GreenSky Credit originated at much the same time as many of the other tech start ups in Silicon Valley. The company is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and it operates online to help provide consumers withonline loan access. David Zalik is the current Chief Executive Officer of the firm.
David Zalik is one of the co-founders of GreenSky Credit. The company has been in existence since 2006. He is a savvy entrepreneur, and this technology financial startup company rapidly became very popular and very successful. They have arranged loans to homeowners for home improvements and other purposes. By 2012, the company reportedly arranged approximately $5 billion in loans for its customers. GreenSky Credit works with numerous federally insured financial lending institutions that provide the funding.
Unlike many other tech startups that offer their employees free lunches and a host of other extra benefits, David does not run his company in the same way. He thinks differently in many ways, and that way of thinking has proven to be a huge financial step for the company. While some other CEO’s opt to maintain their companies as privately owned entities for different reasons, David Zalik thought differently. He saw the potential of taking the company public, and the company did go public in May of 2018. It has been reported by Forbes that David is a billionaire, with paper assets of approximately $2.5 billion.
David has an interesting background and early life before his success story at GreenSky Credit. He grew up in the United States as a toddler and onward. His family moved from Israel to Alabama when he was 4 years old. From his young days, he was always fascinated with the computer, and he displayed a great aptitude for learning. He achieved an exceptionally high testing score at age 12. He was then invited by Auburn Universityto enroll in some courses there. His father worked at the University. He never attended high school, and instead he went on to begin his studies full time at the University at the age of 14.
Stream Energy, a major supplier of energy services based in Dallas Texas and a long-time participant in corporate philanthropy, was featured on Patch earlier this year for their company’s philanthropic efforts through the founding of Stream Cares, a dedicated corporate charity foundation that put a formal face on Stream Energy’s long history of ongoing philanthropic activities.
Featured in the Patch’s article are many examples of Stream Cares’ more recent philanthropic efforts. After Hurricane Harvey, Stream Cares partnered with Hope Supply Co. to help alleviate the suffering of those who lost their homes. While many corporations simply throw money at a problem and walk away, Stream Energy decided to utilize their charity foundation to get far more involved and provide a positive experience for those affected, and particularly for the children affected by the storm. In order to do so, Stream Cares covered the cost for more than 1,000 children to attend the annual event Splash for Hope.
In another tragedy, when multiple tornadoes struck Northern Texas before Christmas in 2016, Stream Energy associates actively teamed up with the Salvation Army to raise funds for those in need of assistance. The company then matched the funds that had been raised to double the amount gathered from donations.
However, Stream Energy does not only assist during natural disasters and tragedies. Ongoing efforts to support our military and veterans is also a priority to them. One example of those efforts is Operation Once in a Lifetime, where Stream Cares stepped in to provide financial and moral support for veterans and donated transportation for the less fortunate veterans to be able to attend a special lunch at a popular Texas restaurant. Stream Cares then co-hosted the American Girl Doll Experience for 10 daughters of military members and stream associates got personally involved by supporting the girls through the event.
While Texas is among the least generous states, Stream Energy, through their Stream Cares foundation, is doing their best to make up for the lack of philanthropic and altruistic efforts around the state, and they regularly make it a core principal of their daily operations.
There’s so much that can be said about Dr. Mark McKenna’s work with his budding new company OVME. The new company whose name is pronounced “of me” is causing up quite a stir because of the way that they conduct their business within the medical field. OVME is a considered to be a boutique aesthetics company. This means that the company is dedicated towards cosmetic and elective procedures. The best part about this boutique format is that clients are not required to go to a hospital to receive their services. This frees a month to complete other tasks and makes the prospect of cosmetic outpatient procedures more appealing.
“Dr. Mark Mckenna’s OVME Slays Cosmetic Service Boutique Game” is an article featured on CrunchBase that talks about the exceptional work being done by this facility. It is an innovative concept that was hatched by Dr. Mark McKenna after recent success with other business endeavors. The concept of cosmetic surgeryis very polarizing for many people. The reason for this is that some people believe that altering one’s appearance is vain or wasteful. On the other side, there are people who believe that it is a way for them to achieve self-esteem or look at the way that they feel on the inside. For Dr. Mark McKenna he wants to make sure that his clients are happy and are receiving the medical service they desire.
OVME is becoming popular because it offers the medical service that clients desire in the small office format. Clients are not being required to visit a local hospital in order to get their services, they can simply work in an office visit. For those clients that are looking for an even more personalized experience, Dr. Mark McKenna is working on an application that may allow them to receive home visits from medical professionals. It is his goal that he can streamline the cosmetics process in such a way that it can operate similarly to other ordering technologies such as Uber and even food services. The application that he is developing would allow clients to speak with doctors through the app in a visual format. He continues to work on that project vigilantly.
Shervin Pishevar, the founder of Sharper Capital, seemed to be optimistic and pessimistic about the future of the United States economy in his fifty tweets that took around 21 hours to complete. In a session that seemed to portray gapes in the current administration’s weakness in decision making, the Uber investor seemed to spell doom on some of the policies that have since taken center stage of the new administration. The investor uses the current state of the American economy to forecast what will happen in the next few years and the overall future of the country’s economy.
Shervin Pishevar tweets acknowledge the existing undesirable conditions such as the spreading inflation that is hurting almost every family in the country. It is true that the country has been experiencing inflation over the last couple of years. However, the government is responding by implementing radical policies that seems to rock other nations out of arguably the largest economy in the world. These policies are there trying to enclose people with higher purchasing power to small goods and services in the country, which causes inflation.
Other issues that are facing the country such as low rates of employment and the systematic economic crisis seems to be addressed by poorly formulated and implemented policies that have never worked in other countries around the world. Shervin Pishevar notes that the declining state of the country’s stock market cannot be changed through local solutions that are biased towards the progress of other nations. These trends can only be resolved by creating an open market that allows products and services from other countries.
Shervin Pishevar perceives the current trends will continue to prevail and no radical policy will bring immediate changes. However, there is grimmer of home to the economy that seems to be on its deathbed that the future means useful to the American citizens. Focusing on the growth of the United States economies should be of paramount importance rather than giving much attention to policies that will prevent the growth of other nations. However, failure in some systems should set an opportunity for different strategies to be implemented.
When Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis founded Jeunesse Global in 2009, neither one had any idea how fast and how high their new company would rise. Within just a few years, the firm that had started life next to the lawn tractor in the couple’s Florida garage had grown into an international player on the health and beauty scene. Today, Jeunesse Global ranks among the most impressive global distributorsof health and beauty products as well as the source of some of the most astonishing innovations in consumer beauty products of the last few decades.
Taking a close look at who Ray and Lewis are, however, it becomes somewhat less surprising that the couple was able to pull off such a jaw-dropping feat of business prowess. Both Ray and Lewis had long been known among direct-selling circles as living legends. They had grown a large number of successful businesses and had acquired a fortune by the time they founded Jeunesse.
They leveraged their expertise to create what would become the most innovative and fastest-growinghealth and beauty company in the world. Through it all, the real secret behind the Jeunesse success story has been the company’s great products. With an almost uncanny ability to spot market niches that have been left unaddressed by the biggest players in the industry, Wendy Lewis was able to quickly develop a product lineup that consumers couldn’t be without.
One example is the company’s foundation and bronzer. Known as NV, the foundation is able to go toe-to-toe with any of the top brands on the market. It provides a uniform and beautiful foundation upon which to apply makeup. Many users are so thrilled with the way NV makes them look that they opt not to use makeup at all.
But where the product really shines is in its anti-aging properties. Containing the company’s patented anti-aging molecule, APT-200, NV is able to sharply reduce wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. It is also able to restore elasticity to the skin that has naturally been lost with age. Additionally, NV gives users’ faces a youthful, radiant glow that only Jeunesse Global products can deliver.
Food services are some of the most vital services known to man and there is no other way of getting around it. People have to eat in order to survive and this specific industry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. There are a number of food suppliers on planet earth, but none of them are more productive than OSI Group. This phenomenal company is a literal rags to riches story. Founded in 1909 by German-immigrantOtto Kolschowski, this little meat market had big aspirations to become a huge success. During this time, the company was family-owned and operated, but it would soon make it to the big leagues.
Otto & Sons was making a name for itself by providing high-quality products. It was doing so well to where McDonald’s would come knocking on its doors for business. McDonald’s was an up-and-coming restaurant during this time, but the two businesses complimented each other very well. Even after the cryogenics movement of the 1960s, both parties continued to work exclusively together as Otto & Sons/OSI Group became one of the restaurants meat suppliers. OSI has worked with many other affluent brands like:
• Burger King
• Papa John’s Pizza
• And numerous others
Of course, this is only a short list, but you should have a better sense of how influential this company truly was at the time. OSI Group is efficient for a number of reasons because it has facilities in the nations of Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Austria, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, the Netherland, the Philippines, Spain, India and other regions. In the United States alone, the company has facilities in California, in Illinois, in Iowa, in Utah and in Wisconsin.
The radical right has always peddled anti semitic points of view. While this will certainly surprise no one, who has even been paying a modicum of attention over the past few years, the radical left has also begun to sprout anti semitic views with a far greater rate of regularity.
To Israeli-Americans like Adam Milstein, this is not an acceptable state of affairs. Adam Milstein also finds himself worried about the movements of radicalized Muslims who are also known to spread anti semitic propaganda whenever possible.
All of these groups may share the same misguided beliefs but they each have a different manner of expressing them. The traditions might change from religion to religion. To those who are forced to live out the consequences of these viewpoints, the end result of this bigotry is more or less the same.
North Americans and Europe have both been forced to watch the rise of these groups in horror. It may seem as if the far left should be shocked and dismayed by these behaviors. However, these groups are able to come together and bond over a series of common enemies.
None of these groups are too fond of Western cultural influences that are making their way into their daily living. The groups also despise the same freedom of speech that Adam Milstein fights for. Milstein also finds himself wondering how the far left could find themselves closely tied to such hateful groups.
In the mind of Adam Milstein, the reason for this is a rather simple one: a view of history that is woefully distorted. They view Israel as an oppressive nation and this is what keeps them from knowing the truth. This odd allegiance is even allowing these ideas to spill into the mainstream.
These ideas must be eradicated from the mainstream point of view before it is too late. Now that anti semitic sentiments are even making their way to college campuses, the time has come for serious actions to be taken. Otherwise, we increase the risk of potentially existing in a society where antisemitic points of views will start to become the cultural default.
Waiakea water is a Hawaiian-based bottled water company originally founded in 2012. Unlike many filtering processes that exist within the industry, Waiakea looked to approach their product from a different perspective. Using real Hawaiian volcanic water from the Mauna Lao volcano, Waiakea’s product is unlike anything else available on the market today. Their mission is to deliver the highest quality beverage to its consumers and to do so with the greatest amount of respect and care to the environment. Many competing companies often look to their bottom line to drive their business model. Waiakea’s dedication is to the land that produces their product and to the employees who work every day to deliver its product to their devout consumers.
One-way Waiakea is making a difference and setting a new standard for the industry is by using low emission vehicles to deliver their products. Carbon emissions are an on-going issue for the environment as the demand for global commerce increases every year. Waiakea is focused on doing their part by producing the least amount of carbon bi-product as possible during the transportation process. It is unavoidable for growing companies to have no impact on the environment with the transportation methods in today’s world, but Waiakea stays committed to adhering to their model of putting the environment ahead of their own financial interests. Another way they implement this standard is by giving a percentage of their revenues to local charities and non-profit organizations. They also donate their product to places in need, most notably countries on the African continent, which are in desperate need of a constant supply of fresh water.
Waiakea approaches another problem within the water bottle industry, which is obviously, the water bottle itself. Every year, billions of water bottles are used by consumers as the demand for purified water increases. Not all of these units will reach the recycling center and many will bediscarded into landfills or onto the Earth’s surface. It is estimated that it takes roughly one-thousand years for the standard water bottle to decompose. Waiakea’s bottle was designed to decompose in roughly fifteen years and will hopefullyset the standard for all water bottle companies to follow in the years to come.
Billboard’s 2017 Women of Music list spotlights Desiree Perez, Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation. The New York native and savvy businesswoman joined illustrious Roc Nation, the mega-entertainment, and music label, in 2009. Ms. Perez and Shawn Carter, also known as rapper Jay-Z have been acquainted for over 20 years. She has always been a behind the scenes force in his corporate decisions. Now, in the role of COO, she takes on the totality of the brand’s labeling and publishing operations. Her day-to-day engagements are inclusive but not limited to orchestrating marketing initiatives, creating business partnerships, representing the label’s artists, and positioning music tours. The intense negotiator also focuses on growing the company while producing high profits for its shareholders.
Desiree Perez is known for spearheading high-profile collaborations such as Sprints $200 million deal with Roc Nation’s TIDAL streaming services. This strategic move set the record label up for further successes by offering 1 million free downloads of the new Jay-Z album 4:44 to its Sprint customers. This led to the album’s platinum success prior to the album being officially released. The 4:44 Album Tour garnered 21% more profits than that of Jay-Z’s Magna Carter Tour five years ago.
Desiree Perez, also known as Dez Perez to her circle of influence, also played a major role in Rihanna’s Anti Tour promotion negotiations with Samsung; transcending singer Rihanna’s career into superstar status. Even The Queen Bee-Beyonce, has attained business input and contract deliberations from Ms. Perez for her recent Formation Stadium Tour. The clear-sighted COO keeps the music industry plateauing with sharp, innovative concepts, forging new heights for the Roc Nation brand. She unceasingly trends on the music radar as one of the most influential execs in the entertainment sector today.
One of the common topics in the world is that of oppression and inequality. A lot of people talk about inequality and there are plenty of attempts to fix this issue. However, many attempts are unsuccessful because of the many factors that go against it. Often times, one of the factors is the oppressed group itself. There can be a tendency to focus on the problem and how things are unfair as opposed to finding a solution to the issue. This is where Susan McGalla comes in. She has proven herself to be a capable and innovative leader. The reason that she was able to pull this off is that she had the right mindset.
Susan McGalla has held high positions in male dominated businesses, and she has done it without all of the protesting and complaining. She has instead shown that she is a valuable asset to the company she works in. One way that she has done that is by presenting people with great ideas that have grown the businesses and increased revenue. Another thing that she has done was address everyone equally and left gender out of the equation. This is one thing that her father has taught her growing up.
Susan McGalla’s approach to business is one of the topics that she brings with her to women when she is speaking. She does not waste any time on talking about the hardships and unfairness of being a woman. She instead focuses on different ideas and approaches that women can take in order to make the type of life that they want. One thing that Susan does not have is an entitlement mindset. She does not consider herself entitled to anything. She is instead willing to do the work that she has to do for anything she wants.