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James Dondero Welcomes Trey Parker To The Executive Team

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Highland Capital Management is proud to welcome one of their most outstanding advisors from the credit research division to the executive board to join the committee’s headed by co-founders James Dondero and Mark Okada. The new executive is Trey Parker who will now become co-Chief Investment Officer, a shared responsibility with Okada who is delighted with this promotion. Dondero has said that what Parker has accomplished thus far as an advisor and research analyst has been integral to Highland’s growth and that the promotion has been “well-earned” by Parker. In his new position, Parker will also join Dondero and Okada in the investment committee for Equity and Structured Products.

James Dondero has been famous for making big bets that have resulted in major turnarounds in some energy and healthcare corporations that even iconic investor Warren Buffet could not turn a profit on. A big part of Dondero and Highland Capital’s investments have come through collateralized loan obligations, a complex business loan that Dondero has mastered over the years. Highland Capital’s investment packages include fixed income funds, long and short equity, high-yield credit and distressed business situations. Several months ago, Dondero also led a partnership with South Korea-based Stonebridge Capital in the investment of pension funds.

Highland Capital was founded in 1993 when James Dondero and Mark Okada brought their skills in portfolio management and accounting to Protective Life to take on the growth of Protective Life GIC. Dondero had previously earned his certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst after graduating with beta sigma gamma honors from the McIntire School of Commerce. From there he had joined American Express where he had become an expert in credit and corporate bonds. In a very short time, he and Okada had turned Protective Life GIC into it’s own company with over $2 billion in managed assets, and in 5 years both men had complete ownership of the company. Dondero’s influence has reached beyond Highland Capital to partnering with Nexbank and NexPoint Advisors, an independent commercial and personal bank based in Dallas. Hee also serves as Chairman of the Highland Foundation.

Note New Improvement in Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Cancer treatments need great care and full details about its state. That is CTCA, NantHealth and Allscripts are collaborating so that they can get a quick solution. They have introduced a program Pathways. The program assists in cancer therapeutic procedures without affecting the other clinical systems of treatment.
The program aims at consolidating data together for easy retrieval and use. Clinical Pathways is used as a sure method of therapy eliminates guesswork from cancer treatment. This program is designed with its focus centered on patients. It is one of the valid ways of knowing all diseases that a patient is suffering from and the protocols of treating it.

This pathways program is beneficial in that; it gives out options for treatment and the possible costs. Each procedure is digital. This makes it easy for patients and doctors to get access to data and information in real-time. This helps patients in discussing more their treatment options and the possible outcomes. With this program, one can use its information in seeking for insurance cover in one is needed.
Cancer has different effects on different people. That is why different people get different services from the same cancer facility. That is why most cancer-fighting facilities like Cancer Treatment Centers of America is available. This is one of the biggest facilities in the U.S. with more five branches all over the U.S.
In all these facilities, you will get differentiated services that will end giving you the best results. Most diagnostic procedures are done using high-quality machines. All types of medication give to you depend on the outcome of your results. No treatment is done manually. All systems aided by high-tech machines which are designed for that job. In most cases, a patient is given an option either to start treatment immediately or just wait.

The Future of Smiles

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Finding a good dental practice these days is not easy. There are quite a few options about, and it all comes down to the individual needs and requirements. However, some places stand out above others. One such place is MB2 Dental. Its founder, Doctor Chris Villanueva, is not only a great dentist himself, but he also is well-versed in all things business and corporate options for dentists. He knows what the grass looks like on both sides of this industry. This experience inspired Dr Villanueva to start his business venture to create a support system without spoiling the image of his fellow dentists.

Many people avoid going to the dentist because they are either scared, or they simply had a bad experience before. In all logic, they simply don’t want to repeat that, so they avoid dentists as much as possible. Many dentists are not passionate about their work because they don’t have the right tools and support to help them grow. They very often are managed by people who have no experience in the field, and that can be frustrating.

Dr Villanueva hates micromanaging. He thinks that professionals should be allowed to do their job without someone always looking over their shoulder. MB2 Dental extends his support to more than 70 affiliate partner locations and 500 employees. MB2 Dental promotes excellence and wants to inspire dentists to be better and rise to the challenges of their profession.

Another reason MB2 Dental was born was that traditional networks are uninspired and boring. They don’t encourage growth and excellence. Now, this is a company that offers support, growth and a sense of independence and close-knit family. They help dental practices grow to help more people and keep very high standards. They look for the newest innovation and technology within the field.

The practices under the MB2 Dental network benefit from the newest technology and the specialists get to work together, exchanging experience on cases. Owners gather every year for a retreat together, and people get to spend time with like-minded individuals who are in the same field.

The future allows dentists to find new inspiration through their work and become better at their job. They are motivated to continue learning and improve their skills via courses, experience exchange and workshops. There is support from the management teaching dentists about all aspects of running their practices such as HR, payroll and taxed. Individuals are encouraged to branch out when they are ready.

Dentistry, Taste, and Fashion: Created by Doctor Akhil Reddy

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

It is no brainer that Dr. Akhil Reddy is the best dental practitioner ever. However, it takes courage for a man like Dr. Akhil, to deviate from his regular practice and become that extraordinary fashion adviser and wine connoisseur. Talk of hobbies turned into careers! On a typical day, Akhil is a dentist at MB2 Dental trying everything in his power to offer quality products and services to all his clients at an affordable price.

However, when time allows, Dr. Akhil Reddy turns into fashion and wine ‘zombie.’ While starting out as a dental practitioner, Dr. Akhil Reddy frequently found it hard to get a balance between his usual dressing code and the white lab coat that is a must wear in his place of work. However, the good news is that trial and error has made Dr. Akhil Reddy discover newer and better ways of looking presentable while at work, without doing away with the much-dreaded lab coat. The approaches below are a ‘secret dressing recipe’ that happen to be sound to all medical practitioners irrespective of their field of expertise. They include:

Wearing a dress shirt and tie combo
Putting on a dress shirt, a blazer, sports jacket/sweater, and trousers
Dressing in Khakis/chinos, dress shirt
Wearing a pair of dark jeans, collared shirt, a pair of casual designer shoes
Dark khakis, turtlenecks
All the combos outlined above blend comfortably well with your white dust coat, giving you all the confidence you need in your workplace. While some are ideal for long working hours, others help you shine for only a short duration of time.

Another unique hobby of Dr. Akhil Reddy is that of being a wine connoisseur. Ever since Dr. Akhil Reddy knew how to pronounce the ‘word wine,’ he fell in love with the beverage, particularly the French type of wine. Although French wine gets mostly overlooked, Dr. Akhil has discovered that the beverage not only has a delicious scent but also tastes way better than ordinary wines. On top of it all, French wine remains highly affordable, with there being many varieties to choose from in the under $30 category. Some of the prominent brands that make Akhil’s taste buds ecstatic include the Chateau d’Aighuilhe Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon, the Domaine de Pellehaut Chardonnay Fruit, and La Vielle Ferme Rouge just to mention but a few. From the preceding, there is a boat load of things we can learn from Dr. Akhil Reddy, the one and only dental practitioner at MB2 Dental.

Highland Capital

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Highland Capital is a registered movement under SEC. It is an investment advisor that work with other affiliates. Highland Capital assets are estimated to be worth $13.6 billion. It is among the largest and very experienced credit managers. The firm specializes in long-only funds, credit hedge funds, and separate accounts. It also deals with private equities and long obligation that have collateral. Highland Capital also provides alternative investments such as natural resources, long and short equities, and emerging markets.

James “Jim” Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. The headquarters of Highland Capital is in Dallas, Texas. They also have offices in Singapore, Sao Paulo, New York, and Seoul. Highland Capital has diversified customer base including foundations, corporations, public pension plans, government, funds of funds, endowments, high net worth individuals, financial institutions, and endowment.

Highland Capital also invests in community matters. The employees of Highland Capital are committed to volunteer services and advisory board involvement. They also offers financial donations to both organizations and the local community. The company donates money to non-profit organizations. Highland Capital and its partners have donated $10 million to charitable organizations across the world since 2005. Highland Capital Management recently partnered with Dallas organizations to help Texas communities in the north.

Highland Capital made a huge profit in 2016. The profit was made because of the investments in pipeline partnership. The total investment in the oil industry was half the funds of the total returns that were accrued last year. None of the pipeline partnerships cut the dividends during the purchase of shares. Highland Capital Management strives to maintain profit and to size up the company to where it is appropriate.

Highland Capital has also invested in the healthcare industry. They invest in Collegium Pharmaceutical and Pacira Pharmaceutical. The two industries deal with pain relieving services. The first company deals with medication that is designed to reduce high chances of people getting addiction or abuse. The second company offers injection that is administered before surgery to reduce pain during the operation. Highland Capital has strived to maintain its reputation since 1993.

Honey Birdette Takes a Stand on Marriage Equality

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

While taking a stance on issues such as marriage equality will stir emotion and divide opinion, lingerie brand Honey Birdette has never been afraid to. That’s why more than 60 employees of the brand walked the streets of Sydney’s Central Business Street on Monday. The workers and models took part in the event carrying placards with messages such as “make love not plebiscite” and “Free the nipple”. The organization also used other campaign tactics, such as Facebook live streaming and putting up posters in stores to voice the brand’s support for marriage equality.

How people responded to the campaign

As expected, the campaign received both support and condemnation. Although some though that the company’s actions were a marketing gimmick designed to generate publicity for the organization and its products, others were of the opinion that it is important for every company to talk about issues that matter to society.

Many customers took to social media to praise the company for its bold actions. Marketing professionals also had a lot to say about it. Marketing Angel’s director, Michelle gamble, told SmartCompany that she believed that it is okay for companies to take a stance on marriage equality and that doing so would increase brand loyalty.

Why Birdette organized the campaign

Honey Birdette organized the flash mob in response to aggressive complaints about a poster that the company had put up to promote its lingerie. Not only were there multiple complaints about the revealing poster, the store that put it up was also vandalized. Consequently, Birdette organized the match to empower its employees and support marriage equality.

Conclusion

This is a timely campaign because it was organized just before the federal government’s plebiscite on marriage equality. The federal government will send forms beginning of September to allow residents to share their opinions on marriage equality. Birdette’s messages will hopefully influence public opinion on gay marriage.

Cassio Audi – Result Oriented Investment Manager based in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The field of investment management has witnessed tremendous growth in the past couple of decades. It is particularly due to the awareness among the people as well as the companies that to reap long-term benefits; it is crucial to make right investments at the right time. The companies these days have the target for making investments and savings, and same is the case with the individuals. Investment management is a field that deals with finances and its administration professionally, and there are certified professionals who help people as well as enterprises to make decisions about investments and wealth creation.

Cassio Audi is among the most trusted and reputed investment managers in Brazil and over the years has helped numerous enterprises achieve their investment goals. With years of experience in the financial industry, Cassio Audi has a sound knowledge of how the financial market works and what are the tricks of the trade that needs to be dealt with to achieve the investment goals in the long-term. Hiring the right investment manager is important as it is what would ensure that you can get the results you are looking for. Cassio Audi is passionate about the financial sector and offers result oriented strategies to his clients. Few of his areas of expertise include resources management, growth strategy development, accounting and financial management, fund raising, controllership and decision support, investor relations, and more.

Cassio Audi started his career as a musician and been a part of a band as well as a drummer. He has also written lyrics for some of the most popular numbers in the genre of Metal for the Brazilian audience. Some of the songsa Cssio Audi wrote lyrics for include Sunrise, Soldiers of Sunrise, and Nightmare. As finance professional today, he doesn’t get much time to pursue his passion for music, but he takes out time for his hobby whenever he can.

AviWeisfogel is Guiding Physicians and Dentists in Using Oral Appliances to Treat Sleep Apnea

Friday, July 28th, 2017

AviWeisfogel is a dentist whose professional career has been focused on sleep apnea research and solutions. His research has also concentrated on relationship between sleep apnea and chronic disorders, such as stroke and diabetes. Weisfogel believes that modern medical professionals are aware of sleep apnea’s destructive effects. He founded Dental Sleep Masters with the sole purpose of addressing the detrimental effects of sleep disorders.

Dental Sleep Masters

Dental Sleep Masters excels in diagnosing and treating victims of sleep disorder. Weisfogel launched the institution after finding out that most sleep apnea patients are undiagnosed. He focused organization on creating awareness about the disease and how it can be treated. Today, Dental Sleep Masters emancipates secondary and primary care physicians on the disorder. The facility also collaborates with certified sleep physicians in the U.S. Weisfogel urges physicians to join dentists in the treatment of sleep apnea. He believes that future medical breakthroughs will simplify the treatment methods adopted by physicians to mitigate this disease for more info: https://www.yelp.com/biz/weisfogel-avi-dds-old-bridge click here.

As new devices are being developed, clinical care is being advanced. An example is the THN Sleep Therapy that is a sleep apnea treatment developed by ImThera Medical. The U.S. FDA certified treatment model. THN Sleep Therapy is currently under clinical trials. Weisfogel is hopeful that such alternative treatments will encourage patients to seek treatment. He also believes that small implantable devices are important to sleep apnea patients who wake up several times a night.

AviWeisfogel’s Academic and Career Background

AviWeisfogel earned a DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry. He also graduated with a degree in biology and psychology after studying at the Rutgers University. He established Old Bridge Dental Care as his first dental practice in 1999. Weisfogel also researched on the relevance of dentists and physicians in treating sleep apnea as he was advancing his professional career. Since 2004 when Dental Sleep Masters was founded, Weisfogel has enabled dentists to identify sleep apnea patients and help them in securing treatment. He has also helped dentists to use oral appliances in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Talos Joins new Oil JV

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

One of the most highly regulated industries in Mexico is the oil industry. While it is well known that the land underneath Mexican waters likely contains a lot of oil, the country has not been willing to allow private companies to drill in these waters. While the country used to be very restrictive to companies that are looking to drill in Mexico, they have recently announced that they will be allowing a private company to drill for the first time in nearly 80 years.

A joint venture between three companies announced that they had received the approval necessary to start an offshore exploration in the coming years. The joint venture is between Premier PLC, which is based out of London, Talos Energy out of Houston, and Sierra Oil and Gas, which is based out of Mexico. The three companies will share much of the work and investment that will go into exploring, drilling, and establishing a base of operations.

The three companies believe that there is a lot of potential to find oil in this region. The Zama-1 well is near the Tabasco area of Mexico and is estimated to hold up to 500 million barrels of crude oil. They expect the full drilling process to take about 90 days. Once the oil is removed and goes through the refining process it could have a big impact on oil markets across the world. Oil prices have been pushed down in recent months due to over-supply and lower demand.

Of the three partners, Talos Energy will likely handle much of the exploratory work. The company was founded in 2012 and is now one of the leading energy companies in Texas. They have continued to focus on searching and drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to be one of the hottest spots for those looking to find new pockets of oil. The company has a lot of equity behind it, which has allowed them to expand rapidly and take advantage of changes in regulation that have opened the door for new oil companies to compete in the challenging industry.

Omar Yunes Continues to Wow Franchise Award Companies

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Judging by the awards that he has gotten from various industries, Omar Yunes has been working hard and making sure that things are going to continue to work for Sushi Itto in the different areas that he is a part of. It is something that has allowed him the chance to try more and do more with the options that he has and it has also given him the chance to make sure that Sushi Itto is a popular company in Mexico. Since he has been working with the company, he has been able to grow it to new levels and has made sure that things are going to work out for the people who are a part of it. Omar Yunes knows a lot about the different things that the company is able to do and he wants to help people get the food that they deserve in Mexico.

Before Omar Yunes stepped onto the scene, the chain food industry in Mexico was lacking. While they already had some big global names in the country, they did not have everything that people could want. Omar Yunes wanted to change that and made the decision to help people get what they needed from the food options. He decided that Sushi Itto would be the best way to go. He had heard of the company and had visited in Japan and thought that it would be a huge hit in Mexico. He was right because the company continues to grow and be successful no matter what is going on in the country.

While Omar Yunes has been able to make the company a great one, the thing that is an even larger achievement is the fact that he has won so many awards. He has taken home the largest number of awards of any franchise owner in Mexico. This has helped him to be more motivated to make the business successful and to continue growing it so that people would be able to benefit from it no matter where they were located in Mexico. It also encouraged him to continue working on the standards he had for his franchises.