Dallas-Based Business Leader James Dondoro and Civic Leader Linda Owen Join Forces to Develop the Highland Capital Management Charitable Giving Program’s Strategic Plan

Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic program will benefit from a new partnership between the Dallas-based co-founder and president James Dondoro and seasoned civic leader Linda Owen, formerly of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Highland’s dedicated fund is administered by the Dallas Foundation, which will now be overseen by Owen as the charitable giving manger.

The Dallas Foundation, funded by over $3 million annually by Highland Capital, support a variety of causes including education and the arts, veteran’s interests and healthcare. Specific local beneficiaries include the Dallas Zoo, George W. Bush Presidential Library, and the Center for Brain Health, among others. James and upper-level Highland executives remain active in the organizational guidance of the firm’s charitable causes administered by the Dallas Foundation, serving in board and leadership roles at a variety of organizations throughout the Dallas region.

For Owen’s part, she states “Highland’s commitment to philanthropy is inspiring.” With her career achievements and proven track record in philanthropic management and community partnerships, Owen is poised to make the Dallas Foundation’s contributions have the maximum impact on the organizations it supports. She is well-known in the Dallas philanthropic community, having been involved with the Crystal Charity Ball, the Family Place and the Circuit Trail Conservancy.

Founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993, Highland Capital Management is an investment advising firm that manages approximately $17 billion in assets. It’s charitable arm, the Dallas Foundation, was established in 1929. The Foundation administers over 300 individual funds. Read more about the partnership between Dondero and Owen at Businesswire.com.

Succeeding through life and in business by Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran journey as an entrepreneur was not an easy one, because things were not in his favor. There is so much that he has to offer to the world one thing is that he got all the success himself. Through his journey, he has been able to rise through the prominence just as the Malaysian businessman and in the QI Group firm he is the executive chairman. Born in 1960 October 7, because of his success he is among the leaders in Malaysia. He attended the London School of Economics where he attained a degree in socio-economics. That did not stop there he got an MBA at the Southern Illinois University in 1986. The main thing that he focused on when he finished his education is being the executive chairman, but that’s not all he has the passion for other project and venture in commercial too.

The other success that he has is that Vijay has written different books that talk about his experience. Also, through his writing, he ensures that he motivates the young entrepreneurs. The first book that he wrote which was published in 2015 titled “In the Sphere of Silence.” The second one was “In the Zone” that got in the market May 2008.in 2010 he published the “18 Stepping Stone.” “On The Wings of Thought” was the fourth book that Vijay published that was released in 2011. The one that was just released last year is the recent book that Vijay has written: “Two Minutes from the Abyss.” In all the book, he tries to educate the readers not to make the same mistakes he did.

In the books, the thing that he always talks about is the how the NOW is essential. That someone should not focus on tomorrow, yesterday but the NOW. Apart from the books, he has been written articles that are motivational. He has shown his philanthropist side by participating in charitable works. In his native country through the QI Group, he started a charitable arm. The charitable arm is called RHYTHM Foundation that will offer the services of being the company’s instruction offices on the responsibility of corporate social. There is a foundation he established named after his father, Vijayaratnam Foundation.

The RealReal Is In The Know For The DealDeals

Founded by Julie Wainwright, the RealReal is an online consignment business (therealreal.com) specializing in a wide variety of luxury items. They deal in all types of designer clothing, accessories, jewelry, watches, fine art and home decor. They have experts from all over the United States to makes sure all their merchandise is the real, real deal. Authenticators even receive rewards if they find fake merchandise. Not only that, the company’s inventory sells extremely quickly with the vast majority of its inventory selling within 30 days of going on the market.

 Though you would think that these luxury companies hold The RealReal in disdain, they do not. With the opportunity for customers to sell their luxury goods, it increases the selling potential of such goods. Many buyers go on to purchase new luxury items from the brands they were able to consign and sell. This makes sense as you have the opportunity to make some of your money back to then buy that luxury item you’ve had your eye on for so long … I know it’s for certain a plus in my book!!!

 With its initial launch in 2011 it has raised over $173 million. Now, the company is looking for another $100 million from its investors. Which include: Great Hill Partners, Interwest Partners, Canaan, e.Ventures, DBL Partners, Broadway Angels, NextEquity, Industry Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Greycroft, and Springboard FUND.

 The reasons behind this are still unclear as no one has been able to get an official statement from the CEO herself, Julie Wainwright. Some speculations are that the company needs to reach a broader customer base so that an IPO (Initial Public Offering) would be more appealing. To prove that the company can last in the long-run. It could also be that the company and its investors feel that the market is lucrative enough to expand the company’s operations. Perhaps a global launch is in the works … ???

 Only time will tell. One thing is for certain: The consignment of luxury goods is a lucrative business … Like $1.5 trillion. Might just be some good stock to get your hands on!!!

Rick Shinto: A Beacon of Visionary Leadership at InnovaCare Health

For Puerto Ricans, the name InnovaCare Health has become synonymous with high quality and affordable health care insurance services. Through its affiliates, PMC Medicare Choice Inc. and MMM Healthcare Inc., InnovaCare Health has continually delivered on its mission statement of revolutionizing the healthcare sector. The company has continuously incorporated technology in its service delivery with the primary aim of guaranteeing customer satisfaction through high quality and affordable services transparently delivered. At the core of the company’s successes is a group of highly qualified and experienced management team lead by the vastly experienced Rick Shinto.

Currently serving as InnovaCare Health’s president and chief executive officer, Rick Shinto has played a vital role in the company’s excellent track record of excellent service delivery and innovative and technology-based services. Such successes have been achieved through intentional management and decisions which has seen the company’s two affiliates receive quality assurance accreditation from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NQCA). Rick Shinto is a visionary leader with a keen eye for spotting talents and taking the initiative to add them to the company’s management team. A vastly experienced and highly qualified corporate in his respect, Shinto played a key role in bringing on board Penelope Kokkinides, a highly knowledgeable and immensely experienced industry veteran, to serve as InnovaCare’s vice president in charge of clinical operations and chief operating officer.

Guiding InnovaCare Towards Industry Leadership

Over the years, InnovaCare Health has adopted cost-effective healthcare services provision models especially for patients that qualify for planned healthcare plans such as Medicare and Medicaid. The net result of such models is market dominance especially in Puerto Rico and greater access to quality healthcare services by many eligible individuals. At the core of the company’s success is Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides. Before joining InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides, who earned her Master in Public Health degree from Columbia University, served as an executive corporate leader at AmeriChoice and Touchstone.

Richard Shinto holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Medical degree from the University of Redlands and the State University of New York, respectively. With over two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Shinto is also an alumnus of the University of California where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. He previously held numerous executive positions in various companies including Aveta Inc. where he served as the company’s chief executive and president. The award-winning corporate leader also worked at NAMM, Medical PATHWAYS Management Company, MedPartners and Cal Optima Health Plan where he held various executive leadership positions.

The life of Dr. David Samadi of NY

Dr. David Samadi of NY now has a busy life and has worked very hard to get to where he is now.He grew up in the middle east and was always working hard even though he had to grow up very fast. He attended Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he learned all of the things he needed to know to get where he is today. He worked alongside other doctors and nurses. The smart technique he developed is where the nerves during surgery would be spared for the patients sex life with prostate cancer. Samadi TV is where he talks about the life style people with cancer have and they tend to record an episode a every week.

Social media looks like him talking about the cancer and the ways he works with patients. He has received many awards some of which he has gotten are Most compassionate Doctor, Patients choice award, America’s top doctor and so on. New York Magazine named him as the best doctor. All of the awards he has gotten are due to his hard work and his successful surgery as a doctor. He is the one patients go to when they have a cancer issue.

After Dr. David worked on Mitt Romney the prognosis is good and was successfully treated wit the surgery that was performed. He talked about the way he makes his ideas unfold and how he works on the cancer patients the way he does. The doctor states he is on his feet most of the day and that he performs surgery two to three times a week. He also says that when he does surgery it’s more than one a day, he also says that before he goes home for the day he likes to go through and check on his patients.

Jeremy Goldstein: Working with Corporations

Jeremy Goldstein: Working with Corporations

In recent years, fewer corporations continue to provide stock options. Each has their own reason for dropping stock options, but New York corporations have a secret weapon that aids them in making that decision: Jeremy Goldstein. He suggests that corporations continue providing stock options for a number of reasons.

Stock options have three main advantages over other forms of compensation methods. While other forms seem easier to do, stock options are easier for employees to understand equality. Stock options provide a form of equivalent value for all employees that other forms of benefits can’t.

Secondly, stock options make employees a part of the company. If the company isn’t doing too well, the stock value goes down. When employees have a stake in the company’s success, they might work harder to ensure the company succeeds. That includes satisfying current customers, attracting desired customers, and potentially developing better services.

Another major reason corporations might want to take another look at stock options is because the IRS is cracking down on less-regulated services. A lot of corporations have started offering equities, but recent IRS rules have made offering equities as an employee benefit complicated. It might cost more to offer equities instead of stock options.

The solution Jeremy Goldstein offers is a “knockout” stock option. Stock options can be complicated if they’re explained. All the legal jargon usually makes people want something simpler. Knockout options have all of the benefits of their counterpart but none of the risks.

If the stock value drops too low, employees lose them, not putting them at risk of option overhang. They regain them if the stock value goes back up and goes higher. If the stock stays low for more than a week, then employers can eliminate the option. This prevents people from overreacting to a temporary situation.

Jeremy Goldstein knows all about employee benefits. He has more than 15 years of executive compensation experience. He’s written dozens of articles and spoken at numerous events about executive compensation and corporate governance. He’ also sits as a chair of the Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee, part of the American Bar Association Business Section.

Goldstein’s been on the fast-track since earning degrees from multiple universities. After establishing Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, he started working on some major cases with big-name clients.  Learn more: https://profiles.superlawyers.com/new-york-metro/new-york/lawfirm/jeremy-l-goldstein-and-associates-llc/a958e5a0-ace7-44fa-8f53-da9d83c3b29b.html

OSI Group Continues Global Expansion

OSI Group is not like the rest of the food processing companies that are available in the market. The institution is not new in the American market. The food company opened its stores to customers in the world in 1909, and since then, it has strived to be the best in the complicated market. When the first owners of the company sold to new management, this was the start of better services to consumers. With the introduction of qualified professionals such as Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has been performing so well, and it has managed to expand and reach customers who are in various parts of the globe. Lavin is highly experienced in food and finance activities, and these are some of the qualities that have made him the ideal leader for OSI Group.

OSI Group took the expansion activities to a higher level recently when they announced that they had decided to purchase a facility that will assist in the food production and storage. According to the company website, Tyson Food will now be part of the OSI Group. The food plant is located in Chicago, and this means that it will be offering its services to the company main branch that is found in the area. When Tyson Food announced in November that it was going to close its offices in Chicago, many people, especially those working for the company were disappointed. The Chicago plant was being served by more than five hundred employees and this news were not received well.

When OSI Group learnt about this, it sent out its leaders who went to negotiate and purchase the company. The location of the food plant is ideal. The international food company will have more space to keep its products, and this is why Tyson Food was purchased. The employees working in the company do not have to worry about losing their jobs anymore. According to the top management in OSI Group, all the people will be retained in the company, but they will now be answerable to the OSI Group. These employees are very happy to continue working in the food production department. The two companies have not disclosed how much money was spent before the deal was complete, but experts have stated that the Tyson Food plant must have cost a fortune. Sheldon Lavin is one of the people who played a leading role in this acquisition. Lavin has been the company CEO for a while now.

OSI Group Info: www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/keywords/5122-osi-group

José Auriemo Neto and His Rise to Real Estate Success

Succeeding in business isn’t always easy. In fact, most entrepreneurs fail to strike success, let alone excellence, in whatever industry they hope to conquer.

The same can’t be said for José Auriemo Neto. Mr. Neto is relatively young for being a leading executive in Brazil, known as one of the most populated countries on planet Earth – that means it has tons of competition – as he was born in 1972. José Auriemo Neto is the chairman and chief executive officer of JHSF Participacoes South America, one of the country’s hottest real estate development companies.

José Auriemo Neto Didn’t Find Success From The Jump

Some people think that success is owed to them, or that the world owes them something. José Auriemo Neto has never thought this way.

Even though his father founded JHSF Participacoes South America, the younger Neto didn’t find his way into an executive capacity until 2011.

José Auriemo Neto began working for his father’s real estate company at the. young age of 17, when most people are still focused on school. Rather than attending business school, José Auriemo Neto knew that tons of hard work, effort, and a drive to learn would take him far – and that it has.

Here’s What José Auriemo Neto Is Up To Today

At JHSF Participacoes, José Auriemo Neto has made rounds in news media for being in charge of Cidade Jardim – the phrase translates into English as “garden city” – in the heart of Brazil’s hottest metropolitan area.

Rather than just being a nature exhibit, José Auriemo Neto turned Cidade Jardim into a shopping mall, several nearby apartment complexes, and businesses that employee hundreds of workers.

In the past, Mr. Neto oversaw the production of both Metro Santa Cruz and Tucuruvi Statio, two hot shopping centers.

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Ricardo Tosto Discusses the Peculiarities of Law as a Career in Brazil

Ricardo Tosto is a prominent litigation expert and legal entrepreneur who has more than two decades of exposure to the Brazilian law sector. He recently spoke about the peculiarities of law as a career in Brazil as he wanted to help thousands of Brazilian students who pursue their career in the legal sector. Tosto says that Brazil stands third when counting the total number of lawyers in the country per a 2010 study, behind India and the United States. He says that it is due to a large number of law schools in the country, and there are almost 1,240 law graduation courses in Brazil per a data released by CNJ or National Council of Justice in 2010.

Ricardo Tosto also adds that the country has nearly 800,000 lawyers who passed the bar association examination. While calculating the total number of professionals in the legal sector, including the students who are pursuing their education in law, it accounts for nearly three million in numbers.Due to a large number of law schools and varied courses, the Ministry of Education declared in 2014 that it would perform inspections on courses which are offered by the universities to ensure that all of them are meeting the basic criteria of legal education. Ricardo Tosto continued that the Brazilian Bar Council, the Order of Attorneys of Brazil, established in the year 1930.

The association conducts bar examinations for the qualified law graduates three times in a year: December, March, and August. The examination is a two-phase process with a multiple choice preliminary test and a detailed written test.Ricardo Tosto started his professional life in 1991 by becoming the founding partner of the law practicing firm, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados. His hard work and commitment helped the company to grow as a reputed attorney service and litigation firm in the country.Tosto has served as the attorney to major politicians of the country, NGOs, multinational corporations, and more. He completed his graduation in Law from reputed Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Apart from that, Ricardo Tosto also earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the renowned Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.

The Benefits of OSI Group & For Choosing To Work With The Best

No matter the industry or field of work, receiving the best services and products is the common goal. If you’ve ever had a bad experience with receiving terrible products, then you’ve probably become a bit jaded. When it comes to the dynamics of the foodservice industry, sub-par products and sub-par services are a deal-breaker. OSI Group is the standard by which all other food providers are measured and that’s a fact. This company has been around for a very long time and as of today, it’s still going strong. In order to stand the test of time, bad products and bad services will not get you to where you want to be. Yes, you can earn a quick buck going this route, but you will not have any long-term success.OSI Group is the personification of a great foodservice provider. This company is similar to a corporation because it covers such a broad area of service. This is a global network of experts and manufacturing facilities. These facilities just so happen to be some of the most advanced facilities in the world. Creating custom foods isn’t easy, but OSI Group makes it look easy. The possibilities are endless here. Check out what this extraordinary company brings to the table.

  • Food R&D Capabilities
  • Food QA Capabilities
  • Food Product Capabilities
  • Food Processing Capabilities
  • Global Food Supply Capabilities
  • Food Safety Capabilities

Yes, these are technical terms to some degree, which can be a bit hard to understand. Just know that OSI Group abides by food safety regulations, it produces high-quality products, and it has your best interest at heart. This is not a one-size-fits-all kind of company. This is also not a fly-by-night business. OSI Group is in it for the long-run, and it does this by building long-term relationships. If you’re a sceptic, then just know that prominent brands like KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Yum and Pizza Hut are all clients of the company. The future of the food service industry is going strong, and it’s in good hands.

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Jason Hope Tries To Better Mans Quality Of Life Even As He Ages

When it comes to aging graciously, people in biblical times had it better than modern man. The first man, Adam, as the good old book says, lived up to nearly 1,000 years old before he met the grim ripper. And then things came tumbling down. In the past centuries, the average age of humans before they close their life chapters was around 50 plus years old. Coming down to our time, statistics indicate that we are improving. Now, they say it is about 70 or so. If Jason hope gets his way, this generation could still prolong their stay here on earth longer than 70 years old – with better qualities of life.Who is Jason Hope? Hope is an investor, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and futurist. We should be interested in his work as a philanthropist and futurist. He is born and raised in Tempe, Arizona.

Hope earned his degree in finance from the Arizona State University. He took graduate studies later and got his MBA degree at the same university, particularly at W.P. Carey School. After college, he applied what he learned in school and gained recognition in the business community. Today, he is a sought-after business pundit whose advice and opinion is valued by his peers and students.Hope is the kind of businessman that desires to put his money into charitable projects. After securing his position in the business community, Hope started venturing in philanthropy work. Currently, he is one of the major donors of SENS Research Foundation.

This charitable institution is involved in “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence” (SENS) research. In layman’s terms, this non-profit organization’s work is to develop an industry of biotechnology rejuvenation that can develop anti-aging drugs through the collaboration of a broad-spectrum of damage-repair experts.Hope has donated around $500,000 to this foundation in 2010, making him one of its largest contributors. With this kind of money, SENS was able to buy the facilities and equipment necessary to build its laboratory in Cambridge where it could conduct its researches. The foundation’s approach to anti-aging is different from that of traditional medical science. Their primary goal is to find cures for illnesses that break down the human body that in turn cause humans to age faster. For instance, heart, lung and Alzheimer’s disease adversely affect all bodily functions and mainstream medicine treats them after they are diagnosed. The goal of SENS is to find ways to stop these illnesses before they happen.