The DeVoses Continue Donations Despite Attention

Betsy DeVos and her husband Richard “Dick” DeVos, are known for their generous philanthropy. Mrs. DeVos, the Education Secretary for the Trump Administration, has not only given millions toward a number of conservative political initiatives, she has also backed a number of Republican candidates in her state of Michigan.

 

In 2015, the couple gave out $11 million through their Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The high-profile couple is among the richest in the state. Both come from tremendous wealth that has afforded them a great deal of power.

 

The couple have been power players in the state of Michigan for many years. Betsy was the Republican Party Chairwoman for over 10 years.

 

Mrs. DeVos is the daughter of billionaire industrialist Edgar Prince. He was also heavily into conservative politics for many years. Dick and his four siblings are heirs to the massive Amway fortune.

 

Both Dick and Betsy have spearheaded a number educational causes in the state. They are huge supporters of school vouchers and charter schools. Some of her critics say she is attempting to destroy public education. This is an accusation that Mrs. DeVos denies.

 

Mrs. DeVos says the over $3 million in educational donations is proof that she is attempting to make education a number one priority in the state.

 

According to Forbes Magazine, the family’s lifetime of giving exceeds $1.3 billion.

 

“The current educational system is definitely not fulfilling the dream it was meant to,” DeVos said, in an interview with MLive. “People who don’t live in rich zip codes also have a right to receive a great education.”

 

Mrs. Betsy DeVos says the overarching goal is to make sure that everyone has access to a good education.

 

Another criticism of the DeVoses is that the charter schools are built specifically to push their own personal ideological agenda.

 

Longtime Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer says if anyone takes a look at the DeVoses expenditures, they would see them for what they really are — a con job.

 

Mrs. DeVos scoffs at the criticism and chalks if up to political jealousy.

 

“Our goal is to help everyone. We are not working through any political organization. All we want to do is serve the people.”

 

Another of the couple’s gifts was helping to build the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Named after the family matriarch, the hospital was built to help children suffering from cancer. The doctors recruited are among the best in the country.

 

The DeVoses say they always enlist the help of their children for inspiration and support. “We often ask for their input. If they tell us we can do more, that’s exactly what we do,” said Mrs. DeVos.

 

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Madison Street Capital Providing Investment Advisory Services to Sachs Capital Group

Madison Street Capital is a top American based financial services company. The firm was hired to lead the negotiations in the acquisition of RMG Networks by Sachs Capital Group. Madison was chosen by Sachs Capital to conduct the consultations because of its outstanding record as a leading investment firm with expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Besides Madison, other firms that were involved in the acquisition deal included Virgo Capital and the renowned debt facility provider Merion Investment that facilitated the acquisition funding. RMG Networks is a digital signage firm whose clients comprise 50 percent of the top Fortune 100 Companies. Madison Street Capital advisory team was led by none other than the firm’s Senior MD Mr. Barry Peterson announced the firms CEO Mr. Charles Botchway.

Sachs Capital Group founder and CEO in a statement said that his firm is quite ecstatic to have been able to close the deal with RMG Networks successfully. Mr. Gregory Sachs acknowledged the vital role that Madison Street Capital played of identifying capital sources and providing the advisory opinion that helped to ensure the entire exercise was a success. In a rejoinder statement, Mr. Barry Petersen thanked Sachs Capital Group for choosing Madison Capital Group as their lead advisor in the private transaction. Barry further explained that RMG Networks as a result of its newly launched cloud-based digital signage’s including a new corporate communication platform known as Korbyt stands to benefit its owners.

RMG Networks before its acquisition conducted all its business operations from Dallas. RMG focused on the provision of digital messaging services to its clients.RMG Networks stockholders as a result of the acquisition are entitled to receive 1.29 dollars per share in cash. RMG Networks stocks effective from the date of the purchase will no longer be traded at the stock exchange market.

 

About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is a Chicago Illinois based financial services firm. The firm specializes in the provision of investment advisory services, valuation services and also mergers and acquisitions. Madison Street Capital reputation in the banking investment sector is that of integrity, dedication, commitment, and excellence when it comes to service delivery. It is because of the firm’s excellent reputation that leading firms such as Sachs Capital Group chose Madison as their lead advisers. Madison Street Capital boasts of a team of highly trained experts with decades of experience in the investment financial banking industry. Madison started as a small investment company and has grown over the years to be a top investment banking firm with several branches worldwide.

 

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JHSF Participações’s Success Strategies

JHSF Participações, a Brazilian company operates in real estate development, shopping malls, gastronomy, and hotels. The primary areas of investment and activity of the company are high-income segments, and it is focused on income activities that are recurring. The company operates in the Brazilian market including other countries like Uruguay and United States. The company was the first when it comes to prioritization of recurrent income assets including the operation of airport and hotels, real estate projects, and shopping malls.

JHSF is well known for its capability when it comes to the identification of new opportunities in the industry that it operates in. The company’s innovation, pioneering, ability to produce sustainable solutions and quality are strategies that have helped the company become a market leader in Brazil. The growth of the company was facilitated by the consolidation of capital Salvador, Manaus, São Paulo, and internationally in Miami (USA), New York (USA), and Punta del Este (Uruguay).

The company has four business units which are Incorporation, Restaurants and Airport, Shopping Center, and Incorporation. The success of the company is as a result of the effort of José Auriemo Neto who is the Chairman of the company. He is also the CEO of the company, and his responsibility is to oversee the company’s interest in hotels, public developments, and office buildings.

To help the company grow and become more competitive, José Auriemo Neto partnered with luxury brands José Auriemo Neto, Pucci, and Hermes. He has managed to lead JHSF concerning solutions implementations and opportunity identification. He has continuously shown his capability when it comes to leading JHSF in the right direction, thus leveraging his work ethics and experience.

José Auriemo Neto understands very well that the company needs to help its clients. He knows how the real estate industry operates and he also has experience in the industry, which makes him qualified in assisting the clients in solving their problems. He often helps the clients of the organization understand what is happening in the industry and how to deal with them. He also knows the right way that a business should be conducted.

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Dr. Saad Saad Goes on Missions of Compassions

During Dr. Saad Saad 40-plus-year career as U.S. Board Certified pediatric surgeon, he not only performed his duties as such exceptionally, but he also frequently took time out of his busy life to go on missions of compassions both within the country and abroad.

Dr. Saad Saad made twelve total missions of compassions, eight of which were to the Holy land, either to Jerusalem or the West Bank, to perform required medical procedures on poor children who would otherwise not have been able to afford to undergo these essential surgeries.

Moreover, Dr. Saad Saad also managed to find time out of his busy life and career as a pediatric surgeon to invent two practical medical inventions, both of which are patented.

Dr. Saad Saad’s first patented medical invention is a catheter whose precise location within a patient’s body can be located with an external locating device, which is used by the doctor to sweep the patient’s body.

When the external locating device is perpendicular to the tip of the catheter, which has two wires and a coil with magnetically permeable material built-in, outlet voltage is produced that lights up the external locating device.

Currently, there is one company that is showing interest in mass producing Dr. Saad Saad’s detectable catheter. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Saad Saad’s second patented medical invention is an endoscope that has suction and irrigation capabilities to remedy the common occurrence of endoscopes becoming fogged-up by liquids in the body during the performance of various medical procedures.

Dr. Saad Saad’s enhanced endoscope is so effective in solving the previous problem of endoscopes becoming fogged-up that it is currently in mass production and used by doctors throughout the world.

Despite the fact that Dr. Saad Saad currently enjoys being retired from his career as a U.S. Board Certified pediatric surgeon, children continues to tug at his heartstrings and he therefore offers health advice to mothers with infants.

Ensure that infants get sufficient amount of sleep and breastfeeding infants is beneficial to their health and wellbeing.

Dr. Saad Saad also advises that if an infant is showing signs of either the common cold or meningitis to immediately seek medical care as these two illnesses have proved to be highly dangerous to infants.

Dr. Saad Saad was born towards the late 1940’s in the country of Palestine. However, when Israel became a country Dr. Saad Saad and his family became Palestinian refugees.

Dr. Saad Saad is a medical school graduate of Cairo University, one of Egypt’s most prestigious medical school.

Before retiring, Dr. Saad Saad served as the co-director and surgeon-in-chief at the K Hovnanian Children Hospital.

Dr. Saad Saad also had the honor of serving the Saudi Royal Family for several years back in the !980’s as their personal pediatric surgeon.

Randal Nardone Contributions to the Growth of Fortress Investment Group

For the past two decades, Randal Nardone (together with Wes Edens) has successfully steered the Fortress’s Private Equity wing to what it is today-a multi-billion entity. The duo has not only made the entity a successful part of Fortress but also expanded the company’s wings to other countries. Through his leadership, Fortress’s Private Equity is a market leader in transport investment, healthcare, financial services and energy. The success story of Fortress especially in overseas operation is incomplete with mentioning the dedication and managerial expertise of Randal Nardone.

The Nardone story in Fortress goes back in 1998. Although he was appointed in the board of directors in 2006, he was already a hardworking and a dedicated part of Fortress. Prior to 2006 appointment, he was a devoted and a hardworking member of the management committee that presided over the most successful period in the history of the company. He currently acts in the capacity of a principal together with Wes Edens and Peter Briger. Apart from being a principal, he is the company’s director of investment management.

In addition, Randal Nardone serves in four other capacities. First, he is the director of Brookdale Senior Living. This firm works on improving everyday lifestyle. Second, he is part of the executive management-New Residential Investment Corp. This firm is purely a real estate entity, and his contribution in the management has made the firm to be competitive in the real estate industry. Thirdly, Randal Nardone is a director of Gagfah-, which is a housing corporation. Finally, Nardone is a director and part of the management team of Springleaf Holdings.

Randal Nardone is a graduate (B.A in English and Biology) from the prestigious University of Connecticut. Besides, he has a J. D. from the legendary Boston University. This two academic qualification together with his work experience has given Nardone a tranquil life in the investment world. It is also important to note that Nardone is also a great negotiator and a good planner, in and out of the investment world. Due to these qualities, he was fortunate enough to serve in different capacities before joining Fortress. Some of the companies he previously worked for include BlackRock Financial Management (where he was a principal) and BlackRock (where he was a partner).

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The Real Deal of the RealReal

The RealReal is a luxury item consignment store. You can purchase a number of luxury secondhand items for 90% off the list retail price. To shop or sell your luxury items from the RealReal you have to be a member. The company sells luxury brand items for women’s clothing, menswear, kid’s clothing, watches, and jewelry items. You cannot view all of the luxury brand items that the RealReal sells on their website unless you are a member. One way you can view some of the items on the RealReal is to visit their social media pages. The company’s Instagram page in particular, @therealreal, gives you a sneak peek look at the various products they sell.

The @therealreal Instagram page has pictures of the company’s latest featured products. Some of the recent posts depict images of a Fendi handbag, a Gucci handbag and shoes, Chanel shoes, a Birkin bag, a Hermes bag, and a Chanel bag. The @therealreal page also shows pictures of fashion related quotes from fashionistas, like Joan Rivers and Vivienne Westwood.

The @therealreal Instagram has a considerable following of 155k followers. The page is perfect to follow if you love fashion and The RealReal’s consignment luxury fashion items. Follow them to get a look at the fashion items they have to offer. The RealReal- Instagram

 

James River Capital Shares Tips On How To Become A Better Leader

James River Capital Corp was founded back in 1986 under the name KP Futures Management Corp in Richmond, Virginia. The firm originally served as Kidder, Peabody & Co’s alternative investment department, but eventually became an independent firm back in 1995 when the two senior officers in the department, Kevin Brandt and Paul Saunders, bought the business from Kidder when the firm was acquired by Paine Webber. As of 2018, the firm had under its management in James River products more than $570 million. Learn more: https://www.levo.com/paul-saunders

 

Recently, the firm shared on its blog an article which points out to 3 changes that one should make in order to improve their leadership style. Leadership is a science as well as an art, and it takes skill and development in order for one to lead and manage their team effectively. Despite the fact that it takes effort and time in order to become a great leader, there are changes that one can make to their approach, which can prove to make a big difference. Researchers for a number of companies have conducted studies in order to figure out what the most effective strategies of leadership look like. Their research came up with 3 simple changes which can improve one’s leadership style: supporting the team and not leading them, encouraging and welcoming escalation, and the fact that everyone’s opinion matters.

 

The leaders at Facebook use the strategy which starts with making a critical mentality shift. Instead of leading their teams, the managers at Facebook choose to support them instead. This simple change can alter how one views their role as a leader and also change their approach when it comes to interacting with their team.

 

Studies made recently showed that approximately 85% of employees are withholding critical feedback from their bosses. Usually, if workers feel like they would get in trouble if they come to the leader with an issue, they would not do it. As a result, without having a transparent and open communication, there will be no room for collaboration, engagement with employees, and innovation. Google discovered through research the concept of “psychological safety”, something that leader should focus on creating. What the concept means is that the way the leader operates ensures that employees feel safe when coming to the manager with challenges, improvements, or problems. One can create psychological by making sure everyone gets to speak during meeting and by encouraging escalation.

 

The last of the three suggestions is for the leader to remove the obstacle of employees holding themselves back. There are a few methods that the leader can employ order to ensure their team members get to speak up, such as trying to engage the quieter members of the team and ask for their input. Follow James River Capital on LinkedIn

Jason Hope Focuses On Support Of Prominent Biotechnology Firm

The SENS Research Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of California. Since 2009, the SENS Research team has been single-minded in their pursuit of cures to age-related illnesses. Led by CEO Mike Kope and energized by the research of Dr. Aubrey De Grey, the SENS Foundation has managed to make massive leaps and bounds forward in the medical field. Jason Hope, a prominent entrepreneur, and renowned futurist, decided to get involved with the organization after running across their research online. Hope became so infatuated with the work that they are doing that he decided to donate half of a million dollars to their cause. Let’s see why Jason Hope believes in the SENS Foundation so much by taking a look at the work the organization is doing.

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Biotechnology is a complicated and fascinating field that has become more and more important in recent memory. Thanks to massive advances in our scientific capabilities, researchers are leaning on biotechnology in order to use it to cure some of the most important problems facing humanity today. The SENS Foundation is approaching that topic by way of their development program which is titled ‘AGE-breaker’. The AGE-breaker program is designed as a research focus pointed directly at drug developments that can help to combat the degenerative process that is aging. Jason Hope has long been a believer that biotechnology can address how we age and the very nature of our human experience so it makes total sense that he was immediately on board with the process.

While Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation aren’t trying to find a cure for aging, they ARE uniquely focused on addressing all of the degenerative elements that make our lives so difficult as we age. With a focus on age-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Diabetes, Hope and the SENS Foundation are trying to fundamentally change the world we live in by saving lives of countless people all over the planet. With Hope’s donation, the SENS Foundation was able to immediately jumpstart their research efforts into the role of arteriosclerosis in the aging population which will hopefully lead to important medical breakthroughs.

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Get Competent Renewable Energy With Stream Energy

Stream Energy has been a proud deregulated network since 2005. They’ve been able to help thousands of customers save money on their utilities. Their impact to the renewable energy network has also been unprecedented in comparison to other network providers. You will find that as a renewable energy source they are able to help many areas that lack energy services to match their economic resources. Their founders were glad to bring their services to the Texas area under deregulation. Get an opportunity to benefit from home security and cellphone coverage under their network at Stream.

What Are The Benefits Of Being A Stream Energy Customer

The Stream Energy corporation operates on a multilevel basis and doesn’t rely on pricey advertisement tactics that cost their customers in the long run. Instead they focus on helping their customers earn money under their incentive program. Their customers have an opportunity to earn money by putting up a small investment to become an affiliate. As they begin to refer other customers to their network they are allowed to earn as much as they want. This program has been a great incentive for many customers to join their network of services.

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The weather has been extremely unpredictable leaving many customers with increased energy cost. For example, the impact of Hurricane Maria has left thousands of Puerto Rican residents without energy services for weeks. As a category 4 storm there have been a devastating effect on the small island. Stream was one of the first energy providers to respond with generous time and resources. They have been able to save many people from the impact of losing detrimental services that could cause them to fall deeper into a bad economic state. Today, Stream has been able to provide millions of clients with an affordable renewable energy source.

You can learn more about SE and becoming a customer by visiting their website for more details. Get the services that you need in many impoverished areas by joining their team of professionals with your questions and answers today.

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How Rick Shinto And Penelope Kokkinides Of InnovaCare Health Are Improving The Lives Of Others

InnovaCare Health is a healthcare network provider that offers Medicare Advantage and Medicaid policies. They work with healthcare providers, patients, payers, and others to increase the access that people in Puerto Rico have to affordable and high-quality healthcare. They are based in Fort Lee, NJ, and have almost half a million customers.

This company is led by its President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Shinto, MD, MBA. He has decades of experience in the healthcare industry including having worked for other healthcare firms such as Aveta, Inc., North American Medical Management California, and MedPartners. He also has experience as both a pulmonologist and internist.

He recently spoke about helping Puerto Ricans who were victims of Hurricane Maria. Dr. Rick Shinto came up with an aid campaign that was called, “Caminamos Juntos”. This is Latin for “We Walk Together”. He wanted the people of Puerto Rico to know that InnovaCare Health was on their side and would do whatever they could to help people recover. This included helping the people who work for InnovaCare Health by providing assistance to those who had lost their homes in the flooding and devastation. They also had barbershops and laundromats built in heavily impacted areas so that people there could have some semblance of normalcy return to their lives.  in additional you can visit businesswire.com

 

In July 2016, InnovaCare Health released a statement about three executives that had joined the team. These were Jonathan Meyers, Penelope Kokkinides, and Mike Sortino. This was actually the second time that Penelope Kokkinides had worked for InnovaCare Health. She had previously been the chief operating officer and returned as the new chief administrative officer.

During her time away from this company Penelope Kokkinides had worked for CenterLight Health System for a year and a half. She also has experience at other healthcare firms including UnitedHealthcare, Americhoice, Aveta, Inc., and Touchstone-Health HMO, Inc. Her educational background includes an advanced degree in public health acquired at the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Penelope Kokkinides also volunteers her time and money at a number of nonprofits. One of these is the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, Inc. which is an educational nonprofit that provides access to technology, mathematics, science, and engineering. She is on this nonprofit’s board and is also on the board of Fundacion Dorado. This organization, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was founded in 2004 in order to improve the lives of elderly people. For more info you can visit bloomberg.com

 

 

 

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