EOS Lip Balm is first and foremost a game changer in the market place of lip balm. Just when you thought no one could take a simple commercial item and improve it with next level ideas, a product comes along and tells you it’s most certainly possible to build a better mousetrap. You just need some brilliant thinkers with vision expanding effortlessly in their grey matter and add some well played marketing strategies. The result in this case is exciting lip balm putting the competition in a most admittedly boring light and the innovative players behind the scenes are Jonathan Teller and Sanjiv Mehra. For them, it’s all about the egg.
Ok, well, it’s not all about the egg. A great deal of it has to do with coloring and design meant to attract the eye with flair and appeal, but the magic inside is what really matters. With EOS Lip Balm, the appeal doesn’t end with the packaging. Offering bold and enticing flavors like Strawberry Sorbet and Honey Apple, EOS doesn’t need to apologize to the competition for messing up the curve. They just succeeded in making a better product. The lesson learned? Don’t be lazy when you think your regular product is fine just the way it is.
Regular won’t cut it with the likes of Jonathan Teller and Sanjiv Mehra in the game. These two strategists took one look at the market world of lip balm and recognized immediately that a solid eighty percent of consumers were women. Men may like their cosmetics strictly utilitarian, but women using the product on a more frequent basis are clearly receptive to something bringing a little more pizazz. EOS Lip Balm brings just that to the table at a minor cost increase compared to the much more basic balms on the market. One could hardly complain when the life of one of these remarkable lip soothers and softeners lasts months as compared to other ones on the market.
And besides, you have to admit the egg just looks cooler.
Fortress Investment Group has in-depth expertise of its industries of interest such as private equity, credit private equity, credit hedge funds and permanent credit vehicles. The private equity holds $3 billion worth in assets, permanent capital vehicles is worth $7.5 billion, credit private equity has $17.9 billion worth of assets while the credit hedge fund has $8 billion in assets. The permanent capital vehicle investment plan includes natural resources, real estate and intellectual property.
The investment group has several highly qualified professionals who have specialized education on particular investment niches. Wesley R. Edens of New heads the New York branch as co-founder and co-CEO, Randal A. Nardone acts as principal and co-founder while Peter L. Briger, Jr is the principal and co-CEO of the San Francisco office. The firm has spread out their assets in various firms, learning institutions and persons across the world.
Fortress focuses on refining its investment tools to provide excellent strategic and operational benefits. They calculate the value of every investment’s package in pricing, ownership of assets, project financing and the management of every assets. They have a keen understanding of mergers and acquisitions with various firms. Currently, Fortress has more than 1800 investors in private equity and a total asset worth of $43 billion.
Fortress began operating in 1998 and launched its first investment plan in 1999. It began operating in real estate in the Toronto and New York markets. A few years later, the co-founders introduced hedge funds and debt securities. Between the years 1999 and 2006, Fortress Investment Group recorded a growth of 40 percent in private equity.
This success was not without a few hurdles and threats of running out of business. The group soon learnt the importance of extending their business into what they termed Fortress Investment Fund IV, III,II and I. They later added Long Dated Value Funds, Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, Fortress Brookdale Investment Fund and Fortress Partners Fund.
Most recently, the founders of Fortress Investment Group sold the company to SoftBank at an estimated value of $3.3 billion. The Fortress management officials stated that whilst speculators expressed their concern on the interaction between SoftBank’s newest asset, Vision and Fortress, business would continue to operate smoothly. Both firms explained that while they both work under SoftBank, they will not merge their interactions to eliminate complications. Fortress Investment Group added that they intend to continue providing alternative investments and employment of their large number of staff for smooth operations.
What started as a neighborhood market in 1909 is now one of America’s top 100 companies. OSI Food Solutions rose from the market Otto Kolschowski opened in Oak Park, Illinois to a company with over twenty thousand employees and annual sales of more than $6.1 billion.
Today the company has more than sixty-five facilities and operates in seventeen countries providing an array of quality custom food products to retail and food service companies. With facilities in China, they are a supplier to many western fast food chains doing business there, including, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and Subway.
Furthermore, OSI Food Solutions is continuing to expand operations. In recent years they have acquired BAHO Foods, Flagship Europe, as well as a Tyson Food Plant in Chicago, Illinois. This expansion has not only helped the company provide better career and employment opportunities, but it also saved 250 jobs at the Tyson Food Plant. Another area of development occurred in Spain. Last year the company doubled the capacity of processed chicken products to 24,000 tons annually by adding a high-capacity production line to the facility Toledo, Spain.
In 2016, OSI Food Solution was awarded The British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor. The Globe of Honor is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in environmental management throughout their organization. The 2016 award was the third such award given to OSI Food Solutions, having received the Globe of Honor in 2015 and 1013.
It is no surprise that OSI Food Solutions is among America’s top 100 companies. They have over 100 years of experience and are an industry leader in food service. They have a reputation for high-quality products and have won awards for their commitment to the environment. With more than twenty thousand employees, facilities in seventeen countries and annual sales of $6.1 billion, OSI Food Solutions is now an industry leader in producing quality food products for companies worldwide.
NexBank SSB is a financial firm based in Dallas, Texas. They manage about $3.5 billion in assets under management and provide mortgage banking, commercial banking, and institutional services. They also provide checking, savings, and certificate of deposit to individuals. In order to provide assistance to low-income families, they partnered with Dallas Neighborhood Homes and Habitat for Humanity in September 2016.
This partnership’s goal is to provide low-income families with affordable housing loans. From 2016 to 2021 they will provide 100 or more of these loans each year to families who live in Southern Dallas. This program is targeting specific zip codes where there are affordable homes that low-income families will be able to afford. Over the five years of this partnership, NexBank will offer up to $50 million in home loans. The families that are helped not only receive favorable loan terms but they also receive financial counseling services through Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, NexBank is covering 100% of the title fees as well as up to $2,000 in closing costs on each of these loans.
Three years ago NexBank moved into the college loan space. They bought College Savings Bank which is a financial firm located in Princeton, New Jersey. This company focuses on 529 college-savings programs. Talking about this acquisition, NexBank’s President and Chief Executive Officer John Holt said that College Savings Bank would continue to operate as they had before the purchase was completed. This meant they kept their own brand, location, and operations.
By acquiring College Savings Bank, NexBank was able to broaden the financial services that they provide to their own clients. It will also add to their bottom line in both the short and long term. College Savings Bank has been helping parents save for their children’s college educations since 1987. The two 529 programs it operates are the Arizona Family College Program-Bank Plan and the Indiana CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.
Lime Crime has built a magical universe of fashion-forward beauty products that focus on self-expression, empowerment, and whimsy. Now, having been recently acquired by Tengram Capital Partners, that universe is about to expand.
Founded in 2008 by Doe Deere and Mark Dumbelton, they are known for their vibrant uses of color, innovative products, and cute packaging. They have single-handedly redefined beauty standards worldwide, storming the industry with their unique rainbow-themed hair and makeup products. All their products such as Diamond Crushers lip toppers and Unicorn Hair are available online only. They have an international following with customers in Los Angeles, London and Singapore. They are in high demand from retailers like Bloomingdales and Ulta.com, and more recently FeelUnique and Selfridges in the United Kingdom.
For its part, Tengram Capital Partners is a heavy-weight private equity firm that focuses on strongly recognizable retail brands. Some of their current investments include Differential Brands Group, Luciano Barbera, Sequential Brands Group, ReVive, Algenist, This Works, and others. With them, they bring a strong background in consumer investing and expertise on how to unlock brand potential, as well as deep industry insight that will expand Lime Crime’s horizons.
Upper management got an infusion of fresh, strong leadership when Stacy Panagakis joined the company as Chief Executive Officer on June 18. She brings with her a background of success in scaling beauty brands. Previously she was at Sephora and served more recently as the General Manager of Fresh, the North American affiliate of the Global Fresh brand. Ms. Panagakis works alongside Chief Creative Officer Sasha Valentine who has been with the company for eight years. Co-founder Doe Deere has joined the Board of Directors and has stepped away from the day-to-day operations.
Lime Crime’s unique vision and positive message will continue inspiring unicorns and push beauty boundaries under this new leadership. They have 100% vegan and cruelty-free formulas, high-performance beauty products and 4.4 million followers worldwide on an all-digital platform. With its cult-like following behind them, they have their sights set to go over the rainbow and beyond.
Felipe Montoro Jens, the Chief Executive Officer of EnergiparCaptacao S.A., recently reported on a special meeting involving the Inter-American Development Bank in Mendoza, Argentina. The conference, which is being called the Special Meeting of Governors, was held to discuss the recent increase of private funding regarding the infrastructure of Brazil. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development, and Management, defended this new phenomenon highlighting by the idea that private investment should be backed by “financial guarantee mechanism.” In the Minister’s estimation, the Inter-American Development Bank should actively push for more effective solutions regarding project risk management through the use of increased studies. While Luis Caputo, the Chairman of the IDB’s Board of Governors backed Dyogo Oliveira’s sentiments, Diego Lopez Garrido cited Brazil as “the priority country for Spanish investment,” due to the rapid development of its markets. In recent years, major improvements have been made towards the roads, water, and overall sanitation of Brazil. With the growing belief that the latest industrial revolution has arrived, many support this move for a more modernized infrastructure throughout the country. Read this article at odiario.com about Felipe Montoro Jens.
As reported by Felipe Montoro Jens, the President of the IDB, believes that the rapid growth of the region, specifically regarding increased connectivity between the countries of South America, will not be able to proceed without private investments. Mr. Moreno would go on to discuss improvements regarding social and gender equality, which have been backed and implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank. The increase of Public-Private Partnerships are believed by Dyogo Oliveira to be on par with the practices of surrounding countries, and the last decade has seen an influx of Public-Private Partnerships, which has led to a $360 billion increase. Despite these significant gains, the continued lack of mobilized private capital has continued to stagnate the process considerably. Visit: http://www.infomoney.com.br/negocios/noticias-corporativas/noticia/7406991/felipe-montoro-jens-reporta-discussoes-reuniao-especial-governadores-bid
When people look at Lori Senecal, they see a talented advertiser and great leader. When they look at her life story, they are going to see someone who has overcome so much and accomplished a lot for herself. Lori Senecal is one of the top advertisers in the industry. She has ran more than one business in advertising and has brought each of them into a greater level of success. One thing that people are going to notice is the difference in her way of doing business compared to other advertisers. She puts a lot of energy into the work she does and wastes no time with irrelevant talk.
Behind all of this hardworking and efficient exterior is someone who describes herself as a shy introvert. Given that she is shy and introverted, many people would’ve expected her to run out of the advertising business because it is a business that is run by big personalities and emotionally expressive men. It is also a rather chaotic environment. However, Lori Senecal has proven to be very creative when it comes to her strengths and limitations. She shows that there is a lot of room for the calm, collected and diligent leader. Check out huffingtonpost for more.
Lori Senecal’s experience with leadership goes all the way back to when she was a child. She was coaching gymnastics. She has taken everything she has learned about being a leader from this experience. Then she has looked into what she wants to do for a career. This is what has gotten her into advertising. While she has stepped into a loud environment, she has used her introverted nature to redirect her energy towards coming up with some loud advertising campaigns for people to enjoy. The results have turned out to be impressive in that many clients have watched their business grow with the campaigns from CP+B.
Lori has also appeared on television and different programs throughout the media and has shared insights when it comes to different topics such as advertising. She is a prominent leader in the business of advertising. She has proven that she can run with some of the rest of the leaders.
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When Penelope Kokkinides sat down with President Trump to discuss the harsh realities thousands of citizens are still facing after five months since Hurricane Maria, no one knew what the outcome would be.
Yes, it has been nearly half a year. And much work has been done in that time to remake the island into what it once was before the natural disaster of Maria swept through and redesigned the format of how the country looks. Water now resides in lakes and rivers and streams, no longer flooding the roadways of towns and lawns of what use to be green plush front yards of homeowners. Plumbing and electricity are back up and running. Hundreds of thousands of people that went without housing, at least now have a secure shelter to call their home. With all of these major improvements, three out of ten people on the island are still suffering from the impoverished lifestyle they were forced to live after the effects of Hurricane Maria.
Food, shelter, and transportation are some of the very first things that come to mind when people think about what these residents are lacking and needing. But what about medical? Dozens of clinics were forced to shut down, if not torn down by Maria. Residents are in desperate need of getting seen, diagnosed and treated by medical professionals.
InnovaCare Health manages healthcare services and is the largest provider of healthcare in Puerto Rico. They are funded by federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid. On the island, the healthcare provider diagnoses patients treats them, gives out prescriptions and works to establish a better health regimen and more stable lifestyle for those directly influenced by the hurricane. The healthcare company’s chief administrative officer Penelope Kokkinides saw a problem and went to President Trump about it. Funding for medical relief in Puerto Rico has been cut every year. On average, one billion dollars gets cut from the budget every year. In her meeting with the president, she mentioned this unequal budget cut, especially when compared to the amount of medical funding the contiguous states receive. She also mentioned how important women were in helping meet the needs of Puerto Rico’s residents. Women made up nurses, doctors and pharmacists working in the many mobile clinics treating patients all over the island.
Did your child ever tell you that they wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer? Chances are, you or your children have big dreams for the future. It might include a fancy job in an exciting city or maybe you just want them to be able to get by and be happy. The problem is that both of these dreams may not be entirely possible with the current state of the education system within America. Secretary of State Betsy DeVos spent her time before her appointment to this position advocating for an overhaul of the education system. She explains to Philanthropy Roundtable that now that she is in the position to make some of those changes, she has become more of an advocate for them. She sees the bigger picture when it comes to America’s children, and it is going to be within the school choice initiatives that she has been pushing for much of her career.
When talking about that fancy job that your child might want in the future, do you think it’s possible that they can gain the foundational knowledge and learning skills necessary from their public school system? While there are some students that can easily learn any type of information that they are given, there are other children that struggle to learn was in the standard learning style. They are just as smart as their counterparts, they simply need the material given to them in a different way. Unfortunately, the public school system is not adapted to these types of students or they are simply teaching in a way that will serve the most students at the same time. This is not a good standard of learning, and it definitely leaves a large portion of the American children behind when it comes to testing or any other types of standardized scoring.
Betsy DeVos explains that with school choice, parents can select the type of education that their children receive. They can look at facilities that are not centered around their school district, and possibly find something that is better for their children. This is an intriguing option for many parents who have children that struggle with their schoolwork every single day. Wouldn’t it be nicer for those parents to be able to enroll their children into a program where teachers have more time to address these specific issues and assist the children with the information in a way that is graspable to them?
She tells her interviewers that the prospects for school choice of never been better. Over 250,000 new students entered programs all over the country and express hope in their new programs. Parents to feel as though they have been given more of an option when it comes to their children’s goals. Perhaps, enrolling your child in a program that is centered around these types of goals will help them meet them. Children should be given every opportunity to prove themselves and become what their parents have always believed they can be. These programs will help them.
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Tony Petrello is a top corporate executive in the United States. He heads Nabors industries as the CEO. He joined this company in 1991 as the COO and became the CEO in 2011. The story of his growth is inspiring. To be a leader of a multinational such as Nabors Industries does not come easy. One must have shown the capability to deliver for the organization he or she is working for.
As CEO of Nabors, Tony Petrello was initially picked because he had demonstrated to Nabors that he could change the situation in the company. True to the projection of the management then, he has not disappointed. He has delivered for the company better than they could have guessed. However, to see what makes Tony Petrello productive, one needs to look at his life even before he joined Nabors Industries.
Tony Petrello was born in Newark, New Jersey. He attended public schools in the area since his parents could not afford to take him to a private school. According to his former classmates, he had an outgoing attitude. He was always willing to speak on subjects that were important to him. He was comfortable speaking his mind without caring whether others would judge him. Tony was also known for having a sense of humor. Whenever he had an opportunity to talk, he articulated his points in a way that stood out among the rest.
In high school, Tony Petrello became very popular for his ability in math. He was a genius who would spend tie writing equations that no other student could even fathom. He would not live in obscurity for a long time, his talent was noted by the Yale University who offered him an opportunity to study at their institution. He was awarded a scholarship to study a degree in mathematics and also be mentored by another math genius at the university known as Professor Serge Lang.
Together, they worked in proving various math formulas and penning math books in different subjects in math disciplines. They worked together until when Tony Petrello decided that he would no longer be pursuing mathematics, he dropped out and joined Harvard Law School. He, however, did not leave Yale University before making another remarkable achievement in his life. He met and married his wife, Cynthia. Today, Cynthia is one of the main supporters of his work in philanthropy. Together, they have worked on various philanthropic initiatives.
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