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Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas

Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas

By Roger Rojas
A podcast that tackles topics ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing to creative, bringing out thoughtful insights and helpful advice that will benefit every entrepreneur or business person. Each week, we deliver the best interviews from creatives to entrepreneurs.
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017-Alex Stemplewski who is a Photographer who grew to 10 M followers on TikTok

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030 - Deving Dismang, Head of Media & Content for Pro Athletes and a 4x Emmy Award & Telly Award Winner
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Devin Dismang Emmy Award & Telly Award-Winning Executive Producer & Creative Director Devin Dismang is the Head of Media & Content, Javale McGee & Freelance Content Creator, he is a professional video producer, content creator, and visual storyteller. He has done stints with the Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Sky (WNBA), Atlanta Falcons (NFL Chicago Fore (MLS, Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) & Golden State Warriors (NBA), While he was with these teams, he focused on game presentation & entertainment mainly before transitioning to video production and storytelling during his time with the Golden States. As he gains experience in the sports industry working on the game operations side, he shifts from on court to on-screen, he rolls with punches, and began learning new skills. In just a short time, Devin’s had a successful career, winning 2 Emmy Awards, 2 NBA Championship rings, and a Telly Award. After shifting into the world of freelance Devin has earned a number of big-name clients and brands to add to his resume including Kyle Kuzma, Oracle, JaVale McGee, Nike, Budweiser, Levi's, and much more. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
51:08
April 13, 2021
029 - Anthony Pompliano, an American entrepreneur, technology investor, and the Co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital.
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Anthony Pompliano. Anthony Pompliano is best known as Pomp, he is an entrepreneur, technology investor, and the co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital, and the host of The Pomp Podcast (formerly Off The Chain). He started to invest more seriously in 2015. Since then, he has spent thousands of hours studying various aspects of finance, interviewing world-class investors, listening to startup pitches, helping entrepreneurs, and risking both personal capital and the capital of our institutional clients. In an attempt to share these learnings, he started writing a simple letter every morning to friends, family, and our clients. The recipient list has since grown to tens of thousands of people, which eventually led to the creation of a podcast that has now been downloaded millions of times and in every country in the world. He wanted to create a single location for all of the content to live, where people knew they could visit frequently to stay educated on business, technology, finance, and Bitcoin — and this website is the result! His interests lie at the intersection of finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and economics. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
40:14
March 1, 2021
028 - Josh Luber, Co-Founder of Stock X
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Josh Luber. Josh co-founded StockX, an online marketplace that was valued at over 1 billion dollars. He managed to turn a childhood passion into a multi-million dollar business, global venture through tried and true methods that’d make your folks proud. He started three other startups before StockX. None of them had anything to do with sneakers, almost intentionally so. He avoided creating any business that was related to sneakers, almost out of fear that it was just an excuse to play with sneakers.  It’s not a coincidence the business that was, in retrospect, the most successful is one where he finally joined his personal passions with business. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
35:27
November 12, 2020
027 - Bishoy Tadros, Author of Break Barriers
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Bishoy Tadros.  Bishoy was born in Egypt, he immigrated to the US when he was 3 as a result of being diagnosed with Leukemia. He received treatment and beat cancer at the age of 13.  He is a graduate of SUNY Genesco with an MBA from Fordham University in finance, he has spent his adult life working at companies such as JP Morgan and Salesforce. He never spoke about his unique childhood experience till 2017 when he decided to run the NYC Marathon, raising the most money that year for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He realized the power of his personal story and set out to write a memoir. In just a year, he stuck to a disciplined writing schedule, all while working a full-time job and published his memoir, Break Barriers, with the objective of giving readers a tool to channel the mindset to overcome obstacles whether they be personal, professional, or on the playing field. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
32:28
October 29, 2020
026 - Justin Heilman, CEO of Lyfeblends.
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Justin Heilman. Justin is an entrepreneur, bodybuilder, and the CEO of Lyfeblends which is a Performance food and wellness supplement. Growing up in central Washington and way back then, he was a young and driven kid and makes it as one of the reasons behind his pursuit of bodybuilding and discipline that brought him to be focused on goals. Throughout the process, he realized that he needed to do more than just train and it’s the nutrients we feed our body, the wellness component of it all.  We dive into his entrepreneurial journey, sets back, and advise he would give the youth on building a business with partnerships.  -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
38:38
October 22, 2020
025 - Garrett Sutton aka Jobless Garrett, a Youtuber for 9 years now.
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Garry Garrett. Garry is making Youtube videos for 9 years now and he runs 6 different Youtube channels. Garret also is a bachelor's degree holder in Marketing. He started his journey as a content creator way back in 2011 in his grandparents' house as a hobby and from there it bloomed as where it is now having 6 different Youtube Channel, eleven people in a team where they got to upload 150 pieces of content in the Youtube every month and 3 TikTok videos a day. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
30:26
October 20, 2020
024- Lindsay Berra, Entrepreneurship and a Sports Journalist
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Lindsay Berra, Lindsay is a former MLB reporter and ESPN the Magazine writer who specializes in fitness. She's the granddaughter of the late MLB great Yogi Berra. “Lindsay is a freelance sports journalist based in Montclair, NJ. At MLB.com from January 2013 through January 2018, she established herself as an authority on baseball fitness and injuries and appeared frequently on MLB Network to discuss her stories. From 1999 through 2012, she was a senior writer for ESPN Magazine, covering primarily ice hockey, tennis, baseball, and the Olympics. Lindsay received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she played varsity softball and men’s club ice hockey. She is the oldest grandchild of Yogi and Carmen Berra and is a board member at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, NJ” (lindsayberra.com). -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
45:59
September 24, 2020
023 - Mikey Taylor, Professional Skateboarder, and President and Managing principal of Commune Capital
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Mikey Taylor, Mikey is the current President and Managing principal of Commune Capital, a private equity real estate investment firm. A serial entrepreneur at heart, he first found success with nearly two decades of professional skateboarding.  Throughout his career, Mikey held lucrative sponsorship contracts with DC Shoe Co., GoPro Cameras, and Alien Workshop. Over his tenure, he had over 100 signature skateboard decks, 7 pro model shoes, and was one of the most recognizable pro skateboarders on the planet. Not one to rest on his laurels, early in his career, Mr. Taylor was already thinking about life after skateboarding. What’s next was the co-founding and eventual launch of Saint Archer Brewing Company. This San Diego based craft beer company and its first of its kind business model led to quick success and a multi-million dollar purchase by MillerCoors Company in 2015. Since then, Mr. Taylor has been busy, co-founding Sovrn Skateboards, Avni Intelligence (an entrepreneur education platform and podcast), and most importantly Commune Capital. Armed with only high school education, but more than a lifetime of real-world experience, Mr. Taylor is committed to assisting the next generation to define the new American dream. Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Taylor resides in Thousand Oaks, with his wife Jen and their two young daughters. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0 Check out also Mikeys' Social Media Accounts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeytaylor/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikey-taylor-1607b3111/
45:31
September 22, 2020
022- Ace Watanasuparp, Executive Vice President of Citizens Bank and CEO of various restaurants in New York City.
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Ace Watanasuparp. Ace is the Executive Vice President of Citizens Bank for Residential Lending in New York, Ace has exceeded expectations by expanding into new markets and capturing unprecedented market share in purchase financing as well as refinancing. His esteemed reputation in the finance and real estate industry has allowed him to attract talented loan officers within the entire region. Prior, Ace took on the role of President of Douglas Elliman’s lending arm, formerly known as DE Capital. There, he oversaw the states of New York, Connecticut, Florida, and California by working directly with Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber.Ace is a contributor to Bloomberg, NY1news, Brick Underground, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and Design Recipes as a real estate and financial expert.  Also, Ace is a Ceo of various restaurants throughout New York City.  -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
25:56
September 17, 2020
021- Beau Whitman, Cancer Recovery Coach and Stage III Germ Cell Survivor
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Beau Whitman. Beau is a personal trainer in New York City for the past 5 years, specializing in fundamental foundational training. He also has a background in gymnastics, the division 1 track athlete and a college coach at New York University.  Before becoming a personal trainer, Beau is a pole vaulter in a track team as well as an animator when he started his journey in New York City. But six months after, due to the enormous good feedbacks from the people he had around he decided to focus on working as a personal trainer. Beau had crashed into one of the biggest nightmares he had when he was diagnosed for stage III Germ Cell Cancer but he completely defeated that adversary this past year. During this episode, we discuss adversity, mindset, and his personal experience with defeating cancer. I promise you this one will motivate you to go out there and live your life with purpose. -----Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
44:27
September 15, 2020
020 - Mikal Bridges, forward for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Mikal Bridges. Mikal is a starting forward for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association.  He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats, winning national championships in 2016 and 2018.   Bridges was selected in the 2018 NBA draft as 10th overall pick By the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the Suns on draft night.   ----- Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas  https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
29:22
September 10, 2020
019- Omar Prestwich, K Swiss Social Media Manager Branding and Social Media Strategy Specialist
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Omar Prestwich, Omar is the social media manager for the American athletic shoe brand based in Los Angeles California known as K-Swiss.  He also specializes in Branding and Identity, Photography, Content Creation, and Instagram and Facebook strategy.   ----- Listen to more episodes of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas https://anchor.fm/roger-rojas0
50:45
September 9, 2020
018- Jessica Glazer who made over 1 million dollars in 18 short months
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Jess Glazer. Jess is a former physical education teacher & celebrity trainer turned business mentor.   She made over 1 million dollars in 18 short months.   She turned her as what she calls her “cute side hustle” into a million-dollar business and now she teaches other passionate, heart-centered, serviced based humans exactly how.  She specializes in helping clients extract their expertise, build a recognizable brand, market organically through social media, and create a sustainable business online. 
43:54
September 3, 2020
017-Alex Stemplewski who is a Photographer who grew to 10 M followers on TikTok
In this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Alex Stemplewski. Alex is from San Francisco Bay Area, California, and a photographer who grew to 10 Million followers on Tiktok in less than 12 months. He left his 9 am to 5 pm job to follow his hobby which is photography which turned out to be his true passion. We discuss his creative process, what he does today when the Covid pandemic hit, and how he makes money online.
53:16
September 1, 2020
016-Jason Tartick is Banker turned into TV Personality
On this episode of Behind The Lens with Roger Rojas, we have Jason Tartick. Jason is a successful banker with a passion to serve others. When Jason’s not rooting for his hometown Buffalo Bills, he’s educating, motivating, and inspiring others with his company RESTART. He could be seen as a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette. We discuss everything from money management to personal life and what motivates him to serve others. 
40:57
August 18, 2020
015-Billion Dollar Dealmaker Cindy Eckert who sold her company for 1 BILLION Dollars
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, we sat with Cindy Eckert. A self-made serial entrepreneur and vocal advocate for women, Cindy defies convention. In her industry, in her companies, in her outcomes. Her work today in The Pink Ceiling/Pinkubator continues to break barriers by investing in and mentoring other women to get to her same outcomes. She’s on a mission to make women really rich. You cannot miss Cindy. Everything she touches turns to pink.
42:06
July 2, 2020
014-Charlie Walk-Music Executive Icon who is the Artist Behind the Artist.
On this episode of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas we spoke with music executive icon, Charlie Walk. Charlie Walk is an iconic music executive who has played a significant role in the development of global superstars throughout the course of his thirty year career in the music business. He is a mainstay on Billboard’s Power 100 list and is affectionately known to insiders as “the Artist behind the Artist”. Walk has driven the promotion & marketing campaigns of over 300 number one songs on the Top 40 charts.During this episode we discuss what it means to have what Charlie calls "star chip", resources he uses to stay on top with the ever evolving music industry, and how he has created an online community known as Music Mastery. The Music Mastery program gives you full access into the mind of Charlie Walk and people who make it all come together.------------Thank you for watching the full interview! Please like, comment, and share with friends who you believe need to hear this message. ---------Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas (Audio)https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Charlie Walkhttps://www.instagram.com/charliewalk...Music Masteryhttps://www.musicmastery.com/
41:21
April 24, 2020
013-Angela Gargano-3x American Ninja Warrior and Online Fitness Coach
On this episode of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, I sat with Angela Gargano. Angela is a celebrity fitness personality helping clients utilize their inner strength to tone and rejuvenate their bodies and minds. Revolutionizing the way they feel. Angela is a trainer that teaches special events and group classes based on her Strong Feels Good Concept.She is a 3x American Ninja Warrior and now an online fitness coach using her network to empower people from all over the world.Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/angela_gargano/?hl=enFree Pull-Up Guidehttps://www.angela-gargano.com/offers/fhTJjFTL/checkout
47:50
April 16, 2020
012-Tyler Schmitt-Office of the CEO-Gary Vee
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, I spoke with Tyler Schmitt. He holds a role at Vayner Media as Office of the CEO. He graduate from Penn State University and has been in the hospitality business for over 14 years. Tyler has been working with VaynerMedia for the last five years and he essentially manages the world of Gary Vaynerchuk.
37:28
April 6, 2020
011-Brandon Copeland-Full time NFL Linebacker and Part-Time Professor at UPenn
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, I spoke with Brandon Copeland. Brandon is a starting Linebacker in the NFL. He Graduated from The University of Pennsylvania also known as UPenn.When he isn’t practicing, training, recovering or reviewing his opponent the upcoming Sunday you can find him teaching Life 101 at his alma mater. Philanthropist and Founder of his own Non-Profit(Beyond the Basics) that educates inner city kids on the importance of financial literacy.https://brandoncopeland.com/https://brandoncopeland.com/beyond-the-basic-inc/
48:21
March 26, 2020
010-Samantha Stark-Overseeing P.R. and Communications for 160over90
On this episode of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, I sat with Samantha Stark. She oversees public relations and communications for 160over90, an Endeavor company. Endeavor was named one of Fortune’s 25 Most Important Private Companies and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies. A leader in the forces driving culture such as entertainment, sports, and fashion, the company does business in over 30 countries and is comprised of businesses such as IMG, WME, and the UFC.Throughout her career, she specialized in leading integrated communication campaigns and teams with earned media at their core. The skills she developed in strategy, creativity, and earned and social engagement allow me to tell my clients’ stories effectively across multiple communications channels, from social networks and mobile platforms to top-tier broadcast. This includes understanding how the latest cultural trends and technology innovations can be leveraged for brand building, consumer engagement, and enhancing corporate reputations.With over 20 years of agency experience, she had the pleasure to work with iconic companies such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Ford, The Hershey Company, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts on integrated programs involving media relations, influencer marketing, thought leadership, and social media.
42:40
March 20, 2020
009-Dr.Jonathan Leary-the First and Only Concierge Wellness Doctor
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas,we sat with Dr. Jonathan Leary,—the first and only Concierge Wellness Doctor who is changing the face of standard healthcare, one patient at a time.Over the past nine years, Dr. Leary has worked to develop and understand cutting-edge techniques that optimize the body’s capacity for natural healing. His groundbreaking private practice has become widely known for its unique holistic approach and tangible results.Dr. Leary graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2011 and received a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. In 2015 he earned a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and Alternative Medicine at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Leary’s education provided him with an extensive foundation of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, clinical nutrition, and rehabilitation.Throughout his career, Dr. Leary has brought his professional expertise to a wide range of celebrities, professional and Olympic athletes, and patients of all walks of life. He is dedicated to using his education and talents to help those less fortunate, making annual mission trips to Peru where he has treated and improved the lives of hundreds of women and children. In 2016, Dr. Leary was featured on the television show The Doctors, where he shared his innovative, natural-based program on a national platform.At the end of 2015, Dr. Leary melded his chiropractic and wellness operations in a move that allowed him to expand his scope of work and solidify his passions. And his groundbreaking new practice is just the tip of the iceberg. He is also bringing wellness to the masses with a series of recovery centers, health products, and volunteer efforts that aim to educate, inspire, and change the way we think about our health and our bodies.Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/drjonathanleary/?hl=enWebsitehttps://www.remedyplace.com/
42:41
March 19, 2020
008-Sam Tooley- Fighting through Adversity
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, we sat down with Sam Tooley. Sam is owner of Alpha Performance Studio in Westfield NJ. Founder of Alpha Fit Club in Westfield, NJ.We discuss what it means to fight adversity when he lost his younger brother, home and most of his Earthly possessions in a devastating house fire in 2017 after signing the lease on his first fitness business.
51:32
March 18, 2020
007-Dr.Nadler-What it means to run a family business in NYC
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, I sat down with Dr.Nadler. He has been a practicing dentist for over 15 years and focuses on building a positive work environment for his clients and workers by also re-inventing what it means to be a dentist in today's ever evolving world.
23:40
December 20, 2019
006-Argenis Bouza-Understanding Financial Literacy and Student Loans
On this episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, we sat down with my childhood friend Argenis to speak about student loans. He gives advice on what you should be doing with your student loans and simple financial advice that everyone can take in.
51:15
November 15, 2019
005-Monte Sanders- Personal Trainer to HOF Players Ray Lewis and Ed Reed
On this episode of Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas is CEO and founder of M.B.S Fitness Lab, Celebrity Fitness Expert, Monte Sanders has been working to transform lives. Some of his most notable work has been seen on the football field with his Hall of Fame clients, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens. Monte spent 14 years as Ray’s personal trainer, helping him remain the most dominant player in the game for 17 seasons. Listen as Ray mentions Monte in his Hall of Fame speech.
29:00
October 15, 2019
003-Nick Santonastasso- Global Motivational Speaker,Bodybuilder,Model, and Entrepreneur.
Nick Santonastasso is the definition of inspiration. Nick was born with a very rare condition called Hanhart Syndrome, only 3 out of 12 others Born with this condition are alive . Although he survived, Nick was born legless and with only a portion of one of his arms.
52:22
September 30, 2019
002-7 STEPS I USE TO NETWORK
On the second episode of the Behind the Lens with Roger Rojas, I discuss seven tips that has allowed me to raise my network and build my personal/business relationships.Website: www.rogermrojas.com
05:28
September 25, 2019
001-Roger Rojas Personal Journey as a Creative
Roger is a Florida-born global creative Director based in New York. After growing up in Miami, he moved to New York to pursue his bachelors in business management, graduated and started making his passion full time.
22:05
September 25, 2019