In this life, where fortunes are not served on a silver plate, having a relentless attitude and never giving up is the secret to great accomplishments. While there are a handful of millionaires out there who have risen from dust to grace; only very few of them have had the opportunity of being millionaires twice. Nick Vertucci is cut from a different cloth and his implacable attitude has propelled him to great success in his life as a family man and as an investor.
Nick Vertucci began his grind immediately after high school and at a point found himself living in his van. Nevertheless, he started selling computer parts and other technology utilities. He showed a knack for business and a strong passion for improving his life and that of his family. Within a short time, Vertucci was dancing in the millionaire club thanks to the booming tech industry in the late 90s.
However, his dance was cut short in the wake of the 21st century during the internet bubble. Vertucci was one of the many people at that time who found themselves on the losing end of the internet stock plunge in the 2000s. This was a tough time for Nick and his family as he struggled to make ends meet as he had lost everything of value. His house was the only asset of value and he would sell it in an attempt to get out of debts.
It is already hard enough to make your first million, but losing it and having to start from the drawing board again is essentially selling snow in hell. Nick Vertucci was in this dilemma and he says this was the toughest time of his life. Vertucci is a man of steel; he did not let his situation run the show. He made many attempts to get back to winning ways to no avail until a friend of him introduced him to a real estate seminar. This was his silver lining and Vertucci being an intelligent man did not let this opportunity pass.
Luckily it would be the sector that he would find his bearing again and he experienced loads of success in the real estate business. He has made massive fortunes in the real estate business and now Nick has found it noble to encourage others in the taxing journey of investing and the road to success. He recently published his new book; Seven Figure Decisions: Having the Balls to Succeed. In his book, he shares his steps to success which he hopes will guide others too. He outlines his four steps to real estate breakthrough, as Seeing It, Believing It, Mapping It and Executing It.
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He is also the founder of Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy where he shares his real estate knowledge to thousands of people who are interested in venturing in the sector. According to Nick, the genesis of success begins in believing in oneself and taking risk, because playing safe will not get you to the millionaires club.
This year, OSI Group celebrates 100 years of continuous growth since its establishment. The company management reckons how the food and meat processing and distribution company metamorphosed from a butcher shop down the street into a global conglomerate. The company takes stock of the strides it has had to take in its journey to establishing a foothold in the leader’s list for the global food industry with over 20,000 employees scattered in 65 facilities across 17 countries to thank. And while hitting such milestones hasn’t always been easy, OSI Group made through it all.
A promising start
The Aurora-based OSI Group traces its roots to Oak Park Chicago where it first opened doors to the surrounding community in 1909 as a butcher shop under the leadership of Kolschowsky. Due to unquestionable business ethics and an economic boom at the time, the small retail meat shop experienced rapid growth that saw to venture into the wholesale market. By the turn of a decade, the business rebranded into Otto & Sons and continued to operate under this brand until Sheldon Lavin took over its leadership prompting the change of name to OSI Group.
Like most companies, OSI foods has had to bear the brunt of the economy time and again, some of which threatened its very existence. Others caused stalls and glitches in operation that have in several cases led to missed business opportunities whose impacts could have changed the course of the company. OSI acquires UK’s Flagship Europe.
For instance, the company missed the opportunity of becoming McDonald’s sole supplier of fresh ground meat when the company first started. The financial strains the company was experiencing at the time limited its production capacity thus making it unable to meet McDonald’s supply demands.
Devastated by this turn of events, Otto’s sons brought in Sheldon Lavin as the company’s chief financial officer, and his revolutionary financing strategies helped dispel doom in the company. Sheldon later invested in the company, gaining a controlling share that resulted in a partnership with Otto’s sons and the renaming of the meat processor to OSI Group.
Capitalizing on innovative technology and strategies
Upon assuming office, Sheldon sought to investigate the biggest crippling the growth opportunities for the company despite its long years of service. At this time, poor strategy and redundant technology kept coming up as key inhibitions. To address this Sheldon steered the company towards the adoption of new and innovative technology for use within their processing facilities. He also adopted a change of growth strategy where the company now concentrates more on the acquisition of existing brands as opposed to building new facilities when it comes to expanding global operations.
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Southridge Capital LLC is a private equity firm has had a tremendously positive impact on its clients ever since 1996. The executive team along with founder and CEO Stephen M. Hicks pride themselves on quality financial services for their customers and their dedication to business success. As an LLC that has invested $1.8 billion in growing companies as well as offering reliable, superior services for financial analysis, balance sheet optimization, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring analysis, bankruptcy advice and legal settlements, Southridge provides clients and corporations alike with the security that they are in the most knowledgeable and reliable hands of Connecticut.
Southridge Capital LLC also understands the value of giving back to their community. Through volunteer work and charitable efforts, they have made an effective impact that has rippling effects nationwide. The foundation that Stephen and Mary Hicks started together (called the Daystar foundation) has had a supportive impact on those in need by donating time and money to improving their lives. By partnering with organizations such as the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation, the Ridgefield Fountain Landmark, and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission among many others, Southridge Capital LLC and the Daystar Foundation have both raised awareness for those in need and emphasized the dedicated nature of their business. For more details visit Crunchbase.
In a recent investment, Southridge Capital LLC invested 5 million dollars into Elite Data Services Inc, a online marketing and gaming company. The two companies work well together because both companies have innovative, game-changing mindsets when it comes to customer satisfaction within their industries. Southridge is committed to helping all clients reach their goals, while providing the best banking and securities brokerage services available in Connecticut. They know how to evaluate the liquidity and assets of their clients to provide useful, actionable steps to take them to the next financial level.
Whether its clients need a solid financial plan, confident advice to handle a difficult business obstacle, or are looking to run a business that follows the same level of community dedication as the Daystar Foundation, Southridge Capital LLC is the trustworthy, devoted financial partner that they need. You can check out their Facebook page.
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Working for Saudi Royal as a private pediatric surgeon is a great honor to get a chance to work because such opportunities are uncommon. Dr. Saad Saad was offered this opportunity in the 1980s. The reason as to why he was selected is that he among the pediatric surgeons who were certified by the board in the United States, Saad was the only one who would speak the Arabic and English language fluently. The other reason is that Dr. Saad lived with his family in Riyadh found in Saudi city for about four years and a half and there was proof of real adventure.
Dr. Saad Saad Studied his degree in medicine in the Cairo University where he specialized in the thoracic and pediatric surgery. He graduated 47 years ago with second-class honors. After graduation, he started internship in England and later moved to the United States. While at Riyadh he served with the King Faisal Specialist Hospital. The people who gave him the chance to work there were the head of the hospital and the Protocol Office. They wanted him to help in performing the complicated surgeries. Dr. Saad Saad managed to save a life of the youngest baby of all that have ever got admission suffering from an aneurysm. He also requested the global scientific journal to make it known to the public as a way of creating awareness to other people. Learn more: https://angel.co/saad-saad-2
The opinion of Dr. Saad gained value before the head and the Protocol Office of the hospital for he was an experienced surgeon. The suggestion that he gave concerning flying the patient abroad for surgery or doing the operation in the hospital were never ignored. The sub-head of the hospital trusted Dr. Saad Saad and instead of flying his son to abroad, he requested Dr. Saad to do the surgery at the King Faisal Hospital. The hospital is mainly for the treatment for Saudi Arabia’s Royal Family but the Persian Gulf and Bahrain’s royals, the UAE went there for treatment too. The hospital helps the patients with complicated and poor pediatric surgical issues.
Since Dr. Saad Saad was brought up by a low-income family, he understands poverty this made him work hard at school and at the place of work he ensured that people were served equally. Dr. Saad Saad is hardworking, kind and honest, he has helped a lot of children and teenagers both in his community and outside, and he treated them equally despite their color, religion, financial status, mental and physical abilities. Dr. Saad Saad works in Eatontown as a Surgeon in New Jersey, and he is an associate of various hospitals in the region. Such hospitals are the Monmouth Medical Center and the Jersey Shore Branch Campus.
Rick Shinto is the president and CEO of the renowned Innovacare Health Solutions. The reputable figure is the backbone of the health company, and since his leadership, the company has risen to greater heights and recorded much success than ever. His wise insights and judgement have enabled him to thrive both as a businessman as well as a healthcare practitioner. He holds a Bachelors from the renowned University of California Irvine. He later attended the State University of New York and graduated with a medical degree. He also holds an M.B.A in medical degree from the University of Red-lands. Rick Shinto brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector. He has served at various capacities before joining Innovacare Health Solutions such as being the chief executive officer at PMC Medicare Choice Incorporation, president & chief executive officer of Aveta Incorporation, CMO at NAMM, and COO at Medical Pathways Management Company among others. Rick Shinto is a great ambassador for quality healthcare across the health industry. He is geared to the ideologies of transparency, communication, honesty, hard work, teamwork, and discipline to ensure that his leadership skills are up to his standards. As a result of his dedication towards reliable and quality care for all, he has received various awards such as being named the entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young. He has a soft spot for patient care and works his best to ensure that their needs are met satisfactorily. For instance, he strives to ensure that the company employs and maintains the best talent to ensure that their health services are top-notch.
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Penelope Kokkinides currently serves as the CAO at the prestigious Innovacare Incorporation. She has before served as the COO and VP of operations in the clinical department at the same company. She has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, and her impact is widely felt and appreciated in the clinical world where she is behind various programs that are geared towards making a positive impact in the healthcare sector. Before re-joining Innovacare once more, she was serving as the COO and executive VP of the renowned Centerlight Healthcare. Other healthcare organizations where Penelope has worked include Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice.
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Innovacare Health Solutions is a leading healthcare company globally. The company is affiliated with two health firms located in Puerto Rico namely PMC Medicare Choice Incorporation and MMM Healthcare Incorporation. The healthcare companies are working hand in hand to ensure that patients’ needs are met appropriately and on time. A great initiative that the company leadership is upholding is ensuring that they work hand in hand with medical professionals to ensure that their goals are achieved.
Peter Briger was in 2008 ranked as the 962nd richest billionaire in Forbes Billionaires with a net worth of. He joined Fortress Firm in the year 2002, in March. He is currently the Real Estate and Head of Credit Business of Fortress Group of Investment and the Co-Chairman and principal of Fortress’ Directors Board. Before his election as Co-Chairman in 2009, Peter was just a member of the board since 2006 and a member of Fortress’ Management Committee since 2002.Peter Briger worked at the company Goldman, Sachs Co. for 15 years before joining Fortress. At Goldman, he worked as the Co-Head in trading business and whole loan sales, Principal Invest. Fixed Income group, Asian Distressed Business Debt, Asian Private Equity Real Estate Business.
Is also served at Linktone Ltd as an Advisory Board member. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Council, Caliber Schools board and Tipping Point director. He is also a board member of Special Surgery Hospital, Children Global Fund, Conservancy of Central Park and Princeton Univ. Investment Company. He studied his BA at Princeton University and is an MBA holder in Business Administration from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jobs at the firm are posted at his website, http://petebriger.com/ for interested personnel to apply. Reviews by some of the workers concerning the firm show that the environment is fast paced to work at. The staff are also friendly, smart and thoughtful. Dedication and hard work are also highly recognized and appreciated at Fortress.
The pay is good and goes at hand with one’s responsibilities.Peter Briger offers support to Princeton Entrepreneurship Program that he started with two associates who are all Princeton alumni. He started the program to offer funds to recent entrepreneurs and startup companies for other Princeton alumni.AEF is the outcome of recommendations by the PEAC for the vision ‘The Princeton Way Entrepreneurship’. PEAC definition of entrepreneurship was taking risky actions and creating valuable organizations. It also emphasized on focusing the mind to innovation, creativity and pathways discovery of ideas at all means possible. The program would help the alumni with funds to put their ideas into reality. The funds are limited to $100,000 per person matching their seed production.Peter Briger has been very successful in his entrepreneur journey. He is highly interested in helping people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams and goals.
Rocketship Education is a nonprofit network of public elementary charter schools that has become well-known for their innovative system of using deeply integrated technology to create personalized education for children. They opened their first school in San Jose California in a church, and stunned the educational world when their low income students were assessed by California’s state system as equal to students in the Palo Alto School District. Preston Smith, co-founder and current CEO, writes about some of the lessons he has learned from leading Rocketship Education over the years.
One of the more difficult lessons was meaningful inclusion benefits all the students. When Rocketship Education began, they struggled on how to deal with children with disabilities. Some of them have behavioral disabilities that make them more difficult for teachers to deal with, and that means they disrupt classrooms for the normal children. He admits that at first, Rocketship Education focused on complying with guidelines. However, they developed a meaningful-inclusion model. In that model, students with disabilities spend 80% of their classroom time in the general student population. The students with benefits gain from greater exposure to quality education. However, Smith says the regular students also benefit. They learn to have greater empathy for the disabled students. He admits this isn’t an easy model. It can upset parents when the education of their well-behaved children is disturbed by a child with a behavioral disability. However, he says, that’s a small price to pay for achieving a school community that includes all the children, and which celebrates the accomplishments of all the students.
One of Rocketship Education’s supporters is tennis star Andre Agassi. At a bad time in his own life, Agassi decided to help children who needed a better education to have a better chance at a good life. For reasons outside their control, they did not have the choices he had. He and Robert Turner created the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund, and that fund supports several Rocketship schools. In late 2016, Agassi’s fund opened the Rocketship Rise Academy in the Woodland Terrace neighborhood in the S.E. of Washington D.C.
In 2016, OSI Group was honored with the Globe of Honour Award. The company received the award due to the amount of care that it takes with managing risks that might effect the environment. The award ceremony took place in London, and the company was chosen from a field of 18 other companies that operate all over the globe. Before any of these companies made it to the final running, they had to pass a certain set of standards. Every company that made the running also had to have demonstrated excellent levels of environmental management at every level of its business.Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair for the British Safety Council, was present during the award ceremony and congratulated OSI Group for receiving the award and expressed her happiness with the fact that more and more companies are elevating their environmental standards.
The CEO of the British Safety Council, Mike Robinson, was also present, and it was him who handed the award off to Kelly Grimwood, the Environmental Manager for Europe for OSI. This is not the first time that OSI Group has been given this award. The company also took home Globes of Honour in 2013 and 2015.OSI Group is an American company headquarter in Aurora, Illinois with a global customer base that offers its clients customized food solutions based on their specific needs. It runs on an entrepreneurial model and treats its employees like part of a larger family. OSI runs a sustainable supply chain and has its own kitchen where expert chefs work on menu options for different clientele.
With top-level food safety and quality assurance practices, the company is committed to continuing its record as a provider of foods that meet the standards of its clientele and their customers. OSI Group is headed up by its CEO, Sheldon Lavin, and its President, David McDonald, and both of them have worked with the company for many years. It operates in 18 countries and has more than 60 facilities in locations all over the globe. OSI offers a spread of different foods to its variety of customers, and some of what it provides includes beef patties, sausage links, poultry, pizza, sandwiches, and convenience and snack foods. OSI Group plans to continue its expansion and pledges to continue serving its clientele in a way that sets them up for success.
Todd Lubar is a serial entrepreneur who invested in a lot of industries. He has a venture in entertainment, construction, and mortgage banking industries. He is the founder of TDL Global Ventures, and he is also serving as the company’s president. Aside from managing TDL Global Ventures, he is also serving as the senior vice president for Legendary Investments, which focuses on growing investments and other profit bearing ventures. For more than 20 years, Todd Lubar worked with the real estate industry, providing the public with a chance to own their new homes through funding their mortgages. He is also recognized locally because of his contributions to the mortgage banking industry.
Todd Lubar revealed that one of the reasons why he established TDL Global Ventures and Legendary Investments is because he saw the need for the public to learn more about financial stability. He believes that not all Americans are financially literate, and there has to be an individual who would be teaching them to become more financially educated. He believes that it is his call to demonstrate to the public the advantage of knowledge dealing with finances, and through the companies that he established; he manages to reach this goal. Todd Lubar tirelessly works day and night to ensure that all of the investments entrusted to his company would yield the best results. Because of how he does his job, he has gained the trust of the public and hailed as one of the most reliable investment partners in the United States. Check out their about.me page.
Todd Lubar also developed a unique way on how to deal with everyday transactions within his company. He stated that all he has to do is to have an open mind and have an optimistic view of the days ahead. Today, TDL Global Ventures and Legendary Investments transform into two of the most successful companies in the United States, and Todd Lubar stated that he would be doing his best to ensure that the companies he is managing would continue to become the leading institutions, especially when it comes to helping those who are in need of assistance financially. You can follow their Twitter page.
Fabletics has become very dominant in a market that has long been dominated by large corporations such as Amazon. Fabletics did not use the usual “pop up” method to grow but instead grew gradually and got a really good feel for the market and its customers before scaling.
Fabletics is a subscription company and relies on information collected from those customers to personalize and customize their styles and clothing line. Fabletics encourages new members to take the Lifestyle Quiz in order to find out what it is that they like to do, what they like to wear, and what they want out of their athleisure wear.
For far too long brands have been defined by their price and typically more expensive brands are thought to be of much better quality. Fabletics has blasted this aged concept out of the water. Their athleisure brand is not only stylish, but affordable as well so their customers don’t have to break the bank to look good.
According to Gregg Throgmartin, the General Manager of Fabletics, the strategy of Fabletics is what has helped them to grow so well while still keeping their customers happy. Fabletics has been able to open stores in Florida, California, Illinois, and even Hawaii, and they plan to add many more as well.
The secret? To stay in touch with the customer and to provide personalized service while offering styles and quality that is still affordable. It is important to know what the customer wants in order to give them what they want.
Fabletics has used a technique known as “reverse showrooming” in order to become successful. While their competition is getting affected negatively by showrooming, Fabletics has sidestepped this problem. Fabletics avoided growing too rapidly and instead has taken the time to get to really know their customers through research. They encourage new members to take the Lifestyle Quiz, and that information is very valuable. They were able to find out exactly what the customer is after and design their clothing line around what they found out.
This resulted in about 30 to 50 percent of their customers shopping in-store already being members and another 25 percent normally signup to join the Fabletics club. Whatever a member decides to buy, and where they buy it, if it goes in the cart it counts towards their monthly membership cost. That means that members can shop online or in-store and it all counts towards their purchases.