Wes Edens is a person with a knack for business owing to his tremendous achievements thus far. He founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998 alongside Peter Briger, Robert Kauffman, Randal Nardone, and Michael Edward. As a principal member of Fortress Investment, he is responsible for the firm’s private equity business that mainly focuses on real estate, healthcare, and infrastructure and transportation. Edens has played a significant part in elevating the company’s worth to a multi-billion investment. He got a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration from Oregon State University.Wes Edens has a career that spans more than three decades. He started his career as a managing director of Lehman Brothers from 1987 to 1993. He later joined BlackRock Financial Management Inc. as the head of Asset Investors until 1997.
One year later, he established Fortress Investment Group. Wall Street Journal has recognized his shrewd style of investing as one based on ‘contrarian bets, creative financing and a knack for building businesses from investments.’ Through Edens’s leadership, Fortress Investment Group became the first publicly traded buyout firm in 2007. One notable achievement credited to Edens is the role he played to resurge the stock price that had fallen during the subprime mortgage crisis. Under Wes Edens’s watch, Fortress Investment Group acquired Springleaf Financial Services. Edens raised the value of the affiliate organization to 3.5 billion from its initial investment value of 124 million dollars.
Accordingly, he was hailed as the new king of subprime lending. Further, Edens is the Chairman of Nationstar Mortgage, a subprime mortgage lender acquired by Fortress Group in 2006. Hitherto, the company has delivered more than 33,000 homes in the United States. Such an achievement further proves the prowess of Wes Edens vis-à-vis business. Besides investing in private equity, Wes Edens has an eye for sports; he co-owns Milwaukee Bucks which is a National Basketball Association franchise operating in Wisconsin. Additionally, he owns a League of legends team called Flyquest. Edens is married to his wife Lynn, and they have four children together.
Whitney Wolfe has found a way to show women they can be empowered by the application development world. Starting off as the V.P. of marketing for the wildly popular Tinder dating app, Whitney decided to forge her own path after a lawsuit for sexual harassment and discrimination was settled out of court. In doing so, she has been able to create an app that gives women the power to make the first move: Bumble.
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— Bumble (@bumble) June 26, 2018
Not only is Bumble a dating app, but Whitney Wolfe the additions of Bumble BFF (which helps women find a new best friend) and Bumble Bizz (helping in professional networking) have created a new way for women to be able to communicate and “make the first move”. Something that, in the past, was quite unheard of.
Whitney Wolfe has her Bachelors of Arts, obtained through Southern Methodist University. With this experience, she has found a way to go from Vice President of Marketing to C.E.O. of her own app. In recent news articles, she has credited the early success of Bumble to marketing through influencers including Instagram users and working with consumers of the dating app. In order to create a wildly popular market, those consumers recommended networking on a much wider basis, which included finding friends as well as networking colleagues.
With her rising fame, Whitney Wolfe has been named one of Time 100’s most influential people this year, as well as being named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017.
Though she has created one of the most successful dating apps, Whitney Wolfe did not need to utilize it for herself. She married Michael Herd in 2017, in a beautiful wedding set in Positano, Italy.
The amount of effort put into the application development world is not to be taked for granted. Whitney Wolfe Herd has gone through her share of demeaning in the early parts of her career, but her light can help guide women to become what they deserve: empowered.
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Dr. Chris Villanueva is dedicated to improving the structure of dentistry. It has far too long been the same type of structure that is quite uninspiring and basic. Dr. Chris Villanueva founded MB2 Dental which is a collaboration of dentists with similar ideas that work together to improve the way that the dental office is run.
He was inspired to change the very way that dental offices are run shortly after graduating, and the result has been an entirely new dentist office structure that is much more than great profit margins. He realized upon graduating that there were only two options when it came to dentistry practices. There was the option to join a large group of dentists or to branch off and start a private practice. He decided that it was time for dentists to band together in order to share ideas and to create a successful business together while supporting each other. MB2 Dental is all for the dentist and the patient and is a way for like-minded dentists to pool their ideas together and to offer support to each other in order to achieve great success in the world of dentistry business. It is a dentist-owned and run firm that offer personal growth, support, and autonomy which ultimately promotes improved operating standards and facilitates healthy business growth.
MB2 Dental is very progressive and keeps up with the current standards and trends. It also offers an environment where dentists can thrive and offers a practical background that is a springboard to success. It is also committed to helping dentists to keep control over their practices and helps them to overcome any challenges that may arise. It is a network of dentists for dentists and is a solid support system and resource as well. Owners of the company also get to enjoy perks such as bi-yearly retreats where they have the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded dentists. Dr. Chris Villanueva has had his fair share of challenges but he has overcome them and can share experiences with dentists. He has realized that dentists really needed a system such as MB2 to help keep the control of the business in the hands of the dentists. If he could, he would have changed the way that dentist offices were run a long time ago but he is glad that it came about and is behind MB2 Dental all the way.
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Sean Penn recently released his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” and announced it in a Late Night interview with Stephen Colbert. The book has gotten mixed reviews so far, just as Sean Penn predicted. Sean Penn’s book is a somewhat self expression of his world views. As far as the interview goes, it was more than entertaining to watch. The actor lit up not one, but two cigarettes that seemed to be American Spirits.
During his first interview with Stephen Colbert, Sean Penn said that the original author of the book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” was a man that he met at a party in 1979 named “Pappy Pariah“. He went on to tell the story on how they met while at a party and how he confused the man sitting on a bar stool for a horrendous piece of art. The art piece turned out to be an actual person that had a hard time getting his point across to Sean. Decades later, Sean Penn’s mother received a package in the mail from the so called “Pappy Pariah”. Sean remembered the name and asked his mother to send it to him instead of throwing it out. When he received the package, he realized it was the manuscript for the future book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. The author communicated to Sean that he wanted it to be published before the elections. The fastest way to fulfill his wish was to make it into an audio book first, so that’s what they did before the paper back copy was released…. or so we thought.
Sean Penn had a second interview with the Late Show host Stephen Colbert to discuss the release of the paperback copy. This time, many things were clarified, beginning with the fact that the original author was Sean Penn himself and not the “Pappy Pariah” character. Sean Penn tell Stephen that lying is a trait of the character in the book, which is largely modeled after him. The similarities are uncanny. The fictional character, “Bob Honey” get to meet a big time drug lord that likes to build tunnels. This reflected the time when Sean Penn got to meet the Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo”.
Jacob Gottlieb is an accomplished businessman and a philanthropist born in Brooklyn, New York. He was taken to Polish immigrants Max and Helena. His father Max, an established professor of economics and his mother, Helena, a medical practitioner.
Jay borrowed from both his parents and developed an interest in health and business. Jacob has a fascinating educational background from prestigious institutions. He did his schooling to university level pursuing business and health.
He attained his bachelor’s in Arts, economics from the Brown University. He also obtained a Doctors in Medicine from the renowned New York University, school of medicine. He completed his internship at St. Vincent medical facility.
Jacob’s interest in business overshadowed his career in the industry. He, in fact, developed an early interest in finance at 7th grade. He achieved a stock selection award at that time. His father recognized his investment talent early enough and created an investment trading account for him.
Jacob Gottlieb started his career in business working with Stanford C. Bernstein & company. He served as a buy-side analyst responsible for global healthcare. He later moved to Merlin Biomed Group and worked as a manager.
He served at the firm for a short period before leaving for Balyasny Asset Management. Jacob gained immense experience and skills while working at BAM. His expertise in business made him leave the firm and launch Visium in the year 2005.
He was the cornerstone of Visium’s development. He steered the company from a small firm to an $8 billion hedge fund with more than 175 employees. Jacob is part of Covenant House, a global organization that has been in existence since the 1970s.
The organization is aimed at protecting children and safeguarding their rights. It mainly focuses on street and trafficked children. It offers them essential support including food, shelter, and medical attention. It also provides them with education and job opportunities.
Jacob is also a member of Math for America, which was launched in the year 2004. It was established by Jim Simons, a philanthropist, in an aim to steer the recruitment of high-quality STEM teachers.
Gottlieb channels most of his time and financial support to the group, his goal is to produce students with enough skills in science and technology. Jacob Gottlieb is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Visium.
He is also a great philanthropist who donates mainly to health, education, and organizations aimed at fighting poverty.
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It isn’t often that a surgeon comes along and improves upon the surgical practices of his specialized area. Dr. Saad Saad is the exception in this case, improving upon and refining the practices in pediatric surgery. Having performed thousands upon thousands of surgical procedures during the course of his career, he longed to find ways to reduce risks for his young patients. Reducing their pain was also one of his goals, and there were two inventions that he patented in order to bring this to fruition.
The first improvement and invention, was his portable device for locating catheters in the patient’s body. His Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device was life-changing for patients and would save doctors time and frustration. Catheters can be used for many purposes, especially in surgery. However, locating catheters can be challenging once they are inside a patient’s body. The conventional way of locating them would be through the use of an MRI or x-ray machine. With Dr. Saad Saad’s invention, a lighted probe would clearly identify when the device helped to locate the catheter.
His second invention was for the purpose of using during endoscopy. The methods and apparatus for providing suction or irrigation would prove to be extremely beneficial in the realm of pediatric surgery. The goal was to be able to perform this procedure while having a clear view of the target area during a surgical procedure. It wasn’t always easy for surgeons to be able to do this without struggling to get a clear view. Using an MRI or x-ray would once again be the challenge while using an endoscope during a procedure. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted
The body, containing it’s own fluids, can be overwhelming for a doctor’s view during a procedure. The aid of the proper endoscope can make this easier for a surgeon. When the lens of an endoscope becomes fogged, it is nearly impossible for a surgeon to get a good look. Dr. Saad Saad re-invented the anti-fog application on endoscopes to also act as an irrigation and suction device. This would prevent doctors from having to remove the endoscope and replacing it with a separate suction tube. This means that it could reduce time under anesthesia, both good for the surgeon and the patient.
Dr. Saad Saad has been noted for his ability to solve problems, and come up with practical and innovative inventions that reduce pain and make procedures easier overall for both the patient and the pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad Saad is now retired after 47 years of practice, and resides in New Jersey with his wife.
When it comes to high quality catering in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, the woman-owned Saint Germain Catering is well-known for its delicious foods and professional service. Based in Vienna, Virginia, Saint Germain Catering was founded in 1998 by entrepreneur Mina Ebrahimi, who continues to serve as the CEO of the company.
As a child, Mina Ebrahimi grew up around her parent’s bakery in Virginia and actually began helping out there when she was 11 years old. After her family opened a café’ in the Tyson’s Galleria shopping mall, Mina continued to gain valuable experience as she helped to run the dining establishment.
Opening Saint Germain Catering gave Mina Ebrahimi the opportunity to further her passion for cooking and put her extensive customer service skills to good use. Because of their flavorful food, top-notch service and affordable rates, Saint Germain Catering has become the caterer of choice for people throughout the Washington D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia areas.
Events and special occasions of all types and sizes are catered by Saint Germain Catering and a wide range of menu items are available. The skilled team members there usually serve several thousand people every day at a multitude of events.
Running a business as large and successful as Saint Germain Catering requires plenty of knowledge, experience and exemplary business skills. As the CEO of this reliable company, Mina Ebrahimi has received numerous awards, including being named as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Washington Business Journal and an Enterprise Women of the Year award.
Whether it be a retirement party, graduation, wedding, birthday, or holiday party, Mina Ebrahimi and Saint Germain Catering are always ready to provide a satisfying catering experience.
In addition to her many years of experience in the catering field, Mina Ebrahimi is very involved with animal welfare issues, and through the years has donated large amounts of time, resources and effort to help improve the quality of life for different types of animals.
The United States President, Donald Trump’s first pardon was on the 85-year-old Joe Arpaio. It was one of the most controversial presidential pardons in the U.S history. Arpaio is said to be one of the strictest and harshest sheriffs based in Maricopa County, Arizona.
The sheriff is widely renowned for his wrongful arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the Village Voice owners. Over ten years ago, he ordered the arrest of the duo and detained them on the grounds of revealing vital details of a grand-jury investigation.
Lacey and Larkin held top positions in the Village Voice Media Newspaper. Larkin served in the firm as a Chief Executive Officer and Lacey worked as the chief executive editor. Phoenix New Times is a mainstream stream publication of Village Voice Media.
A day before the arrest of the Village Media chiefs, the publication wrote a news article concerning a grand jury. The firm, however, did not know that the matter was under investigation by the federal court.
Previously, the firm had also been involved in extensive coverage of Joe Arpaio’s discriminative and heinous law enforcement structure. The Sherrif had been elected to his position and later reelected six times.
Several publications covered his department’s aggressive and abusive treatment of women and inmates. The procedure was unusually harsh when the victims were immigrants. In December 2011, Murray Snow, a U.S district judge injunction Arpaio and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The order was aimed at their radicalized treatment of the immigrants. The judge brought forward many people whose rights had been violated by the sheriff. Despite the court’s massive ruling, Arpaio and his department intensified their crackdown on immigrants for eighteen months. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
In the year 2013, he was accused of racial discrimination, he admitted to the charges.
The sheriff heavily protested on judge Murray Snow’s ruling. Nevertheless, judge Susan Bolton convicted him of criminal contempt.
In her ruling, the federal judge stated that Joe had willingly disobeyed judge Murray’s order. The judge further said that Joe had failed to reciprocate the judgement down to his employees.
Larkin and Lacey’s Phoenix Times was the sole source of Arpaio’s heinous acts. In fact, many other newspapers borrowed from them when it came to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department. The scandal came to the limelight when more papers covered it, and this led to public outrage especially from the sympathizers.
Lacey and Larkin were detained for 24 days and later released. The duo filed a petition in court, later on, uncovering more of the sheriff’s corruption cases. They revealed that Joe did not only arrest and detain the Latinos, but he also discriminated against their sympathizers.
As part of the settlement deal, Phoenix firm was given $3.7 million. Lacey believes that Arpaio’s presidential pardon by U.S president, Donald Trump was politically instigated. Joe had been a strong supporter of Trump early in his campaigns.
Lacey also saw the release as a move to strengthen Trump’s support base primarily for the people who viewed Joe as a hero.
The cosmetics industry continues to grow at a rapid pace across the world, with multitudes of products introduced into the market constantly. However, it is difficult to find that effectively responds to all your needs. Jeunesse Global defies the industry and provides with revolutionary products designed to respond to all of your cosmetics needs.
The company was started by Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis on September, 2009. The founders had recently retired but chose to share their solutions for a more youthful and revitalized life with others across the globe. The outcome was the establishment of a line of products that ranges from beauty products to revitalizing products. The products offered by Jeunesse Global include Luminesce, RESERVE, FINITI, ZEN BODI, M1ND, AM and PM Essentials, NEVO, Instantly Ageless, and NV.
RESERVE is a combination of superfruits that contains antioxidants which protect the skin from free radical damage. Luminesce moisturizes the skin, giving it a youthful glow and serves as an anti-aging skin care solution. Instantly ageless lessens facial wrinkles, pores, fine lines, and under-eye bags. AM and PM Essential are enhancers that slow premature aging. As the names suggests, PM Essentials works best at night and among premature aging it facilitates restful sleep. AM Essentials works best during the day and comprises of essential vitamins and minerals that increase your energy facilitates improved moods.
Nevo is an energy drink made purely from real fruits juices, while M1ND is memory enhancing solution. M1ND informed by Eastern medicine and consists of a clinically proven dietary concentration which contains proteins taken from silkworm cocoons. NV is a skin-nourishing foundation developed for all types of skin tones and types. The products provides hydration and moisture, free of sulfates, parabens, and oils. ZEN BODI addresses three fundamental aspects of getting fit namely curbing appetite, burning fat, and ultimately building muscle.
Despite of the comprehensive line of products, Jeunesse Global visionaries continues to work on more innovative solutions to promote a revitalized and youthful life for all people. The company continues to expand into the cosmetics industry by offering newer and more revolutionary products, or even expanding on the already existing offerings.
Ryan Seacrest is an American TV and radio show host. He is also a producer and the various shows he has hosted on the American TVs have seen him gain a lot of fame. Ryan is popularly known for the show American Idol which he has always hosted for a vast number of years. Born in 1974, Ryan has shown a great dedication towards his work and his ability to offer thrilling shows to his fan has seen him earn an excellent reputation. The renowned Tv host started his career at a young age while still at school and he is known for the impeccable skills he showcased while serving at a popular radio station.
Ryan began his career by hosting the popular kid’s show, Gladiators 2000 before he later moved to Fox Family`s Channel where he hosted Wild Animal Games in 1995. He has since then acquired lucrative opportunities to serve in a vast number of other tv channels besides also serving as a host in radio stations. Through the various shows he has hosted, Ryan has always shown a great passion and commitment towards his career. His admirable smile and sense of humor has always left a vast number of his fans clung to their screens, a step that has proved his expertise in the field.
According to The New York Times, besides, Ryan also likes exploring new opportunities and is also known for hosting the Live with Kelly and Ryan show, which he started on a permanent basis in 2017. He achieved major successes in his career and thus he is an inspiration to many.
Due to his major contributions to the media, Ryan (@ryanseacrest) has also received a series of awards as an appreciation, with hi receiving the Emmy Awards nomination for the American Idol Show. Besides, he also received the Emmy Awards for being the producer of the Jamie Oliver`s Food Revolution in 2010. His influential character has also inspired a vast number of people and as a result, Ryan is among the most sought out Tv hosts and entertainers in the world. He is unstoppable and he seeks to continue inspiring people through his eye-catching shows.
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