Legends of Success features the stories and exclusive interviews with some of America's most respected entrepreneurs, business leaders and acclaimed individuals. The list below provides a link to some of our nationally recognized legends.
Forbes, Inc., President & CEO
Forbes Magazine, Editor-In-Chief
William Lauder, CEO
Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President
The Home Depot, Co-Founder
The Marcus Foundation, Chairman
William Randolph Hearst, III
Doc McGhee, American Music Manager
Howard Schultz, Chairman
Alan G. Lafley, Chairman, President & CEO
Eli Broad, Founder/Chairman
Jon M. Huntsman, Founder & Chairman
John Branca, Iconic Entertainment Attorney
Represents: Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Carlos Santana, Beach Boys, The Doors, ZZ Top
Denis Abrams, President & CEO
A Berkshire Hathaway Company
Patrick J. McGovern, Chairman
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics-The Wharton Business School
NY Times best-selling author of, "Getting More"
Cliff Hudson, Chairman & CEO
Buddy McClain, Chairman & CEO
Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Board
Robert J. Herbold, Retired Executive Vice President & COO
Michelle Peluso, President & CEO
Chris Sullivan, Founder
S. Truett Cathy, Founder & Chairman
Dan T. Cathy, President & COO
Johnny Carrabba, Founder
Walter Anderson, Chairman & CEO
Television and Radio Legend
Creator of "I Dream Of Jeannie"
Bernie Brillstein, Founding Partner
Pierre Cossette, Producer
Kent "Oz" Nelson, Chairman & CEO
L. Lowry Mays, Chairman/CEO
Red McCombs, Co-Founder
NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Past Owner
Leon Gorman, Chairman
John Schnatter, Founder & Chairman
David Neeleman, Founder & CEO
R. Michael Mondavi
Folio Fine Wine Partners, Founder
Robert Mondavi Winery, Former Chairman of the Board
James Parker, Former CEO
John Branca, Preeminent Entertainment Attorney
Clients: Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith,
Carlos Santana, Don Henley, ZZ Top, The Doors
Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO
John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder & President
Richard M. Schulze, Founder & Chairman
Ron Shaw, Former President & CEO
George A. Cloutier, Chairman & CEO
Roger Berkowitz, President & CEO
Jim Rudolph, Vice Chairman
Sara Blakely, Founder
Danny Wegman, CEO
Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO
George Duke, Co-Owner & Chairman
Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO
Legendary TV Producer
Richard Thalheimer, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Tommy Lasorda, Sr. Vice President
Special Assistant to the Chairman
William Rosenberg, Founder
Paul Orfalea, Founder
Legendary Talent Manager
Seinfeld, Executive Producer
William J. Gilbane, Jr., President & COO
Bobbi Brown, CEO
James F. McCann, Founder & CEO
James H. Amos, Jr.
Mail Boxes Etc., Chairman Emeritus
Tasti D-Lite LLC, Chairman & CEO
Starkey Laboratories, CEO
Arthur Agatston, MD, Creator
The South Beach Diet
Robert Shapiro, Esq.
Robert Macauley, Founder
Ellen Gordon, President
Howard Henschel, President & CEO
Norman's Hallmark Group
Kenneth Feld, Chairman & CEO
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus;
Siegfried & Roy;
Disney on Ice
Judge Joe Brown/Judge & Television Show Host
Alex Spanos, Owner
Leo Hindery, Jr.
InterMedia Partners, Managing Partner
AT&T Broadband, Former CEO
B. Thomas Golisano, Founder & Chairman
Steve Sheetz, Chairman
Stanton Sheetz, CEO
David Geffen Company-retired President
Young Eisner Scholars (YES)-Founder & CEO
Robert Schober, Founder
William F. "Rick" Cronk, Retired President
Knight A. Kiplinger, Editor-in-Chief
The Kiplinger Letter
Derek C. Hathaway, Chairman & CEO
Richard H. Lenny, Chairman, President & CEO
Rocco Ortenzio, Executive Chairman
Robert Ortenzio, CEO
Jim Perdue, Chairman
Maria Rodale, Vice Chairman of the Board
Warren Cowan & Associates, Chairman
Rogers & Cowan, Co-Founder
Miguel Forbes, V.P. of Business Development
Peter Newcomb, Senior Editor
Professor John A. Davis
John Eldred, Co-Founder
University of Pennsylvania
Transition One Associates, Founder
John Mackey, Founder & Chairman
Dick Van Patten, Founder
Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Dr. Stanley Pearle
Brian Devine, Chairman
Michael Rice, CEO
Jane Rice, Vice President of Public Relations
Ross Born, Co-CEO
David Shaffer, Co-CEO
Anne Beiler, Founder & CEO
David Oreck, Founder and Chairman
Paul Dowling, Creator & Executive Producer
Ed Friendly, Executive Producer/Creator
Little House On The Prairie Television Series
Roy Clair, II, President
David M. Ritz, Chairman & CEO
George Parmer, Founder
Howard Henschel, President & CEO
Norman's Hallmark Group
Steve Zuckerman, President/ Co-Founder
Ian Ruzow, Vice President/Co-Founder
Bob Zuckerman, Secretary/Treasurer/Co-Founder
Charles "Tremendous" Jones
An American Inspiration
Tami Longaberger, President & CEO
Nell Newman, Director
Patrick Byrne, CEO
Gary Heavin, Founder & CEO
Peter Guber, American Film Producer & Chairman/CEO
Wally Amos, Founder of "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookie
Bill DeArment, President & CEO
John Davis, Founder, Chairman and CEO
Davis Entertainment Co.
Stone Canyon Venture Partners, LP , Managing Director
Steve Phillips, CEO
Andy Williams, Singer & Entertainer
Chris Martin, CEO of Martin Guitars
Howdy Holmes, President of Chelsea Milling Company
Makers of Jiffy Mix
"I enjoyed the interview and thought you did a very good job covering important issues regarding corporate philanthropy and our work at The Carter Center. Thank you for inviting me back to discuss our continuing efforts in waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope."
-President Jimmy Carter
"Thank you for the wonderful interview. You really did your homework and the questions were truly thought provoking. The time went by too fast for me."
Legendary CEO of General Electric
"When you want to learn who America's most successful people are – read our Forbes 400 List. And when you want to hear first hand how they got there, listen to Legends of Success with John Resnick. Legends of Success is one of the most original radio programs in years."
-Steve Forbes, Editor-In-Chief
"I enjoyed participating in your recent radio program "Legends Of Success." Your program offers listeners great insight into the history of family businesses and the inner-workings of what it takes to make a business a success through both good and challenging times. I wish you much continued success with your show!"
— William P. Lauder, CEO
The Estee Lauder Companies
"Thank you very, very much. It's been so much fun talking with you. I am delighted to be here."
–Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corp. Vice President
The Estee Lauder Companies
"I am honored that you would include me….
I enjoyed being with you. Your questions were very good. "
– Walter Cronkite
"John, it is a great honor to be part of your show. I just love this program….it should be heard all over the world. I'm so grateful I've had this time to be with you. I commend you."
-Jon Huntsman, Founder
"Your interview was a joy and delight for me to do. Your program gives its listeners a refreshing insight into guests' values and philosophies that helped to shape their failures and successes. Thank you for allowing me to share a piece of my life with your listeners and I wish you continuing success."
-Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder
The Home Depot
"Thank you John, you did a good job. You asked some good questions, and in the time we had together you covered my whole broadcasting career. So, you've done a nice job."
Legendary TV Personality
The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson
"Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your Legends Of Success program. It was a pleasant experience and I am excited that you have invited me for a return visit. I enjoy your intertview style which made the process of participation very easy for me. I look forward to our next visit."
-Red McCombs, Owner
NFL's Minnesota Vikings
"This is something I've looked forward to. Thank you very much for having me on. I've enjoyed being with you."
—Howard Schultz, Chairman
"I wish you the best and I encourage other business owners who have achieved high levels of success to share their stories with you."
— Alex G. Spanos, Owner
San Diego Chargers
A.G. Spanos Companies
"Thank you for the great interview. You are very professional and made me feel very comfortable… ."
— R. Michael Mondavi, Chairman
A Family of Wines
"I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the Outback Steakhouse story with you on "Legends of Success." I wish you continued success in your endeavors and I very much enjoyed my experience on your broadcast."
— Chris Sullivan, Chairman & CEO
Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
"Since my father handed me the reigns in 1991, I've had the opportunity to work with many different radio shows and I found your program among the most organized and accommodating. I hope we'll have a chance to work together again."
-Jim Perdue, Chairman
"I was extremely impressed with the thoroughness of your preparation which led to particularly insightful questions about those elements that were most critical to our company's success. Your interviewing style, combined with the opportunity to talk about J.C. Ehrlich, made this a most enjoyable experience. I wish you well as your listening area expands."
— Victor H. Hammel, President
J. C. Ehrlich Co., Inc
"It was a pleasure to be on your show, "Legends Of Success". You are a great person to work with – you make it fun as the story unfolds. Your idea of putting this type of program on the air may help young people to get ideas of how they can start into business. Keep up the good work, and may you be rewarded for your efforts."
— James S. Herr, Chairman and Founder
Herr Foods, Inc.