What Everyone Should Know About Don Ressler

Don Ressler happens to be one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Being an entrepreneur, it should come as no surprise that Don was one of the people who was behind the startup of Intelligent Beauty and subsidiaries that followed it. The first startup of Don’s, FitnessHeaven.com was bought up by the company known by the name Intermix Media during the year of 2001. After doing this, Ressler made the great decision to become partners with the well-known Adam Goldenberg and together they created what was called Alena Media.

After Intermix was soon bought by the company News Corp during the year of 2005, both Don Ressler and Adam became aware of all of the things that they did not find agreeable about the News Corp company and the way they were handling things. After becoming aware of all of this, they made the decision to go out into the world in search of opportunities that were better suited to their desires.

With knowledge at hand within the world of advertising and skills that were well-in tune with online performance advertising, they had made the great decision to put out there a brand building company that they would be able to work with autonomously. Ressler and Goldenberg eventually came to the ideal, thanks to the help of some former Alena members, of creating Intelligent Beauty. A couple of years later, they created a system that was made for weight-loss called SENSA. In the year of 2008, Don and Adam were able to receive funding for their company, in the amount of $43 million, from a company that was named Technology Crossover Ventures.

During the year of 2010, the Intelligent Beauty company was able to launch a third company, also known as JustFab. In the year of 2011, JustFab was able to obtain $33 million in funding, coming from Matrix Partners on en.wikipedia.org. This funding helped the JustFab company become a great success and also helped Adam and Don to make a huge name for themselves.

Don Ressler is a businessman who has made a huge name for himself when it comes to making businesses that stick. He has lived a very great life full of much success. If you were to meet Don Ressler today, you would come to know that he is one of the best of the best when it comes to running a business and not forgetting to make sure everyone around him is happy with the outcome.

Kevin Seawright Makes The Homeownership Dream A Reality In Baltimore

 

Kevin Seawright is an administrative and financial operation professional. Seawright is a multi-skilled individual who has thrived in the private financial sector, outcome efficiency, administrative management, business development ideas and team inclusion. He is the founder of an affordable housing provider, RPS Solutions LLL. Seawright established the company in 2015 which offers first-time homebuyers looking to buy homes in Baltimore cheaper options. RPS Solutions LLL renovates and builds houses at a low cost.

Kevin Seawright is passionate about making homeownership possible for all Baltimore residents. He holds a firm conviction that the most important factor about stabling the neighborhood is ensuring stability through homeownership. Seawright says that homeownership is a major step towards wealth development.

 

To achieve this end, Seawright works together with the housing and community development and the Baltimore city officials. Through this initiative of renovating houses, first-time homebuyers can get cheap housing. In doing so, they can help people like Jerel Brown who cannot afford to own homes. The initiative will transform the lives of many individuals who never thought it was possible to buy homes.

 

Jerel Brown is a beneficiary of the affordable housing initiative in Baltimore Metro area by Kevin Seawright. He is a worker at the RPS Solutions LLL where his mother also worked. Jerel would not be a homeowner because his budget did not qualify him to buy a home. He says “It was tough finding upgraded properties at a budget I could afford. I was ecstatic about being a home owner to a home that looks a lot like the ones I only saw in magazines”.

 

Kevin Seawright who had mentored Jerel since he was a youth was pleased to suggest the idea to Jerel and watch his life transformed. He was excited about the idea of being a homeowner and embraced it without any hesitation. Seawright said, “I was honored to be in the position to help a young person that worked very hard to achieve the homeownership.”

 

RPS Solutions LLL aims at raising the percentage of homeowners in Baltimore which currently stands at 48.3%. The company’s vision is to match the level of homeownership in the rest of the country.

SEC Whistleblower Award Given Out

Whistleblowers often take a lot of risks. For one thing, when they point out any wrongs in the company, then they find themselves having to fave the possibility of retaliation. Often times, the retaliation comes in the form of job loss from the unethical company. While it does seem like a bad thing, the blessing in disguise is that he no longer has to work for the unethical company. SEC Whistleblower companies understand that the person is taking a huge risk. Therefore, they offer awards to the whistleblower according to the problem that they have revealed to the company.

One thing that is an ongoing issue is ethics when it comes to business. Often times, businesses tend to work over their customers or other people in order to keep above the bottom line. These days, many people who run the business are running it from the standpoint of what they can get away with as opposed to how they can best serve their customers. Not all awards are equal. Some awards will be very large for the whistle blower. As a matter of fact, the SEC Whistleblower program has given out its second largest award to date to a courageous person who revealed a breach in ethics on the part of a business.

For people that do not know where to go when they see a business acting unethically, they can find an SEC Whistleblower Program firm in which they could talk to an SEC Whistleblower attorney. The attorney will hear his case so that. Then according to what he has heard, the SEC Whistleblower lawyer will look into the issue in order to see what kind of sanctions it could get from the company. The case proceeds and the whistleblower is awarded according to the sanction that is paid.

SEC Whistleblower agencies like Labaton Sucharow makes sure that the businesses are operating in an ethical fashion. For one thing, the point of whistleblower programs is not to punish the company for breaching ethics, but to make sure that the business relationship is improved so that the client or customer is better protected.

Madison Street Capital Makes It To The 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

In the recent past, Madison Street Capital was announced as a finalist for the prestigious 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. In the financial industry, the awards are regarded as an epitome of achievement. It seeks to recognize expertise in financing and restructuring, deal making as well as contributions and achievements made by different professionals and firms.

The Chicago-based investment banking institution has been nominated in the International and Industrial Deal of the Year as well as Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. The former nominated Madison Street Capital because of its role in facilitating Dowco to acquire Acuna and Asociados S.A. Karl D’Cunha, senior managing director of the investment firm, led the transaction.

Charles, CEO and founder of Madison Street Company, asserted that the company was pleased to work with its longstanding client, Dowco. He continued to posit that they were honored to be nominees for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year award. Charles concluded by saying that the company’s dealmakers carries out their duties in multiple time zones in order to connect the clients with emerging and growing businesses that can satisfy their utility. Karl said that the acquisition of Acuna and Asociados was an intricate cross-border transaction involving many moving parts. The managing director could not hide his joy for their efforts to be recognized. The 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala shall be held at the New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, November 9. The winners shall be announced on this day. This information was originally mentioned on PR.com as outlined in the following link http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/08/r8401008/madison-street-capital-announced-as-finalist-for-the-15th-annual-m-a-ad

About Madison Street Capital
This investment firm is renowned for providing merger and acquisition expertise, financial advisory services, valuation services as well as financial opinions to both private and public entities around the globe. Madison Street Capital has enlisted the services of experienced and qualified professionals. These experts have specialized in partnering with different middle-market institutions across many industry verticals as well as niche markets. The unique needs of each client are analyzed in order to have the best match between sellers and buyers besides creating capitalization structures and arranging for appropriate funding in order to optimize the potentials of clients.

The company’s expertise is anchored on four crucial areas. They are extensive network, professional depth, investment banking and independent valuation services. Under its professional depth, Madison Street Capital has unrivaled leadership, national footprint, loads of experience and observes the highest levels of professional standards. The company’s extensive network encompasses a wide range of financial and strategic contacts, connections with different decision-makers and broad resources. The investment firm’s strengths lie in its experience on merger and acquisition as well as raising of capital, ESOP and corporate finance advisory. The others are private placements and financial restructuring. In its independent valuation services, Madison Street Capital has professionals that have vast knowledge on matters of tax compliance, litigation support and financial reporting. The company is also able to undertake portfolio valuation as well as fairness and solvency opinions. This information was originally published on Slide share as provided in the link below http://www.slideshare.net/killerknight/madison-street-capital-investment-banking-overview-2016

http://www.madisonstreetcapital.com/madison-street-capital-served-as-exclusive-advisor-to-the-dowco-group-of-companies-2/

The Evolution of Lips: From Chapped to Smooth

The culture of lip protection has come a long way in the last 136 years. What started as basically a small candle wrapped in foil in 1880, has now become a multi billion dollar industry.

The brand “Chapstick” is the most recognized on Walmart, with the classic black tube, and the cherry red tube. I think everyone has bought and almost immediately, lost hundreds of those growing up. I know I have. Even today, the brand is talked about in our pop culture, like here with Katy Perry’s breakout hit, I Kissed A Girl, https://youtu.be/tAp9BKosZXs.

With evolving technology, we have also developed an evolved awareness of skin protection from the sun and that you really should cover yourself in sunscreen with a decent spf if you plan on being outside. Most people don’t think about it, but that does include our lips too.

Now, there are so many options out there to choose from. One of the upcoming leaders that I, myself swear by is EOS lip balm or Evolution of Smooth. Here is a link to their site, evolutionofsmooth.com.  You can see all the products that they make are not only good for you, because they protect you from getting chapped lips, some of them contain spf so they protect you from sunburn, but they also use 100% natural fruits, oils and vitamins. http://www.ulta.com/brand/eos

EoS product are not just for your lips though. They also have all natural hand lotions and shaving creams. There are also special shimmer lip balms. And the best part about the lip balms (aside from the fact that they protect your lips from the suns drying heat and rays, or winter’s harsh cold wind) is that they are cute little spheres that make it cute, fun and healthy. Choose EOS products on your next Walmart shopping!

 

Eucatex’s CEO Analyzes the Brazilian Economy

Flavio Maluf is the chief executive officer of Eucatex. Maluf is professionally a mechanical engineer and a lawyer having graduated from Fundacao Amando Alvares Penteado Foundation in San Paulo. Also, he spent a year both working and studying administration at the New York University. His professionalism and experience have seen him become a very successful entrepreneur. Flavio Maluf has served as the CEO for Eucatex for more than 30 years. Based on his entrepreneurial expertise, Maluf is also the chief executive officer of GrandFood Group.

Eucatex Brazil is a construction company that has been operational since 1951. The company is the leading supplier of building and construction products in Brazil and other countries. The company is best known for their improved and environmentally sustainable products. One surprising thing about the enterprise is the fact that it chose to make use of softwood as their raw materials having in mind that they are easy to cultivate and take a short time to mature. Such practices and good management have led to the company continue supplying quality products to their customers. For sustainability, the company designed a plan to plant eucalyptus seedlings in their acquired farms.

Currently, Eucatex is one of the most successful enterprises in the supply of wood and its derivatives both in Brazil and beyond, they have completely taken over the construction industry by providing quality products to their customers. The company is known for the supply of quality furniture, building products as well as paint. On an analysis presented to Exam.com, Flavio Maluf emphasizes that the enterprise’s product diversity places it at a strategic point to assess the current economic scenario. What is more, being the leading supplier of wood products, the company is well positioned to experience the frequent crisis.

On his analysis, Flavio Maluf explained that the situation of the Brazilian economy is extremely worrying. Flavio emphasized that the political precariousness’s significantly contributes in worsening the situation. Eucatex CEO insists that the political agitation strengthens the uncertainties hence devouring the purchasing power through inflation. Flavio Maluf strongly suggests that something must be done urgently regarding the government’s credibility. If not the economic crisis will keep worsening since Brazilians will never recover its purchasing power while the market will lack new investments due to the fear of inflations.

The Inspiring Doe Deere And The Success Of Lime Crime Cosmetics

Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime cosmetics revealed some of the secrets about what it takes to become a successful female entrepreneur. Women being brave and bold enough to work to make their business dream a reality. She also talked about the importance of women identifying their strengths and what they’re passionate about and turning them into a business. The cosmetics brand founder explained that she had a livelong love of makeup and bright colors and that led her to create her company.

Deere didn’t let challenges stop her. She drew on the strength of the female entrepreneurs she admired and her desire to be a role model for women to overcome those obstacles to attain her dream. As a result she was able to turn what could’ve been a tough journey into a fun ride. Deere’s first makeup memory was playing with makeup with her friends as a 9 year old. The joy she felt then inspired her to pursue her dream of creating her fast-growing cosmetics line. Her willingness to experiment with rhinestones, sparkles and colors led to the development of the Lime Crime line.

The Russian born entrepreneur didn’t have it easy. Her family lived in a homeless shelter when they first moved to New York City when she was a child. That determination to succeed helped her overcome her early failures as a fashion designer, model and rock & roll artist. She taught herself how to produce the brightly colored makeup she wanted and combine it with her skill at internet marketing. The result was the launch of the Lime Crime brand.

The willingness to do the work necessary to learn the skills she needed to fulfill her dreams is what has set Deere apart. Rather than giving in when times got tough, she simply learned from her failures, adjusted her dreams and continued to move forward. The result is her successful Lime Crime brand that has been embraced by fearless unicorns, bold people who love color and dare to be different, the world over. Now Doe Deere is one of the world’s most inspiring women.

How Labaton Sucharow Is Helping SEC In The Fight Against Securities Violations

One of the most recent news featuring the SEC is the award they issued to a whistleblower for exposing the wrong doings perpetrated by some individuals in the financial services industry. The whistleblower was a Labaton Sucharow client and the law firm is now promising more solutions in the near future since they have expanded their scope of operations to invite more and experienced lawyers.

Labaton Sucharow has been in the business of assisting clients present their cases to the SEC and through their effort, many have received compensation for their effort in the fight against securities violations. As James Thomas, the Chair of the firm’s Whistleblower Representation Program explains, the client shared information that many in the industry would not share for fear of exposing their bosses.

As an experienced SEC Whistleblower attorney, he argues that this is an encouraging move that should push others with similar information to come for assistance at Labaton Sucharow. The fact the client earned the second biggest stake since the SEC Whistleblower program was incepted says a lot about Labaton Sucharow and their ability when it comes to pushing for solutions that can reward the whistleblowers.

About the SEC Whistleblower Program
In 2010, the federal government convened and one of the main reasons they did so was to amend the Consumer Protection Act. Through this effort several bodies were formed among them the SEC Whistleblower Program to champion the fight against securities violations. Previous laws were not sufficient to allow smooth running of the program and it would prove challenging to guarantee one a solution when presenting cases about securities violations. Therefore, the SEC Whistleblower program came with solutions to common issues that were ailing the business world.

Some of the things that came with the program include the anonymous reporting capabilities, which allow whistleblowers to share information without risking their identity. The information shared is only handled by the body and the individual is shielded from exposure to the public, something that barred hundreds from presenting their cases previously for fear they would become victims of intimidation.

Most importantly, the SEC Whistleblower program introduced the international reporting capabilities, which surpass the barriers of difference in jurisdictions. The laws allow one to present cases regardless of whether one is from a different jurisdiction. To confirm the effectiveness of this provision, the SEC announced that the 2011 statistics showed that 11 percent of the cases brought before the body were from other jurisdictions. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/second-largest-sec-whistleblower-award-granted-to-labaton-sucharow-client-300282555.html

The Cumulative Growth Effect Credited for the Numerous Edits on Wikipedia Articles

The many editors, who volunteer a considerable amount of their talent and time on Wikipedia, have elicited debate from various parties over the years. This is because the volunteer editors and writers work without payment in an environment that lacks a clear channel of authority. Recently, two researchers namely Stephen Seiler and Aleksi Aaltonen, who are both associate professors at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Warwick Business School respectively, undertook research in a bid to quantify Wikipedia’s effect on productivity.

Results of their Research

Both researchers found that edits to Wikipedia articles served as magnets that attracted other edits. They also discovered that those Wikipedia revisions done by new editors lured additional edits. This was upon evaluating 1,310 articles on Wikipedia that were edited about 63,000 times in more than eight years. They acknowledged this “cumulative growth effect” for about half of the content added to a typical article between 2002 and 2010.

Benefits of Having a Wikipedia Page

When you make a Wikipedia page it helps to boost the online presence of your brand or image. This is enhanced by the visibility Wikipedia enjoys on Google’s search results. Further, your business will likely get a sense of prestige and credibility, which makes potential clients trust its services or products

Get Your Wiki

Wikipedia serves as one of the ideal platforms of marketing your business or image to a multitude of people. This is because the open-source community appears in one out of five top search results on Google. Nevertheless, learning to create a Wiki page can be a grueling and cumbersome task even though various guidelines exist. To avoid all the hassles that come with such a task, consider hiring the services or expertise of Get Your Wiki’s editors. The professionals are skilled in creating and editing Wikipedia articles or pages, as they are well-versed with the manual of style, formatting techniques as well as how to cite reliable sources.

Dealing with Get Your Wiki safeguards you from malicious edits, which are common on Wikipedia. As such, the veteran Wikipedia editors from Get Your Wiki ensure that they provide thorough monitoring services to make sure that all edits made are done in good faith. This means that the Wiki edits should be not only accurate but also beneficial to Wikipedia. The team at Get Your Wiki boats of experienced translators who assist clients in translating their articles or pages into any desired language. More information and a free quotation can be obtained via this link http://www.getyourwiki.com/

Securus Technologies Transforms from Manual Processing to Digital Automation

The ConnectUs Platform

Securus Technologies leads in the provision of civil and criminal justice technology solutions nationwide. Apparently, the company is implementing its Inmate Forms and Grievance application on ConnectUs to save customers’ real time and money. Securus strives to provide advanced, edge-cutting technology and features to its clients. Russell Roberts, the head of Marketing and Strategies at Securus says that the implementation of Inmate Forms and Grievance application illustrates how the company is committed to modernizing its customers with the latest, most efficient technology. The application abolishes the use of papers for requests like sign up forms, medical, grievances, and handbook acceptance forms. As such, correctional officers will spend little time copying, responding, archiving and storing documents.

With this application, Securus Technologies will be able to create custom forms for any request. It will take a shorter time to change a form, and no printing is involved. The ConnectUs platform transforms the company from manual processing to digital automation. Apparently, Securus processes an average of 14 forms manually per month. Therefore, the new system will save correctional staff adequate time that can be used to focus on security and safety issues. Additionally, inmates also benefit from the platform because they will have access to the application forms and their status, and decide to either accept or appeal them.

The ConnectUs platform is easy to implement and therefore loved by everyone. If implemented, it will save thousands of dollars used on processing papers manually. In an ongoing effort to automate correctional facilities, Securus’ ConnectUs modernizes incarceration experience. It is the most robust platform in the market with the latest features that allow inmates to access unlimited services as designated by the correctional facilities. Not only does ConnectUs allows the inmates to access boundless set of applications, but also governs what they can access.