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Entries from December 2020

Jared Rosenthal, StaffGlass

December 27th, 2020 · Comments

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Jared Rosenthal is a CEO turned entrepreneur, reality TV show host, and tech innovator. While coming up the ranks of corporate America, he cultivated a model of mobile marketing using RVs to deploy teams of people to the streets of NYC, replicated it in Chicago, and then brought it to dozens of cities nationwide, at one point managing over 400 people. Despite his success, he always yearned to strike out on his own. Ultimately, he bought a used RV and launched Health Street, a mobile drug testing and DNA testing company, in 2010. Initially driving the company's sole RV himself, he famously painted "Who's Your Daddy" on the side of the truck to advertise the company's paternity testing services. A photo was published in the NY Post, which led to a crush of interest from television producers. VH1 picked it up, airing an 8 episode series, Swab Stories, about Jared and his DNA testing clients. Recently, he has led Health Street's pivot to technology and launched StaffGlass, a hiring and recruiting software as a service that allows businesses to easily set up drug tests and occupational health services at over 10,000 clinics nationwide.  https://staffglass.io/

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Charles Antis – Founder & CEO, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing

December 22nd, 2020 · Comments

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A well-respected and widely known roofing expert, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Charles has become one of the most trusted names in the roofing industry country wide, as well as an inspirational business leader championing social corporate responsibility.  Antis Roofing & Waterproofing celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2019, or as Charles would say, “for over 30 years, we’ve been keeping families safe and dry!” 

Charles has served on a dozen national and local boards for well-known organizations including the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), where he co-initiated the national adoption of all 165 Ronald McDonald homes across the country. He is also a board member of The Roofing Alliance for Progress.  Locally, Charles serves on the Orange County Habitat for Humanity (Habitat OC), through which Antis Roofing & Waterproofing has donated every roof installation of every home built by Habitat OC since 2009 – over 80 families housed and $1M in “in-kind” donations, along with Eagle Roofing Products. Charles also serves the following organizations: 

  • Ronald McDonald House Orange County Board of Directors; Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign, raising over $9 million of the $12 million to double the size of the house; Chair of the Rock the Socks campaign
  • California State University Fullerton Center for Leadership Board of Directors
  • Orange County United Way Board of Directors and United 2 End Homelessness Executive Council
  • OneOC External Advisory Board

Charles has been the recipient of many prestigious national and local awards, including the 2020 Hispanic Leadership Award from the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, IMA Impact 2020 Award, OneOC 2020 Community Cup Best Overall Project: Team Antis Roofing & California Love Drop (CA Love Drop was founded by Wing Lam, bringing food, treats, and PPE to Frontline workers and First Responders), and OneOC 2020 Community Cup Best Hands-on Project: Team Antis Roofing & Second Harvest Truck Brigade. Charles was also honored with the American Red Cross Corporate Hero Award and a Civic 50 honoree of the most community minded companies in Orange County in 2019.  He was awarded in 2018 with the Business of the Year from the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the CACM Vision Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.  In 2017, Antis was honored as US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market Business, and he was also named as National Philanthropy Day Honoree, Outstanding Corporation or Business, Mid-Size; the Civic 50 Orange County Emerging Company award; and received the top honor with the CNA Insurance/National Roofing Contractors Association (CNA/NRCA) Community Involvement Award. Charles has also sponsored the Community Corner at the Anaheim Ducks arena since 2017, donating over 50,000 seats each year to nonprofit organizations.  

Charles Antis is a master storyteller and sought-after speaker, panelist, podcast and radio show guest.  He was featured in 2019 as the keynote for Best of Success; in 2018 as the keynote at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce Legends and Leaders breakfast; and at the US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Conference in Washington D.C. The Antis “model for giving – give to grow” has been featured in t three books: “How Goodness Pays” written by Paul Batz with Paul Hillen; and “Unlocking High Performance” by Jason Lauritsen; and “Success Mindsets” written by Ryan Gottfredson. Antis will be featured in Do Good at Work by Bea Boccalandro, due out next month. Charles and Bea are also co-authoring a “How-to” book in coordination with a class they are building for Orange County United Way that Charles believes will become a national model at all United Way’s across the country. It’s currently entitled, The New Leadership Imperative: Corporate Social Responsibility and the course is set to launch in January. 

 

As a proponent of multi-tenant housing ownership education, Charles served for more than 20 years on the Education Committee of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), teaching maintenance responsibilities to board members and community managers. He is a former 10-year member of Vistage 390. Charles annually serves as a judge for multiple institutions, including the ACG Awards, RT3, CSUF Center for Leadership and the National Roofing Contractors Association. He attended Brigham Young University and lives with his wife and children in Irvine, California.   

 

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BruceWilliam, HaulTail

December 16th, 2020 · Comments

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Bruce Williams is a 25-year construction veteran, and current CEO of Demo Bags® and Haultail®, a mobile application and on-demand last mile delivery service that can transport items of any size, junk and debris, to and from any location within just hours. Haultail® continues to aggressively expand and penetrate high-use markets throughout the US in conjunction with the numerous nationwide retailers selling official Haultail® Woven Contractor Bags. Haultail® and Demo Bags® are available in Home Depot, Lowe’s, ACE Hardware and other major home improvement retailers around the country.

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Scott and David Coles, WMBC

December 9th, 2020 · Comments

Scott_Coles_9s36z.jpgScott Coles, Founder, CEO and Wealth Advisor at WMBC:

Pioneering the evolution of wealth management since the early 80s, Scott Coles is the founder of WMBC. As a trusted advisor for both clientele and industry professionals, Scott has earned nearly 40 years of experience which serves as a dynamic platform for himself and his team to draw solutions and opportunities from.

 

Bringing the human element to the forefront of each and every decision, Scott recognized the need for Human Wealth Planning™ that brings comprehensive value to the lives of those he serves. Throughout the years, his motivating factor has been the fulfillment he receives from connecting with others and providing true value to their lives which has a dynamic ripple effect on those around them. With a dedicated interest in each person and their respective goals, Scott is able to advise and strategize synergistic steps to get each person to the place of financial freedom they desire.

 

As a champion for service driven work, Scott invests time every month supporting charitable causes and mentoring others. He is committed to seeing the evolution of those around him, and knows the power of one on one connection fueled by integrity, heart and soul. As a proud father, grandfather, husband, friend and advisor, Scott looks forward to seeing Human Centric Wealth Planning™ take flight in the industry, and transform the way financial planning and wealth building is approached globally.

 

Credentials, Career Highlights and Community Interests

– Charter Financial Consultant (ChFC)

– Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

– Specialist in Complex Estate and Tax Planning

– Founder of Colwin Financial Insurance Services Inc

– Former Radio Show Host, “You and Your Money”, 640AM

– Seminar and Workshop Host

– Actively Supports: OC and Second Harves Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, youth sports programs, Boy Scouts of America, and Christian church services.

– Founder of Hawkeye Kids Wrestling Club

– Former Board of Directors Member for Zaytoon International

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David Coles, President and Wealth Advisor at WMBC:

David Coles is the President, a Wealth Advisor, and one of the driving influencers at WMBC. As a firm believer in people and their genuine nature, David co-created the Human Wealth Planning™ process. This process takes the raw data of financial planning and pairs it with the latest in well-being science to create a truly unique and impactful wealth plan for the client.

 

The creation of Human Wealth Planning™ began in 2015, born of the realization that: 1) issues such as family relationships, career decisions, or vitality were much more important to individuals than the rate of return they can achieve and 2) that money is the main tool individual’s use to bring about change or improvement in their life. We set out to create a financial planning process that takes into consideration various areas of a person’s well-being. In 2018, Human Wealth Planning™ was born; reimagining the way advisors interact with their clients and helping all reevaluate their relationship with money.

 

When asked for his conviction as a wealth advisor, David says, “The money my clients entrust to me is something much greater than dollars and cents – it is a tool we use to build a fulfilling life.” David confidently believes that one of his main services to his clients is to ensure they are living gratifying lives now – not just in retirement.

 

David has an inherent ability to understand a person’s needs and motivations. This strength combined with 12 years of experience and from growing up with a father in the wealth management industry allows David to create impactful results for his clients.

 

Driven by a perpetual desire to learn, grow, and innovate, David is a self-proclaimed technology geek and student of life, continuously looking to expand his knowledge and to improve his business and self.

 

Born and raised in Orange County, California, David currently resides in Dana Point as his love of sailing drew him to live by the water. Recently discovering his strong enthusiasm for wine and the winemaking process, David decided to turn his passion into a continual learning experience by studying alongside wine industry experts and Master Sommeliers. He recently passed his Level 2 exam with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust of England and looks forward to continuing his journey with the art of wine.

 

Credentials and Career Highlights

 

-Series 7 & 66

-Life & Health insurance license

-Suits Magazine January 2015 “Trust and Transparency Tops the List”

 

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