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Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Sinto’s Long Careers in Healthcare Management

Monday, November 26th, 2018

When you think of commitment and longstanding experience in healthcare management, Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides should come to mind. Both individuals have spent about 20 years in this field, and they have a whole lot more experience under their belts.

Where Rick Shinto Has Worked

Rick Shinto has a long career in the health field. He started his work as a pulmonologist and specialist in internal medicine. Later he moved onto the management side of healthcare as the CEO of Medical Pathways Management. He has also served as the CEO of Aveta and at North American Medical Management as the CM officer. He currently serves as InnovaCare Health’s CEO. He also has an impressive educational background. He earned his B.A. at the University of California at Irvin. He then attained his medical degree at the University of New York at Stony Brook. Finally, he earned his M.B.A. at Univerisity of Redlands.

Aside from his long career and list of educational accomplishments, he has also received that Access to Caring award for his advancements in providing quality care to those who can’t afford it. In 2018, he was also on the list for the Top 25 Minorities Executives in Healthcare, which is put out by the magazine, Modern Healthcare.

Where Penelope Kokkinides Has Worked

Currently, Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health. In previous roles, she has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Aveta, Inc and the Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight Healthcare and Touchstone Health. At Aveta, she was also the Vice President for Clinical Operations. She has also been the Vice President for Care and Disease Management at the company, AmeriChoice. And she has expertise in government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which helps InnovaCare provide further aid to those in need.

InnovaCare, Inc. Company History

InnovaCare Health serves over 200,000 members in places like Puerto Rico and the United States. One of InnovaCare Health’s central tenets is to provide affordable healthcare to those who cannot afford it. The company also makes strides in technology advancements to be able to offer better quality care that meets the individual’s needs.

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/innovacare-health

Steve Ritchie: People Are Our Top Priority

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

When a company wants to know how to make improvements for its employees and customers, the best thing to do is talk directly to those who will be affected by the changes. At Papa John’s Pizza, that is exactly what CEO Steve Ritchie has been doing this year. Traveling to cities across the United States such as Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Dallas, and many others, he has met not only with Papa John’s franchisees, but also many of its customers. And along the way, he has discovered an attitude within these individuals that is hopeful and positive.

In these face-to-face meetings, Steve Ritchie has been able to hear how franchisees consider those working with them not as employees, but instead family members. Along with this, he has also heard how these individuals make it a priority to get heavily involved with the communities in which they are located. Whether this means working with local charities to raise funds or with local schools to help students get the materials they need for learning success, Steve Ritchie Papa John’s knows those who carry the Papa John’s mantle in communities across the United States are indeed very special people.

Keeping the Papa John’s philosophy of People Are Priority Always, better known as PAPA, Steve Ritchie knows the conversations he engages in with people across the country will be key to learning how the company can improve more and more each and every day. From store managers to delivery drivers and pizza makers, it’s clear to Steve Ritchie it takes a team effort to create a successful product, keep customers happy, and help a company stay ahead of the competition. Here’s the latest news about Sajwani rolling out diversity to Papa John’s.

Moving forward in the months and years to come, Steve Ritchie realizes tremendous amounts of hard work and dedication will be needed by everyone in the company to achieve the results everyone seeks. However, after meeting so many special people along the way during his travels, Steve Ritchie knows Papa John’s Pizza is in excellent hands. With franchisees who have a unique commitment to customer service and helping their communities, the future looks very bright.

Read this: https://www.facebook.com/papajohnsus/photos/an-open-letter-from-steve/10156059623977639/

Gareth Henry Fights for the LGBTQ Jamaican Community

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

There are still 76 countries where same-sex relationships are considered criminal; people can suffer from persecution or even death in these countries. Jamaica is one of them. Gareth Henry who spends much of his time trying to save the lives of LGBTQ people from his home country of Jamaica.

39-year-old refugee Gareth Henry has said that 13 of his friends died from homophobic attacks. He helped report anti-gay hate crimes to the police and was an activist towards gay rights. He now lives in Toronto and was a former co-chair of the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG).

He says that people in Jamaica live in constant fear because viciousness against the gay community is standard. Gareth Henry says that people try and live day to day. He experienced the violence multiple times while living in Jamaica and lived in hiding. Fleeing nearly for his life, he decided to leave his home country and went to Canada.

Gareth Henry works at Toronto People with AIDS Foundation in Canada. He volunteers at Rainbow Railroad which is a nonprofit that helps relocate LGBTQ people from the different persecuted countries around the world. Touched by so many of the sad and horrific stories that some of the LGBTQ people have gone through, he fights for them. Some of the people’s families have even tried to get their children out of these countries because they know what will happen to them.

Henry takes no pride in his former nationality of Jamaica, but other people have a different mindset. He has experience in communicating with LGBTQ people begging and pleading for help from the persecution that they suffer from. Many people are not aware of the gravity of the situation. In 2016 alone, he was able to help 60 refugees move to new countries, and many of them were Jamaican.

Gareth Henry believes that change comes from when a country bands together and supports the community. Many advocacy groups are challenging and striving to make a difference in Jamaica.

 

A Brief History of Michael Hagele

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

When it comes to legal experts in the high-tech, aerospace, and defense industries, the name of Michael Hagele will be at the top of anyone’s list. This is for good reason as nobody knows their business quite as much as Hagele.

Michael Hagele serves as general counsel to a handful of companies who operate in the aforementioned industries, as well as a few in the biotechnology industry. He has also taken some of his personal wealth and invested in early developmental technology companies, ones that he sees as being on the cutting-edge of their specific industries. Read more about Michael Hagele at ideamensch.com

He has become a renowned expert when it comes to closing both domestic and international technology agreements. He is also a self-professed expert in intellectual property issues and related marketing issues.

When asked about what drives him, he says it is his tendency to never give up and to adhere to his tenacious spirit. He states that he is always willing to take the new information he has gleaned and incorporate it into fresh new ideas. He is very willing to let the ideas morph themselves into natural and organic situations, which can then lend themselves to advanced business opportunities.

He is a big believer in engaging in physical activity as he states that it helps him to recharge and re-focus his mind. He is a huge fan of mountain biking and hiking but also says that even a casual walk around the block will help him to get back on track with his energy levels. It is this uncompromising attitude to both his career and his personal life that ensures he is always at the top of his game, especially in comparison with others who are in the same field as he is. There is no stopping Michael Hagele. For more information about Michael Hagele: https://angel.co/michael-hagele

 

Sahm Adrangi Targets Ad Fraud

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Sahm Adrangi made a name for himself as a short selling activist by exposing Chinese companies suspected of fraudulent practices, contributing to a decrease of the market value of those firms by $10 to $20 billion. The success of these short selling campaigns increased the capital under management of Kerrisdale Capital, founded by Adrangi, from $1 million to approximately $180 million. Adrangi has continued to operate primarily as a short selling activist, periodically releasing reports detailing his reasoning as to why a specific company may be overvalued, or how a particular industry may be operating under false pretenses.

At the Kase Learning conference on short selling, Sahm Adrangi discussed new potential targets for such practices: ad exchange intermediaries. As Adrangi explained during his presentation, ad exchange intermediaries occupy the role of matchmaker, satisfying companies’ desires to advertise with websites meeting certain thresholds regarding number of views and clicks. The companies purchasing ad space operate under the assumption that real live humans are behind those clicks and views, but Sahm Adrangi posits that these statistics are subject to inaccuracies, as the interactions on these websites may actually be performed by bots and other computers. Instances in which a bot or other computer is generating view and click figures used to sell ad space are viewed as ad fraud, since the company purchasing the ad isn’t receiving the service it purchased.

 

From Sahm Adrangi’s perspective, ad exchange intermediaries selling ad space at prices based on unreliable readership and engagement data leave themselves exposed to potential adverse stock price reactions as a result of selling misleading ad services. Further investigation into the practices of ad exchange companies may reveal that revenue has been collected on false data, creating a situation in which shareholder value may decrease dramatically. Adrangi’s ability to draw attention to companies operating under deceptive practices has deeply affected industries before, and he seems poised to continue building his legacy as a successful short selling activist.

 

http://www.futuresmag.com/author/sahm-adrangi%E2%80%8B

Mina Ebrahim’s success at Saint Germain’s

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Mina Ebrahim might have been caught up in one of the worst times of her country’s history but she did not let that define her destiny. This Iron lady was born in Iran and at the age of seven, Iran’s revolution got worse.

This forced her family to move to the United States as Immigrants. On arrival in the United States, her parents purchased a little bakery in Seven Corners called Tiffany’s bakery.

She started helping out her parents with the business at the age of 11, enabling her to acquire business operations skills along the way. Mina went ahead to manage the family’s business in Tyson’s Galleria.

At the age of 26, Mina had become highly skilled in business with a profound experience in customer service. She also wanted to be unique in her delivery of services to satisfy her clients. In 1999, she introduced corporate catering at Saint Germain’s.

Corporate catering turned out to be a clever way of operating her business. In just a short while, she changed Saint Germain to a full-service corporation that delivered in company luncheons, privately organized parties and weddings.

Her hard work, dedication, and passion have enabled Saint Germain’s to become one of the most productive food units in the U.S. Mina Ebrahim is an open-minded person with the thirst for knowledge.

She regularly attends seminars on design, cuisine, and technique. She attends most of these meetings not only to talk but also to learn from other people. She is also a great philanthropist, Mina is renowned for her start of the Jack-Ebrahim Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

It is actually the only radiology veterinarian operation in the states. She is interested in animals and majorly channels her charity work to organizations supporting them. In the past, Mina Ebrahim has donated to many foundations and organizations including the Penn Vet Working Dog Centre.

She is also a member of Operation Homefront, an organization that helps injured and disabled soldiers from battles. She has also won herself many awards including the Smart CEO Brava Award Winner in 2012 and Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncl6maHomt0

Shervin Pishevar: The Iranian-American Business Mogul

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Pishevar is an Iranian-American entrepreneur .He was born in the year 1974 in the Iranian capital of Tehran. Shervin Pishevar had two parents. His dad was called Abraham Pishevar and his mum Eshrat Pishevar. The family of Shervin Pishevar migrated to the US when he was a young boy. His father, Abraham, was the first to relocate to the United States. Abraham was an employee at a local radio and television station in Tehran, Iran. He worked as an executive manager. Everything went smooth until one day when his name appeared on the Ayatollah Khomeini’s execution document. Abraham together with other colleagues were extremely shocked and overwhelmed.

Abraham was accused of broadcasting information and instructions that could aid people to leave Iran to other foreign nations. He planned and managed to relocate to the United States. When he arrived in the US, he worked as a Cab driver. Abraham Pishevar operated at Silver Springs, Maryland. After eighteen months, Abraham was joined by his family that had been left in Iran. For another few months, he still worked as a taxi driver. He managed to work and study at the University of Howard. There, Abraham pursued a PhD in Mass communication as he had already done a masters back in his home country, Iran.

Abraham’s son, Shervin is a celebrated businessman. He is a recognized philanthropist. Moreover, he is a super angel investor and a venture capitalist. Shervin Pishevar is the former executive chairman and co-founder of Hyperloop One Company. Additionally, Shervin was also a managing director and a co-founder of a company known as Investment company. The venture organization has invested in other firms like Munchery, Airbnb and Uber.

Recently the entrepreneur worked as a managing director of Menlo ventures .Being a super angel investor, he had invested in more than 61 companies. Shervin Pishevar has led several investments like Tumbrl, Uber series b, Warby Parker and Machine zone. From the year 2011 to 2015, Shervin Pishevar served as a board advisor for the Company, Uber. He is still a strategic advisor and an investor in the company. Also, Shervin Pishevar has founded technology related companies like SGN, WebOS, Webs.com and Hyperoffice.

https://hyperloop-one.com/team

Why Adam Milstein Ties Together Radical Muslims And The Radical Left

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Adam Milstein is a writer for the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). He is also an entrepreneur who owns a company in the real estate industry, Hager Pacific. He is originally from Israel and has lived in California for the past 35 years or so. He is very involved in the Jewish-American community and often speaks out on issues that affect that community and the nation of Israel.

A recent article of Adam Milstein’s on JNS was about how radical Muslims are trying to destroy Israel as well as whip up flames of anti-Semitism around the world. He wrote that anti-Semitism has long been a part of the radical right and he sees it increasingly growing on the radical left as well in recent years. He says that all three of these groups are now sharing their tactics with one another so that they can destroy the Jewish people and Israel.

He says the joining up of radical Muslims and those on the far left started to appear in Europe. Adam Milstein says those efforts are now starting to grow in the United States and Canada over the past few years. Of course radical Muslims believe a lot of things are appropriate that the radical left doesn’t believe in, such as stoning women, putting gay people to death, and being very much against feminism among them. However, these two groups put things like this aside, he wrote, so that they can attain common goals such as nationalism, destroying freedom of speech, and engaging in anti-Semitism.

Adam Milstein says that those people on the radical left have a very misguided view of Israel. They consider the nation of Israel to be a colonial oppressor in the Middle East which unfairly targets Muslims. They also believe that Jewish people have a secret organization which is causing conflicts around the world and in the Middle East in particular. One particular person he says shows the alliance between the radical left and radical Muslims is Linda Sarsour, one of the women who organized the Women’s March on Washington D.C. He points out that she has praised radical Muslims such as Siraj Wajjah who is suspected of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

https://soundcloud.com/adam-milstein-iac

The Amazing Credit Solutions Provided by GreenSky Credit Corporation

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

David Zalik aged 43 years old, is the founder of the GreenSky Corporation, a company that deals with providing credit solutions to customers in the nation. He has a great history of success in his business career and therefore advises young entrepreneurs on effective ways of accomplishing their business goals. David Malik has played a great role in connecting various customers to financial institutions in the United States through his platform. This has helped in improving lives of many individuals in the country and hence GreenSky Company gains recognition for it.

The GreenSky Company was founded in 2006 as a private corporation with its headquarters being based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is highly praised for its proficiency in availing credit services to all their customers in the country. It partners with financial institutions to offer technological improvements meant to enhance services to their customers. The company thus acts as an intermediary in the provision of the credit services to all its customers within the United States. Some of these services include loan advancements, healthiness , furniture, roofing, window fittings, and installation of solar services in homes of the customers.

This provides an easier way of accessing reasonably prized funds among young entrepreneurs or even other interested consumers. Other medium organizations or companies are also not left out in this. All these efforts are centered on improving lives of the clients they work with. In all these services GreenSky gives a chance to customers to acquire loans of the amounts that suits their needs.

Most businesses thus use these funds to finance  their businesses in purchases of goods and all other transactions involved in the business until the final sales are completed. Customers access these loans through the financial institutions such as banks and other microfinancing organizations. However, the loan credibility is based on the customer’s pas t information on the payment issue.

The company, therefore, has no attempts at being a business rival to banks in the industry since they are completely different in their operations. Any financial institution willing to partner  with GreenSky can thus do it comfortably to advance its services as well as maximizing its profits.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/15/greensky-2017-disruptor-50.html

A Brief Overview of Robert Deignan’s Professional Pursuits

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The heroic Robert Deignan has been able to sail through the storms of life making her one of the outstanding entrepreneur and business owner in our current history. He started her pursuit of success by attending Purdue University where he attained BS in Organizational Leadership by 1995. After working in various organizations and gaining some experiences he started ATS Digital Services, in 2011. Since then, he has been in the top leadership of the company where he serves as the Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Robert Deignan has been tailoring the Advanced Tech Support (ATS) to operate on certain core competencies especially when dealing with their customers. Their quality services are offered to the clients following their laid on the process of using efficient tools, fixing issues fast hence becoming very efficient in their operations, qualified technician who fix both complex and simple problems and offering best software in the market. Their aim is to create, execute and apply the best solutions to the problems presented to them.

Under the leadership of Robert Deignan, ATS has turned out to be the first call center to be offering premium services to software apps users after being certified by AppEsteem Corporation. The AppEsteem requires a company to comply with all the 39 parameters set before certifying them. And the contribution of Robert has led ATS to such height of complying with all the rules. According to Robert, their consumer-focused parameters have always been the backbone of the organization’s success. The company is based in Boca Raton in Florida.

The passion of Robert Deignan in seeing the company grow has led him to commit his entrepreneurial skills into ATS which has enabled it to have tremendous growth. Even prior to AppEsteem coming in to certify them, Robert and team had already fulfilled all the requirements which were required by AppEsteem and when he realized they have attained the level, it became even easier to be certified. The certification has given customers, software vendors, security companies and even regulators confidence in Robert advancement in ATS because for many years the industry has been flooded by frauds who exploited the consumers on matters of computer software.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14550762.htm