In the News
We tend to get a bit braggadocios when it comes to our Members, and here’s why:
GEN NEXT MEMBER TRAVIS TRASK COMPANY WINS INTERNATIONAL TORCH AWARD FROM BBB
Barney & Barney, one of the nation's largest independent insurance brokerages, today announced that it has received the International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence from the national Better Business Bureau (BBB).
GEN NEXT MEMBER ANTHONY NANULA LAUNCHES SPECIALTY PRDOCUT LINE WITH PAULA DEEN
Gen Next Member Anthony Nanula recently helped launch a product line with successful celebrity chef, author, and television personality, Paula Deen. The Nanula family owns Nanco Group. Together, Nanco Group and Paula Deen created Paula Deen Foods, a specialty brand that is expected to reach retail shelves beginning in 2013. This specialty brand will be sold in some of America’s most dominating retail stores, such as Kroger, Target, and Wal-Mart, and will combine nonperishable and perishable items in Deen’s traditional recipes, as well as lighter variations.
THREE GN MEMBERS TOP OC METRO "40 UNDER 40 LIST"
Congrats to GN Members Chris Winn, Quy Nguyen and Justin Choi for making into OC Metro's Top 40 Under 40. Way to represent!
GN MEMBER BERNT BODAL APPEARS ON "UNDERCOVER BOSS"
CEO of American Seafoods, Bernt Bodal goes undercover for the CBS reality show as a worker on an Alaskan Bering Sea catcher-processor vessel. Undercover Boss was the Emmy-nominated #1 new series of the 2009-2010 season. Each week the follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for a firsthand experience of the inner workings of their companies - their experiences expose the good, the bad and the ugly. Watch the episode.
PENGUIN AQUIRES NEW EDITION OF NATIONAL BESTSELLER: SMALL MESSAGE BIG IMPACT
"Small Message Big Impact :The Elevator Speech Effect", written by GN Member Terri Sjodin has been aquired by Portfolio, the business book imprint of Penguin Group (USA). The original edition, published by Greenleaf Book Group, was a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times business bestseller. A new hardcover and ebook edition will be published in September 2012. Read more.
GN MEMBER DAN MCCLORY RECIEVES KNIGHTHOOD
Dan J. McClory received a Knighthood in the 2011 Honors list of individuals conferred by His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, Grand Master of the historic Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy. Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy is the son of the late King Umberto II of Italy. The Savoy Orders are ancient orders of knighthood which date back to the Crusades, have traditionally been devoted to charitable works, and recognize individuals for their contributions in public service, medicine, the arts, music, government, business and philanthropy. More.
GN MEMBER DAVID JOHNSON FEATURED IN PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL
David Johnson's effort to provide an online home for active and veteran military personnel is getting a second, more robust tour of duty. ArmedZilla.com plans to launch its rebuilt website on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, after a year during which it attracted outside investment, brought in advisers and programmers, and began prepping for expansion. View more.
GN MEMBERS GERIK DEGNER AND TODD MARKER TEAM UP TO LANUCH NEW PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM
Gerik Degner and Todd Marker have teamed to launch a new private equity firm, Alpine Pacific Capital, which specializes in the acquisition of closely held companies in the lowermiddle market. Congrats!
TIME MAGAZINE NAMES JASON LIEBMAN'S COMPANY HOWCAST ONE OF THE BEST WEBSITES OF 2011
Time recently released the best websites of 2011. Among the contendors was Howcast.com, founded by Jason Liebman. The site covers everything from But as the site's name suggests, these videos are instructional in nature, including everything from "How to Become a Professional Cake Decorator" to "How to Achive Oil Independence (a video GNF and Howcas produced)." Some of the videos are earnest and serious, but the most engaging ones tackle topics in a playful manner even when the subject is mundane and the advice is practical. -Time
VANITY FAIR NAMES JARED COHEN ON THE LIST OF THE 'NEXT ESTABLISHMENT'
The list list, released annually, honors rising talent in the areas of tech, media policy and business. More.
BRYAN MISTELE’S COMPANY INRIX ANNOUNCES $60 MILLION OFFER
INRIX, the Kirkland traffic-data company, has made an offer of $60 million to acquire ITIS Holdings, a leading traffic info provider based in the U.K. Combined, INRIX and ITIS will reach more than 150 million consumers in 30 countries. This acquisition of ITIS will further strengthen INRIX's role in the evolving ecosystem to drive ubiquitous availability of rich traffic information and driver services globally to consumers, businesses and government agencies. - INRIX
JASON LIEBMAN FEATURED IN MEN'S JOURNAL:REVOLUTION BY REMOTE
When American soldiers in Iraq found a terrorist training manual in 2007, tech mogul and Gen Next Member, Jason Liebman, had one thought: Why don’t the good guys have one of those? A recent Men’s Journal article discusses how Jason Liebman and Jared Cohen(another GN Member) have become revolutionary social media leaders.-Men’s Journal