Category Archives: CEO’s

Championing the rights of those who can’t; Thor Havlorssen

They say that the events that we pass through as children have a lot to do with who we eventually become. This story is true for one Thor Havlorssen. Thor is a Venezuelan human rights activist who also has some Norwegian heritage. He seems to have been born to be an activist because both his parents come from a lineage of great community leaders and were also activists. When Thor was a little boy, he had to watch his father get mistreated and even jailed by a dictatorial regime in Venezuela. His mother, Hilda Mendoza, was also shot during a peaceful protest against an oppressive regime.

What seems to have irked Thor the most regarding the incident, which he himself reported about was the fact that the perpetrators of the crime were arrested, released and even after being tried and found guilty, they were sentenced to only three years. To add salt to injury, they were released after serving a mere 3 month jail term. He realized that human rights were not applicable to all and started his movement, The Human Rights Foundation. Through the foundation, he has been able to champion the rights of individuals and human rights groups from across the globe.

Thor has been involved in a number of large scale matches, movements and events that are meant to create awareness about human rights. His annual event, The Human Rights Conference is one of the most notable annual events on the globe. He has also been directly involved with some tough situations when trying to make the voices of the people being denied their rights heard. It is to be noted that a while back, he escaped narrowly from Vietnam where he had been covering an inmate’s suffering story. His cameramen had to use tricks to hide footage of the entire ordeal.

Thor believes that the most important discussion that should be taking place in the nations should be the plight of those who are oppressed by dictatorial regimes and other complications. He states that he only respects a person based on the types of things that they believe in.

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Talk Fusion Wins the Prestigious Communication Solutions Product Award

In 2016, Talk Fusion continued with its remarkable track of records when it was honored Communications Solutions Product of the Year award. The award is given to firms with outstanding products and services that enhance data, voice and video communication, which are new in the market or those that have been improved in the last twelve months. The Talk Fusion fantastic Video Chat platform was exceptional, and judges could not help but nominate it. The award was the second that the company received in the year.

The Talk Fusion communication platform uses WebRTC technology offers Video Chat that allows customers to communicate face to face using tablets, desktops, and tablets. Dubbed as Video Chat app is available on Google play stores and iTunes. Since March 2016 when the full version was released, it has continually revolutionary cross-communication platform. With this great achievement, TMC chose Talk Fusion as the best-suited firm to win the award.

Talk Fusion also introduced Free Trials, its WebRTC Recorder and launched TalkFusionInstantPay.com. All these products were launched in a period of less than a year. Receiving two awards in the same year meant that Talk Fusion had the best year of all times.

Statement from Talk Fusion

The CEO and president of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina could not hide his excitement receiving the award. In a statement, he said that winning the award meant that they are in line with their mission of offering the best communication solutions in the industry. He also assured their clients that their experienced team of IT experts has great plans for the future. The firm is committed to staying ahead of its competitors through offering the best All-in-One-Video communication solutions. Ryan Page, the chief technical officer, said that winning the award was a confirmation of their innovativeness and creativity in creating exceptional applications.

About Talk Fusion

Talk Fusion is the leading provider of Video Marketing Solutions. The firm was established in 2007 by the CEO and founder, Bob Reina. The firm is dedicated to helping enterprises beat their competitors, increase profits and sales and maintain their customers. The services offered by Talk Fusion include video emails, live meetings, sign-up form, video chat, and video newsletter.

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Timothy Armour Explains Why Warren Buffet Will Win Charitable Bet And Collect Big From S&P

Timothy Armour is standing behind Warren Buffett in his attempt to gain better returns on his investments than a group of hedge fund managers, and he is doing it by investing in the S&P 500 passive index fund, something most people say is impossible. Like Buffett, Tim Armour knows that it can be done and has the facts to back up Buffett’s claims.

The S&P is a low cost simple investment, but Mr. Buffett has been spending time investing from the bottom up, researching and analyzing companies so he can build a strong portfolio. This passive index investment strategy has its risks, it is volatile and unknown. It offers a way to invest at low costs, but requires much legwork. Being able to do better than the other investors during bad markets is one of the keys to growing a solid nest egg in the S&P.

Armour goes on to note that the average active fund has underperformed over meaningful lengths of time, but there are exceptions. In general, someone who invested $10,000 in the first S&P 500 index fund over 4 decades ago would have over $500,000 today. That is certainly a nice growth, but someone who invested the same amount in more active funds from American Funds would have gained considerably more money. Armour works for a firm that is 86 years old, combining their 18 equity funds, that amounts to about 653 years of investment experience. The Capital Group, Armour’s company, has averaged 1.47 percentage points annually above similar index benchmarks.

Armour currently serves as the Chairman, Director, and Principal Executive Officer for Capital Research and Management Company. He is also the Chairman and Equity Portfolio Manager for The Capital Group Companies, Inc. He began his career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Middlebury College before starting out in the professional world where he quickly climbed the corporate ladder. He has held board memberships with 3 companies, including AMCAP Fund.

Darius Fisher’s Newest Achievement Garners Acclaim

Darius Fisher has proven the old adage that hard work bears the fruits of success. He also revealed that coming up with a product or service that meets an important demand can also lead to the achievement of greatness. Fisher honed his skills at marketing and promotions while working in copywriting and political consulting. All of this experience helped him immensely when he went on to co-found Status Labs, the top reputation management firm in the industry.

Success breeds honors and rewards. Industry organizations and publications do like to raise awareness of those professionals who have gone far beyond their peers and competitors and done something special in the industry. Such awards do positively impact the industry. When one entrepreneur sees the honors given to another, the former could be motivated to achieve the same levels of success as the latter. This can lead to a healthy environment for the growing industry.

The award Darius Fisher was given definitely is among the most prestigious and coveted awards for anyone in public relations or marketing professions. The official honor is dubbed the PR World Awards “Business Development Individual of the Year” award. Fisher positively developed his business for maximum gains. Status Labs experienced well over 900% growth in only a three year period. That is a stunning level of growth.

Darius Fisher has taken many steps to enhance and increase the continued growth and success of Status Labs. In addition to drawing in new clients, he has retained top employees thanks to the institution of an overall agreeable work environment.

JustFab CEO Don Ressler Keeps Going

Don Ressler is a serial CEO and entrepreneur. As the founder, he has created multiple successful businesses and brands and he shows no signs of slowing down. Recently, his companies have been valued at excellent rates and his success continues to inspire others in the same industry.

JustFab, one of the companies that Ressler has founded, just reached an impressive valuation of $1 billion. That’s almost unheard of outside of the corners of Silicon Valley. Typically, these companies don’t see growth like that unless they are a piece of software or app. However, Ressler has a keen sense of vision for markets and where they are headed. This allows him to position himself with the advantage and overcome competitors. This vision along with his work ethic and intellectual prowess make him on the best CEOs the world has ever seen.

He consistently builds businesses and is able to attract the right funding for them to work. This is a rare skill set but one he has acquired through his experience as a marketing and business leader. In fact, Ressler built his own company from scratch and now he gets to run an international organization with many companies to his name.

He didn’t always start having Kimora Lee Simmons and Kate Hudson as celebrity endorsement for his brands though. Fabletics and JustFab took a while to build, and a lot of startup capital, which totals in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It was with this money he was able to continue the success he sees today. But Ressler had to create his own company first called FitnessHeaven.com which he sold. Then, he teamed up his partners and sold his company. This allowed him to see new market opportunities that he capitalized on, such as performance marketing. The idea came to him while he and his team at Alena Media where all brainstorming together. They took two weeks, but finally Ressler realized they needed to create company around beauty and fashion. It began an e-commerce empire that exists today.

When it comes to Don Ressler, one thing is certain: he knows how to run a business. He wants to continue to improve his products and offerings at every opportunity. This is apparent in the fact they have been able to achieve incredible results and grow at an impressive pace. Time will tell, but it looks like this CEO is on top for right now.

 

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Don Ressler, an Eye for Trends and a Mind for Business

Executive, entrepreneur, trend-spotter, Don Ressler is all of these as well as being one-half of the genius behind wildly successful ecommerce sites. Ressler and his business partner Adam Goldenberg began their brand building business in the early 2000’s and business has been booming ever since.

Don Ressler and Goldenberg’s global ecommerce empire had very humble beginnings; it is the fruit of a brainstorming session held in Goldenberg’s living room. Just two short weeks after tossing ideas around, the pair created brand-building business, Brand Ideas. Eventually the company’s name became Intelligent Beauty.

The brand building business, Intelligent Beauty, specialized in creating direct to consumer marketing ecommerce sites. and Goldenberg and  Ressler’s first new brand was an online skincare and cosmetics company called DERMSTORE. In just two years, the pair followed DERMSTORE’S success by creating the online weight loss system, SENSA. Clearly, Don Ressler knew a great idea when he saw one.

In 2010, Ressler and Goldenberg began what would become a global enterprise, JustFab. The entrepreneurial pair struck gold with the idea of an online fashion subscription business. Ressler has set JustFab apart by creating high quality cutting edge fashions at comfortable price points. Consumers can shop from the site and be confident that they are purchasing gorgeous on trend items. According to Ressler, about one percent of JustFab’s customers go this route. The other ninety-nine percent of JustFab customers are members in the company’s VIP subscription service. This service is part of Ressler’s genius. Upon joining, a member takes lifestyle quizzes to pin point individual style. Then each month the member receives complete outfits put together by stylists. The membership fee is only $39.99 and members can opt out of a month and not pay the fee. They are also welcome to purchase any of JustFab’s extensive offerings. In about three years, JustFab had millions of VIP Members worldwide. Ressler credits some of the success to using a common sense approach to fashion. Giving a consumer an item that is on par with ultra-expensive designer names at a fraction of the cost simply makes sense. See: http://ecommerce-news.internetretailer.com/nav/tags/donressler/0

Don Ressler and Goldenberg continued to build on JustFab’s success and branched out into other areas of fashion. The company acquired rival ShoeDazzle and approximately twenty percent of their business comes exclusively from the sale of shoes. When Ressler and Goldenberg saw a need in the kids clothing market, they expanded and created a line just for kids. The same holds true for athletic wear and even menswear. Going offline and opening storefronts is the latest way Ressler is working to meet consumer’s needs.

Known in the industry, for his keen skills that allow him to spot trends and then transition the trends into thriving brands, Don Ressler is sure to keep building and creating satisfied customers along the way.

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Doe Deere Talks Business And Fashion

Many women today look to the world of fashion for inspiration in all areas of their lives. Fashion influences how women dress, think and view the world. Fashion choices also serve as a form of important self expression for many women, allowing them to reveal who they are to the rest of the world. Someone who has not used fashion to create looks but also decided to dive head first and combine her love of fashion with her understanding of the world of business is fashion consultant and cosmetics guru Doe Deere. Through her company, Lime Crime, Deere has had an enormous influence on the world of fashion as revealed in an article for Galore Magazine.

Her Own Personal Style

In this article, Deere addresses the concerns that she has had while working in the field to develop her own style and her own company. She talks directly to her readers about what motivates her and where she happens to find inspiration for own brand of daring and lush makeup. As a result of her willingness to confront convention in the field and make her own path, she has been hailed by all those who love fashion and adore her quirky and lovable personal viewpoints.

A Business Venture

It was her own love of fashion that made her realize that she had something unique and amazing to offer the world. Deere decided the time was ripe to start a cosmetics business about a decade ago. This is when fashion was just starting to hit the internet. Deere quickly realized she could use this moment to her advantage and seized on it. Since that time, she’s been in heavy demand as someone who represents both business and art at the same time. Her own vivid use of color has helped her draw in followers who are happy to take her cues and follow them. Deere has made it clear that she loves the very idea of color and wishes to use it everywhere. This is one of many reasons why Lime Crime, her cosmetics company, has done very well in reaching out to clients. Many women find her use of color amazing. They also find that she shows them many new to use color, allowing them to feel free to use it in their own lives as well. Consequently, she is expecting her business to continue to enjoy much future expansion. https://websta.me/n/doedeere

Life and Legacy of Stephen P. Murray

We can all agree that Stephen Murray was one of the brightest financial minds in Wall Street. He was a thoughtful person who never took uncalculated risks. He turned CCMP Capital from a mere departmental branch of JP Morgan Chase into one of the leading private equity firms in the world.

He was an easy going person who brought out the best in everyone around him. An article from Central Jersey Working Moms opined that Stephen Murray was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1962 at the heart of the cold war. He attended Sleepy Hollow High School then proceeded to Boston College where he pursued bachelors in Economics. He was an A student and always performed well in his class.

After graduation in 1984 Stephen Murray applied and was accepted into a credit analysis program that was being offered at Manufactures Hannover. It was not long before he craved for more knowledge; he applied and joined Columbia Business School where he mastered in Business Administration.

Immediately after graduation he joined MH Equity Corporation which was later acquired by Manufactures Hannover. His life revolved around this company as it was acquired and merged severally through the years. He was a brilliant and hardworking person and began climbing the corporate ladder.

We all know that when a company changes hands a lot of people get laid down or reassigned. Stephen Murray maintained his job and was actively involved in the company transformation. In 2005 he was appointed as the head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners which was the controlling mother company of Chemical Ventures which had earlier acquired Manufactures Hannover.

Soon thereafter Stephen Murray proposed and set plans in motion to form CCMP Capital which became independent from Morgan Chase in 2006. In 2007 he was appointed as the president and CEO of the private equity firm. It is clear from the foregoing that he was a hardworking person.

Apart from his business endeavors he was a family man and has been married for more than 30 years. He married his long time lover Tami Anne on September 21, 1985. There union was blessed with four children whom he loved and adored. He lived in Stamford where he helped his wife raise their four sons who looked up to him for guidance and motivation.

He was an active philanthropist and donated generously to help other people who were facing various challenges. He believed in the right to quality education and made sure his former al mater maintained its high standards. Stephen Murray served at the board of Boston College where he facilitated scholarship programs for deserving under privileged students.

Why Talk Fusion is An Emerging Trend

It’s obvious that the world functions largely on a digital scale which means that Talk Fusion is the innovative company that fits right in. No company is growing faster than a company like Talk Fusion. I was researching companies that were on the horizon of something great, and this was one of the companies that sat at the top of the list.

Talk Fusion is all about emerging trends, and Founder and CEO Bob Reina was smart enough to grab ahold of the latest in technology in 2007 to help you grow your business. With his expertise and innovation, Reina was determined to find a way to empower individuals as well as other entrepreneurs. His passion for helping individuals grow their business drove him to develop a company that would put the technology side of business first.

The basis for the company is the cutting-edge video technology. This was a great thing for me because I knew that video would be a new and welcome addition to everything that I was already doing. As a copywriter, I already know that digital technology will further my business, but Bob was onto something when he took the focus to video. In 2007, Bob started with video email, and in time that grew significantly. The key to growing business is through technology, which means that as new applications continue to emerge, Bob will continue to add more tools and resources to his Talk Fusion offerings.

What do you need to help you propel your business further this year? What technology could you benefit from, that would help you get to the cutting edge for your business? If you are still looking for tools in technology that can help you work smarter, take a look at Talk Fusion first.

The Story of Coriant

As time moves forward and technology progresses, the industries that rely on technology also must change and adapt, and make a place in the modern era. Companies in the industry such a Coriant know this like many others would.

Coriant is the name of a telecommunications company that got its first start back in 2013. The company, which has its headquarters in both Germany and the United States, was originally under the ownership of Nokia Siemens Networks, which in turn was owned by Marlin Equity Partners. In the spring of 2013, the company made the announcement that it would declare its independence from Nokia and become its own entity. More recently, Marlin Equity partners has decided to form merger between Coriant and Tellabs, another telecom company, and as a result everything will operate under the name of Coriant.

Kheradpir serves as the current CEO of the company, after putting in long hours of work cooperating with vendors within and outside of the company. With him as CEO, Kheradpir now replaces former CEO Pat DiPietro, who now serves as the vice chairman of the company. Kheradpir is a London native who spent a large portion of his younger years living in Iran, but left for the United States to attend Cornell University. While there, he earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering.

His work with the company impressed his employers so much that he eventually found himself being award the position of chief information officer (CIO). In 2000, GTE and Bell Atlantic merged together to form what is now Verizon, where Kheradpir also held the position of CIO. During his time there, he was responsible for creating small teams in the department who would come up with new and innovative ideas for marketing. He was also able to get the information technology budget and number of staff reduced to a significant amount.

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