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24 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Vegas Headliner Frankie Moreno
Winning Las Vegas Strip Performer of the Year for '15, '16, and '17, Frankie has been one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas for a while now. With a career dating back to his teens, Frankie is known best as a Billboard chart topping singer that one year put out 10 full albums, and watching 6 of those go Ten on Billboard. His energy and ensemble are unmatched in Las Vegas and you'll get to hear why. I joined Frankie off the strip where he is performing in an empty venue, but streaming live for over 150k fans per week, hoping that this will be one of the first concerts and venues to open to the public, post covid. We talk about humble Bay Area beginnings and what life has been like during a pandemic for an artist that lives for his live events.... Spoiler alert, it's been pretty tough.
54 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Vegas CMO, Marketing Genius Nehme Abouzeid
Nehme has worked for three of the biggest names in Las Vegas; Steve Wynn, Sheldon Aldelson, and the Golden Nights. He has found massive success in one of the most competitive marketing cities in the world. He was also played in a big part in opening some of the biggest and most successful hotels in Macau, now considered the 'Vegas' of Asia. Nehma takes us through some of his secrets about Vegas and how he worked his way through the ranks and what it takes to open something as successful as, say, the Encore Beach Club. Marketing junkies, this one is for you!
26 minutes | May 26, 2020
Hip Hop Artist Eclipse Darkness
This week on Business Class I talk with my friend and incredible Hip Hop artist Eclipse Darkness (aka Greggory Covington). He is a former America's Got Talent star but has been practicing his craft since he was in grade school, as he will explain. Eclipse was shot into the lime light with his modern tongue-twisting lyrics which very few rappers could even hope to emulate (think Twista style). He got to talk about what drives him as an artist, how he got his big break, what keeps pushing him forward and he even spits a freestyle for us. If you dig hip hop, you don't want to miss the special Covid Episode.
26 minutes | May 4, 2020
King Entrepreneur Dee Murphy talks about building Community
This week on Business class My good friend Dee Murphy takes me through his incredible business pivot post pandemic and talks about how the work he has done in "building his social community" played a vital role in his new businesses. There are few people I respect more than Dee when it comes to business and in this episode you will learn why. He has built and maintained a few big fashion brands that shockingly haven't taken a hit post pandemic, and has now pivoted into making masks and hand sanitized in a post covid world.
22 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of ALHI
Today I spent some quality time talking with a close business friend of mine talking about all things hospitality and Covid-19. As the President and CEO of a luxury hotel brand, Michael has kept his finger on the pulse of hospitality through this crisis since the very beginning and has some very insightful things to say about our current state as well as how (and when) he believes that we will begin to come out of it, plus some hard facts that you probably aren't hearing on the news! Michael is an absolute pillar in this industry and I was so grateful for his time and insight into this strange and uncertain situation.
49 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
How to Build Up Your Body & Your Personal Brand with Fitness Expert Tony Carvajal
This week on Business Class, prepare to work up a mental AND physical sweat with the help of popular fitness and fashion personality, Tony Carvajal. Located in in Miami, Tony is not only a sought-after trainer, but an ambassador for the likes of Lululemon and Fashiononva Men. Tony came on Business Class to share tips on how to build up your personal brand, physical well-being, and how to make a change in your life to improve yourself — whether that’s eating habits, working out, or finding motivation. We also hear about how Tony's found success by strategic networking in the fitness and media world.
43 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
How to Invest in the Best Brands, While Also Investing in Yourself with Phil Toronto
This week on Business Class, we’re joined by an all-star in the venture capital industry, and close investment partner to entrepreneur, investor and media personality, Gary Vaynerchuk, Phil Toronto. Phil has supported Vaynerchuk in 100+ angel investments to date, as well as ran the $25 million fund, Vayner RSE, which has made hundreds of profitable investments of its own. Some of Toronto’s most significant investment wins like Resy, the restaurant reservation app that was recently acquired by American Express. Phil came on Business Class to discuss investment tips, how he landed his first gig alongside Vaynerchuk, and how to make sure you’re always investing strategically in yourself.
49 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
How to Turn Traveling Into Your Profession with Travels with Darley / Equitrekking TV Host and Producer Darley Newman
Ever dream of turning your passion for travel into a fully-fledged profession? Meet Darley Newman, the host, producer, and creator of Travels with Darley and Equitrekking, a travel show with an equestrian theme, that led to Darley to be nominated for an Emmy alongside Emmy-winning media moguls Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Darley offers captivating stories and resources for travelers interested in horseback riding vacations, adventure travel, and lots more. She’s also an award-winning author of travel books, and a popular resource for the latest and greatest in travel trends and activities around the world. On Business Class, Darley shares how she built a sustainable career out of her eclectic travels tastes, what to do in potentially dangerous destinations, and how she discovered a new kind of connection between travel and horseback riding. Season 8 of Travels with Darley debuts on PBS stations throughout the US from Tuesday, February 25th. For more information visit www.darleycnewman.com.
36 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Building a Luxury Lifestyle Publication From The Ground Up in 2020 with Timothy Hancock
This week on business class, we're fired up to host a rising star and fellow mover and shaker of the Las Vegas travel and lifestyle industry, the Deluxe Version Magazine publisher and media mainstay, Timothy Hancock. Back in 2013, Tim founded Deluxe Version Magazine, a luxury publication for style enthusiasts, world travelers, entertainment, health and wellness fanatics - all through a lens of high art, talent, taste, fashion and the finer things in life. This week, we're talking about what it takes to build a publication from the ground up, we give some BIG tips on how to meet people while you're traveling, and Tim, a native to Las Vegas tells us his favorite spots that are off the grid. Let's go!
40 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
How to Get Yourself a Seat at the Table with Celebrity Chef Dan Kluger
This week on Business Class, we have the James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef and restaurateur, Dan Kluger. Dan's career has brought him everywhere from Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe to Tom Colicchio's CORE Club, as well as most recently, his long-awaited first restaurant, Loring Place. Not only does Dan have some insane stories about the ever-changing beast that is the New York City restaurant scene, but also a ton of valuable tips about how to climb the ranks of your industry and get yourself a seat at the table. And yes, Dan actually does share some legit industry secrets about how to literally get yourself a seat at the table, a.k.a reservations at some of the world’s hottest restaurants. I enjoyed this one a lot. Check it out!
36 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Entrepreneurship in the Fast Lane with Gotham Dream Cars Founder Rob Ferretti
This week on Business Class, we have an entrepreneur and founder who's as fast on the road as he is cooking up crazy content. After finding his need for speed as a teen, Rob Ferretti started Super Speeders, a cult DVD series that he turned into one of YouTube's early and much-loved channels with a simple vision: Wild videos of people driving cars very fast. Rob's success online helped him discover that people are fascinated with exotic cars so much that they're willing to shell out big money to rent them for a short amount of time. This discovery led to Rob and his partner's founding of Gotham Dream Cars, a very successful global exotic car rental service. Rob came on the show to talk about goal setting, the challenges of content creation in a pre-YouTube world, why people pay big bucks to rent cars, and much more. Buckle up.
64 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Prosecco, Pedigree and Popping Off Your Brand with Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
Italian royalty in the house! This week on Business Class we have Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, who hails from one of the oldest families in Italy, and a historic estate that produces its own prosecco brand, Prosecco di Villa Tiepolo Passi. Gian Luca took over running the brand in recent years and is helping preserve their legacy while introducing them to a new audience. He also happens to be the husband of Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain! Gian Luca currently holds the title of PR director of events & entertainment at French fashion brand Moncler, and formally was the director of public relations at Armani. In our convo, he talks about how to keep old brands alive, his career in fashion, how to build teamwork in your company, his entry into Hollywood, and much more.
37 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
The Business of Brunch with @brunchboys' Jeremy Jacobowitz
How do you turn a passion for brunch into a business? Jeremy Jacobowitz, the founder of the viral Brunch Boys Instagram account, made it a reality. After a stint assisting celebrity chef Bobby Flay behind the scenes, Jacobowitz learned the ins and outs of how to turn delicious food into internet-breaking content that both informs the mind and stimulates the appetite. It wasn’t long before he turned his growing side hustle into a full time job. Jeremy’s bottomless feed of brunch photos now entertains an audience of nearly half a million followers, and has established Brunch Boys as one of social media's top food accounts. He came on Business Class to take us through his deliciously entertaining story, sharing insight about the global brunch scene, how to photograph food for Instagram, and much more.
53 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
How to Get Your Brand Noticed with FiveFour Group Founder Andres Izquieta
How do you break into the ever-crowded fashion industry with one really great idea? Ask Andres Izquieta, co-founder of FiveFour Group, the holding company of red-hot monthly subscription box, MenLo House. Along with fellow entrepreneur, Dee Murthy, Andres grew the company from a two store brick and mortar into an empire with hundreds of thousands of members and deals with some of the hottest brands on earth. Andres came on Business Class to talk about fashion trends, what’s hot in LA culture, WhatsApp, and how to get your brand noticed.
23 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
How to Win at Storytelling In Your Business with PR Legend Maha Gaber
PR executive Maha Gaber knows more than most about how to connect to consumers in different markets to get across a message, a brand, or an idea. Maha has a unique understanding of how to help companies strategize about making an impact through storytelling and strong messaging techniques. As the former Head of Communication in the Middle East for Google, and a current advisor to executives like VaynerX founder, Gary Vaynerchuk, Maha helps instruct brands and people about how to leverage new trends in digital media to win over consumers. Maha also hosts SavvyTalk, a weekly podcast about communication strategies for businesses with a focus on the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region. We caught up over some coffee to talk about tips for startups, the top places to travel in the Middle East, how to use PR to your advantage, and more.
45 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
How Multiply Your Revenue FAST with ACTION Coach Brad Sugars
This week on Business Class, we have one of the most successful entrepreneurs from Australia, the world-renowned business coach and speaker, Brad Sugars. As the author of 16 business books and counting, Brad is also the founder behind ActionCoach, a unique coaching platform that helps companies and individuals multiply their potential through simple yet powerful growth techniques. Brad came on the podcast to talk about not if, but why, you need a coach, the eternal power of Apple, and how to multiply your revenue FAST. His straight-forward and impactful advice will make you wonder why you’ve never thought of this stuff before. Get into it.
60 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Restoring Sanity in the Workplace with HR Queen Cy Wakeman
Your ego is NOT your amigo. Public speaker, author, and performance trainer Cy Wakeman has built a career on this message. She’s helped thousands of people shed their ego to become better co-workers and human beings. Cy’s work focuses on helping employees and companies learn how to ditch the drama of their lives and jobs to restore sanity and well-being into the workplace, as well in everyday life. My friend Cy came on Business Class for a deep and diverse conversation about her background, and provided a grab bag of insightful tips about how to work and live better with people, as well as with yourself. This stuff is valuable for ANYONE, so hit play and take it all in.
47 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
Trickle Down Swaganomics with Rumble Boxing Founder Noah Neiman
This week on Business Class, we welcome a fast-rising star in the fitness game, Rumble Boxing founder, Noah Neiman. In barely two years, Rumble has become one of the most talked about workout studios on Earth. They count investors like Justin Bieber and Slyvester Stallone, and a celebrity clientele that includes David Beckham, Kendall Jenner, and Kevin Hart. After becoming one of the top trainers at Barry’s Bootcamp in NYC and amassing a viral Instagram following, plus a stint on Bravo’s WorkOut New York show, Noah founded Rumble with Eugene Remm from Flywheel. With eight locations, the operation is currently valued at close to $100 million, and shows no sign of slowing down. Noah came on Business Class to discuss the company’s unique digital marketing, “trickle-down swaganomics,” and how he made it from the Harvard of Hustle to founding one of the hottest fitness gyms today. Listen to find out how this entrepreneur turned his passion into a profession, and went from Barry’s Bootcamp trainer, to founder of this fitness empire.
35 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Finding Balance with Content Creator Jessica Hirsch of @CheatDayEats
If you’ve never scrolled through Jessica Hirsch’s @cheatdayeats page on Instagram, you’re missing out. Jessica started “CheatDayEats” and “YourRoomService” on social media as a hobby while working as a full-time math teacher. Now, her job is to post about her indulgent experiences around the world with her 426k followers & fans.Jessica is doing some amazing things in the brand space by showcasing her mouth-watering videos and photos, and on this week’s episode, she tells all about how she began this dream-come-true business. Jessica’s viral success has allowed her to work with brands such as Sony, Samsung, Pepsi, Olive Garden, Godiva, American Express, IHOP, Dunkin' Donuts, and more. She came on Business Class to open up about her two great loves that are featured throughout her Instagram accounts: cheat day worthy food, and worldwide travel adventures. Along the way she drops knowledge on some of her favorite dishes, hotels, and restaurants, as well as shares wisdom on just how important it is to maintain balance in your brand, diet, lifestyle and while on the road. If you love the culture of food and how it intersects with entrepreneurship and motivation, get your utensils ready and dig on in.
40 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Michael Dorf on His City Winery Empire, Pissing Off Prince & Creating Spaces That Last
From founding the influential NYC music venue The Knitting Factory, to creating his hospitality empire City Winery, Michael Dorf knows how to create spaces that last. During a sweltering summer afternoon in New York City, I put on my hard hat and sat down with Michael at the construction site of his latest City Winery location for a career-spanning conversation. We touched on everything from his wild ride in the music business, to almost missing out on booking Prince, and how he’s still creating experiences that excite and entertain your senses. Listen to learn more than a thing or two about success from one of the most impressive hospitality professionals I’ve had the pleasure to get to know.
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