Wednesday 22 March 2023
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intrepidNOW Media Kit

intrepidNOWintrepidNOW is named after the lunar landing module from the Apollo 12 mission, Intrepid, which landed on the Moon in November, 1969. It symbolizes the fearless pursuit of bold endeavors.

intrepidNOW, a destination for news, feature interviews, and original content; offers coverage and reporting of business (leadership, innovation, technology, manufacturing, sales + marketing), healthcare Tech and policy, and lifestyle (fine wines, travel, wellness, and personal development). The new media company of the 21st Century, intrepidNOW tells the stories of the people who are making a dent in the universe.

Shining a light on the backstories, the passions, and the innovation behind some of the most interesting people affecting change in not only how people do business, but also how we all interact with the world…


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Todd SchnickTODD SCHNICK [Business Editor; Columnist; Trade Show Correspondent] Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist.

Schnick has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.

Joe LavelleJOE LAVELLE [Editor-in-Chief Healthcare] is a former Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years.

Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting.  Follow him on twitter @resultant to follow his blogs and other content.

Rayanne ThornRAYANNE THORN [HR Editor; Columnist; Trade Show Correspondent] works in hiring, strategy, marketing, and business development with tech start-up companies and has held several high-level positions in the HR and recruiting technology space. She has been responsible for hiring, branding, marketing, sales, and partnership strategies with TalentBrowser, Apploi, Technomedia, Evenbase, Broadbean Technology, and Select University Technologies, Inc. Earlier in her career, Thorn served as a business and search consultant, as well as an executive and corporate recruiter. She has a Bachelor’s in Business – Organizational Development and Strategic Marketing from Vanguard University of Southern California.

In addition to her professional experience, Thorn is an accomplished blogger, sharing her thoughts on business today, leadership, industry expertise and how they often intersect with life and as a job search contributor for Huffington Post. A widely-sought after public speaker, she has shared her insight at numerous business and HR/recruiting industry conferences and events. Thorn has been a part of Top Recruiter for the last four years, filming Season 3 of the web-based reality series with episode 1 released on September 9, 2014. She is the moderator the documentary “Art of Recruiting”, and is in pre-production for another documentary about change called, “The Movement”. You can hear Rayanne interview a variety of guests on her online, on-demand radio show, HR Latte (

Floyd Fishel, intrepidNOWFLOYD FISHEL [Technical Director] With over 20 years of advanced integrated media experience, Floyd provides CDN back end development and specialized media services for the IntrepidNow network.

A varied content development scope provides Floyd with the knowledge to leverage integrated media to create dynamic end products that shape the sound and vision of client content.


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOWERICA PEITLER [Columnist] Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach, speaker and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 has been elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs.







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Beth BridgesBETH BRIDGES [Columnist] is the Networking Motivator ™ and author of “Networking on Purpose: A Five-Part Success Plan to Build a Powerful and Profitable Business Network.” She attended over 2,500 networking events in 10 years which lead to the development of the Five Part Networking Success Plan ™.

Beth is an avid runner and cyclist and recently ditched a twenty-year-long fear of water so she could become a triathlete.

Patti DeNucciPATTI DENUCCI [Columnist] is an award-winning speaker, consultant, workshop facilitator, and author who helps motivated people Live, Work & Connect at a Higher Level(tm). She is author of The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals& Results in Business, a field guide that offers readers fresh ideas on how to network better (rather than networking more) and attract and build valuable connections with greater purpose, polish, presence, and productivity.

Patti speaks at conferences across the country and works with high potential leaders, sales teams, and business owners in all industries. She also coaches clients, especially women, who are in transition and is currently working on a new book about conversation and connection.

tony vengrove squareTONY VENGROVE [Columnist] founded Miles Finch Innovation with the goal of helping companies shatter the cultural barriers that interfere with corporate innovation. He’s an innovation omnivore with a passion for fostering creative thinking in organizations.

Drawing upon more that twenty years of experience in global ad agencies like Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, and F500 roles in brand marketing, business development, and corporate innovation, Tony knows first-hand what it takes to lead innovation and commercialize ideas.

Kelly Riggs, intrepidNOWKELLY RIGGS [Trade Show Correspondent] Corporate Sales Executive. Two-time National Salesperson of the Year. Successful entrepreneur. Business performance coach. Professional broadcaster.

A highly acclaimed platform speaker, Kelly Riggs is recognized as a dynamic thought leader in the fields of leadership, sales, and strategic planning. Serving as a business performance coach for executives and companies throughout the United States, Kelly has spent the last nineteen years teaching and training organizational leaders in organizations ranging from $3 million to $5 billion in revenue.

Kelly has written two books: 1-on-1 Management®: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t and Quit Whining and Start SELLING! A Step-by-Step Guide to a Hall of Fame Career in Sales.