In this episode of the My BFF Business Leaders Podcast, we are joined by a leader that knows Everything Energy, Philip Orend.

Phil Orend started working in this vertical back in 2006, and since then he has been versatile in his capabilities en route to working under a number of important roles for various energy businesses. He played an integral part in leading OnDemand Energy, a local outfit in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, to be acquired by World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 and publicly-traded entity.

Learn all about Phil’s professional journey, and gather some great takeaways towards what it’s like working for a wide range of organizations, from the video below!

Today, Phil’s role as the Senior Manager of Third-Party Channel Development focuses on maintaining and enhancing the relationships between World Kinect Energy Services and various organizations across the country. To learn more about World Kinect Energy Services, visit:

Outside of his role at World Kinect Energy Services, Phil also serves as a Trustee on the Board at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, so he is no stranger to leadership positions.

Listen to the wisdom Phil provided in the most recent episode of the My BFF Business Leaders Podcast, and get ready to go out and make a new Business Friend Forever, today!

Updated: Oct 9

My BFF Social Media is located just five miles east of Point Park University and is one of the fastest growing marketing agencies in the city of Pittsburgh. Its recent brand campaign was directed and produced by Kelly Tran, a graduate of the university's film program. See what she had to say about the experience and how Point Park prepared her to take on the project below.

"Point Park really prepared me to be a leader. The program gave me the confidence to lead a team and make them feel secure with regard to where the project is going."

"Point Park University is an incredible asset for creative agencies here in the city. Having a pipeline of talented creatives that are prepared, not only to participate in servicing clients in the advertising, social media and marketing space, but to elevate the My BFF Social brand through their contribution is incredibly powerful," said Matt Gentile, Managing Director, My BFF Social. "I understand that recent graduates who want to create for a living are unique individuals. My goal at My BFF Social is to provide them with the freedom to create and build out their portfolio utilizing all of the mobile and social media channels now available that exceeds our clients' business objectives and meets their budget demands," added Gentile.

Preview the entire My BFF Social Media brand marketing campaign below.

Contact My BFF Social today and let's develop a social media, marketing and advertising strategy for your business.

On this episode of the My BFF Business Leaders podcast, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to interview one of Yahoo's Top 12 Entrepreneurs to Watch; the CEO of Luxe Brand and BizBuzz, Ryan Mason.

As the acting CEO of two very successful companies, Ryan's days are filled with projects, meetings, and other business activities where he must continuously prioritize efficiency and effectiveness. His work has been featured on Good Morning America, the NFL Network, Yahoo Finance and other major media platforms. Watch the video of our recent podcast to learn some value life lessons from one of today's business superstars!

Ryan believes that people, process, and platform are the key elements to building a powerful business. This approach has obviously led him to great success expanding Luxe and BizBuzz, but he also applies these focal points first-hand to the multitude of small businesses he works with. Ryan's main goal with BizBuzz is to optimize the digital marketing efforts for as many small businesses as he possibly can. Based out of Atlanta, GA where he has local roots and community ties, Ryan is fully determined to leave a long lasting impact on as many companies as he can.

Ryan is also an aspiring author and will be publishing his first book in the coming weeks which you can preorder, right here:

His book will highlight his personal journey, delve deeper into "the 3 P's," how they should be properly applied, and discuss other best business practices that Ryan has experienced first-hand throughout his career.

Listen to the insights and secrets Ryan provided in the most recent episode of the My BFF Business Leaders Podcast, and get ready to go out and make a new Business Friend Forever, today!

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