In the aftermath of destruction left by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Coast, one company was ready with an army of volunteers to bring aid to those in need. Stream Energy, an energy company based out in Texas that offers fix-rate energy plans to their customers where amongst the first and only companies contributing to the relief effort.
The crisis along the coast, as well as the efforts by Stream Energy and its foundation “Stream, Cares” demonstrated to other companies a textbook example of how a philanthropic effort looks like. The Stream Cares foundation is a rarity amongst such a large company, this is due to the fact that although corporate America isn’t cheap, they, however, do not engage within their communities as thoroughly as Stream does. The addition of Stream Cares to the company is seen by experts as a smart strategic move on their part as it increased brand value and customer loyalty, a perk that many executives are attempting to obtain by emulation the Stream Energy method.
Stream Energy, however, does hold an advantage to the competition in the form of their business model. Unlike traditional salesmen who work from buildings and attempt cold call after cold call, Stream associates are tasked with creating networking groups that they can then speak to in person and ultimately offer them a fixed rate energy plan. The relationship, however, does not end once the customer has bought a plan, in fact, many employees tend to keep in touch with their customers in order to make sure that they are satisfied with their services.
Because of this reason, many employees strive to make their communities a better place. For instance, through Operation Once in a Lifetime, Stream Energy employees will provide emotional support to veterans and their families as well as provide transportation when they require it. It is these efforts that make Stream one of the most respected and revered companies in the country.
In July 2018 the billionaire investors, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris stepped into the glamorous world of English soccer to seek new success for the Aston Villa Football Club. Following relegation from the lucrative Premier League in 2016, Aston Villa found itself in need of financial investment as the safety net of parachute payments from the EPL are due to end at the close of the 2018-19 season. Dropping out of the world’s richest soccer league, the EPL is a major blow to most clubs and caused issues for the former owner, Dr. Tony Xia.
Instead of the traditional buyout, most soccer club owners agree on when making decisions regarding the future of their team, Dr. Xia and the NSWE investment group formed a strategic partnership. Xia remains a member of the board of directors and co-Chair with Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris taking control of a 55 percent stake in the historic club. Read more about Wes Edens at Wikipedia
The majority of fans have welcomed the arrival of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens as owners despite the difficult years the club faced under previous American owner, Randy Lerner. Both Egyptian billionaire Sawiris and Wes Edens have experience in their careers in the sporting industry with the Fortress Investment Group founder overseeing a stunning turnaround at the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise. Not only has Edens been in control of a change in player roster lifting the franchise up the standings, but the entire city has benefitted from the work of the thrill-seeking mountain climber.
Building the new arena specifically for the NBA franchise has led to the development of Milwaukee’s Entertainment District. A large amount of vacant land was found in the district which was purchased and transformed into the BUcks new arena to change the face of downtown Milwaukee. Fans of Aston Villa have backed the change in regime at their club which has seen a change in head coach and the appointment of a chief executive with experience at the top end of the Premier League.
Peter Briger, the Forbes Top 400 business personality, is an accomplished finance professional known for his role as Co-Chairman and Principal of the Board of Directors, Fortress Investment Group. Working out of the San-Francisco office, the investment manager runs the Credit division, responsible for evaluating and executing on undervalued, distressed assets- whether physical or financial. This sector carefully analyzes opportunities in illiquid investment outcomes. Fortress’s Credit business oversees more than 300 alternative finance strategists leading the way. Learn more at fortress.com
Peter Briger has served as Director at Fortress since 2006, and has participated in making key decisions as a member of The Management Committee since the year 2002. The highly esteemed alumnus of Princeton and Wharton School of Business spent close to two decades at Goldman Sachs, eventually becoming partner. While at Goldman, he oversaw compliance operation initiatives, and foreign investment management. Beginning with advancing fixed income plans, Peter Briger would move into whole loan sales, then on to Asian Distressed Debt. He helped co-found the Goldman Sachs Special Situations group in the mid 90s, a team that concentrated on motivated asset sellers that other firms refused to deal with. The Special Situations group became known for its secretive yet lucrative business operations. The wealth produced by the groupoo was ultimately the result of purchasing debt overseas in the right markets at the right time. Timing is perhaps one of the single most important factors when making financial decisions as demonstrated by Briger and team.
Now a 20 year old firm, Fortress has a fiduciary responsibility for $65 billion in assets. The volume of oversight makes it one of the largest funds, and investment vehicles. Peter Briger continues his role even after the recent SoftBank acquisition in 2017. According to Motley Fool, he is Fortress Investment Group’s “king of debt”; and righly so.
Mark McKenna M.D., has shaken-up the beauty industry once again. This man is well-educated in the field of medical aesthetics, and he uses this background to enrich people’s lives. Dr. Mark McKenna is a Tulane Medical School graduate. He is originally from the city of New Orleans, but he has resided in other areas like Atlanta, Georgia. Streamlining the process of elective surgery is one of his main goals, and he has definitely achieved this goal with OVME. OVME, pronounced “of me,” is an advanced medical aesthetics facility. The entire concept of the project has come directly from McKenna himself.
So, what exactly is OVME and how does the consumer benefit? Well, OVME is a medical aesthetics office that possesses a spa-like atmosphere. Dr. Mark McKenna is the founder and CEO of it all. This facility is located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, and it’s loaded with technologically advanced features as well as luxury treatment rooms. The idea of OVME is to create a warm environment that makes the patient feel comfortable. In addition to that, Dr. Mark McKenna has designed the company to provide these minimally invasive services at your home. That’s right! OVME’s certified clinicians will travel to you if you don’t want to make the trip to the office. McKenna has also developed an innovative app that will allow consumers to make appointments. This advanced application also connects the consumer to specific medical practices in the immediate area.
You won’t find any other medical-aesthetics practice that is willing to push the envelope like this. OVME is basically an advanced version of ShapeMed. ShapeMed was Dr. Mark McKenna’s first successful practice that catered exclusively to this field, and it was a major hit. All in all, Dr. Mark McKenna has revolutionized the game in more ways than one, and that’s a guaranteed fact.
Paul Mampilly made several achievements in the financial sector. He attended Fordham University where he acquired an MBA. He has worked at various legal companies, including ING as well as Deutsche. While at Kinetics Assets Management, he helped the company grow its assets to about 25 billion U.S. dollars within a short period.
After working with big companies for many years, he felt tired of helping only the rich make money. Therefore, he decided to return home and spend more time with his family. Nowadays, he works as a researcher as well as an investment analyst. Paul Mampilly is one of the few people who likes helping common individuals make money. His ambition is to see these people make money hence a better life.
Paul Mampilly has a great deal of experience when in the finance industry. He has been an analyst and managed money as well as a trading desk. With this experience and knowledge, Mampilly feels that he has the capability of helping common people achieve their dreams when it comes to making money. He spends most of his time reading to know the current and new events in the stock market. This helps him understand more about the stocks in which his clients are investing. It also helps him provide readers with accurate and up-to-date information about the stock market.
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Paul is a renowned American investor. Previously, he worked as the hedge fund manager and has been in the industry for more than 25 years. He has been featured on Fox Business News, Bloomberg and on CNBC providing pieces of advice and words of encouragement to the ‘Main Street Americans’ interested in understanding the stocks trends as well as when to invest.
Paul Mampilly commenced his financial career in 1991 at Bankers Trust. From there, he proceeded to run multimillion dollar accounts at places such as Deutsche Bank, ING, Sears, private Swiss Bank as well as Scotland’s Royal Bank. While he was 42 years of age, Paul devoted his time as well as knowledge to assist the Americans, know how to utilize the investment opportunities available. Nowadays, Paul works at Banyan Hill Publishing, a research firm worth 80 million U.S. dollars in sales.
Anil Chaturvedi has been an able banker for approximately 40 years. He has an expansive experience in working with great international banks. Anil has specialized in the area of corporate & private banking, corporate advisory as well as investing in banking with a good focus and emphasis in cross-border transactions across the beautiful Europe and India. Anil Chaturvedi is the current managing director at the prestigious Hinduja bank since Geneva Area in Switzerland. In this position, Anil has been responsible for the development of corporate advisory business this included encouraging cross-border strategic alliances between the Europe, Indian, Asian, and USA corporates. Anil has also served as the managing director of Merrill Lynch since 1993 to 2011 in the New York City. This was a wonderful private banker that covers the global regions in Europe, Asia, United States of America, and India. Before then, Anil was the vice president and senior representative for the US operations at ANZ Grindlays Bank in the New York. In this position, Anil Chaturvedi was the head in charge of the operations of the entire bank. He was responsible for the marketing, product development, compliance, and regulatory matters. He also took roles in developing the skills in leadership as well as sharpening them within the organization. Lastly, Anil was effective in drafting a wonderful model for the whole bank. Earlier on, Anil worked as a manager of the development and planning sector at State Bank of India located in Greater New York City. This was between 1987 and 1991. His roles revolved around actualization of the marketing strategy and effective strategic planning in capturing every kind of business for the Non-Resident Indians within the United States of America. While serving here, Anil Chaturvedi was honored for being the Man of the Year Award.
Anil Chaturvedi has a good and admirable education background. He has a Masters in Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management between 1971 and 1973 he successfully finished his bachelor’s education at the renowned Delhi University with an Economic Honors and a degree in Bachelor of Arts. Anil Chaturvedi has a vast of experiences all along his career journey. He has as well received a number of endorsements in his career life and that makes him a star in his generation within the banking industry.