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March 10, 2019

Felipe Montoro Jens: Looking After Government Projects in Brazil

Felipe Montoro Jens is a Brazilian businessman who is currently serving the Brazilian government. He developed skills in developing financial strategies for corporations and individuals, and he is also specializing in looking after architectural projects and determining if it is suitable to be used. He was tagged by the Brazilian government to work for them because of his skills in identifying areas that can be developed into a waste disposal unit, and he was also tasked to look after government projects and determine if the budget allocated is enough.

Back when he was in college, Felipe Montoro Jens took up a business degree. His alma mater, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, is one of the leading educational institutions in Brazil. He was trained at the institution how to develop business skills, and what he can do to become more competitive in the field of business. To further his ambition in becoming a relevant individual in the field of business, he decided to study at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a top business school managed by Arizona State University. He was able to secure a job immediately after graduating, and he used the knowledge that he gained from his alma mater to become more competitive in the field of business. You can find Montoro Jens on Twitter @felipemontoroj to continue the conversation.

His relevance allowed the Brazilian government to contact him and asked him to serve the government. Knowing that his country needed him, he accepted the job from the government and went back to Brazil. Today, he is managing government projects across the country, tagging all important information about its condition. One of his recent project involvements would be the creation of a vast water supply for the remote communities in the country, and the supervision of the creation of multiple schools in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The government still has a lot of projects in store, and Felipe Montoro Jens is expected to perform his duty.

Website: http://www.felipemontorojens.com.br/

March 05, 2019

The Name of Eucatex

Flavio Maluf was born into a powerful and wealthy Brazilian family, a power and wealth he has multiplied many times over. After high school, Maluf graduate from the Armando Penteado Foundation Foundation with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. However, instead of entering that profession, he pursued a lifelong career with Eucatex, the family business. He did so well in the ensuing years that in 1997 he was made its top leader.

Maluf tells aspiring business leaders that such roles are not easy. He says he has found that many such individuals have the false assumption that being a business executive means less work and more money. This is because an executive leadership position means that you are responsible for continually making sure the business stays profitable and becomes more so. See more on Wikipedia.

Maluf says another mistaken assumption is that if you want to start a new business, you have to already have a lot of money first. He says that it is not about having a lot of pre-existent capital and not entirely about hard work. He says it is about working smart while you are working hard.

When Flavio’s great grandfather, Salim Maluf, first started Eucatex in 1940, it was only a sawmill, but one of the largest in all of Latin America. In the 1960s, Flavio’s uncle and father enlarged the scope of the company and led it to enter the wood fiber lining industry. Its name, Eucatex, comes from the fact that it makes wooden slabs from Eucalyptus trees.

During a typical workweek, Flavio he in his office works from 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m, four days a week. And then one day every week he visits one of his affiliated offices. He gets his ideas for things Eucatex can make from magazines, the internet, and just shopping around and looking at the products out there.

Read more full interview of Flavio here: https://ideamensch.com/flavio-maluf/

 

January 20, 2019

Wes Edens: Brightline Partners with Virgin Group

Wes Edens is an executive who has worked hard to find his place in the tight market. The businessman, who has earned his respect in the world of finance, had made a great impact in the community through his company, Fortress Investment Group. In his successful career life, Wes Edens has mastered how to come up with investment ideas that work. The businessman has his name in the billionaire list. This only means that the finance expert has earned his good profits from the many years he has been in business. His position at Fortress Investment Group has also helped him to make wealth. The global investment company has been performing well in the recent years, securing a leading position in the global market. The independent company is currently based in the New York States, with various offices in different places in the world.

More about of Wes Edens at nba.com

Last year, Wes Edens started a company that would be focusing in the transport industry. The new company, which is known as Brightline, has all the qualities of a successful institution in the competitive market. This firm has excellent features, and it enjoys leadership from an international finance executive who helps to make the most critical decisions in the firm. Brightline has performed well, months after coming into the railroad industry. After handling the market so well in just few months, the company has announced that it has managed to secure a partnership with an institution that is very popular in the market. The popular company is known as Virgin Group, and it is one of the most respected in the hotel and travel industry. Thanks to the partnership, Brightline will use the expertise acquired by Virgin over the years so that at the end of the day, customers will have the best experience. Together, the two firms are looking forward to form a brand that will be known as Virgin Trains USA.

With an influential founder to take care of the funding activities, Brighline is already excited about the new partnership. The expansion activities will be easier with the help of Virgin Group. The two teams look forward to working with each other and giving customers a great experience when traveling.

Read more: http://www.industrialareasfoundation.org/topics/wes-edens

 

December 10, 2018

How Is The Dallas Based Stream Energy Involved In Philanthropy?

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.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/09/537005/10027902/en/Stream-Energy-Expands-Service-in-Pennsylvania-and-New-Jersey.html

September 29, 2018

Ted Bauman: How To Kill A Bull

Ted Bauman is an editor for Banyan Hill Publishing. He holds degrees from the University of Cape Town in History and Economics. His earliest work experience involved working at fast food restaurants and gas stations. Later he traveled all over the world for Habitat for Humanity. He took managerial roles in housing projects in the nonprofit sector. His writings have been published in respectable journals. Today, one of his areas of specialization involves writing about low-risk investing and wealth preservation strategies. Many of his life experiences through volunteer work and employment have led him to believe that society should try to help the lower classes.

Lately, Ted Bauman has been advising his readers to adopt a more cautious stance in regard to the US Stock market. Mr. Bauman has always recommended that individuals start off investing in a defensive manner before they get aggressive. Most pundits on financial outlets talk about the current bull market going on indefinitely, but there are a few respectable individuals on Wall Street who are starting to get nervous about the stock market. The bull market is the longest in history and Mr. Bauman feels that there are factors that could start to push stock prices lower. He says that if the Federal Reserve keeps pushing interest rates, investors seeking safer yield will exit the stock market. If economic data keeps showing up positive, the Federal Reserve will likely remain on their current course of action. Ted Bauman believes that if interest rates hit four percent, the bull market will end. He also pointed out that the current trade war could speed the process of ending the bull market in equities.

Ted Bauman advises investors to brace for a down market if it comes but he urges investors not to try to time the market. Sometimes, it could take up to a year for a bear market to be officially acknowledged. If the stock market does crash, equities may bounce back in a similar matter to 1987. Investors who panicked lost money and those that remained calm made a ten percent rate of return by the end of the year. Mr. Bauman believes that investors should make sure they have bonds in their financial portfolio because they can help an investor survive a bear market in stocks.

 

August 09, 2018

Dr. Mark McKenna is Changing the Future of Aesthetic Healthcare

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etw4xXAYNbc

June 15, 2018

Vinod Gupta, a Man With a Big-Heart

Vinod Gupta, a multi-millionaire through self-efforts, was born in a small town in India. From a tender age, Vinod Gupta showed passion for education through the commitment he demonstrated in his studies. Having attended a village school several miles from their home, he managed to secure himself a position at Indian Institute of Technology where he pursued agricultural engineering. From the village, Gupta went for his master’s degree in business and agricultural engineering at the Us University of Nebraska found at Lincoln.

After school, he worked at Commodore Corporation before founding his own company called American Business Information with a team of marketing mailers in 1972 for his database services with only 100 dollars he borrowed. After 20 years he sold the company at 680 million dollars in 2010. Today Gupta works with Everest Group as a Managing General Partner to help to fail business, private equity and venture capital for other businesses.

Not forgetting his struggle Gupta uses his success for the benefit of others who may be disadvantaged to get a quality education. Through charities, Gupta has been able to improve schools and sponsor ongoing courses to enable others to access education, especially at Alma mater. Due to his passion, Gupta donated one million at Ram Rat Women Polytechnic to give an equal chance for women to get equal opportunities as their male counterparts in Education. This he did by providing all the necessary resources needed for education in polytechnic and therefore promoting gender equality.

He also donated 2 million to build the Business school of Management that was named after him which is one of the best business schools in India and Asia at Large. With the largest library in Asia, the school also offers boarding rooms for students who come from far. The students from these schools enjoy interactions with those from George Washington University due to the affiliation between the two Universities.

In the University of Nebraska where Gupta did his masters, he gave 500,000 dollars for a scholarship fund to help students who cannot afford the courses. When his son died he created a trust fund on his name with the help of Washington to provide more educational opportunities.

June 10, 2018

José Auriemo Neto: The Road to Real Estate Success

He is a Brazilian resident and citizen and serving for the JHSF. He is playing the role of chairman and chief executive where they are focusing mostly on the development of real estate. They are mainly majoring in both commercial and residential properties. The man is interested in public apartments, offices and hotel buildings although he is administering some extensive retail shopping that is located near Cidade Jardim, shopping complex in Sao Paulo. Some others are Bela Vista that is in Salvador, Metro Tucuruv and Ponta Negra which is in Manus.

Jose Auriemo Neto is trying to keep developing more and he has two of them in Sao Paulo district which is under construction and making Brazil to be referred as economic market growth.

In 2009 period, Jose oversaw his venture at first to turn the group into a retail investment. He signed some exclusive agreements when they partnered with Hermes, Pucci and also Jimmy Choo and they capable of opening luxury brands for the first time and it was under JHSF ownership which was located in Cidade Jardim complex shopping. In 2002 they capable of securing a partnership with Valentino and they managed to launch the first R.E.D and also Valentino which was referred to as Valentino stores in Brazil.

He went to FAAP university, therefore, becoming an Alumnus of the university which is in Sa Paulo. He started his career at a young age in 1993 at JHSF. In 1997, he founded the group’s service department and he created a parking lot which was a management that was called Parkbem. The department was very successful and it was in 1998 where he secured the rights to develop the group’s shopping destination which they called it Santa Cruz and referred to it as a success in development. He is still working on other investment strategies which are real estate.

May 04, 2018

How David Zalik Revolutionized Getting A Loan

GreenSky, LLC, is a company which helps consumers get quick approval of a loan through a large number of lenders. They offer an online financing platform where people can get approved for loans in minutes. They offer a variety of payment plans and most people are approved for a loan. They offer loans up to $55,000 the merchant involved in the loan receives 20% of their money up front.

This company was founded by David Zalik. He is the chief executive officer of GreenSky, which he founded in 2006. In his role as CEO he works with the sales and marketing teams, is involved in product development, and oversees the risk management team. He has been an entrepreneur virtually his entire life, having launched his first company, MicroTech Information Systems, when he was just 14 years old.

One example of what GreenSky offers is a person wanting to have a $20,000 make-over of their kitchen but not having the cash on hand to do so. If the contractor does business with Greensky they can potentially offer low-expense financing. All they would have to do is scan the barcode on the homeowner’s license and within a minute they could have a loan offer that has already been approved. This could include an offer of no payments or interest for the first year.

Under David Zalik’s leadership, GreenSky is now valued at $3.6 billion. His company is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and it is now ranked third in America for privately held financial technology businesses. There are only two other similiar firms that are ahead of his company and those are Stripe and SoFi. He prefers to stay out of the limelight and has only conducted one interview which was done by Bloomberg.

David Zalik says that the average consumer who gets a loan from his company as a FICO score of 760. His company’s target market is people who need loans for the sake of convenience, such as wanting a home remodel. David Zalik says they stay away from those who are overextended when it comes to what they owe as these people make for a poor chance of the lender being paid back.

https://www.dice.com/company/GreenSky+Credit/jobs

April 27, 2018

Learn More About The Philanthropic Journey For Tony Petrello

When a calamity strikes, it leaves most people suffering and others with no hope for a better tomorrow. It takes a person with a philanthropic heart to help the victims of any calamity to rise again and see some light amid great darkness. This is what Tony Petrello is remembered for. Texas is among the states in the world that experienced devastating hurricanes in 2017. The hurricane brought widespread property damage, devastation, and flooding that left many communities helpless. Most of the people who knew Texas as their home got displaced by the hurricane Harvey. For this reason, several corporations and individuals came in to save the situation and Tony happened to be one of them.

An oil company based in Texas called Nabors Industries came in with help that surpassed what the victims had expected. It is the company where Tony serves as the CEO and the most paid for that matter. Most of the victims of hurricane Harvey saw hope at the end of the tunnel the moment Nabors Industries landed in that place. This company is known for the top-notch oil drilling services it provides to its customers. It is quite amazing that all the employees in Nabors Industries decided to follow the steps of their CEO Tony on philanthropic matters. They decided to give all they could to make Houston and Texas better places for the victims.

The relief efforts surpassed what most people expected and this became a memorable thing in these states. Tony helped the employees to help the victims by ensuring they got paid time off for the duration they worked on the ground to support the survivors. Tony says that this company has played some integral roles in seeing the locals happy again. For this reason, Tony couldn’t deny any of the employees any chance to offer the support they felt compelled to give the hurricane victims.

One thing Tony Petrello has always ensured is that the resources of this company are utilized in the right way, especially, in helping the natural disaster victims. Tony, however, has a daughter,Carena, who suffers a neurological disorder. She suffers from periventricular leukomalacia, which was diagnosed when she was about six months old. This disorder is known to hinder oxygen from accessing the brain part. Tony and his wife Cynthia later decided to support the Duncan Neurological Research Institute with the aim of finding a solution to this problem. This institute is committed to finding some treatment options for such neurological disorders that affect children.