• Jerry Klein of A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits: A Life in the Formalwear Industry

    August 19, 2016

    Jerry-kleinThis week Richard and Joe welcomed Jerry Klein, businessman, and philanthropist to the show. Jerry and his wife Janet are the owners of A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos and Suits in La Jolla, CA. Jerry and Janet Klein have been in the tuxedo business for more than 30 years, and they have spent half that time at their present location in La Jolla. The duo’s personal attention to customers and control over their products sets their business apart from their competitors, which are primarily large chain stores. Their store has received the “Best of La Jolla” award in the Tuxedos and Suits category from the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) multiple times.

    Jerry is the Co-founder of the San Diego Nice Guys. In 1979, a small group of businessmen formed The Nice Guys organization, quietly serving the good citizens of San Diego offering a hand-up, not a handout. The Nice Guys now has a membership of around 140 men AND women.

    Originally, from Chicago, he launched “The Windy City Sports Club” giving Chicago sports fans a place to root for their Chicago teams together. The Sports Club threw the ultimate Superbowl party in 1986 for the Bears at the Hilton on Mission Bay.

    Jerry’s humble beginnings in Chicago, where he worked high-rise construction and eventually worked his way up the ladder at Gingiss Formalwear taught him to believe that you get back what you give.

    Listen to a podcast of Jerry Klein’s interview!

  • Black Hole of Attraction for CPAs

    December 6, 2012
    Becoming the Most Trusted Business Advisor to your Clients (46 minutes) Five-minute highlight clip of Richard’s speech. Contact Richard if you are interested in having him speak at your event. Read more
  • Jason Kruger of Signature Analytics

    December 5, 2012
    Jason Kruger, the President of Signature Analytics was welcomed to the show. Signature Analytics is a local San Diego Accounting firm that specializes in bookkeeping, financial consulting services, and outsourced accounting. The senior management team at Signature Analytics consists of individuals who each have a minimum of ten years experience in the field of public ... Read more
  • Curt Gautreau and Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives

    November 29, 2012
    The show welcomed back Joel Grushkin (featured in photo), the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI), and the President of the Company, Curt Gautreau, joined him. Curt is based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his accounting practice focuses on emerging businesses, primarily real estate management and development. CSI specializes in cost ... Read more
  • Oceanside Turkey Trot

    November 25, 2012
    The excerpt below is from the San Diego Union Tribune summarizing Oceanside’s Thanksgiving Day running races. OCEANSIDE — While some families were still in bed or preparing for company, many spent Thanksgiving morning together running or walking though downtown Oceanside at the annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. “This is just such a great way to start Thanksgiving,” said ... Read more
  • Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS, Colleen Brophy

    November 20, 2012
    This show features an interview with Colleen Brophy on “It’s Your Money and Your Life.” Ms. Brophy currently holds the position of Executive Director, Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS, where she has been employed since 1996. Working out of the New York office of UBS, Ms. Brophy’s area of focus is global fixed income investments. ... Read more
  • San Diego Mayor: Jerry Sanders

    November 14, 2012
    Mayor Jerry Sanders joined the show Sunday, November 18th. Mayor Sanders will complete his second and final term as Mayor of San Diego in December 2012. Since coming to the San Diego area for college, San Diego State, Sanders has be a productive and active member of the community. Before his political career, he joined ... Read more
  • Tax Attorney, Rich Gaines Rejoins the Show

    November 7, 2012
    Tax Attorney Rich Gaines joined the show on November 11th to discuss taxes and family issues related to wealth. Beyond offering his advice as a lawyer, Mr. Gaines guides experiential workshops in San Diego, which focus on topics such as business prosperity and the mastery of self and financial health. Throughout his career, Mr. Gaines ... Read more
  • First Hand Account of Super-Storm Sandy with Bond Expert Tom McLoughlin

    November 1, 2012
    The show welcomed back Tom Mcloughlin, Head of Municipal Bond Research at UBS. Tom heads up research and strategy efforts related to the municipal bond market. Tom is based out of Manhattan, and he had been dealing first-hand with the effects of super-storm Sandy. The city, like much of the Northeast Coast had power outages ... Read more
  • UBS Chief Investment Strategist Mike Ryan Joined the Show

    October 24, 2012
    Mike Ryan is Chief Investment Strategist for Wealth Management Americas, Head of Wealth Management Research Americas and Chairman of the WMA Investment Committee. He is responsible for bringing together market and investment insights from multiple sources and positioning them so as to optimize their impact for UBS clients. In addition, Mike directs teams of investment ... Read more
  • American Law: Instrument of Social Progress or Weapon of Repression?

    October 22, 2012
    Nationally-noted class action securities attorney and now retired, Bill Lerach was the first guest on our radio program on Oct 30 2011. He delivered this lecture at the University of San Diego School of Law’s Warren Hall on Oct 19, 2012. Dean Stephen Ferruolo provided the introduction. Over the course of his legal career of 30 ... Read more