Wes Edens is a great investor from the United States of America. He is renowned in the investment world for being one of the founders of Fortress Investment Group. Apart from being a partner and working at Fortress Investment Group, he has several sports teams. FlyQuest and Milwaukee are his teams. The talented entrepreneur is a graduate of Oregon State University. At the university, he pursued a degree in Business Administration and Finance. After his graduation, he launched his career by looking for a job and landed a position at Lehman Brothers. He worked at the company for more five years and was even promoted to become the managing director. Throughout his journey in entrepreneurship, he has learned a lot of things, and that is why he can successfully invest his money. He moved to work at BlackRock and worked there for four years gaining experienced and skills needed to run a large organization like Fortress Investment Group.
It is through the experience Wes Edens gained from these companies that he discovered he could start a company and even acquire more profits. He met a group of individuals like Randal Nardone who had similar goals, and they set to start a company that would later become a global one. They began Fortress Investment Group in 1998. They had the knowledge and skills on how to manage a startup. They used these skills and made the company successful. It has been growing under their leadership and has attracted customers from around the world. Formerly, it was a private equity firm, but in 2007 it became public and sold shares.
Since it became public Wes Edens has continued to work as the chairman, and he has helped the company in many ways. The company has sections like hedge funds, real estate and equity and they all went to the general public in 2007. Wes Edens is serving on the board of directors, and through his services, Fortress Investment Group is heading in the right direction. His ability to learn the market trends has helped Fortress Investment to be one of the best alternative asset management. That is why customers are happy with the services they get.
Organo Gold was founded by Bernardo Chua in 2008. He had a vision for the company to market a line of healthful bioactive coffee beverages. All of the products that he produces contain ganoderma lucidum, ingredient that comes from the lingzhi mushroom. It is believed to have benefits that promote good health when consumed. The company has expanded to include other beverages such as teas and lemonade.
Bernardo promotes and sells the Organo Gold family of products through a multi-level marketing network. The network consists of distributors who can receive the products on a wholesale basis, and they then sell the products at retail price to their customers. The company has been offering this business opportunity since its inception. The distributors have the opportunity to be in business for themselves and to grow their own business at their own pace.
Organo Gold provides online training to its distributors. Bernardo Chua created the Organo Gold University to help his distributors increase their sales, learn about new products, learn helpful tips on marketing the products, and more. Distributors can sign up and sign in to the Organo Gold University website. It also teaches distributors how to increase their level of sales by signing up new distributors to their network thereby creating the opportunity of multi levels of revenue. Mr. Chua is an experienced trainer and leader of multi-level marketing companies.
The Organo Gold brand has a large following of loyal customers, and most of them give the products high reviews. According to amazon.com, 79% of review writers gave the products 5 stars and 12% rated them 4 star. There are 1186 positive reviews posted on Amazon. A reviewer found that the 30 pack of sachets is a particularly economical purchase, and she like the “aromatic, earthy and pungent” taste of the coffee.
Victoria Doramus is a renowned expert in drug addiction psychology and behavior. She has managed to deal with various habits related to drug addiction. She has been able to overcome and eliminate them. Victoria discovered that she requires a network of close friends, especially the fully committed individuals in fighting drug addiction at all costs. She realized this after experiencing great challenges in her mission. She gave a comprehensive and detailed explanation of her experience in her tough task of fighting drug addiction. In her story, she stated that in 2011, she visited rehab for her first time. She spent 45 days at the rehab in Arizona, and they specialized in two drugs, Cocaine and Adderall. Adderall is at times meant for the ADHD patients. However, it’s highly addictive, and its effects are tremendously fatal.
Victoria Doramus learned a lot about the process involved and left with high hopes for the future. She did not wholly understand the nature of addiction and that she was suffering from a disease that required unique treatment since it was not quickly dealt with. In the next five years, she changed jobs, states, and friends but this never worked out for her. In 2016, she got to the lowest point of her life and finally discovered the nature of her problems. Doramus was ready to engage in everything that would get her better. She affirmed that an addict was mandatory in her recovery. She also noted that addicts never commit to things that they are they are not willing to. This is regardless of the tools used and the support. She stated that responsibility and personal resolve are not easily recovered.
Victoria Doramus went back to New York in 2016 where she was highly devoted to fighting her demons severely for her success. She wanted to prove to her mother who was sickly and dying of cancer that she was capable of handling this dreadful issue. Unfortunately, she failed in getting sober by herself. She enrolled for Manhattan doctors for mediation, but they were not reliable since their main aim was making profits at the expense of their clients. Being in Manhattan homeless and with no family nor friends opened her mind, and she realized that she needed a network to help her sail through. She could not do it all by herself.
OSI Food Solutions is a privately owned company based out of Aurora, Illinois. It has 65 facilities all over the world, and the company employs over 200,000. They are an innovative company and has been recognized as America’s top 100 food companies because of their innovation and growth.
OSI Food Solutions provides food products for many different restaurant and retail industries, and their recourses include processing plants as well as packaging facilities. They are a company with global connections, and they are considered a leader in the food supply industry.
Their products are sourced from the very best suppliers available, and OSI is known for their very high standards when buying from food vendors. They strive to provide the very best for their customers, and it shows. They are always challenging their vendors to set the bar as high as they do and to bring the level of quality as high as it can go. Their vendor resources are quite extensive since they have connections and centers all over the world.
OSI Food Solutions gives their clients many options such as whether they would like to buy raw meats or fully cooked meats. Their facilities allow them to grind and form meats into shapes and designs and they cater to retailers as well as to restaurants. They are capable of packaging foods in portion packs as well as in bulk packs. They offer vacuum packing, and if they do not currently offer what their clients want, they will find a way to provide it. These are just a few of the reasons why they have earned the reputation of being one of America’s top 100 food companies.
Sheldon Lavin is the very dedicated CEO of OSI Group, and he has helped the company to become the success it is today. He has given his time and effort to help build up the company and to make it what it is today.
OSI Food Solutions offers many exciting career opportunities as well, and they work very hard to provide a great working environment for their employees. They have a diverse workforce and proudly employ many people who are as dedicated and driven as those who built the company. OSI is always looking for people who are team players and who thrive in an environment that offers solutions to their customers. OSI Food Solutions remains a premier food provider for a reason.
Hussain Sajwani is the Chairman and Founder of DAMAC Properties, an international property management and development company. The United Arab Emirates national graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Engineering and Economics. Hussein began his career as a Contracts Manager for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s subsidiary GASCO. He later started his own company in 1982 where he established a catering venture.
Despite the fact that he began a modest company, it has grown to be one of the market leaders in the Middle East, CIS and Africa. This is exemplified by the fact that his catering venture serves more than 150, 00 meals and 200 projects daily in the markets it operates. The company services construction campsites, educational institutions, offshore/onshore locations, five-star hotels, and army camps. The catering division also provided ancillary services including camp maintenance, management as well as manpower supply.
According to Roayah News, in the 1990s, Sajwani noted that Dubai was experiencing a challenge in the property industry. The property shortage had been caused by a growing number of people who were moving the UAE to do trade and business. As a result, he established DAMAC Properties, a company aimed at building and managing properties in the Middle East region. Today, DAMAC Properties is the largest property development firms in the Middle East. The company is currently traded on the Dubai Financial Market.
Today, DAMAC Properties has more than 2, 000 employees. It is carrying out prestigious property development projects in such cities as Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, London, and Amman. The company boasts of having the best track records in the luxury property development market in the United Arab Emirates. It has so far delivered more than 21, 700 housing units in various cities.
Hussein serves as a member of several boards such as Majan University College in Muscat Oman, Emirates Takaful Company in Abu Dhabi and JUNO Online in New York. Besides DAMAC Investments, Hussein has also invested in other initiatives including Al Jazeira Services which is listed on the Muscat Securities Market. The company has a capitalization of more than $110 million.
As a highly respected businessman in the United Arab Emirates, Sajwani, the DAMAC owner, is listed among the most influential Arabs in the world. To this end, he has proven his capability of providing leadership in maintaining the growth and continuity of DAMAC Properties. Recently, Forbes ranked him the fourth wealthiest Arab in the world.
Sajwani is married with 4 children who now live with him in Dubai.
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Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO and founder of Bumble: one of the fastest growing mobile dating apps on the planet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989. She later attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she majored in International Studies. After college she began working with Chris Gulczynski on a dating app called Tinder in 2012 at the age of 22. She became the vice president of marketing for Tinder about a year later. In 2017, she married oil heir Micheal Herd in Italy.
Called the queen of dating apps, Whitney Wolfe was a successful entrepreneur. In 2014 she moved to Austin, Texas and began developing ideas for a new dating app called Bumble. Her aim was to create a safer dating experience that put women first to protect against malice behavior online. Bumble is now the fourth most popular dating app on the market. Her site has just recently developed a new feature called BFF that uses the same algorithm of the dating site, but for friendships. The app also includes a feature known as Bizz profiles for women to add resumes and work related information to find healthy, mentoring, business relationships.
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Recently, Whitney Wolfe has received much harassment after banning pictures of guns from her website after the tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Receiving a large amount of death threats, she eventually needed policemen stationed outside her office from the controversial decision. Her and her team later explain gun violence does not fall in line with their values nor does the showing of such weapons on Bumble.
28 year old Whitney Wolfe also travels with a bodyguard after her company was the victim of a cyber-attack last Summer. The FBI was forced to step in after her staff info was posted on a neo-Nazi website encouraging continued harassment. Whitney Wolfe believes the attack was aimed towards the feminist idealism of her website. The attack took place shortly before a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville. Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America’s Fastest-Growing Dating App
Illegal immigrants are known to have a hard time transitioning to American society. Some are allowed to stay, eventually becoming American citizens. Most are sent back to their home countries. Despite these stressful situations, the children of these people often go through greater turmoil. Children are often confused, unable to understand why they are being detained and treated so harshly. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
If you sympathize with these children and want to do something to benefit them, below is a list of organizations you can work with to bring positive change to these children’s lives.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
This organization understands how important children are for the future of the country, and it doesn’t matter where those children come from. Everyone has heard about Donald Trump’s eagerness to separate children form their parents; the First Lady has even spoken up about her protests of the practice.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights lobbies to stop children from being deported back to their home country. A child’s parents may be missing after crossing the border, and when they are sent back, there may be no one in their home country to take care of them.
This organization lobbies and spreads awareness of the important issue of child deportation.
The Frontera Fund
While this organization doesn’t focus 100% on children, it does have an interesting origin story.
After their multi-year journey trying to expose Joe Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, they decided to assist the primary victims of Sheriff Joe: Hispanics. Now, The Frontera Fund is one of the premier charities in Arizona, working to help immigrants.
The Frontera Fund provides educational tours via a long list of other charities. The Frontera Fund also has educational material on their web page for anyone who is interested to read. The website also features a news section that focuses on the ever changing immigration policy.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also run Front Page Confidential, an alternative newspaper that continues to expose corrupt Republican politicians.
Families for Freedom
This organization was founded back in 2002, and is based in New York. This organization is made up of people who used to be victims of the immigration process, so they know exactly what people go through who are forced into detainment. Families for Freedom intends to change laws through social awareness and lobbying.
They provide a voice for people who are ignored within American society, and they are attempting to provide better lives for families who cross the border illegally.
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The world of business has seen various transformations over years and certain pillars have been holding and giving the direction in which the business wave is to flow. When it comes to the banking field and professionalism, experienced people like Anil Chaturvedi have been on the forefront of making sure that the banking ethics are upheld.
Having been in the banking industry for more than 40 years, the renowned Anil Chaturvedi has a vast experience in private banking, investment banking and consequently commercial banking. He is a graduate of Meerut University, India with Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics. To add to his banking and economics knowledge, he went ahead and joined Delhi University in the School of Economics and received his Master’s Degree.
In his 4 decades in the banking industry, Anil Chaturvedi has served in various prestigious positions like being the Country Head at ANZ Grindlays Bank in New York City, in North America and also being the Branch Manager at the State Bank of India. Currently, he is serving as the Managing Director in the Private Banking for Hinduja Bank in Switzerland and Dominik Gyllensvard. In addition, he is the Founder and Managing Partner of Asian E-Commerce Alliance (AECAL).
AECAL primarily focuses on e-commerce where they make opportunistic investments in various sectors. Their portfolio companies are basically producers and not necessarily retailers. It controls the entire value chain of individuals and companies while mostly investing in founders who have worked and basically studied in the West but have moved back to India. AECAL educates them on pricing and branding which they have seen some improvements over time.
He has served as the Managing Director of investments at Merrill Lynch until mid-2011; he has also worked for over 18 years at BOA-ML specifically in the industrial finance. This was the largest wealth management bank in the world by the time.
Anil Chaturvedi has been focusing on Corporate Advisory branch in the banking sector where he facilitates partnerships between corporates in Europe and India. The arm facilitates mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and debt for those large projects. He is currently based in Geneva where he is working with other qualified teams of Hinduja Bank. He has brought his experience into the bank taking it to heights.
We love meat. The world consumes a massive amount of meat yearly, and every year that record is broken. Currently, there are over 7 billion of us on this planet and each and every one of us consumes around 75 lbs of meat apiece. That’s a lot of meat. Companies are struggling to keep up, and this demand is driving competition. The meat processing industry has become hyper-competitive and companies at the top of the ladder are waging war against one another to gain control of the market. Some companies are shining, other’s are not. OSI Industries is one of the companies that’s shining. OSI is shining bright.
One way that OSI is meeting the meat demand is through upgrading standing factories. In Spain, OSI Industries recently upgraded their Toledo factory to double its output of poultry products. Instead of producing 12,000 tons of chicken a year the factory produces a stunning 24,000 tons of chicken every single year now. That’s a lot of chicken. The factory also still produces pork and beef products. This gives the factory an overall production output of around 45,000 tons of chicken, pork, and beef products annually.
Also, that’s not the only factory that OSI has been upgrading. Recently, the company purchased a factory from Tyson chicken in the Chicago area for $7.4 million. This purchase gives OSI Industries another in a long line of factories in the Chicago area. Immediately after purchasing the factory, OSI had some work to do. See, the factory was producing chicken products, sure, but OSI needs a lot more than chicken if they are going to satisfy their clients. So, OSI set out to convert the factory into being able to spit out pork, beef, and OSI Industries chicken products. This gives OSI a firm leg to stand on for the aggressive needs of their clientele, which includes names such as McDonald’s and Papa Johns.
OSI leverages it’s factories production capabilities against the market’s demand. This gives them wiggle room when the demand hits heights. Of course, OSI isn’t alone. Many companies are upgrading their factories in the foodservice industry. Most of them aren’t spitting out 45,000 tons a factory, however. For that, you will need to take a look at OSI Industries.
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In a time where we flock to the theater to see our favorite superheroes take shots at the latest buddy, it’s important not to forget real heroes who put their lives on the line. Even if their life is not at risk, there are everyday heroes that deserve just as much praise, if not more. Ronald Fawlkes is one of those heroes without question.
After graduating from high school, Ronald joined the U.S. Marine Corps where served from 1989 until 1993. While serving he took part in the First Gulf War, and later completed a tour in Iraq. Like any Marine, his training was extensive, some example of which were his attendance at the U.S. Army Parachute School, Advanced Navy-Marine Corps Parachute Insignia, a course in basic engineering, Marine Combat at the Marine Corps School of Infantry in addition to a taxing seven-week long Naval Special Warfare Foundation (NSWF) combat diver school. It goes without saying, while he was enlisted he received top-notch educations and experience in the four years he served.
In Iraq, he was a DOD contractor through the U.S. Army, working with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in executing infantry operations.
When Ronald left the Marines in 1993, he became an officer for the St. Louis County Police Department, and three years later spending another ten years with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. For the tail end of his career there, he would serve in their Human Rescue Team and in 2003, was appointed Team Lead.
Years of experience on his belt, one could only imagine what someone like Robert Fawlkes does in their free time. For Robert, he spends much of his time mentoring. A big fan of the sport, he is the off ice trainer for his son’s hockey team. He has succeeded in showing kids how important it is to take care of their equipment as well as getting them fit for the ice thanks to a physical regimen he developed.
Ronald is also able to use his personal stories to illustrate to the kids that there is someone out there, many in fact, who regularly put themselves on the line. This has allowed for Ronald to built rapport with the kids, added that he is often blunt and direct because of his military background.
Family is important to him, just as much and if not more than his country. The fact that he can help his community while doing something he loves. Spending more time with his son, he is also able to help others kinds make the right decisions, and with his background, he offers an entirely different perspective than others in their lives. Ronald Fawlkes is proof you don’t have to be super strong to be a hero, but super passionate doesn’t hurt.