career in the northeast working for various healthcare companies - where it became clear to ...
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January 22, 2020 6 mins
In the latest episode of CEO's You Should Know, Jane Wells interviews CEO Michael West, of 686 Technical Apparel, a company that makes winter apparel for skiers, snowboarders and anyone who likes to go outside. Or, as they like to say on their website, 686 Technical Apparel seeks to push current boundaries of "design construction and interaction."

Over the years, 686 Technical Apparel has grown into a worldwide brand, with clothing ...
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January 22, 2020 10 mins
In the latest episode of CEOs You Should Know, Jane Wells interviews Meryl Kern, the CEO of Liftique, a company Kern describes as a "brand-new triangular offering for women to look, live and feel their best life."

Started in 2017, Liftique grew quickly, thanks to the wide variety of services and offerings for women using the latest technology for minimally invasive proceedures for the face, the body and "below the belt." But the sto...
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January 22, 2020 7 mins
If you've ever needed to order flowers online, chances are, you've heard of The Bouqs. Launched in November 2012, The Bouqs is an online market place created by two friends who noticed several problems within the floral industry and decided that they could do better. John Tabis and his partner, Juan Pablo Montufar, set out to create an online experience that brought the farm-to-table philosophy to flower deliveries.

"Bouqs is the mo...
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January 22, 2020 6 mins
In the latest episode of CEO's You Should Know, Steve Van Doren, the CEO (or Chief Entertainment Officer) for Vans, joins KFI's Jane Wells to talk about the unique shoe company that grew from surfers and skaters all over the world know and love.

First started by his father and uncle in 1966, Vans grew from a small family operation into a $3 billion juggernaut and pop culture icon - success that Steve credits to the company's "free s...
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January 22, 2020 7 mins
Nick Desai the CEO of Peatos joined KFI's Jane Wells to talk about his innovative new company that's taking on the junk food snack industry by offering a much healthy alternative to other types of snacks.

Desai describes his product as a crunchy puff snack (like Cheetos), made with peas instead of corn. The snack was born out of Desai's many visits to his grandparents' home in India, where he says he was introduced to the Indian wor...
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January 22, 2020 8 mins
Meet Tom Ripley, the Chairman and CEO of Lids, the popular retail chain of stores primarily known as the #1 seller of hats. With nearly 1,200 stores located across North America, the chain brings in just under $700 million in revenue.

KFI's Jane Wells spoke with Ripley and asked him about his time as CEO of Lids - a whopping 90 days after his company acquired Lids earlier this year.

"We acquired Fans, a small chain in 2018, and later...
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January 22, 2020 8 mins
CEOs You Should Know returns with Therese Tucker, of Blackline.

KFI's Jane Wells spoke with Tucker about her journey her love of programming, why she left her previous job to start Blackline, and how it was challenging to find the right people to build her business.

"I worked at a much larger company and it was not a great environment in terms of wanting to promote women. I didn't see much of a career there, so I decided to start my ...
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January 22, 2020 11 mins
The founder of Hudson Jeans, Peter Kim, joined KFI's Jane Wells to talk about how he went from working for his family's business to building Hudson Jeans into one of the most popular clothing companies in business today.

But Kim says it wasn't an easy path to success.

"I had a lot of trouble with school, and I ended up not doing well in school. I ended up getting into a lot of trouble as a youth," Kim says. "I got written off as you'...
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