…. Our newest friends, business gurus, and Next Fun (Ad)Venture partners…
Drew Levich – Maverick #277
Founder of Dammit Dolls
Sherman Oaks, California
While working a full-time 9-5 job, Drew risked it all and started Dammit Dolls out of the back of his Prius. With a bit of humility, street smarts and determination, Drew built his business into a multi-million dollar, multi-line and multi-national product line. He sold it this past year, but is working as an independent brand, product strategy and marketing consultant.
Drew also wanted to give back, so he launched DammitCancer, which donates profits to a children’s cancer charity in California.
Currently, he is working on redeveloping an old warehouse building into creative offices in Downtown San Diego. In his spare time, Drew flies a Cesena, tries to cook and puts off the gym until tomorrow.
Re Perez – Maverick #278
Founder & CEO of BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE
San Diego, California
Re Perez is a Brand Strategist, Creative Visionary, and the CEO of BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE, a branding agency that helps emerging entrepreneurs and established small businesses achieve rapid growth through the power of Fortune 500 branding best practices.
Re’s background includes senior-level consulting positions at Interbrand, Siegel+Gale, Reputation Institute and TMP Worldwide and has worked on Fortune 500 branding projects including Abbott, GE Money, Intel, Lilly, Nielsen Company, Novo Nordisk, Motorola, TD Ameritrade, and Xerox. In the entrepreneurial space, he has been instrumental in branding several key players across a diverse set of industries. His clients often credit him for doubling, tripling and quadrupling their revenues.
Re holds a degree in Organizational Behavior and Communications from New York University.
Chris Plough – Maverick #279
Founder of Mavenwire, CEO of Oznog Holdings, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Storyteller
Box Elder, South Dakota
Hi I’m Chris – an explorer and storyteller who wants to bring humanity closer together.
My accomplishments are eclectic — I have… Performed naked on stage in front of hundreds and won awards for theatre lighting and set designs; designed the technical architecture for Oracle Transportation Management; founded MavenWire and helped it grow into a global, 8-figure company; driven an ambulance 10,000 miles from the UK to Mongolia; ridden a motorcycle through Siberia in temperatures below -40 degrees and into the Arctic Circle; binge-watched Firefly many, many times.
Oh – and I love great conversations. Tell me your story.
Tim Reynolds – Maverick #280
President at HealthCARE Express
Tim Reynolds, MD is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine doctor.
He served as Medical Director of a busy trauma center before starting his medical practice business in 2006. He’s also an owner of multiple businesses including HealthCARE Express, which has medical clinics in four states, as well as WOWZA billing company, which bills and contracts for medical clinics. He’s the Founder of Medical Practice Success, which teaches doctors the business side of their business through online teaching and live conference. Tim has had success in Real Estate investments and most recently TOTHA, the newest venture teaching workout and health strategies to those over 40. Bottom line is, he loves building businesses and helping others with theirs.
Tim is an author and sought after speaker.
Some interesting facts about Tim:
- A former Green Beret and served 17 years in the military
- Hobbies include flying his plane, scuba diving, and body building
Tim and his wife Pam love to travel and have been to many countries on six continents, looking forward to Antarctica in March 2016.
Tim and Pam enjoy their five amazing children and live on a 320 acre ranch in East Texas.
Pam Reynolds – Maverick #281
Chief Leadership Officer at HealthCARE Express
Pamela Reynolds is mom to 5 amazing kids and married to her knight in shining armor. She was raised on a small family farm in ND and learned how to drive in her dad’s grain truck. She has a bachelor’s in education, an associate’s in nursing and is currently working on her master’s in organizational leadership. She is the Chief Leadership Officer of HealthCARE Express, an organization that serves communities through urgent care in four states. She absolutely loves what others would call “her job”. She know she’s blessed beyond measure to be in love with her career.
Pam and her family travel, a lot! Antarctica will be their last continent (They’ll be there in March 2016). Travel is the thing that has made Pam grow, experience the richness of life, and love with reckless abandon. She loves photography, SCUBA diving, and her kitchen.