About Randy Narod
Corporate brand builder Randy Narod stands at the forefront of Long Island business. An entrepreneur since his early 20s, he has launched ten companies — some from the ground-up and others by taking already established entities to great heights of success. Through it all, he continues to cultivate brands that set new benchmarks in a range of industries, including hospitality, entertainment, and professional networking. Randy is driven to continually challenge the status quo in all spheres. He is relentless in his pursuit to deliver innovative products and services to individuals around the globe.
Randy is amongst a select few in the world that envisions solutions to problems before the rest of the world has ever experienced the problem. His diligent work ethic is heightened by extraordinary passion and a dedication to excellence and advancement. Each day is comprised of countless meetings, interactions and negotiations as the CEO of Marquis Who’s Who, a 120-year-old company that has set the standard for publishing reliable and comprehensive biographical data. Randy has taken this 120-year-old company and launched it into the 21st century. Marquis Who’s Who is now the world’s leading personal and corporate branding organization with 100+ employees and a membership base of more than 1.5 million executives, professionals and entrepreneurs. Under his leadership, the company forges ahead of the competition and continues to break the mold of the traditional registries by offering members access to powerful branding and networking tools to further advance their careers.
In addition to Marquis Who’s Who, Randy has been an entrepreneur in the fast-casual food space. He is the CEO of Long Island Bagel Café, Long Island’s most successful bagel chain. The chain prides itself on perfecting the old-fashioned, hand-rolled, kettle boiled bagel. The concept grew out of their first location in Oceanside, New York and has grown to be a multimillion-dollar business on Long Island alone. Randy and Long Island Bagel Café have branched out of the Long Island market and now offer franchise locations around the country so people everywhere can enjoy that traditional New York style bagel.
To diversify himself even further, Randy joined Andrea Correale as an owner of Elegant Affairs Caterers – New York City and Long Island’s premier high-end caterer. The company provides luxury catering and event planning to the area’s most prominent individuals and well-known events. As a team, Randy and Andrea have surpassed their competition and are known as the ‘go-to’ caterer for company launches, celebrity celebrations and beyond. Their roster of clients is nothing short of impressive from Kevin Costner and Leonardo DiCaprio to Amazon, Google and Ferrari Maserati. Randy’s leadership and tenacity combined with Andrea’s expertise and creativity makes for an unstoppable duo.
Randy is a motivating force in every arena and inspires the people around him to think outside of the box, be problem solvers and go-getters. He exemplifies leadership in every endeavor and continues to grow existing companies as well as setting his sights on new opportunities.