Dick DeVos Hires New CEO at Stow Company

spcblog, 24 May 2016, Comments Off on Dick DeVos Hires New CEO at Stow Company
Categories: People

Michigan business leader Dick Devos recently hired a new CEO for The Stow Company, Inc. This is one of the largest companies in the organizational products sector and custom home storage in the contry. Phil Dolci who is 48 years old was hired to lead the successful manufacturer based in Holland earlier this month. This company belongs to the Windquest Group, which is a holding group located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is under the control of the Amway scion group and the wife of Dick DeVos, Betsy DeVos.

The DeVos couple is known to be a huge force in philanthropic activities around the state of Michigan. They continually give their time and financial backing to conservative causes they have strong feelings about. They have put support behind right to work programs and are strongly in favor of school choice.

The hiring of Dolci brings in a new leader to replace the retiring Frank Newman who is leaving the post of CEO but remaining on the board of advisors because of his valuable knowledge. It is believed that Dolci will bring a new leadership style to the organization which he has developed over his 23 year career in marketing and consumer products. He was most recently CEO of one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers for shooting sport products called Crossman Corporation. They are based in Cincinnati.

It is hoped that his enthusiasm will help Stow Company continue its growth and participation in the home organization market. It should be no wonder that DeVos is banking on the leadership of his new CEO. He has developed a long resume that includes success at every stop on the way. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. Dolci was in a leadership position at a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, U.S. Playing Cards. He also developed his leadership at ConAgra Foods, Dean Foods and Kraft Foods, leaving each position with more experience and a better reputation.

Dick DeVos has built his career working in a number of positions in the Amway Corporation, The Orlando Magic and the Windquest Group where he is currently the President. Devos was the President of Amway from 1993-2002 and it was during that time that the organization took giant leaps forward in profits. In the final year of his leadership the company reported a profit of over $4.5 billion. He spread the operation of the company to many different countries and created an unprecedented success.

In his private life, along with his wife Betsy, he has been very dedicated to giving back to many Michigan communities. They started the Education Freedom Fund, which supplies scholarship to underprivileged children to attend private schools in Michigan. They also have been involved in revitalizing the city of Grand Rapids and health care improvements as well.

Sam Tabar Is FullCycle Energy’s New COO

spcblog, 20 May 2016, Comments Off on Sam Tabar Is FullCycle Energy’s New COO
Categories: Business History

Sam Tabar is the new Chief Operating Officer for FullCycle Energy Fund. He has been appointed to take over the fund management strategy for the company.

Tabar has stated that he’s looking forward to working with the senior leadership staff at FullCycle to create environmentally-friendly fuels and lower the overall costs for the company.

According to PR Newswire, Sam Tabar has spent a large part of his career overseeing the budget strategies for a number of companies, including Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) where he was Head of Capital Strategy. In this position, Tabar had the responsibility of providing fund managers with investors such as pensions, foundations and endowments. He also built teams for the front and back office of the company while consulting on operations. Before his role at Merrill Lynch, Sam Tabar was the Co-Head of Marketing for Sparx Group (PMA).

Sam Tabar is not only skilled in financial management, but has worked as an attorney as well for Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom. Tabar was also an attorney for Schulte, Roth & Zabel.

Tabar earned a master’s degree from Columbia Law School, and holds a bachelor of arts from Oxford University, where he graduated with honors. Sam Tabar was also the editor of the Columbia Business Law Journal, and he’s currently New York State Bar member.

Sam Tabar is a private venture capitalist, and is one of first people to invest in Tribute and SheThinx, a company that has made innovative strides in the female hygiene industry and empowered women globally.

FullCycle Energy fund was founded in 2013 with the mission of owning and financing projects that revolutionize the public’s relationship with waste. The company converts waste, which is an expensive environmental issue, into valuable fuel that is safe for the environment and used to power communities around the world. The mission of FullCycle Energy Fund is to invest in retrofit and new electric plants to lower the cost of fuels created by these plants. The company also seeks to create earth-friendly fuels that come from MSW, or municipal solid waste.  Read more about Sam on About.me.

Your Online Reputation, Does It Really Matter?

spcblog, 11 May 2016, Comments Off on Your Online Reputation, Does It Really Matter?
Categories: Online Marketing

In today’s world, your online reputation is everything. It seems like in order to have a successful online business, your reputation must be the best out their. If an interested party were to search you, everything they find has to be of a professional and well put manner. If your online reputation is not up to par and is in a negative light, it can really hurt you. Having a reputation management team is the best possible thing you can do to protect you and your business.

Reputation management services are their to help your online presence succeed and keep succeeding. They increase your online constant and establish Search Engine optimization for you. They will research you and get the best, most reliable sources about you and put you at the top of the ranking scale. Reputation management services also build you up through content. Your Online reputation management service has your back when it comes to keeping up with social media and third party browsing.

Online reputation management services help to build and protect your company. You can use it to gain exposure and build up the online reputation that you might already have. If you are already dealing with a crisis, Online reputation management services can help to get you out of the negative light and back to where your company needs to be.

Your online reputation can mean life or death for your company or for you as a person. like with everything, it is important that you do your research and leave it to the experts to help you out. one online reputation management service is Better Reputation. (http://betterreputation.org/). Better Reputation believes in giving everyone who deserves it the quality service that they need. They allow you to take control of your search results and build a better platform.

Better Reputation offers a free quote and will get your name out of the negative digital world. They are their to help you whether its with creating an online profile or getting you on to the first page of google results.

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Corporate Compliance Officers Facing Greater Scrutiny

spcblog, 28 April 2016, Comments Off on Corporate Compliance Officers Facing Greater Scrutiny
Categories: Women

A recent report conducted by DLA Piper found some startling sentiments among corporate compliance officers. The report found that 81% of all corporate compliance officers were at least somewhat concerned regarding their increasing responsibilities and liabilities. 32% of the respondents of the Daniel Piper Survey reported that they were very concerned about their job roles and liability.

The great concern among corporate compliance officers and other legal counsel members in corporations is being fueled by greater scrutiny and tougher laws being passed by the federal government. Enforcement is now being taken more seriously and laws are being passed that can hold corporate compliance officers responsible for violations within the company. While the intent of the law may be good, to crack down on illegal behavior, it can put corporate compliance officers as the perpetrators even though there was nothing they could have done.

Building on the point above, new federal law can now allow prosecutors to go after corporate compliance officers if a company is found in violation of a law. Corporate compliance officers are responding with more caution and uneasiness because they can be held accountable for practices that they have no control over.

The concern among corporate compliance officers is especially high in private industries and in heavily regulated industries such as banking, healthcare and chemicals. What is also worrisome is that a significant amount of respondents in the Piper survey said that their compliance department is understaffed or under-budgeted. This combined with greater scrutiny is really putting the pressure on corporate compliance officers to perform.

Corporate compliance officer at Hall Capital, Helane Morrison is a woman who knows how important it is to be in compliance with the law. Mr. Morrison served as a prosecutor in the securities and exchanges commission. There she helped uncover fraud and prosecute companies and individuals that defrauded the public and deceived customers.

Helane Morrison is a tough and strong individual that knows that following the rules and regulations that she at one point helped to enforce will be in the company’s best interests in the end. Morrison has been appointed corporate compliance officer at Hall Capital, a financial institution. What is striking about this move, is that the field of finances and corporate compliance officers is often dominated by men. Helane Morrison is shattering barriers and proving that women can enter and perform in top roles in financial companies. Her career has been highlighted with a strong sense of justice and respect for the law, and she continues to follow her strong sense of what is right and wrong in her post at Hall Capital.

Brian Bonar Opens New Restaurant in San Diego

spcblog, 27 April 2016, Comments Off on Brian Bonar Opens New Restaurant in San Diego
Categories: Brian, Patrick Ponsaty

When a successful entrepreneur like Brian Bonar decides to build a restaurant empire in San Diego, California, it should be expected that he will bring in the best and offer an experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. That is what he has started to accomplish with his first bistro, Bellamy’s.

Located in the Escondido region of San Diego County, there is an unpretentious backdrop to the restaurant that would not scream of greatness, however Brian Bonar has a vision of unique and successful dining and that is what he set out to provide for the future.

In order to provide a unique and powerful dining experience that will attract people for the food, there is a need for a renowned chef to operate the kitchen. Bonar hired Chef Patrick Ponsaty, a master chef of France. He is one of only two people to earn this distinction in the San Diego region and his current home at Bellamy’s Restaurant has all of his delicious food to share with the public. Each creation is succulent and unique, a true dining experience and just what Brian Bonar was hoping to create – http://www.modernluxury.com/riviera-san-diego/story/the-new-frontier.

Bonar was also very smart when it comes to hiring a great staff to prepare and present the best dining experience in the San Diego region. He searched and found the most experienced and talented people that were available. What they provide is a dining experience that tops all others, not only because of the quality of the food but also because of the helpfulness of the staff.

They are well trained and understand the mechanics of a meal. A great server will present information along with the food that they serve. Each explanation is given with meticulous detail that allows a special appreciation for the meal being served.

The outside of the building may not scream decadence as there are clearly renovations and improvements to be made in the physical location. However the entire dining experience at Bonar’s restaurant Bellamy’s is a joy to experience. This all works because you have a great combination of an owner who understands what a restaurant needs to run as a business.

They also have one of the best chefs in the world in Ponsaty. Combine those with a well hired and trained staff and the quality of the experience is second to none. If you enjoy fine dining and you are in the San Diego area then this is a must visit for you. This is only the tip of the iceberg for Bonar, as he hopes to develop a larger four star resort destination on property he owns nearby.

It has been a life of success for Brian Bonar so far. He has risen up through the ranks to become one of the more successful individuals in financial markets helping to initiate mergers and acquisitions. He achieved his best success working for Dalrada Financial Services.

Making money has been his niche that Brian Bonar has taken with him since his days at James Watt Technical College. Now you can find his talents being used at Trucept Incorporated where he focuses on helping small to medium companies complete financial transactions. All of this background has helped him continue on building his dream of a restaurant empire in California. Bellamy’s is going to be a success but that is clearly just the beginning.

Igor Cornelsen, Banker and Financial Advisor

spcblog, 23 April 2016, Comments Off on Igor Cornelsen, Banker and Financial Advisor
Categories: Investing

Igor Cornelsen was born and raised in Brazil. Igor Cornelsen, the South American native, is the founder of Bainbridge Investments Inc., with headquarters in the Bahamas. Igor Cornelsen not only is an experienced banker, but he also is an expert investor. Now retired, he enjoys spending most of his time in Boca Raton, South Florida, where he participates in his favorite past time, golf. He also loves to spend quality time with his family and friends. Even though he is now retired, many companies from Brazil and the United States on crunchbase.com continue to seek advice from him and his extensive experience in the capital investment field.

What Igor Cornelsen knows most about is the tricks and trades of Brazilian Banking. He firmly believes that to stay ahead of the game, you must have deep knowledge of the market and be able to learn from poor performances of the market in the past. According to Igor Cornelsen, Brazilian bankers are only willing to lend money to those borrowers who have established good credit, which in turn, provides the banks with a secure outlook toward the future. Igor Cornelsen encourages investors to join the Brazilian market. His reasoning is that Brazil is the biggest country on the continent, as well as being a leader in the World’s food production category. Also, Brazil has a population that is booming, which is resulting in a high demand for new infrastructure, not to mention, Brazil’s vast supply of natural resources.

Igor Cornelsen is more than happy to offer 3 important tips to investors interested in the Brazilian market. He advises to make a connection with the locals. About one in four Brazilians are entrepreneurs and are more than willing to share their advice.

Igor Cornelsen cautions potential investors that there are many regulations in the Brazilian market, including high taxes, regulatory complexity, pervasive bureaucracy and restrictive labor market rigidity. Smart investors that can work hard to get around all these regulations and who stay disciplined will reap high the highest rewards in the end.

Igor Cornelsen recommends to be aware of foreign currency restrictions. If you or your business do not reside in Brazil on thestreet.com, you must be diligent in finding a banking institution that deals in foreign exchange. You should also be aware that there is no exact exchange rate for foreign currency because it all stems from what kind of transaction it is.

Venezuela Continues to Struggle due to Oil Prices

spcblog, 19 April 2016, Comments Off on Venezuela Continues to Struggle due to Oil Prices
Categories: World News

One of the largest financial issues facing the world is the recent decline in oil prices. While most people think of oil decline as being an issue for the Middle East, many countries across the globe are feeling the economic squeeze. One country that is facing financial strain is Venezuela, which is a South American country heavily dependent on the sale of petrol
Over the past year according to David Osio‘s computation, the price of a barrel of oil has fallen by more than fifty percent. This has caused a direct impact on the amount of money that Venezuela earns on an annual basis. Due to the steep decline in oil revenue, the country is now no longer able to provide its citizens will all of the basic services that they once received.

According to an article written by Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3543624/First-no-toilet-paper-no-phones-TV-Cash-strapped-Venezuela-faces-shortages-day-day-basics-global-drop-oil-prices-makes-dollars-scarce.html), the country is no longer able to provide its citizens with cell phones, cable television, and even toilet paper. If oil prices do not increase in the near future, it is very likely that even more services will be lost by the people of Venezuela. The country has already urged its citizens to be more economical when it comes to using basic utilities and water.


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Soap Divas hope to Capture the Prize in Queens of Drama

spcblog, 07 April 2016, Comments Off on Soap Divas hope to Capture the Prize in Queens of Drama
Categories: Business History

It wasn’t that long ago daytime serials were the hottest ticket on television. Viewers planned their entire days around the hour their favorite soap opera would be on and long before reality shows ruled the airwaves, the soap opera was the best drama to be found on the television screens across the country. The heroes and heroines of the soap world became like family to viewers who welcomed them into their home for years.

Today soap opera and reality television meet head on in The Queens of Drama on the Soap Network. The show follows some of soap operas most popular divas as they work to win a contest by putting together a winning pitch for a new pilot and series to be picked up as the final prize.

Soap Opera favorites going head to head in Queens of Drama include One Life to Live and Guiding Light’s Crystal Hunt, General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil, Passion and General Hospital’s Chrystee Pharris, the Bold and the Beautiful’s Hunter Tylo and long-time favorites Donna Mills and Lindsay Hartley.

Working with some of favorite co-stars in the soap world makes the contest a treat for actress and photographer Crystal Hunt, who has been acting since was a teenager, getting her start in New York City. Hunt, who is originally from Clearwater Florida has become a producer in addition to continuing to act in productions such as The Derby Stallion with Zac Efron, and Sydney White with Amanda Bynes. She was also seen in Magic Mike XXL with co-stars Matt Bomer, Joe Maginello and Channing Tatum.

Long-time fans of soap operas will recognize Crystal immediately, and love watching their show favorites compete against one another in the fun show that pits former friends and co-stars against one another to see what the next step in their exciting careers might be.  Be sure to follow Crystal Hunt on Facebook, and ensure you watch her highlight reel on YouTube.

Kyle Bass, A Man of Interesting Track Record

spcblog, 05 April 2016, Comments Off on Kyle Bass, A Man of Interesting Track Record
Categories: Business History

Kyle Bass has founded Hayman Capital Management, a hedge fund based in Dallas. He has made a rise to fame when he has made a successful prediction of the fall of the mortgage. He has made plenty o purchases on the credit default swaps that have been issued out by investment banks. This is not that different from shorting bonds. However, this feat has been followed by a ton of mishaps that have cost Kyle Bass his reputation and has made him a little less respected with each misstep. He has shown himself to make the decisions that are very similar to a desperate gamble.

He has mad e a lot of unwise decisions in front of the viewing public. Among the decisions that he has made is in the people he aligns himself with. Among the alliances that he has made was with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Kirchner has brought the economy of her country down. However, Bass has shown that he is behind her no matter what types of mistakes that she makes. Kyle Bass has also shown that he does not have that good of judgment when it comes to the statements he makes on issues like recalled vehicles. One thing that Kyle Bass has done when it comes to the airbags incident is place the blame on the passengers.

As of right now, Kyle Bass also runs a company that challenges patents. Among the things he does is challenge Big Pharma products. He states that he means to bring about affordable pharmacy products to customers so that they can get better health care. He also has made a lot of predictions that have not come true year after year. Among the predictions that he has made was about the economy of Japan. His predictions have also resulted in loss of capital over the years.  UsefulStooges exposes all of Bass’ bad habits on http://usefulstooges.com/2015/08/24/kyle-bass-the-frantic-investments-of-a-desperate-gambler/

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