Before talking about the success in business that makes Sheldon Lavin’s philanthropy possible let us talk about Sheldon’s humanitarian efforts themselves. He is a trustee for Ronald McDonald House a charity that enables families to be near their sick children or siblings who are being treated in hospitals far from their homes.
He is involved with various Jewish charities including the Sheba Foundation. An Isreali based charity that provides all manner of economic help to Jews of Ethiopian descent. Sheldon also serves on the board of trustees of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.
Besides his involvement with an array of local charities in Chicago nationally known charities like the United Negro College Fund and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation have been beneficiaries of Sheldon’s compassion.
Sheldon began his working career as a banking executive and financial advisor. At one point he had his own investment firm. He has spent the last forty-seven years working in the meat industry as CEO of OSI.
In 1970 a frozen meat patty producer founded by Otto Kolchowsky had the opportunity to become McDonald’s Midwest supplier of burgers. The bank that financed expansion attached one caveat. Sheldon Lavin had to become a partner in the business. Initially, Sheldon had no desire to join what would become OSI. He was, however, willing to serve as a consultant to the company thus enabling the Kolchowsky’s to acquire the funding they needed.
Over the decades the original partners in OSI either retired or sold out. In the 1980s Sheldon became involved full time and took the helm at OSI. Under Sheldon’s stewardship, OSI has grown into a multinational company with 20,000 employees working in 70 facilities spread across 17 countries. The company still supplies McDonald’s in addition to selling multiple food service related products to multiple companies.
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Jose Auriemo Neto is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JHSF Participações. This is a Brazilian company that operates in various real estate development sectors. Jose Auriemo Neto plays a key role in running the organization since he is in charge of overseeing the JHSF brand’s interest in hotels and other public developments. Mr. Auriemo also administers the firm’s extensive shopping and retail establishments. Contrary to what people may think, Jose Auriemo’s has over the years worked hard to achieve all of these achievements since he started working at JHSF in 1993.
1993 was the year Jose completed his studies at Fundacao Armando AlvaresPenteado (FAAP) University in Sao Paulo. FAAP University was where he sharpened his skills and grew his interest in advertising and marketing helping him build a real estate empire. In 1997, Jose founded JHSF services department by creating Parkbem, which is the parking lot management company. Fortunately, the department succeeded, and in the following year, Neto secured the rights to develop the brand’s first ever shopping destination, the Shopping Santa Cruz. That was just the beginning since he continually seeks to expand the brand.
JHSF Participações S.A., a leader in the Brazilian real estate market, was founded in 1972. Over the years the company has risen to become one of the leading real estate firms, achieving many goals along the way. For example, Under Jose, in 2009, the group ventured into retail for the first time signing exclusive agreements with Hermes, Jimmy Choo, and Pucci. As a result of these agreements, JHSF opened the luxury brands first retail outlets in the CidadeJardim shopping complex. The famous CidadeJardim shopping complex located in Sao Paulo, Bela Vista in Salvador and the Metro Tucuruy are some of the examples of shopping portfolio under the JHSF brand. As the JHSF brand continued to grow, it expanded outside Brazil into major cities like Miami in the USA and Punta Del Este in Uruguay. It is no doubt that JHSF is a mighty brand since it has won many awards like the PINI award and the EpocaNegocios 360 Yearbook Award.
The appointment of Richard ‘Rick’ Smith as the chief executive officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. in 2008 marked a significant step towards organizational success. This is because he brings an unrivalled breath of experience as a successful company executive who guided large corporations to significant operational and financial success. His excellent executive management background and skill set will drive the telecommunication company specializing in public safety and law enforcement based in Dallas, Texas to significant success. His extensive experience and track record holding such executive positions in his previous professional career played a key role in his appointment.
Before joining the leadership of Securus Technologies, Inc, Rick Smith has already carved a name for himself as one of leading company executives especially in the telecoms industry. He spent a significant part of his professional career working at Global Crossing North America Inc., previously known as Frontier Corp where he held between 1972 and 1998. At the company, he held several executive and top management positions including serving as the company’s vice president in charge of the company’s financial management docket, business development director and chief information officer among others.
Upon leaving the company, Rick Smith joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 1998 where his management acumen saw him excel in various positions he held. He served as the company’s chief financial officer up to 2000 before serving as the chief operating officer between 1999 and 2003. His role overlapped with his previous position at the finance docket; an indication of his professional versatility. He also doubled up as the company’s president and chief operations officer between 2000 and 2003. Before leaving the company in 2007, he was appointed as the chief executive officer in 2003. He left a stellar track record at company having helped the company launch a successful initial public offer (IPO) in 2005 and increasing the company’s value from to $350 million up from $50 million when he joined. He previously served on the board of directors at Eschelon Technologies Inc. from 2000 while he is currently serving in the same position at Integra Telecom Co. Ltd. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.
As the president, owner and board of directors’ chairman at Securus Technolgies, inc, Rick Smith has pursued an expansionist business strategy marked by acquisitions and spotting of talented and visionary leaders to add to the management team. The acquisitions such as that of JPay are strategic because it will help the company improve its footprints within the public safety and law enforcement industry. Read more on Crunchbase.com.
Rick Smith holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from State University of New York as well as Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester. He got his first engineering degree, a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from State University of New York’s Buffalo Campus. He is also holds an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Title defects have become a major problem in recent times in real estate industry where they sometimes cause wrongful disclosure, stagnation of the transition of assets within the secondary market. The Nationwide title clearing Inc. took action making sure property reports are readily accessible on online ordering.
NTC launched an updated website to make the process of securing property reports simple. The website avails property reports online for the finance and mortgage industry making it convenient and efficient to hand over the title and making validation of title easy.
In most cases, title defects occur when an entity claims a property that is owned by someone else.Other issues include;
- Wording of the title that does not conform to real estate standards
- Failure to include a signature that is party to a transaction likes a business partner, spouse.
- None removal of encumbrances and previous legal claims hinders the title marketability.
- Failure to follow laid down Filling or Recording procedure of real estate documents.
The company started a training service for investors, lenders and mortgage servicers at the headquarters in Palm harbor Florida and Dallas Texas. This new offering comes after years in development and offers in-depth training on the foundations of residential mortgage finance.
According to NTC CEO John Hillman, i t is of paramount importance to address defects to the title before a property is sold or transferred.The goal of the organization is to secure property records.NTC collects information from multiple sources the most important being counties. It automates the process as well as the use of human verification, a satisfactory service that provides vital information to US lenders who are essentially under heavily audited compliance regulations.
NTC made several property reports via online ordering to assist the real estate market in; Assignment verification report services,Current owner report, and Tax status report.
NTC provides accurate reports and, the process of audit recognizes the financial impact and identifies non-essential reports especially if the requester is ordering fields which are not useful to the user.The result is what drives NTC to accomplish its goal.
About Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc
Nationwide title clearing INC is a leading expert and authority in audit research, document processing services to property lenders, residential mortgage in the United States. The company was created in 1991 and is located in palm harbor Florida. It has several offices country wide including Dallas Texas which opened in March 2016.
Christanna Bevin Tubman is a specialist in project management. She has loads of experience in providing innovative services to resource and utility sectors. Over the years, she has helped firms in these sectors with change management, process improvement, and capacity building. Currently, she works at Consulting Services as a project specialist. The company is located in Brisbane, Australia.
At Consulting Services, she has participated in several critical projects. Her efforts and knowledge has ensured that these projects have yielded the expected results. Some of these projects include Kogan Creek Power Station Major Overhaul for CS Energy, Contractor Management Workplace Health and Safety for Water NSW, and Greenfields Coal Project. She has also been involved in forensic claim review for major hospitals during their redevelopment projects.
Bevin is respected for her exceptional skills in engagement and stakeholder relationship management. These skills are supported by her excellent oral and written communication prowess. She is also good at problem solving, observation of work ethics. In addition, she has a deep passion for her job. Bevin often goes the extra mile to ensure that she exceeds both her client’s expectations and her personal objectives.
Before joining Consulting Services, Bevin worked for Phu Bia Mining Company between May 2014 and August 2015. During this period, she served as the Project Services/Project Controls Manager. At the firm, she was charged with the duty of ensuring the delivering of the set scope of mentoring, capacity development, and training. These objectives enabled her to oversee the successful transitioning of the Lao-based Capital Projects Team from one that is managed by regional expatriates to one that is administered by Lao national staff. In addition, Bevin oversaw the successful adoption of Cost Control software that helped Phu Bia Mining to manage its operating costs. This information was originally reported on Linked In as explicated in this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-bevin-tubman
Bevin was the project services manager for Universal Energy Services. She worked for the firm between May 2011 and May 2015. Bevin was in charge of providing consultation services. She was also responsible for formulating ongoing budget requests, auditing projects, and development of schedules. Formerly, Bevin worked for Oakajee Port and Rail, Chelopech Mining EAD, and UGL Limited. Christanna Bevin has a sound educational background. She holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.
I honestly believe that sometimes you have to take the alternate route in the business world. That is what Doe Deere had to do in order to bring forth a new style of cosmetics. She has really went out on a limb to bring forth the best possible solution for business. Doe Deere has taken to social media, and I believe that this is what has saved her. Her company has gained new life simply because she reached out to her fans through the social media circles.
The world is starting to embrace what she is doing because she has a cosmetics line that is so different than anything else that is out there right now. People are going to be impressed by what she is ushering in. Her ability to sort out a collection of shades that was different from anything else that out there would make people recognize her talent in the cosmetics industry. I came across the Unicorn Makeup that she was promoting. The lip gloss was something that my sister had. It was a product that was different from what I was used to seeing, but I didn’t pay much attention to it at first. It was when I discovered the Lime Crime brand of unique shades through Instagram that I gain more interest in Doe Deere.
She has more than a million people that are following her Lime Crime brand. This, in my opinion, was the sign of someone that was willing take the time to build her social media presence. Doe Deere has considered herself to be a unique individual that has shades of makeup that are dazzling to the eye. She comes up with fun colors that are bold and interesting to people that abandoned those standard colors.
I think that Doe Deere was smart to come out as an alternative to the other brands that were out there. She made it known that she was presenting something different to the mainstream. Her investment in building an alternative brand has paid off. She could have went left of what was the norm and easily failed at this. Doe Deere was smart enough to make people realize that she had a lot more to offer. She would manage to build a brand that would bring people into a realm of cosmetics that was unlike what they were seeing in any other makeup. I thought that this what has made the brand work against the competition.
If Doe Deere would have tried to duplicate what Revlon or Cover Girl was doing it would have been hard for her to survive. She studied the market and realized that the only true way to bring fame to her name would be by standing out. This is what the legion of fans are interested in. They didn’t want another Cover Girl makeup brand. They wanted the opportunity to stand out and do something that was different. This is why Doe Deere is the success that she is today.
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Recently, Sanjay Shah, talked about entrepreneurial success in a podcast interview. In the interview, the founder of Solo Capital and Autism Rocks, discussed about various topics. Sanjay gave advice on how to be a successful business owner and the motivation behind Autism Rocks. The interview was conducted at the Entrepreneurial Podcast Network Enterprise Radio. Entrepreneurs use the show as a platform to obtain information, business advice and motivation. Sanjay is a successful businessman and an active philanthropist. He created Autism Rocks, a London-based foundation that focuses on spreading awareness about the disease. The foundation organizes concerts and uses the proceeds to fund research on the disease besides spreading awareness of the same. Sanjay formed the organization after his son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder. Sanjay is also the founder of Solo Capital, a London based brokerage firm. Sanjay believes that in order to own and run a successful business; one should consider having a startup capital. He also adds that one should seek help to ease the burden of starting a new venture. By involving himself with Autism Rocks, Sanjay has been able to mix his passion for music, love for his family and his entrepreneurial expertise to create awareness and fund autism research. Autism Rocks plan to have a concert in the recent future. The festival will be fun filled and full of activities for the whole family. Hip-hop stars, Tyga and Flo Rida, are some of the star-studded performers. In the past, Prince, Michael Buble, Lenny Kravitz and Drake have performed at Autism Rocks music festival. Since its inception, the invite-only charity event has registered impressive growth. The lifelong disability is characterized with developmental problems, especially in communication and social relationships. It affects about one in every 68 children yearly. This number has increased since 2012. Sanjay encourages people to seek more information about Autism through Autism Rocks’ website. Autism is a life altering disorder. Funding research is one of the most vital steps to understanding the disorder. To this end, Sanjay is taking active steps by helping researchers comprehend the disorder. This way, the researchers will be able to spread more information to the public.
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George Soros is known all over the world for his success as an investor and businessman. He is widely consulted for his advice on International markets and analyzing foreign currency trends. As the president of Soros Fund Management, George Soros is listed as the richest hedge fund manager in America. His ability to make a fortune off of investing in the right international market at the right time is unmatched by almost anyone. Educated at the London School of Economics, Soros has a claim as perhaps one of the most successful investors in history. Because of his incredible success in his profession, Soros has amassed an unimaginable fortune worth billions. He has the resources to contribute heavily to various liberal or progressive political campaigns and super PACs. In addition, Soros is the main contributor to countless educational programs all over the world. His involvement in philanthropy is in a league of its own. At the heart of Soros’ involvement in causes that defend human rights or protect the rights of immigrants in all corners of the world, is his belief that he should use his vast resources to actually make a lasting difference in the world. Soros recognizes that not everyone has the same access that he has to capital and influence, so he tries to make the most of it by funding initiatives that he thinks will serve the best interests of society in general and protect vulnerable segments of the population at the same time.
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From this sense of international obligation, Soros established the Open Society Foundations, which now can be found in more than 100 countries around the world. This network of donors, organizations and private individuals works to promote the values of open society, which means freedom from government oppression and the types of political systems that work to only benefit the very few in power. These individuals tend to be the ones with the influence to control enough resources to get themselves in power and then manage to stay there. Soros thinks that there needs to be a real balance between principles of individual liberty, as promoted by true free market capitalism, and the common good of society overall, which he says that communism can take to an undesirable extreme. According to Soros, the free market is no the device by which to protect the rights of the few. Instead, there needs to be some checks and balances against the free market so that it does not trample on the rights of the most marginalized members of society. At the very heart of capitalism, the free market does not want to be restrained, according to Soros, so there has to be some sort of intervention from the government in order to make sure that the rights of the least represented population are protected.
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Soros writes frequently on this topic as well as many others. He has published over a dozen books and is interviewed by major media outlets for his political and economic analyses on international issues.
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CNBC’s Squawk Box featured an interview with Philip Diehl who currently serves as the President of the US Money Reserve. The interview covered the demise of the penny, and Diehl is the perfect person to speak on the topic given his history. This article explains how Philip Diehl rails against the pro-penny lobby, and the video of his interview is below for your viewing reference.
#1: The Penny Is No Longer Necessary
Philip has noted many times that cash transactions represent just 25% of the money people spend affect the U.S. Reserve negetively. The cents are often taken care of by credit cards or debit cards, and a penny is no longer needed in large portion of sales. The penny could be phased out easily while retailers change their prices to meet the needs of an economy with no pennies.
#2: The Penny Is Too Expensive
The penny costs nearly twice its value to produce, and the Gold News Network is losing money every time a penny is pressed. Philip served as the director of the US Money Reserve, and he has seen money fly out the door with the pressing of every penny. Philip knows the only people who benefit from the penny are the blank makers, zinc suppliers and stamp makers.
#3: The Government Must Update Itself
Nearly every modern country in the world has made changes to its currency over the years to meet the needs of the public. The US government is holding on to the tradition of the penny that could be replaced with something equally-meaningful, but the pro-penny lobby is very strong. Any time the penny seems to be ready to die, someone comes up with a reason to keep it.
The writing has been on the wall for the penny for many decades. Philip served as the director of the US Mint long ago, but he remembers moves to eliminate the penny from production. The penny is still alive because people do not want to progress with the rest of society, and Philip wants the government to make the right decision for its budget and the majority of its population.
If you own a business, you know the importance of retaining your current employees. Not only is retraining new employees time consuming, but it zaps company productivity while costing you more money as well. Every single time an employee leaves, you are forced to do this time and time again. However, what if there is a way to prevent employees from leaving? While there are few barriers you can put in the way of a worker leaving of their own accord, not to mention looking for employment with better pay and benefits, there is another way to help retain employees. With the help of improved employee job satisfaction. If employees like their work and are satisfied with what they do, they are more likely to remain inside of the office. But how can you go about doing this? Darius Fisher, the head and cofounder of Status Labs offers up a few suggestions.
As someone who has helped raise a company from the ground up, Darius Fisher understands the importance of having employees on staff who are happy and want to work for you. Once you start to mistreat employees or give them a reason to look elsewhere, they will look elsewhere. By maintaining a major company, Darius Fisher has a better understanding of this.
Benefits and Services
This is a rather simple offering. First, you need to give regular and desirable raises. Typically, an employee leaves a company to a new business because they receive a 10 to 20 percent bump in salary. You need to offer pay increases and stick to these pay increases. Additionally, offer some fun services throughout the work week and year to improve morale as well. This can include you covering lunch on Fridays, scheduling some outings with the workers and recognize birthdays of employees. If at all possible, you might want to think of offering a pet friendly environment as well. Darius Fisher allows pets into his own office to improve morale. Follow Darius on Twitter to keep up with news and events.
When a worker reaches a desirable accomplishment, make sure to recognize them. Whether it is working with the company 10 years, making a big sale or working overtime, it is nice to be recognized. This also can help promote other individuals to want to do the same thing.