For over one century, OSI Group has been synonymous with innovation. Technological advancements such as cryogenic food processing have played a vital role in the ability of the company to develop and propagate a customer-centric business model effectively. Founded in 1909 as corner butcher shop by Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant, OSI Group grew organically from its deal with McDonald’s restaurant during its nascent years in the early 20th century to a global entity with operations across various continents including Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Using cutting-edge technology, the company ramped up its production to become a market leader in the production and sale of processed foods. The company currently boasts of over $6 billion sales and several facilities and subsidiaries.
The symbiotic relationship between McDonald’s and OSI Group played a significant part in OSI’s group. With the restaurant expansion in the domestic market, OSI also scaled its capacity by opening new facilities across the country to meet the demand from McDonald’s. The group began new facilities in various states and locations including Chicago, Oakland, Iowa and West Jordan, Utah. This strategy was also replicated when the restaurant chain went global. Buoyed but its successful partnership with McDonald’s, OSI Group continued its organic growth by venturing into new markets beyond what McDonald’s offered. The group transformed into a global brand with operations in new and emerging markets such as Taiwan when it partnered with K&K Foods to form a joint venture. Joint ventures were also formed to tap into the processed foods markets in Spain and Germany.
Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the group’s chief executive and chairman who joined the multinational corporation in 1975, the group has continued with its expansion into the global market through acquisitions of strategically placed companies. In 1996, OSI acquired Moy Park which was followed by the 2006 purchase of U.S.-based Amick Farms. The company expanded into Japan, Poland, Brazil, and India and further cemented its market dominance in the UK through the acquisition of Flagship Europe. Netherlands-based Baho Foods and Germany-based Hynek Schlachthof GmbH were furthered added to OSI’s banner. The company also boasts of operations in Canada through Select Ready Foods while it also acquired Tyson Foods-owned facilities in Chicago. This is in addition to the 2018 merger with Australia-based Turi Foods.
GreenSky Credit is one of the financial markets’ hottest financial technology – or fintech for short – companies out on the market. Created in part by the world-renowned billionaire and top-notch entrepreneurial mind of David Zalik. Mr. David Zalik is best known as the Chief Executive Officer of GreenSky Credit – he’s been with the company since he helped create it in 2006 – though he’s also founded companies like MicroTech Information Systems at the green age of fourteen.
If it weren’t for the constant involvement of CEO David Zalik in the day-to-day operations of GreenSky Credit, the company wouldn’t have made it as one of the biggest financial technology companies without the consistent, day-in, day-out effort that Mr. Zalik has put forward.
What exactly does GreenSky Credit do and how does it make its money?
GreenSky Credit’s primary means of generating revenue is providing two-way financing solutions; prospective clients and business partners can simply visit the company’s website and either offer funding directly to GreenSky for the company to handle as it sees fit or apply for a loan.
One thing unique about GreenSky is that it doesn’t own any of the capital it funnels to other organizations it does business with. Just about every business acting as a corporate creditor – think of credit card issuers like Discover and consumer mortgage lenders including local banks – lends their own money to clients instead of borrowing money to have a person or another business borrow borrowed money.
However, GreenSky doesn’t just act as a marketing company or referral agency to help clients get their hands on sufficient funding; rather, GreenSky has hundreds of experienced program administrators on staff to appropriately structure financing agreements. Further, GreenSky – the public company trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange as GSKY – sources funding from financial institutions that are insured by the federal government and chartered on both the state and federal level.
Being able to source these secure loans is one of the major reasons why GreenSky LLC and GreenSky Credit – the companies are almost one in the same – are the best in the business.
Stream Energy came into operation in 2005. It is now the biggest direct connected life service company in the United States of America. The company has specialized in offering energy, home, and protective services to its clients. They have used the idea of using verbal communication to sell energy and expand their markets. Stream Energy has now served different states such as Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington DC and many more.
After growing into a big company, Stream Energy has started giving back to the society in the time of need. It has used part of the money earned from its successful energy sales in a philanthropy mission. One of the Stream Energy operating in Dallas created a foundation called the Stream Cares Foundation, which in partnership with Hope Supply CO, helped the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey was a massive rain disaster, which stroke across the Houston, causing a great flood in the whole area. As a result, many people died, and others left homeless. Stream Energy company come in the hour of need to remedy the situation. The company helped the victims with the fund to ease their recovery from the loss.
This unselfish act was part of the companies’ mission to steer the charity goal through their charity foundation called “Stream Cares.” This foundation’s primary aim is to help those in need (buy offering support) across the whole country. This act of philanthropy has helped the company to gain a lot of reputation to both potential clients and the public as the whole since it directly gives back to the community.
The employees of the company also give part of their share to support the charity events. One of their primary mission is eradicating the issue of homeless living. The company achieved this by conducting an annual event called Splash for Hope. This event is mainly conducted to help the homeless kids. The company in partnership with Hope Supply CO. provides the homeless children with stationaries, clothing, diapers, and food.
Stream Energy has helped the needy in both Texas and Dallas. This effort shows an act of corporate generosity. As a result, the company enjoys a lot of reputation.
Kayla Frazier was your average High School student working hard and gleaming for a bright future that would satisfy her and financially support her. She was popular in school and had a very loving family who would always support her. However, life decided through a curve ball her way and one day when she went in for a check-up they found out that Kayla Frazier had a rare form of cancer and it had spread to her lungs. She battled cancer for over 6 months and one of the things that kept hope alive was her dream of going to New York City to Broadway to see the magical live action performances!
Little did she know, Thanks to Dr. Mark Mckenna and his organisation OVME as well as Make-A-Wish Georgia, that dream was about to come true and her and her family would spend a week in New York City sightseeing and also they would get to watch 3 live Broadway shows and meet the cast and crews. You can bet this really made her cry tears of joy! Dr. Mark Mckenna must really love children and love helping medical patients to do what he does.
Personally, as I read through the article it made me break into tears because it’s just so wonderful that Dr. Mark Mckenna and his organisation were able to get together and help make Kayla feel some happiness in her time of darkness. OVME was founded by Dr. Mark Mckenna and it’s purpose is to make the medical field more convenient and better focused on the patient using technology to enhance procedures. So it makes sense that OVME would use Make-A-Wish Georgia to help make Kayla Frazier’s dream come true. People helping people, especially those in times of need is the real and true beauty of humanity. Make-A-Wish Georgia tries to make at least 300 to 400 wishes come true each year which is just magnificent! Even if they only made 100 to 200 wishes come true, it all makes a difference.
On February 5, 2018, Shervin Pishevar started a tweet storm that spanned 21 hours. The majority of the tweets were focused on why he feels that big companies in the United States will fall, why the US stock market will continue to go down, and why an economic disaster has the potential to lead to a new kind of economy.
Shervin Pishevar is most well-known for his involvement in Sherpa Capital. In 2013, he helped found this fund in order to serve as a venture capital company and startup advisory. He even served as a strategic advisor for Uber for a couple of years. Before his 21 hour tweet rant, the last time that Shervin Pishevar used Twitter was to let people know he would be leaving Sherpa Capital.
The 50 tweets that Shervin Pishevar sent out acknowledge unstable conditions in the United States. He talked about the stock market continuing to go down. In fact, he predicts that in the coming months it will go down an aggregate 6,000 points. He talked about underemployment and described it as a systemic economic stasis. He also warned that inflation would spread. However, he did offer a glimmer of hope. He feels that when middlemen are irrelevant, everyone will be able to enjoy a global economy that is efficient and frictionless.
These are notions that Shervin Pishevar has expressed in the past. For many years, he has fought for a more transparent society. He wants a society without as many bottlenecks on innovation.
Shervin Pishevar is one of the cofounders of Virgin Hyperloop One. He feels that this company as well as SpaceX are moonshots that will do good work. However, he has some dark predictions for a few big companies in the United States, including Alphabet, Google, and Microsoft. He feels that since these big companies are built on monopoly frameworks, they will eventually fall. If they do not completely fall, he thinks that they will lose some of their influence. This is something that he feels is good for short-term economic growth, considering the fact that big companies will no longer be able to buy out small startups.
Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley remains in control of Barclays’ business for the near future. Jes Staley knows the investment banking industry very well as someone whom previously worked at J.P. Morgan. Jes Staley’s tenure has included cutting jobs and leaving Brazil, Russia, and some parts of Asia. Jes Staley also stopped the equity and precious metal trading business of the bank. The aim was to bring the bank’s size down to keep the bank focused on North America and the UK.
All UK banks report directly to Staley, as he has been named the interim CEO of Barclays Corporate & International. The aim is to shield banking units to protect UK taxpayers. Mike Bagguley was also appointed as the Chief Operating Officer, whom was also previously the head of the macro markets business. Mike Bagguley is also overseeing interest rates, forex and commodities as regulation make parts of these businesses unprofitable.
Getting the strategy right is important because the business is very volatile to attention from investors and politicians. It is a difficult business to be in, because it is also subject to attention from a wide range of different interests.
Mike Bagguley is based in the UK, and is the current COO of Barclays bank. Prior to being the COO of the bank, he was Head of Macro Products Sales & Trading and markets at the investment bank. Mike Bagguley graduated from the University of Warwick in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. His responsibility has been for strategic positioning and risk within Barclay Capital FX, with exposure to areas such as interest rate swap trading.
Client activity and regulatory pressures are what have caused a slowdown in banking activity in the UK and Europe. The previous role held by Mike Bagguley is being divided up by two people.
Sahm Adrangi is the founder and the CEO of Capital Management LLC. Kerrisdale. He launched the firm in 1999 with the main focus on event-driven special situations and long-term investment. With his dedication and hard work, he has seen the company, which started with less than 1$ to grow and amass a capital of over 150$ million.
Sahm Adrangi has focused mainly on researching and selling ideas to the general public. Through social media and third-party investment related sites, Sahm Adrangi has been able to see his research ideas reach as many people as possible. He has his firms view on stocks and also done research to remedy the misconceptions in the stock market such as overhyped shots and undervalued longs.
Sahm’s name became known all over the States between 2010 and 2011 when he exposed fraud in some Chinese companies operating in the US. Those companies include Chinese Marine Food Group, China-Biotics, and ChinaCast Education Corp. He achieved this through deep audited research then prompted SEC to take action against those firms.
Under his leadership in Kerrisdale Adrangi, the firm has shifted its research from general industries to specific sectors of his expertise such as mining, telecommunication, and biotechnology. In the biotechnology sector, Kerrisdale has done and published research on the development stage of many companies including Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Unilife, Pulse Biosciences and Sage Therapeutics. In the mining sector, Sahm Adrangi has led his company in research, which called into question the market valuation and mining prospects of resource companies such as Northern Dynasty Mineral and Majestic Silver. Sahm Adrangi has also done a lot of research on telecommunication companies such as Globalstar, Dish Network and ViaSat Inc. where he has shared skeptical views.
Sahm Adrangi had specialized in economics from the University of Yale. His professional career kicked off in Deutsche Bank where he worked as an analyst in the banks Leveraged finance group. His success has seen him work as the analyst in different companies such as Chanin Capital Partners and Longacre Fund Management LLC. He finally left to start his own company.
Determination Overcomes Tragedy
After a couple days of impact from Hurricane Harvey, the storm was due to drop another 6 feet of floodwaters on Texas. Tim Duncan assisted his wife, 6 year old son, and two dogs into the FEMA rescue boat. Duncan is the 45 year old CEO of Talos Energy. For four months he had already been working on a $2.5 billion merger of Tlaos Energy with Stone Energy. He was taking a big risk, but it would make his company public without the expenses of holding a public offering. He felt he couldn’t let the flood stop him from finalizing the deal. He took his family to Alabama, and once they were settled in, he flew back to Texas to camp out at his parent’s high and dry home to get his work done. He spent weeks after dinner negotiating the deal from his mother’s dining room. In May when the merger is complete, Talos will replace Stone’s place in the public market with a new ticker: TALO. This move makes Duncan the leader of an oil company with profits of $900 million. The majority of Talo’s assets will be in the Gulf of Mexico. This new company is capable of producing 48,000 barrels of oil per day, and plans to produce much more.
Never Feeling Hopeless
Duncan is an inspiration. He grew up in Egypt, Florida and Texas and sounds like a New Yorker when he speaks. The Hurricane hit at a time Duncan was at the peak of his negotiations with bondholders, money managers, and principal owners of Talos’ equity. The negotiations of the deal were already a challenge without the impact of Harvey. Duncan was able to make the most of a bad situation. This isn’t his first time dealing with a crisis. In 2005 Talo’s biggest asset had about 6 wells with a production platform attached to the seafloor when Hurricane Rita capsized the 13,000 ton platform. Talos was there for cleanup and now uses the location to pump 16,000 barrels daily into a special ship. Duncan’s house in Kingwood Texas was submerged for three days in floodwaters covering the entire first level. It has now been gutted down to the studs. He is facing this challenge in stride as well. He says now he enjoys making a way where everyone else doesn’t believe you can.
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Glen Wakeman is the CEO and the founder of the company, Launchpad Holding, LLC a SAAS organisation. The company agenda is to empower upcoming entrepreneurs to be able to manage different businesses to succeed by providing them with relevant tools. Glen Wakeman applied the five steps of methodology that ask questions that are intended to overlook the principles of an enterprise plan, using a software. The idea to use the five-step methodology came as a result of many people seeking business advice from him. The concept is to mentor upcoming entrepreneurs to have the fundamental ideas of how to run a business irrespective of the type of service offered or the product.
Glen Wakeman is a veteran entrepreneur who has been on an adventure for his entrepreneurial activities. During his twenty-year career at GE (General Electric), he travelled to thirty-two countries for business and lived in six countries. Glen being a renowned business advisor, mentor and global executive, created a new segment named GE Money Latin America. It progressed from a one-man business to over 17,000 employees and a boost of $12billion assets.
His experience in the business sector made him form Launchpad the organisation that followed the five-step methodology. He had gathered massive knowledge of business, and this enabled him to know the concepts to run a successful business. Glen Wakeman is an outstanding technocrat who has gained enormous experience from working all around the globe. The business environment from his native land, the United States, Asia, Africa and many other countries, he has been to has exposed him to different business techniques leading to his expertise.
He has many followers on social media who seek the advice for business enterprise starting from running a babysitting venture to other more significant business ideas and skills. Glen Wakeman organization to nature upcoming entrepreneurs, is a very remarkable activity as it will foresee the progress of many businesses both large and small scaled, leading to great yielding of profits. Glen Wakeman Launchpad holdings is a wakeup call for those young entrepreneurs seeking to start a successful business in the long run.
With all of the energy drinks and other performance-enhancing substances available over the counter today, it is, perhaps, surprising that productivity has not spiked through the roof. But it turns out that most products that people use to maintain high levels of productivity throughout the day have a particularly nasty side effect: They make it difficult to fall asleep at night.
Experts recommend that even caffeine use should be completely stopped by at least six hours before someone plans on falling asleep. With more hardcore and explicitly energy-boosting products, like supplements or energy drinks, that number should probably be expanded to eight or even 10 hours. However, few people heed this advice. The result is that people who consume energy drinks, caffeine or performance-enhancing supplements in the few hours before they go to sleep at night often end up suffering from insomnia. And this inability to fall asleep and stay asleep can not only erase any positive effect that performance-enhancing products may have during the workday, they can actually diminish overall productivity even with the use of those products.
But the truth is that few people are able to consistently stop drinking coffee, energy drinks, soda or any other substance that they use to help boost performance eight hours before they should be falling asleep. As a result, insomnia, of one degree or another, now ranks among the most serious killers of productivity in the country today. And few products that also seek to boost daytime performance have sought to address this problem.
But now, AM PM Essentials from Jeunesse Global is offering the first multivitamin that provides an all-natural means of helping people who need to be at peak performance during the day to wind down at night. AM Essentials contains all the fundamental nutrients to help people stay going strong throughout the workday. These include vitamins A through F as well as B6 and B12.
PM Essentials, on the other hand, contains a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that is formulated to help people wind down, falling asleep on time and staying asleep throughout the night, leaving the user refreshed and ready to face the next day.