Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur’ Category

Stream Energy Has A Heart For The People In Its State And Beyond

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Hurricane Harvey brought a lot of damage to the state of Texas, but Stream Energy, which is an energy company based out of that state, was quick to step in to help those who were affected by the storm. They donated to those in need and helped their customers. The company has always been all about giving back, and it recently formed its own charity, called Stream Cares to help its state and the country. And it gives back in more ways than just by donating money. It gets involved in the community and lets people know that it is there for them.

In years past, Stream Energy has worked with both the Habitat for Humanity and The American Red Cross. It has worked with the homeless and has put on an event for homeless kids to get to go to a water park. It was very hands-on with the event, by volunteering as well as giving money for the event. Stream Energy has a passion for taking care of those in need, and its employees know that and are eager to give back in any way that they can.

Stream Energy’s employees care about meeting the people who they are serving. They want to get to know their community and to offer them the financial and moral support that they need. Stream Energy is all about serving veterans, and it donated transportation for them to go out for a good meal at a restaurant. Stream Energy has always had a heart for the people around it, and it plans to continue to show its heart and compassion through the work that it does with Stream Cares. It is trying to make things better for Dallas, and for the state of Texas as a whole, and it is accomplishing that through its great leadership and philanthropy.

https://sustainablebusinessforum.com/stream-energy-empowers-associates-through-training

Adam Milstein: Ingenious Businessman with a Sincere Passion for Helping Others

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Adam Milstein is a man who used his childhood experiences that he obtained while growing up in Haifa, Israel to become one of the most influential/philanthropic leaders of the Jewish community. As a child, Milstein’s birthplace in Haifa provided him the privilege of being in one of the largest and most beautiful settings in Israel—a benefit that instilled him with a deep sense of respect and appreciation for his culture. Moreover, in addition to having become culturally impacted by his environment, Milstein was also heavily influenced by the love he received through the rearing by his parents. His mother (a stay-at-home mom) cared for the family and nurtured Milstein with the utmost endearment, while his father (a real estate developer) financially supported the family and taught Milstein the value of hard work. Together, his parents embedded within his subconscious the importance of being compassionate for others—a quality that Milstein inherited that would stick with him for life.

Yet, in addition to being compassionate, bravery was another strong characteristic that Adam Milstein adopted in his youth. At 19, he joined the Israeli Defense Forces out of a personal desire to help protect the nation of Israel against opposing forces who sought to bring harm to the people. After serving in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Milstein earned a degree in Business Management from the Israel Institute of Technology in 1978 and then relocated to the United States with his wife shortly thereafter. Nevertheless, after arriving to the U.S. in 1981 and residing in California, Milstein returned to school to obtain his second degree (MBA) in business from the University of Southern California. Utilizing his business degrees, Adam Milstein ultimately became a successful businessman in the real estate industry. As a resident of California, he became a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties (located in Encino, California) where he currently fulfills the responsibility of overseeing all financial matters concerning the real estate company’s billion-dollar property ownership in the U.S.

Nonetheless, being that Adam Milstein was born to be more than just a businessman at heart, he innately took to becoming the philanthropist that his parents’ love had influenced him to be. He wished to enlighten and encourage those of the Jewish community to become leaders to make a positive difference within their lives and the lives of others as well. Therefore, to provide a system of direct aid to the Israeli-American population, Adam Milstein and his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2001. Today, the foundation currently provides a multitude of nonprofit services including that of educational training, leadership counseling, medical support, and defense against anti-Semitism.

 

https://chronicleweek.com/2017/12/adam-milstein-discusses-importance-jewish-american-pride/

A Summary of Louis Chenevert’s Career Life

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

It is important that we leave a mark everywhere we go. This is not possible unless we are committed and clear about our goals. Louis Chenevert was able to create his legacy in UTC for the eight years he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Many questions came from his exit from the firm because he left at a time when UTC was experiencing great success as a result of his input.

However, it was confirmed that they were no disagreements that led to his retiring. He only wanted to have more time to focus on his family and interests. He is currently working as a financial advisor at Goldman Sachs.

Before joining UTC, Louis Chenevert had been in the corporate world for two decades. His experience in the other firms contributed to his intelligence and innovation. Before joining UTC, he was the President of the Pratt & Whitney. Here, he held the president position that he acquired six years after joining the firm. This was not the first place he worked. After successfully graduating with a degree in Production Management at HEC Montreal, he got a job at General Motors. He worked in the firm for over a decade. In General Motors, he learned the basics of running a business. He enjoyed multiple promotions in the company. He was the General Production Manager before he left the firm.

Despite all this success, the most discussed is his reign at the United Technologies Corporation. He improved the share value of the firm with 200%. He also made it the highest profit making in the USA through the acquisitions that he made for the firm, leveraging it.

The former UTC CEO says that one thing that led to his great accomplishments is working with a talented team. He says that you can only perform as great as your team can deliver. He mentions that relentless focus also helped him achieve his goals.

When we dig into our past, we always have one thing we would love to do differently. Louis Chenevert says that he could handle the internal politics cautiously. He says that they are always two groups in every firm, those who are aligned with the agendas and the naysayers. Focusing on the latter blocks one from accomplishing their goals.
https://affiliatedork.com/how-former-ceo-louis-chenevert-helped-utc-become-a-global-force

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