After 25 years of service, as a Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officer, James Reese retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Army. He was part of the renowned “Delta Force.” James Reese was a decorated combat leader and widely known as one of the more elite special operators in the modern military. Two qualities that Reese believes has made him such an effective leader is being a great listener first, and knowing when to take charge as opposed to when to be a loyal follower.James Reese now runs a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business called TigerSwan.
Reese came up with the concept of TigerSwan during his last stint in Iraq. TigerSwan is a private security company based in North Carolina. They are adept to handle the security of corporate assets, vacationing families, and high-profile public individuals to name a few. Lieutenant James Reese thoroughly understands how difficult it can be for disabled veterans to get acclimated to civilian life again and that was the driving force behind TigerSwan; to give these veterans purposeful work.
The Chevy event was held at a tactical training facility in North Carolina called The Range Complex. James Reese welcomed Chevy staff members to experience a simulated hostage rescue mission firsthand. They were also able to test their accuracy shooting a practice target about 800 meters away with a long-range rifle. The overall focus of the event was to highlight how the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are often the most trusted vehicles for some of the U.S.’s most elite special forces units. These particular SUVs have been compared to tanks that are easier and quicker to maneuver. Chevy issued a statement to TigerSwan about how difficult just the simulations of missions and target practices were and can’t imagine the amount of skill and laser focus it takes to operate in live action where operatives may have to lay still in a blazing desert for hours, to only have one shot to hit a moving target that could be a mile away.
Financial services companies can’t be successful without insightful and competent leaders to identify opportunities in the real estate investment trusts. New Residential Investment Corp is one of the REITs who leverages ingredients such as flexible capital, industry insight, and fundamental business relationships to take advantage of opportunities which comes with residential mortgage loans.
New Residential Investment Corp. is headed by Mike Nierenberg, a highly successful executive member in the business. New Residential Corp. focuses on investments in residential mortgage backed securities, excess mortgage servicing rights, residential mortgage loans as well as other opportunistic investments. Any one in the business can tell you that if you don’t trust your natural instincts, you will probably fail.
New Residential Corp. targets assets which generate long-term cash flows. Without Mike Nierenberg, the firm would not have been where it is now. Prior to New Residential, he served at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as managing director as well as head of global mortgages as well as securitized products. Michael Nierenberg Bear Stearns headed JP Morgan’s Global Securitized Products. Mr. Nierenberg also worked at Bear Stearns for 14 years holding various senior leadership positions. He joined the Board of Directors of Bear Stearns in 20006. He also worked at Lehman Brothers to build the adjustable rate mortgage business of the company.
Isabel dos Santos is a rare woman on this planet. She is one of the few African billionaires. It is hard to say precisely where her success came from because she is involved in many projects. She started working in the transportation business, and she has also worked in the diamond sector and cell phone arena. With all of her work, came profit and success. Dos Santos did not forget the kids of Africa, and she has stated that they are the future of Africa and the world.
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After her employment in the trucking business, she became a bar owner. Dos Santos opened one of the first bars on a strip of sand in Luanda. It might have been seen as risky business by some, but Isabel saw it as an opportunity to develop a piece of beachfront property. The location ended up being a stop-off point for people in the community and the after-five crowd. The bar also has a fun theme. It is tropical with umbrellas and outdoor seating. This is just one example of Isabel dos Santos creativity and will.
Isabel dos Santos not only gives the adults someplace to rest and refresh, but she also spent time and money, creating a home for kids. The Home Kuzola is also located in Luanda. Kuzola is a place where extremely poor children can go for support. Many of the kids are homeless, so if it weren’t for Kuzola, they would be living and dying on the street. The caretakers offer more than just shelter, but kids are clothed and feed. Education is part of the program. Isabel dos Santos has made a safe place for many young people, who previously may have had no hope at all. She made sure it was a well-rounded organization that not only offered a roof over their heads but attention and schooling.
Isabel dos Santos is an asset to Africa and Luanda. Her father was the president of Angola, and that may have been where she developed her love for fellow man. Isabel has used her skills and creativity to build a brighter future for her country, community, and her own family.
“We need to stop trying to be the person we’ve been told we’re “supposed to” be, to become the person we’re “meant to” be, and that it’s time to SHIFT THE SCRIPT!” A powerful declaration from one of today’s most successful millennials. Entrepreneur Blake Mallen has had a phenomenal career in the short span of 20 years. Fueled by a determination to ignite a new form of revolution. The kind that inspires thousands to take control of their lives by changing them into the ones they want. A challenging objective but Blake Mallen has what it takes to ensure it happens.
The millennial entrepreneur kicked off his career by co-founding Vi with his partner, Nick Sarnicola, in his early 20’s. Taking a unique approach to the companies promotional campaign, Mallen designed a strategy based on “challenge marketing“. A concept that pushed individuals to improve their physical fitness and overall health. The implementation of this strategy had a phenomenal impact on the companies success. Effectively turning what started as an idea into a lifestyle brand with global influence. Vi was even crowned as the top fitness/weight-loss program at one point, $2 billion in revenue playing a substantial role in that.
In spite of the overwhelming success VI had enjoyed, Blake Mallen had no intention of settling with the brand’s accomplishments. Therefore, in an effort to indulge his ambition, Mallen and his partner both went on to co-found a second lifestyle brand called Liv. The objective was to inspire others to live their best lives, providing once in a lifetime experiences and memories they’ll have forever. Just like it’s founders first company, Liv also blossomed into a billion-dollar brand, earning several awards in the process.
Blake Mallen is regarded as one of the most successful millennial entrepreneurs to date. However, the motivation behind his ambitious endeavors derive from a deeper concern. A rise in the number of millennials enduring quarter-life crisis encouraged Mallen to act. Now the majority of his focus is aimed towards improving the quality of life for people all over the world.
Bernardo Chua is a Filipino-Canadian businessman who founded Organo Gold. His company produces supplements that contain Ganoderma Lucidum, a Chinese herb that he learned all about in his youth. His company sells teas, coffees, nutritional shakes, and other products through independent contractors in several countries.
He was born and raised in the Philippines, the youngest of 15 siblings. After earning an undergraduate degree at the University of Santo Tomas, he joined the company that his family owned. Before long he wanted to venture out and find his own path in life so he took a job as the manager of a small travel agency. See more of Bernardo Chua on Slideshare.
He grew this travel agency into one that sent Filipinos on vacation throughout Southeast Asia. The Filipino supplements industry became interested in Bernardo Chua because of how successful he was as a manager and because of the knowledge he had about traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Gano Excel hired him to build their business which provided Ganoderma Lucidum-infused beverages.
Through hard work, he grew Gano Excel’s market share and introduced its products across Asia. When this company decided to introduce its products in North America, he was tapped to lead this effort. Since the Philippines had political unrest at the time, he was happy to move to Canada along with his family.
About five years after moving to Canada he launched Organo Gold. His company is now one of the leaders in both the supplements and direct selling industries. When he started his company in Vancouver, BC, it was just him and three employees.
In the industry of blockchain technology, Serge Belamant is the patent holder, and the other thing is that he is French-born. His parents first lived in a French city called Tulle, but at the age of 14, the family decided to move to South Africa. He received his university education at Johannesburg’s Witwatersrand University where he got the needed training for computer sciences and technology.
The career path of Serge Belamant he has had the opportunity of working with different companies in a different spectrum of industry. The passion and skill he has grown over the years of coding digital financial transaction software is the reason for the excellent reputation he has in the industry. Along the way, Serge has participated in the creation of different technological success that has made a difference in the financial banking systems and as a whole the banking industry. Check out erieri.com for more information.
In 1989, it was the first time that Serge Balamant founded a company. The company offered the services of the creation of UEPS and universal electronic payment system. He was the one who was responsible for the designing of the methods, and VISA approached Belamant in 1995 to be responsible for designing an offline pre-authorized card. Today, they are well known as the chip-enabled credit, and debit cards that so many people use all over the world.
During the millennium turn, he was offering his services to Net1 in coming up with a digital payment system. The system would be used in the welfare funds and grants transfer in South Africa, in parts that people were in dire need of the funds. Today, the system that Net1 together with Serge Belamant pioneered is used in so many parts of the country like Russia and Iraq.
One recent thing that he did was coming up with Zilch Technologies that is based in the UK. Also, at the Prism Group Holdings and Medikredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions, he serves there as a member of the board of advisors. Serge Belamant believes that to be successful then word of mouth is vital in marketing. There are so many online platforms, and people can use them to build or break a business when talking about things they love.
Are you into intricate makeup colors? Have you decided to leave the dull neutral colors behind? The trendy Lime Crime brand was founded by female entrepreneurial success, Doe Deere. She decided it was high time to take a chance with the base formula known as matte. The ingredients have turned out to be a success, and they’re being used in other competitor brands. More importantly, Deere creates colors that will leave you purely unapologetic. You can accent your best features with amazing shades like their popular Apricot Nude summer collection. Her distinctive packaging is a brand that millions of users trust.
As an adamant animal lover, Doe Deere also created a blend that will always be vegan. She continues to understand the importance of protecting animals from harm. Her cosmetics will never be tested on animals. In fact, a portion of the LC cosmetics proceeds goes to the local DTLA Feline Association that she created to rescue stray cats. She focuses on rehousing, socializing, and feeding thousands of stray cats. She also focuses on a vegan formula that’s easy on the skin and the environment. Deere is happy to say; she has created hypoallergenic products that are safe for all skin types.
Her passion for colors has allowed her to sell millions of products as an exclusive brand. She understood the importance of putting in hard work and dedication when it comes to her brand. She was able to capture the attention of the Tenegram equity group for her independent cosmetics sells. They have acquired the popular cosmetic brand, but says; their products will continue to sell under their traditional moniker. Plus, she understood the importance of expanding her brand to an overseas network before the Tenegram transition. Today, you can but products from the Lime Crime international e-commerce market.
Lime Crime is a completely waterproof line of eye-shadow and lipstick products. You will find amazing hues that aren’t available with many other big names. The super-foil formula has been a success in combination with her colors. Girls and guys can appreciate the uniqueness of the Lime Crime brand created by Doe Deere.
Jeunesse Global isn’t necessarily the most common name in society today. This name is attached to a sophisticated line of anti-aging products that produce extraordinary results. These anti-aging products are geared toward health and wellness. When used on a consistent basis, Jeunesse Global products can definitely increase your health to the fullest. Why are the products so good. Well, Jeunesse Global has dedicated copious amounts of time researching and analyzing some of the finest plant-based ingredients. No, not all plant-based ingredients are the same. These ingredients are organic, and they’re scientifically proven to produce great results when it comes to creating a younger look.
Luminesce isone of the brand’s top anti-aging products. This skincare product uses advanced technologies to meet its goal. In addition to that, Luminesce also supports the cells of the body in renewing themselves. This action works wonders on the skin, which creates a younger glow. This fantastic product can be used by women and men. The removal of fine line and wrinkles can become a reality within 120 days of use. These are not exaggerated statements as Jeunesse Global has a ton of authentic testimonials to back the brand’s claim. This product also does a great job of fighting dry skin and acne. The brand’s AM/PM supplement fights free radical damage in the body. This dynamic duo’s AM formula provides plenty of daytime energy while the PM formula allows your body to rest at night.
Jeunesse Global is also a nonprofit organization that helps children all around the globe. Underprivileged children now have the support of a growing and progressive community. It would be extremely hard trying to find a similar health and wellness brand that is willing to go the extra mile, which is why Jeunesse Global has grown into a fan-favorite.
Setting up a successful business in Brazil is not easy. Anyone who has tried knows that there are numerous obstacles that one must overcome before running a successful venture. However, it is important to note that Brazil is one of the countries where one can set up an extremely productive business venture due to the high population. Some of the challenges that face business people include high venture capital, bureaucracy, and high taxation. According to a 2017 report by the World Bank, Brazil is ranked as one of the toughest countries to do business in.
Despite these challenges, and some people have gone against the odds and have succeeded. One of them is Guilherme Paulus. Despite the many difficulties, he has done what needs to be done to set up highly successful businesses in the accommodations and tourism sectors. He had to come up with a sound business plan that has helped him to realize his dreams. From the beginning, he identified the people he needed to work with and the opportunities in needed to exploit for his plans to come through. Guilherme loves listening to advice, a factor that he attributes to his success. His advice to young entrepreneurs is that they should learn to listen more to experienced business people. Read the article by Guilherme Paulus at Forbes
Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 in Sao Paulo. At a young age, he harbored the dreams of becoming a successful businessman, dreams that he can authoritatively claim to have accomplished. In the university, Guilherme Paulus studied a degree in business administration and later joined IBM as an intern. At 24 years, he met Carlos Vicente, a local government official with whom they came up with the idea of setting up a tour company. Since Vicente was young, he did not have the capital needed. They agreed that he would run the daily operations as Vicente provided the capital needed. Together they created CVC Tour Company. Four years later, Vicente abandoned the business, and Guilherme Paulus was left in charge of all operations. Guilherme Paulus was determined to do everything possible to achieve his goals. He did not relent but went ahead to implement innovative ideas which saw the company grown tremendously. Today, it is the largest to accompany in Latin America.
Up and coming startup company called Talk-Space offers online therapy and has recently hired a Chief Medical Officer from United Health. The new hire is an effort for the business to build its core enterprise and start providing customers with prescribed medicines directly through the application. CEO Oren Frank states that the company has generated in revenue tens of millions of dollars. As of today, he states 1 million users who have signed up for the online therapy services.
Talkspace offers their therapy through a video chat system and has become more serious about providing services to employers. This is where their new chief medical officer can assist them in building their business model. Neil Leibowitz was the medical director at United Health before joining TalkSpace. His addition comes at a time when Talkspace is looking to grow their business and consider issuing an IPO. Talk-space has a weekly service price of $79 which allows anyone to talk to a therapist online. If you prefer to use messaging with a mental health professional professional, it will cost you $49. Talkspace has been in business for 5 years and has gain an astounding user base. Frank made it very clear the company is very profitable.
With Leibowitz joining Talkpace, the company’s physicians may soon be able to prescribe medicines as needed. Most of their psychiatrists are independent consultants and would only be able to prescribe drugs using a video tool as per the state and federal regulations. Leibowitz shares that the company has not made a decision yet on what types of medications they would avoid prescribing, one such example is opiates.
Leibowitz has a background as an insurance executive and coming on board to Talkspace will help on the corporate side of the organization. CEO Oren Frank looks forward to this possibly representing at least a good half Talkspace’s profits by year end. This is also true and seen since Talkspace has joined forces with employer-oriented Magellan and Health. As of today employers are beginning to take mental health issues more seriously. Reports have shown a spike and anxiety and depression from mental health problems within many millennials.