E28 | Brent Bolthouse: Bolthouse Productions

For Episode 28, Pat & Posh sit down with Brent Bolthouse. He’s the founder of Bolthouse Productions, which owns and operates The Bungalow as well as Neon Carnival, the ultimate Coachella after party with high-end brands and celebrities in attendance year after year.

Brent grew up in Southern California and eventually settled in LA in the 1980s. After meeting a friend while going to cosmetology school, they started promoting at nightclubs and throwing parties together. They were a major success from the start, and Brent eventually branched out and started Bolthouse Productions and continued to throw parties and corporate events for A-list celebrities for decades.

He’s since been involved with the creation and growth of many of Hollywood’s most famous nightclubs. Tune in to hear Brent’s incredible story!

E27 | Alex Banayan: The Third Door

For Episode 27, Pat & Posh chat with Alex Banayan, the author of the recently released book, “The Third Door.”

The day before his freshman year final exams, Alex hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most successful people, such as Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Jessica Alba and many more! 

We talk to Alex about his incredible journey, the ups and downs, being named the youngest venture capitalist in the world, and what he hopes to achieve with the book. 

Tune in!

E26 | Robert Egger: L.A. Kitchen

For Episode 26 of The Founder Hour, Pat & Posh sit down with Robert Egger - a nonprofit leader, author, activist and visionary. 

Robert talks about managing nightclubs in DC early on in his career and then founding DC Central Kitchen - the country’s first “community kitchen,” where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used to fuel its nationally recognized culinary arts job training program. Since opening, DC Central Kitchen has produced over 35 million meals and helped 1,500 men and women gain full-time employment. 24 years later, Robert left DC and started LA Kitchen

Pat & Posh had an opportunity to chat with Robert about Anthony Bourdain and his legacy, Jose Andres’ work with Robert, nonprofits and the social issues of the present and future. 

Robert is a true visionary and this episode is entertaining, educational, and more so, extremely inspiring!

E25 | After Hours: Pat & Posh

The Founder Hour podcast has reached Episode 25!

On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh took the podcast outdoors to recap their most recent guests (Episodes 21-24) and talk about LA Times’ acquisition, Kanye West and the exciting news that The Founder Hour is now available on Spotify!

Tune in to listen to Pat & Posh have deep talks on After Hours.

E24 | Clare Vivier: Clare V.

For Episode 24, Pat & Posh sat down with Clare Vivier, founder of Clare V., to discuss her journey of moving to Paris after college, working in journalism and pivoting to fashion by designing laptop sleeves and eventually women’s handbags and accessories.

Inspired by Kate Spade and the company she built and sold, Clare also discusses the issue of mental health and its importance. Currently, Clare V. has 7 stores in California and New York and hopes to expand the brand’s presence nationwide.

E23 | Eytan Elbaz: Applied Semantics, Scopely, Social Native and Render Media

For Episode 23, Pat & Posh sit down with one of the most influential people in the LA tech scene, Eytan Elbaz. He talks about his transition from engineer to entrepreneur and starting Applied Semantics, which he later sold to Google and became known as Google AdSense. After spending 4 years at Google, Eytan started Scopely, a mobile entertainment network.

Now, he is working on Social Native, a social media ad platform and Render Media, a digital publisher which was named the second-fastest-growing media company in America on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. Tune in to listen to our conversation. 

E22 | Jeff Morris Jr.: Chapter One

In Episode 22, Pat and Posh sit down with Jeff Morris Jr., founder of Chapter One, an early-stage seed fund investing in blockchain, mobile, and subscription products.

When he’s not investing, Jeff is the Director of Product, Revenue at Tinder. In his role, he led the Revenue team to the #1 top grossing app ranking in the App Store and directs one of the top grossing products in mobile history.

E21 | Betty Porto: Porto's Bakery & Cafe

Porto’s has been a staple in Los Angeles for generations. Whether it’s their potato balls, tres leches cake or their many delicious pastries, you’ve experienced the greatness that is Porto’s.

For Episode 21, Pat & Posh sit down with co-owner Betty Porto, whose parents left Cuba wanting to escape communism and raise their kids in the U.S. Betty talks about her mother who started baking cakes in their kitchen, opening their first store in Glendale, the success of their family business and its growth, and being an immigrant working in the States and Porto’s impact in the communities it’s in.

E20 | After Hours: Pat & Posh

Episode 20! We can’t believe it! On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh recap their most recent guests (Episodes 16-19) and are joined by a special guest, good friend, Dartmouth alum, Stanford MBA, and investor extraordinaire, Alex Martinian.

The trio discusses topics like student loan debt and the rising cost of education, investing, and what Pat & Posh have learned so far as co-hosts of the podcast. There’s so much more to come.

E19 | Chris "Drama" Pfaff: Young & Reckless

After a near-fatal accident led him to pivot from his aspiration of being a professional skateboarder, Chris “Drama” Pfaff made the move from Ohio to LA. 18 with a dream, he landed a gig as his cousin Rob Dyrdek’s personal assistant, which provided him with the platform to star on the hit MTV shows Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory. Wanting to carve his own path in business and beyond, he launched Young & Reckless, a streetwear-inspired lifestyle brand embodying the principles Drama lives by daily.

Tune in to hear his story, his journey as the host of Short Story Long podcast, and his thoughts on the overall content landscape and delivering value to your audience.

E18 | Ryan Hudson: Honey

Who doesn’t love saving money? If you’ve ever found yourself searching for promo codes and coupons while shopping online, you probably should download Honey. The idea came about when Ryan Hudson, co-founder of Honey, was curious if he could save just $1 while ordering pizza. The same day, he built and launched Honey, a Chrome extension that has been downloaded well over 5 million times from the Chrome Web Store.

Tune in to hear Ryan’s story of tinkering with countless products as a kid, to becoming a tech entrepreneur after stumbling across an opportunity to help everyday online consumers get the most bang for their buck.

E17 | Brett Crosby: PeerStreet

For Episode 17, Pat & Posh sit down with Brett Crosby, Co-Founder and COO of PeerStreet, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed platform for investing in real estate debt with the goal of transforming mortgage finance. Prior to his current role, Brett built and sold Urchin Software Corporation to Google, which eventually became known as Google Analytics. He also spent over 10 years at Google launching and growing some of the company’s most prominent products such as Google+, Chrome, Gmail, Docs, and Drive.

E16 | John Terzian & Brian Toll: The h.wood Group

Growing up in Los Angeles, John Terzian and Brian Toll met in high school while they were both throwing parties for their friends and eventually found themselves in the nightlife business. They both promoted for local LA nightclubs until their passion for hospitality led to them eventually partnering and launching their own restaurant concept which was out of business in 3 months, losing $2 million. In Episode 16, hear the story of how the impresario duo overcame multiple failed venues, launched The h.wood Group in 2008, and quietly built a hospitality empire in LA and beyond, ranging from restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and hotels and attracting top performers and A-List guests on a nightly basis.

E15 | After Hours: Pat & Posh

On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh tell the story of how a spontaneous, last-minute trip to Coachella ended up with the two getting themselves into one of the weekend’s most exclusive events with A-List guests including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Blake Griffin, and Post Malone. They also provide a recap of the show’s most recent guests with key takeaways and learnings, answer questions from listeners, and even announce which founders will be on the next episode! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the show!

E14 | Teni Panosian: Blogger & Influencer

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an influencer? Hint: it’s not what you think! For Episode 14, Pat & Posh sit down with Teni Panosian, beauty and lifestyle influencer/blogger, to learn her story of immigrating to the United States at a young age and the hard work she put into creating a beauty blog, eventually becoming a YouTube sensation and launching her newest project, Remarques. You won’t want to miss this one! Tune in Monday!

E13 | Robert Kronfli: Bacaro

It all started in a college apartment with his roommate, hosting a weekly dinner party for friends and eventually becoming so in demand that it became an almost nightly ordeal. Robert Kronfli continued his journey in the hospitality space and was a leading force in the creation of Bacaro and Bacari, along with a few other ventures. You can find these hotspots in DTLA, Glendale, Playa del Rey and more to come. Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with Robert and hear his founder story!

E12 | John & Rana Lustyan: Edoughble

For Episode 12, Pat & Posh sat down with husband and wife super team, John and Rana Lustyan, co-founders of Edoughble, to talk about how they met and how Rana turned her passion for raw cookie dough into a company. Edoughble is a Los-Angeles-based business that crafts 100% safe to eat, eggless cookie dough with flavors like Candy Crush, Peanut Butta Cup, Birthday Bash and so much more deliciousness.

Exclusive offer for TFH listeners: use code Founder20 for 20% off your next order at Edoughble.com!

E11 | Adam Bernhard: HauteLook

Chances are you or someone you know has shopped on HauteLook before. But, did you know that the company was sold to Nordstrom for almost $300 million…3 years after it started? Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with the founder, Adam Bernhard, to hear his incredible story of growing up in LA, working various jobs, and eventually launching HauteLook after stumbling upon an opportunity to create a business “flash-selling” designer brands’ excess inventory at discounted rates.

E10 | After Hours: Pat & Posh

For Episode 10, Pat & Posh sit down and reflect on the stories of the first 9 guests of The Founder Hour and discuss updates on some of the founders’ projects. While sippin' on rum, Pat and Posh share the story about why they started the podcast and answer questions submitted by listeners. Don’t miss this very first segment of The Founder Hour: After Hours!

E9 | Kelis Rogers: Bounty & Full

We know her as the “Bossy” singer whose milkshake brought the boys to the yard. Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with musical artist and chef, Kelis, to share her story of growing up in Harlem, signing her first record deal at 17, triumphs and tribulations in the music industry, and how she ultimately followed her passion for food and community to become a chef and launch her own line of gourmet sauces called Bounty & Full!