Executive Suite: Wpri 12 Eyewitness News



Ted Nesi hosts in-depth interviews each week with top business leaders from Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Brought to you by WPRI 12, FOX Providence and myRITV.


  • 3/12/2020: Rebelle Artisan Bagels; Be Moore Interpreting

    12/03/2020 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Rebelle Artisan Bagels owner and founder Milena Pagan; Be Moore Interpreting owner and co-founder Shirley Moore.

  • 2/6/2020: UnitedHealthcare of New England

    06/02/2020 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO Stephen Farrell discusses the fast-changing health insurance industry, how local medical leaders are trying to reduce costs and improve outcomes, and why he's bullish about his new ACO product.

  • 1/9/2020: InsureMyTrip

    10/01/2020 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: InsureMyTrip founder and CEO Jim Grace discusses the Warwick tech company's 20th anniversary, how the travel insurance business has changed, and what's next.

  • 12/5/2019: Westport Rivers; Centreville Bank

    06/12/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Rob Russell, general manager of Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery, discusses his family's wine business; Centreville Bank Chairman, President and CEO Hal Horvat on the West Warwick lender's expansion.

  • 11/12/2019: Rent Sons; RI-Israel Collaborative

    12/11/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Rent Sons founder and CEO Patrick Brown; Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative President and CEO Ari Nevel.

  • 11/7/2019: Navigant Credit Union; GoPeer

    07/11/2019 Duration: 23min

    Navigant Credit Union President and CEO Gary Furtado talks about the growth of his financial institution; GoPeer co-founder and CEO Ethan Binder describes the startup’s online tutoring system.

  • 10/14/2019: Grey Sail Brewing

    14/10/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewing, discusses her Westerly beer company and the industry's growth in Rhode Island.

  • 10/3/2019: iXblue; Wear Your Music

    03/10/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: iXblue Defense Systems CEO Mack Barber; Wear Your Music president and designer Hannah Garrison.

  • 9/19/2019: RISE Engineering; SMMA

    20/09/2019 Duration: 23min

    Vin Graziano, president of RISE Engineering; Ara Karafian, chairman/president/CEO of SMMA.

  • 8/1/2019: Siren Marine

    02/08/2019 Duration: 22min

    This week on Executive Suite: Siren Marine founder and CEO Daniel Harper discusses the Newport startup's technology to create "the Connected Boat."

  • 7/11/2019: Aquanis; Level Exchange

    11/07/2019 Duration: 23min

    Aquanis founder and CEO Neal Fine discusses the tech startup’s research into making wind turbines more efficient; Level Exchange founder Lindsey Lerner talks about how her Pawtucket company is building Rhode Island’s music industry.

  • 6/6/2019: RI Women's Bar Association; independent pharmacies

    06/06/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Gina Lemay and Kelly Kincaid of the Rhode Island Women's Bar Association; Howell Smith III of Howell Smith Druggist and Brooke van Eeghen of van Eeghen’s Pharmacy discuss the challenges facing independent pharmacies.

  • 5/2/2019: Providence tourism

    03/05/2019 Duration: 23min

    Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO Kristen Adamo talks about the capital city's hotel boom, the convention business, the statewide tourism campaign and more.

  • 3/7/2019: University Orthopedics; Blount Fine Foods

    08/03/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Dr. Edward Akelman, president of University Orthopedics, and Dr. David Moss, a surgeon at the group; Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods, and Rachael Girard, Blount's foodservice national accounts market manager.

  • 3/1/2019: Brigham Health

    01/03/2019 Duration: 23min

    This week on Executive Suite: Brigham Health President Dr. Elizabeth Nabel discusses the proposal by her company, Partners HealthCare, to take over No. 2 Rhode Island hospital group Care New England.

  • 2/7/2019: Ørsted US Offshore Wind

    07/02/2019 Duration: 23min

    Co-CEO Jeffrey Grybowski discusses the company's purchase of Deepwater Wind and its proposed 400-megawatt Revolution Wind project off Rhode Island.

  • 1/24/2019: Citizens Bank

    24/01/2019 Duration: 23min

    Bruce Van Saun, chairman and CEO of Citizens Bank's parent company, discusses the bank's transformation since becoming independent, how Citizens landed Apple's iPhone loan contract, and the economic outlook for 2019.

  • 12/12/2018: Hasbro

    24/01/2019 Duration: 23min

    Hasbro Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner discusses the company's looming decision on whether to keep its headquarters in Rhode Island, how the toy business is changing and what's next for Hasbro's multimedia efforts.

  • 1/10/2019: Shawmut; Opportunity Atlas

    18/01/2019 Duration: 23min

    Shawmut Design & Construction Vice-President Ron Simoneau talks about its work on major projects in the Jewelry District and the business outlook for 2019; Brown University economics professor John Friedman talks about his work on The Opportunity Atlas, a new effort to see which neighborhoods give low-income kids the best shot at success.