Lawrence Chau

Rewarding good work

RazorName: Razor SulemanAge: 33Occupation: CEO, I Love RewardsRazor (real name Kaizer) Suleman must have been born from the same gene pool as those he admires: Java juggernaut, Howard Shultz of Starbucks, and Eric Schmidt, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, otherwise known as the guys from Google.Suleman...

Sunday, November 4, 2007, 2:56 PM

Ex-model mixes it up

photo courtesy of project publicity inc.Name: Hector FonsecaAge 29Occupation DJ, Remixer, Producer, SongwriterNot many DJs were models in their past lives, save for Hector Fonseca. The six-foot-three Puerto Rican from New Jersey veered down the catwalk in his late teens only to remix his career...

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 5:43 PM

Persistence pays for young author

kelly clippertonName: Zoe WhittallAge: 31Occupation: Writer"It’s hard to deal with rejection and to make a living while trying to get published."—Zoe WhittallA writer’s life isn’t for everyone. There’s financial instability, criticism, rejection, writer’s block and, of course, endless rewriting —...

Sunday, October 21, 2007, 4:41 PM

Zooming in on success

Patrick Kerney photoName: Matt AustinAge: 29Occupation: Director/ FilmmakerNot quite 30, he already has a handful of films and awards to his credit, and a citation from The National Post as one of this year’s “Top 30 to Watch.”“I’m like cinnamon hazelnut coffee. Sweet, spicy and a little nutty,”...

Sunday, October 14, 2007, 5:31 PM

Singer hits fashionable note­

jenarronphotography.comJaclynName: Jaclyn GenoveseAge: 22Occupation: Fashion RetailerMusic is in her soul, and fashion in her sole. Jaclyn Genovese, a classically-trained vocalist, guitarist and pop/ rock singer at heart has, at 22, struck a high note in the world of fashion with the launch of...

Monday, October 8, 2007, 5:32 PM

Mega entertainment hits T.O.

Name: Mario Jukica, left, Eve Fiorillo and Craig PettigrewOccupation: Music Curators/PromotersMario Jukica, Eve Fiorillo and Craig Pettigrew are just three figures from a tour de force team recruited to rev things up at CiRCA, the long-awaited four-floor, 55,000 square-foot, 3,000 capacity mega-...

Sunday, September 30, 2007, 4:46 PM

Travis protegé designs career

Name: Dvira OvadiaAge: 28Occupation: Interior DesignerDesigner Dvira Ovadia knows a thing or two about reality TV and realizing her dreams.“An extremely remarkable learning experience that teaches me every day that I have to continue to believe in myself and my skills,” Ovadia says when asked about...

Sunday, September 23, 2007, 4:24 PM

Psychology to PR

Name: Jennifer Perras (flanked by Shawn Hlowatzski from smashbox cosmetics, left, and Greg May from Greg May Hair ArchitectsAge 33Occupation: PublicistThe biggest misconception of public relations is that we ‘spin’ things, and are all aggressive, pushy and phony.—Jennifer Perra, publicistPublicists...

Monday, September 17, 2007, 7:32 PM

The art of the workout

www.davidleyes.comRayName: Ray MantellaAge: 40Occupation: Contemporary artist/Pilates instructorFrom stretching your creative skills to your back, Ray Mantella has managed to fuse his talents in contemporary art and photography and his passion for Pilates into a symbiotic career.“The art workshops...

Sunday, September 9, 2007, 7:24 PM