Wes Edens Broadens His Range of Expertise

The career of American entrepreneur and private equity investor Wesley (Wes) Edens also embraces the world of sports.His business career got a start at California Savings and Loan as well as work with Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. He also joined Lehman Brothers as a managing director in the mortgage trading division. In 1998 Edens, along with Randal Nardone and Robert Kauffman, co-found the Fortress Investment Group. Edens, who is the co-chairman and co-founder of the group, is responsible for Fortress’ private equity business which mainly invests in areas such as infrastructure, transportation, real estate and financial services.The company, which is a highly diversified global investment manager, handles assets for more than 1,750 private investors and institutional clients on a global basis.

Last year SoftBank Group announced it had completed the acquisition of the Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in cash. Fortress will operate as an independent business within SoftBank with Edens, Nardone and current co-CEO and co-chairman Peter Briger, will maintain leadership of Fortress.Venturing into the sports field in 2014, Edens and Marc Lasry, chief executive and chairman of the Avenue Capital Group, announced they agreed to buy the Milwaukee Bucks for approximately $550 million. They have also pledged to have the team remain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will develop a new revolutionary sports arena in the city.The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team that competes in the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference Central Division.

Edens and Lasry commented in a statement their strategy will include utilizing the same strength and resolve as owners of the team as they have applied in building competitive teams in the business world.What’s more, Edens, along with Fortress, recently revealed the launch of eSports brand FlyQuest. The professional “League of Legends” team was purchased from Cloud9 for $2.5 million.The new franchise plans to put together multiple teams to compete across a number of future eSports games and worldwide competitions.Edens, who was raised in Helena, Montana, graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He is married to his wife Lynn and they have four children. Edens contributes to the philanthropic activities that take in education, health and arts to organizations such as Partners in Health, Environmental Advocates of New York, the William J. Clinton Foundation and more.

Bob Reina: Dreams Matter

Bob Reina, the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, knows that dreams matter. They are incredibly important to the world today. Some of the best ideas have come from the dreamers out there. They have not been afraid to go after their dreams. That is the big thing. People need to not be afraid to go after their dreams. They need to believe in their dreams. After all, if they don’t believe in their dreams, how do they expect anyone else out there to believe in their dreams? They need to be at the forefront talking about their dreams and banging on the drum of their dreams. It is how things get accomplished in today’s society.

 

It is how Bob Reina turned Talk Fusion into what it is today, which is an award-winning company. The company won two awards in 2016, as a matter of fact, including the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year. Bob Reina knows people and understands people, which is one of his greatest strengths as a human being. It is what has helped Talk Fusion grow into what it is today, which is a company that has been running strong for 11 years. He has helped build that with the help of a lot of people.

 

By building this company back in 2007, they have allowed people to follow their dreams with video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. It is how they get recognized and noticed out there in the world. It is what the dreamers out there need. In many cases, the dreamers lack confidence, and they aren’t sure how to get the most out of their dream. Talk Fusion allows people to get the most out of their dreams. It will not be a slow and boring period in their life.

 

As a matter of fact, it is a reawakening for them, which is something they have desired for a long, long time. Maybe they kept it to themselves because they didn’t want other people out there to judge them. There is always going to be judgment, as Bob Reina faced it when he changed careers. People thought he was taking too big of a risk. Those people are quiet now that they have seen what Bob Reina has accomplished with Talk Fusion. It all started when he believed in himself and ignored what other people had to say. Learn more: https://twitter.com/bobreina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General information on Ronald Fowlkes.

Ronald Fowlkes acted as the Co-Owner of First Spear and business development’s director. Ronald had his education in Army Jump a school that was prestigious. Ronald in the department of police he was a participant of the St. Louis. In his time as a marine, he was opened to spear for his first time which he got exposed to continuously, through his military course and his career of police. In development, design, and quality top gear delivery for police had good experience in that for over two decades. He acted as the manager of Development at Eagle Industries, business development manager at ITW, and military salesperson before he joined Firstspear.

Ronald Fowlkes’ work history and life.

Ronald Fowlkes in an interview explained how he started his business and what inspired him to start his business. He explained that he worked in the U.S. Marine Corps and used to come in their gear across First Spear equipment. He explains that it was designed well and that it lasted and made the rigors put through really well. He joined SWAT and saw the similar equipment and learned it was made in his hometown. He knew that he wanted to discover out extra.

He made money through going for market activities regularly and he attended shows of trade. He said that it is from the field that most of their business came. Ronald explained that for them to be profitable, FirstSpear had governments which were different and in place. There were industry contracts. They supported NATO together with state and local law enforcement. The showroom is one of the marketing strategies that they used and it worked via the word of mouth. Ronald said that his toughest decision that he made in the few months past was moving his family. Ronald aimed at having things done and was team leader made him successful.

In his interview ideamensch, he explained where the idea came from about his company. He said that his passions and interests led him to the company. He explained from an early age, he developed attention in the military. He sent several applications to get into the company but always disappointed him being told he was young. Two weeks after he was done with high school he joined corps and later went to police force. Ronald said he had to balance his office jobs and personal activities. He explained that he was pleased with how the industry had been driven into new tube technology and laser cutting.

He explained that focusing on customers was what made their business grow. Ronald Fowlkes couched a league for youth and was an enthusiastic fan of hockey.

The Rocketship Education Get Recognized for Improving Schools

Rocketship education is getting a large amount of press because this california-based charter school system is thriving. In recent news one of the first buildings that has been utilized for a school that is utilizing net-zero energy is a Rocketship Charter School. This is impressive because it shows that this is a school system that is in touch with technology and renewable energy. These are the type of things that a general public school system may not have gravitated towards, but the Rocketship school system is many steps ahead of the game.

This is very obvious when one looks at the way that the kids that are in grades K through 5 are achieving more than they would outside of their traditional public school systems. This totally benefits families that are limited to a low income.

There are many limitations in the public school system, and families that do not have the money to send their children to private school will often find themselves with children that are in failing schools. This largely depends on school zoning according to neighborhoods where these families lives.

With Rocketship school systems these families take advantage of a charter school that has a higher caliber education without the cost of a private school. This is what everyone tends to celebrate when it comes to the Rocketship school environment.

Even the teachers are able to benefit from the fact that a great level of professional development is put in place. Their resumes are greatly enhanced by the fact that they become teachers in a charter school system. The Rocketship Education program is part of the public school system, but there are still differences that separate this from a traditional public school. One large part of it is the three pillars that are in still within this education platform.

For decades Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been fighting for charter schools. The Rocketship Education platform is the perfect example of what she was trying to get in place in more environments throughout the United States. It is an exemplary stand out for improving elementary education

The Latest Addition to the Media Empire of Lacey and Larkin of Frontera Fund

Rising Star is the latest news outlet founded by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two business partners launched the website several months ago, adding it to the existing Village Voice media, Phoenix New Ties, and Frontpage Confidential.

Michael Lacey and Jim Karkin had stepped away from journalism for some time in order to direct their focus and efforts toward the Lacey and Laroin Frontera Fund. The organization is the embodiment of what Lacey and Larkin have bee striving for throughout their careers and so it has become one of the most significant organizations of its kind in the state of Arizona.

The Frontera Fund was created using the settlement money front the court case Melendres v. Arpaio from about a decade ago. That was a challenging battle for everyone involved, the pushing and pulling lasted a good several years before Joe Arpaio lost the fight and was on his way to a long sentence in prison. What saved him for repenting for his numerous crimes, was Donald Trump coming to the rescue with his presidential pardon issued a week before the judge was supposed to sentence Joe Arpaio to prison.

The former sheriff of the Maricopa County than tried to regain his previous position but his candidacy was neglected, and he retreated into his home and has not been in the public eye since. Media has also not been providing any updates on the man but has instead focused on Frontera Fund and the significant work it does.

The organization helps foundations and other groups to fulfill their duties and provide help in maintaining the First Amendment right of minority groups, proving the medical help, legal representation, education, and so on. Frontera Fund was created to help pick up the pieces of the destruction brought by Joe Arpaio.

 

 

Equities First Holdings News: Beginning Partnerships

With all of us around the globe reading or watching the news all the time, it is a wonder that anyone is able to sleep at night. Why is this? It is simple, the world is full of things going wrong and reporters seem to only want to focus on the wrong that is going on instead of all of the good. This can be good sometimes, but most of the time we just want to hear what’s going on in life that is good. So this news on Equities First Holdings is going to make your day a little better! The EFH company is trusted by many, and they have earned that trust by keeping clients happy for over 15 years. Now that they are starting a new partnership with the ETC company and providing funding for big projects, every client of theirs is thrilled.

About EFH

The first thing that we want to hear about a company is how they treat their customers. The Equities First Holdings company knows exactly how their clients want to be treated, and they treat them great!

Dr. Villanueva Brings The Dental Community Together

Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva has the dental background as a corporate dentist and a solo practitioner. Therefore, he knew what was required to take care of his patients and to run the administrative side of his practice. The challenges that he faced in double duty responsibilities increased his knowledge in how much easier it would be if the administrative roles in dental practices were omitted. He also thought about the new dental graduates who would be faced with the same solo and corporate dental practice offerings that he came from and what their challenges would be. Due to his background, Dr. Villanueva learned how to bring the necessary resources and support needed in the busy industry of dental practices.

As a result of these business challenges, Dr. Villanueva created the Texas based MB2 Dental Solutions company. The MB2 Dental Solutions company is designed with a team of administrative professionals who are helping dental practices with staffing, payroll, legal, marketing, accounting, and human resources undertakings. MB2 is designed to be a full-service dental administrative firm which is owned by dentists to help dentists concentrate on their best patient practices. As MB2’s CEO and founder, Dr. Villanueva has grown this dental solution firm exponentially with the aid of innovative service technology and top professional staff members who respond quickly to their clients’ needs. Additionally, MB2 Dental Solutions has a network of dentists who are experts in various specialties and who share their expertise with each other.

This business design enables dentists to provide better services to their patients and it creates a great dental community that not only helps each other but also creates loyalty. Dr. Villanueva, for security purposes, keeps all MB2 Dental Solution dental practices autonomous. MB2 Dental Solution has over 70 dental practices in six states, with the expectation to continue its growth. Dr. Chris Villanueva spent much of his life in South America and Asia, even though he was born in Ohio. After graduation, Dr. Villanueva worked in a private dental practice. He worked for ten years as an associate dentist, a dental trainer, and he worked for a physician focused practice system before he formed MB2 Dental Solutions. He continues to enjoy mentoring and training dental students and assisting them in their future plans. Dr. Villanueva is married with children, residing in Northern Texas.

 

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Esteemed Dallas Plastic Surgeon

Recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in America, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years. His practice is based in Dallas, Texas as is his other passion, teaching Plastic Surgery. At the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he is both Professor and the Plastic Surgery Department’s chairman.

Dr. Rohrich has written and published eight textbooks, 600 per reviewed articles and co-authored 50 chapters in other textbooks. Dr. Rohrich is the editor and chief of the official Medical Journal for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”. He is the co-author of the patient’ guide to plastic surgery, “Navigate Your Beauty: Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions”.

Each year, Dr. Rohrich attends the Annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting. During this gathering, world class faculty come together to learn the latest new techniques in plastic surgery and attend the fresh cadaver lab to get hands on experience:

  • Lasers
  • IPL – Intense Pulse Light used to treat spider veins and brown spots in the face
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Noninvasive Fat Removal
  • Skin Tightening
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Advances in Skin Care
  • Ethical Social Marketing
  • Patient Safety

Dr. Rohrich will also attend the oldest and largest live symposium in the United States which is held this February, 2018. The first of the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium took place in 1967. Today, it is the largest live surgery symposium. This symposium is created for having trained thousands of plastic surgeons. In addition to educational lectures, attendees can watch and a live surgery being performed.

Dr. Rohrich was reared on a ranch in N. Dakota. At North Dakota State University of North Dakota, he completed his both undergraduate and postgraduate education with the most high honors. He obtained his medical degree from the College of Medicine at Baylor University. His residences included surgery, plastic and general at The University of Michigan Medical Center. He sought additional training in plastic surgery for pediatric patients at England’s Oxford University. At Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rohrich completed a fellowship for hand and microvascular surgery. In 1986, he joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

Dr. Rohrich has served as the President of the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is a former member of the PSEF (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation) and ASERF (the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation). About Rohrich

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar – Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is a board certified surgeon. Dr. Jejurikar regularly works with a total of 10 plastic surgeons. Between all 10 surgeons, they specialize in surgeries for the eyes, face, nose, breast and the body. The hotel that they have at the institute is an over-the-top touch that has patients coming in from Dallas and from across the globe. The hotel allows patients to recover with a nurse worry free.

 

The institute’s office in general offers spectacular sky views to combine with the immaculate interior design of the office. One would think that they are in a design studio with doctors and hospital beds on the fifth floor. Dr. Jejurikar’s specialties are tummy tuck, breast lift, facelift, breast enlargement and make-overs for moms.

 

Dr. Jejurikar speaks to each patient in depth to learn every single detail of their needs. Dr. Jejurikar is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons and of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

Dr. Jejurikar has been known to have a personality that could calm a baby. This takes the majority of the stress out getting a fairly unknown procedure done for each patient. One patient gave a testimonial stating, there are tons of plastic surgeons in the Dallas area, yet after meeting Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, she knew that Dr. Jejurikar was the one for her needs.

 

Dr. Jejurikar’s complete dedication toward perfection in his craft gives him that state of mastery in plastic surgery. He is extremely dedicated to the tiniest detail because as we all know this has to be an exact science.

 

Dr. Jejurikar enjoys giving back to the extremely less fortunate. He completes an annual medical mission to Bangladesh. Dr. Jejurikar’s love for what he does sets him apart from the crowd.

 

Malcolm CasSelle, CIO of OPSkins, now creating new cryptocurrency

OPSkins is the undisputed king of trading in-game skins from games like Team Fortress 2,Dota 2, and Counter Strike GO as well as assisting in the trade of other virtual items such as Cryptokitties. Now, Malcolm CasSelle, the CIO of OPSkins, is working to create a new cryptocurrency called WAX which aims to solve fragmentation and fraud in the world of cryptocurrency and the trading of virtual items. It will be powered by the Delegated Proof of Stake consensus alogrithim which is said to be the absolute fastest and most flexible model available, which also features an interesting model where nodes are elected by the users who use WAX. It is said that traders will be able to instantaneously trade WAX and virtual items with ease.

Onto a little more about Malcolm CasSelle himself, as stated previously he is the CIO of OPSkins and he is also the president of the WAX cryptocurrency which may innovate trading for many. CasSelle was the CTO and President of New Ventures at tronc, Inc and before tronc, Inc. he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at the Digital Media of SeaChange International. He has also led other startups such as MediaPass, Xfire, and Groupon and has been an active early investor in companies like Facebook, Zynga, and multiple cryptocurrency related companies mainly related to bitcoin.

More of CasSelle’s experience comes from his education where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from MIT, as well as a master’s degree in the same subject from Stanford University, showing his experience with technology and the virtual world. Other notable positions in his career include him co-founding NetNoir and serving as the CTO, a media production site focused on Afrocentric culture. He was also a director of the Hong Kong-based Capital Union Investments from 2006-2013, managing private investments into multiple web companies.