Naresh Vissa is a Digital Media Sales Consultant, having done work for clients such as the Hard Assets Alliance, The Wall Street Shuffle, and The Institute for Energy Research. He is also the former Director of The Stansberry Radio Network and former Director of Media Strategy for Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, which is one of the largest private investment publishers in the world.
Naresh has a very unique skillset in the online media and publishing areas. He tells us how he got started in this arena while still an underclassman in college. By the time he graduated from Duke University with a Master’s Degree, he was able to launch the Stansberry Radio Network into one of the most successful podcasting businesses on the Internet.
In this high-energy interview, Naresh discusses the power of podcasting and why he thinks it’s the future of radio. He also shares some data and trends to help explain where the digital landscape is heading.
As an entrepreneur, marketing strategist, journalist, and media producer for various national networks and renowned publishers, Naresh Vissa is now the Manager of the Hard Assets Alliance: the only online physical precious metals trading platform available to retail investors.
Naresh freelances in broadcast and print media for several national publications, including USA Today, Business Insider, Yahoo!, HumDesi Radio, and Minyanville. He has been featured on MSNBC, Bloomberg, Business Week, Huffington Post, Hindustan Times, India Today and other media. In 2009, Naresh co-hosted the top-rated financial talk show in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolis, The Wall Street Shuffle. Regular guests on his shows have included Congressman Ron Paul, CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi, Senate candidate Peter Schiff, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, and authors Steve Forbes, Michael Lewis and Robert Kiyosaki. He has booked more than 800 guests in the fields of finance, economics, business management & consulting, self-help, leadership, sales and marketing.
Naresh also founded Krish Media & Marketing, Inc., consulting for an eclectic set of clients that includes The Financial Survival Network and Racine Assets. He has worked for JP Morgan Chase, Houston Astros, and the American Junior Golf Association. In addition, Naresh aided the Houston Rockets’ staff in selecting draft picks Aaron Brooks, Carl Landry and Donte Greene in the 2007 and 2008 NBA Drafts.
While making a name in the business world, Naresh never compromised his education. Despite taking as many as 27 credit hours a semester while at Syracuse University, Naresh graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Renée Crown University Honors Program, triple majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, finance, and accounting at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He was given numerous awards for his academic, leadership and speaking abilities, and Morgan Stanley nominated him as an Emerging Student Leader. During his junior and senior years, he served as an analyst for the Orange Value Fund, where he managed an investment portfolio in excess of $1.2 million of private investor money. Upon graduation, he was named as one of the highest achieving students in his graduating class.
Naresh earned a Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, concurrently working as an admissions recruitment coordinator, marketing and communications blogger, and strategy research assistant to Executive in Residence Professor Bill Sax.
A former academic tutor, counselor to underrepresented students, and middle school assistant basketball coach at the nationally renowned Village School in Houston, Naresh frequently donates his time to community service and social advocacy. He holds a first-degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.