Raj Fernando – A True Difference-Maker

There are a lot of titles you can attribute to Raj Fernando. He is a businessman, donor, philanthropist, and political fundraiser. He began cultivating all these skills while he was earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and History at Beloit College. At that time, he volunteered at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 2002, Raj Fernando started the Chopper Trading Company. This was a technology based trading company that made trades on the worldwide exchange. Though he began at the lowest entry level job, he quickly moved through the ranks to become the company’s CEO. He built Chopper into a technological powerhouse with over 250 employees. He advanced through the ranks because he focused on open, competitive and financially sound markets. As CEO, he designed, implemented, and managed sophisticated risk management systems.

In 2015, Fernando sold Chopper and moved on to become the Founder and CEO of Scoutahead. This internet startup company was created to improve corporate and professional growth and productivity. Through Scoutahead, Fernando was able to promote cyber security initiatives. These initiatives were developed using secure and advanced communication systems. Fernando made it a point to recruit only A-listers for his new company because he wanted employees for life. One goal of the lengthy hiring process was to be sure to get an employee with the attitude that fit the culture of the company. Fernando was sure to take care of his employees as well. He created a family atmosphere with a relaxed and pleasant environment. This was to counteract the high pressure and stress of the work performed. Scoutahead also created a template for a more innovative and employee centered annual review process. This system has employees setting their own goals and reviewing their own performance, while receiving regular feedback from their supervisors.

Despite his schedule, Raj Fernando still finds time for Philanthropic ventures. He is on the Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and PAWS. He also supports the Wounded Warrior Project and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Raj Fernando is clearly a difference maker.

For more information please visit http://www.rajfernando.com

A Short Biography Of Marc Sparks

Marc Sparks is a prominent businessman from Dallas, Texas. One of his best known enterprises is Timber Creek Capital. This company is a widely known provider of investment services and advice.

However, this has not been his only successful company. In fact, Marc Sparks has had a number of successful endeavors. These companies are still active, and he now is managing multiple successful corporations.

In addition, he has had a lot of involvement with the telecommunications industry. Some examples of telecommunications businesses that he has been involved with include Splash Media, Cardinal Telecom, and Jay Wireless.

He has helped these companies to grow and develop over the course of time. These companies are still successful and well known in the industry.

While Timber Creek Capital and his other endeavors have been quite profitable for him, he doesn’t simply keep his earnings for himself. Instead, he has given a lot of money to non-profit organizations. One example of an organization that he has given money is a homeless shelter in his area, called the Samaritan Inn.

He also has assisted the Habitat for Humanity in the building of homes. Additionally, he helps to provide educational services to those in the Dallas, Texas area by supporting an organization called the America Can! Academy.

In addition, Marc Sparks and his wife run a competition for non-profit organizations. This competition is called The Spark Tank, and it provides the winning non-profit organization with five thousand dollars in funding.

There are several requirements for non-profit organizations to be accepted into this competition. Once they are, they go through a series of rounds before a winner is determined. In addition to a first place winner, there is also recognition given for second and third place in the competition

Additionally, Marc Sparks has written a well known book, called They Can’t Eat You. This book provides entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs to be with encouragement and business advice.

Not only has this book helped many people, but it has also sold well. They Can’t Eat You can be purchased in bookstores, and it is also available online.

Fresh controversy for Laidlaw investment Bank

Fresh reports have appeared indicating that Laidlaw is back in the limelight again. This time round, they are embroiled in a lawsuit with a clinical stage company known as Remalda Therapeutics. The clinical stage research company had sued the investment bankers earlier, stating that they were acting in contravention of some of the contracts they had made.

Remalda had hired Laidlaw as their investment banker in 2014. The company, which has been in operation for a decade deals with services such as organizing IPOs for their clients, following up on any offers after the initial shares offer, registered directs and pipes. Mathew Eitner and James Ahern are the company’s leaders. When the company started, they were doing great service for their clients, but things have gotten out of hand and recently they have dealt with a few too many controversies from disgruntled clients. Some of the cases they have dealt with include the customer complaints launched against them is 2008 in which FINRA had to intervene to force the company to address customer dissatisfaction.

The current lawsuit has been amended by the complainant who claims that they are owed fiduciary duty. This is resulting from information that was disclosed confidentially to the investment banker by the client, but there has been breach of that confidentiality. As a result, the information reached the public domain and caused the company losses. The company also claims that they had been given an injunction and a restraining order to stop the investment banker, orders that seem to have been ignored.

Remalda Therapeutics have contacted their clients and in a letter, informed them about the details of the case. They have expressed gratitude to the partners that have continued to support them as they seek justice. They are planning to continue pressing the investment banking entity until a solution to their legal problem is found.

How Eric Pulier Has Transformed The World Of Entrepreneurship

Eric Pulier is among professionals in the business world who have directed their focus beyond just earning. He has come up with solutions that are elevating young professionals to become the future entrepreneurs and enhance the achievement of success among investors. Eric Pulier has also been active in several philanthropic organizations and has offered technology that has simplified processes in different philanthropic foundations across the world.

To help young entrepreneurs achieve success, Eric Pulier has founded several ventures, among them Akana Media, Digital Evolution and Trident Capital. He has been a key person in the running of these organizations and his past successes have motivated many young professionals to embrace business.

Educational background

The educational background of Eric Pulier is one of dedication and pursuit of passion. Since early childhood, Eric Pulier wanted to become a technologist and he started learning programming in fourth grade. When he joined high school, Eric was able to launch as database company.

He proceeded to conduct research in the field and the interest pushed him to join the MIT College for a degree in Computer Science. He also pursued English and American Literature at the Harvard University. Eric Pulier graduated from both colleges in 1988 and proceeded immediately to launch his first idea, People Doing Things.

Career and growth

In 1991, Eric Pulier decided to relocate to Los Angeles, where he would pursue his career better. At this point, he had all the resources and skills necessary to kick-start his plans. His first company, People Doing Things, focused on happenings in different government sectors and after its success, he proceeded and founded Digital Evolution in 1994.

His career peaked in 1997 when he won a contract with the government to head the Technology Exhibition during the second inauguration ceremony of Bush and Al Gore. Titled ‘Bridges to the 21st Century’, the presentation offered a preview of the different sectors of the government and how they fared over the period the two were in power. He also presented a review of technology and showed the future plans. To make the event more interesting, Eric organized for a live interaction session with the space shuttle astronauts.

For more information please visit http://ericpulier.com

 

Dr. Jennifer Walden Is a True Doer Who Doesn’t Make Excuses

Who is Dr. Jennifer Walden?

 

Besides being a successful plastic surgeon with her own practice Dr. Jennifer Walden is the pride of her home town. Not to mention, an inspiration to independent businesswomen everywhere. Walden’s road to success is one paved by hard work, determination, commitment, dedication, and faith in one’s self. Every accolade Walden has received she’s earned. Nothing was given to her as a hand out. Something that fills her with pride and confidence.

 

Walden’s journey to becoming one of the leading individuals in her profession began in her birthplace of Austin, Texas as the daughter of two parents in medical fields. Walden’s father was a dentist and her mother a surgical nurse. Her parents always stressed to her the importance of education while she was growing up.

 

After graduating high school she enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduating from the university Walden got into medical school and was put on a waiting list for the program as a bit of an afterthought. Walden took offense to being pushed aside and worked hard to prove that she belonged, graduating Salutatorian of her class. It was during this time that she settled in to the idea of becoming a plastic surgeon.

 

She then became a fellow at the well respected Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital through the hospital’s post-residency aesthetic surgery fellowship program, after being accepted into the plastic surgery program at UT Galveston. Becoming a fellow at the hospital was a big accomplishment in itself, considering it only accepts two fellows a year.

 

Walden established her first practice while in Manhattan. With help from her mentor, Sherrell Aston, she built her practice into a prosperous business for close to a decade.

 

Walden decided to move back to her hometown of Austin when she had her twin sons. Being a family oriented person, she wanted her boys to grow up around a loving family environment like she did in her early life.

 

She started up a whole new practice in Austin without looking back. Her hard work earned her a spot on Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s list of the 24 best beauty surgeons in the U.S.

Securus pinpoints GTL’s inaccuracies in its press release

Following a press release issued by Global Tel Link (GTL) on June 7, 2016, Securus Technologies, a leading provider of innovative civil and criminal justice integrated technology solutions, has come out strongly to refute what it terms as GTL’s erroneous claims and set the record straight through the following press release.

 

GTL assertion 1: According to GTL, the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) has validated its patent No. 7,256,816. Based on the PTAB ruling, GTL seeks damages as well as an injunction against Securus Technologies in Texas federal court.

 

Securus clarification 1: Because the court has stopped further legal process on the case, GTL has no right to seek neither damages nor an injunction against Securus. What’s more, Securus is seeking a rehearing of the allegedly ‘PTAB-validated ‘816 patent’.

 

GTL assertion 2: PTAB upheld all 55 claims related to the ‘816 patent, which copyrights GTL’s video visitation technology that allows law enforcement to observe video visitations.

 

Securus clarification 2: Securus does not use GTL’s ‘816 patent on its video visitation platforms.

 

GTL assertion 3: PTAB ruled that GTL’s innovations are patentable, which allows GTL to copyright its innovations.

 

Securus clarification 3: Contrary to GTL’s assertions, the PTAB only maintained their unwillingness to review the claims, and in that regard, Securus has filed a petition for rehearing.

 

GTL assertion 4: According to GTL’s CEO, the company will move to court within a few months to provide evidence on how Securus infringes the PTAB-Validated ‘816 patent.

 

Securus clarification: It is highly likely that the case will be heard in court in a few months or even this year.

 

GTL allegation 5: If the court grants GTL damages and an injunction, Securus will be forced to stop incorporating GTL’s patented innovations in its video visitation technology

 

Securus clarification 5: Because Securus is not using any of GTL’s patented innovations; therefore, an injunction is highly unlikely.

 

GTL assertion 6: According to Oliver, Securus has established a reputation of bullying industry competitors through lawsuits, threats, and vague accusations. GTL seeks to end this bullying cycle by defending its technologies in court.

 

Securus Clarification 6: Securus has over the years reached amicable license agreements with industry counterparts and in particular GTL.

 

Rather than agreeing to a license agreement on patents, GTL has chosen to wage war over patents with Securus despite the fact that Securus boasts of twice as many patents and favorable patent metrics compared to GTL.

 

With their headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies serves over 3,450 correctional facilities and over 1.2 million convicts in North America with its wide range of innovative technological solutions.

 

Sam Tabar Takes New Role With Full Cycle

 

Sam Tabar has a history of professionalism in the industry of finance. He was in the hedge fund management industry for years. He was the capital strategy head at Bank of America and there he was introducing hedge fund managers to those investors from endowments, pensions, foundations, and family offices. He also consulted on certain topics that covered operations, legal procedure, and front and back office strategies.

 

He was formerly at Sparx Group with was based in Asia. He did the global marketing. He was a lawyer at Skadde Slate, a firm in New York, as well as Roth. He was educated at Columbia Law school and also Oxford. He edited the Columbia law journal and is a member of the bar in New York.

 

He invests privately, namely as one of the earlier investors in Tribute which makes feminine hygiene products. He is now the COO of Full Cycle. He is tasked with running the daily operations and preventing any waste of time and money while still meeting all standards.

 

Full Cycle is a renewal energy company that is promoting eco friendly solutions to energy. They have helped reduce the bills that people and companies are paying for energy. They have invested in upgraded machinery that is more efficient. What’s more, they take waste that would simply be sitting and they turn it into energy through a special process that helps make the planet greener and utility bills lower. In a world where energy is becoming scarce, they hope to make a positive change.

Read more about Sam Tabar on Pinterest, as his legal and business career has really been taking off.

 

Why Class Dojo is a Favorite App Among Educators and Parents

Ed-tech company Class Dojo has made a name for itself by advancing a communication platform that promotes seamless connection between teachers, parents and students. Since being made available to the mainstream market, Class Dojo has become immensely popular. It is used in two-thirds of schools in the United States. Those who have used it acclaim its exceptional ability to create a positive learning environment, which fosters the general wellbeing of learners.

In a bid to make the platform more inclusive, Class Dojo has been seeking venture funds. Recently, the company announced that its latest round of venture funding had raised more than 20 million dollars. The money will be used to improve the existing infrastructure so that the platform continues grounding up change within the education fraternity. The company intends to add more features so that the app can be more beneficial to parents, learners, and educators. This will make it easier for parents to take part in their kids’ educational development.

Class Dojo’s co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don point out that improving the platform means parents will play a more significant role in the early development of their children. Since the app was advanced, parents are not required to visit schools so that they can learn about the educational and social development of their kids. The addition of more features and educational content to the platform will go a long way in making learning a fulfilling experience. The co-founders similarly plan to extend the app’s use to the home environment.

What Inspired the Development of Class Dojo?

Liam and Sam point out that they were inspired to develop the platform after noticing that most working-class parents were finding it difficult to monitor their kids’ development. Visiting schools for prescheduled monthly meetings was also hectic, time consuming, and expensive. Therefore, they wanted to come up with a platform that would enable teachers to program learning activities in advance. Such activities would be made known to parents through photos and videos. Already, millions of parents throughout the US are keeping tabs on the development of their kids through the app.

About Class Dojo

Liam and Sam co-founded the company in 2011. Its groundbreaking app, Class Dojo is currently used in over 80,000 American schools. Since setting up the firm, the two entrepreneurs have mostly focused on the addition of more features onto the platform. Luckily, they have received the much-needed funding from various investment firms. Investment firms that have been brought on board include GSV, and General Catalyst.
Find out more about ClassDojo:

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Keith and Keely Mann offer Support to the NYPD

The founder of Dynamic Search Partners Company based in New York, Keith Mann, has shown his support to the NYPD following the violence and protests against the police force in recent times. Keith and his wife Keely made a thanks gesture by buying lunch for the NYPD based in 54th Street in an effort to boost morale rather than the negativity that is surrounding the police force. Keith Mann is personally connected to the New York Police Department since an uncle to his wife is a detective based in Staten Island. Keith Mann stated that the recent protests that resulted in police officers being attacked fell close to his home and he was concerned.

 

Keith Mann sent lunch for the officers to show his solidarity with them in early January and again on February 9 as one action is often not noticed. He reiterated the fact that the police officers ought to be thanked for their services and not attacked at any one time. Keith pointed out that these police officers also had families and are just human beings like the rest of the people. He explained that police officers are supposed to react in accordance to the instructions they received in their training in certain situations that most civilians don’t encounter. Keith Mann wishes not to see any member of his family or any other family hurt due to careless acts against the police.

 

About Keith Mann

 

Keith Mann has over 15 years experience working in the executive search industry. He is a specialist in hedge fund staffing, hiring and compensation strategy. He was formerly a Dynamics Executive Search managing director and was involved in the recruitment on behalf of firms dealing in global financial services. He launched an Alternative Investment Practice inside the Dynamics Executive Search back in 2002. This was after he realized that the hedge fund industry that was rapidly growing was poorly served by the search society.

 

He expanded this practice to the private equity industry in 2006. In 2009, he established the Dynamics Search Partners (DSP) as a foremost executive search firm that was exclusively dedicated to firms involved in alternative investment. He is the current CEO of DSP and is charged with managing the day-to-day running of the company.

 

Lime Crime for a More Unique Look

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Lime Crime continues to be one of the top cosmetic brands in the industry and it is why so many people have been making use of this cosmetic brand for quite some time now. If you are looking for a company that will for some of the best quality products at affordable rates, Lime Crime is definitely the one for you to choose. Not only do they have some of the best high quality and high pigmented products on the market, but their prices are extremely affordable even for those who are on budgets. This is why it might be a good idea for you to choose this company if you would like to go with a higher and cosmetic brand without breaking the bank.

 

Lime Crime offers a variety of different products on websites like Amazon.com, that you will find complement your look very well. The best types of products that they have available are there lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes. It is very easy to achieve a unique look when using Lime Crime simply because of the fact that their products are unlike anything else you have ever tried in the past. While you may find that their products are more high pigmented than anything you’ve ever seen before, this simply means that the product is going to last when applied and that you do not have to worry about reapplying it throughout the day.

 

If you would like to learn more about Lime Crime and all that it is able to offer to you, it might be a good idea for you to consider visiting the website so that you can browse the different products that are out there and purchase the ones that you like. You can also find this brand on social media sites all across the internet and you can follow or like the pages to keep up with the latest news on different products that are being introduced into the line. For a lot of people, this brand is one that they continually gravitate towards simply because of the fact that it is cruelty free and completely vegan while having all of the best quality products that they can truly get behind.  The fans on Facebook and Tumblr speak for themselves, and Doe has become an extremely popular figure in the makeup world.