Name: Janylle Radden
What you’re pitching: Ball Before the Chain — a bespoke planning service focused on bachelor and bachelorette party outings. The company exists in order to remove the stress from planning and hosting a multiplayer excursion and allow each participant to enjoy the moment.
Position: Founder, Ball Before the Chain
Hails from: Got my roots and my wings growing up in Phoenix. Tested my wings and learned I could fly in Miami and now establishing a new set of roots, creating a household with the fiancé in NYC.
Birthday: I've got nothin' to hide, plus my golden birthday is coming up! July 31, 1984.
Personal life: Engaged to be married — hence the business idea :)
Priors: I've spent most of my career in hospitality. I've run F&B departments at luxury hotels and owned my own personal concierge and lifestyle management business prior to this.
Pitch inspired by: My own experiences and those of my friends who were/are getting married.
Mentor(s)/people who inspire: My grandmother was a big inspiration to me. She believed in living her life how she wanted to and didn't let anything stop her. Another person I'm recently inspired by is Jessica Alba. I love that she went from playing the pretty girl who didn't need to say much to being a force to be reckoned with in business — especially in an industry where people love to look for flaws. She has done well to maintain the integrity of her product lines and created a billion-dollar business in the process.
Words to live by: 1) "Go big or go home," and 2) "Thank you"
I feel that including #2 in day-to-day vocabulary as often as possible can change the world.
Last read/watched/listened: Watched: Game of Thrones (and I'm still recovering); Listened: most likely Stevie Wonder — he's always welcome on any playlist of mine. I can't clean the house without him! Read: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Expert in: Sarcastic comments, exclusive experiences, being a therapist to my friends
Guilty pleasure: Dance Moms (ahhh, I'm so embarrassed, but I do love that show).
How you recharge: I get some sunlight. I have always been invigorated and revitalized by the sun, so even just stepping outside for a bit is helpful.
Tops on your travel wish list: Amalfi Coast, South Africa and... Atlantic City (even though none of my friends want to go with me)!
Favorite exercise: Yoga or spin
Favorite products: Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake :-), Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche perfume, Neutrogena Oil-Free moisturizer with SPF 15 and CHI Silk Infusion
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