Archive for March, 2016

Avi Weisfogel is a Dentist that Cares03.28.16

On January 4th of this year, Avi Weisfogel set up a GoFundMe campaign to benefit Operation Smile. He set an aggressive $2,000 fundraising goal, and is working to reach or exceed that goal to help kids get necessary medical care.

Operation Smile uses donations and volunteers to bring medical care to children in need. They specialize in cleft palate repair, for one of the most common birth defects in the United States. They also repair cleft lips and other facial and oral deformities. “Clefts” occur when the roof of the mouth (palate) or the lip don’t grow together completely in the womb. They can inhibit feeding, speech, and social development. In most cases, the earlier a child is able to get help, the easier the repair will be for them. Children who might otherwise have long wait times to receive care or who would not receive the surgery at all are helped by Operation Smile. Facial deformities may make it difficult for children to eat or breathe. They can be difficult for children to overcome as they grow and try to make friends. These are not just issues of “looking pretty”, but are serious medical conditions with known repairs. Operation Smile helps get care to those kids who need it most, in cities and remote locations all over the globe.

Avi Weisfogel is a general dentist treating sleep patients in Old Bridge, NJ. He is the co-creator of the Dental Sleep Masters program, which works to promote sleep health and sleep health aids through doctors and dentists. Dr. Weisfogel’s unique passion for oral care led him to support Operation Smile, and this funding campaign is a result of that passion and support.

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Keith Mann’s scholarship for Uncommon Schools in New York03.28.16

New York Philanthropist Keith Mann has once again shown his great interest in being an education advocate by introducing the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. This scholarship was formed with a partnership between Keith Mann and the Uncommon Schools which are based in Brooklyn.

The scholarship is meant to aid the young people realize their professional dream of being innovative business leaders. Keith Mann explained that this scholarship is meant to support the mission of Uncommon schools of helping low-income students achieve a four year college education and make use of their degree to realize the outmost professional achievement. Keith Mann’s business profile and success as the founder of Dynamics Search Partners in recognizing strong business leaders goes along the way to help young graduates achieve professionalism and be leaders in the business world.

Joe Frick a college counselor at Uncommon Charter High School expressed his gratitude to Keith and Keely for introducing this scholarship to the Brooklyn Uncommon Schools as it will ensure that at least a student achieves a college education. Uncommon Schools basically begins and manages high performing public schools to enable students from low income families attain college education.

This scholarship will benefit any graduating seniors from Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn. Application is open up to February 29th 2016. To apply for the Mann’s scholarship, the applicant writes a 1,000 word essay that clearly explains how getting a college education and degree will help them reach their professional goals. The winner will be announced at end of March 2016. The person who wins the scholarship will get $5,000 for their college education tuition.

Keith Mann’s professional life

Apart from the Mann’s scholarship, Keith Mann is a well known philanthropist and business leader. He is the co founder and the CEO of Dynamics Search Partners a highly reputable hedge fund service and alternative staffing firm. The firm is one of the greatest biggest staffers and works with firms across the world. Keith Mann has over 15 years of experience in the executive search industry. After realizing the potential of hedge fund industry and its lack of quality search service, Keith established the Alternative Investment Practice in 2002 and later went on to develop DSP in 2009.

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Talk Fusion Video Chat Ranked Top Among Communication Programs03.28.16

Not long ago, Talk Fusion launched its Video Chat, and several weeks later, it has managed to become one of the top communication programs in several nations in the world. In a new research conducted by the Android Market, the Video Chat from Talk Fusion is currently number one when it comes to communication apps in Indonesia. In Japan, the app is ranked number five, and in Switzerland, it has scooped the 20th position.

The reasons why the app is receiving so much publicity are just simple. It is very fast, very smart and it is very compatible with any other device, be it Android, Mac, Tablet or Apple. According to most consumers who have had an opportunity to use the app, they love and appreciate the HD quality from the app because it is the best in the current market. Clients can use to communicate in every part of the world without any problems.

Sources from the company say that this is just the start of the success of the institution. Because the institution is an international leader in the industry, it has no any intentions of slowing down anytime soon. Talk Fusion recently announced that it will be soon be launching a thirty day free trial period, and consumers from the international community are so excited about it.

The company has experienced a lot of changes in the last ninety days. Its web vaulted more than thirty thousand positions in ranking because of the jump in the traffic that that is coming from the page viewers and Unique Visitors.

Talk Fusion is currently the international leader when it comes to video marketing. The company is focused on helping investors grow businesses and also bring changes in the lives of many people using video technology. The innovative products from the company are marketed from one person to the other, and at the moment, it has reached over 140 nations globally. The company was started in 2007 by Bob Reina, and several years later, it has done so well, getting the respect it enjoys today in the competitive market.

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How Oisin Hanrahan Moved From Political Content to Providing Cleaning Services03.28.16

Handy, previously known as Handbook, is only three years old. It has however grown to become the most important app in the cleaning and handyman services industry. Handy is estimated to be worth $500 million with additional cash of $50 million. One of its founders, Oisin Hanrahan is very optimistic that the future is bright for the company. Handy is based in New York and the location is among the factors for its success.

Before Hanrahan moved from Dublin, Ireland to the United States, he had attended college with Paddy Cosgrave, his colleague and the founder of Web Summit. The two started MiCandidate being a platform to provide political content to media houses. They also founded the Undergraduate Awards, the biggest non-profit organization of its kind. It has been an incredible journey for him to move from political content to cleaning and handyman services which are always on high demand.

He moved to the United States for his MBA at Harvard in Boston. This is where the idea of Handybook which later became Handy was hatched. During the summer between their first and second year, Hanrahan and one of his friends who is the co-founder worked on the concept to perfect it. Later, the two decided to drop out of college in order to concentrate on working on Handy.

That summer, the two managed to raise a start-up capital of $50,000 and they then moved to New York because they considered Boston not good enough for their business to succeed. Hanrahan says that the company does not focus on competition but rather on making the customers and contractors satisfied and that is why they have managed to edge the competitors in the business.

Handy was established in 2012. Handy is an app that enables users to book for the services of cleaners, handymen, plumbers and other household service providers. Handy is the most reliable app in New York.

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James Dondero/Stock Market 201603.25.16

Argentina returns to bond markets on the international level. They intend to raise $12 billion, and the nation will count on a prominent buyer, Highland Capital Management LP.

James Dondero is the co-founder and president of this management firm. At his discretion this firm oversees $19 billion, market credit funds, credit hedge funds and will look to purchase a significant amount of the securities. James Dondero’s firm has been Argentina’s largest holder of $4 billion of notes due in 2033.

As Highland plans to invest in Argentina’s debt to pay creditor settlements. It is the distressed debt that investors have heaped into Argentina in the last few years that could remain buyers of the country’s debt even though it gets out of default.

The Dallas firm plans to hold what they have in original bods but want to buy a partial amount of new issuance. Jim Dondero sates that they are optimistic on the price that Argentina may price the debt, as well as where it’s likely to trade. It is Argentina’s plans for issuance of $11.68 billion of bonds to yield 7.5 to 8 percent during mid-April.

The U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa will lift the ban that’s prevented Argentina from paying its restructured debt. Highland is in line to be the largest winner. In June of 2014 the fund purchased the 2033 bonds, as they were trading in the 70s. Dondero comments that his firm has earned annualized returns on Argentina bonds is close to 20 percent.

It is Dondero’s desire to continue to invest in opportunities in Argentina beyond the debt and could start an Argentina fund. It is Highland and other holders of the nation’s debt will like to reinvest in Argentina after the debt is paid, this is according to Bank of America Corp. analysts Jane Brauer and Sebastian Rondeau.

The March 3rd report showed that if the new bonds are correctly priced, this action could be another asset for providing upside when in comparison to alternative Argentina assets.

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How Stephen Murray Built CCMP Capital03.25.16

Stephen Murray

There are people in business who are able to succeed at levels that few people can imagine. Over time, it takes a lot of hard work and risk to build a great company. Stephen Murray was able to build a great company in CCMP Capital. CCMP was able to help millions of people with their finances and investments. This is a great service simply because so few people truly have a solid grasp of how to manage money. Anyone who needed to get a little extra help with their investment portfolio could always go to Stephen Murray CCMP Capital.. This is one of the great things about the company overall. No matter what the market conditions were, they were always there for customers. Although Stephen Murray passed away, he is still remembered for his great work with CCMP Capital.

CCMP Capital Today

For his great work, Stephen Murray will always be remembered as the person that took CCMP Capital to the next level. However, there are a lot of things that the company is doing today to drive value for customers. As an investment and personal finance company, Stephen Murray CCMP Capital wants to be able to make a difference in the lives of customers. There are a lot of ways this is possible today. Not only can they help with various personal finance issues, but CCMP Capital is also there to stand in the gap when things do not go well. Over time, they have been able to build their brand of business even better than when Stephen Murray was at the helm. This is great news for investors or employees of the company.

Investment Planning

There are few people on Wall Street who understand how to make money with investments. Instead of worrying about investing, many people prefer to just spend their money on consumer purchases. Working with CCMP Capital allows many people to see areas of their life they could improve financially. Finding out the right ways to plan your investments is one of the first steps that people should take in the journey to build wealth over the long term. There are many people who now are in a better financial position because of the work of CCMP Capital.

The Legacy

Stephen Murray left a great legacy of success at CCMP Capital. During that time, he was able to build up the company to where it is today in regards to helping customers achieve success. Anyone who wants to do the same in their own life needs to follow his example. He was able to turn a small idea into a large company over time. His life is a great example of the American dream and how it can benefit others.

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Sergio Cortes And His Approach To Business03.22.16

Sergio Cortes is a highly successful Brazilian doctor known for his new approach to business and marketing, along with his choice of developing in the latest technology that benefits specifically the medical field. With a widely successful career, you will find that this doctor truly knows the growth and development needed in order to grow in the right direction. Having served as a secretary of health and civil defense, he has helped the medical field with many problems that have arisen throughout Brazil. He has always maintained a strong commitment to helping maintain the population in Brazil and also increase health coverage.

As an avid tennis player, he has competed successfully in the US Open. As a successful performer and a stunning Michael Jackson impersonator, he has become quite a huge hit around the globe for being a professional MJ look-alike. Sergio Cortes has gained quite the following doing what he loves most through the help of his life as an MJ performer look-alike.

As a State Secretary of Health, his background has lead him down to different locations and brought him to helping solve many issues in Brazil. As a medical member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee back in 1996, he has helped build so many wonderful opportunities and also brought new light to different medical issues.

Strong Advocate

As a strong advocate for many different aspects in medical health and fitness, he is always working toward working with different people and issues. He truly believes in the importance of doing activities like Pilates. As a skilled hip surgeon, he knows first hand the importance of taking care of the hips and stretching them out with rigorous workouts that strengthen and improve their movements. The ligaments and joints throughout the lower body must be handled and taken cared of properly.

There are countless doctors in Brazil who try to develop a new approach to their business every time, and this guy truly knows how to create a solution to any problem. Sergio is one of the best doctors out there, and the best part is that their experience can help guarantee you grow in the right direction successfully. Sergio Cortes is ultimately a worthwhile doctor worth looking to if you need a professional to guide you. As a doctor who is constantly conducting research and development, he is worth working with for the best services out there to guarantee a solution.
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Helane Morrison’s Consistent Fight for Balance in the Corporate Sector03.17.16

The 2007-2008 financial crises served as an eye opener to the underhand deals and corruption in the corporate world. People were shocked as companies and banks that were thought to be reputable crushed. The crisis caused stock markets to collapse and unemployment to increase too. 

Investigations done post-crisis revealed falsified and destroyed documents plus false audit claims. People’s faith in the corporate world and banks was lost. Insecurity and mistrust of the corporate world set in. Unfortunately, the feeling of mistrust is still evident after nine years. According to a study done by Wall Street Journal, only 28% of the citizens think the economy is set on the right track. Moreover, investors and economist predict that the feeling of instability is unlikely to improve due to the upcoming 2016 election.

According to Yale Hirsch the founder of Hirsch organization, there is a correlation between presidential election, stock markets and the economy. Evidently, stock markets have been known to slow down as investors wait to see the impact of the election and the organization of the fiscal policy thereafter.

The upcoming election combined with the not forgotten financial crisis make people wary of investing. The safety of an investment is not entirely assured. The risk of being exploited by an unworthy financial planner is always there and the option of carrying all transaction solely is too cumbersome and with risks too.

Investing is almost a basic need to most people who want to live a better life that an average salary cannot afford. For successful investment, every investor needs a trustworthy person or firm to help them avoid the scams and corruption. A trusted and most reputable person in the corporate world is Helane Morrison.

Helane Morrison’s fight against corruption in the corporate world

Helane Morrison is the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Hall Capital Partners the largest firm in San Francisco. She has worked steadily to fight corruption throughout her years in journalism, legal work and government service. Prior to joining Hall Capital Helane Morrison was head at U.S. SEC where she responsible for litigation and securities enforcement. Helane Morrison practiced law at San Francisco both in private practice and as a law clerk in Supreme Court.

Morrison new cause is fight for gender balance in the corporate world. Born in Brooklyn, Morrison has a Journalism and law degree from Northwestern University and California Berkeley School of Law respectively. She serves as board member in great organizations such as the American Bar Association hedge fund subcommittee and Regional Parks Foundation.

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The Charity Genes of DeVos03.17.16

Dick DeVos seems to have set standards of philanthropy for his family and for the world too, for that matter. The name of DeVos is immediately associated with tons of money, especially within Michigan. An important portion of the charity goes to schools. A trend seems to be obvious here: Richard has a proclivity towards institutions that have a religious element in them. This, however, seems to be true only as far as schools go, for the DeVos’ accounts have also funded an unbelievable US $50 million for one of the hospitals in the area of Grand Rapids. 

Glad to see the Grand Rapids area make another “best of” list! Thank you all for your role in making our city great.

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Dick DeVos shows that philanthropy in his heritage, although he has taken his father’s desire to serve the masses a leap further. Dick contested for the seat of governor in Michigan, and although he did not win, he has kept himself in the limelight by making generous funds to Bush when he was campaigning for the President of United States of America. Read about Dick DeVos’ political aspirations here.

Dick DeVos, together with Betsy (wife), is widely popular for a charity that is operated from their own home and that goes by their own names. They have also opened a school for the students aspiring to do aviation courses, keeping their institutions one of a kind by declining the fees for tuition. Dick himself is a pilot and is enthusiastic about spreading the joy of flight.

This step only shows the ambition of the couple to make their institution as accessible as possible to everyone out there, regardless of how much money they have. Betsy has her separate charity feats as well. In short, the entire DeVos family has a collective, and yet an individual, contribution to philanthropy, making the clan, in my opinion, one of the most valuable families in the world, both in terms of their bank accounts and in terms of their services to the public. 

Dick DeVos had an excellent educational and career record himself. Northwood awarded him Bachelors in Business with flying colours. Later, he went off to Harvard as well, but did not manage to obtain a degree from that institution. This, however, did not mar his attempts to gain a seat at Amway in the year 1974, marking the beginning of his professional life. He also served Orlando Magic by owning the CEO position of their basketball team. His biography can be viewed at

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Solo Capital is a boutique financial investment company that is based in the UK. This company has all its regulations being done in London. It was founded In the year 2009 by Sanjay Shah. This company specializes in sport related investments, consulting and proprietary trading. Considering the six years that the company has been running its services, the achievements that are currently linked to the company are many. it year ending 2015, the company was able to table a total net worth of 25 million Euros, a total asset amount of 67 million Euros. The company’s cash flow that year was found to be 30 million Euros.
Solo Capital Partners is run by Solo Group Holdings, which is under the ownership of Sanjay Shah. Shah is also founder CEO and the owner of AESA, which is in the overall control of Solo Group Holdings. The owner solo group holdings are also the owner of another lot of companies around Europe. Luxembourg, Malta, and The Cayman Islands are among the list of those undertakings owned by Shah. He has offices in Europe and Asia. Dubai is the city in Europe where some of Shah’s companies are run from. Shah took over Old Park Lane Capital in the year 2014. This was an institution which ran its service in the invitation-only stock broking manner. One noticeable thing about all the companies headed and controlled by Shah is that they all operate in the financial investment sector.
Shah spoke to Global Citizen Magazine and said that he had not primarily gone to study something that would land him in the financial investment sector. He had studied medicine and after finishing his studies in this field is when he started thinking about other things. He then began working In some financial institutions until 2009 when the economic crisis that had swept the country that year forced him out of employment. It was after he failed to look for another job that he thought of managing his company.
Shah is also known for founding Autism Rocks. This is an organization that is aimed at creating awareness and raising money for autism. He had been taking in charity activities and giving donations in India before but running a project like Autism Rocks was inspired by his love for music. The other factor which was considered the major reason for his pioneering of Autism Rocks was the fact that his son was diagnosed with this condition of autism. Celebrities such Snoop Dogg, Drake, and Lenny, have taken part in the autism concerts. Staging concerts and raising money for autism is the priority goal of this organization. Shah spent $100,000 in autism in 2014 to create the domain name ‘Autism Rocks’. One can call him a conqueror.

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