No Reservations

“No Reservations” is a video series created by HitState of refreshingly candid conversations with local business owners and CEO’s who are exactly who you need to hear from. This series will take place in local restaurants and venues where we hit all the satisfying topics such as tech today, cybersecurity, innovation, your brand, A.I. and many others that are sure to leave viewers craving for more.

Episode #01

What came first the Tech or the egg?

We sit down at Wine U Design, Nassau County’s only winery on Long Island, NY for some light bites and talk about technology. We talk about where it is now for businesses and where we would like to see it in the future.

Who's At The Table:

Andy Randazzo
Owner – HitState – Advertising Marketing Agency
Andy Randazzo is a hands on detail driven creative professional that has the ability to utilize any medium at his fingertips from pixels to print, Facebook to folds that engage the audience of the brands he works with. For over 20 years he has developed innovative marketing/advertising strategies and creative needs for brands like Sony Pictures, AMC Networks, WeTV, Cablevision, NHL, 1-800-Flowers, Bed Bath & Beyond and EPIX HD to name a few. His work has been published in Graphis magazine, showed at the Art Director’s Club in NYC. His awards include Graphic Design award, BOLI awards and others.
Xena Ugrinsky
Genre-X Inc. AI, Analytics, and BI Advisory and Implementation Service
Ms. Ugrinsky specializes in all aspects of technology enabled performance management and helps clients get the most value from their technology investments. She provides advisory and implementation services and strategy consulting in the areas of AI, Analytics, and BI and brings 20 years of experience as a partner at firms including KPMG and Booz Allen Hamilton, and often provides Interim CTO services for clients. She has recently authored the book “Enterprise AI – Your Field Guide to the New Business Normal” (release date 3/2019). She serves on several technology boards as Finance and Technology advisor.
Genre-X Consulting
Ronald K. Stair, PhD., MLT*, EA**, ERPA ***
Principal of Creative Plan Designs, Ltd.,
Principal of Creative Plan Designs, Ltd. is a CEFEX certified third-party administration firm for retirement plans. With over thirty-five years of experience in the actuarial, retirement and administrative arenas, Dr. Stair leads an expert team of credentialed retirement consultants and administrators who serve clients nationwide.
Dr. Stair is a member of the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.
Dr. Stair is a graduate of Hartwick College, The College of William and Mary, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University. He holds degrees in mathematics, biophysics and taxation.
Creative Plan Designs, Ltd
Vincenzo L. Saulle
Founder, wineUdesign
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Vincenzo is a first generation american with an appetite for business. After graduating from Boston University in 2001, Vincenzo crafted a 12 year career in experiential marketing and represented Fortune 500 brands in various ways all over the Country. In 2010, while rising at the marketing firm, Vincenzo set out to develop his own brand to satisfy a greater purpose. wineUdesign became his full focus in 2013. Life only gets better…Vincenzo immediately married beautiful Amanda in 2014 and they are now blessed to be joined by Giulietta (3) and Caterina (1) in family photos. A baby boy is on the way!
Wine U Design
James Rocker
President and CEO of iNetworks (Nerds That Care)
James currently serves as the President and CEO of iNetworks (Nerds That Care), a rapidly growing Managed Service Provider based on Long Island. Since the birth of the start-up and no capital raised, James has provided the leadership and knowledge for national growth while providing specialized services to an array of industry sectors. While overseeing the majority of operations in the company, James is also still heavily involved with projects and planning for clients. James is considered an expert in network infrastructure planning, security assessments, architecture design, policy planning and development, disaster recovery, LAN/WAN security, and network penetration testing. James is also responsible for the financial planning and overall financial health of the company. James works with a wide variety of clientele and is at the forefront of strategic shifts in the Information Technology industry.
Nerds That Care

Our Film Studio Crew:

Len Marks
Owner – Len Marks Photography – Photo/Film Studio
Photography and Film making …my life, my passion, my living. It has been 29 years since I first opened my studio and began this amazing Journey. With all the changes in our world and the photo industry, one thing has remained the same. People-expressions, emotion, humanity. No computer, cell phone or digital gadget can ever take the place of the human touch or the human eye. Every day is different, some days we create headshots for actors, other days we create business portraits and still other days we create video for advertising and promotion. No matter what we are doing the human touch remains the same. I’m very lucky to have a vocation that touches so many lives.
Len Marks Photography/Film

What's next?

EPISODE 2- Coming Soon.
We’re currently looking into filming our next episode. If you’re looking for some invaluable exposure within your business, we’re looking for venues to film at, various sponsors to sponsor the production and just some great business people who we can break bread and chat with. Please drop us a line below and let us know if you’re  interested. We’d love to hear from you!
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