Fatima Zaidi is the CEO and co-founder of Quill Inc., the world’s first one-stop marketplace where podcasters can find pre-vetted expert freelancers who will save them time, improve their podcast quality, and help grow their audience.
As a member of the National Speakers Bureau, Fatima has spoken at various events around the world on media and tech trends leading her to keynote on world stages alongside speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, and most recently Richard Branson. In addition to being a commentator for BNN Bloomberg, she is a frequent contributor to publications including The Globe and Mail, and Huffington Post.
Over the past few years she has won two Top 30 under 30 awards, the Young Professional of the Year by Notable Life, and one of Flare Magazine’s Top 100 Women.
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Tommy Rodriguez is a serial entrepreneur, investor & e-commerce expert who went from being broke to $10M by 30 years old. He has helped and trained entrepreneurs all over the world on how to build income through Amazon. He then expanded into creating Automation Empire, an Amazon automation business where investors can create a passive revenue stream through Amazon, completely hands off. He now resides in Florida with his two children.
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Today on Rise of The Young we are joined by a very special guest. Joe Foster inherited his grandfather's shoemaking company, JW Foster and Sons, together with his brother. In 1958, they formed a companion company "Reebok," having found the name in a South African dictionary won in a running race by Joe as a boy. Since then, Joe and Reebok have pioneered the world of sneakers, becoming one of the largest sneaker manufacturers in the world. They have won Olympic, Commonwealth and European medals as well as accomplishing World Record Breaking Performances.
Joe's new book, Shoe Maker is available now and details his incredible story.
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Today on Rise of The Young we sit down with Kevin Gould. Kevin is an entrepreneur, talent manager, brand builder, and investor based in Los Angeles. He is the founder and CEO of Kombo Ventures and is also a co-founder of three direct to consumer brands; Insert Name Here, a hair extensions and product brand, Wakeheart, a fragrance and scent brand aimed at Gen Z and young millennials and co-founded with the Dolan Twins, two of the largest digital influencers in the world, and Glamnetic, a leading magnetic eyeliner and lash brand.In 2019, Gould was named to Variety magazine's Dealmakers Impact List, honoring top dealmakers in the entertainment industry and in 2020 was recognized by Business Insider on their list of top investors in the influencer economy. Gould regularly speaks on panels and at events on new media, experiential marketing, and the convergence of technology, entertainment and consumer branding.
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Today on Rise of The Young we sit down with Hiram Garcia. Hiram is the President of Production at Seven Bucks Productions, a passionate photographer, and a film and television producer whose films have amassed over $4 billion in box-office revenue. A trusted collaborator in the production process to Seven Bucks co-founders, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, Garcia oversees all production operations from development to release. In addition to producing projects, Garcia loves to get behind his own camera and is an ambassador for legendary camera company Leica. Garcia’s work has been featured in print and digital media and he opened his first gallery in 2019, with many more projects in the works. Because of his active schedule, Hiram likes to shoot whatever crosses his path – whether it is actors on set, waterfalls in Hawaii, empty roads or his favorite subject, his dog. He likes seeing a moment and creating a replica of it, something special that evokes an emotion. Born and raised in New Jersey, Garcia is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music business and entertainment.
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Chris Ngo is the cofounder of the menswear brand The Leverage. From what began as a boutique mens’ streetwear agency has evolved to a vertically structured conglomerate, built around wholesale and direct-to-consumer sales, in-house design, production, and distribution, with eight portfolio brands (Embellish, Haus of JR, Crysp, Karter Collection, Lifted Anchors, Club Paradise, Diet Starts Monday and Richie Le Collection) – all self-funded and independently operated in Ngo and Ramirez’s hometown of Orange County, CA.
With their combined 15+ years in sales and marketing experience within the men’s streetwear fashion space, Ngo and Ramirez created The Leverage with the vision to uncover and amplify emerging streetwear brands by leveraging their existing relationships with privately-owned boutiques in the urban market from coast to coast, bridging the gap and building a profitable business between both their brands (portfolio and third party) and retailer partners.Follow Chris here: instagram.com/chris_theleverage
Sgt Major (ret) Mark Spicer is a 25-year veteran of the British Army with a worldwide reputation in the sphere of Sniping and Counter terrorism, which led to his selection and use as the US Governments Expert witness in the Washington DC Sniper trials.
He has served worldwide with the British and UN forces on real world deployments, and has vast experience of counter terrorist operations and terrorist methods of operation, having worked extensively against the IRA in Northern Ireland and subsequent terrorist elements throughout the former Yugoslavia region. Working within the Infantry and both covert and overt special operations units, he has gained a vast experience of counter terrorism and covert surveillance operations, often working at very close proximity to known terrorists without their knowledge, and received an award from the Queen in recognition of his success during a particular counter terrorist operation. His experience and understanding of the terrorist mind, has seen him become a successful seminar keynote speaker at Tactical Officer Associations (SWAT) across the United States and for the Dept. of Homeland security.
Mark is currently CEO/Owner of Osprey Group USA Inc and a Director at Desert Tech. He is also the author of the book Illustrated Manual of Sniper Skills which can be found below.
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Los Angeles-based restauranteur Mark Birnbaum played a major role in transforming New York City’s Meatpacking District into one of the most sought after areas in Manhattan before settling in California to operate the West Hollywood outpost of globally influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011).
Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as one of the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, Lexington Brass) co-founder Mark Birnbaum and his partner Eugene Remm pioneered dynamic hospitality experiences by using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. With a focus on culture and brand, Birnbaum has propelled Catch from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in L.A., Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas, with additional outposts slated for 2019. Most recently CHG welcomed a new partner, hospitality business mogul Tilman J. Fertitta, whose privately owned Landry’s, Inc. is ranked among the largest corporations in the U.S.
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Today on Rise of the Young we are sit down with Chase Chewning. A Virginia native and Army veteran, Chase is a Virginia Commonwealth University alum, graduating from their Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science undergraduate program in 2013. Having completed his MS in Health Promotion from American University in Washington, DC he also holds the following credentials: ACE Certified Health Coach and TRX Certified Suspension Trainer.Living a life of wellness has always been a part of him - since growing up eating fresh food from his grandparents' garden, playing baseball throughout school and enjoying time in the mountains surrounding his family's southwest VA home. After six years of active duty, Chase was medically discharged from the military due a string of injuries that ultimately required him to have bilateral reconstructive hip surgeries. After learning how to walk again, twice, exercise as medicine and healthy lifestyle modifications became his passion. Chase currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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Today we sit down with Ryan Blair. Ryan is a serial entrepreneur who established his first company at age twenty-one and has since created and actively invested in multiple start-ups. As the CEO of ViSalus, he took the company from start-up to more than $1.6 billion in cumulative sales, sold the company in a $792.4-million-dollar transaction, started venture fund HashtagOne, which has invested in several very successful start-ups, and was named an Ernst & Young’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. Ryan has devoted the rest of his life to help people elevate their mind, body and business through a proprietary curriculum that he offer's through his new company AlterCall.
His first book, Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain, was a number one international New York Times bestseller and his second book, Rock Bottom To Rock Star is on sale October 4. He lives in Los Angeles. For more information, go to http://ryanblair.com/.
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In 2012, Brett Berish launched Luc Belaire, an award-winning line of French sparkling wines. Since being notably touted by longtime ambassadors Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, their signature black bottles have evolved into symbols of self-made success for prominent artists, athletes and entrepreneurs alike. In just five years, the brand’s flagship blend Belaire Rosé ranks as the top-selling French sparkling wine sold in the United States. Tapping into this spirit of independence, Belaire launched their Self-Made Tastes Better campaign to celebrate artists who have challenged convention and paved their own path to success. The campaign is driven by a video series that features Brett sitting down with various artists to discuss the process of building their career from the ground up. In addition to highlighting the journey of Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, Belaire has shared the self-made stories of artists such as Post Malone, Steve Aoki, Nipsey Hussle, Dave East, Diamond Platinumz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Russ and Rapsody.
Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianmitchell/2018/05/21/sovereign-brands-ceo-brett-berish-is-building-a-self-made-spirits-empire/#1414b6b28794
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Jose Cayasso (Caya) is a tech entrepreneur and growth marketer. He started his first tech company in 2011, a mobile game called Pota-Toss, that raised a successful Kickstarter campaign, and was deemed by Techcrunch and CNN as 'The Next Angry Birds'. Caya was deemed as one of 40-Under-40 Costa Rican innovators, and he was a featured speaker on the 2013 TEDx PuraVida Conference.
In mid-2014, Caya co-founded Slidebean, an AI-powered presentation platform. The company was part of the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley and so far has raised two rounds of venture capital.
Slidebean focuses on helping early-stage startups and small businesses create powerful presentations. As CEO, Caya has led the company's expansion and growth into a profitable USD $1 Million+ operation that employs over 25 people in the US and Costa Rica.
More recently, the company has seen tremendous success with its Startups 101 channel on Youtube, which has 500,000+ monthly viewers and continues to grow rapidly.
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While running a previous business, Zeb Evans came across a massive efficiency problem in the world of project management. Most companies and teams were running multiple different programs to track tasks and organize projects, making it harder to effectively get things done. To solve this issue, in 2017, Zeb founded ClickUp, a software solution for business and organizations which offers a one stop shop for project management. Since then ClickUp has gained over 1M users and has generated over $60M in revenue.
Learn more about ClickUp: https://clickup.com
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Jennifer Jill "JJ" Ramberg was, until recently, the host of MSNBC's weekend business program Your Business. She left the television broadcasting industry to found the company GoodPods. Goodpods is a social networking app with the goal to make it easier for listeners to find great content and to help podcasters find new listeners.
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Charles Michael Yim is a successful entrepreneur who has sold two companies by the time he turned 28. Yim has been able to attract top mentors including the “Paypal Mafia,” Virgin founder Richard Branson, and “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban. Early in Charles career, he joined Fortify and a year later in 2010, Fortify Software was sold to Hewlett Packard for $250 million. From there, Yim went off on his own and launched two startups, one which was called Chatterfly, which sold for $15 million in 2011.
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Skylar Grey, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, at the age of 17, Grey signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a recording contract with Machine Shop Recordings under the name Holly Brook. In 2006, she released her debut studio album, Like Blood Like Honey, under the aforementioned labels. In 2010, Grey co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna's hit single, "Love the Way You Lie", with Eminem and British record producer Alex da Kid, who subsequently signed Grey to his Interscope Records label imprint, Kidinakorner. Grey's second album, Don't Look Down, was released in July 2013. The album reached the top 10 in the US and produced four singles. Grey's third studio release, Natural Causes, was issued in September 2016. Grey has also provided guest vocals on several singles, including Fort Minor's "Where'd You Go", Diddy's "Coming Home", Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor", Nicki Minaj's "Bed of Lies", and Macklemore's "Glorious". Additionally, she has written songs for Kehlani, G-Eazy, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Zedd, Nick Jonas, Céline Dion, and CeeLo Green.
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Luke "the Dingo" Trembath is a one of a Kind personality whose fun loving spirit and contagious energy has made him a mainstay on television for years. The former pro snowboarder is a leading voice of the action sports world & beyond, where he has done everything from announcing high profile sporting events, The MTV MUSIC music awards to starring in 5 seasons of fuel TV's "The Adventures Of Danny & The Dingo". Once you've meet him, you'll agree – there’s only 1 Dingo A true social chameleon - The Dingo's ability to find common ground with anyone and adapt to any social situation makes him the perfect role model for kindness and acceptance among todays youth.
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GT Dave is the founder and CEO of the kombucha company GT’s Living Foods. In the late 1990s, he was the first to put kombucha on store shelves and his company currently owns 40% of the U.S. kombucha market. His first sale of kombucha (which he marketed as GT's Kombucha) was to Erewhon Natural Foods in 1995, when he sold two cases (24 bottles) which nearly sold out in the first day. From his bedroom, he would call buyers, distributors and store owners, using different voices to pose as different employees. GT's Kombucha later rebranded as GT's Living Foods and now produces over one million bottles per year in its 100,000-square-foot campus in Vernon. Dave has declined multiple acquisition offers and remains sole owner of GT's Living Foods which is worth over $900 million and owns 40% of the U.S. kombucha market.
Learn more about GT's Living Foods: https://gtslivingfoods.com/
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Learn more about GT Dave: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvino/2019/05/09/gt-dave-kombucha/#33ee6a6555b5
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He’s an original “Shark” on the Emmy-winning TV show, Shark Tank. He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co-Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association and Co-Founding board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80s when he invested $25,000 and launched Quantum International. This turned into a $500 million/year business on the New York Stock Exchange and drove the stock price from $1 to $20 per share. After selling his interest in Quantum International, he formed a joint venture with the Home Shopping Network, called HSN Direct, which grew to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time. Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each. He’s been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities.
Learn more about Kevin Harrington: https://kevinharrington.tv/about-kevin/
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Peter Tuchman is a stock trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He has been called the "most photographed trader on Wall Street.” Tuchman's photo is widely recognized for its affiliation to market news. Tuchman has strong, emotional expressions of anguish, anticipation, desperation, and triumph which he says are genuine. His photo is often chosen for news about Wall Street particularly on days of market volatility. Some say that he resembles Albert Einstein and that this is what makes his photo intriguing.
Learn more about Peter Tuchman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Tuchman
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