Not long ago, James Dondero, founder and chief executive officer of Highland Capital Management was appointed as one of the members of the prominent Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business executive board. Dondero is expected to enhance the association between his company and the university. Currently, the two institutions are partnering on an amazing program known as Highland Capital Management Tower scholars. This program aims at encouraging and empowering professional and academic pursuits in public policy. Additionally, it also supports George W. Bush President library as well as the wonderful museum by contributing reasonable amount of funds.
Cox School at SMU largely contributes and supports the vibrant business community in Dallas Texas of which Highland Capital is one of the many beneficiaries. James Dondero mentioned that he is honored to help with the numerous excellence and growth initiatives currently taking place in Dallas. SMU Cox executive board comprises of approximately 100 appointed members. Most of the board members are non-academicians and their major role is advising the school on important strategic planning matters. As a tradition, the executive board holds its meetings three times a year that is in winter, spring and fall.
Dondero’s professional experience lies in credit strategies mainly private equities and hedge funds. He is a graduate of Virginia University where he earned two distinct degrees in accounting and finance. Through his firm, Dondero offers a wide range of credit strategies to international clients. He is also well versed with knowledge and experience in alternative investments which include identifying emerging markets. Over the years, James Dondero has provided alternative investment services to different financial firms, public pension companies, endowments as well as the wealthy people.
Apart from being the CEO of Highland Capital, Dondero serves other important positions in different executive boards. Currently, he serves as the head of CCS Medical, Cornerstone and NexBank executive board. Dondero cofounded Highland Capital in 1993 with his close friend Mike Okada. The firm operates in Dallas. It also has other satellite offices located in Singapore, Seoul, Sao Paulo and New York. Dondero registered the firm with Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment advisor.
John Goullet is an entrepreneur and is a professional in the IT tech staffing industry. He began his career in 1994 as an IT consultant, and then made his way to IT staffing. Working on both sides of the spectrum gave him a variety of perspective on the industry. He used his experience and knowledge to found Info Technologies, which provided IT staffing solutions to companies all over the country. Within 5 years of its founding, Goullet’s company was worth $30 million and was placed on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing U.S. firms.
Goullet’s vision grew and he realized he could go even further by teaming up with others. His company merged with Diversant Inc. Together, they formed Diversant LLC. After the merger, John became the company’s Principal.
Even during economic downturn, Diversant has thrived. Goullet’s professionalism has helped drive the company and his enthusiasm has helped maintain the company’s good ethics and discipline. He has a firm belief in teamwork that has helped him continuously build the company. Diversant is now the biggest African-American owned company in the country. They even hold a certification as a minority-owned business enterprise.
John Goullet is proud of the company’s success. The firm’s new recognition is just further proof that they are more than capable of delivering IT staffing services to top-notch clients. Diversant’s commitment is tied to their core values as a company and those values have helped them to become the success they are today.
Diversant’s core values set them apart from other firms. They are dedicated to conducting their business with integrity while following their core values and ethical practices. Their core values include ethical behavior, disciplined teamwork, professional development and respect for others.
Diversant believes in diversity in every form. They believe diversity encourages innovation and creative thinking. They also believe it leads to better problem solving skills. Diversity helps build strength in communities and connects them with varying markets. Diversant believes diversity gives them a competitive edge.
Securus Technologies is located in Texas and helps to take care of 1,200,000 all over North America. They have made a commitment to help ensure the world becomes a safer place to be. They specialize in technological solutions for not only civil, but criminal cases.
Securus Technologies provides technology applications involving justice for criminals. They are a leader regarding issues of safety for the public, investigations, and equipment used for monitoring purposes. They have found a way to help stop crimes involving inmates turning on each other.
Securus receives letter from different prisons, and jail staffing regarding some of the issues they have to deal with. They are trying to make jails safer for the inmates. Securus stated that new products have been developed quickly to help the prevention of crimes by corrections staff.
Securus has been instrumental in retrieving phone calls needed to get a warrant. This led to the arrest of a corrections staff member who was extremely corrupt, and smuggling in contraband. Securus uses their technology to monitor calls to prevent many issues. This includes helping prevent covert money transfers, illegal drugs, and alcohol usage by inmates to name a few.
Securus has been offering technology for more than ten years. With this technology, the security inside jails is getting better, and there is less contraband in the facilities. Proper investigations into threats or harassing behavior are also possible because of Securus. In short, they have indeed made a positive difference.
Beneficiaries across the world rely on the InnovaCare name and managed health care services making them the largest provider in North America. They provide superior coverage to thousands of people across the industry and have an estimated 56,900+ beneficiaries on their managed Medicare Advantage Plan. The cost of prescription medication doesn’t have to stop their patients from getting well says, Rick Shinto, M.D., MBA and President & Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare. They believe in putting their clients first to ensure that they get the superior coverage that is backed by the InnovaCare name.
InnovaCare Health has a beneficiary plan that extends services and allows you to get important services that aren’t available under the original Medicare plan that includes routine dental and visual. Their beneficiaries can get treatment for their eyes, get an eye exam, or be fit for glasses and have it covered under their managed health care policy. Clients are also expected to decided between a part A & B plan to go along with their prescription drug coverage Part D plan.
Penelope Kokkinides, Assistant Chief Executive Officer has decided to work closely with the new board members to create immediate services for their beneficiaries at InnovaCare. Often times, the low income and the elderly miss out on services that they really need to live a productive and healthy life. InnovaCare is committed to quality manageable health care services to meet the needs of anyone that is eligible for their services. As a managed health care provider the needs of their clients are first. They listen to what their beneficiaries have to say and bring superior services to the forefront to meet their needs.
InnovaCare can be accessed from one of their land based offices including a location in New Jersey. However, for immediate assistance you can talk to one of their knowledgeable representatives for more details. Their official online website has a list of services and program on Facebook offers that are available to their clients. They will give you a free phone consultation that will allow you to put together a comprehensive managed Medicare Advantage that works for your medical needs and your budget. Take the first steps in managing your health care needs with a great plan for the leading physician services experts at InnovaCare.
The Dodd-Frank Will Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted by the Congress in the year 2010. This was considered to be the most sweeping overhaul that ever took place in the country’s financial regulation since famous Great Depression took place. The Dodd-Frank Act is believed to have comprised of several necessary reforms. One of the necessary changes established by the Act was the whistleblower program that currently provides several employment protections and significant financial incentives so that people can report any possible violations of any federal securities laws to the regulating body, known as the Securities and Exchange Commission.
After the historic legislation by the Congress, one of the best law firms in the country, known as Labaton Sucharow decided to introduce a specific practice that would be focused only on protecting and also advocating for the rights of the SEC whistleblowers.
The Labaton Sucharow was founded on the securities litigation platform, and it employees a team of reliable professionals who make sure that whistleblowers’ rights are maintained. The SEC whistleblower representation program from the law firm is led by a team of investigators, forensic accountants and financial analysts who have enough experience in what they do. These lawyers have a lot of state and federal law enforcement knowledge, and this makes it easy for them to provide the whistleblowers with the representation they need.
The special whistleblower program from the law firm is currently led by one of the most successful lawyers in the region, Jordan Thomas. Jordan was previously working as the assistant director and Chief Litigation Counsel of the Division of Enforcement in SEC. While Jordan was working at the successful organization, he managed to fulfill all his leadership roles efficiently, and this led to the development of the program.
The Whistleblower Program from SEC has several rules that guide everyone. SEC is supposed to pay the whistleblowers at least ten to thirty percent of all the money sanctions that have been collected from their successful enforcement action. The individuals who are brave enough to report the financial wrongdoings are supposed to remain anonymous to the public to ensure that they are protected. These rules make it easy for more people to come up and report any misappropriation of funds.
Where It All Began
When it comes to following your dreams, Doe Deere knows all about it. You may have seen or heard of Doe, and her mega successful makeup company called Lime Crime. She is a role model to young people everywhere who are looking to follow their hearts when it comes to building a career. Doe did just that a few years back and has found great success in her business ventures, thanks to her creativity and unique line of cosmetics that could never be duplicated.
Speaking To Lime Crime’s Creator In a recent interview, she talks about the origin of her ideas and company and how makeup inspired her to help other in self expression. When asked about her original hopes, Doe states she came to America to pursue a music career but was stopped short when she realized her true passion was cosmetics. Doe always had great entrepreneurial instinct, selling handmade tattoos as a teenager. Doe’s biggest inspiration was always color. Doe Deere’s colorful Lime Crime collection is bold, beautiful and makes a statement.
Learning About Self Expression
At a time when color was not so much of an option and the natural look was at it’s prime, Doe took matters into her own hands and created her own colorful collection, hoping to inspire women to express themselves more boldly. You can follow her on Instagram and fall in love with her bold self expression. She inspires all to be themselves and use color to express who they really are. She is a force to be reckoned with, an example and role model for young entrepreneurs today and a bright woman who proves that running a business isn’t all about the money. Her true passion continues to be, and will always be about self expression through color and style. Lime Crime is available online. Don’t waste any time- you will in love with the beautiful fall collection!
Madison Street Capital is nominated for two M&A Advisor awards, according to an article posted on Benzinga.com. The Chicago-based investment banking firm is a finalist for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year, in addition to being a finalist for the International and Industrials Deal of the Year in the under $100 million category. Madison Street Capital will find out if they win one or both awards at 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, held on Nov. 9 at the New York Athletic Club. The M&A Advisor selected Madison Street Capital as a finalist for the International and Industrials Deal of the Year award because the firm facilitated their client Dowco’s acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A.
Madison Street Capital (MSC) is known for their merger and acquisition expertise, in addition to their valuation and financial advisory services. Along with MSC-BD, the firm’s registered broker-dealer, the MSC team is proud to maintain the highest professional standards in all their dealings. The firm understands that M&As are complex, however, MSC attempts to make the merger or acquisition a partnership between high level executives at both companies to help ensure a successful transaction. Recently, MSC has worked on AVEVA’s acquisition of FabTrol, Victory Park Capital’s acquisition of Energy Maintenance Services Group and Vopne Capital’s acquisition of Star Seismic. These acquisitions are in addition to the one which earned MSC a nomination for the International and Industrials Deal of the Year award.
MSC offers global investment banking services to businesses in the U.S. seeking to grow and to international companies that want to expand into U.S. markets. MSC also works with international companies that need access to capital providers in the United States. The investment bank considers their diversified investor base, including second and third tier investors, as one of their unique strengths that sets MSC apart from the competition.
MSC recently released their 2016 Hedge Fund M&A Overview, which predicts that 2016 will see a record number of hedge fund merger and acquisition transactions.
Equities First Holding has reported an increased number in terms of margin loans and stock-based loans. The global lender believes that this increase has been caused by tighter lending criteria among traditional banks. Stock-based loans have come to the rescue of the people who do not qualify for the traditional credit-based loans, but would like to raise capital quickly.
With stock-based loans, borrowers may also get to enjoy a non-recourse feature. This particular option allows borrowers to walk away from a stock-based loan at any time, regardless of the current value of stocks. If the borrower chooses to follow that route, he or she will keep the initial loan proceeds without any obligations to the lender.
Unlike conventional bank loans that require one to pre-qualify and request money for specific purposes, stock-based loans do not require pre-qualification. The borrowers have the ultimate freedom to invest in whatever they like without having to explain themselves to the lender regarding the purpose of the credit.
About Equities First Holdings
Equities First Holdings was established in 2002 to provide lending solutions for businesses and high net-worth individuals seeking non-purpose capital. These unrestricted loans enable the borrowers to satisfy both their professional and personal goals. As per the company’s terms and conditions, the stocks are reverted to the borrower as soon as he or she completes repaying the loan.
Over the last few years, the number of investors seeking loans from the lender has exponentially increased. According to the figures from EFH, it has completed over 650 transactions. The loans are estimated to be worth over $1.4 billion. This information was originally published on Equities First as explained in this link http://www.equitiesfirst.com/
Avoiding the inevitable problem of having to deal with negative comments on the Internet is a fool’s play. Even if your business has been running smoothly and all your customers are pleased with your results, negative comments against you and your business are going to happen. Whether it is due to jealous competitors or people who just like to be picky, you are going to have to face some blowback. The question is how to deal with it in such a way that keeps your reputation intact.
The following list will give you a good foundation on which to build an online reputation defense strategy from.
DO NOT GET PERSONAL: Defending your honor is one thing, but attacking back is another. When your words are as loud and offensive as your attackers are, it insinuates an air of guilt. Not exactly the impression you want your current and potential customers to have.
SET YOUR CURRENT CUSTOMER’S MINDS AT EASE / OFFER MORE VALUE: Never let your customers think that there is no future in your business. Ease their tensions from the negative feedback by reaffirming that business will go on as usual. You may even want to run a sale or offer a free service or product to keep your loyal customers “loyal”.
STAY FOCUSED: There was a reason you became an entrepreneur in the first place. Focusing on that reason will help you get past any defamation roadblocks you encounter by keeping you in a positive frame of mind. Your attitude towards the situation will come through even if all you are doing is responding through the medium of words on an online platform. Negative comments feed off of negativity and a positive outlook destroys them.
GET HELP: There are professionals out there that are experts in protecting and defending against online negative reviews and comments. The strategies they employ are advanced ones, so it will not be possible for you to implement them alone unless you made it your life’s work to do so. One such source that I highly recommend for cleaning up search results is searchcleanup.com.
Haters are always going to hate, so use the strategies above to spread some love. If you feel that defending your reputation is too daunting a task, check out searchcleanup.com. They are experts in removing bad search results and dealing with negative articles, bad business reviews, derogatory PDF’s and negative review sites.
Malini Saba is one of the most well-known investors and philanthropists of South Asian origin who is using her own investment funds to help communities around the world. As a founder of the investment company, Saban, she is also credited with making numerous successful investments in the developing nations, where other investors are reluctant to invest. As such, she actively managed investments in oil and gas industries in Asia and China. Similarly, her intuition to invest in the real estate of Australia and India during a weak local economy proved the right decision in the long-run.
Perhaps, the risk-taking appetite was due to the lessons learned from investing in tech industries of the United States when such companies as Yahoo and EBay were at the early stage of their development. For instance, her investment in Paypal and Juniper Network brought her great fortune. She also gained massive capital from stocks of Yahoo and EBay. Instead of accumulating wealth, Malini Saba decided to put her money to good use by contributing heavily to humanitarian causes.
In 2001, Malini started “Stree: Global Investments in Women, a ground-breaking project for the women of low-income families. The project empowers women to interact with the community and play a more active role in the society. The project was inaugurated by U.S. president Bill Clinton and Queen Noor of Jordan. Not only it helps women gain access to legal and health initiatives, but the project also allows women to participate in programs related to public policy. Currently, the program operates in Africa, Central America, India and East Europe.
Saba Malini also donates considerable time in dealing with charities and non-profits. In 2004, she pledged nearly $10 million dollars for the development projects in the Tsunami struck, Sri Lanka. Just one year later, she also donated $1 Million to the first ever Heart Research Center for South Asians at El-Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California. Besides, Malini has invested heavily in philanthropic causes related to the well-being of children.