Ever since the beginning of time, people have always been in search of a place to inhabit. Shelter as its stands out proves to be the most basic need after food and water. The necessity of descent accommodation has resulted to civilizations building houses across the board. Brazil in itself has not been an exception to this housing rush. When you look at the landscape of Brazil in current times, it does not compare to what it was a half millennia ago. Presently, many individuals in this Portuguese nation are very wealthy, and thus they can afford to purchase or build luxury apartments. However, without the proper level of expertise, achieving the above becomes a big challenge. Therefore, shortage of decent housing in Brazil has called for the need of more construction companies. To cater for such a shortfall, JHSF, a real estate corporation came into being in 1972. Ever since, JHSF has taken over the construction of high-end apartments, luxury hotels, beautiful shopping malls, and state of the art office complexes as well as their management.
In a span of forty years, JHSF has expanded within and beyond. It currently serves areas like Uruguay, New York, Salvador, Manaus, and Miami. It has grown from a local institution into one with global recognition. Because of its widespread nature, JHSF has deemed it necessary to employee thousands of workers. The company boasts of being the employer to not more than five thousand individuals. To be this successful, JHSF relies on a team of highly qualified executives. Jose Auriemo Neto has proven through time to be a man that JHSF cannot succeed in his absence. Apart from helping found the corporation, he is presently the company’s Chairman as well as its Chief Executive Officer. During his short tenure, Neto has taken JHSF to places it had never envisioned before. Through his style of leadership, Jose has been able to introduce JHSF to the retail world. So far, the corporation is doing well under Auriemo’s banner. With Jose Auriemo being a focused leader, he is ready to bring JHSF to the rest of the world since he has great ideas in store.
James Dondero has guided Highland Capital’s endeavors to build a solid portfolio and attract clients into its Global Allocation Fund. Dondero has studied the markets well in his 30 plus years as a portfolio manager and recently he’s accurately predicted that American Airlines was worth more than their current stock listing. According to an article published in Barron’s, Dondero was one of the few economists predicting Argentina’s economy would see a recovery under new President Mauricio Macri. Perhaps most stunning was when Dondero took a local energy company, Vistra Energy that even billionaire investor Warren Buffet had been unable to turn profits on.
James Dondero has a long history in investment banking having entered the profession with a degree in accounting and finance from the prestigious University of Virginia School of Business. Dondero was looking to get into real estate, but when the roadblocks came there he decided to become a credit analyst. He completed the Morgan Guaranty program and joined American Express bank in the 1980s, and pretty soon he started managing fixed income funds and specialized investments for clients. The start of Highland Capital for Dondero actually began as a concept that Protective Life placed him in charge of. He took that concept and soon created a subsidiary investment firm. As the firm’s assets under management grew to over $2 billion and more clients came, Dondero made enough money to take the company public.
Once James Dondero had made enough income to buy the remaining shares of GIC, it became known as Highland Capital. Highland Capital first based its services in collateralized loan obligations, a new form of bonds that Dondero was a strong advocate for. But since then Highland Capital has added a variety of strategies to its private equity including healthcare, long-term and short-term equity, real estate, distress funds and structured products. Dondero is a member of several major banking and healthcare advisory boards including Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, CCS Medical and MGM Studios. He is also a philanthropist who helped a local Dallas domestic violence shelter agency match a grant to complete their new facility, and he’s also a contributor to Reasoning Mind.
An Orthopedic doctor specializes in injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Included in this complex system are: the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, muscles and nerves within the body. It is not uncommon for people to have various problems with some aspect of the musculoskeletal system, often requiring surgery.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most common forms of orthopedic surgeries. For this surgery, small incisions are made in the knee. This allows the doctor to insert a camera to be able to fully look at the knee joint and also make small repairs without a big incision.
Other procedures that are commonly preformed are surgeries involving the shoulder. These include minimally invasive arthroscopic debridement which includes the removal of irritates tissues, scar tissue and bone spurs that are causing the patient pain. They also include more severe injuries like a rotator cuff tear. This surgery is also minimally invasive with small incisions. Small anchors and thread are put into the bone and the tissue is then tied back down to the bone where it is supposed to be.
Dr. Gregory Finch is highly trained in spinal surgery but specialized in minimally invasive surgery. He began his training at Fellow of the Royal Australian College; he continued his training in the USA, UK and Germany as he worked with some of the best spinal surgeons.
Dr. Finch prides himself on being able to provide the best and least invasive treatment plans for his patients. Dr. Finch spends time listening to his patients to insure that he fully understand what is happening. He tries his best to avoid surgery, but when it is medically necessary he ensure that the patient has a full and thorough understanding of what will take place during the actual procedure.
Succeeding in the fashion industry in our current times is a tall order for a startup company or brand. The underlying factor for this situation is that getting clients to know the products and have an interest in purchasing them is not an easy task with so many competitors in the fashion pool. Consecutively, brands opt to sell their merchandise with related sale websites such as Amazon that have millions of clients from around the world looking for various products. The downside of using Amazon as a middle agent is the charged commission.
Some enterprises opt for the independent route and employ creative and intelligent marketing and merchandising tools to grow their business and maintain an extensive client base. One such brand is Fabletics, which began operating in 2013 under the initiation of Kate Hudson, Don Ressler, and Adam Goldenberg and is currently worth $250. Unlike the age before the boom of the internet, brands have realized that quality of products is not enough argument to increase the clients’ interests in the purchase. The urban consumer values fast deliveries, the brand’s status, item’s design and efficient customer service.
Fabletics has managed to blow its competitors completely off balances maximizing on these factors to give the new customers an improved shopping experience. Traditionally, customers walk into stores and get a feel of the clothes only to buy similar products from another cheaper store. Fabletics has reversed this process by ensuring that 25 percent of walk-in customers sign up for their e-commerce shop. When a customer tries on a product, Fabletics adds the item similarly to their online shopping cart. They use the online data to track the preferences of their customers to satisfy their future needs of style, size, and quantity. Fabletics is among the few brands who have figured out a way to compete with Amazon using online data, business technology, and ROI based media. It is paramount for new subscribers to take on the Fabletics lifestyle quiz so that the brand understands their needs in sportswear.
Kate Hudson believes that identifying the marketing opportunities is a key factor in growing a startup fashion brand. She is actively involved in Fabletic’s daily transactions and has an accurate representation of which apparels sell fast and which ones don’t. Kate explains that evaluating the apparels’ online data is necessary for generation of inventory. Additionally, Kate is passionate about philanthropy and serves on the board of her mother’s foundation, Hawn Foundation which educates children on mindfulness.
AXA Advisors has recruited the services of visionary leaders, including Vincent Parascandola. He is the senior vice president of the New York based company. The executive is charged with the duty of overseeing various operations at the firm, including management, sales, recruitment, retention, development of new and experienced financial professionals, and productivity.
Parascandola has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. His career in the industry started in 1987 when he was recruited to serve as an agent for Prudential Company. In this position, the management leader contributed significantly to the company’s growth. In his first year, Prudential named him National Rookie of the Year. This achievement meant that the insurance expert was ready to conquer the industry.
Vincent continued to work hard, as he looked for more challenging positions in other firms. In 1990, he was recruited by MONY Life Insurance Company. Over the years, he worked in different local and regional management positions. While at the firm, his career was characterized with several achievements. Vincent’s excellence caught the eyes of AXA Advisors’ management team who requested him to join the company in 2004. He accepted the offer.
At AXA, Parascandola started working as the co-manager of the company’s branch in New York Metro. In this position, he was responsible for managing over 400 financial professionals who were working in three states. Later, he was appointed to serve as the president of The Advantage Group. The group was founded by AXA Equitable to attract, recruit and retain seasoned financial professionals. Later, he served as a divisional president. In his long and successful career, Parascandola has received many awards from leading organizations, including GAMA’s Career Development and Master Agency Awards.
Besides being an outstanding executive leader, Parascandola is also a sought after speaker. He has delivered speeches at various conferences organized by the insurance industry and different companies. Some of these conferences include LIMRA’s distribution conferences and GAMA’s national LAMP Meeting. Vincent has also served as the chair of LIMRA’s Field Officers Committee and president of GAMA’s Florida Chapter. The insurance expert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York’s Pace University.
Foresite Capital has been a leading name in the healthcare industry for several years now. Established by Jim Tananbaum, M.D, and grown under his own hand the team at Foresite Capital has become a mainstay as a healthcare growth and equity firm. In fact, Foresite Capital is finding such astronomic growth and success that they recently announced the addition of another homerun hitter to their team as a venture partner: Dr. Molly He. The announcement of the addition of Dr. He to the team came on the heels of Dr. Tananbaum’s own accolades: he was labeled a Top Tech Innovator by Forbes for the third year in a row. You can visit Insider Monkey for more info.
According to INC42, Dr. Jim Tananbaum was quick to welcome Dr. He to the team, and we can understand why. Dr. He brings decades of extensive experience, leadership, and qualifications to her role as a venture partner for Foresite Capital. Dr. Jim Tananbaum released a warm and receptive statement to the press after hiring Dr. He. Dr. Tananbaum said, “Dr. He is one of the most respected scientific researchers in the area of next-generation sequencing, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team.” Dr. Tananbaum’s words didn’t end there. He went on to praise Dr. He’s specific ability in the field of drug development and genomics, culminating in calling her an ‘invaluable resource to Foresite as we continue to expand and diversify our portfolio of transformational companies’.
Dr. He comes on board at Foresite Capital after having successfully worked at Illumina for years. At Illumina Dr. He was a senior director in charge of protein reagent innovation. Before she worked at Illumina she worked at Pacific Biosciences where she was in charge of a whole slew of activities which included single molecular, real time sequencing chemistry. Yeah, our head spins just reading about these different duties. Dr. He also has exceeded 20 different published papers to her name and an equal amount of applied patents. To keep things short, Dr. He looks to be one of the big innovators in the healthcare field and Dr. Jim Tananbaum was a genius to get her on board of the team. More details can be found on LinkedIn.
The Australian luxury lingerie business, Honey Birdette has recently reached a new level of success for a brand that was only established in 2006; over the course of the last year the global growth of Honey Birdette has seen the company grow in a number of valuable markets that have allowed the company to become a major force in a number of countries where this impressive brand has been building a dedicated following.
In the U.S., Honey Birdette has been seeking to grow its success as an Online retailer that reflects the large area the North American market covers, while in the U.K. Online sales are important, but a greater emphasis has been placed on physical store locations. The success that has been seen in the U.S. market has resulted in a dedicated digital platform being developed that will focus on North America, following the recent announcement of a 2016 Online sales growth of more than 370 percent in the U.S. alone.
The Honey Birdette brand is also looking to establish itself after finding itself one of the fastest growing luxury retailers in the U.K., which has resulted in the lingerie based company looking to add to the three physical location opened in 2016 in the south of the U.K. National expansion is planned that will see 40 locations available for customers across the country by the end of 2018.
The growing level of sales seen by Honey Birdette is based upon then high quality of the products available developed under the creative control of founder Eloise Monaghan, who remains an integral force in the future direction of the company.
Although the high quality of the lingerie and adult products sold attract Online sales, the development of a team of sales associates who use their skills to create a performance each day at Honey Birdette stores across the world have been important to the continued growth of the company.
Clay Siegall was asked what is one business strategy that has helped him to expand his company’s sales and growth. Ideamensch also followed up this question with how this strategy has worked for Seattle Genetics, which is the company that Dr. Siegall founded. A big part of Seattle Genetics’ growth and expansion has to do with collaborating and working with other biotech companies that are also developing oncology drugs.
Such collaborations says Dr. Siegall, have allowed Seattle Genetics to greatly expand the reach of the firm’s technologies. It has also helped the company develop new ideas and put more resources into helping people with cancer. One notable example of a collaboration of Seattle Genetics with other biotech firms is its licensing out of its unique and patented ADC drug called adcetris. Also known as brentuximab vedotin, adcetris is an antibody drug conjugate medicine that specifically targets cancerous cells in the body, while ignoring normal healthy cells.
The licensing out and collaboration with other companies has had a positive financial impact on Seattle Genetics says Clay Siegall. The company has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue through licensing out drugs and antibody drug conjugate technology. You should not be afraid to collaborate with other companies in your industry or license certain drugs or technology out. It can lead to new opportunities as well as much needed revenue, especially during the early years of a company.
Another question that was asked of Clay B. Siegall was what is one thing he does as a businessman over and over that he recommends everyone else try to do. Clay Siegall’s answer to this question was the following. He said that when he was in his 20s he thought he knew almost everything that were was to know. In his 30s Dr. Siegall realized that maybe he did not know everything and was lacking some areas. Now in his 40’s Clay Siegall admits without a doubt that there is so much that he does not know. His advice is to not be cocky and learn as much as you can. Surrounding yourself and interacting with intelligent people is another way that you can learn and improve yourself.
Do you need a personal loan? If you do, it can be hard to find a company that is good enough to work with you on a low interest rate. Not only that, but you need to consider the plans that you have for the future in this area. Nexbank is a local bank that a lot of people are excited about. Over the years, the bank has provided a lot of great loan options to people who live in the community. The bank is starting to invest in online services so that it is easier for you to make a difference in the lives of other people in the community. This is one of the biggest ways that you can have a positive impact in the lives of other people throughout the area.
One of the most important things to consider on a loan is whether you can pay it back on time. Although it sounds simple, a lot of people are starting to borrow money to spend on things that are not adding value to their life. Not only that, but you can start to see all of the great changes that are going on in your business. Over time, Nexbank has proven that there are local options that make sense from a customer service and financial perspective. You do not have to settle for a bank that will not work hard for you over the long term.
More people than ever are looking for lending options in their local community. With all of the options that people are starting to look at in this area, now is the time to try and figure out how you can add value to your financial life by making a quality borrowing decision for your current situation.
Vegan and cruelty free makeup is something that catches the eyes of any women that are interested in trying something new. Lime Crime is one such brand that is advertised in this way, and it has become an important part of the cosmetics industry. Much of the appeal of this brand has to do with the way that Doe Deere has elevated the brand and made people consider something new.
This hair dye that is considered semi-permanent is what is catching the eye of the consumer that wants something bold and refreshing. Lime Crime, dubbed Unicorn makeup, has become one of the most popular brands of cosmetics on the market. People are now noticing that the Baby Pink and Salad hair dye from Lime Crime are reflective of the interesting shades of lipstick that are available. All of this makes it possible for consumers to look into the interesting brands of hair dye and lipstick and coordinate. This is what Doe Deere seems to have been doing for years, and now she is giving consumers the chance to duplicate her look through her products.
That may be the thing that really makes people notice the expansion of the brand. Doe Deere is spearheading the movement, and she always puts her best foot forward by using her own products. She figures that one of the easiest ways to get consumers to consider these products is by showing how much she loves what she is selling. Consumers were already seeing her with the hair dye even in the early stages of marketing her products. There was a buzz about the hair dye, and this is why the hair dye would gain more attention and become part of the product line.
Doe Deere has already been selling lipstick and eyeliner, but this hair dye adds a whole new dimension to the products that she was previously selling. It shows that this is the type of brand that has managed to grow and evolve along with the needs to customers. That is the main reason that the brand has remained profitable over the years.