Talent Is Written All Over Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier is a unique man with many talents. He’s an entrepreneur, author, technologist, a columnist, a public speaker, and the founder over 15 companies. Eric Pulier was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. Eric is such a genius that while he was in the fourth grade, he began programming computers and started a database computer company in high school. He attended Teaneck high school and graduated in 1984.

After High school, he moved forward in his life to attend Harvard University. Their he studied English and American Literature, environmental studies, computer science and visual. With Eric being a wiz, he received his BA, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded, People Doing Big Things. This company entailed education, health and significant things through technology. He also called it upon himself to create a interactive agency called digital evolution. Since Eric has such a heart for people he built a network called, Starbright World. This network was to connect chronically ill children through chatting, blogging and much more! He wanted kids to empower each other, and give them a way to share similar experiences.

Lastly, Eric has published a book called “Understanding Enterprise SOA”. This book is directed towards anyone, but specifically to business minded individuals. The book also explains how to design, develop, run, and secure an SOA. If you are looking for a way to expand the way you think, reading the book will benefit you in the long run. Eric is a diligent man with many talents!

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Diversity and the Principal

Diversant is an African-American focused information technology and staffing solutions firm dedicated to providing not only excellent employment opportunities to minorities but also encourages African-American youth to succeed in future career paths. The name of the company itself encourages and promotes diversity within the work place, strengthening the company in its name alone and signifying it as a definitive force of equal opportunity in the United States.

John Goullet, the Principal Executive of Diversant, is a key element in how the company operates. Goullet, through his years as an entrepreneur and high ranking individual in the information technology field, has proven time and again that he can produce results. Goullet helped start Info Technologies, a small IT corporation that would eventually be purchased and added to Diversant. Within five years time Goullet increased Info Technologies to thirty million dollars, placing it as the number eight company on the Fortune 500 listing.

Goullet offers Diversant not only a powerful level of skill as a successful entrepreneur and dedicated professional, but also as a prime example of how dedication and hard work can pay off. Since the information technology field is an ever-changing and dynamic market, thanks to increase in technological advancement, it is a breath of fresh air for companies such as Diversant to include individuals who are willing and passionate about meeting challenges head on. Goullet is such an individual and as a result he is increasing the hold that Diversant has on the market, with the company climbing the Fortune 500 ladder.

Diversant continues to be a shining example of exemplary equality within the United States business world. By providing incredible career opportunities to its staff it is continuing to open doors for minorities, empowering them to strive for excellence and to reach new levels of professional success.

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http://bcexploration.com/index.php/2016/04/28/a-visionary-entrepreneur-who-made-30-million-within-five-years-john-goullet/

Keith Mann Recognizes New Generation Leaders through Scholarship

The changing world is not just demanding leaders with old fashioned skills but a new set of abilities wrapped with innovation. This is the gap Keith Mann of Dynamic Search Partners plans to fill in his scholarship program. He has partnered with Uncommon Schools to accomplish this goal. This means each year a graduating senior at Uncommon School’s Brooklyn based highly schools will get the scholarship. Dynamics Search Partners and Uncommon Schools started working together back in 2013. Uncommon Schools is made up of a network of charter schools. Today, it has 42 schools in New York, Massachusetts plus New Jersey.

Graduate and not just attend college
The mission of the initiative is to support the low income students. With the prevailing challenge where students attend college but do not graduate, there seems to be a problem. Keith has stepped in to support the mission of Uncommon Schools of helping low income students. To qualify for the sponsorship, applicants are to explain how attaining a degree would help them progress professionally. This explanation is to be packaged in a 1000 words essay.
Raising $22K for the program
Keith has managed to pull a number of people and companies who have joined to help raise $22K for the sponsorship. This will give millions of low income students an opportunity to go to college. The mission of the two organizations is to support students by giving them practical skills which will help them excel in college and even after they graduate. The program therefore, will support innovation and promote academic excellence among students.
The story of Keith Mann
Keith, for more than 15 years has worked in the executive search industry. This has made him an expert in various fields like hiring strategy, hedge fund compensation plus staffing. In 2002 he made a drastic move of fixing a gap in the hedge fund market. The gap was the minimal service the hedge fund companies would get from the search firms. Four years later, he upgraded the company into a private equity. This led to the establishment of Dynamics Search Partners in 2009. The purpose of the company is to help the alternative investment firms.Today, Keith is the Chief Executive Officer of the search company.

 

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-york-philanthropist-keith-mann-supports-us-public-classrooms-in-need-300061268.html

Keith Mann Raises Funds for Testing at Uncommon Schools

 

James Dondero’s HCM Decreases its Stake in Athenahealth, Inc

James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management reduced its share in Athenahealth, Inc by 83.13%; based on the latest 2016 first quarter filling with SEC. HCM LP. sold almost 79,000 shares as the firm’s stock declined by 12.29% whereas the stock markets rallied. Dondero’s hedge fund held 16,024 shares of miscellaneous firm at the end of the first quarter of 2016 valued at $2.2 million. This was a decrease from the 95,000 that was held at the end of previous reported quarter. HCM, which had been investing in the Athenahealth, Inc for quite some months, appears less bullish on the $5.1 billion cap firm. Despite the negative news, the stock is still up 0.8% or $1.03 going $130.57.

According to the filling, HCM upped its stake in the Sally Beauty Hldgs Inc by 516,848 shares valued at about $21.9 million in the first quarter of 2016. The company also increased its share in Progressive Corp Ohio by 345,150 in the same financial quarter, for a sum of 355,150 shares. Its stake has also risen in the Salesforce Com, Inc.

The Athenahealth, Inc . is a firm that provides mobile applications and cloud services for health systems and medical groups. The firm has a market cap reaching $5.1 billion. Athenahealth, Inc. delivers its services for revenue cycle management, patient engagement, electronic health records, order transmission, care coordination, population health management, clinical decision support, and order transmission. These services help the firm to connect to healthcare processes and info, and drive result for over 75,000 healthcare providers.

This recap was first published on; http://www.franklinindependent.com/highland-capital-management-lp-decreased-stake-in-athenahealth-inc-nasdaqathn-by-10-90-million-as-shares-declined/.

James Dondero

Mr. Dondero is the president and Co-founder of the Highland Capital Management, LP., which is the biggest manager of collateralized loan obligation all over the US by dollar amount. Jim serves as chairman of Board and CEO at HCM Acquisition Company; chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and NexBank; and as a Member of the Board of the MGM Studios and American Banknote.

Before starting HCM, Jim, as a Chief Investment Officer, helped in the creation of GIC subsidiary of Protective Life right from inception to more than $2 Billion in just 4 years. From 1985 to 1989, Dondero worked as a Corporate Bond Analyst and later as a Portfolio Manager at the American Express. Dondero started his career working as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty in 1984.

Mr. Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he obtained the highest honors (Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma). He later joined McIntire School of Commerce and graduated with dual majors in Finance and Accounting. Jim has obtained certifications as a CPA, CMA and FCA.

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James Dondero – His Company And Achievements

Meet James Dondero; the Highland Capital Management CO founder and President

Michael Zomber’s Unique History

To do something for ten years prompted by choice probably means there is a strong appreciation. To do something for 20 years where the impetus is desire, usually indicates a love. Michael Zomber has been collecting antique arms and armor in excess of 40 years now, that’s passion.

A historian by love, a storyteller and writer at heart, he has combined this heart and passion to create documentaries, screenplays and published works. It is also worth noting to his credit, that from his years of studying and learning about such antique weaponry has come an appreciation of the horror that war and conflict bring. This is what drives his support of world peace and the various groups and organizations that work toward that end.

How about a biography that cites philanthropist, collector, dealer and filmmaker as a few of the credentials accredited to Mr. Zomber, that is a great deal of ground to say the least. This just sounds like a man driven by something bigger than himself. It may even help to explain how false conviction and a corresponding term of incarceration didn’t deter this unique individual for one moment.

Thankfully that has long since become history, and now this man can continue to preserve and share with the rest of us the stories and lessons that history offers. It seems a foregone conclusion that Michael Zomber will himself be found in the analogs of history for his work and efforts. That seems ironically right. Until then those who know and follow him will be anxiously awaiting the next great book, discovery or film. That will just be one more accomplishment, in his own history.

A True Tech Leader in a Changing World

Independent company, Coriant emerged in 2013. Originally from the Transmission Technology department known as Siemens located in Munich, Germany, the technology initially developed has evolved profoundly.

Currently utilizing tech established through Siemens Optical Networks (NSN ON), Sycamore Networks, and Tellelabs, Coriant was initially announced for the OFC/NFOEC. The same year the company emerged, it became independent from Nokia Siemens Networks via new ownership by Marlin Equity Partners. It was expected, and soon after announced, that there would be a greater merger with Sycamore Networks as well. More recently, Marlin Equity Partners announced the merger of Coriant and Tellalabs, the convergence of which became the company known as Coriant.

The company of Coriant revolves around the sale of hardware and software crafted specifically for optics related transmission per the function of a network backbone comprised of data and voice networks, not to mention mobile network infrastructure as well. The primary items produced for sale are the hiT 730, and the hiT 70xx. Software is also sold. Said software includes Transnet for network planning and TNMS for network managing.

The reason for Coriant’s continued relevancy and continued success is due largely to it’s current management. The CEO of Coriant is a business and tech exec named Shaygan Kheradpir, a wildly accomplished and competent man.

Born in London, and raised in Iran, Shaygan Kheradpir eventually moved to the United States for schooling. He attended Cornell, and holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. Initially working at GTE Laboratories, he ended up as the president of Verizon Communications’ e-business division and later as Verizon’s CIO/CTO. After spending many fruitful years with Verizon, Shaygan Kheradpir became the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail & Business Bank. Soon after, Kheradpir found himself to be the first tech exec sitting on the executive group at Barclays, becoming the Chief Operations and Technology Officer.

It wasn’t until 2013 that Shaygan Kheradpir became Coriant’s CEO and chairman of the board. There, he is sure to bring his keen innovative eye, and surefire abilities to run a prestige company to the table.

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Charles Koch and His Group Want People to have a Fair Chance

Charles Koch is one who believes in fairness above all. He does not go for any type of political agenda other than to improve the lives other people. He especially wants to be able to help with the adjustment of the justice system so that it can give everyone a fair chance and not treat people according to outside factors that they have little control over. For instance, the justice system is definitely unfair to people that are poor. Charles Koch himself is interested in helping others build their own wealth so that they don’t have to worry about their next meal or keeping their place.

Mark V. Holden speaks for Charles Koch. He knows about the charity that Koch himself donates to which is dedicated to the idea of the free market. Charles Koch is involved in the Libertarian party. He has helped his brother run for vice presidency for the Libertarian Party. The Koch family has shown a lot of dissatisfaction and concern with the justice system as it is run. Mark Holden in an interview talks about all of the issues they have with the justice system and what they believe should be done with it.

As Mark Holden talks about all of the problems with the justice system, he makes it more apparent that it not only needs to be fixed, but that it would take a lot longer to put in the place all of the tools and resources needed for a better justice system to work. Among the issues that they have with the justice system is that it puts into place a cycle of poverty. People who have been convicted of even a misdemeanor will find that it is extremely hard to find a job where they can support themselves.

One thing that Mark Holden has pointed out is that the justice system has departed from the bill of rights. He states that the justice system should be based on the bill of rights. Charles Koch is in favor of a smaller government. Mark V. Holden says that there needs to be a major downsizing to the criminal justice system. The current criminal justice system is one example of the big-government program that has destroyed many lives for the past 3 decades. Not only that, but trillions of dollars have been wasted on the exploits of big-government programs which has only served to perpetuate problems such as poverty.

Read the full article http://www.newsweek.com/charles-koch-closet-liberal-418860.

Ease of service makes Handy a handy app to have

In today’s technology driven world, finding reliable professionals for home cleaning and handyman needs should be just as easy as checking email. This is where Handy comes in. Handy is an app and website dedicated to helping customers find reliable professionals. Gone are the days where the only way to find reliable help was through the recommendations of family and friends. Knowing who to trust with important tasks such as plumbing, electrical work and home cleaning has always been a problem. Founders of Handy Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua designed Handy as a solution to the problem. Hanrahan realized how hard it was to find reliable, trustworthy help when he renovated apartments in Budapest, Hungry. Likewise, while attending Harvard Business School with Umang Dua, the same problem persisted in the United states.

The pair founded Handy in 2012 and received venture funding from Highland Capital, Fidelity and other venture capitalists. In November 2015 the business raised another $50 million in hopes of expanding its services. Currently, Handy services most major cities in the United States from coast to coast as well as Vancouver and Toronto, Canada and London, England. Handy hopes to double the amount of cities it services in the next year.
Booking services through the Handy app or website is as easy as checking a bank account or updating a status on Facebook. Payments and tips are all handled through the website. The company also offers a money-back guarantee and will send out another professional if a customer is not satisfied with the first job. Although home cleaning accounts for almost 85 percent of its profits, other services include furniture assembly, painting, moving help, plumbing, electrical and handyman services.
Becoming a professional with Handy is also lucrative. Most professionals will make $15 or more an hour and can set their own schedules. Signing up is easy, but professionals need to have paid experience in their service field as well as be able to legally work in the country they want to work in. Of course, being reliable is another important trait for professionals who wish to sign up. Many professionals have found it more lucrative to work with Handy than local contract companies.

Experts Analyze Performance of the U.S. Stocks

On Friday last week, the U.S. stocks closed the day with gains, the biggest gain recorded so far since the year began. On average, for the past one year, the U.S. stocks were down by about 6.5 percent, and about 10 percent on its all time high. Financial analysts are attributing this action to the fears investors have about recession. One of the experts at USAA Investment Solutions, Bernie Williams noted that the stocks will continue to be hit despite what is happening in China and the fact that oil is being considered as a determining factor.

Majority of U.S. stocks ended the week slightly less than one percent up, where the best performer recorded an increase of about 2.3 percent. Head of global equity at HCM investment firm, Joe Sowin, noted that there was a lot of rallying done especially after the stocks hit their lowest on Wednesday. According to Sowin, energy and materials sectors were leading the pack on recovery, although previously their performance was very low. The U.S. dollar also stabilized a bit against major global currencies, where Euro exchanged below $1.08 while 118.82 yen exchanged for one dollar.

James Dondero and Highland Capital Management

Jim Dondero is the President of HCM, an investment firm that pioneered CLOs in early 1990s. The firm was co-founded by Jim and Mark Okada, having working together for a long time in the credit and capital markets. Jim Dondero has worked for over 30 years in the credit and equity markets. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and also its investment strategies. Jim resides in Dallas, TX.

Before James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Protective Life, where he grew its business to about $2 billion within five years after commencing operations. Prior to working at Protective Life, Jim was working at American Express as a Bond Analyst and later Portfolio Manager. He helped the company to raise and manage fixed income funds of about $1 billion.

HCM specializes in high-yield and distressed investments. In 2010, the company established an affiliate to focus on investment and management of Collateralized Loan Obligation. For about 20 years HCM has been operating, it has emerged as one of the largest investment managers across the world. Jim is committed to ensuring that HCM has achieved its goals in the financial industry. Additional info is found on CNBC onhttp://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/22/us-markets.html.

Brad Reifler: Independence Leads to Success

For many entrepreneurs, the lure of being their own boss starts with having a fierce sense of independence. When this is successfully channeled into a business venture, the results are magnificent. When people in the business world look for success stories involving independence, they look to Brad Reifler. From his days as a young businessman who was determined to take the business world by storm, Brad has used his independent nature to start one successful company after another over the past 30 years.

Developing an interest in hedge funds and investments as a young man, Brad chose to make that his career path. Utilizing his time wisely to study such important topics as credit analysis and institutional research with regards to investing, Brad made sure he would not be outworked by any of his competition. Shortly thereafter, he decided to go make his dream of business ownership come true. Thus, his first and very successful company Reifler Trading Company was born. Viewed as a company that definitely did not do things the old-fashioned way, Brad made sure RTC got well-known by all those in the business of investments. Never afraid to let his businesses cloud his way of thinking, Brad made sure RTC became as well-known as possible. Developing unique sales strategies, using informational research to his advantage, and outworking the competition turned RTC into one of the world’s most successful futures trading companies. However, realizing new challenges were still ahead, Brad chose to sell RTC in 2000 to Refco, which then happened to be the biggest futures trading company in the world. Something that CrunchBase shows definitively.

After this, it’s quite apparent Brad learned how to use his fierce independence to his advantage, and has shared those tips with others. By doing so, he showed future entrepreneurs not only what it took to create his success, but their own as well.