Agera energy is an organization supplying the community with electricity and natural gas supply services. The company was founded in 2014 and is located at New York with over 150 employees. The company aims to be the guide of its clients in enabling them make energy decisions based on kilowatt hours and thermal units. Energy is currently a major expense to a homeowner and a crucial facility for most business and that’s why agera energy sets out to change the conversation about supply of energy to the public because the costs are too far from being entertained.
With so many clients underserved by their local suppliers the agera energy scooped the opportunity to look at a different perspective and serve the customers differently. The company highly values its customers and takes their responsibilities with great concern. Agera energy also reaches out to its clients in social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn where it formulates its notifications with over 4000 followers. Due to the good interest the agera energy pays to its customers it seems to be set for a greater good.
Steve Ritchie is the CEO of Papa John’s, a pizza company operating in the United States and other parts of the world. Steve Ritchie has given this company a new start that will definitely maintain its position in the market. He recently wrote a letter to the customers of the company, soon after he was promoted to the position of the CEO. He wanted to exude confidence in the company by crafting a letter meant to address the concerns that the customers have about the company. In the letter, he set the right tone that would appeal to each of their customers. His mission was to ensure that every customer felt at peace with the company despite some of the challenges that come in the line of doing business.
Papa John’s needed a smart move from the senior management, and Steve Ritchie was right there at the right moment to take charge of the moment like a true professional. Steve Ritchie Papa Johns drafted an apology letter that started by recognizing that the company had faced some challenges through the conduct of someone in a high position of leadership in the company. The person is no longer part of the company, and everything seems to be set for a change. He was quick to state that the company supports nothing but the best values and that the conduct of one person does not in any way represent the views of the company.
Steve Ritchie (@stevemritchie) made sure that he took his responsibility as the senior-most executive in the company to say that he is sorry for what had transpired before and promised to take control to avoid anything else going wrong in the company. Papa John’s does not support or condone racism or any other insensitive language no matter the circumstances. It is something that not only applies to the top leaders in the company but everyone who qualifies as a worker. It something nonnegotiable and they are not ready to accommodate anyone with divergent views on this matter. Papa John’s is not made up of one person. There are over 120,000 people who work directly with the company around the world. So, these are people who need to be supported as fellow community members. The success of the company means the success of the community.
The financial world is constantly changing, meaning people must keep up with current trends and patterns in the market. Money can be made quicker in an age of split-second decisions and fast expansion. Focused data is important and financial data must be personalized. There is a lot of data that needs to be filtered. The 2018 data shows improvement in many key metrics, likely due to the strong economy. Stock investors had a good 2017 year with an S&P 500 return of 21.7% when factoring dividend investment. The figures are based on stocks bought on January 3, 2017 and sold on December 29, 2017. Every month showed positive returns for the first time. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates 3 times in 2017.
According to Whale Wisdom, many investors know that a year of low volatility is usually followed by a year of high volatility. 400-point swings are becoming the norm, with 2018 expected to be the most volatile since 2008. There are geopolitical risks that make the market more volatile. The 2018 theme is to be optimistically cautious with returns without forgetting the risk and volatility. Volatility can be your friend if you have a personalized investment strategy. It is important that smart investment options are chosen during volatile years.
HCR Wealth Advisors is a Los Angeles investment advisory firm that offers individualized strategies and financial advice. The firm wants to build an active partnership with clients to find out each of their needs. Their solutions can help investors make economic decisions in the current climate. HCR Wealth Advisors gives clients many investment opportunities with different risks and returns. In an article from financialservicedirectory.com, they let clients know about these investment options with their advantages and disadvantages. They give investors the skills they need through education. The firm considers privacy as integral for long term partnerships. They have had many client relationships that spanned 10 years. They do not want to just sell and collect a payment, but instead work with clients to help improve their economic situation.
Being an architect can at times be considered a thankless career. Often the men and women who design and create buildings and bridges can be slipped away out of the spotlight after their work is built. Thankfully, groups like the nonprofit, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters also known as the MIAL which are specifically tasked with recognizing the best in many art based industries can often heed the call for recognizing the gifted. This year, they have chosen an architect for this year’s award. In April, The American Institute of Architects announced that one of their own was added to the elite and high ranking gifted architects recognized for a lifetime achievement award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
Robert Ivy, the CEO of The American Institute of Architects was recognized by the MIAL with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a highly unusual source for an architect to receive such an award and it is the first time that the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has recognized an architect. The award is given to living Mississippi connected artists and patrons, who have collectively contributed extraordinarily to the art community and society. Robert Ivy along with stained-glass artist Andrew Cary Young from Jackson, Mississippi’s Pearl River Glass Studio will be honored for their contributions for the 2018 celebration. Ivy, has been the CEO of The American Institute of Architects since 2011. He is also an author, editor, and a currently practicing architect. The President of the AIA, Carl Elefante, stated he was very excited for Robert and called him a worthy ambassador for the architectural profession.
The AIA under his co-leadership has helped to significantly grow a global footprint for the Institute. Presently, they are at their highest membership level in its 160-year-old history. Robert Ivy has also received a high-ranking award in 2010 when he was named and recognized as a “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity of Alpha Rho Chi. This honorary title is only given to the world’s most widely known and highly achieved architects. With this award, Robert Ivy joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious Mississippians all of whom were previous Noel Polk award recipients. Previous honorees include writers Eudora Welty, and Shelby Foote, acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson and renowned singer Leontyne Price.
Fortress Investment Group stands out as the only investment management company that withstood the adverse economic wave that had hit the industry in 2008. During this period, a lot of companies collapsed while others gave very low or no investment returns to their clients. However, things were quite different for Fortress. At that time, the hedge fund for the company, under the able management of Peter Briger, who is also the CEO, returned a whopping yield of 43% for the investors. This was the highest in the market, both locally and internationally. This made Peter Briger to be declared the best hedge fund manager in that year. Fortress Investment Group also received the award for having the best hedge fund in that same year.
However, this achievement was not obtained just miraculously. It was through determination of the staff and effective strategic planning by the management that ensured that all the necessary tools of performance were at the right place at the right time. The three principals of the company; Peter Briger, Wes Edens and Randal Nardone have demonstrated great teamwork that has risen the company to that great heights that it enjoys today. As we speak, Fortress Investment Group is enjoying a huge clientele base of over 2000 investors who are institutions and individual clients from all over the world. The increasing number of the company’s customer has made the management to expand the offices to enhance customer reach and satisfaction.
They have opened supplementary head offices in Shanghai and Singapore, where an incredible number of clients have invested in the company. A new headquarter has also been established in San Francisco, from where Peter Briger operates. Due to the increased number of clients, Fortress Investment Group has also increased the number of its employees to optimize their customer service. Despite the company being started in the form of a private equity firm, Fortress Investment Group has engaged in portfolio diversification, with the introduction of other asset strategies under its management. This has led to the tremendous increase in the firm’s underlying assets and consequently the value of the firm. Currently, Fortress manages assets worth more than $63 billion for its esteemed clients.
If you are good with your finances, then you must already know the role of investments in securing your future financially. However, if you are not good at managing your finances and struggle to handle it well, then consulting with financial professionals and planners is a good idea. They would be able to provide you with the guidance that you need to build a future that would be free of financial worries. One of the companies that is known to provide clients with reliable financial guidance is HCR Wealth Advisors. The company has three decades of experience in the field of investment advice and has helped hundreds of individuals in and around Los Angeles to secure their future financially.
HCR Wealth Advisors is involved with in-depth research of the global financial markets, and it is this knowledge and information it uses to help develop investment strategies for its clients. Different individuals have different financial expectations for their future, and while some want to travel the world, others want a beachside home and a quiet life. No matter what you expect to do in retirement, there has to be sound financial planning that would take care of at least your necessary living expenses in the future after your retire. HCR Wealth Advisors would take into account the current financial situation, income, expenses, debts, investments, assets, and other economic parameters to develop investment and economic strategy to help you secure your financial future.
HCR Wealth Advisors (@HcrWealth) has a team of experienced investment professionals on board from the world of finance, and they can gauge exactly what the clients are looking for. With years of experience and knowledge from the world of finance backing them, one can expect they would get comprehensive and reliable financial and investment advice from HCR Wealth Advisors. As a registered investment advisory firm that has many clients across the country, HCR Wealth Advisors has worked together with many people. Facebook: @HCRwealth
Heather Russell is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at TransUnion. The renowned legal executive started duties on June 4, 2018. Before joining TransUnion, she came from a prominent law firm known as Buckley Sandler, LLP. She was working at the two offices of the firm which are located in Washington and New York. In her position at Buckley Sandler, she was responsible for all financial institutions regulation, supervision, and technology. The technology deployed there was known as FIRST. FIRST is meant to help clients with financial services institutions and fintech companies to deal with regulatory issues. FIRST plays a critical role in the development of the mergers and acquisition plans as well as implementing regulatory changes.
At TransUnion, Heater Russell is expected to bring a wealth of experience from all the organizations she has worked with in the past. She has held executive positions at a number of banks which include Bank of New York Mellon, Fifth Third Bank. At Fifth Third bank she was the executive vice president, corporate secretary, and chief legal officer. Fifth Third Bank was ranked 12th largest bank in the United States while she was working there.
While Heather Russell (@heather_russell) was serving at the Bank of New York Mellon, she was the Global Chief Regulatory Counsel. She was behind the creation of the office of public policy and regulatory affairs at the bank. This department is responsible for managing regulation of the activities of the bank in over 100 countries all over the world. She has also worked with Bank of America as the senior vice president and associate general counsel.
Heather Rusell has worked with other law firms such as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, in different offices in Europe and America. She has spent two decades helping businesses with mergers and acquisitions. Her experience in the global financial services will come in handy in her new position at TransUnion. Follow: @heatherarussell
Jed McCaleb, a technology developer in cryptocurrency, is Chief Technology Officer of Stellar. His company, Stellar, centers on the foundation of their cryptocurrency network. This network provides the technology for payments across the border. According to McCaleb, he sees a continual upstream in blockchain technology, providing a global payments network. Steller’s technology builds on an electronic ledger that customers can view and change as needed. In this technology, customers could convert cryptocurrency to more common currencies, such as dollars and euros.
Jed McCaleb‘s vast expertise in cryptocurrency is helping to solve the everyday issues of the amount of time needed for currency conversion. McCaleb has developed transaction settlement times of less than five seconds. This conversion time is far faster than Bitcoin’s conversion time. One of this country’s most successful companies, International Business Machines, is already using McCaleb’s new conversion technology.
To explain how blockchain works, retail investors using this system would buy digital coins as investments in a project. Because of the investors buying these digital coins, token sales then are granted to the investor. These token sales give the investors access to a platform, and these tokens accelerate in valve for the investor.
McCaleb started his eurocurrency company, Stellar, in 2014. Stellar’s cryptocurrency coins, commonly referred to as lumens, skyrocketed to the top ten cryptocurrencies earlier this year. McCaleb sees this technology continuing its popularity changing the way payments around the world are made, along with fundraising and stock market transactions. Presently, Securrency, a company who has developed a program in which investors can buy stocks with bitcoin cryptocurrencies.
In 2014, McCaleb started his charitable foundation, Stellar Development Corporation with his wife, Joyce Kim. McCaleb ‘s foundation donated $500,000 worth of XRP to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Also, McCaleb’s foundation provided donations to the non-profit artificial intelligence safety group, OpenAl.
Jeb McCaleb was born in Arkansas and pursued his degree at the University of California, Berkeley. McCaleb curtailed his studies and moved to New York City. Currently, McCaleb lists at the 40th position on Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people. McCaleb total token ownership is worth $20 billion as of the beginning of this year, 2018.
Since he is the principal of Fortress Investment Group, that’s the impression most people take from Peter Briger. He knows a lot about investing and knows there are things that happen with investments. Peter Briger always wanted to help people see he could do things right and see things would get better while he was doing the business. Briger spent a lot of time coming up with new ideas and giving people a chance to try things they might not get without the help of Fortress Investment Group. Aside from that, though, Briger learned how to change things so people could see more opportunities.
When Peter Briger isn’t working with Fortress Investment Group, he’s doing his best to support the causes he cares about. He believes in philanthropy and helping the causes. He always knew there were things that would help him become better at the options he had. for Briger, he knew what it meant to continue giving people positive experiences no matter what they did. He also felt compelled to keep giving charity options to those who needed them. By the time he looked at different things, Briger felt good about giving others the chance to do things the right way.
Most people don’t even realize Peter Briger is a billionaire. Despite sitting at the top of the list, he is one of the people who doesn’t act like a billionaire. He knows he has a lot of money and also knows how he got there. The only true evidence of Briger’s billionaire status is how he shows people how to make money like he does. This is what he does so he can help others and he can do more to make sure they’re investing the right way. As long as he feels good about what he’s doing, he knows how to help others with the money they have. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group
There were times when Peter Briger had to rely on his past experience to try different things. Before working with Fortress Investment Group, Briger had experience working as an investor. Not only did he have a lot of money from investing but he also felt there were things that would help him see the difference between what he did and what other people did. By the time he started working with Fortress Investment Group, he had so much experience he felt confident showing others there were things they could invest in that would make a lot of difference.
Mike Baur is a great person to look to when you want to become an entrepreneur. He’s a co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. The startup factory helps entrepreneurs by giving them funding and connections to help them thrive in their new businesses. The company offers mentors to guide them in their endeavors, so they don’t have to just jump in alone.
In an interview with The Red Bulletin, Mike Baur talked about how he comes up with his ideas. He says ideas come to him in a spontaneous way. Finding a gap in the market is the perfect way to create new startups. He says a lot of people have great ideas, but they aren’t sure how to implement them.
Some of his advice for succeeding with a startup is to not be afraid to fail and work all the time. He says it’s a good idea to share ideas with others and not be afraid they’re going to use them as their own. You need feedback to move forward with an idea. If you fail he says it’s a good thing, because it’s how you learn. It’s also okay, he says, to have dry spells because you grow from them.
Mike Baur interviewed his business partner Max Meister on Professional Tales to get a little more into what the Swiss Startup Factory is all about. Mike said the reason he became a co-founder of the company is that he recognized there was a gap in the marketplace where this type of venture could fit in. He says what makes the company work is a focus on research analysis. This way they know what will work for their entrepreneurs and their businesses.
When Mike asked Max how he deals with the unique challenges they face as a fully privately funded company he said they can’t fall back on deficit guarantees. The partners didn’t get a salary for the first two years, so the company could be funded. That really shows dedication to making something work. Their mission statement is the place where innovation meets execution. The follow through is the most important part of having a good idea.
In five years they want to expand on a global scale. They want to keep fueling entrepreneurs and making their good ideas come to fruition. Mike started his journey to entrepreneurship as a Swiss Private Banker for over twenty years. His realization of his dream at an older age is an inspiration to those looking to do the same.