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The Champion Of Women In Southeast Asia, Malini Saba

Malini Saba has a big heart and a passion to help women in Southern Asia who may not have access to various social and healthcare services they need. Saba is a businesswomen with a high acumen in finance and entrepreneurship, and the two biggest companies she’s started are Saban and Stree. Malini has been a part of several successful US startups that have now become online powerhouses, and in her tireless work, she raised $10 million in 2004 to help the surviving victims of the major tsunami, and raised $1 million to help start a major South Asian heart disease research center for an El Camino, CA hospital.

 

Saba’s story has been one of endurance and perseverance. She was born to a relatively poor family that moved from Malaysia to Australia, and had very little to survive on. She was married at a young age and afforded the opportunity to travel to America with her husband, but times were still tough with little money and only being able to afford a small cramped apartment. But she determined to try something that few people of her status would have ever thought to do. She decided to become an investor, starting with just a little money.

 

 Malini Saba got advice and insights both from college professors and local financial experts, and was gradually able to build her savings up to start the major businesses she would become known for. She first founded Stree in 2001, in an effort to build a company that would afford impoverished Asian women the chance to get healthcare, legal help, and other benefits they would not be able to afford. In fact, former President Bill Clinton and Queen Noor of Jordan even attended and inaugurated the opening of this company.

 

Most of Saba’s main investments and startup companies have been in the oil and natural gas industries, but she also has invested in other well-known companies such as PayPal and Sycamore Networks. Saba is continuing to work today to bring more awareness and new startups to benefit the impoverished regions of Asia. She hopes her story of perseverance through hardship will be an inspiration to future generations of Asian women.

 

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IAP Worldwide Services: Supporting Our Troops At Home And Abroad

IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. supplies an array of support services, including professional and technical services, logistics and facility management, to corporations with overseas operations, the United States and foreign governments. From humanitarian aid to national security missions, IAP Worldwide Services can support their customers needs with procurement, construction, transportation and staff augmentation services in 20 countries around the world.

Cape Canaveral-based IAP Worldwide Services maintains offices in the United States, the United Kingdom; and the Middle East. The company started out as Pan Am World Services, Inc. in Cape Canaveral, building the facility for the nation’s first space launch. When Johnson Controls purchased Pan Am Services, the company began focusing on managing military bases. Johnson Controls then sold a business unit to IAP, which got its start supplying the U.S. Army in Saudi Arabia. Today, IAP Worldwide Services is a respected government contractor known for their ability to get emergency power and supplies to locations under demanding conditions.

IAP Worldwide Services proudly supports U.S. troops far from home in Iraq at Camp Taji and the Al Udeid Air Base and close to home at Fort Meade and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. IAP Worldwide Services currently is the managing partner of the Department of Defense’s Global Threat Response Group and they are aiding the U.S. Air Force’s Counter Narcotics and Global Threats Operations. CEO Doug Kitani says “IAP is ready to support this important mission throughout the U.S. and around the world.” IAP is also working in Honduras, providing maintenance and operations services at the Joint Task Force Bravo Base’s power plant.

Read more: IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. | Company Profile from Hoover’s

Acquiring companies is one of the ways that IAP Worldwide Services is able to maintain it’s commitment to offer innovate, cost-effective solutions to their government clients. Recently, IAP secured DRS Technologies, Inc.’s Aviation and Logistics business and their Tactical Communications & Network Solutions business. IAP is integrating these the business units distinctive capabilities and technologies into a new division at IAP called Aviation & Engineering Solutions.

“Success through Service” is IAP’s mission, which drives the company’s growth. Being considered a trustworthy, ethical service provider that always gets the job done, even in challenging locations and emergency situations, is how IAP Services defines success. 


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Davos Real Estate Group Launches a New Mobile Application

The Davos Real Estate Group has launched a new mobile application, which is meant to estimate the return on real estate investments that the client may be interested in. They have named this new application tool the “Davos Cap Calculator”.

For the past six months, Gerard González, the Executive Director of Davos REG, has been working with a company called Tecknolution on the development of this tool. They have developed this application on the newest technology platforms and is now available to the public on both the iPhone and Android devices. This is also, the beginning of a series of complementary apps, that will give the client the ability to identify properties and forward real estate reports to their agent at Davos by using an interactive chat.

Davos has noticed the need for this app in order to guide the client financially when they plan on investing in real estate in the United States.

This new and innovative tool will give their investors a clear understanding of what to expect when they are purchasing a property.

This new app will also allow customers to have an estimate of the rent on the property that will meet their projected income, the rate of interest and the funding period the bank will allow.

In the recent months, Davos has been developing new partnerships with internationally based real estate companies and expanding their horizons with Europe, starting in Spain.

During the first half of 2016 Davos has increased its sales by 75% and 60% in new agents. They are working hard on different projects, in order to fulfill their commitment, of giving excellent service to their clients.

David Osio started his career in 1981 as the President and CEO of OPED Enterprises in coffee export programs. He was an executive for Letcvo Commercial Companies and was responsible for the structure of marketing programs for different industrial products in the United States.

Mr. Osio graduated from Andres Bello University, which is a private Chilean university that was created in 1988. Andres Bello specializes in Advanced Management Programs in International Banking Law. In 1993 he Joined the law firm of MGO in Caracas, Venezuela, to gain experience in Banking law.

Since that time he has created companies in major cities around the world which include Geneva, New York, Miami, and Panama.

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David Osio Wants To Give More Than Ever Before

David Osio is the CEO at Davos Financial Group, and he has been supporting good causes for a long time. He knows that there are many ways for people to receive the support that they need, and the only way to take care of that is to be sure that he continues to expand the work that he has done. He wants to keep giving to as many organizations as he can, and that is why he is trying to go global with his giving.

Davos Financial Group is a really good company to work with, and he wants to be sure that there are many clients of his who are willing to give to the same causes. He wants to have partners that are willing to give, and he wants to be sure that his partners are giving to new places that are much farther out than they have been. He has been giving to things like the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and he wants to show that there are all manner of causes that will benefit from what he has done.

The Davos Financial Group team works with clients on real estate investments that are powerful in their own right. David Osio understands what it takes to make money for every client, and he has collected wealth that he wants to give away in places where it is most needed. He is choosing new places to care for the world with the money he offers, and he knows that there are many ways to change the world.

Davos Financial Group has made a lot of money for its clients, and the company has become the best destination for those who are committed to investing. Every investment is plotted to help the client, and money is given to people who need it. The giving that is completed by David Osio comes from his heart and his desire to change lives. Every life that is changed with his money will be one life that could make the world better, and David Osio will continue to give as long as he has the means.

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http://www.slideshare.net/davidosio

http://davidosio.blogspot.com/

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The Life And Career of Raj Fernando

Raj Fernando began his life in Denmark, July 1971. The youngest of three children, he moved to the United States at the age of one. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in economics and history, then later studied at the University College London.

While attending college, Fernando’s career life started with volunteering at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He then held various positions there and at the Chicago Board of Trade from 1991-2001. One year later, Fernando started Chopper Trading.

The trading floor at Chopper Trading tends to look much different at closing then would other traditional trading floors. At Chopper Trading, one would find the 150 employees at play. Yes, CEO Fernando encourages fun: some employees lift weights, while others play table tennis or poker. He figures that the business, by nature, is stressful enough. Fernando wants employees who will get along with each other, thus creating a pleasant atmosphere. While a CEO, Fernando created, utilized, and managed some very practical risk management, communications, trading, monitoring, and source code security systems ever seen in the financial industry.

In Fernando’s hiring tactics, he refuses to hire a bunch of people just to put them through a training program then fire the majority of them afterwards. Raj Fernando states, “We don’t care how much money somebody’s going to make us; if they’re going to make all of us miserable, we don’t want them here.” He wishes for all hires to stay until retirement.

In 2016, one year after selling Chopper Trading, Fernando started a dot com business, Scoutahead. This internet business is designed to improve corporate and professional growth and productivity through secure and advanced communication systems.

Finally, Fernando is well known for his philanthropy and political contributions. He sits on the board of directors for PAWS Chicago, an animal shelter having a no kill policy. He also has made political contributions since 2003 to Democratic candidates.

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21st Century Companies Emerge From Major Changes

Kenneth Goodgame is a top-level Operations Manager, as he puts it, who uses a very different approach to modern business practices. He has expertly advised all the large chain tool and big-box hardware retailers in ways to adapt their businesses to succeed in the 21st century. Most of his solutions are a blend of old and new, especially with online technologies integrated into the mix. Goodgame’s depth and breadth of experience in giant business deals, that sometimes total in the multiple billions of dollars, began when he served as True Value Hardware’s Senior Vice President, in their headquarters in Chicago.

Kenneth Goodgame raised profits at True Value to $2.2 billion while at the company. The household word in retail hardware sales, True Value at that time sold over 320 million items kept in inventory, per year, totaling 85 SKUs. He was recruited by Ace Hardware, where he raised revenues substantially, up to $3.2 billion. His Craftsman Program helped Ace Hardware jump-start their tools revenue from a low $9 million to an almost unbelievable huge increase of $180 million!

His track record for turning around tool retailers and even some of the, so called, big box hardware stores are now calling on him to help them reinvent their sectors of the business. Only by making the changes Goodgame targets do these businesses stay viable for the 21st century. His process is tried and true. He does a complete and thorough examination of every single aspect of a business. Only then does he produce a rough plan to move forward with changes. After that gets revised to satisfaction, the final plan is codified.

Not only does he advise client companies in ways to streamline their processes, he also shows up blind spots. He reveals to companies new and emerging revenue areas most traditional business approaches are missing and thus losing business around. He even goes through materials sourcing, the right way to plan and perform a marketing campaign, and determining ideal price points. Nothing is left un-examined. Goodgame even advises advertising campaigns and revamped operations in several management position categories.

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The Tech World Has Been Changed by Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier has made a name for himself as one of the best people at creating tech startups that make money quickly. There is seemingly a tech startup launched every second in some place around the world. The sad reality is that the vast majority of these startups will not be able to gain any traction with the general public. They will be gone as quickly as they appeared. It is a difficult thing to start a new tech business and have it catch on with the public. Eric Pulier is the one person who has seemingly mastered how to accomplish this task with regularity. This has made him a hero to young entrepreneurs who are trying to follow in his footsteps.

Harvard University was where Pulier received his college education. He always displayed excellent work in school. He would regularly be at or near the top of his classes. Making appearances on the honor roll was a regular thing for him. He knew that doing well when it came to his studies would give him many more job opportunities when he got older. However, even Pulier would not have been able to imagine that he would eventually make a hone for himself on the other side of the country in Silicon Valley.

Pulier first displayed an interest in tech startups after he graduated from college. He has said that he wishes he would have found out about startups four years before he did. He would not have gone to college and wasted four years of his life earning a college degree that he will never use. Pulier’s Harvard degree is in English literature. Needless to say, that is not a degree that many people in the world of technology bother to obtain.

Pulier never has any shortage of investors trying to get in on his startups when they are in the developmental stages. He loves the fact that getting financing for his various projects is an easy as making a phone call that lasts for only two minutes. He has said that it is scary how much money people will give him without asking questions.

Additional News:

Giving Back & Persisting Towards Your Future With Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier: The importance of philanthropy and giving back to the community

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Talk Fusion Wins Its Second Award of the Year

Talk Fusion has something to celebrate as they recently won the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award for their product Video Chat. This marks the second award that the company has won this year. This award honors those participants who have new and outstanding video, voice, and data communication products or services or have improved their current products or services within the last twelve months. Talk Fusion is the type of company who is always trying to make a difference with their video communication products, which is why they are a top-rated company.

Video Chat works by using WebRTC technology, which allows users to communicate faster and more efficiently with others anywhere around the world. This is a great way for people to spread their message to people faster than they ever thought possible. You can use these products to promote upcoming sales, conduct business meetings, and raise awareness for a specific cause. Users can use these products on any mobile device or desktop computer. Users also have the ability to download the Video Chat app, which is available on iTunes or Google Play (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talk-fusion-video-chat-wins-2016-communications-solutions-product-of-the-year-award-300315095.html?tc=eml_cleartime).

Bob Reina, Founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, and the talented IT team behind him have bigger and better plans for the future. With these goals, they are staying ahead of their competition and making their video communication products even better than before. Talk Fusion also offers 30-free trials periods where users can test out these products and see what a difference they can make for their company. In no time, you company’s sales will increase and you will see a positive change in customer traffic than you have in the past. This year is proving to be one of Talk Fusion’s best with the launch of their WebRTC Recorder and an all-new website in less than a year.

This company is dedicated to helping millions of charities, businesses, and individuals around the world realize their dreams and help build a better future. By using these video products, you will see what a positive impact this company can have on your business or non-profit.

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Philanthropic Highland Capital Management drops its stake in Pendrell by half

In a news item highlighted by the Reuters, Highland Capital has made a transfer of more than 20,000 shares they previously owned in Pendrell Corporation. This represents around half of the shares that Highland Capital owns in Pendrell Corporation.

Even after the news, there has not been an official news release from any of the two companies. Most of the details in the media are being extracted from form 13G that was published by SEC on their website to officiate the transfer of 23,568,047 shares.

James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Alongside his partner Mark Okada, who serves as the chief investment officer, James founded the firm in 1993implying that the firm boasts of over 23 years of operations.

James, through Highland Capital, still owns a significant number of shares in the company. He still owns more than 20,000 class A shares in Pendrell. Experts have stated that James and Highland Capital sold the shares in a move to make profits off the peaking share prices. The company’s shares have been experiencing a steady rise in price thus enabling its investors to make a profit from their sale.

Highland Capital still has confidence in the company considering the millions of shares they still hold in the company. Pendrell Corporation has been performing well and its share price has been steadily rising for the last two years. In 2016 alone, the share prices have gained over 39% and many investors are looking to cash out on their investments.

Market experts are crediting the price rise to the firm’s efforts and landmark deals they have signed with the various companies they work with. The company trades and licenses intellectual property rights on behalf of the companies that hold those rights. In 2016, the company has turned over an annual revenue of more than $45 million dollars.

The deal between Toshiba and Memory Technologies was among the most celebrated. Memory Technologies LLC is a subsidiary company of Highland Capital Management.

Highland Capital credits its success to its able leadership of James Dondero who has over 30 years experience in the credit market. Dondero previously worked in numerous high-profile companies before leaving to found Highland Capital.

Sources:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160608006430/en/James-Dondero-Teams-Dallas-Civic-Leader-Linda

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSFWN1AQ110

http://www.dallasfoundation.org/ForDonors/DonorStories/JamesDondero/tabid/449/Default.aspx

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Diversant: Another Name for Expert IT Services

Great IT firms do not fall from the sky; they are the products of industrious and resourceful individuals. Diversant is no exception as its global IT status can also be traced to a number of distinguished persons, one of which is its Principal Executive, John Goullet.

John Goullet is a visionary entrepreneur in the IT sector with a track record of successful business ventures. His astute knowledge of developing business sector patterns, made him switched to IT staffing having spent years working as an IT consultant beforehand. He went on to found Info Technologies, an IT-staffing organization that concentrated on giving answers for Fortune 500 organizations across the country. Inside five years, Info Technologies amassed $30 M in profit, gaining it the number 8 spot on Inc. Magazine’s rundown of the top 500 rapid developing firms in the US.

In 2010, Info Technologies and DIVERSANT Inc. merged to form DIVERSANT LLC with John as its Principal Executive, an office that has helped fuel his passion for growing better approaches for meeting the difficulties confronting the ever advancing IT marketplace.

Since then, Diversant has impacted most industries in the United States in many positive ways. A swift glance at few of its services will serve the useful purpose of providing a little glimpse of the good works done so far.

Diversant ensures regular servicing of industries in virtually every sector of the economy. There is hardly any sector that is not taking advantage of today’s ever improving trend of technological advancement. Regular pools of IT talents from Diversant provide comprehensive software development to industries in every sector.

What about IT Staffing? Whether you’re looking for talent on a contrat-to-hire, direct-hire or temporary basis, DIVERSANT is able to recruit the best IT brains to meet your needs. Its Account Managers are always available to help you identify your firm’s specific needs and the skills required to meet these needs. On a regular basis, its teams of IT Specialist Recruiters comb the labor market to ensure clients get the best available hands.

The Diversity Initiatives of Diversant is positively transforming the fortune of business firms within the length and breath of the United States. It is a known fact that diversity in the workforce of any organization will extend available range of possibilities, increase creativity, provide many effective business solutions to choose from and helped developed a healthy talent-based competitive advantage. .

Here is an IT giant that employs transformative ideas in meeting the needs of clients, associates and communities far and near.

Additional Sources:

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/john-goullet

http://johngoullet.wikidot.com/