What an awesome trip to Hollywood!  First we had a Godfather "Sit Down" at the House of Blues West Hollywood.  These are events for my friends and clients with the sole purpose of getting 50 great people introduced to each other.  New guests included: 

  • Michael Berk – Creator of Baywatch
  • Barney Sene – CTO, Ingram Micro
  • Norma Castillo – In Management
  • B. Taylor – Rap Artist
  • Monique Dumais-Chrisope – SVP, Balboa Insurance Group
  • Christi Haley Stover – Co-Founder, Edge Resource Partners
  • George Moringer and Steve Barr – Smash Films
  • Mark Heyman – Entrepreneur
  • Chris Quinn – Director of Marketing, Santa Anita
  • Barry Rosenbaum – CEO, Blue Note Capital
  • Richard Jensrud – Advisor, Antioco Private Equity Partners
  • Scott Saunders and David Wood – Spyglass Ventures
  • John Over – Overland Creations
  • Eric Shevin – Attorney

The next day I hosted a CIO Mixer at Hollywood Park.  The worst day at Hollywood is better than the best day working!  Check out the photo gallery for pictures, however there were CIO rock stars like Ken Venner (Broadcom), Geoffrey Glass (Valeant Pharmaceutical), Mike Brown (International Rectifier), Robert Kellee (Standard Pacific Homes), Sharon Solomon (Jacuzzi), Randy Farner and Rick Simmons. I can’t list them all, but you get the idea.  Sean Gerson’s horse "Run Forrest Run" ran second, beaten a nose on the wire, and we had a great lunch and open bar.  Most importantly, a chance for 25 CIOs to meet their peers.

The Godfather is on his way to Las Vegas to host Movie Night at Brendan Theaters for 300 of his closes friends.  We will be watching Chronicles of Narnia 2.  Also on the agenda – a dozen appointments with my wonderful clients!  God bless each and every one of you.  I truly appreciate your support.

On the horse racing scene, Princess Susan M runs Thursday at Bay Meadows, Launch A Bull runs Thursday at Hollywood Park, and Our Superstar runs Friday at Bay Meadows.  Our two year colt, BackBackBackGone, that won by the length of the stretch last week at Bay Meadows, will be running May 25 in the Willard Proctor Stakes at Hollywood Park.