CEO Profiles

Hussain Sajwani: The Founder, Chairman, and Owner of DAMAC Properties

Hussain Sajwani is a United Arab Emirates (UAE) national who is also the Founder, Chairman, and Owner at DAMAC Properties. DAMAC Properties was founded in 2002, which is currently posturing as a giant property development establishment in the Middle East. Hussain Sajwani is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with over three-decade experience in developing fast-growing pioneering ventures.

 

He has served on various boards, as a member, including Al Ahlia Insurance, Bahrain; Majan University College – located in Muscat, Oman; Emirates Takaful Company, Abu Dhabi; and JUNO Online, New York. DAMAC Properties is a giant multi-billion corporation, which has its headquarters in Dubai. DAMAC Group operates in more than 20 countries across the continents.

 

Hussain Sajwani is a seasoned investor and businessperson who demonstrate a remarkable work history in capital markets and global equity. Hussain Sajwani has demonstrated unique skills in sales, portfolio management, real estate development, marketing, negotiation, finance, working with investors, leadership and developing workable business strategies.

 

Besides, he currently holds a diverse set of investment portfolios of securities in various regional and world markets. Hussain Sajwani runs various profitable projects in world’s cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Beirut, Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, and London.

 

The Trump Organization manages some of the DAMAC enterprises such as luxury apartments, Paramount Hotels and Resorts and luxury villas. In his New Year’s Eve Speech, Donald Trump praised Hussain Sajwani, his long-term business partner. DAMAC Properties helped to develop the Trump International Course Dubai.

 

Besides, Hussain is renowned for his philanthropic activities. In 2013, he donated a check for AED 2 million in support of a campaign with the goal of clothing over a million deprived children all over the globe. Hussain believes that children are the future of the world and hence should be provided with the best possible environment at the critical moments of their lives.

 

In 2014, Hussain gave out AED one million as a water aid to the UAE Suqia. The donation was part of the Ramadan charity giving programs. The water aid was designed to help provide safe and clean water for over five million in the world.

 

Business News

Livio Bisterzo Makes An Impact

As CEO and Founder of Green Park Brands Inc which he created back in 2015, Livio Bisterzo is a visionary who’s business goal is to make “better for you” brand products in the health food industry, so that people everywhere can have a chance at a healthier happier living experience. Before he made this extreme impact on the health food industry he was an entrepreneur for Alvaro Group and then went on to work for a company called Little Miracle Drinks.

When he finally figured out exactly what his purposes was -something most of us die still not knowing- he pulled up his chin, sucked in his stomach, and stood tall like a superhero would before starting up his next business venture which today has created the trendy food Hippeas which is taking the health food industry by storm. These small, organic chickpea puffs are a work of brilliance that taste delicious and are a great protein filled snack in six awesome and bold flavors like Siracha Sunshine, Maple Haze, and Far Out Fajita to name a few.

These creative works of genius are vegan friendly balls of joy that will make you smile and give you that boost you’re needing for a heavy work schedule or a pick me up at the gym. Livio Bisterzo is a brilliant man who has made a timeless treat that is conscientious of the 21st century and the majority’s desire to be and feel better by paying closer attention to our diets. With his keen eye for a gap in the market, he has turned simple chickpeas into something outstanding and delicious that people world over can enjoy.

Each bag contains three grams of fiber, four grams of protein (per one ounce serving), and are all vegan, gluten-free, and organic. On each package there’s even a cute catchphrase of “packed with good vibes” just to instill that “ay, don’t worry” sense of comfort that can only truly come from the gentle personal touch of a human being’s soul making a mark that lasts. Livio Bisterzo is the embodiment of true creative kindness.

Natural Products

21st Century Haircare

We are living in some of the most exciting times of any era as technology has taken over the scene. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are all over the place. The 21st Century is known as the “digital age”, but the downside of this point in time is that many of the everyday products you buy have lost their natural state. This means that they are surely synthetic or man-made. Haircare is no exception and is one of the main topics of discussion. Women seem to love their hair and are positively obsessed with how it looks. Many of the everyday things a person does can affect their hair in negative ways. Dyes can recreate your entire look, but dyes are actually synthetic chemicals that wreak havoc on your luscious locks. If you do decide to use dyes, limiting your applications is a better and safer way to go.

Even the weather plays a huge role on hair. Warmer climates with plenty of humidity definitely causes some frizz action. This over exposure of sunshine can cause hair breakage as well so limiting your time in the sun is a great idea. Cooler weather climates seem to cause hair to lose it’s volume as well as shine. In all cases just try to limit your outdoor activities during these times of year. A great way to enjoy any weather condition or climate is by the use of natural products and there is one brand that gives you these benefits.

WEN hair is the name and proper hair care is the game. (WEN) product are loaded with nourishing ingredients such as lavender, aloe vera, wild cherry bark, chamomile extract, and more. These organic agents protects, strengthens, and moisturizes the hair from the root up. There are numerous products to choose from in the form of gels, pomade, conditioners, and sprays. Join the WEN by Chaz revolution which will allow you sport great hair all year long.

Company Profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wen-hair-care#/entity

Investment Banking

The Recent Financial Support from Madison Street Capital

On the 10th January of 2017, the Press Release published an article declaring the successful transaction between Madison Street Capital and ARES Security Corporation. The CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway declared the successful management and leadership by Reginald McGaugh in the arrangement of subsidiary debt investment and marginal equity for its client, ARES Security Corporation. ARES is a prominent business established in Vienna, Virginia of the United States. This enterprise is specialized in providing security risk control that allocates high-tech software solutions to top firms. Corbel Structured Equity Partners was able to deliver minority recapitalization.

 

 

In response to the announcement, Ben Eazzetta, a Shareholder and the President of ARES Security expressed pride in being a part of this prosperous association. He mentioned that selecting ARES Security would be the wisest choice for any organization who is seeking the most efficacious solutions to protect the most valuable assets of its company. Madison Street Capital reputation had been achieved with the high-end efforts and skills of the exceedingly experienced teams of professionals in the specialized finance company. These professionals were successful in driving the company towards the ideal financing associate. Eazzetta expressed gratitude to the diligent specialists at Madison and showed appreciation for the asset evaluation and the ultimate capital raising process that was eventually formulated. ARES Security appeared enthusiastic about the collaboration with Corbel for an ingenious capital structuring of the investment which will surely lead to the ultimate equity value. ARES considered Corbel for its flexibility and optimal assistance in providing capital solutions. ARES is determined that this new business endeavor will continue the existing momentum of sales and capitalization while maximizing new opportunities of revenue for the company.

 

 

Leading Financial Assistant and Philanthropic Institution for All Companies – Madison Street Capital

 

Madison Street Capital is an internationally acclaimed financial enterprise. It is a leader in investment banking with specialization in financial consultations, financial insights related to corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as financial valuation services for both public and private enterprises. The specialized members of this financial institution are dedicated with the utilization of exceeding corporate networks and successful networking talents. The specialists of the firm expertly arrange top quality financing and capitalization structure tailored to suit each of its clients’ personal situation. Although it is based in Chicago, USA, the firm has subsidiary workplaces located in North American, Asian and African regions.

 

 

Madison Street Capital also engages in several philanthropic activities to improve the global society. It believes in helping local and international communities achieve profits and revenues through their small and medium sized businesses. Madison Street Capital supports NGOs and charitable organizations like the United Way. Madison aims to empower small communities through increased mobility and accessibility in business endeavors. Moreover, the company organized a 10-year initiative related to improving societal causes in 2008.

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Director of Engineering, IBM

Brian Bonar; a leader in a competitive business world

Have you heard of Trucept? If you have, then it is time to meet the creative mind behind the success. Brian Bonar is the CEO of Trucept a company that seeks to manage the different tasks of companies; both small and big companies.

The company helps in managing tasks like administration, human resources, payroll and also the employees’ benefits. Trucept is a company that has the mandate to make unique plans for the company while respecting the operations of the business.

About Brian

He is a financial executive, but it is his technical skills that have compelled his career. Brian attended the James Watt Technical College where he did his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He went ahead to study his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stafford University in 1985

Career

Brian has had an interesting career. He began his career soon after he completed his Bachelor degree in 1969. He has employed as a procurement manager at the IBM a position he served in until 1985. In April the same year, he joined QMS as the Director of Engineering. He served in this position for four years before joining the Rastek Corporation. In this company, he worked as the vice president of sales and marketing.

According to Bloomberg, Brian Bonar founded the Bezier systems in 1994. For one year between 1994 and 1995, he worked at the CEO of the company. He joined the site Imaging Technologies in 1995 as the Vice President of sales and marketing.

In 1999, Brian became the CEO and the Chairman of the Dalrada financial services a position he holds till today. He founded the AMS outsourcing in 2006, and he served as its managing member until 2013.

Earlier in 2011, Brian had joined Trucept as its chairman and CEO. He has served in this position since then. In November 2016, he announced that he was going to retire from the company. Because of this reason, the company began their long nationwide search of the individual that was going to replace him.

The search was completed in December 2016, but they are yet to announce who will take over the leadership of the company. He will resign from his CEO position but will still be the chairman of the board.

Brian was once the president of the Allegiant Professional Business Services from 2008 to 2010.

Skills and interests

He has gained different skills including; private equity, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, marketing strategy, corporate development, contract negations, business planning, competitive analysis and the new business development.

He has also developed some interesting hobbies that include; boating and golfing. He loves to spend time with the family when he is off work.

Invesment Management Firms

Why Morningstar Thinks Capital Group Is The Best

In its new stewardship Grade, which was recently issued for Capital Group’s American Funds, Morningstar awarded the company an A. The overall grade includes corporate culture, fund manager incentives, fund board quality, regulatory history and fees.

According to Morningstar’s Janet Yang, Capital Group and all its affiliations, including American Funds, maintains its top position among the stewards of investors’ capital. The firm’s corporate culture of continuous investing, commitment to long-term results, and its devotion to financial advisers has earned it a reputation as the largest asset manager in the world. Capital Group has been in business for eight years, which has given it extensive experience in surviving the uncertain fixed-income environment. Capital Group has over $1.4 trillion worth of assets and more than 7,000 employees.

The firm has a strong management team that consists of the most reputable individuals, including Tim Armour. Tim Armour, who joined Capital Group in 2015, is the chairman of the company. He has successfully created a favorable environment for the company to grow and compete effectively. Tim has exhibited the ability to sustain the company’s culture of continued development. The firm is famed for its multi-manager investing system that was introduced in the 1950s. The system allows a dozen or more managers to manage portions of a fund’s portfolio independently. The multi-manager system results in less volatile funds and helps during the transition of portfolio managers where investors do not experience jarring change.

Capital Group has improved on their transparency as they are exposing their asset outflows and new reports for advisors and institutions. Advisors and institutions can now access sector exposure for each portfolio manager, top holdings and portfolio characteristics. However, the company discloses portfolio managers who are running small percentage of assets, which the firm considers as the trial period. Capital Group’s investors benefit from long term investment teams around. They include portfolio managers and the firm’s analysts. In other firms, transitioning means retirement or movement of managers between firms while analysts not considered permanent.

Tim Armour is the CEO of Capital Group. He serves as the principal executive officer and chairman for Capital Research and Management Company, Inc, an affiliate of Capital Group. He has 33 years of experience in equity portfolio management. Tim Armour began his career at Capital Group where he participated in The Associates Program. Later, he served as an equity investment analyst. In this position, he was responsible for covering U.S. service corporations and global telecommunications.

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Lip Moisturizers

The Evolution of Smooth

What is the “Evolution of Smooth”? You already know! It’s those adorable pastel lip balms you can never escape from at the stores! EOS is the cutest and most popular way to acquire healthy and silky smooth lips in a matter of no time! Even the ever-so-famous Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera can’t escape the obsession, and they’re smackers are always looking luscious and beautiful!

Sanjiv Mehra, co-founder and managing partner for EOS lip balm couldn’t have been any more right when he thought lip balms needed a new makeover! In addition to ultimate effectiveness, packaging is a plus and often the deciding factor in most purchases! It’s nice and terribly refreshing to see a whole new take on lip balm after spending far too long scanning the aisles for one small, bland tube of lip balm at Target supermarkets.

Let’s talk a little more about the design: how many times have you had to purchase yet another lip balm because you lost the tube in your purse? EOS had thoughtfully designed the circular shape and adorable colors of their lip balms with this common dilemma in mind. In addition to this, they recognized that lip balms have always been treated as more of a unisex product, when studies show that women are actually the ones who buy and use it the most. So EOS decided it was time to make things a little more exciting – and cute – and design an Ulta sold lip balm that not only did the trick, but was easy to find in your purse..and made you feel cute just by owning one! Bonus? EOS founders used their own funds and startup capital.

Now, what’s actually in these lip balms? All natural ingredients! As Racked.com reveals, this makes sense why it would be the second best selling lip balm in the country, right under “Burt’s Bees”. Not too shabby! In creating this product, it was important to the company that the lip balm addresses all five senses; the look of the packaging and the orb, the feel of the smooth balm and the orb in your hand (both very soft), the smell and taste of the balm itself, and even the surprisingly satisfying clicking sound the orb makes when you screw it closed. EOS was a very thought out product, and was developed with the utmost care and concern for those who would be using it. http://www.target.com/p/eos-organic-lip-balm-sphere-strawberry-sorbet/-/A-13731791

Ultimately, The EOS company wanted to focus on creating an emotional connection with the user, rather than “simply being another commodity”. This says a lot, do you think “Chapstick” gives you this much thought? Doubt it.

A company that cares, truly. All around, EOS lip balm is a feel good product! To read more in depth about the company and the exclusive interview EOS did with FAST COMPANY, follow the link below and be pleasantly satisfied!

https://www.fastcompany.com/3063333/startup-report/the-untold-story-of-how-lip-balm-upstart-eos-outdid-chapstick

Women in Business

The Accomplishments that Helane Morrison has made at the SEC.

Helane Morrison is a renowned career woman who presently works for the SEC. She was hired by the organization in 1996 and has been serving as the director of the enforcement plan for the three years at the San Francisco office. Her hard work was recognized by the SEC and its chairperson, Arthur Levitt, recently announced that she had been promoted to be the chief of the San Francisco district.

 

The administration office that Morrison currently hold makes her in charge of the enforcement and examinations operations of that occur within the areas that are under the authority of the San Francisco office. Its jurisdiction covers Oregon, Washington, North California, North Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. The district that Helane heads is part of the Pacific Region, which is managed from Los Angeles. David Bayless was the chief of the San Francisco office, and he served it for five years before leaving to take a job at the Morrison & Foerster law company.

 

Some of the achievements that Helane has made at the SEC include being the head of various investigations that led to legal action against top organizations such as Dean Witter, California Micro Device’s auditor, and the Republic Securities of New York. Morrison was an outstanding attorney before the SEC hired her and her specialization was in offering representation to various organizations and individual who had been sued by the institution. Her legal services were also sought after by specialists who were holding investigations for the SE and companies that were litigated with securities-related class action cases. Helane was a lawyer at arbitration’s, and she defended trading corporations and brokers who had been sued by clients. She also served as a partner of the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin law firm, which runs it operations from San Francisco.

 

Morrios is currently 46, and she has managed to be one of the women that have ever been administrators at the SEC. Other female attorneys who have accomplished this are Carmen Lawrence of New York, Valerie Caproni of Los Angeles, and Mary Keefe, which is the head of the Chicago district. According to Helane, the San Francisco office has increased its staff from 30 to 60 due to the increase in workload at the examination and enforcement department. The role of the inquiry unit is to analyze information on the mutual funds, investment counselors, and brokerage firms’ books and give a report to the enforcement department.

 

Holidays

Recommended Top Wines from UKV PLC for the Holidays

Your holidays are incomplete without a good wine. There are many things that you can enjoy in holidays with your friends and family. Among those, a good quality wine is an important one that shows your classy taste and caring nature. Hence, it is really important that you treat yourself and your guests with some nice quality wine. Thanks to UK Vintners PLC, we have found a list of recommended wines that you can try in the holidays.

UKV PLC is considered as the best independent wine merchants in the UK. They have a huge network of wine agents, dealers, and brokers through which they acquire and supply the best quality wines from every part of the world. UK Vintners have been offering a wide range of wines and champagnes to a number of prestigious outlets and personal collectors. With the help of their highly experienced and dedicated team of wine experts, they are always coming up with new collections of wines.

For this holiday, they have again come up with some great wines and here is the list:

  1. Beychevelle from 2008: This is an amazing wine with a soft and fruity taste. It also has a hint of raspberry and cranberry that makes it a distinctive one. It comes from the Saint-Julien appellation, and it is best served with the first 15 years of bottling.
  2. D’Yquem from 2009: This white wine which has been bottled for last seven years has a hint of apricot, honey, sweet spiced pears and other spices. Hence, it is one of the best wines that will go perfectly with your New Year’s Eve dinner. This wine comes from the Chateau d’Yquem Winery which is based in France that has been producing wines for last 400 years.
  3. Montrose from 1998: This is another wine suitable for the holidays that comes with an earthy black cherry aroma. This wine is produced mostly from Merlot, one of the greatest grapes found in the St.-Estephe region.
  4. Ducru Beaucaillou from 2005: This is a relatively new wine which was bottled in 2005, and it has a full and aged flavor with a distinctive dark purple color. This wine is considered as a great selection for the holidays from the admired Ducru Beaucailou winery.
  5. Pichon Baron from 1998: This wine blend has a typical smoky hint like charcoal and toasty oak. Above that, it is low in acid and a perfect wine for the holiday dinners. This wine is blended with some exclusive wines i.e. Merlot, and it is made in Bordeaux, France.

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Medical Research

OncoTarget Published Study Says E-Cigarettes Kill Gum Tissue

Is one of the most popular nicotine replacement tools more dangerous than we thought? According to a research study, published in Oncotarget, e-cigarettes can be a detriment to gum tissue.

Researchers at the University of Rochester have studied the effects of e-cigarettes on oral health. The result: The fumes of an e-cigarette cause cells to emit inflammatory proteins, which in turn trigger stress in cells. This can lead to numerous disorders of the oral cavity. “The extent of damage to the gums depends on how often individuals smoke e-cigarettes and how much they use,” explained Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Irfan Rahman.

Not only are the fumes dangerous, but researchers say certain flavors – some more, some less can even damage the cells even more. Dr. Rahman points out, “the e-cigarette is not worry-free fun.” Researchers have found that there are several other dangerous components found in e-cigarette fluids that also damage the lungs. Normally, the lungs can get rid of foreign substances by coughing. Another study shows that the vapors from e-cigarettes diminish the cough reflex.

The oral mucosa is our first line of defense against microbial infections, making it all the more important that the mucous membrane remains intact. Such damage to the protective oral mucosa can have health consequences, like increased risk of mouth infections, and inflammation and gum disease.

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For more than a decade, battery-operated e-cigarettes have been considered by the public a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. Instead of burning tobacco, the evaporators heat a nicotine-containing liquid, that supposedly, do not pollute the air or the body. However, studies have shown that the ingredients are not completely harmless, but rather cell-damaging.

Another study, published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology concludes that after just one day of smoking an e-cigarette for only 15 minutes, the death rate of the oral cells rose fro m a normal 2 percent to 18 percent after vapor exposure. After two days, 40 percent of the mucous membranes were already severely damaged or dead.

Nicotine from tobacco smoke has long been known that it inhibits blood flow to the gums, thereby promoting severe periodontitis. If the e-cigarette contains nicotine, its vapor acts similarly.

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