Ira S. Pastor – CEO of Bioquark Inc.
Ira Pastor started Bioquark to monetize the developments in synthetic biology, anti-aging and longevity research. The company focuses on the development and commercialization of biologic based products and services. Want a new kidney? Soon they will grow you one! They have the ability to alter the biological state of human tissues and organs, and should soon cure a wide range of diseases. Ira sold a family health business to Smith Klein, starting his career in the industry. He is now also a member of The Council on the Future of Human Enhancement at the World Economic Forum. He is on the Executive Council and is Chief Global Officer of The World Academy of Medical Sciences. He has been featured in in Worth Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Health Triangle Magazine.
Ian Lamont – Founder at i30 Media and Author of Lean Media: How to focus creativity, streamline production, and create media that audiences love
Ian Lamont is the creator of the Lean Media framework which helps creative people and production teams develop more relevant media. His new book, “Lean Media,” explores his passion to create innovative media that empowers people and improves their lives. His career has spanned more than 25 years across three continents. He worked in the British music industry and for a local TV network and newspaper in Taipei. Ian then built websites for Harvard University, developed online services for technology publisher IDG, and served as managing editor of The Industry Standard blog platform. Later, he founded a mobile software startup and i30 Media, which publishes “In 30 Minutes” guides. In recent years, Ian served as a business consultant to high-tech biotech companies and firms developing Internet-based services and mobile apps. Ian’s writing and editorial work have garnered awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
Stephen Rowley - Senior Vice President-Cox Business at Cox Communications
Stephen Rowley has been on the show before, and is with us today to talk about Small Business Saturday, coming in just 5 days! He serves as Senior Vice President of Cox Business and oversees the strategic direction of the fastest growing business unit. Prior to leading Cox Business, he was the Vice President of sales and field operations for Cox Business’ western U.S. markets where he served as the chief liaison between corporate headquarters and the western markets with oversight on local strategic planning, sales performance, marketing, back office, customer installations and capital investment. He has great expertise in Start-ups, Business Unit leadership, large internal and external sales team management.
Courtney Hansen – Television Personality, Sports Columnist and Author of The Garage Girl’s Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Your Car
Courtney Hansen has also been a guest before, reporting on the SEMA car show in Vegas. She is a television personality, car columnist and author of The Garage Girl’s Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she is the daughter of race car driver Jerry Hansen, who is a 27-time Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) national racing champion. Courtney literally grew up on a racetrack, as her family owned Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. She hosted Powerblock for Spike TV for 10 seasons, the hit reality show “Overhaulin’” for TLC, Vinsetta Garage for Velocity and many other popular shows. She’s currently producing and hosting a new automotive project, coming to TV this Spring and she also pens a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled “Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle.”