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Equities First Holdings Grow in Popularity Among Borrowers

Equities First Holdings, LLC is also known as EFH. It is an international lender and a leader in alternative shareholder financing services. The company has been experiencing more traction in stock-based and margin loans in an economic era where banks and lending institutions have made the lending criteria tight. This is according to an article published by Marketwired in July 2016. Equities First Holdings is gaining popularity as another form of lending for borrowers who require coming up with fast capital and those who are not candidates for the traditional credit-based loans. Many banks have recently cut down their lending options, increased interest rates, and tightened loan qualifications despite the fact that there are other available options for such borrowers.

Al Christy Jr. is the CEO and founder of EFH. Christy says that loans that are collateralized by stocks are an innovative borrowing option for people who are looking for working capital. He adds that stock-based loans usually have a loan-to-value ratio that is higher compared to margin loans. They also offer an interest rate that is fixed and provides certainty through the transaction life. Christy stated that stock-based loans frequently offer a hedge since the borrower is minimizing their investment risk in the downside market. He continues to say that majority of stock-based loans comprise of a non-recourse element that enables a borrower to leave a stock loan at any time.

EFH was established in 2002. It offers alternative financing solutions and supplies capital against stocks that are publicly traded to allow their customers to meet their professional and personal goals. The company has managed to complete more than 650 transactions. It is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion. Equities First Holdings is an international company. It has offices in nine countries. The company has employed top professionals who have experience and expertise in their field of work. They offer customized services to their clients and contact it.

EOS Storms into Lip Balm Market Using Modern Innovation and Big-business Principles

With the partnership of Sanjiv Mehra and Jonathon Teller, the EOS company entered into a market previously dominated by century-old companies like Chapstick and Burt’s Bees. The article on fastcompany.com explores why they chose the lip balm industry and how they used an entrepreneurial approach with big-business principles to launch such a successful product.

Mehra and Teller saw potential in this market when they noticed that the tube-design of lip balm had not changed for over a century. The design was based mostly on cost-efficiency rather than sensory appeal. The two wanted to create something more distinguishable; so it wouldn’t get lost in handbags and applicable; to eliminate the inconvenience of using a finger. The team decided on a radical change in design that would target style-savvy, millennial women. The orb they created was meant to stimulate all 5 senses with pleasing features such as a smooth feel, pastel color, good smell and taste, and even a satisfying click sound when opened. In the end, they set the product at a similar price as other brands, but kept the ingredients all organic.

With the design finished, Mehra and Teller had the obstacle of getting the product on the market. Many of the potential buyers they approached believed that customers were creatures of habit and would not stray from buying the original brands. However, the pleasurable EOS lip balm design caught the eye of a female buyer for Walgreens and they were soon selling in Amazon, Target, Well, Walmart, eBay(http://www.ebay.com/bhp/eos-lip-balm) and other large convenience stores. Along with magazine and television ads, the team used social media to spread praise for their new product. This included partnerships. Mehra and Teller continue their innovation by putting out new collections as well as new products like shave cream and lotions that keep the EOS brand on the market.

 

Top Seven Wine Companies in the UK

UK Vintners are known have some of the best wines worldwide, and many of them still reign supreme. The following are seven of the proven top wine companies in the UK:

1. Baron Wines, www.baronwines.co.uk- the contact information for these UK Vintners is 18 South St London W1K 1DG, telephone- +44 (0) 207 268 2472, fax- +44 (0) 207 268 2431, and email- [email protected] This is a family owned merchant of Burgundy that is established in 2010 by Adam and Daniel Argeband, who are brothers. They are located in London.

2. Bon Coeur Fine Wines Ltd, www.bcfw.co.uk- their contact information is Gill Head Farm Warthermarske Masham Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 4JR, telephone- 01765 688200; and fax- 01765 688244. This business launched in 1994, and it has developed a great following among UK trade, corporate, and private customers in providing high quality wine for good prices.

3. Bordeaux Index Ltd, www.bordeauxindex.com- the contact information for these UK Vintners are as follows: 10 Hatton Garden London EC1N 8AH, telephone- +44 (0) 20 7269 0703, fax- +44 (0) 20 7269 0701, and email- [email protected] Launched in 1997, it is the only true 24-hour wine company.

4. BWI, www.bwiltd.co.uk- the contact information for this company is 2 The Mews, 16 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TH, United Kingdom, telephone- +44 (0) 1732 779343, fax- +44 (0) 1732 469393, and email- [email protected] It is now known as Grand Vin Wine Merchants UK, and it was established in 1998 by Andy Lench, a Bordeaux expert.

5. Falcon Vintners, www.falconvintners.com- Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, London SW17 9SH, telephone- +44 (0)208 516 7780, and fax- +44 (0)208 516 7781 is all their contact information. Established in 1995, these UK Vintners were recently awarded the Italian Specialist Award by Wine Guide.

6. Farr Vintners, www.farrvintners.com- the contact information for this organization is 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP, telephone- +44 (0)20 7821 2000, fax- +44 (0)20 7821 2020, and email- [email protected] It has been in business since 1978, and they are still standing strong. Thus, for a decade, they hold the title of Britain’s largest wholesale fine wine merchant.

7. Frazier´s Wine Merchants, www.frazierswine.co.uk- Stirling Road, Shirley Solihull, West Midlands B90 4NE, email- [email protected], and telephone- +44 (0)121 704 3415 Fax: +44 (0)121 711 2710 is this company’s contact information. They are based in Birmingham, England.

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Who is Anthony Petrello?

Anthony G. Petrello is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of Nabors Industries Ltd. based in Hamilton, Bermuda. The company is the world’s largest geothermal and natural gas drilling contractor. It operates in United States, Far East, Middle East and Africa. Anthony Petrello, also known as Tony, has a significant role in the development of Nabors Industries which started as Anglo Energy, Ltd. in 1968.

Anthony Petrello is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale University. He acquired J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. From Yale University, he acquired BS and MS degrees in Mathematics. Anthony Petrello’s professional journey began in 1979 when he joined the law firm, Baker & McKenzie. From 1986 to 1991, he held the position of Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office. In 1991, he joined Nabors Industries as Chief Operating Officer. In 1992, he also became the President of the company. In 2003, he became the Deputy Chairman of Nabors Industries and held this position until June 2012. In 2011, Anthony became the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Since 2012, he is the Chairman of the Board of Nabors Industries. Since February 2011, he is also the Director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC. Anthony Petrello also served as Director of MediaOnDemand.com, and he is also the current Director of Texas Children’s Hospital.

Anthony Petrello’s total calculated compensation for FY 2015 is $27,512,939. Out of which, he received $1,580,077 as salary, $7,727,000 as bonus, $16,863,656 as stock and $1,342,206 as different kinds of compensation.

Read more: Nabors Industries (NBR) CEO Tony Petrello on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Lloyd Grove was Anthony’s college roommate who wrote an article about him which was published in The Daily Beast. Grove was very curious when he saw the list of highest paid people in the world. The name on the No. 01 spot looked familiar, so he browsed the website of Nabors Industries to confirm it was Tony—Anthony Petrello’s nickname. According to him, Anthony was skinny scholarship kid from Newark with a thick Jersey accent. He was an Italian-American with extrovert personality who was very fond of pizza. He further said that Anthony used to enjoy joking about his family and was quick to laugh during mealtime with his friends. According to Grove, Anthony was naturally very good at mathematics. He was the favorite student of Prof. Serge Lang who himself was a renowned world class mathematician.

No one’s life is full of happiness and success. There is always some tragedy. Anthony Petrello’s life is no different. His daughter Carena was born early and weighed hardly 20 ounces. Due to lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain, she developed PVL (periventricular leukomalacia) which further developed into cerebral palsy. As a result, Carena has developmental delay issues. This motivated Anthony and his wife Cynthia to find answers to this problem. Therefore, the couple works with Texas Children’s Hospital Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. They donated $5 million as a lead donation, and they lead the fundraising efforts for this research initiative.

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Why Have Venture Capital Firms Taken An Interest In Adam Goldenberg’s Company JustFab?

Adam Goldenberg and his friend Don Ressler, co-founders of JustFab have had the business and fashion community talking. This company has brought something unique to both social media and fashion shopping, a fun platform that includes monthly subscriptions and VIP memberships with credits for shopping. JustFab was started as a women’s style brand, but it has since started a men’s branch, founded sister companies in Fabletics and FL2, and now acquired Fabshoes. JustFab also has local stores in various locations, and with the rave about this company, it’s no wonder venture capital investors on Bloomberg such as Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners and many others are funding JustFab. So far JustFab has received over $300 million in venture capital funds.

Before Adam Goldenberg co-founded JustFab, he was working for the company that started up MySpace, Intermix Media. Goldenberg was only 15 when he turned his first business idea into a website company called Gamer’s Alliance, a network that connected gamers to various niche sites. Intermix Media bought this company out and made Goldenberg a part of their team, seeing a potential business leader at matrixpartners.com that could help the company out tremendously. They were right. At only 20, Goldenberg had already become Chief Operating Officer, and soon he was working with Don Ressler, a new friend he had met who had also started up his own business that Intermix bought. The two built a series of advertising companies under Intermix Media that would help bring profits in.

Read more: JustFab’s CEO On what it’s like to be a unicorn

In 2005, Goldenberg and Ressler decided to leave Intermix Media after News Corp took over. While they had made many friends there, they felt it was in their best interest to start up their own companies. Even with limited resources, Goldenberg and Ressler started direct selling various beauty products and cosmetics, building an incubator company called Intelligent Beauty. In 2010, they decided to try out the fashion industry and launched JustFab.

The company’s concept was novel at the outset, but word got around that a new fashion outlet was going to spring up online, so many people took interest in it. Kimora Lee Simmons, a famous fashion model took particular interest in this cheaper fashion company and the subscription and social media platforms involved, and she brought over many twitter followers to JustFab. Soon, Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver were also taking an interest and soon endorsed the company. JustFab has been valuate at over $1 billion recently, and looks to continue being a disrupter in the fashion world.

Learn more about Adam Goldenberg: http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab

Leading an Entire Industry: OrganoGold

Deep within the lore and history of China and its native people lies the legends, mysteries and knowledge of an ancient, medicinal herb known to promote balance of mind, wellness of body, and a drastically improved quality of life. That coveted herb is known as Ganoderma.

Very few have ever taken note of the utter lack and/or total absence of the herb in the western world; however, those who have taken note have failed to make the same resounding impact on the industry as Bernardo Chua with his legendary network marketing business: Organo Gold.

The company assures the world that its unique, meticulously crafted consumable products infused with the medicinal effects of the Ganoderma herb are capable of fitting seamlessly into anybody’s lifestyle regardless of how intensely these lifestyles vary from person to person.

OrganoGold was started by Bernardo Chua after he had already established himself as a talented and trusted business professional through his widespread success; however, since the beginning, Chua has endeavored to grow and expand the company through the inclusion of new members within the company. His efforts have paid off and now the company leads the network marketing industry in numerous aspects of its operation.

Each and every member of OrganoGold is respected and supported in their efforts by the company and a massive amount of members swear by the OrganoGold vision, mission, efforts, and most importantly its products.

It is vital to note that all OrganoGold products are designed with the consumers’ lifestyles, differentiating personalities, personal feelings, and enjoyment in mind. Each product is vastly unique and serves its own purpose for the end consumer; however, every product produced by OrganoGold remains true to the benefits of infusing Ganoderma within the formula and process. It is through this practice that OrganoGold has proven the value of Ganoderma to so many people and cultures worldwide and continues to do so daily.  Bernardo has seen them expand into Turkey for the first time, and has done his all to ensure they continue to offer the highest quality products possible.  For more information on the man behind the business, be sure to check him out on Facebook.

Don Ressler: The Rise of the Visionary Behind JustFab and Fabletics

Don Ressler is a visionary who has been in the industry of beauty, comfort, and e-commerce, to name a few examples. Ressler’s love for marketing and business was exhibited when he was a young boy. In fact, he started one of his earliest endeavors when he was just 19 years old. The business was successful, though it was short lived since he had bigger fish to fry.

Don Ressler continued his career with other startups, which made him a very successful young man and quite wealthy, but he was still not happy with what he was doing. It was around 2010 that his Intelligent Beauty company launched a subdivision that he felt very happy about, which was called JustFab.

It mixed beauty, comfort, health, and e-commerce into one nice package. It was meant to be the company where the active person could go and find the right clothes at a reasonable price. Don Ressler was not sure how the product would be received, but he devoted his marketing skills to it to ensure it was successful. In no time at all, the company had garnered the full support of the people and became a success.

Ressler wanted JustFab to close the gaps that other retailers were simply ignoring regarding the everyday consumer. This is one reason why JustFab quickly became known as the line that mixed both quality and affordable prices. This impressive businessman understood that people are willing to pay a little more for quality just as long as the prices are not astronomical. JustFab provided truly stylish pieces to their customers who could subscribe to the clothing line and continue to be updated with new looks. See: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Adam+Goldenberg/Don+Ressler/JustFab+com+Debuts+Los+Angeles+Flagship+Store/VTdKv_H2Vpy

Still, Ressler was not done with the JustFab company and his goal to continue refining it. It was around this time that he got the idea to work with a well-known actress on a new line that was meant to wow JustFab clients even more. Ressler worked with none other than Kate Hudson to bring Fabletics to life. It was a line made with high quality materials but with an astonishing eye for fashion, which was provided by Hudson. The line was meant to fill another gap that Don Ressler saw in the industry. Active wear clothing lines simply sell functional clothes without really attempting to make them stylish. Fabletics is made to look cute but also function as active wear. Of course, this part of the business has done very well, too. Who knows what else Ressler has in-store for those who follow his ideas, but it will surely be worthwhile.

The Contribution of Kennet Goodgame in Enhancing Marketing, Sales and Retail Merchandising

Kenneth Goodgame, the Chief Merchandising Officer and Senior Vice President of True Value Hardware Corporation, is a highly influential professional and his input into the company has helped in the creation a global outlook. His specialization helps to bring about the creation of billion- and million-dollar OEM projects through streamlined financial oversight and technical innovative merchandising.

True Value Company offers retailers all the services they may need to streamline customer interaction and inventory management. Through his tenure from 2013, Kenneth Goodgame has injected relevant effort to help the company expand internationally and enhance their scope of services.

Previously, Goodgame worked with several successful companies, and his career growth can be attributed to the fact he has maintained the professionalism required in the industry. His extensive experience is an addition that offers him a veteran’s eye, hence his skilled approach to marketing and merchandising challenges.

Contribution and duties of Kenneth Goodgame at True Value Hardware Corporation
Ken Goodgame’s achievements should not be reviewed without the mention of his contribution at True Value Corporation. Among the services he offered to the company include:

He created and managed a comprehensive P&L valued more than $2.2 billion. He also managed global purchasing worth more than $320 million. This was made possible through the establishment of cross-functional groups that were tasked with creating a strategic plan for long-term growth.
He also recruited a management team compliant with category rules, heat mapping, POG/JDA management practices and pricing.
Kenneth Goodgame also looked into low-performance buying teams and created a high-energy team culture that would help to revitalize the rather poorly performing 40 percent of buyers.

Balanced corporate alignment
Through focused service delivery, Kenneth Goodgame has been able to offer balanced corporate alignment through the exploration of key performance indicators, and employee engagement. He invests his time in creating quality improvements and promoting growth through leadership. Kenneth Goodgame uses cost analysis methods and productivity enhancement procedures to arrive at tenable solutions.

Prior corporate interactions
Before joining True Value Corporation in 2013, Kenneth Goodgame was working as the General Merchandising Manager at Ace Hardware Corporation (2010 – 2013). His roles included the management of $3.2+ P&L for global purchasing and more than $600 active inventory, which would cover as much as 78,000 SKUs. As the chair of the department, he came up with more than 80 percent of the corporate strategy applied by the company. Through his leadership, the company achieved an overall improvement of gross margin by 400 before the end of 2012.

Philanthropic CEO Leads By Examples And Motivates His Company to Do the Same

Talk Fusion is a company that has successfully started to transform the communications industry with a variety of video communication products, such as video emails and a revolutionary video calling platform that’s designed to connect a broad range of devices that run on different operating systems.

Since the company’s inception in 2007, it’s founder and CEO Bob Reinas has tried to instill his strong sense of philanthropy into Talk Fusion’s culture and even business practices.

They have done everything from launch free trials to donating a substantial amount of funds to charities. The company’s latest philanthropic endeavor, however, wants to take charitable giving one step further by offering certain clients the ability to opt into a charity account program at no extra cost.

The account is managed entirely by Talk Fusion and gives charities and non-profits access to many of the company’s services like video newsletters and easy to use sign-up forms. The charities will also have access to a live meeting platform and Talk Fusion’s popular video chat service.

He has continued to donate personally to a variety of causes like the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, where he made a record $1 million donation.

He has been featured in several articles regarding his philanthropic accomplishments, with one of the latest articles detailing his ‘mission to change lives’. In the article, Bob is quoted as saying “With great success comes greater responsibility.”

A saying that he has proven time and time again, through his personal, charitable activities to the change that his company, Talk Fusion, has brought to hundreds of individuals around the world.

Source: http://yourmarkontheworld.com/talk-fusion-founder-ceo-bob-reinas-mission-change-lives/

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Eric Pulier Has Created The Government Enterprise System Of Today

Eric Pulier is one of the most-innovative men in the world, and his innovations have been used time and again to help improve efficiency at the government level. Government agencies have used Eric’s systems for quite some time, and this article explains how the enterprise system culture has changed the world.

#1: Eric’s Enterprise Systems Connect Everything

The cell phones, tablets and computers in a government office have been connected by systems created by Eric, and he has expanded his systems since the days of the Clinton Administration. He was a member of the Y2K transition team, and his creations were used to prevent the world’s computers from shutting down when everything turned to the year 2000. He helps the government complete more work in a day with his computer systems, and he releases updates often.

#2: Eric Is An Entrepreneurial Guru

Eric is a guru who prefers to help as many entrepreneurs as possible. His assists nonprofits who offer information to new entrepreneurs, and he has chosen quite a few people to assist with his creative mind.

#3: He Has Assisted The Disabled

Eric Pulier start his first foundations out of college where he created technology for students and adults with disabilities. He introduced his work to schools where students were not performing well, and he offered information to adults who required technology for their disabilities once school was complete. Eric’s commitment to people has been long-lasting, and he continues to ask where technology may be used to help the average American.

#4: The X Prize Committee

Eric’s final post is the X Prize committee where he is tapped to assess submissions to the committee. He uses his considerable skill to choose winners in several categories, and he will ensure every winner has been given a thorough assessment of their work.

Eric Pulier has made a name for himself in enterprise technology. He uses his influence in the technology community to help others wherever he can.

For more information on Eric Pulier check out:

http://xrepublic.net/2015/08/25/why-eric-pulier-is-one-of-the-brightest-minds-in-silicon-valley-today/

http://www.xprize.org/about/innovation-board/eric-pulier