Meet Our 'Ask the Boss' Team

Winnie Beattie, founder and president of Siren Public Relations, a fashion, beauty and lifestyle firm with offices in New York and L.A. More Info
Marla Malcolm Beck, founder and CEO of Blue Mercury, the nation's fastest growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain. Bluemercury has almost 30 retail stores and spas in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, Boca Raton, and Princeton. More Info
Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Corporation and one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines. She manages the financial performance and development of some of the industry's best-known titles: Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, O, and Town & Country— 19 magazines in all. She is the author of bestselling book BASIC BLACK: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life). More Info
Ryan Blair, founder and chairman of PathConnect, Inc, focuses on business development, strategic partnerships, financing strategies and creative initiatives for its social networking flagship,, as well as its partner companies. More Info
Rodney Cutler, owner of Cutler Salons, a leading New York Salon and is a Redken hair product specialist. More Info
Melanie Kusin, vice chairman at Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive firm that also provides leadership services. More Info
Simon Lewis, Managing Director of Michael Page International, a global executive search firm, specializing in recruiting mid to senior level professional workers. More Info
Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which operates numerous New York City restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack and the Modern. More Info
Jeff Meyer, SVP of event marketing and sales for Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in producing live entertainment around the globe. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in 50 countries and on six continents to date and include Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Doodlebops Live! and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. More Info
Adam Nelson, CEO of Workhouse Publicity, a full-service public relations firm, whose clients include celebrities, and focuses on fashion, film, innovative street teams and outrageous special events.
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Nancy Novogrod, editor and chief of Travel + Leisure Magazine, the world's leading travel magazine. Novogrod also serves as the Editorial Director of American Express Publishing Corporation, the company which publishes Travel + Leisure. More Info
Rick Odorisio, COO of Valley Forge Hotel Management Company, responsible for the hotel operations of six hotels they own and several they brand, including Marriot, Embassy Suites, and Omni Hotel and a Crowne Plaze hotel. More Info
Rob Rasko & Mike Seiman, COO and CEO of CPX Interactive, an online ad network dedicated to optimizing revenue generation for both its advertisers and publishers. More Info
Melisse Shaban is the CEO of Chrysallis, a portfolio company of Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm Catterton Partners, was established to invest in and grow innovative brands in the health and beauty category. More Info
Michael Shvo, president and CEO of Shvo, an international marketing firm that specializes in real estate. More Info
Allison Storr, founder of AS and Co., a personal management firm where she helps people manage and enrich their personal lives. More Info
Erik Torkells, the editor of Budget Travel magazine, offering travel guides and tips to its travel-hungry audience with the inside scoop from around the globe. More Info