Investment management has become increasingly crucial to the business industry over the years. At first, this area was not even seen as an important part of everyday life in the industry. However, investment management and private equity managing is now a crucial part of the advancement of the business industry itself. Realizing the importance and also the profitability that this industry can have, it is easy to see why so many companies continue to pop up in this field. As the years go by and as this field evolves, the number of participants in it will continue to increase. Needless to say, demand and competition in this filed will also go up. Because of this fact, more and more companies are making the investment game a priority in their business.
A great example of a business that has capitalized on the opportunities of the investment game is the successful Fortress Investment Group. Over the years, they have been home to some of the most brilliant professionals in the business industry. Worth mentioning, the success and production of the company is in large part due to the contributions of Randal Nardone. A brilliant mind in this field himself, Randal Nardone knows what it takes to prosper in such a competitive field. Here is more on Randal Nardone and how he has risen to the top of the investment management scene.
Randal Nardone & The Investment Management Scene
Having grown Fortress Investment Group to receiving well over $1 billion worth of revenue, there is no denying ho beneficial Randal has been to the company. As we can see by such an amazing statistic, Randal has not only succeeded with the company, but he has made sure to profit on the right occasions. This is just one of many ways he has separated himself from any other professional in the same field. By also contributing as a member of the management committee of the company, we can see how hands-on Randal is with the company. in many ways, the company succeeds and fails because of him. This is a responsibility that not many professionals are willing to take. The fact that Randal has been willing to take such risks while also having goals in mind, it only adds more fuel to the flame that is Randal’s success in the investment side of the business field. There is no doubt that he will continue this success as the years go by.
Robert Ivy, the EVP and Chief Executive Officer of The American Institutes of Architects (or AIA), is receiving the prestigious Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award from the nonprofit organization Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The ceremony, due to be held on June 2, 2018, will recognize Robert Ivy as well as stained glass artist Andrew Cary Young. Ivy is the first architect to ever receive this award. According to the AIA, The Polk Award “is given to living Mississippi-connected artists and art patrons whose body of work over a lifetime of creating, performing, and/or supporting art is extraordinary and worthy of special honor“.
A Navy veteran, Robert Ivy received his Bachelor of Arts in English at Sewanee: The University of the South before earning his Master of Architect degree from Tulane University. He eventually became editor-in-chief of Architectual Record. He helped the expansion of its distribution branch into the Middle East, as well as started the publication’s Mandarin version. This eventually earned him a National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
Ivy received other honors such as the esteemed title of Master Architect, bestowed by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. His acclaimed biography Fay Jones: Architect, now in its third edition, earned him the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.
Since joining the AIA in 2011 as its CEO, Ivy has helped to increase its global presence. It has seven chapters around the world, including one in China and one in Canada thanks to Ivy’s leadership.
The AIA President Carl Elefante said “As the CEO of AIA since 2011, and as an author, editor and practicing architect, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession. This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor.”
Meet the Tinder Co-Founder Trying to Change Online Dating Forever
Whitney Wolfe is one of the co-founders of the dating site, Tinder. After she left the company in 2014, she sued it for sexual harassment. As proof of her allegations, she published a text conversation between herself and co-founder Justin Mateen. They eventually settled the lawsuit out of court and Mateen resigned from the company. As for Wolfe, she has since 2015 worked for Bumble, a feminist online dating site. Although Bumble is very similar to Tinder, the feminist emphasis means that only women can initiate conversations.Whitney Wolfe started Bumble in 2015. It quickly picked up in popularity, having over 500,000 users in less than a year.
This makes sense considering that the app for this top rate dating site is free. Wolfe says her main inspiration for starting Bumble was a growing desire to start a dating site geared toward anti-bullying. At first, to this end she was going to start an app called Merci where young girls could post photos and have conversations in a carefully moderated environment that strongly defended against any kind of bullying.But then her current colleague persuaded her to continue on a line with what she was familiar: The world of online dating. And so her adventure with Bumble commenced.
“I’M A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF WHY YOU SHOULD BACK WOMEN”: INSIDE VANITY FAIR’S GROUNDBREAKING FOUNDERS FAIR”
Whitney Wolfe is the current founder and CEO of Bumble, an online feminist dating site. Wolfe was inspired to found her company after becoming very convinced that the dating world needed to give more power to the woman. Prior to founding and heading Bumble, Wolfe co-founded and helped lead the online dating site, Tinder. In fact, it was her a bad experience at Tinder which began her thinking of female empowerment. It was here that she experienced a sexual harassment situation at the hands of her co-founding partner.She sued Tinder and left to start Bumble. She won and left to start Bumble. But months later Tinder struck back by suing Bumble for copyright infringement. They also accused Tinder of stealing some of their confidential information and using this information to detract prospective investors from their company. She shared her experiences and thoughts at Vanity Fair’s Founders Fair.
Chris Burch is an internationally known Fashion icon as well as a business entrepreneur across the globe. In 2015, the mogul constructed a high-end five-star resort in an Island located in the remote areas of the Sumba Islands. The resort in question was named Nihiwatu which in the local dialect stands for Mortar Stone. The hotel has been voted for two years consecutively as the best hotel in the world by the Travel & Leisure Magazine from 2016.
Chris Burch built the resort in partnership with his New York friend called James McBride. At that time Mr. McBride was the president of a chain of hotels under the name YTL Hotel Group. The hotelier was based in Singapore. The expertise of James with the vision of Chris Burch, after numerous trips to the site, materialized to a well sought-after destination in a remote island of Indonesia. The two put in thirty million dollars to the project to be used in renovation as well as the installation of new structures to the seven hundred acre land (businessinsider.com).
The resort has many activities including hiking, spa sessions, and sea or land explorations. It also has a restaurant that serves all types of delicacies that are local dishes in the area. All the food is either fished or harvested from the ground. The hotel has more than 27 villas that have a unique view of the coastal line and sea as well as all the aspects nature can provide. The design of the villa focus on the neutrality such as fresh air and natural scents.
The pride of the island resort is in the staff who are locally employed and offer the best services to the tourists who visit and stay in the hotel. The hotel serves as the most significant employer of the entire Sumba Islands.
There is also a philanthropic trust that was set up by Claude and Petra Graves who were the initial owners and developers of the resort. The fund which is referred to as the Sumba Foundation was set up to help develop the island and its local communities on issues such as malnutrition and health care services as well as the education system. A considerable percentage of the funds in the trust comes from the tourists who visit the resort. In essence, Chris Burch is not making any profit from the development as all profits are channeled towards this fund to help the communities living in the area. See medium.com for an additional article.
Ronald Fowlkes is a hard worker who adores doing positive things for the individuals in his area. He’s a devoted father who has a young son who has a penchant for sports. This boy has been on the St. Louis Blues AAA team for a total of three full years at this point. Fowlkes doesn’t function as the team’s coach. He does, however, function as its diligent off-ice trainer. He manages team members’ tools and equipment as well. Fowlkes commits a lot of energy to the St. Louis Blues AAA crew. He also has a strong career that has nothing to do with the team. Fowlkes has an executive position with a respected company that’s known simply as FirstSpear. FirstSpear is essentially a company that provides clients with all kinds of tactical tools and pieces of equipment. It accommodates soldiers who are in all different parts of the planet.
Fowlkes considers FirstSpear to be something that motivates him all of the time. He came across the group regularly throughout his time working in the military. He came across it with significant frequency after that period as well. He worked in law enforcement and as a result developed a strong grasp of all sorts of pertinent categories.
Fowlkes is a person who has never not been busy even for a second. He went straight from being a high school student to signing up for the United States Marine Corps. He exited the military and squandered zero time in getting a police officer job. It didn’t take Fowlkes long at all to discover that serving in the military is extremely important. Uniform wear is just a starting point. People who are part of the military have to genuinely adore the United States and all of the excellent things that it stands for to the public. Fowlkes’ aim regularly is to enhance the planet in all different ways.
This professional has been a hockey enthusiast for a long time. He’s been a sports aficionado in general for a similar span of time. He appreciates sports and athletics so much that he often blogs about those things. Regular blogging sessions are among Fowlkes’ major pastimes.
Fowlkes truly enjoys being a role model to young children who need the help. That’s one of the reasons he’s so fond of lending a helping hand as a mentor. He loves nothing more than guiding individuals who feel lost and uncertain. He finds assisting them to be deeply fulfilling.
This individual has experienced a lot of training. The military actually gave him a substantial amount of it. Fowlkes is never not thinking about what he can do to give human beings the chance to relish their lifestyles and futures.
William Saito is a well-known venture capitalist both in Japan and the USA. He was born in the USA in the state of California. He maintained strong links with his mother country where he served as the government adviser on cybersecurity issues. He started his venture investments when he was still in college. His company I/O Software was later bought by Microsoft Corporation. The authentication technology venture was his first attempt at business and was obviously successful. When he moved to Japan, after selling I/O Software, he invested in several startups. He was honored with an award for the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. Saito was noted and appointed to provide technical and IT support to the National Diet Committee that was investigating the Diet disaster. He also had close links with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and was his Chief Cyber Security advisor. He has paired with his brother Daniel to power up start-up businesses in Japan. William is noted for helping over 25 startup companies.
History and Career Path of William Hiroyuki Saito
William Saito was born nearly 50 years ago. He is an American venture capitalist from Japan. Saito served as an advisor to the Japanese government. He is a cybersecurity specialist. He advised his government regarding cybersecurity developments and new technologies. He is from California. He is the second generation Japanese American in the sense that it is his parents who migrated to Japan in 1969. He was born in 1971. Saito is the eldest son of three children in the family. William Saito is a graduate of the University of California starting from 1988 to 1992. He has always had interest in computer technologies. He started his own computer security firm in 1991 when he was still a student at the University. His firm specialized in the development of I/O Software. Microsoft entered a partnership with I/O Software so as to adopt I/O technology in later versions of Windows Operating Systems. In the end, Saito decided to sell the I/O Software business to Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Saito later moved to Japan. William is noted for having developed the first ever biometric scanners. In 1998, he was also named on Nikkei’s list as one of the most influential Japanese people. He was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.
William Saito Addresses Cyber Security
According to William Saito, Cyber Security is synonymous with information technology. The phenomenon has pervaded almost every aspect of people’s lives. IT developments present disruptive innovations. Consequently, the need for cybersecurity is ever increasing. There is a need for security for almost every application and software used. William Saito who has a strong background in the IT sector opines that since the society is interconnected to an extent few people realize, security is mandatory. He points out that security needs are diverse, and they must be satisfied without compromising the usability of the applications.
Ricardo Tosto is a founding partner of one of the more influential law firms in all of Brazil – Leite, Tosto, and Barros, and since his initial foray into the field of law, he has consistently been recognized as one of the country’s most elite strategists, navigating the murky waters of business litigation in expert fashion. Ricardo Tosto received his education from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, where he received a bachelors degree in law, as well as Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation. Over the course of his career, Ricardo Tosto has provided a stellar defense for a number of individuals and companies that have gone on to garner national recognition. Ricardo Tosto has often acted as a pioneer, championing avant-garde legal mechanisms that have eventually gained widespread usage, and are now recognized as common practice. At the law firm, Leite, Tosto, and Barros, Ricardo Tosto’s responsibilities are often extensive, as he generally handles many of the most important cases personally, overseeing management, supervision, and strategy formulation.
In Brazil, law 13,254, which talks about the repatriation of assets outside of the country, has been one of the most hotly debated topics amongst lawyers, most notably Ricardo Tosto. This precept will allow for technical exchanges between Brazilian lawyers and those abroad. In Ricardo Tosto’s estimation, this new principle is a positive for the people of Brazil as a whole, as it calls for more thorough documentation, which will, in the end, provide for better opportunities concerning the repatriation of Brazilian assets. Gil Vincente Gama, one of the partners for Nelson William Advogados and Associates, is a staunch believer in law 13,254, backing Ricardo Tosto’s stance, and he highlights the fact that this process will open up doors for foreign and national lawyers. The precept calling for the repatriation of resources has undergone a considerable amount of changes and tweaks throughout the long process, which originally called for a higher tax rate and fine than what exists now in its current state. Law 13,254 also provides the opportunity for amnesty regarding crimes such as tax evasion and money laundering, but will not affect charges of smuggling and drug trafficking.
Sean Penn has always been a reclusive but politically vocal actor, and this March he released his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” He sat down with Trevor Noah and Vogue Magazine to discuss the book, and it is a very interesting satirical look on the current issues in the United States. Noah described the book as hard to define, but there seems to be some levels of critique on the United States within the pages. Penn told Noah that the book looks into the “dark side of human nature” in which humans can be drawn to the dark reaches of democracy and involvement in society. The book is about Bob Honey, the definition of an angry American. However, Bob has a unique side job, he kills senior citizens with a mallet. Bob feels that this is necessary to further progress.
Penn told Vogue that he feels this book runs on a similar plane to the #METOO movement, and it seems clear that he is onto something. Bob witnesses the election of the new president in 2016, he also hears of the murders of the police officers in Dallas, and he even later writes an angry letter to the president of the United States. It seems that Bob is a symbolic witness of many of the big events that have recently happened in America. Penn told Noah that Bob is supposed to resemble the desire many people have to serve their country, even if they lack a purpose or direction in doing so. Bob seems to feel that he is serving his country by going on these “sprees” for the sake of progress.
Aside from discussing the book, Penn talks about where his life has been in the last couple years, though he does tell Vogue that he has no intention of acting at the moment. Penn talks of his disgust with Trump’s comments on Haiti. He also talks of his friendship with the late Hugo Chavez, and even his interview with el Chapo. Penn seems to have found a unique way to critique the U.S.
Southridge Capital is a major player in the finance sector. The company offers structured and advisory finance options for public-facing companies. Its client base is diverse and one that looks for a full array of unique financial services. Southridge can also take pride in its excellent crop of executive team members. They have a solid and deep understanding of financial markets and what clients need with respect to financial plans and the ability to execute those plans.
So far, Southridge Capital has already invested up to $1.8 million in companies in a positive growth stage. Southridge has invested globally since 1996. Southridge has also worked with, and financed, more than 250 companies. A major benefit of Southridge is that it has the talent and skills to consult with respect to virtually any corporate concern. From the desire to become a public company to needing tailored financing, Southridge can step up to the plate and assist public companies in an effective way.
There are a number of services that Southridge performs. These include projected financial statements, balance sheet optimization, mergers and acquisitions, restricting, and bankruptcy negotiations. The company also works to help settle litigation when necessary. Southridge helps companies to save time and money by helping to define every legal matter a company may have to contend with.
Southridge Capital also offers an Equity Purchase Agreement whereby companies can raise capital in spite of negative market conditions. This entails loans against common stock, convertible preferred stock, convertible debentures, and other products. The company’s goal is to make sure that clients receive the funding they need to pursue success.
The restructuring process entails that companies will have to find ways to streamline their operations. This includes manufacturing processes, changing product lines to operate more efficiently, and even filing for bankruptcy in some instances. You can visit their website southridge.com