| October 11, 2020 | People Feature
Philadelphia Style is pleased to present some of the most distinguished men that are taking the Greater Philadelphia Area by storm. These outstanding industry leaders are shaping the future of their respective fields as some of the most prominent influencers in our community
REGIONAL PHILANTHROPY OFFICER AMERICAN RED CROSS
“The key to excelling and being successful is to treat everything like it's your first project."
Chavar is a Philadelphia native who aspired to be an actor and an attorney before discovering his calling as a humanitarian at a young age when his father encouraged him to volunteer one summer while in high school. Since then he has shown a selfless concern for the well-being of others. He has an affinity for serving the youth in any way he can, whether it be through mentoring, coaching sports or taking students abroad so they can learn more about other cultures, perspectives and themselves. His previous positions include Director of Development for Project Forward Leap and Program Director for the Gillespie Beacon Program.
Currently, Chavar is a member of a dynamic financial development team with the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania region. He takes great pride in developing relationships with corporate partners and individuals who give resources to make an immediate impact locally, across the country and around the world. He is very passionate about the mission of the American Red Cross.
When he is not delivering the mission of the American Red Cross, Chavar uses his creative marketing and social talents to fuel his entrepreneurial spirit as a marketing consultant.
Chavar holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Drexel University and an MBA from Temple University. He serves on several boards for nonprofits, volunteers frequently and serves as a mentor. During his free time, he loves traveling, rooting for Philadelphia sports teams, watching anime, listening to music and playing video games.
Chavar’s dream is to own his own sports team and create a foundation that will touch millions of lives, those underserved and underrepresented while providing the resources for them to achieve their own dreams.
FOUNDER, MARTINO CARTIER SALON OF WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
“Never say never and everyone—including yourself—is replaceable."
Martino Cartier is the epitome of strength, but life wasn’t always easy for the beauty industry icon. He was internally lost – with no biological roots, despite the loving upbringing he received from his adoptive mother. After a quest to seek out his birth mom, he made the almost impossible connection and found his life’s purpose. Not only to beautify people on the outside but to help make them complete and beautiful on the inside. That’s when his now 10-year old flourishing nonprofit WIGSandWISHES.org was born. The charity, run by Cartier, some 100-volunteers and the support of 200-plus salons across the nation, has provided WIGSandWISHES to women and children battling cancer. His passion is so deep, he caught the attention of superstar Paula Abdul who is not only the chairperson of his nonprofit’s mission but also a business partner in their “Forever Your Curl” hair tool. The curling iron which self-sets curls by providing a cooling technique, can’t stay in stock! It sold out in an hour once launched on HSN and is being touted as one of the best curling iron creations of all time. The iron promises longer lasting curls and is extremely user-friendly. A 10-year veteran on-air personality at HSN, Cartier’s hair line is the shopping network’s longest running hair brand in history. When he’s not going viral on social media, promoting one of his philanthropic initiatives, or chatting it up on-camera with Ms. Abdul, you can find Cartier in his gorgeous and nationally top-rated Martino Cartier Salon of Washington Township. An industry veteran for more than two decades, appointments with the mastermind are coveted. Martino and his esteemed team of artists style 1000-plus clients a week! The elite salon has been featured industry-leading beauty publications including Vogue, W Magazine, Celebrity Stylist Magazine and profiled on the Bravo network. He is always on the hunt for new talent to add to his growing team of beauty innovators.
ASSOCIATE BROKER THE MIKE MCCANN TEAM & KELLER WILLIAMS
“Can’t means won’t, and never, never, never give up!”
Mike McCann, “The Real Estate Man” is well known throughout Philadelphia for his catchy tagline and his amazing number of “For Sale” signs. He embodies a powerful entrepreneurial spirit and an intensely energetic drive that not only contributes to his own success but also services to inspire and elevate his team, clients and colleagues.
This past year was a year of change and growth for The Mike McCann team. Moving to KW Philly in early 2019 was an exciting adventure that McCann credits as one of his best business decisions. His purchase of Keller Williams Main Line in June of 2020 further expands the reach and influence of McCann. The open sharing environment and education-based atmosphere at KW Philly has been thrilling and will no doubt spread as he builds relationships with this new office and agents.
The Mike McCann Team has accomplished enormous success, selling well over 10,000 properties, over $2 billion in sales and working with attractive high-profile clients and developers. While McCann maintains a humble gratitude for his business success, he feels that his greatest accomplishment in life is the number of people he has been able to help along the way. McCann and his Team love representing the unique properties of the city, giving invaluable advice and sharing the joy of life with other people.
The Mike McCann Team of agents and administrators share his love of the city’s neighborhoods and people, his eagerness to put clients first and his desire to help others achieve their dreams. His professional agents have decades of experience and their extensive knowledge and deep passion for helping others is unmatched. This allows them to take a unique approach to their work by creating a respectful bond with their clients as they work alongside them in pursuit of their goals, from Philadelphia to the Main Line and back again.
CHAIRMAN, DIRECTOR OF FINE ART FREEMAN’S
“Know what really interests you most and pursue it.”
I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, later receiving a Master’s degree from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland. During this time I was selected as one of thirty students to represent the UK in a major international traveling exhibition. In 1985, I changed tack and embarked upon my career in the auction world in Edinburgh before moving to Glasgow, where I organized the first sale of Scottish Contemporary Art at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art where I occasionally taught.
I specialized in Modern & Impressionist Art for several years in both London and New York before joining Freeman’s in 1999 where I am now the Chairman and Head of Fine Art.
In this role, I have sold many significant collections and set new world auction records for numerous artists. I initiated the establishment of Freeman’s departmental fine sales, developed the market for Pennsylvania Impressionists and have spearheaded the company’s mission of showcasing single-owner collections often exhibiting highlights internationally. In 2016, I—along with two colleagues—acquired the company in a friendly management buy-out after six generations of family ownership.
Since 1998 I have appeared regularly on the top-rated PBS television program Antiques Roadshow.
PRESIDENT, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER RZ WEALTH
“We should not live in extremes, especially regarding investing. There is a need for balance and clarity during these seemingly irrational times.”
Irvin Rosenzweig, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPS®, AEP®, AIF®, president and CIO of RZ Wealth, has been listed as a Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors amongst other accolades in his 34-year career. He is committed to the fiduciary process which focuses purely on the best interests of clients. Rosenzweig practices and holds two ranking black belts in the martial arts. His dedication to this discipline strengthens his physical and mental agility, stamina, and clarity needed to balance and focus during challenging times. The martial arts promote “mind, body and spirit” as a way of life and its immersive nature to commitment translates well in assisting clients in the pursuit of their financial goals.
Rosenzweig understands what financial elements are within his control managing risk, fees, and taxes in addition to strategic asset allocation to seek consistency and quality performance. The firm provides access and knowledge to the retail investor that is not commonly available or understood. Relying on analytics, experience, and common sense has focused his ability to approach financial uncertainty with balance and clarity. Rosenzweig recognizes that financial planning and investing may be more emotional than analytical. Rather than investing in extremes, he suggests approaching a plan with nuances and common sense. He clarifies that stock market news is a 24-hour occurrence and sensationalized to appeal to and stimulate fear and greed leading to bad decisions at critical times.
Rosenzweig established RZ Wealth in 2003 and in 17 years has grown the practice exponentially with more than $250 million of assets under advisement for a diverse and multi-generational client base. He leads a meticulous, holistic company comprised of a talented team offering decades of combined experience in investment management, financial planning, and client relations.
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER ADVANCE PHILLY
“Push that snooze button, and you’ll end up working for someone who didn’t.”
At only 26 years old, Francis Mangubat is the co-founder and managing partner of Advance Philly, a real estate sales team that will sell 160M in production since 2019. Francis’ background is in finance, where he originally dreamed of being an investment banker. When he decided to practice real estate, he chose Philadelphia over New York City or Los Angeles because of the potential to build wealth.
Francis firmly believes that there is no secret to success. His work ethic and the time dedicated to Advance Philly is what has led to all of the recognition he’s been granted. He was ranked the #5 individual agent in the City of Philadelphia for June 2020 per Bright MLS. Francis works exclusively with some of the city’s top residential developers to acquire, underwrite and presell new construction inventory all over the city.
Francis has made his name pre-selling hundreds of $500 - $750k new construction homes prior to completion. He has also represented some of the highest profile names in the City of Philadelphia. Outside of the office, you’ll find Francis catching an early morning workout, at restaurants with his best friends/clients, creating professional content for Youtube and Instagram, or traveling the world.
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER ADVANCE PHILLY
“Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.”
Lawrence Resnick is the co-founder and managing partner of Advance Philly, an award-winning real estate team based out of Keller Williams Philly. The Advance Philly team has sold over $160M in production since 2019.
Upon graduating with degrees in Economics and Business Finance from Drexel University, he joined Coldwell Banker where he quickly became a top-producing agent. After growing his knowledge and network, Lawrence joined Keller Williams to expand his niche working with new construction investors and consulting with many local and non-Philadelphia natives on how to create wealth in Philadelphia’s rapidly changing real estate market. Over the last nine years, Lawrence has grown his business from consulting investors to providing a full-service company tackling all investor needs. This prompted him to found Advance Philly with Francis Mangubat in 2018. Together they have been sourcing land not available to the public, managing the construction process through Lawrence’s company, Resnick Development Co., designing unique homes that standout, and selling the final products for record numbers.
When Lawrence isn’t assisting his clients, he is developing his new program “Philly W.O.R.K’s.”
This initiative will help families get on track to qualify for purchasing workforce housing. The need to create affordable living in Philadelphia is something that Lawrence hopes will bridge the gap in gentrifying neighborhoods.
OWNER, TAILORING & ALTERATION SPECIALIST ANGEL D. TAILOR
“The number-one fashion item to have in your closet is a great tailor.”
Whether it’s running across the city to rescue a client facing a fashion emergency or lavishly relaxing while fitting a beaded ball gown, tailoring and alterations specialist Angel DeJesus has become one of Philadelphia and South Jersey’s most sought-after personal tailors.
In the fall of 2015, under the watchful eye of a master tailor, Angel began the time-honored apprenticeship program for tailoring both men’s and women’s wear. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, he accepted a position as the head tailor at a renowned fashion retailer in South Jersey. As the demand for his talents extended beyond the normal business hours, Angel realized there was a need in the fashion market for a personal tailoring service. In 2018, he parted ways with the fashion giant to launch Angel D. Tailor, a concierge tailoring service providing men and women with onsite fittings, wardrobe edits and fashion emergency assistance.
While working around the clock, Angel realized he had something special. Not only could he provide traditional tailoring services but with his love of the arts and knowledge of the latest trends on the runway, he is able to bring a fresh, modern fit into everyone’s closet. Angel believes the true magic happens at the sewing machine. With a clear vision of who his clients are and the lives they lead, he is able to deliver a uniquely personalized experience. It’s this approach that has led him to working with some of Philadelphia’s top executives, news anchors and business owners alike.
“People not only want to look great, they also want to feel great. When you have a garment that fits, your confidence is boosted, you stand a bit taller, you command more attention and you’re ready to be seen!” This is a modern luxury.
SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC
“Be willing to continually learn and adapt each and every day as this will always keep you relevant.”
A financial professional with 15 years in investment management, Nicholas Caruso is a senior financial consultant at the Charles Schwab branch in Princeton, NJ, and provides wealth management services and investment guidance to local families. Unlike traditional wealth management teams of the past, with Caruso at the helm, he quarterbacks an approach with roots based in financial planning, as his passion for helping people is based on the fundamental belief that investing is as emotional as it is analytical. With a firm such as Charles Schwab providing resources that are second to none, focused on the best-in-class software and research capabilities, Caruso works with all members of the client’s family to best understand their goals, motivations, and concerns. Caruso, the oldest of four brothers, learned at an early age that being a true leader involves making tough decisions even when they are unpopular. Providing guidance and coaching based on what clients need to hear versus what they want to hear is paramount. Caruso began his career at Merrill Lynch Investment Management and worked at Blackrock Investments before joining Schwab in 2008, where he was quickly indoctrinated into the market crash. This experience was instrumental for the young advisor and has since influenced his ability to coach and recognize breakdowns in a client’s understanding between the stated goals and objectives and their real world reality to accept risk at the peril of their hard-earned savings. Caruso’s innate style of clear and precise communication at a level that is appropriate to each family based on understanding, style, and timeliness is the foundation of being a trusted advisor. Between volunteering as a Youth Foundation Committee member at the Union League of Philadelphia, and working with many generations of the families he serves, Caruso recognizes that the “WHY” is crucial for investors to understand before they embark into the investment universe. Caruso enjoys being outdoors for fly fishing or golfing as well as fashion but, most importantly, spending time with his wife and two dogs.
CONTEMPORARY STREET ARTIST
“My goal is to develop timeless pieces of fine art that everyone can connect with."
For contemporary street artist Seek One, pop culture and street art have played an important role in shaping his identity. As a full-time creative and entrepreneur, he has found himself in full control of his brand connecting with the likes of top musicians, celebrities, influencers, athletes and all of whom have commissioned or collected his work.
Over the past couple years, Seek One has managed his business and built relationships with some of the top galleries across the country. Between Aspen, Hamptons and Miami, Seek One has disrupted the traditional art world by bringing his street style to fine art galleries.
His mixed media pieces of art have found the perfect blend of graffiti, photography and other mediums. “My goal is to develop timeless pieces of fine art that everyone can connect with,” he says. As a result of this, buyers from around the world have gravitated towards his works.
When not traveling for gallery openings he can be found in his Philadelphia-based studio or his neighborhood around Rittenhouse Square. Looking towards the future, Seek One continues to expand his brand into both domestic and international markets through galleries and strategic partnerships.
CHIEF, DIVISION OF PLASTIC SURGERY, MAIN LINE HEALTH CLAYTOR NOONE PLASTIC SURGERY
“Be humble. Let your actions speak for themselves.”
Where surgical skill, experience, and art meet. Dr. Brannon Claytor was raised on a farm on the Main Line and learned at an early age that not all problems have prepackaged solutions. Creativity and ingenuity were an essential part of his upbringing. His passion for undertaking challenging endeavors led him to become a fly fishing guide in Alaska and a commercial airline pilot—all before he was 23 years old. His passion for plastic surgery was ignited by a mission trip to Ecuador to treat children with cleft palate and cleft lip birth defects. He continues to bring compassion, innovation and cutting-edge techniques to his cosmetic plastic surgery practice on the Main Line. The explosion. The dramatic increase in male plastic surgery procedures has been so notable that two years ago NPR interviewed Dr. Claytor for the root analysis of this surge. Dr. Claytor has found that many men are working longer than prior generations. They are not ready for retirement and wish to continue to project a youthful persona. Upper eyelid lifts, necklifts (removal of excess tissue and loose skin) and gynecomastia have rejuvenating results with only a week or two of downtime. And Botox, the nation’s most frequent procedure for men, has no downtime at all.
A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation and body sculpting surgery, Dr. Claytor is one of Philadelphia’s premier cosmetic surgeons with over 15 years of experience. Dr. Claytor operates in his own state-of-the-art AAAA certified surgical facility in Bryn Mawr as well as at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Claytor feels that leadership is a responsibility. He is the Chief of Plastic Surgery for Main Line Health Systems, has recently been on the Covid-19 task force for the Aesthetic Society and just completed a chapter on gynecomastia surgery in a soon-to-be released textbook. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Claytor can be found fly fishing on a quiet stream, sailing and enjoying time with his family.
MANAGING PARTNERS S1 MEDICAL
“Best career advice ever received is never leave anything open to interpretation”
S1 Medical, founded by Michael Fox and Matthew Pitts, is the country’s first B Certified medical cost containment company. S1 is a service provider within the managed care industry, which means the group focuses on helping employers minimize and manage the medical expenses related to their employee’s healthcare. Mike and Matt share similar backgrounds. Each grew up in the Greater Philadelphia suburbs. Both come from tight knit, large families where they learned the value of faith, relationships, and a scrappy hustle attitude. Their fathers are entrepreneurs and business leaders in the area and heavily influenced many aspects of their lives. In 2005, Fox and Pitts ended up working for the same company. It was a family-run firm in Norristown in the same industry the two remain today. Over the course of the next 10 years they would share identical career paths working for small, mid-sized and large corporations. This period of their career provided invaluable, firsthand witness to the vast and significant differences between companies that are defined by culture versus defined by financials. Fast forward to May 2020, four years into building S1 Medical from the ground-up, their organization became a Certified B Corp. A “B Cert” is a new kind of business that balances profit and purpose. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. S1 has grown between 15-30% year after year by expanding its reach across the country. During that same period, they developed a specific business culture as a platform to “do good.” They have supported 12 different philanthropies, donated over 7% of profits, launched initiatives for employee wellness, and have reduced or offset over 380,000 lbs. of carbon emissions annually. More recently, despite the effects of the pandemic to the nation’s workforce, S1 remains steadfast in reinvesting in their business, increasing their workforce by 20% during the quarantine period. S1 stands for service first. It is a managed care company committed to serving, in an ideal way, its customers, coworkers, and communities.
PRESIDENT & CEO DISCOVER LANCASTER
“Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it. When you dedicate more time and focus to your craft than the average person you will see results. ”
In June of this year, Edward Harris was named President and CEO at Discover Lancaster. The private nonprofit membership organization is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Lancaster County Pennsylvania. His sales and marketing team’s sole purpose is focused on generating the $2.7 billion in economic impact that tourism brings to the area annually. Although Lancaster is less than 90 minutes from the Roxborough section of Philadelphia where Harris grew up, his new destination offers a very different experience. From beautiful farms and villages, to buggy rides, outlet shopping and downtown seed-to-table restaurants, Lancaster blends urban style and rural splendor, with many rich cultures, from the Amish to the arts. And the heritage, food, craftsmanship, and attractions draw 8.5 million visitors annually. While tourism has slowed in recent months thanks to COVID-19, Harris has been active meeting with key stakeholders and developing strategies with his team to prepare for a big surge in visitation when travelers and road-trippers feel safe and ready.
Prior to joining Discover Lancaster, Harris served as Chief Marketing Officer at the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, representing Montgomery County, PA for the past six years. He attributes his success in the nonprofit tourism industry to his time spent focused on brand development roles at Converse, Timberland, Under Armour, Destination Maternity Corporation, and eBay earlier in his career. When he’s not focused on promoting Lancaster County with his staff, Mr. Harris serves as Chairman of the Marketing Advisory Board at Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business, where he also teaches senior students one night a week as an adjunct professor. In 2017, Harris was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class. Harris attended Germantown Academy for high school and holds an MBA from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.
REALTOR, TEAM LEADER, DEVELOPER NIGEL AND CO., COMPASS, D STREET STUDIOS
“Stay out of your own way. You only and always go as fast as you pedal.”
Nigel’s Philadelphia roots run deep, having been raised in the city’s iconic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Beginning with his education at William Penn Charter School, Nigel has embodied an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit. Nigel established many business ventures throughout high school and college. He earned an economics degree from the University of Rochester and merged his passions with his business acumen. In 1993, Nigel founded 611 Records at Fourth and South Streets in Philadelphia. For 20-plus years, Nigel created music and founded record labels while traveling the world as a DJ, performing nationally and internationally in more than 20 countries. It was during this time circling the globe that Nigel developed a newfound interest in architectural design and real estate. In 2005, Nigel set his sights on a successful new career in real estate after a friend advised, “Become a Realtor, learn from clients and develop your own real estate.” Nigel spent the next 14 years developing Nigel and Co., an expert team of realtors and marketers, before joining Compass. Nigel has helped clients facilitate residential and commercial property sales ranging from $14,000 to $9,000,000 in the Greater Philadelphia region, while building an extensive referral network, and finding homes for clients in Texas, New York and Los Angeles. In addition to helping others develop their real estate portfolios, Nigel has become a developer in his own right, working to renovate and convert an early 20th-century warehouse into creative studio space. Nigel never stops learning from his clients, colleagues and friends, and injects his inherent entrepreneurial spirit into every aspect of his work. Nigel has instilled the same dedication, attention to detail and passion for solving problems in his entire team, making them one of the premier real estate teams in Philadelphia. Nigel married a fellow entrepreneur Nicole Cashman and they have a wonderful son named Jett. The family shares a love of the water, boating, Newport, RI., and traveling and are avid supporters of meaningful global causes.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT PHILADELPHIA
"Foster a work environment filled with positivity and open communication. Be available. Be fair. listen."
Born and raised in Philadelphia as the oldest of six kids, I spent my life working hard to stand out. I carried my desire to be noticed into every aspect of my career. It began as a college student who was looking for an internship. By happenstance, a friend won tickets and the grand prize to a Christina Aguilera/Destiny’s Child concert in the summer of 2000 at the then-named Tweeter Center in Camden (now BB&T Pavilion). While waiting to meet Christina, I met the marketing director of Q102 radio station and asked about internships. I went in for an interview a week later, got the internship and started in January 2001.
I immediately fell in love with the job, the music, the attachment to live entertainment. I was promoted to full time as the Promotion Director of Q102 following my internship. A few years later I became the Marketing Director of the six iHeartRadio stations in Philadelphia. From there, I traveled with iHeartRadio as a National Brand Manager for their annual festivals and special events and discovered an even deeper obsession with live events and concerts.
Throughout my years in radio, I worked with Geoff Gordon, Northeast Regional President for Live Nation. Geoff called me in 2014 and asked if I wanted to come work with him. Without hesitation, I answered with an overly excited “YES!” I walked into the Live Nation Philly office in 2015 and to say I found my dream job is a complete understatement. Live music fuels my creative soul. To work in the live music space is like no other job in the world. It’s my hope for everyone that they find a career that excites them every day and drives their personal passions as much as my job has fulfilled mine.
COO AND REAL ESTATE AGENT
PHILLY HOME ADVISORS GROUP AT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES
“Work harder than everyone else around you.”
Philly Home Advisors is a group consisting of fifteen licensed real estate agents and support staff. The group focuses primarily on the Philadelphia area and its surrounding suburbs, specializing in both residential real estate as well as multi-family investment properties. In 2017, we saw a void in the market for a team whose concentrations focus on Center City and the suburbs, as well as multiple asset classes. Our goal was to fill this void with a group of hard-working and devoted agents and expand on this goal strategically. Since then, we have grown significantly and strive to provide the highest-quality real estate services in the Philadelphia area.
Jason Rabinovich is a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland as well as the Philly Home Advisors Group Leader. Jason is also a licensed and practicing real estate attorney. Eric Dvotsky is a born-and-raised native Philadelphian who specializes in new construction and investors in the Philadelphia area. Eric is extremely knowledgeable about the processes of buying and selling thanks to his experience and connections with diverse developers and investors. Jason, Eric, and other invaluable members of the group work together to provide clients with seller and buyer representation as well as new construction marketing.
Since the group’s formation, Philly Home Advisors has been one of the most productive teams in the region, earning a spot in the Wall Street Journal’s list of top real estate teams in the country in 2020. In 2018 during the team’s first year with Berkshire Hathaway, they were awarded the Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award, which is presented to teams in the top 1% of the network nationwide. In the team’s second year, they were honored to receive the Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award for being in the top 0.5% of the Berkshire network for nationwide sales.
FOUNDER, CORRADO CENTER FOR FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, BOARD-CERTIFIED FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Ten thousand hours of practice is often said to be requisite to the total mastery of anything. Applying a blend of art and science to his canvas, the human face, Dr. Corrado has fulfilled that requirement many times over and cemented his place as one of the greater Philadelphia area’s finest face doctors. Intimately addressing anatomy, perfecting proportions and unveiling the chimerical “golden ratios,” Dr. Corrado dedicates himself to changing the face of beauty. Dr. Corrado has performed thousands of procedures, from those as meticulous and exacting as rhinoplasty and the facelift, to those as common yet crucial as laser surgery, eyelid and ear surgery, fat grafting and a range of rejuvenating non-surgical treatments to treat the aging face.
As an East Coast native, Dr. Corrado graduated with honors from NYU, completed medical school and residency training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and trained extensively at one of the top cancer centers in the world: New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His next step was Beverly Hills, the mecca of plastic surgery, for fellowship training and working side-by-side with industry leaders including none other than Dr. Andrew Ordon, world-renowned celebrity surgeon and co-host of the Emmy award-winning show, The Doctors. Formally launching his career in Southern California, Corrado maintained bicoastal practices in Newport Beach, CA, and Cherry Hill, NJ, for years. Successful on both coasts, Dr. Corrado opted for the East Coast to be closer to friends and family. The Corrado Center for Facial Plastic Surgery was born a decade ago and exponential growth followed. His focus on subtle changes in facial structure leaves patients looking and feeling relaxed, refreshed, youthful and natural. Outer image mirroring inner beauty. Discerning patients from across the U.S. and abroad look to Dr. Corrado for an elevated approach to facial plastic surgery, trusting their face to a specialist.
1919 Greentree Road, Suite C, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
CO-FOUNDERS MUVE | PHL
"Make it simple, but significant."
Creating an impact within the community and leaving an impression on people has always been a passion and priority shared by both founders. Often the true value of things can be lost when they are overcomplicated. They found commonality in this spirit and sought to launch a brand where these values could coexist. Keeping it simple but significant is all they set out to do.
A specialized real estate team, MUVE | PHL focuses on real estate sales, development, and acquisitions, and began with the same sentiment in mind. Co-founded by Jonathan and Greg, this venture led them to strive to serve clients and create value by bringing client visions to life. From the development of land and revitalization of historic buildings, to the creation of a new home for a family, their passion is exemplified by their work.
A product of a collective 12 years of experience within the sales, marketing, and investment sectors, MUVE | PHL prides itself on finding what hides in plain sight. They believe in the simple idea that there is always an opportunity to create something significant. Utilizing this approach, MUVE | PHL reflects a sleek and progressive model to selling and marketing Philadelphia real estate.
FOUNDER JAY MICHAEL SALON
“If you want to be successful in this world you have to follow your passion not your paycheck”
Staring out as singer and songwriter looking for that one Broadway hit, Jay cut friends’ hair in his basement to earn extra money while waiting to be discovered.
When he realized that he loved cutting hair as another creative expression, Jay was off to New York. He learned the craft of precision cutting at Jacque Dessange then traveled to L’Oréal Paris to learn the advanced techniques of cutting and finishing hair so often seen in fashion magazines today. Jay keeps his pulse on the New York scene through his association with Frédéric Fekkai, John Barrett and Mark Garrison, to name a few.
Jay opened his first salon in the ‘80s on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Thirty-five years later, the salon is now located in Radnor, PA and Jay remains at the top of his game. Besides building protégés, Jay continues to style many local celebrities and on-air personalities.
Jay says, “Hair is your greatest accessory. It may be only 10% of your whole appearance but it’s the first 10% of you that everyone sees.”
BTW: Jay still writes, publishes and records songs even today!
REALTOR KELLER WILLIAMS PHILLY / MAIN LINE
“Thriving relationships motivate me to work hard every day”
Being from a blue collar city like Philly, I learned my diligent work ethic from my mother, who worked long hours, six sometimes seven days a week, to provide for us. Starting a life on my own at the age of 18, God has helped me overcome many obstacles. These valuable life lessons, with more lying ahead, has made me become the strong person I am today.
I am a huge Eagles fan! Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love traveling. I’m always intrigued by culture and lifestyle in various countries. I have such an eclectic taste for food. One of the main reasons why I love Philly is for all the amazing restaurants. Recently, I have been learning to play golf. I enjoy the fun and laughter on a nice day, playing with friends.
Being the outspoken student I was in high school, I remember my one teacher telling my mother, “Abe has so much potential. If only, he could keep his mouth shut.” After attending Drexel University for Chemical Engineering, I discovered the right career for me to maximize my potential while using my mouth was in the field of Sales/Marketing. I’ve had multiple award-winning careers in the sales industry. None gave me the satisfaction of Real Estate.
My motivation and appreciation for Real Estate is having the ability to build strong, lasting relationships every day, while succeeding together. They say... “When you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s correct. I’m always on vacation! When I sit down with clients, my energy and passion to help is so evident. My strategic marketing plan, negotiations expertise and diligence throughout the process is what helps commence friendships. I love getting everyone together for client appreciation events a couple times a year. Having good people around me really makes me happy.
728 S. Broad Street, Third Floor
ATTORNEY LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL KULDINER, P.C.
“You can only compete with yourself.”
Sixteen years ago, Michael Kuldiner started his own boutique law practice in Bucks County after completing his law degree in less than three years. He was one of the youngest lawyers admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania and quickly gained the trust of clients. Today, the firm has four attorneys and a staff of 10 with offices in three different counties: Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery.
They are a full-service matrimonial, family law and litigation law firm with a concentration on Real Estate and Estate contest matters. “Clients know that they can rely upon us to achieve the best possible results,” says Michael. “We have tried thousands of cases, and no challenge is too great. We cannot be intimidated, and we often shine when the odds are against us.” If a case can be resolved fairly and equitably by negotiations and settlement, the team can make it happen. But if the other side wants a fight, Michael says they know immediately that they are stepping into the ring with an experienced litigator and should feel vulnerable. Michael has received recognitions like “Top 40 Under 40” and has a “Perfect 10” rating by AVOO. He has also been listed as a part of “Super Lawyers” for the last several years.
When Michael hangs up his suit and tie, he knows how to switch back to his family life. His most important role is husband and father to his two children. The work-life balance is always difficult, but he manages to do his best for both his clients and his family
922 Bustleton Pike, 1st Floor.
Feasterville, PA 19053
40 E. Court Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
516 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
1500 JFK Boulevard, 2 Penn Cr, Suite 620B
Phila, PA 19102
FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JAMES BY JIMMY DELAURENTIS
“If you have a passion, run with it and don’t look back. I took a chance on myself and I’m living proof that if you dream and are determined, the best part will follow.”
Philadelphia native Jimmy DeLaurentis is founder and chief executive officer of JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis, a private label collection of luxurious upholstery, pet beds and candles. A veteran interior design specialist with more than 25 years of experience, including over 10 years on the creative team at Ralph Lauren, DeLaurentis’ unique aesthetic combines opulence with extravagance and a touch of playfulness. He creates elegant and impactful spaces that reflect his signature style for A-list clientele and celebrities including stars from The Real Housewives franchises. After years of creating memorable spaces for his clients, DeLaurentis saw a void in the market for custom, luxury home furnishings and accessories with an element of surprise. In 2016, he launched his global luxury brand JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis to provide his clientele with custom-made, upscale upholstery with a unique design aesthetic. Manufactured in Los Angeles, the collection includes hand-selected plush fabrics and sleek designs that emote old Hollywood glamour. This October, DeLaurentis launches his Milan Collection, a line of premium upholstery and candles. Drawing inspiration from his Italian heritage and Italy’s global capital of fashion and design, the menswear-inspired collection offers a full-circle approach to design that appeals to all the senses. Featuring a curated mix of visually-striking silhouettes, layers of textures and complementary candles that envelop a space with a luxurious aroma, the Milan Collection’s well-dressed details evoke a sense of classic confidence—all with a taste of opulence and timeless design. “With this collection, I wanted to showcase another dimension of my design approach,” DeLaurentis expresses. “The Milan Collection brings a neutral color palette and a more masculine offering to our product line which, until now, included a variety of softer silhouettes and a bright, vivid color palette.” He adds, “Like a perfectly tailored suit, the Milan Collection is current, yet timeless, and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
CO-FOUNDERS & PHYSICIANS DEVINE CONCIERGE MEDICINE
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
The Devine brothers, Drs. Michael and Daniel, grew up in a small suburban town just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Even at an early age, they were fascinated by medicine—inspired by its seemingly unparalleled ability to touch lives and simple yet elegant power to transform the world around them. Both went on to graduate from medical school, earning their Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degrees and completing residency training in Internal Medicine, followed by clinical fellowships in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Michael’s fellowship was with Johns Hopkins while Dr. Daniel’s was with Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
Devine Concierge Medicine is the culmination of decades of education at some of the world’s most prestigious and storied institutions and a lifelong dream that these brothers shared as children. For the community they call home in the Philadelphia suburbs, they wanted to create something truly special using the unique knowledge and skills they cultivated over the years of their training. Every detail was intentional, highly designed, and exceedingly personal. Free from the burden of outside influences of insurance companies and profit-driven corporate structures, they have built a practice with the sole purpose of providing simply extraordinary primary care.
Since launching in the spring of 2020, they have received a flurry of interest. Their guarantee of delivering highly attentive, personalized care via house-call visits—not hurried clinic appointments— has made a major splash, and for good reason. This luxurious approach to primary care changes everything, giving their clients total peace of mind and seemingly effortless maintenance of their health. The Devine brothers take great pride in offering their community precisely the type of care they would want for themselves or a beloved family member. It is primary care exactly the way it should be—without compromises.
FOUNDER GGF LANDSCAPE GROUP
Back in the spring of 2011, it didn’t take long for Frank Maletta to recognize that his unparalleled customer service skills would soon fill a huge void in the world of contracting.
“Our first big job was for a young couple living in NYC, with investment properties here in Philadelphia,” Frank says. “In order to get some feedback, I asked the customers why they chose to go with us for such a large upgrade to their outdoor space. They proceeded to tell me how they would set appointments for consultations, travel down from NYC, only to get stood up by the contractor.” Frank continues, “Right then and there I saw an opportunity.”
Within a couple short months, Frank took a client to the producers of A&E’s Fix My Yard, where his team’s work was recognized on a national level. Since then, the talented crew at GGF Landscape has provided mind-boggling Before & After outdoor renovations for both DIY Network and HGTV, as well as print and digital catalogs. Frank has also been featured on ABC’s Live with Kelly & Ryan for his over-the-top Christmas light presentation at his home.
GGF provides dedicated snow removal to commercial clients such as Target, CVS, Babies R Us, TD Bank, shopping malls, and large-scale apartment complexes. “We have the heavy equipment, real-time tracking of vehicles, and a well-executed plan to deal with one flake to a full-on blizzard.”
You may ask who Frank’s partners are, or if he is the “F” in GGF. There are no partners. “The ‘GGF’ are my three children’s initials. It’s that simple,” he says. ““My wife and I laugh when we see pictures of our kids with original GGF t-shirts on from years ago.” In his spare time, Frank loves to travel to crystal clear waters with his wife Gia and children Giovanni, Gabriella, and Frankie.
PRESIDENT CK COLOURS, PRIDE PAINT & BODYWERKS
“Take pride in what you do, and let thequality of your work be your signature.”
Charles Krepelka stood out from his classmates from a very young age. As a child, he had a love for everything creative; always preferred listening to music over watching television. He worked a paper route as long as he can remember to buy himself fashionable clothing that he felt proud to wear. Krepelka grew up in Philadelphia where he attended The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. After graduating, he went on to attend the Community College of Philadelphia while working at Classic Jaguar. By the time he turned 23, Krepelka bought his own franchise, making it his mission to never fail and stay true to his vision. Overtime, Krepelka was able to forge ahead with CK Colours, where he focused on auto paint repairs. Growing the business was never an easy task; it took many sacrifices. To this day, he prides himself on executing perfection in everything he does—from providing stellar customer service for each client to creating a positive work environment for his employees. In 2017, CK Realty Investments LLC purchased a 10,000 square-foot commercial building to expand into an auto body shop. This allowed Krepelka to connect his businesses, Pride Paint and Bodywerks, together for larger and more complex cosmetic improvements and repairs. Krepelka is a true master of his trade. He knows the ins-and-outs of the business from perfecting cars and designing his company logo to making his office feel welcoming with beautiful artwork. Through his businesses, Krepelka employs 45 people, including 11 mobile units that service auto dealers in the Tri-State area. In 2019, he also opened Pride Auto Sales LLC. In his spare time, Krepelka enjoys moonlighting as DJ Razor-One, where he spins beats at bars, clubs and local events. He also fosters a passion for fashion, and takes great care in putting together unique wardrobe choices, viewing his garments as a way to truly express himself. Krepelka views both as artistic outlets that he enjoys, and is able to capitalize on, while contributing to his growing empire.
2710 Haddonfield Road, Pennsauken, N.J. 08110
609.868.0925, ckcolours.com, [email protected]
Pride Paint & Bodywerks:
4650 N. Crescent Boulevard, Pennsauken, N.J. 08109
[email protected], IG: @DJ_razorone
OWNER ANVIL STUCCO REMEDIATION & RESTORATION
“Ultimately, we want to be remembered by the number of homes we’ve saved.”
Paul Friedman saw a hole in the real estate market and decided to do something about it. After needing stucco remediation in his own home, he started a company to help other homeowners conquer the problem of failing stucco.Friedman’s interest in real estate and home restoration runs deep. He started his professional career with a short stint in commercial real estate, quickly transitioning to the residential market and embarking on a four-year journey as a real estate agent. He then ventured into development buying, rehabbing and selling properties for clients both nationally and internationally.
When Friedman purchased a sheriff sale property for his own family, he learned firsthand about failing stucco and the devastation it can cause. He found that stucco failure is prevalent in the Philadelphia region and realized he could turn his experience into a bigger opportunity to help others. With the goal of compassionately walking homeowners through a challenging process, Friedman and his wife Marie founded Anvil Stucco Remediation & Restoration. Anvil’s mission is to remediate stucco and restore homes better, faster and more cost effectively than any other company in the market.
Client satisfaction remains Friedman’s highest priority, as he works to create an effortless process for homeowners through stellar communication. He listens attentively to their needs and dedicates himself to creating the best solution. He’s skilled at seeing the big picture quickly and breaking it down into manageable pieces, a trait that serves him well in the home restoration business.
What Friedman finds most rewarding about his work is taking homes in a severe state of failure and restoring them to their original beauty, while helping clients feel comfortable along the way.
Through it all, he strives for a balanced life and enjoys playing golf and spending time with family.
417 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
ENTREPRENEUR CALISTA GRAND SALON AND SPA, CALISTA TOOLS, SOCIAL LOUNGE
Donald Moore came to Chester County in 1971, opening his first salon in 1973. By 1989, that salon grew into nine total salons. Ten years later, Moore, along with partner Maria McCool, opened Calista Grand Salon and Spa. That same year, Moore got into the restaurant business, opening the Goose Creek Grill, Gourmet Brick Oven Pizza. Both of his businesses received best salon and best new restaurant that year in both Philadelphia magazine and Main Line Today magazine
In 1999, Moore was awarded the “Paradigm Award”, Southeast Pennsylvania Businessman of the Year, which to this day, is still one of his most treasured awards. Today, Moore is a co-owner of Calista Grand Salon and Spa, as well as, Calista Tools, a QVC Beauty Brand that is listed in the top ten products list, sitting at number two in hair care. He is also a partner at Social Lounge, Scratch Kitchen and Bar in West Chester and will open a second location of the concept in Downingtown later this year.
Moore has a passion for his craft in both the salon and hospitality industries. He has never focused on profit, but more on the satisfaction and growth of his staff and the guests that they serve. Without that, he says, he has nothing.
1211 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
DOCTOR HEALTHY SOLUTIONS BY DR. LUCIANO
“Always remember the privilege it is to be a physician.”
Dr. Michael Luciano is a double board-certified physician in family medicine and obesity medicine with additional extensive training in aesthetic medicine. He completed medical school and residency in Southern California. Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano has become one of the leading medical and aesthetic practices in Bucks County, PA. The practice is a culmination of his expertise applied to a variety of comprehensive wellness services including concierge medicine, medical weight loss, IV vitamin drips, non-invasive fat reductio,n treatments, injectables, and many other aesthetic treatments. Training with some of the top physicians in the country along with a constant pursuit of education in his field, Dr. Luciano is always trying to provide the best care in all aspects of his practice. This dedication to his patients has led to many personal accolades such as “Best Concierge Physician 2019” by Suburban Life, “Best Weight Loss Center 2018” by The Intelligencer, and “Best Medical Spa” by Montco Happening in 2017 and 2016. He was also named “Best Individual Physician” by Bucks County Courier Times in 2011, “Best Individual Physician 2013” by The Intelligencer, and “Best Family Medicine Physician” by Bucks Happening for 2016 and 2017. Dr. Luciano attributes his success to a strong work ethic and forming a connection with each patient. “Patients recognize when you are fully invested in your craft. I approach each patient as an opportunity to gain their trust and respect. I believe one of the most important qualities in a great physician is the ability to listen and understand your patients. My unique practice model allows me to focus on the areas in medicine that I am most passionate about. My ultimate goal is to offer the best solutions to optimize health and wellness. With the help of an outstanding staff, which includes a patient coordinator, aestheticians, registered nurses, and an officer manager, the practice has reached new levels of success and continues to grow. We all believe in what we do here and are working together towards a common goal.”
882 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland, PA 18974
VICE PRESIDENT/PRINCIPAL J.M. PATTON ASSOCIATES, INC.
“Follow your passion, take chances, have big goals and don’t be afraid to fail. Hard work and integrity are paramount in achieving success.”
From a young age, the notion of taking calculated risks for the freedom promised by successful entrepreneurship has been a driving force for Anthony. This same notion has defined and shaped his career over the last 20 years. To achieve this, he has worked diligently to hone a broad skill set. Using sheer grit forged from a Philly upbringing, determination, hard work, a dose of luck and his “don’t take no for an answer” attitude, Anthony has found success in multiple industries, affording him the opportunity to learn and shape his craft. After graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova, Anthony worked as a consultant to Exelon. His passion for the financial markets led him to NYC to become an equity trader. After 4 years, he decided to start a trading office in his hometown of Philadelphia. Nine years later, he went into the Wealth Management industry where he was mentored, groomed and taught the importance of mitigating personal and professional risk. Recently, Anthony assumed a new role as Vice President/ Principal of J.M. Patton Associates (JMP), a fullservice, independent insurance brokerage, where he, along with his business partner and co-owner, Martha Wilson, leads an esteemed group of brokers and consultants with expertise in property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, asset protection and wealth preservation, business planning, individual/ family insurance, and estate and tax planning. In addition to his broad industry knowledge, Anthony attributes his success to his focus and loyalty to his clients. Having a diverse background puts him in a unique position as an always available trusted advisor. His unbiased views, straightforward opinions, transparency and honesty are a few of the many qualities that have allowed him continuous growth. In a field typically run on fleeting transactions, Anthony has elevated the concept of tailor-made client service and developed a hallmark approach centered on personal attention, customized solutions, industry acumen and client success.
1520 Locust Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia PA 19102
OWNER AND CREATIVE COLOR DIRECTOR GEORGE WALDRON SALON
“Everything really happens for a reason. Keep your head down, stay focused and keep pushing forward and there’s nothing that you can’t achieve.”
George Waldron graduated from Villanova University with a degree in pre-med. He never imagined he would become a hair colorist, and he definitely never thought he would open a salon during a global pandemic. Somehow everything seems to work out for him. George Waldron Salon in Lower Gwynedd feels like a combination of Los Angeles and New York City’s best boutique salons. It’s warm, classic, and inviting without being pretentious. It’s unlike any other salon in the area. The space has an electric vibe and buzz that you feel as soon as you enter the door.
Over the last two decades, George has become one of the most sought-after colorists in the area— his clients come from as far as Georgia. George knows every guest is unique, and he has a way of making every person feel special. He listens, he gives his honest opinions, and he really cares. He has trained with some of the best stylists in the country and he has also taught nationally. There is no aspect of color that he can’t handle—sunkissed blondes (both foiled and hand-painted), radiant redheads, and rich, natural brunettes. His staff at George Waldron Salon creates amazing, lived-in color and styles. It’s effortlessly beautiful.
George spent two years working in NYC perfecting his art and it was there that George Waldron Salon was formed. His former boss from Manhattan said, “You have the right personality, you care, you’re so driven, and talented. What are you waiting for?” From that moment, he started assembling some of the most talented people he knew, and his dream team was formed. The salon believes in education, innovation, and community. It’s the goal of George and his staff to make every client feel incredible and beautiful—especially in these uncertain times.
FOUNDING PARTNERS, GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA
"If you want to be successful in this world you have to follow your passion not your paycheck”
Gran Caffe L’Aquila is an Italian cultural immersion experience run by Italian partners Riccardo Longo and Gelato Champion Stefano Biasini that brings a restaurant, luxury market, cultural center, Italian bar, pasticceria, gelateria and torrefazione to Philadelphia. The original Gran Caffe L’Aquila, located in the city of L’Aquila, Italy, won Caffe of the Year for all of Italy in 2007 and represented the country at the G8 summit for authentic Italian coffee culture. Unfortunately, the city of L’Aquila was destroyed in an earthquake, leading Biasini to meet Longo during a culinary and wine tour in 2012. An immediate friendship blossomed. Biasini fell in love with Philadelphia’s Abruzzo roots after visiting the city, and with the city of L’Aquila in the midst of a 20-year rebuilding project, the idea to bring an Italian landmark to Philadelphia was born. The Gran Market portion of this Italian experience was opened as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. Being that many of their guests couldn’t get to them, Longo and Biasini decided to bring their authentic Italian experiences directly to homes by offering hundreds of luxury Italian products of excellence including their famous gelato, coffee and cuisine, as well as charcuterie, cheeses, decadent chocolate, wine, luxury Tuscan bath/beauty products, Italian pantry and gourmet grocery shopping. Virtually all these experiences are available by mail order (grancaffelaquila.com), home delivery through mercato. com, or in person. The new market has been a huge success with Italian products of excellence shipped to over 40 states in just the first three months. Whether it’s dining in the restaurant, sampling luxury Italian goods at home or enjoying an Italian cocktail, espresso or gelato in the caffe, Gran Caffé L’Aquila thrives on bringing authentic Italian experiences to its guests.
Awards and honors over the past few years include Gambero Rosso Restaurant Excellence Award; Philadelphia Area Concierge Association “Best Restaurant in Philadelphia”; Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; Italian Gelato Champion; International Press Gelato World Champion; Italian Culture Award; Gambero Rosso “3 coffee beans” (highest award for coffee in Italy); Eccelenze Italiane (Italian award for excellence in promoting culture); IABCN International Project of the Year; Philadelphia Style “Best Of Style”; Best of Philly “Best Italian Restaurant” & “Best Gelato”; Filitalia Italian Entrepreneurship Award; Eccelenze Italiane International award, and the “Official Coffee” of the G8 summit in Italy.
1716 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Photography by: Photography by Phil Kramer