Bruce Levenson is a philanthropist whose business intentions are aimed at improving the living standards as well as improving the country’s economy. He was a co –owner of Atlanta Hawks LLC which was previously known as Atlanta Spirit LLC. He also co-founded United Communication Group (http://www.ucg.com/AboutUs/Ownership.aspx) and is on the Board of Directors for Tech Target which is An IT industry which has employed many Americans. In the latest transaction, Bruce scooped at least $1 billion as profit from the sale of the Hawk club a profit margin that left many amazed.
Bruce Levenson was born to a Jewish family In Washington D.C and was brought up in Chevy Chase Maryland. He went to college at Washington University in St. Louis and later went to Americans university where he graduated with a degree in law. Bruce began his journalism career while attending law classes in the evening a move that introduced him into the media industry where he serves as a member of the board of directors in various media houses.
Bruce Levenson likes interacting and growing other people’s talent a reason why he decided to co-own a basketball team aimed at giving the young and talented youth a chance to exercise their skills. In the process, the opportunity would eventually provide them with some cash to uplift their living standards. Levenson is also a very active member of several philanthropic organizations. For instance, he is a member of Community Foundation of Washington D.C and Hoop Dreams Foundation. He has also worked with an organization whose role was assisting low-income children in pursuing higher education as the president of the organization.
Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson is also a founding donor to the United States Holocaust Museum where he funds the museum to offer Home program lessons which are aimed at educating inner-city students about the Holocaust as well as train them to become tour guides at the museum.
John Goullet is a business innovator with a number of successful businesses in the IT sector under his belt. His primary focus is on understanding the business world and its customers’ in terms of IT development and staffing. John started his technological career as an IT consultant before moving to IT staffing in 1994. With a good understanding of the emerging market trends, he created Info Technologies, an IT staffing organization whose primary purpose was to provide solutions to Fortune 500 organizations countrywide.
In a period of five years, Info Technologies has grown to a tune of $30m, earning the eighth spot on the Inc. Magazine’s list of the top 500 fastest emerging privately-owned business in the United States. In the year 2010, Goullet and Gene merged Info Technologies and Diversant Inc. together, to form Diversant Limited Liability Company. As the company’s principal, John was able to pursue his passion for developing new ways to meet new challenges facing the ever-evolving IT industry.
Diversant is a qualified minority-owned business enterprise known as the best African-American owned IT staffing firm in the United States. The organization provides a wide range of accessible IT staffing and an assortment of goods and services. These products include innovative diversity solutions, IT staffing augmentation, and direct hire. Products offered are based on unique, outstanding policies with a motive of fulfilling the needs of its customers, affiliates and the community serving the enterprise. Diversant helps its clients in solving critical issues by applying a consultative method and involving its customers as true business partners.
The organization assists different companies in acquiring the right IT aptitude since there is a remarkable growth in the technology industry and thus the competition for IT professionals is on the rise. The organization goes ahead and applies the appropriate methods to source and vet qualified experts who can meet the IT needs for different organizations. The IT group primary objective is to provide a full-cycle of customized software development to various enterprises. As an IT staffing firm, Diversant sources and brings together talented professionals with the appropriate companies. This, in turn, creates a healthy relationship between the clients and the IT consultants. John Goullet role in IT staffing is commendable and has significantly improved the IT staffing sector nationwide.
Granados is well known for his successful business ventures as well as extensive career experience. Danilo can be referred to as a man on a great mission. While in Babson College situated in Wellesley Massachusetts, he knew that he had a task to accomplish by making a difference. He managed to secure himself a Degree in entrepreneurship and economics. The knowledge he acquired from college has enabled him come up with resourcefully projects that are profitable. For instance, while in Miami, he realized the need for a luxury boutique for the Latino community. This boutique offered fine watches, contemporary art and exotic automobiles all in one store. He went ahead to establish The Toys for Boys Boutique and this was formed on the grounds of luxury concept.
His Major Areas of Interests
While in school, Danilo Diaz Granados developed a high interest and love for films. He went ahead to take film courses with high expectations of starting his own film company after grasping the filming concept as well as had enough capital. He started the Edge of Glory Films once he raised enough money from his private investment job where he served as a manager. This boutique film firm aimed at addressing the interests of Latinos. With his wide knowledge on films, he played an important role in editing, promoting, setting up of distribution network as well as direct production. He was dedicated to bringing up a new format for media that was to help address Hispanic interests.
At Fireman Capital Partners
In 2015, Danilo Diaz Granados was employed by Fireman Capital Partners. His main area of specialization in this firm is to analyze all Latino demographics and social and come up with efficient investment strategies for clients. Through his assistance and advice, clients are in good position to invest in the fast growing market in the United States. Being an astute investment adviser, Danilo identifies and recognizes opportunities present in the Hispanic world before other managers do. He is always committed to achieving the best and hitting his set targets. He is self-motivated and has assisted most people identify value being overlooked by others. Be sure to follow Danilo on Twitter @DaniloDiaz_G1.
Kyle Bass is the founder and principal of Hayman Capital management a Dallas Texas based hedge fund that focuses on global event based opportunities. His latest pick for clients that want to make a lot of money is in the Chinese bond market. According to Kyle’s analysis of their 3 trillion dollar bond market, it’s literally freezing up amid rising defaults and canceled debt sales. He is also saying that what everyone is seeing in these defaults and canceled sales is the beginning of the breakdown of the great Chinese economic machine. This seems to actually be happening, though, because China’s corporate bond market set a contraction record in May of 2016. In addition, China’s corporate bond investor’s got spooked by bond debtors missing bond payments along with the country’s tepid economic growth. Already, seventeen of China’s publicly traded bonds have gone into default along with another 180 plus companies scrapping or delaying their debt sales.
This is not the only thing that worries Mr. Bass, it’s also the 3.5 trillion dollar wealth management products that have been sold to investors. He is predicting that Chinese lenders may suffer capital losses four times greater than American Banks suffered in the market crash in America in 2007-2008. He also predicts that when Chinese bank losses go to $3 trillion dollars that the central bank there will trigger a bailout and the central bank will slash its reserve requirements and cut its deposit rate to zero.
The name Kyle Bass at one time had an aura of absolute reliability about it. He was viewed in 2007 as a rising star as one of the very first fund managers and investment advisers to correctly pick the 2008 subprime mortgage mess crash. But the years have not been kind to him or Hayman Capital because, since his fleeting dance with success, he has made bad call after bad call losing his clients and his company millions of dollars. His career has too many been by many as similar to the film career of M. Night Shyamalan, the man responsible for the movie the sixth sense. Since that success, Mr. Shayamalan, like Mr. Bass, has made a string of losers. In addition to Kyle Bass’s recent bad financial picks has also picked up some unsavory friends along the way, including the ex-president and economically illiterate Argentinian despot Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Shaygan Kheradpir has the experience and information technology business insight to push Coriant forward. Coriant is a prominent network solutions firm that provides dedicated information technology products to consumers and businesses. With Mr. Kheradpir’s perseverance and determination to get the job done at Coriant Mr. Kheradpir is ready to extinguish any challenges that may be positioned ahead of him.
Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir has almost 30 years of experience connecting clients with his information technology products and services. From GTE to Verizon Mr. Kheradpir has delivered enterprise communications and information technology solutions across a variety of industries. Holding the office of Chief Information Officer for Verizon was a high point in Mr. Kheradpir career. During his time at Verizon Mr. Kheradpir oversaw the roll out of key services that we’re introduced in the market place. Fios, and essential communications infrastructure modifications we’re introduced to the public and became popular as a result of Mr. Kheradpir’s executive management.
Ken Goodrich, the owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, has recently announced the latest scholarship he and his company are offering to students at the College of Southern Nevada, according to PR Newswire. Goodrich and Goettl Air Conditioning are names I know well from the HVAC industry in Arizona and Nevada as they form a part of one of the most famous and historic partnerships in the area. Ken Goodrich is well known for his philanthropic attitude towards members of the HVAC industry who are looking to follow in his footsteps and become respected air conditioning experts.
I know how difficult it can be to get a position with a respected company like Goettl Air Conditioning, which I know offers the highest quality service and experts in maintaining and repairing HVAC systems. The company is well known in this area for providing high quality maintenance options for the people of Arizona and Nevada that can prolong the life of any HVAC system.Goettl is one of the most famous names in HVAC repair across the U.S. as the company was formed in 1939 by the Goettl brothers in Arizona and later headed into Nevada in the 1960s. The company was purchased by Ken Goodrich in 2007 and went on to return Goettl to the state of Nevada in his home city of Las Vegas.
Ken Goodrich and Goettl have already sponsored a lab and provided a scholarship for those entering the HVAC industry with a legacy of involvement in the trade. I was impressed by the latest scholarship from Goodrich who understands how difficult it is for anybody to buy the tools needed for a career in HVAC maintenance and repair; the $1,000 scholarship for a returning veteran to enjoy will provide tools for a student graduating each year.
Check out this video to learn more about the work Goettl does!
Autism Rocks is the charity organization that works towards to improving the lives of children living with autism. This charity was started by the famous business person and entrepreneur Sanjay Shah, who began his charity works on autism in 2011. Sanjay Shah was inspired to start charity work on autism after his son diagnosed with the neurodevelopment autism disorder in 2011. Since 2011, Sanjay Shah has been inputting much of his personal time and resources to fighting autism. After he founded Autism Rocks in 2014, he initiated private musical concerts where celebrities would perform, and the proceeds would be dedicated towards autism. This funds would help the charity organization fulfill its plans to help autistic children. Free therapy sessions, free therapy equipment, and free transportation were donated to the autistic children and autism centers.
Autism Rocks operations are overseen by a board of trustees. These Trustees are mandated with the day to day running of the charity and making decisions for the charity. Will and Pete Best are the latest trustees to be elected to this charities board. As they join the board of trustees for Autism Rocks, they are also expected to participate in decision-making and governance of the charity. Sanjay Shah was so glad during his welcoming speech for the Best brothers to the Autism Rocks board of trustees. He went ahead and said that he has high expectations for the brothers as he knows them to be hard workers and professional in their duties and will help his charity grow.
Solo Capital is also one of the business entities Sanjay Shah founded after he lost his accounting job on 2009. Sanjay Shah was studying medicine before he switched gears to the business sector as an accountant. He worked as an accountant for the bigger part of his career business underemployment. Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse were the notable mist firms Sanjay Shah worked for as an accountant. Solo Capital his business entity has been ver successful in the business industry as a hedge fund. It serves clients worldwide by offering financial solutions such as proprietary trading.
Qnet utilizes the e- commerce platform to reach out to millions of its customers worldwide. With its headquarters located in Hong Kong, Qnet was founded in 1980 by Vijay Eswaran as its chairperson and JR Mayer as the managing director. It is a direct selling company that deals with a broad range of household goods. Also, it specializes in energy, weight management nutrition, personal care, home care luxury goods and fashion accessories. The company explores a direct selling and a multi-level marketing strategy model through its website. Qnet has since established itself in over 100 countries having branch outlets in more than 50 countries.
I would like to acknowledge the exceptional humanitarian activities that are supported by Qnet. These supportive activities have been to a greater extent of benefit to millions of needy people across the globe. The company runs these humanitarian activities under the CSR banner We Care. Qnet’s philanthropy is seen when it donated kidney dialysis equipment at Shirdi Sai Hospital, Devasandra Bangalore. Substantially this has subsidized the cost of dialysis to patients having kidney complications and can’t afford specialized medication.
I strongly support Qnet’s philosophy of Raise Yourself to Help Mankind. Through the partnership with other global humanitarian organizations, it has been able to paint a smiling face on many individuals and families. It has partnered with the Lions Club International in the provision of donations and support to the needy. Additionally, QI, Qnet’s parent company is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Network. It’s the world’s largest corporate sustainability network that ensures people lives decently.
The company encourages its employees to be of service to humanity and help the needy. Also, as part of its corporate social welfare, Qnet has been extensively working on an international platform to help the homeless, poor the orphaned. Furthermore, in India Qnet is an active member of health foods and dietary supplement Association (HADSA). Also, victims of natural disasters have benefited greatly from Qnet’s support.
More importantly is Qnet’s role in collaboration with Lions Dist. 317F Service Foundation in distributing basic household kits to 200 families at Meenambakam, Chennai. These families lost homes after being washed away by floods. I join these families in appreciating Qnet’s support in resettling them. The families received sheets, mats, cooking pots, alongside other essential household items. Qnet also has helped the elderly by building centers for the old. Furthermore, it has partnered with governments in the provision of educational materials and facilities.
Highland Capital Management, L.P. is a Hedge Fund company registered under SEC as an investment advisor which combined with its affiliates has over $20 billion of assets under management. It is headed by James Dondero who the president and co-founder of the company. The Fund is well known for its diverse set of asset classes and structures that include CLOs, distressed private equity, separate accounts, mutual funds, hedge funds, and ETFs.
With its management under Dondero, the company is famous for alternative asset management especially in the healthcare sector with the current asset value under management standing at approximately $3 billion in healthcare assets mainly in mutual funds and institutional funds. Dondero has more than three decades of experience in equity and credit markets. He is known for his role in pioneering the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). He attained BS in Commerce (Accounting and Finance Option) at the University of Virginia. He has served as the Chief Investment Officer GIC’s Protective Life subsidiary.
Recently, Jim Dondero announced the hiring of Terry Jones as the head of institutional products. Mr. Jones will report to James Dondero to lead in HCM’s discussions in institutional assets portfolio management as well as Highland’s institutional sales platform. Jones will be responsible to optimize the HCM’s risk management infrastructure, align portfolio risk management across the platform and identify and assess risks where applicable.
On his first in office, he expressed his excitement to join the HCM expressing his confidence in the company’s experience investment capabilities and infrastructure to outperform the market cycles. He reiterated his enthusiasm to work with HCM team to develop customized client solutions based on the customer’s needs. According to him, the goal is to provide customers with the transparency necessary for them to understand the risks and opportunities.
William Skelley the co creator of iFunding was recently inducted into the group known as the “Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders”. The ceremony will commence on the 27th of January when the group holds their first annual dinner in New York City at the Columbus Citizens Foundation. This event is under invite only and was originally founded by Michael Stoler who is the managing director of the Madison Realty Capital firm as well as the host of The Stoler Report. The Stoler Report is the New York Business Report which is a weekly television show who’s main focus is on business trends and real estate within the tri-state region. This television show has now been aired already for 15 seasons and has been very successful. There are also other very well known members inducted into the group, men and women from very prestigious real estate companies globally. These companies are the Kushner Companies, CIT, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Cushman and Wakefield and the Carlyle Group.
William Skelley was one of the first entrepreneurs to use the crowdfunding approach in real estate investment. This was soon after the ruling of Title II of the JOBS Act. The iFunding platform was launched in 2012 and has since seen great success when it comes to funding of real estate projects. Since their launch they have been involved in over 40 real estate projects with a total value of over $250 million. This venture into real estate and crowdfunding was brought about by the knowledge and experience gained in his years at a boutique investment bank which saw William Skelley underwrite over $2 billion in real estate transactions through iFunding. This allowed him to acquire millions of dollars in real estate financing.
William Skelley has also had a history at Rose Park Advisors where he was an acting principal for several years. Rose Park Advisors was a hedge fund founded by a Harvard Business Professor by the name of Dr. Clayton Christensen. His field was on “disruptive innovation” where the company would target up and coming companies who had been taking advantage of future trends. This was William Skelley’s first experience with crowd funding and led him to believe that the same approach can be made when looking at real estate investments. The rest is history and iFunding is now a real estate powerhouse going global. Check out their Android app to get a feel for iFunding yourself.