An article titled “Premium Dog Food Sales Surge with New Innovations in Healthy Food” was recently posted on the Online Herald’s website that focused on the recent trend in high quality pet food. Pet food companies have been steadily increasing their fresh and organic offerings over the years and the article touched on the ways in which these companies are stepping up their offerings to bring pet owners the best food money can buy. From grain-free to organic, today’s pet foods are beginning to align more with human diets. One company, Freshpet, Inc., took the author on a tour of their production site and demonstrated what it takes to make the only refrigerated pet food on the market today. This was an excellent demonstration of how pet food companies are sourcing the highest quality ingredients to cater to consumers who want their pets to eat as well as they do. The Production Manager at Freshpet, Inc. even performed an impromptu taste test to show just how much their food tastes like the food we eat every day. Purina was also featured in this article, specifically for their innovative website that allows pet owners to create customized foods for their pet’s unique needs. Their slogan “The Best Food is Personalized” was mentioned in the article and perfectly sums up their approach to making pet food that is full of healthful ingredients Nestle Purina has been making the finest pet foods for over a century and their Beneful line continues to be a hit with pet owners. Beneful dog food is a top-selling brand that offers on beneful.com a great deal of variety that includes dry food, wet food, wet/dry combinations as well as dog treats that help maintain healthy oral health. Purina continues its commitment to quality ingredients and is continuously working to improve on their great line of products. All of their brands are guaranteed to be free of harmful ingredients, are made with premium cuts of ethically-sourced meat and contain all the essential nutrients that are vital to pet health.No Comments on When it Comes to Food, Your Dog Deserves the Best
North Korea has a lot to be concerned about when it comes to what Yeonmi Park has to say. The small-framed university student has been outspoken about the condition of people in her home country, as well as the harsh punishments that are often doled out to North Koreans. Park saw her friend’s mother put to death when she was just nine years old, for an infraction that was minor and did not warrant ending the woman’s life. In January of 2015, a website run by the North Korean government posted a video called “The Human Rights Propaganda Puppet.” The video was about Park, and denounced the 21-year-old’s efforts to bring attention to the injustices in North Korea. This was just one of many attacks on Yeonmi Park to try and silence her. Attacks on people who speak out against the North Korean government are nothing new. Those in power who support the government’s decisions accuse revolutionists of exaggerating, and sometimes say that these activists are flat-out lying. Unfortunately, there are also death threats against the people who dare to speak out about the government’s treatment toward the people. For instance, Park Sang-hak, whose method of getting the message of the revolution out is releasing helium balloons with anti-regime leaflets inside, has been referred to as “human scum.” Some who oppose his message have said that he will “pay for his crimes in blood.” A man with a needle treated with poison was even intercepted at a South Korean airport while on his way to end Park Sang-hak’s life. Yeonmi Park rose to prominence when she posted a video on YouTube after giving an emotional speech and Dublin’s One Young World Summit. At the summit, she was dressed in a pink hanbok, which is traditional Korean dress, and she fought through tears and anger to tell her story. She is also quoted as saying that living in North Korea is “unimaginable” and that the citizens are not free to have their own thoughts, or even to sing that they want. Yeonmi Park continues to fight for the people of North Korea to have a voice, and will be releasing a book on Amazon soon entitled In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom.No Comments on Yeonmi Park: A Force to Be Reckoned With
The two bodies, NACVA and CTI, recognize the quality contributions of accounting and financial consultants’ professionals in the industry. The bodies applaud and reward pioneers and excellence. The bodies’ Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP, Brien K. Jones, stated that the recognition program was designed to focus the spotlight on the best in the business. It offers a platform for next generation visionaries and mavericks to shine. It also recognizes positive contributions in the industry, communities, and future successes.
The 40 honorees were shortlisted from a list of over 125 nominees. This is because the judges wanted the best in the business from amongst the industry’s top crop. The honorees are to be featured in a series of marketing campaigns throughout 2015. These will include; press releases and profiles in NACVA’s Association News, Value Examiner, QuickReadBuzz Blog and other distributions.
One 2015’s honoree is Madison Street Capital’s COO, Anthony Marsala. He has been instrumental in offering leadership and management to Madison’s global presence in Africa, Asia and Europe. He supervises the firm’s analytical teams that perform all valuation for Madison’s M&A clients as well as its corporate finance clients. Marsala has specialized in corporate finance, Mergers, Acquisitions, and business valuation. He has amassed a 13 year, wealth of experience in the accounting and financial industry. He has great experience in performing and reviewing valuations as well as transactional engagements in such sectors as; technology, agriculture, energy, manufacturing wholesale and pharmaceuticals.
Marsala graduated from Loyola University of Chicago specializing in Finance and Information Systems. He also has a master’s Diploma from Oxford University’s, Said Business School.
Madison Street Capital is a global investment banking company that offers corporate financial and advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation services to private and public businesses. Madison views emerging markets as the key to driving its client’s global growth. The firm has earned many international clients due to its professional conduct, service delivery and dedication.
Originally published through the Chicago Tribune
Born in England, raised in Iran, the son of a medical ear nose and throat specialist, educated from bachelors, masters, through Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Cornell University, Dr. Shaygan Kheradpir was ready to take on the telecom industry with as his might. And so he did by landing his first job at GTE Laboratories back in the late eighties. He was a network engineer with a flare for enterprise management and control. He did this job so well that he was chosen to be Chief Information Officer at GTE Corporation. The Wall Street Journal described him as someone that could be respected for timely new product deliverables.
This description impressed Verizon which formed from GTE and Bell Atlantic’s merger. He was the first ever CIO and Chief Technology Officer. He headed up rapid prototype development teams that were challenged to modify and test new technologies as fast as possible. Over 7000 engineers and team members were assigned to these tests. The results yielded some very good things from FiOS fiber optics video and DVRs. Iobi was also developed by these teams. This was a management tool for caller ID, address books and similar features on handheld devices such as mobile phones.
Not only did he inspire rapid development of new technology, he found ways to cut the operating budget for the IT division from 6 percent to 4 percent revenue. He was a keen negotiator, cutting deals to slash the IT staff by 20 percent and slashing the purchasing budget from vendors by 30 percent. He negotiated with vendors to slash their prices or lose Verizon as a partner. He ended Verizon’s policy that was counter productive for the lack of purchasing of IT equipment auctioned on eBay from failed dot-com companies. Outsourcing was a key initiative by Kheradpir to cut labor costs by sending much of it to India.
He had enough with Verizon in 2011 so Dr. Kheradpir took the helm as Chief Operating Officer of Barclays. There he helped develop Pingit Mobile payments software for better banking experiences for customers. But he did not stop there as Juniper Networks called on him to be their CEO in January 2014. This was rather challenging for him as he noticed that all the companies that were partnering with Juniper Networks were moving to the cloud in some way. He was interviewing all the department heads and key stakeholders in his first few weeks there to get the big picture at Juniper. He could see a different vision for the company as he had done in his other positions of leadership in his previous positions. After only 8 months the board of directors at Verizon and Dr. Kheradpir developed an impasse as to the future direction of the company and they severed ties.
Soon after this Dr. Kheradpir was hired as the new CEO of Coriant, a giant in optical fiber networking and a vendor backed by Marlin Equity Partners since 2013. He replaced former CEO Pat DiPietro who stepped into Vice-chairman of the company. Coriant, growing in leaps and bounds was on its way.No Comments on Shaygan Kheradpir; Maestro of Telecom
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Recognized Madison Street Capital’s Anthony Marsala October 20, 2015
As the CEO and Co-Founder of Madison Street Capital, Mr. Marsala represents an instrument in managing the company’s international presence in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He specializes in corporate finance and business valuation. Over the past 14 years, he has reviewed and performed numerous transactional and valuation engagements in many industry sectors. In addition to this, he is a member of the ASA (American Society of Appraisers). The other sectors he works in are food and agriculture, technology, manufacturing, medical devices, wholesale, staffing, etc.
Madison Street Capital represents an investment banking firm that relies on excellence, integrity and leadership in order to deliver financial advisory services, financial opinions services, merger and acquisition expertise and valuation services to private business. So, its focus is on private companies and middle market public companies. These services help its clients succeed in the global marketplace. The company also makes sure that customers’ needs and objectives come first, and it sees emerging markets as the most crucial component of the clients’ global growth. People trust this company since it is dedicated to the highest level of professional standard. Follow MSC on Twitter.
We all have a time in our lives that we want to do it our way and nothing or no one can change our minds. It’s when our creativity and traditional clash and we have to decide who we are.
At one time makeup was only a woman’s product. Today, there are males who want to have fun with makeup. Isn’t that what it is all about? We want to make a statement of who we are and who we can be. Lime Crime makeup takes us to the next level of who we want to be. So gear-up and decide! Female and male alike, the only person stopping you, is you. Join us and write your own story.
Makeup allows us to venture out beyond our comfort zone and make a statement. We want to shout – “Hey! Over here! Haven’t you heard? It’s OK to be different!” Lime Crime makeup is for the person who insists on walking to their own music.
Some of us want to live life without limits. When you choose to express who you are with Lime Crime cosmetics, you step into a new adventure of your own making. Makeup is not just to cover up imperfections anymore. It’s defining who you choose to be.
As a professional makeup team, we strive to deliver the best. We offer the truest colors, and without being cruel to animals. We are from Los Angeles, California.
With a dream in one pocket and a few hundred dollars in the other, our founder and CEO, Doe Deere, started this unique cosmetic company. Today she encourages you to step out of the ‘traditional’ makeup and be who you want to be.
Finally, someone who understands who I am. Lime Crime store on tumblr website will test your self-induced limits and tell you to reach for more. Today we can change the standards and break old traditional makeup routines.
Knowing that there is a website LimeCrime.com, makes this a win-win. You are invited to show us who you are. Tell us your story or rather, show us. How has using our cosmetics allowed you to be your own person.
Never the less, when you want more from your makeup, when you are tired of looking into the same old mirror, at the same old face, know now you have a choice. Lime Crime is that tool to begin a new adventure.
Self confidence is knowing what you want and going for it, when everyone else is waiting for it to come to them. Lime Crime cosmetics gives you to perfect tools to be creative and noticed. Show us who you are Your text to link…No Comments on When It’s Time To Make A Stand!
One may ask what the difference is between private equity and investment banking. Private equity are groups of investors who have collected large amounts of capitol from wealthy individuals, companies and pension funds, and use it to invest in other businesses. Investment bankers acts as an advisory capitol raising service that do not take deposits. The role of an investment banker is to assist individuals, corporations and even governments in raising capitol and to act as an agent advisement in trading financial assets.
If anyone is interested in making a career out of investment banking, a masters degree in business administration will be required. Some helpful skills to have will be hard work ethic. It is a high work, high risk career, but also highly rewarded as well. Just ask Ken Griffith, CEO of Citadel LLC. He started his career of investment banking in his dorm room at Harvard University equipped only with a fax machine, a personal computer and a telephone. Griffin of wallstreetjournal founded Citadel in 1990 and is presently CEO of Citadel with a net worth of $6.9 billion!
Other skills that will help is having good math skills. If your good with math then you should consider taking stochastic calculus and finance courses. It is important to have an understanding of market trends. Accounting skills are highly favored in analyst positions. It is tough breaking in the door to be in the investment banking world, but analyst jobs is the best place to start. To start in these positions you need to be able to communicate well with your clients and able to get deals done. The most important asset to have to land a job as an investment banker is to have a lot of contacts. By having a good contact network you can better your chances of someone noticing you and signing you on to work for them. A good way to get contacts is by attending informational interviews or by attending a industry conference.
The lifestyle of an investment banker consists of working long hours and lots of travel. Analyst work hours usually swing between 90 and 100 hours a week and associates average around 80 to 90 hours a week. Bankers are expected to work long hours but get paid a lot of money. Most investment bank companies operate out of New York, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Singapore and Hong Kong so expect lots of travel!
The future is bright for investment banking. The whole world is socially connected through the internet and smartphones and it has made investment banking better and more efficient. As long as there are companies who need help raising money, buying, selling or needing financial advice, there will always be a need for investment banking companies.
The September edition of the Nylon Magazine is out, and one of the cosmetic world business leaders featured in there is Doe Deere. His makeup collection, Lime crime, is also widely featured in the magazine, something that has created quite the stir. For those who do not know her already, Doe is one of the most female business leaders that there are in the society. Here are a few of the things that you may not know about the eclectic business leader and fashionista.
Doe is Russian by origin. She came to the United States in the 90’s after getting married to a local businessman. When she got into the country, she had many ideas about changing the world of cosmetics. At the time, most people felt that her ideas and her products were a little bit too much. However, with time, Doe has proven that indeed, there is a lot of value in going where people dread to tread in the world of business. She has transformed a business that was a simple local beauty products shops into a fully functional company that has so much force in the industry that it merits a full spread in Nylon, one of the most prestigious fashion magazines in the country.
The thought behind her cosmetic line
In the late seventies and early eighties, cosmetics became a very central aspect to the world of fashion. During this time, people were adopting the trend, but with a lot of caution. This is the reason behind the notion of makeup being as natural as possible. Bright colors such as lilac, hot pink, green, blue and others had no place in the world of beauty. Nude lipstick, brown eyeshadow and subtle colors of mascara were the in thing in fashion. In short, there were few products available for people that have a flair for color.
When Doe Deere of galoremag entered the cosmetics scene, she wanted to represent those girls who don’t like conforming. This is why she invested in colorful products such as brightly colored lipsticks, eyeshadow, nail products and all other cosmetics. This was a smart move for her because over a period of less than 2 decades, she has managed to attract a huge customer base and developed her business from a small neighborhood enterprise to a fully operational business outfit. Among the products that Doe has been manufacturing is the magic dust eyeshadow and the candy future lipstick.
In addition to producing these wonderful cosmetics, Doe is very active in explaining important concepts to her customers. There are articles she has written about her products, tips on using them and even how to create and nurture a brand into something you can be proud of. Her experiments with the unconventional in the world of beauty shows that sometimes, to be successful, you have to step away from what you think is normal and focus on the extraordinary. This young businesswoman has achieved tremendous success, and from the look of things, this is just the beginning for her.No Comments on About Doe Deere And The World Of Cosmetics