Since 2003, NYER has spoken to hundreds of successful entrepreneurs who have gone on to do even bigger and better things. Here, inspirational updates on the road some of them have traveled since we last saw them—and where they’re headed.
Interviews by Molly Gregor
Norm Brodsky, entrepreneur, “Street Smarts” columnist for Inc. magazine, and the founder of numerous businesses, including CitiStorage in Brooklyn.
Andy Dunn, co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, an innovative menswear retailer that started out by offering made-to-order pants. They sell through their website, six locations, and select Nordstrom stores.
Ben Lerer, co-founder and CEO of Thrillist Media Group, which merged Thrillist, the men’s digital lifestyle publication, with Jackthreads, a men’s members-only shopping club.
Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, with more than 11 restaurants in NYC.
Laurel Touby, founder of mediabistro.com, a website that publishes blogs and job listings for journalists.
Ken Giddon, co-owner of Rothman’s, a family-run men’s clothing retailer that’s been in business in Manhattan since the 1920s.
Steve Hindy, co-founder and president of Brooklyn Brewery.
Jon Bloostein, owner and CEO of Heartland Brewery.
AJ Khubani, CEO and founder of Telebrands, the marketer of “As Seen on TV” products.
Rob Stone, founder and co-CEO of Cornerstone Promotion and co-founder of FADER Media, is a music, media, and branding executive in NYC.
Stew Leonard Jr., president and CEO of Stew Leonard’s family-owned and -operated, farm-fresh grocery stores.