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.
David Zalik is the newest legend up in the history books when it comes down to how he was and how he came to be the fiscal owner of the company that has helped thousands and hundreds of people with their financial networks within the vicinity of credit and loans. David Zalik is a determined and ambitious individual who saw the opportunities in his life when it came to newer heights inside of the financial industry. He was raised and accustomed to the life where freedom was a pipedream. David Zalik’s father lived in Argentina and his mother along with her whole side of the family were fleeing from oppressions where communism was the norm and freedom was the pipe dream so sought after by the people who wonder what it’s like to be abale to start a business with no negative repercussions. When David Zalik‘s parents met he was conceived and born in Israel where he grew up as a child until he was about four years of age. That was when they all moved to America where David Zalik spent the rest of his adolescent years at. In those years hid dad took a job as a professor at Auburn, and David Zalik began studying math text books from a very young age and then somehow passed the SATS at the age of thirteen which is when he began his venture into college where his father worked. He would ride his bike to and fro between his school and his house to attend college full time. David Zalik did not mind the whole age gap because he was an introverted individual anyways, but developed an entrepreneurial spirit that was motivated by the prospect of dating people older than him. Because of this, David Zalik developed a computer company and made it a twenty man team at the age of twenty two and sold it then at two to three million dollars. There is no doubt that the story that David Zalik created so far in his life has done nothing but inspire those who hunger to create products and services in the form of business systems.
Mark McKenna, M.D., is one of the most innovative professionals in America thanks to his brilliant way of thinking. Many of his peers refer to him as being a doctor, a philanthropist and an entrepreneur. He is simply one of the most progressive-thinking individuals in the medical-aesthetics sector of business. The Tulane University Medical School graduate is licensed in medicine and is licensed in surgery by the Louisiana and Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners. For 2018, Dr. Mark McKenna has launched his new creation, and that new creation is known as OVME. Pronounced “of me,” this medical-aesthetics practice will offer an abundance of minimal-invasive procedures. Enhancing the look and feel of the general public is the goal. OVME is located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, Georgia, and it will provide luxury-treatment rooms, provide secluded offices as well as provide private rooms.
In addition to those high-quality services, Dr. Mark McKenna has found a way of bringing the services to the clients. OVME will introduce an innovative application for connecting health-conscious consumers with specific medical-aesthetics services. These services will be provided by some of the most well-trained personnel, and they can be performed from the clients’ residents. It doesn’t get more innovative than this. OVME is the more recent version of Dr. Mark McKenna’s excellence. Prior to launching this particular company, he possessed another medical practice in the Atlanta-area that was known as ShapeMed. Shapemed was a huge success as it offered a variety of services like hormonal therapy, Botox injections and Juvederm treatments.
Dr. Mark McKenna has expanded his game across multiple genres. Shortly after he started his medical career, he founded other companies like Uptown Title Inc., as well as McKenna Venture Investments. All in all, Dr. Mark McKenna is doing his part to better mankind, but who knows what he has in store in the coming years.
According to author and motivational speaker Vijay Eswaran, being a true leader is not about telling people what to do. On the contrary, being a leader means being a servant of the people you are in charge of. According to Vijay Eswaran, there are five Cs that leaders need to have if they truly want to be successful leaders.
The first is Care. A leader needs to truly care about the people he or she leads. If they are in charge of a company, he or she needs to care about the welfare of their employees. It is not possible to be a leader if they do not care about the people who are on their team. If they lead a community, they need to care about the people in the community.
The second is Clarity of vision. If you do not know what your vision is, you will not be able to lead a team effectively. You need to be able to understand that you are part of a bigger picture. You should be able to convey your vision to the people that are on your team. Then you will be able to work together towards a common goal.
The third is Core Values. You need to have core values that you never budge from. Your values should be honesty, compassion, integrity, and so on. If you do not adhere to the values, then you will not be a true leader who cares about your team.
The fourth is Commitment to growth. You need to be able to guide your team so that your business continues to grow. You need to have an outlook on growth for the future. If you do not give up your personal time for the growth of others, then you are not a true servant leader.
The fifth C is Creating the will to sacrifice. If you can not sacrifice for others, then you are not a servant leader. If you choose to be a leader, you need to realize that the needs of your community often will have to come before your own wants and desires.
Greg Secker is the founder of the Knowledge to Action Group and the Greg Secker Foundation where the former is a for-profit business conglomerate, and the latter is a non-profit. He is popular amongst upcoming businesspeople in London, Sydney, Manila, and Johannesburg because he has dedicated time and resources towards coaching and motivating them in their entrepreneurial journey. He also uses his non-profit organization to donate to charity and to help the needy navigate their way out of poverty. How he manages to do all that at only 42 is what makes him stand out among other entrepreneur and philanthropists.
Greg’s achievements make him a highly sought after personality, with many people wanting to hear his opinion on different topics, or to hear his journey story, and others interested to know who Greg is outside his public self. Ideamensch recently caught up with the legend and asked some of those questions on behalf of its readers. He explained that among the motivations that made him join entrepreneurship was boredom and the urge to educate people on the little that he knew about business. According to him, working in a bank was not as inspiring for him; it was boring to spend all day with only a computer to interact with. He quit his job and started coaching people through a premier coaching firm in England. To this end, his success is out for all to see.
Ideamensch also sought to know how Greg Secker efficiently cultivates his dreams and ideas to fruition. He said that he first ensures that he falls in love with his idea before he starts implementing it. He creates an illusion of the idea from the first step of the implementation process to the last, and that enables him to come up with a good strategy.
During his life as an employee, Greg Secker worked for Thomas Cook Financial services where he ran the Virtual Trading Desk™ and Mellon Financial Corporation where he was a senior executive. It’s after quitting Mellon that he decided to start Learn to Trade.
Under the leadership of Greg, Learn to Trade has won many awards, including Best Educator by World Finance Magazine in a couple of times.
According to the article on the News Version, the OSI Group is continuing to grow its multibillion-dollar status in the industry of food manufacturing with acquisitions of other food companies aligning well with the values and goals of the company. As a world leader, the company provides quality products and custom solutions for retail brands and food service. The productivity of OSI in 2016 alone shows the company’s emphasis on growth with a total of seven new facilities for production and processing worldwide.
OSI Group president, David McDonald explained, saying that he acknowledges the appetite of the company for growth not just in capacity. OSI product development is offering more to customers. By partnering with its customers on products that could help them expand their business, OSI Group is encouraging its suppliers to assist them to achieve increased sales. The company partnering method is giving demanding consumers more alternatives to getting what they need, including organic and natural foods, plus the potion of selecting premium specialties versus the ones that are hardly affordable.
McDonald credited the CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin, with pushing the organization to create the energy, making it grow, provide more food choices, and becoming more significant to clients. The company’s growth plan allows it to run in 16 nations outside the U.S. According to the daily newspaper, Chicago Tribune, OSI paid 7.4 million dollars for a former Chicago-based Tyson Foods plant. An OSI Industries spokesman stated that the facility, which is 200,000 square feet, provides help for continued business expansion. The line of the company includes beef items like hamburgers and meatballs, along with bacon, hot dogs, as well as other pork items, plus vegetable and poultry products.
According to Forbes, after more than 100 years in business, OSI Group is ranked among the largest privately-owned companies in the world. With the acquisition of Flagship Europe, OSI Group can provide resources for its new customers in international markets for a business that is already successful. The line of Flagship Europe includes various products ranging from pies to frozen poultry to sandwich fillings, dressings, sauces, marinades, and dips.
Since OSI Group opened its first family-owned meat market in 1909 in Chicago, one thing has remained constant, which is their steadfast dedication to their client’s success. That’s why many of the leading brands in the world regard them as their leading global food provider. The leading brands trust OSI always to deliver solutions of leading-edge food for their most critical processing needs and product development. Solutions that deliver value, quality, and also streamline processes while optimizing prices.
About OSI Group: www.careersinfood.com/osi-group-company-1088.htm
James Dondero, Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management, lives in Dallas, TX and is also both CFA and CMA with over 30 years in training and experience because, as he says, “In this unique business, with its multiple opportunities for extension and cross-referencing, you truly never stop learning indeed”. Before working for Highland Capital Management, he was the Chief Investment Officer for GIC’s Protective Life and resigned in 1993. Prior to this experience, he was a Portfolio Manager for the renowned American Express itself, just after serving as a Corporate Bond Analyst for the company.
Mr. James Dondero is also a current member of the boards for American Banknote and MGM Studios respectively. In addition, he actively gives to numerous philanthropic efforts in public policy, education enrichment and veteran’s affairs. He contributed his best efforts to the Nexpoint fund NHF for many years and has both gained knowledge, wisdom and skill and made a world of difference to the area of traditional asset allocation in his very capturing approach. He has also become an expert on credit markets, equities, collateral loan obligations, commerce and accounting. He has assisted numerous reputable institutions around the world in high-yields, distress investing, corporate bonds, analysis, retail and institutional investment with proposed credit solutions.
Last month, Barron’s dedicated an article to this unique leader and posted it online as well as on the official Highland Capital Management website . The title is appealing and accurate, attracting many potential business partners, prospects and clients to what this man has done and the company’s future. In particular, the piece details Dondero’s claimed strengths and strategies regarding winning on alternative investment debt deals, trends and turnarounds. The article claims that he makes bold bets and takes a chance but eventually wins every time, examples for any leader in training to shadow. The article begins with honoring Dondero’s unique biography as one that speaks for itself and paints an interesting story into his current life and standing; one sees the pieces coming together in beautiful unity as we now have the finished piece of who this man is.
Adam Milstein arrived in the US in 1981 and enrolled for his MBA in the University of Southern California where he specialized in entrepreneurship. His motivation to venture on his own into real estate came about as a result of recruiters offering much less than what he felt he was worth. Initially, Adam Milstein had thought of making just enough money to enable him to settle the student loans and head back to Israel, but after three years of being a successful real estate commercial broker, he fully ventured into real estate investment. Milstein met David Hager, an Israeli investor, whom he convinced that they could jointly invest in properties. They later co-found Hager Pacific Properties, a privately owned real estate investment company, which specializes in the development of commercial and private aging properties.
Milstein was the first born son to Eva Milshtein and Hillel Milshtein, who was a real estate developer in Haifa, Israel. During his early years, Milstein joined the Israeli Defense Forces, after which he enrolled in the Israeli Institute of Technology. He graduated in 1978 with a degree in business and economics. In the course of his studies, he helped his father expand their real estate and property development business, a factor that must have played a significant role in influencing him to become a real estate entrepreneur. He met and married his wife Gila Elgrably in 1974 in Haifa. Besides being the co-founder of Hager Pacific Properties, Milstein is also a co-founder of the Israeli American Council to which he also is the National Chairman. Despite his not returning to Israel, he views himself as an Israeli ambassador as a result of his being a board member of several pro-Israeli organizations such as Jewish Funders Network, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, among others. Along with his wife, they also founded the Sifriyat Pijama B’America, where they provide monthly Hebrew books to impact Jewish values to Israeli-Jewish-American families in the US.
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