Born and based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, private energy supplier Agera Energy was founded in 2014 with a customer-driven mindset, leading to over 700,000 commercial and industrial clients, about 51 to 200 employees and a rapidly increasing customer base. Agera Energy gives electricity, natural gas and utility for consumers throughout the nation.
Agera Energy is willing to help employees with anything they need and will have new hires go through all the training required to succeed with the company. The salary is base and includes commission for those looking to truly show their selling potential. No matter what the skill level, Agera Energy offers employees everything they need to flourish with the company.
Following his unending words, you have probably come across this man, Shervin Pishevar, in various social media platforms. As, such, it is not surprising at all how he went ranting in a tweet storm for 21 hours and over 50 messages on predictions of a possible decline in the U.S economy.
Among the many issues, Pishevar, the founding father of Sherpa Capital discussed in this particular tweet include bitcoin, bonds, immigration, and SpaceX. According to him, bitcoin is likely to experience a significant drop off between 2,000 and 5,000 dollars. It will then start rising bit by bit.
From the predictions of the coming financial storm as a result of a drop in the stock market, the early Uber investor touched on the crippling situation of Silicon Valley. The tech crunch also expressed his thoughts on a wide range of other issues that are likely to affect the U.S economy. Some of the problems Shervin Pishevar predicts are;
The expected continuation in the ongoing bitcoin crash.
The United States is losing dramatically to countries like China, especially on matters involving infrastructure developments.
The likelihood of bonds volatile nature extending across other significant markets.
How California has lost its firm grip on technological innovations and cultural stability.
An extensive reduction in the stock markets by 6,000 points is on the way.
The big business organizations in the U.S will continue gaining more power due to the low rates of new business start-ups.
Notably, the 21-hour tweet storm happens to be Shervin Pishevar’s first public statement since his resignation in December following a series of sexual harassment allegations. Having been off the public eye for a considerable period, Shervin’s come back with the two-day extravaganza is quite significant. It is hard to determine his motivation for re-emergence into the limelight. Some see revenge as the motivating factor on those who tainted his excellent reputation.
Uber is the top global app in 2 categories. Many people in the US forget how global Uber is – compared to many of our competitors. https://t.co/6mH8LkK5Ct
— Allison Barr Allen (@abarrallen) December 23, 2018
Over the years, Shervin Pishevar has greatly contributed to the world of investments through his helpful insights and analysis reports on various industries. In most cases, his predictions are always true. As such, despite painting a dying picture of the state of the U.s economy in his messages, every investor who wishes to succeed should heed his warnings and prepare accordingly.
As companies look to become more efficient, one of the most promising trends has been machine learning models. Able to be used in a variety of industries and for multiple purposes, these models can require minimal effort to be installed within a company’s production system. As a result, users can combine analytics and state-of-the-art technology to not only have much greater visualizations, but also much more simplified data exploration.
By taking advantage of the CloudWick platform for machine learning models, companies can engage in a variety of tasks. This can include obtaining detailed insight reports, integrating the machine learning models with existing applications, and using the latest aspects of artificial intelligence, analytics, and algorithms to assess how machine learning will most benefit the organization.
Along with this, simplified data exploration can thus be made possible. Once machine learning models are put in place and made available to all users, a single platform can be used for all data storage and security. When this occurs, little if any big data or cloud experience is required of users, enabling them to complete multiple tasks much more efficiently.
Once a system of machine learning modeling is in place, a number of solutions can be found to existing problems. For example, in many retail corporations and other companies, sales forecasting is a vital tool in being able to estimate company revenue and other important details. However, it can often be very difficult for companies to conduct this forecasting in an accurate and reliable manner. However, CloudWick technology can change all this. By incorporating CloudWick into their IT systems, companies can track various types of customer data, demographic data, and other trends to establish predictions of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly sales. In doing so, future revenues can be determined much more precisely, along with determining which products are selling the best.
As companies come to realize the value of machine learning modeling, CloudWick and its advanced analytics will continue to be in high demand. Whether used in retail, transportation, or even the public sector, CloudWick technology is making many tasks easier and more efficient.
Since establishment, Stream energy has dedicated its efforts towards provision of services to both residential and corporate clients. These extend from energy needs, wireless connectivity, telemedicine, and security services.
It is, therefore, only natural that a company with a ’people first’ mission statement would dedicate significant resources and time towards charitable courses with the management emphasizing on philanthropy as being part of the company’s DNA. But what philanthropic deeds has the company been involved in?
Longstanding partnerships with charity groups
Stream Energy has been involved in charitable workshops and philanthropic locally and internationally for over a decade. It has often come to the aid of distressed and disadvantaged members of the society across the country and provided them both moral and financial support.
This longstanding dedication to uplifting humanity has caught the attention of such institutions as Patch.com that recently highlighted the energy company’s involvement in philanthropy. More importantly, it has earned the company long-standing relationships and partnership with equally people-minded organizations like Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.
Involvement in Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey that recently swept over Houston neighborhood in Dallas, leaving a trail of destruction will forever remain arced in the history books for Stream energy. The company is hailed as among the first businesses in Dallas to come to the aid of the hurricane victims.
Apart from helping with the rescue efforts, the company employees offered moral support to these victims by supplying them with food and basic necessities. The company would also offer financial support to its clients to help accelerate their recovery.
Establishment of an internal charitable department
Despite having been involved in charitable courses and philanthropy for over ten years, most of stream energy’s philanthropic deeds were informal. However, after Hurricane Harvey, the company decided to introduce a new department within its corporate structure to address its corporate responsibility and philanthropy.
This major step was arrived at after a careful evaluation of the impact the company’s involvement in the Hurricane Harvey had. The actions have not only earned it respect in the business community but have also contributed to a surge in demand for company services among what the company management considers more loyal customers.
HGGC is a private equity firm that is an industry leader in the middle market. The company recently announced a team expansion that includes six new hires. The new employees will perform job duties across the investment, operations, and financial departments of the company. The additions all hail from top industry institutions and give the company the depth of talent it needs to facilitate future plans for growth and expansion.
Colin Phinisey is is now responsible for the company’s capital market efforts. This responsibility pertains to HGGC’s complete portfolio. Phinisey has operated as an investment banker for many years and is experienced with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and debt financing.
Christopher Guinn joins HGGC after working with Ply Gym Industries where he led a department responsible for acquisition integration. Guinn has also manned the position of Chief Financial Officer for Neways International and Atrium Corporation.
William Spector transfers to the company from McKinsey & Company where he was an analyst in the corporate finance department. While with McKinsey, Spector advised on issues pertaining to portfolio management, finance transformations, and mergers & acquisitions.
Zachary Adams is a former associate with Boston Consulting Group. His experience with his previous company dealt mainly with market studies and pricing for retail and industrial markets.
Hao Qin joins the HGGC team from Onex. Qin is happy to bring the skill and experience he gained as an associate with a leading private equity firm in Canada to his new team.
Patrick Malanga worked last at Credit Suisse where he analyzed deals involving debt and equity, mergers & acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts.
HGGC is a private equity firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company is an industry leader in the middle market and boasts of capital commitments valued at $4.3 million. The company stands apart from others in the industry through it’s ‘advantaged investing’ that gives the company the ability to acquire a large number of scalable businesses. The company has completed $17 billion worth of deals over its lifetime.
Richard Shinto, M.D., first cultivated the concept behind InnovaCare Health in 1998 while on the North American Medical Management team. As a physician, Dr. Shinto recognized that managed care groups and payers had executive leadership but no operational expertise. He began working to implement a new business model as North American Medical Management grew and obtained more subsidiaries. In December 2012, the management team officially reorganized forming InnovaCare Health with both executive and medical professional leadership. Additionally, the group added Medicaid which boosted already-increasing revenues.
In May 2018, InnovaCare Health announced the addition of two professionals to its corporate leadership team. Peter Zafris, experienced in managed care strategic planning and business development, is now vice president of sales and marketing. In his most recent prior role, Mr. Zafris was responsible for developing and executing his employer’s national business development strategy. InnovaCare named Frank Izquierdo vice president of corporate contracting and network development. With more than 25 years experience in healthcare management operations, he specializes in Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare risk.
Bloomberg features both heads of InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC: Dr. Richard (Rick) A. Shinto and Ms. Penelope Kokkinides. Dr. Shinto currently serves as president and chief executive officer, as well as a director, with Ms. Kokkinides as chief administrative officer.
Dr. Shinto has more than 20 years of of experience serving in clinical and operational positions in managed care. He began his medical tenure practicing in Southern California as an internist and pulmonologist. Since then, he has held executive positions with several healthcare organizations. Dr. Shinto attended the University of California at Irvine to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree, the State University of New York at Stony Brook for his medical degree, and earned his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Redlands, California.
Ms. Kokkinides has 15 years of executive leadership experience, primarily in managed healthcare and government programs. She has held executive positions at multiple organizations. Ms. Kokkinides holds two master’s degrees. She earned one for social work from the New York University and another in public health from Columbia University. Additionally, she received her Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University.
InnovaCare Health, headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, provides integrated healthcare solutions. The company’s primary focus is government health plans; however, it works to integrate varied payers and providers into cost-effective and technologically-advanced solutions.
Organo Gold is a company established by Bernardo Chua in 2008, and he is considered as one of the most successful Filipino entrepreneurs overseas. He decided to open up a business that would sell coffee, which is infused with a lot of herbs that makes it beneficial to the body. As the current CEO of the company, he also oversees the various departments under his control and he is making sure that the Organo Gold products are being distributed without any disruption. He was a good leader, and through his efforts, the company became one of the most profitable businesses in the United States.
The products made by Organo Gold uses an ancient Chinese herb, called the Ganoderma. This plant has been used by the Chinese since the ancient times, and it can cure a lot of diseases. Bernardo Chua saw its potential, and he decided to add it to his company’s products. After he released his company’s products, he also launched a review platform that can be seen online. He was overwhelmed with a lot of positive customer reviews about the product that he launched and thanked everyone who participated.
Through the years, Bernardo Chua did not stop on just creating a delicious and herb infused product. He also decided to research how his coffee would produce healthy effects on the body. He chose to add vitamins and minerals to his product and market it to a broad market range. Organo Gold is now sold in a lot of markets around the world, and dozens of countries are importing his business. Bernardo Chua stated that the success of his company could be traced to its ability to provide what it promises, and through extensive marketing, it gained the attention of a huge number of people around the world, and they became interested with the product.
Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer of the world-renowned food processing firm OSI Group. Over his tenure with the company, he has worked very hard to expand the company on an international level. Recent acquisitions have included some great companies in Europe in both the Netherlands and the UK. The acquisition of firms like this is part of Sheldon Lavin’s plan to bring OSI Group’s unique type of food processing and distribution innovation to the world.
Sheldon Lavin first entered the food processing industry back in 1970 by helping OSI Group’s predecessor, Otto and Sons, to acquire necessary financing for the company’s desired expansion plans. 1975 saw Sheldon take a much more involved role with the firm as the company started to work toward expansion on the international level. This led to Sheldon becoming a partner along with OSI Group founder Otto Kolchowsky’s sons Harry and Arthur when Otto retired from the business. Sheldon was highly impressed with the operations at OSI and wanted to be a major part of the upcoming international expansion plans.
During the remainder of the 1970s, OSI Group started expanding throughout the rest of North America as well as into Europe. Sheldon Lavin was then a major force behind the company’s expansion that took place during the 1980s into areas such as South America and Taiwan. Later, expansion to other areas of Asia as well as Australia and Africa occurred. This has led to the current situation in which OSI Group now has operations in 17 of the world’s countries and runs more than 65 facilities. These great accomplishments helped Sheldon Lavin to garner the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy during the 2016 calendar year.
Sheldon Lavin has always credited his ability to plan ahead as being a huge strength of his. He has always focussed on making decisions in the here and now that will benefit him later down the line. He is also a proponent that a certain amount of humility is a valuable personal trail to have because leaders need to be confident but at the same time humble. This allows a leader to avoid some of the pitfalls that come up in business. It also allows a leader to be able to learn from the people they have on their team. These are things that Sheldon puts a great deal of value on regarding the success he has had in business.
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In today’s fast-paced world where we can have quick access to all sorts of services, Dr. Mark McKenna asked an important question. Why can’t we have quick access to aesthetic treatments where and when we want them?
With this question in mind, Dr. Mark McKenna started OVME Cosmetics. This brand is poised to become the go to service for anyone looking to improve their look, whether it be from Botox injections, weight loss treatments or a litany of other options for looking your best. Even though aesthetic medicine is a multi-billion dollar industry, fast access can be limited and quality practitioners can be difficult to find. The OVME Cosmetics brand is utilizing tech tools and top-tier professionals to solve these major hurdles. This grand idea will help create a national network of easily accessible, expert clinicians that are available at your home and on your schedule.
Although he received his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School, Dr. Mark McKenna chose to follow the entrepreneurial path after working with his father after medical school. He started a real estate business in New Orleans that was highly successful. He decided to make a change after hurricane Katrina, which led him to relocate to Atlanta and start a fee-for-service aesthetic business called ShapeMed. The success of this business, which ended up being bought by LifeTime Fitness, led to his current venture.
Taking the fee-for-service model of ShapeMed and adding a technical edge to it shows the forward thinking of this young entrepreneur. OVME is able to add a huge network of aesthetic practitioners to its network very quickly by utilizing an app to attract practitioners looking to make money at times when they are not seeing patients in an office. The genius of the model allows clients to receive tailored aesthetic services like Botox from a local, licensed, professional almost anywhere the client wants. There is also a rating system for the providers with comments that allow clients to choose someone with a good history. The patients also receive an online consultation prior to the procedure all with the ease of an Uber-style app that is user friendly and adaptable to the changing needs of the company.
Taking into account the current trend of fast, personalized service and the public’s continued love of aesthetic medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna’s approach appears to fill a growing need. Time will tell if this idea can gain traction and become the nationwide brand this young entrepreneur envisions.