The Profile of High Flying Securus Technologies CEO Rick Smith

Richard Smith or Rick as he is famously known is the Founder and CEO of Securus Technologies, an inmate communication company based in Carrollton, Texas. He previously held the position of President, CEO and Corporate Operating Officer at Eschelon Telecommunication, Director of Integra Telecom and served in various positions at Global Crossing North America Inc. According to Bloomberg, Rick has been the CEO and President of Securus Technologies since June 2008. He joined Eschelon Telecom as President in April 2000 and served until August 2003. He was later promoted to the position of company CEO, where he served from October 2008 to March 2000. At Global Crossing, Rick served for over 25 years from 1972 to 1998. According to Wikipedia

The positions he has held at Global Crossing, a company previously known as Frontier Corporation include that of VP of Financial Management, Chief Information Officer and Director of Business Development among others. Rick Smith is presently a Board Member at Integra Telecom Co Ltd and held the same portfolio at Eschelon Telecom Inc. According to a Wikipedia, Securus Technologies was established in 1986 and operates regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Allen and Carrolton in Texas. The civil and criminal justice technological solutions offered by the company are designed to solve and prevent crimes by incarcerated inmates. The company has a strong workforce of over 1,000 associates and has entered into a binding contract with more than 2500 correctional facilities

The solutions also serve over 1 million inmates in the US and Canada. The workforce includes 150 field officers stationed close to the company installations to ensure quick deployment. Aside from law enforcement and correctional facilities, Securus customer portfolio also includes private and public safety organizations. The company’s recent expansion strategy and prized assets are driven by the newly launched communication technologies, patents and string of acquisitions such as the acquisition of Syscon Justice Systems in 2007. The acquired entity is a leading brand in Offender Management Systems. According to the Securus technologies website, the company has over 140 patents with 90 pending, thanks to its commitment to innovation.

One of the products of this innovation is the Secure Call Platform (SCP), which has been widely embraced and boasts over 2000 installations. Over the years, Securus Technologies has also done a lot ensure compliance with SAS_70 and Sarbanes and Oaxley regulations. In line with its long-term growth commitment, the company commits over $18 million annually for reinvestment. Rick is also a highly decorated academic with an Associate’s Degree and MBA from University of Rochester, an overview on Bloomberg Profile reveals. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters Degree in Engineering also from SUNY. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.

End Citizens United’s Projection Of Raising $35 Million

End Citizens United is a renowned Political Action Committee (PAC) that is attempting to rectify a problem caused by The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Citizens United versus F.E.C. in 2010. The ruling changed the scene of American elections. Moreover, it created the legal basis for the concept that conglomerates are people and provided an opening for billionaires and special interests to spend unlimited resources in American elections. To this end, it has become a herculean task for different politicians to enhance transparency and accountability.

End Citizens United was formed in 2015. The PAC is supported by grassroots contributions. The organization is committed to countering the effects of Citizens United actions in addition to altering the campaign finance system. The entity seeks to show elected officials, the press, candidates, and voters that the grassroots are fighting back against the influence of billionaires on the American elections. The management of the PAC believes that their efforts will play an imperative role in building an inclusive coalition that works towards pressurizing lawmakers to act. End Citizens United’s mission is to contest big money in politics and pull down the rigged political system. The organization will work towards electing champions of campaign finance reforms and passing state ballot measures. Individuals who shall be voted in will be expected to champion the PAC’s objectives in the Congress to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling and ending unlimited funds in politics. This information was originally reported on End Citizens United’s website.

End Citizens United raises money on its own. The PAC collected over $4 million in the first three months of this year. It projects to raise $35 million before the 2018 midterm elections. If it they achieve this objective, they will have accomplished a major milestone considering that in the 2016 elections, they raised $25 million. Notably, 2016 was the first election cycle for End Citizens United. Over 100,000 individuals donated to End Citizens United in the period ending April. Tiffany Muller noted that out of these number, 40,000 were first time contributors. Muller serves as End Citizens United’s president and executive director. According to the PAC’s leaders, their aim is to elect champions of campaign finance reform in the Congress.

Muller pointed out that the average contributions that End Citizens United received this year reached $12 million. The PAC’s supporters feel like the election system is rigged against them. Those that can write enormous checks have a say in political matters compared to those who do not have huge resources. To this end, donors feel that by supporting End Citizens United, they will have a way of fighting back. Democrats are furious about the outcome of the presidential elections. They are ready to fight against Trump’s agenda and nominees that include Judge Neil Gorsuch. He is President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. This information was originally mentioned on USA Today.

 

 

The UAE Mogul: Hussain Sajwani Shares Relishes his Success

Hussain Sajwani is the Chair and Founder of Damac Properties, a global property development company. The UAE citizen, Hussain Sajwani, graduated from the renowned University of Washington and began working at Gasco Company as a contracts manager. After a while, Hussain left the company to establish his business. In 1982, he opened his catering venture where he attracted customers including the U.S military.

Hussain Sajwani established Damac Properties in 2002 when a Dubai government decree permitted outsiders to own properties. Hussain saw non-Emirates as the main apartment buyers. Therefore, he bought land in an undeveloped part of town, developed it, and sold his first 38-story residential building. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots | The National

Damac Properties

Damac Properties is a property development company based in UAE. The company has nearly 2000 employees and has an impressive reputation of owning luxury development properties. It has delivered more than 16,800 residences with a development portfolio of more than 44,000 units.

The Association of Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump

Hussain Sajwani collaborated with Donald Trump, the president of the United States, to establish two golf courses named after Trump. They include the Trump International Golf Course Dubai and the Trump World Golf Course. The former was opened in February 2017 at Akoya residential development of Damac Properties while the latter will be opened at a separate Damac development at the end of 2018.

Hussain Sajwani Gives Back to the Community

Hussain Sajwani donated AED two million to a campaign aiming to clothe a million poor children all over the world. The campaign was a Ramadan initiative that was initiated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister and VP of the UAE as well as the Ruler of Dubai. Furthermore, Damac Properties’ contribution aimed to clothe over 50,000 children.

The Achievements of Hussain Sajwani

Hussain is an astute investor through his successful ventures in the global equity and capital market. Currently, he holds investment portfolios of securities in various regional and international markets such as DICO investments CO LLC. This company focuses on mergers, acquisition, and investments in private equities.

Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/damac-needy-children-518106

InnovaCare Healthcare’s Very Strong & Diverse Leadership

InnovaCare, Inc. is a leader in providing managed healthcare services, specifically Medicare and Medicaid, in Puerto Rico. They have more than 7,500 providers in their network and over 200,000 individuals as members. Their focus is to continue offering members quality healthcare that is fully integrated, innovative, cost effective, and coordinated with advanced technologies.

To continue to make this happen, it takes strong leadership with various expertise to carry out their objectives, mission, and vision. Thus, they have made new additions to their leadership team that was announced in late July 2016. With their proud additions, they even tweeted how these additions would bring unique skill sets and a rich background to their organization for success amid the ever changing and increasingly complex landscape of healthcare. View her infographic resume at Vizualize.me.

Two of their Main Leaders

Two main leaders of InnovaCare include Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA, who is the CEO and President, and Penelope Kokkinides, who is the Chief Administrative Officer. Before this position, Shinto worked as the CEO and President from 2008 to 2012 (when it was sold) for Aveta Inc. He was also one of this company’s managers before becoming the CEO and President. With over 20 years of experience, he also worked in the following positions: Chief Medical Officer for NAMM California, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company, Corporate Vice President of Medical Management of MedPartners in 1996 and 1997, and the Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in California.

Penelope Kokkinides also has an impressive resume. Before being the Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare in which she rejoined the company in June 2015, she was the Chief Officer for Aveta Inc., the Chief Operating Officer for InnovaCare, Inc., and the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Aveta Inc. With over 20 years in health care government programs experience, including Medicaid and Medicare, she has broad expertise and knowledge in managing healthcare operations and processes and in developing clinical programs with a focus on organizational infrastructures and improving efficiencies. Additionally, other positions she held include the following: Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Centerlight HealthCare, Corporate Vice President for the Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, and the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health. Visit Penelope’s website at penelopekokkinides.com

Philanthropist George Soros Wants Global Economic Reform

The global economy is under attack by the Trump administration. Trump believes the United States is not being treated fairly on the world’s economic stage. Donald wants to remove taxes on exports and impose heavy taxes on imports. If Trump succeeds, the global economy will go into a tailspin. Countries around the world will impose taxes on American goods, and consumers will pay the price. It is true. Global economic reform is needed to balance the global capitalistic system, but Trump’s ideas are not shared by very many economists. In fact, most economists say Trump’s global economic policies will create a recession in the United States and abroad. George Soros, the economic reformer, and social justice pundit thinks Trump is a menace and must be stopped. Soros has enough money and power to slow down the Trump economic agenda. Soros is considered one of the people that know how to fix the global economic situation. According to Discover The Networks, George Soros has donated $5 billion to organizations that share his economic viewpoint.

Global economic reform is a difficult mission. China and India are the countries fueling global economic growth, but China is in the middle of a financial crisis, and India is losing some of its appeal on the world stage. Mexico is another contributor to global growth, but Trump has slowed economic growth in Mexico because of his attacks on the country. The European Union is in trouble financially, and Brazil, Russia, and South Africa are experiencing deep recessions. When emerging and advanced markets are analyzed in terms of future economic growth, the results are disappointing. That’s why George Soros wants to stop Donald Trump from exacerbating the global economic situation. Soros wants China to clean up its banking mess, and he wants the European Union to change the way it handles the migration crisis. Soros also wants the United States to reduce the tax burden on imports, in order to level the global economic playing field. But accomplishing those things will take an enormous amount of support from countries around the world, and Trump is blocking that support. Read this story about George at Politico.com.

George Soros is invited to the Davos Economic Summit every year to speak about the global economic situation. Soros isn’t shy when it comes to telling world leaders that a major recession is coming and it will be worse than the 2007 meltdown. Trump’s proposed policies could be the catalyst that sends the world into a recession. Soros is clear when it comes to his feelings about Trump’s policies. Soros is supporting more than 187 organizations that want to stop Trump from turning the world into an economic disaster. Only time will tell if Soros is successful, but Soros has a successful track record, and his record won’t change as long as he is alive.

Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.

Spotlight on Betsy DeVos’s Philanthropy and Financial Grants

Betsy DeVos is the present US Secretary of Education; she is also a businesswoman, activist, politician and philanthropist. I discovered that Betsy is well known because of her advocacy on school voucher programs, school choice, charter schools and links to the Reformed Christian Community. She is married to Dick DeVos, former CEO of Amway, a multi-level marketing company. Betsy DeVos and her husband are involved in philanthropy activities through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation was launched in 1989 and their giving is motivated by their faith, as I read on their website. The foundation’s philanthropy is centered on cultivation of leadership, accelerate transformation and leverage support in a number of crucial areas: arts, education, community, leadership and justice.
Betsy DeVos’ Philanthropy Work and Financial Giving
Among the wealthy persons in West Michigan, nobody derives their social clout from the car they drive or clothes they wear. The influence that a wealthy person from this area gets comes from how much you give out. The DeVos family name is at the pinnacle of West Michigan’s social clout amongst other philanthropy-mined and wealthy families like Meijer and Van Andel, according to an article I read. The DeVos family has finally shed a light on the total amount of money they have given for charity. The total amount they have given in their lifetime is almost $1.2 billion. This was the amount that the family foundation reported to Forbes, which had ranked the family at number 20 on its Top 50 list of givers in 2014, the five DeVos family foundations had donated $94 million that year. Read more news on Los Angeles Times.
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation Financial Giving
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, giving constitutes a long record of support to school choice in the state. The foundation gave out over $10 million in 2015 to various organizations and also pledged an additional $3.2 million in form of grants to be paid later. The foundation approved a $400,000 funding for the Louspeaker Media Inc., thereby assisting Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor to launch, The 74, an education site. The foundation donated $150,000 to the Success Academy Charter Schools in 2015 and promised another similar amount in future. The GREAAT Schools, Inc., a not-for-profit contract school management corporation, received $5,000 from the foundation. The Potter’s House in Grand Rapids received $200,000 and $100,000 went to the non-profit Alliance for School Choice. I also read that the University of Maryland College Park Foundation received $500,000.
About Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos received a B.A. degree from Calvin College in Michigan, before that she had attended the Holland Christian High School. Both these institutions were Christian Reformed Schools. She is a former Chairperson of The Windquest Group. She is married to Dick DeVos and together they are blessed with four children and five grandchildren. Visit Betsy’s website at betsydevos.com.

Fast Company Article About EOS Lip Balm

FastCompany in its article “The Untold Story of How Lip Balm Upstart EOS Outdid Chapstick” talked about an unprecedented increase in the sales performance of EOS lip balms over its pioneering Chapstick in the business. The Lip Balm is EOS leading product in sales. The EOS lip balm comes in small sizes and brands with different enticing colors very distinct from other lipsticks. In addition, the balm has delightful flavors women and filled with antioxidant-rich vitamin E soothing shea butter, and jojoba oil. The product lip balm brands resonate with younger women is sold around the world. The major in store and online retailers in the USA included supermarkets such as Walgreens, Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Costco, Ulta and many others.

Sanjiv Mehra, the Managing Director and co-partner of EOS with vast his experience from Pepsi Cola and Unilever teamed with Jonathan Teller and Craig Dubitsky and successfully created a well-thought idea that brought a shake up the beauty aisle in supermarkets. In their research, the EOS founders found many young women tremendously used the product as part of their beauty enhancement. They learned that tube like lip balm was not easy to find when kept in handbags, and women preferred the pot like lip balm that was easy to retrieve from their bags. The users do not also like to apply the balm with their fingers for unhygienic reasons.

EOS Lip Balm domination in the beauty market was an unintended consequence because the owners provided less information about the product to the public but rather focused their attention on creating products and distributing them. The name of the company “Evolution of Smooth” attracted the attention of market watchers due to its high volume sales and its quality organic products that were in sharply contrasted with the cylindrical tube of Chapstick. TO learn more, visit the evolutionofsmooth.com website.

Is Warren Buffet Right About His Latest Investment Strategy? – Tim Armour

Warren Buffet has been investing for the past five decades and being the second wealthiest man on the planet; many people value his advice. He has been through bullish and bearish economies dozens of times and still managed to make it to the top as an investor.

Recently, he shared some nuggets of wisdom about the investment choices he thinks would be best for people who are starting to plan for their sunset years, and one vehicle that he is not happy about is the hedge funds. He has such little faith in the funds that he made a wager to invest in an S&P 500 passive index, stating that he would make more within a lesser time than people who were investing in the hedge funds. The current market analysis shows that Warren is winning the bet.

One other investor that has been following the debate is Timothy Armour. Timothy is the Principal executive and chairman of the Capital Research Management Company. He shares the sentiments of Warren Buffet and says that hedge funds have a terrible combination of common services and expensive costs on the client. Tim Armour shares the idea that for a one to establish a substantial investment portfolio, they need to have a combination of patience and intelligence so as to spot the beneficial ventures and build from the ground upwards.

Read more: You Don’t Have to Settle for Average Investing Returns. Here’s Why

The idea of investing in a certain field because it is trending is another mistake Tim believes everyone needs to avoid. He encourages people to look at their unique situation and make the investment choices that suit them best.

About Tim Armour

Tim has been at the helm of the Capital Research and Management Company for the past several years. His many decades of experience in the financial services is one of the reasons his company is as successful as it is. Timothy is an economics degree holder from the Middlebury College.

Find more on TheCapitalGroup.com.

Julie Zuckerberg Representing the Face of Women in Bureaucracy

Julie Zuckerberg is one of the most multi-talented women in the world, who is mainly concerned with nurturing human talent. She is broadly skilled in talent acquisition, talent management, behavioral interviewing, executive search, team leadership, corporate recruiting as well as employee recruiting and hiring. The bottom-line of her practice is ‘connecting employees with highly skilled workforce and talent.’ But hers is not just recruiting and connecting employers with employees. Julie is highly experienced in coordinating workforce environment including solving workforce conflict as well as employee training and performance appraisal. She is highly trained in other bureaucratic practices such as human resource management, coaching, technical recruiting, conflict resolution, change management, executive staffing, succession management and applicant management. She draws from one simple background knowledge, ‘that the performance of an organization heavily relies on the output of the workforce. The wellbeing of the workers is thus paramount to the success of any entity however much the organization is endowed with plethora resources.’

 

Julie Zuckerberg is currently the executive talent acquisition lead of the Deutsche Bank. However, reaching such career achievements is not a lackluster endeavor. Hers is a long journey that started back in 2002 as a Director of Candidate Placement at Hudson firm. Her five-year stay at Hudson saw her become entrusted with executive duties such as recruiting attorneys, case managers and paralegals. She was also engaged in temporary and permanent staffing of law firms, financial organizations and corporations. Then a low-key figure in the industry just fresh from the university, she had enormous duty shelved on her shoulder. Her purpose did not end with recruitment and staffing; she doubled as a coordinating link between clients and employees. Some of the coordinating duties was to ensure employees’ wellbeing in the workplace, and ensuring that the organization complied with all the legal requirements. She ensured that the workplace problems are resolved amicably, informed employees on crucial market changes like promotion opportunities, benefits due to them, as well as palatable working environment they should demand for.

 

Julie joined Citi Global Functions in 2007 as the Executive Recruiter. At the Citi GF, she performed executive level recruitment for senior positions in legal, audit and compliance departments; she also counseled other hiring managers. Julie was later appointed the Executive Recruiter of the Citi Global Consumer Bank in 2011, a position she held for two years. At the bank, she acted as an advisor to senior business leaders on competitive market, talent, compensation and recruiting strategies. Between November 2013 and February 2014, she was the Corporate Vice President and Experienced Hiring Recruiting leader of the New York Life Insurance Company. It was then that she was appointed the Executive Talent Acquisition Lead at the Deutsche Bank, where she advises the leadership and Executive Committees regarding hiring governance among other employee-related functions.

 

The philosophy graduate from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College also has a law degree from the New York Law School, the education background that has underlined her outstanding career. Her hobbies include running, arts, technology knowledge and photography.

 

 

José Borghii a Brazilian advertising genius.

Jose Borghi, is the advertising guru, who’s creative deeds are responsible for the creation of his business venture, Mullen Lowe. They are one of Brazil’s unequaled and greatly respected promotional video companies. Jose’s most celebrated and attractive promotional videos, is known as “Mammals Parmalat”. In this promotional video, that was shown all over the nation of Brazil, children are shown creatively dancing and singing to, popular Brazilian jingles. The attention-grabbing facet of this promotional video’s fame, is that the dancing children are in costumes, to help them appear, as if living, stuffed animals.

Jose’s triumph, in the promotional video industry, is unmatched. His creative interests formed, during his attendance at middle school. His sister, wanted Jose to go with her, to a theater, to benefit from a series of presentations, on promotional videos. The theater had a diversity of artistic promotional videos. Each of the promotional videos, were legendary, all across the nation of Brazil, for their unique staging. The promotional videos that were seen that day, earned a trophy for their creativity, from the well-regarded Cannes. Each creator, who was in charge of the promotional videos, was given a trophy.

Jose, is a graduate of PUC-Campinas, where he graduated with an Advertising degree. After this, his first job was working at the Standart Ogilvy. He then amplified his skills, by working for Leo Burnett. Jose, along with his close friend and company partner, Erh Ray, started a promotional video company, naming the company, BorghiErh.

Source : https://joseborghi.com

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