Meticulously designed and painstakingly perfected, Agera Energy’s robust line of services serve as the yardstick for excellence. Their “efficiently implemented and fantastically supported” energy and natural gas products appeal to a sizable audience, which is in large part why this retail energy supplier has a clientele reaching about 1.8 million homes and businesses. Striving to be a unique addition to their realm, Agera Energy boasts a distinct edge.
Agera Energy’s mission statement evidences their individuality: simplify energy buying, for good. No doubt a client-driven approach, Agera Energy places their valued clients at the forefront in hopes of appeasing their whims, desires, and demands. The outpouring of success they’ve received as a result is not to be overlooked. Some of the top-notch services they provide include utility audits, efficiency solutions, renewable energy, and LED lighting.
It increasingly became difficult to keep up with what’s important in email inbox. Relevant mails could be buried in junk and it was difficult to retrieve them. Two 24-year entrepreneurs experienced the problem first-hand and endeavored to change it. Jojo Hedaya and Josh Rosenwald started Unroll.me, an email organization tool.
Unroll.Me was conceived out of a personal frustration. Jojo Hedaya, co-founder and COO, could send emails to Josh Rosenwald and never get a response. In defense, Josh said he never got the emails. The tool puts together subscriptions, newsletters, and updates to make it easy for you to decide on what to keep and what to unsubscribe from.
The two entrepreneurs grew up in New York City but met in a college in Israel. They had a lot of similar things. They even share a birthday. They both attended Jewish high schools. Both Jojo Hedaya and Josh Rosenwald didn’t graduate from college. Mr. Hedaya believes that there is more into life than a college degree. The skills are what matters the most.
Jojo Hedaya didn’t anticipate that the company will become this big over 6 years later. In fact, Mr. Hedaya considers themselves lucky owing to the number of startups in the United States that don’t survive in the market. They experience their fair share of challenges while trying to getting Unroll Me up and running. They soldered on during turbulent times and investors started having confidence on them after they stood the taste of time. Josh and Jojo made Unroll Me as simple as possible to the users.
Jojo Hedaya has three credits to finish to be able to go for a degree. However, he plans to go back and finish his studies. The passion he had for simplicity streamlined the email unsubscribe process and as a result, users gained control over their inbox. Under his tenure, the company gained millions of users over the past few years.
Unroll Me grew rapidly and attracted the attention of Rakuten-owned shopping startup called Slice. Slice is in the email business in that it pulls up receipts and analyzes them with an intention to help shoppers to track their discounts, packages, orders and more. The acquisition came in the wake of negotiations on a partnership deal.
Jason Hope is one of the highly successful business persons in the field of technology. He has been working in this field for the past two decades, a period in which he has brought significant contributions to businesses. The holder of MBA from Arizona State University has been working with businesses helping them to identify technological trends that are likely to affect the businesses in coming years. The ability of a business to know what will happen in the future is an advantage since it will align its goals with the possibilities of the future. Jason Hope loves technology and has played a significant role in its development. He can predict what will happen in the future by looking at their current trends. For instance, he’s one of the people who predicted the coming of the internet of things technology.
The internet of things is based on the ability of devices to connect to the internet by themselves. Through this connection, these devices can communicate with each other and with human users. What it is means is that we are moving into an era where machines will be performing tasks by themselves. According to Jason Hope, we are just experiencing the beginning phase of this technology since a lot more is yet to take place. In the coming years, we are going to experience smart cities where everything will be done through the application of advanced technologies.
Jason Hope is also a philanthropist who has played a significant role in the ongoing research on rejuvenation technologies. He’s one of the people who are hopeful that in the future there shall be an anti-aging drug that will help human beings cure the causes of old age diseases. As human beings get old, their bodies become weak and therefore susceptible to diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cancer among others.
To aid in the attainment of the goal of an anti-aging drug, Jason Hope has donated $500000 to an organization known as SENS Research Foundation which is currently in the process of creating an anti-aging drug. He believes in this organization that they will deliver on the mandate ahead of them.
Richard Liu Qiangdong often referred to as Liu Quingdong, is one of the richest men in China, with an emphatic story behind his success. Richard Liu gets much attention from the business world, not only because he is a billionaire investor, but also because he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of China’s largest retailer, JD.com. According to Forbes, Richard Liu’s e-commerce empire is worth a whopping $57.6 billion and continues to grow rapidly as Jingdong works to becoming the largest online retailer on the globe.
Liu ’s journey is emblematic of the rags-to-riches story, as he once made a living taking on random coding gigs, having taught himself how to program. It is by virtue of his relentless determination that JD.com is the king of retail today, having survived harsh economic times and still managed to pick up and prosper. This was in 2003 when there was a SARS outbreak that effectively rendered human interaction redundant, forcing Richard Liu to close down 12 of his shops.
For any other average entrepreneur, being forced to shut down physical locations of a business that thrives on human interaction spells doom, but Richard Liu Qiangdong saw it as an opportunity to think out of the box. After bouncing off ideas with like-minded professionals, Richard Liu came up with the idea of taking business online, and that was the genesis of Jingdong.
At the time, the e-commerce sector was flooded with fraudulent entities that sold counterfeit items while nickel and diming their customers every chance they got. As Richard Liu knew how important ethics, honesty, and accountability are in a business model, he modeled his business alongside these strong fundamental values and designed a customer-eccentric business model. It is no wonder that, today, JD.com is one of the most trusted retailers all over the world with sales well over the billion mark.
Before Richard Liu founded Jingdong, he worked as the head of business and head of computers at Japan Life; a reputable health product company. He scored the job after completing his EMBA from the China Europe International Business School. This was in addition to his Sociology degree, which he had attained at Renmin University of China. It was after working for two years at Japan Life, that he branched out on his own to open a magneto-optics store in Beijing. He did good business and grew the venture into the largest retailer in China, JD.com.
There was a time when the fundamental analysis was turned down as a means of picking stocks. But there existed a loophole by ‘program traders’ who created flow with computer programs. There was a total lack of program trading at the time.
According to Gareth Henry, there was a lot of potential in the program yielding. Gareth Henry, however, asserts that the technique was not verified but it replicated and saw the rise of program trading.
So what exactly does it mean by quantitative analysis? Based on Gareth Henry, it is a method of comprehending the behavior through the use of mathematical and statistical modeling, research and measurement. The sole purpose of the quantitative analysis is to go through the large cases of variables involving trading volumes and asset prices. It also looks at how the world events can affect the assets prices.
The premonition of Gareth Henry has passed with quantitative analysis currently under by hedge funds and financial institutions. This caters for the large transactions involving the purchase and sale of many shares and securities. See more of Gareth Henry on facebook
Based on Gareth, the analysts can make use of the quantitative techniques to examine and analyze past events, with the current while anticipating for future ones. Gareth Henry also urges the individual investors to make use of the techniques.
The individual investors are assured of great value that goes beyond Wall Street through the quantitative application. The Governments across the world can also count on the quantitative analysis in the decision and policy-making processes. The technique has also been used to track and evaluate the statistical data that relates to the GDP and the figures in employment.
Henry believes that on its own, quantitative analysis has proven it is used as a key evaluation key. It is been included in investment funds. The combination between qualitative and quantitative analysis can aid the investors or analysts in gauging the strength of a product in the market.
With over 33 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing industry, Edwin has built a successful career around quality assurance which encompasses solid and liquid oral biologics, dose as well as cosmetics. Edwin has demonstrated an outstanding leadership style in his career.
Recently, his vast knowledge and great leadership skills landed him a new job as Vice President of Quality at Cytovance Biologics, a biopharmaceutical company. His transition to the company was smooth and heart-warming as executives in the company took it to the stage to welcome him to the company. He is now in charge of Cytovance’s Quality function. Dr. Jesse McCool, Senior Vice President of Research and Development, regarded Edwin Miranda as a well-seasoned as well as experienced executive.
Before joining Cytovance early this year, Edwin Miranda led the Quality Assurance team which was mandated with the role of securing FDA approval for New Drug Application (NDA) for Keppra. Edwin served at Quality Assurance URL Mutual Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as Vice President or Director of Quality. He worked at Legacy Pharmaceuticals Inc., Piramal Critical Care, and Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging. Edwin has been in charge of regulatory compliance functions, quality systems and at one point, he helped in the development of a remediation plan that served to correct 483 observations. The development of the remediation plan resulted into receipt of Establishment Inspection Report.
Edwin served in the army before changing careers. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Angelo State University in TX. Edwin Miranda joined Cytovance at a time when it was preparing for its first PAI which was scheduled for February this year. He has been an invaluable asset to the company even as the company’s clients prepared to file BLA’s. His expertise with FDA inspections places him in a position to get the company more FDA approvals. Cytovance specializes on the production of therapeutic proteins as well as antibodies from mammalian cell culture as well as microbial fermentation.
JHSF is a well-established company that focuses on real estate development. This reputable firm has been around for a long time.
The real estate industry is very lucrative. Real estate investing and property development generate vast fortunes for firms and entrepreneurs. Anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort can achieve great success in this industry. It is also crucial to get a good mentor or coach as you plan to venture into the real estate field.
Many real estate professionals consult a highly successful firm like JHSF before they venture into the industry. JHSF is a highly renowned company and its team of experienced property developers and real estate professionals is fully committed to providing the best possible assistance to any ambitious entrepreneur.
The team at JHSF handles the entire process of completing the project. In other words, these professionals plan, design the project, secure the funds and bring in a team of partners and associates who will execute the plan. This means that the professionals at JHSF are well versed in purchasing raw land and developing the project.
Many real estate professionals begin their careers in construction, securing a contract to build a commercial or residential property in existing developments and eventually build a great team, and get partners who can help them in handling their own property development projects.
José Auriemo Neto is CEO of JHSF, and he has vast experience in real estate investment. He is well recognized in the property development sector as well and is a highly successful entrepreneur. Whether you want to renovate a property or you want to buy land and build on it, you need to have a good understanding of how things work in the industry.
Based in Brazil, José Auriemo Neto and the team at JHSF have catered to people from all walks of life. They take the time to evaluate their clients’ needs and work closely with them to implement strategies to reach their goals. Many people, including real estate professionals, have benefited tremendously from the services and advice of José Auriemo Neto.
In a deal that will see Brightline renamed Virgin Trains USA, the Virgin Group invested in the Fortress Investment Group on wed train company. Brightline did not make public the amount Virgin Group was investing but made it clear that they would maintain their majority stake in the high-speed train company. Brightline and Fortress Investment Group see the partnership as having the potential of ensuring the company gets more passengers as it will attract Virgin Group clients who use their trains in the UK or those that use their air travel company.
The fact that Virgin Group is well known in the hospitality and travel industry will be another plus. According to Fortress Investment Group, their exemplary customer service will also be something else Brightline will benefit from. Brightline which has passenger transport operations between Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami. It plans to build a new railway line that will connect Southern California to Las Vegas. The company, however, made no revelations about what other roles the Virgin Group will take up in the partnership apart from the rebranding and having their name on the trains.
Brightline also plans to expand to Orlando and its operator has secured tax exemptions that will ensure that the Fortress Investment Group owned company can expand its railway services to Orlando. The rail company’s passenger volume has been on the increase but is till below what had been projected. With the Virgin Group’s knowledge of the train business, they operate the Virgin Trains UK, FIG hopes to modify attitudes towards rail transport and therefore increase the number of people using trains in the United States. See more at inc.com
About Fortress Investment Group (FIG)
FIG holds the majority shares in Brightline. It came to being back in 1998 as the brain child of Wes Edens, Rob Kauffman and Randal Nardone. It was the first company in its section of the finance and investment industry to go public in 2007 and currently manages $42. 1 billion for 1750 clients all over the world.
The company has 3 divisions that is Credit, Permanent Capital Vehicles and Private Equity. Its portfolio includes New Fortress Energy, i-Pass, Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure among others
Doe Deere is a woman who has a vision. Her vision was catapulted in American. But her drive and her love of America started as a little girl and continued to grow even through many years of hardship.
Doe was born as Xenia Vorotova in Russia. The year she turned 17, her mother decided to move their family of three, which included a sister, to America. This began a very difficult journey for the three of them. They landed in New York City full of excitement. Unfortunately, her mother was unable to get a job that would support them and eventually they ended up homeless and in a shelter in New York City. This did not stop Xenia. If anything, it increased her drive. The kindness of strangers provided them with opportunities. They moved into an apartment in Harlem. Xenia’s mother finally got a job as an accountant and Xenia was able to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her younger sister got into Columbia University on a full scholarship not long after that. It was what set them all up for the success that was coming.
A few years passed, and Xenia became Doe Deere. In 2008, Doe began her company, Lime Crime. From rags to riches almost overnight became reality for this self-made entrepreneur. She worked hard, very hard, but she also never stopped dreaming. Doe dreamed of what could be and what she wanted.
In her article in entrepreneur.com,For Immigrants, America Was, Is and Will Always Be Great, Doe talks about the American Dream. She even thanks America for giving her the opportunity to pursue this dream. This is so inspiring! Here is a woman who came to American, her family lost everything, became homeless, lived in run-down housing projects, yet continued to work hard and pursue and believe in a dream. As a result, she became a very successful entrepreneur. Thank you Doe, for believing in this country and continuing to dream. May all of us, immigrants AND Americans alike continue to believe in the American dream and make this country great again!
Brian Torchin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Recruitment Counselors (HCRC) staffing agency. Getting into his educational background, Torchin graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. Torchin attended New York Chiropractic College and graduated with a doctorate in Chiropractic medicine. He has his own chiropractic office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read more about Brian Torchin at Behance
Healthcare Recruitment Counselors Staffing provides a consultative, customized approach to finding staff in a timely manner, creating interview questions, schedule interviews, and contract negotiations for many medical facilities. Healthcare Recruitment Counselors Staffing mission statement is, “By the fastest means possible”. This company goes above and beyond to find the top staff for various medical facilities. Healthcare Recruitment Counselors’ goal is to build long-term relationships with clients to best serve the needs of medical professionals with employees to never be without support staff. For example, if a doctor needs to go on vacation, Healthcare Recruitment Counselors staffing can find the best suitable temporary doctor to take the original doctor’s place. This is one of the many examples of what is very appealing about Torchin and the company he created. Torchin is featured in Examiner.com and is called the “Recruiter of Great Chiropractors”.
Brian Torchin has a personal Facebook that contains promotions regarding Healthcare Recruitment Counselors Staffing. His company business page on Facebook has a 4-star rating in reviews. The reviews mostly indicate high satisfaction rate and state how highly recommended the company is. Many testimonials are emphasizing promptness and how the staffing agency’s fees are very reasonable compared to many other staffing agencies. Torchin’s founding of the company Healthcare Recruitment Counselors appeal to me the most, because his company is the solution to many medical staff turnovers in the United States. His twitter page, Healthcare Rights, tells me that he cares about our citizens access to affordable healthcare.