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Alexander F. Hern is the co-founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Chairman of Tsunami VR Inc. headquartered in Los Angeles, California. After over a decade of entrepreneurship during which Hern focused extensively on start-ups in the very beginning incubation and seed stages, he also held positions on various boards, including serving as a member of the board of directors for Silicon Valley International Capital. Alex Hern was also Executive Vice President at this company and one Co-Chairman of their board of directors since they began. Other notable boards on which he sat include Mobile Airwaves, Inc., IRDG, Inkotomi, Brainbuzz.com, Triton Network, and more.
Some of Alexander Hern’s professional accomplishments include taking a wide variety of companies in the making and nursing them through the difficult to navigate start up process. As co-founder and a board member to yesmail.com, Hern served on the board of this company from its inception through the IPO and on to the sale of the company just ten months later for $650 million. Inkotomi (INKT) which was also co-founded by Hern was later sold to Yahoo. Read more about Alex Hern at bloomberg.com.
Alex Hern’s current role as CEO for Tsunami VR began in 2016. Virtual reality headsets were initially popularized in gaming, but have grown to see uses for a wide variety of applications. For example, tsunami training in a way that demonstrates more real life conditions is now possible, as well as business meetings held in different parts of the world being able to show those back at the San Diego headquarters what the international venues truly look like. Great success is expected from the distinct developments being completed at Tsunami VR to guide VR into the widely applicable success that it can truly become. Learn more about Alex at UCSD.edu.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is stepping down as president of Bradesco, as the financial and banking giant names Octavio de Lazari Junior as the new president, to made official after the March 12th 2018 AGO meeting. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi shared this and other plans coming to Bradesco in the next few months.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was appointed the company’s 4th president in 2003, and has worked for Bradesco since 1969 when he began as a bank clerk. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi rose to the top of the organization over the years, in 1984 he became the Director of Marketing. Later in 1992 Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi became the Executive Director and President of Bradesco’s Private Pension Company, and Vice President and Chief Executive of Bradesco. Later Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi would become Executive Vice President of Bradesco and Chief Executive of Bradesco. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was responsible for increasing the Bradesco’s net income 10% from insurance premiums, and doubling the size of the insurance division.
Octavio de Lazari Junior appointment to the presidency was not welcomed by all members of the council despite his qualifications. Octavio de Lazari Junior has his Graduates degree in economics from Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science of Osasco, and a specialization in Financial Strategies and Marketing from Fundacao Instituto de Administracao. 1978, Octavio de Lazari Junior began working as an Agency Manager, later promoted to the Director of Credit for small and medium size enterprises. Octavio de Lazari Junior, in 2010 got a promotion to Department Director of Loans and Financing. Appointed as a Board of Directors Officer in 2012, and in 2017 Octavio de Lazari Junior became Executive Officer Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradesco’s insurance division Bradesco Seguros Group.
Bradesco will also be saying goodbye to Lazaro Brandao, the 91 year economist announced his resignation this year. Lazaro Brandao has been an important part of the Bradesco family for over 75 years, and serving on the council for 27 years. The insight and experience Lazaro Brandao brings has helped to forge the path for Bradesco to continue to grow and help bring opportunities to the people. Luiz Carlos Trabuco revealed the announcement of Lazaro Brandao was a shock, not because it was not expected, just a little earlier than Bradesco would have liked. Lazaro Brandao, made the decision to extend the hard age limit of 65 years to 67 years, in light of Bradesco’s recent acquisition of HSBC.
Carlos Alberto Rodrigues Guilherme, has been named to be the new Vice President of the council, confirmed by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Carlos Alberto Rodrigues Guilherme began working at Bradesco when he 13 years.
Lazaro Brandao, shared his outlook on the current state of the economic situation in Brazil. Lazaro Brandao suggests much of the problem are rooted in the lack of political unity, there a serious need for true labor reform. Lazaro Brandao admits labor reform will be very challenging, but it is necessary to sustain growth in a stable economy.
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Six days before announcing the new Kodak partnership, WENN digital was trying to release Ryde Coin, a cryptocurrency designed to “benefit the community of countless paparazzi and media conglomerates with whom we do business” – a stark contrast to the words used in Kodak’s press release describing the project’s goal of “Empowering photographers” and “Democratizing photography.” The team turned to KODAK after their project failed to gain traction. Follow Sahm Adrangi on Twitter.
Sahm Adrangi’s Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short position against shares of Eastman Kodak company, a 138-year old commercial printing and imaging enterprise whose stock prices have more than doubled since they announced a partnership with plans to release a cryptocurrency along with a bitcoin mining rig.
On January 9th, Kodak and a newly formed organization named WENN virtual introduced a “primary Blockchain Initiative and Cryptocurrency.” Kodak lended the usage of its brand name to WENN digital to create KODAKOne, a rights management platform for photography professionals that mainly uses blockchain technology and a cryptocurrency that would enable photographers to promote and buy/ sell photos and related services.
who exactly is the team behind the KODAKOne project? with all the media attention Kodak has ignited with this new partnership announcement, it’s slightly odd that the KODAKOne site doesn’t bother to mention a single person from Kodak. Visit The Hedgefund Journal to know more about Sahm Adrangi.
That is for a good reason – now that they have graced the project with its name, Kodak can contribute absolutely nothing else.
At the CES conference, Kodak also announced an even less promising project to which it lended its copyright: the KashMiner. A Bitcoin mining rig seen by most as a scam. Experts in the cryptocurrency scene claim that for the price of the KashMiner (above 3,000 USD) the amount of Bitcoin mined would put the owner at a net loss over a 2 year period, taking into account the increasing difficulty of mining Bitcoin.
Investor Adam Milstein is working in the industry of real estate and doing extensive philanthropy. He became the managing partner of the company Hager Pacific Properties 18 years ago in the year 2000. Milstein is also a co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation that he created with his wife several years ago.
Adam Milstein was born in Israel. In 1971, he served at the Israeli Defense Forces and later served in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Over the next handful of years, Adam Milstein served in Egypt and several other places. In 1981, Milstein married and moved to the United States of America together with his wife.
In the US, Milstein attended the University of Southern California, achieving a master’s degree in Business Administration. After graduating, Milstein put a start to his career in the industry of commercial real estate, working as a sales agent. After a decade working for their businesses, Adam Milstein became a part of his current company. He is a managing partner and oversees the disposition, financing, an accounting of the Hager Pacific Properties.
Hager Pacific Properties has been around for well over a decade. The business is based in California. It specializes in industrial, office, retail, and multi-family properties doing acquiring, repositioning and rehabilitating.
Philanthropy is a large part of the life of the Milstein family. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation was started in the year 2000. The foundation is a sponsor of education in Jewish culture. It helps youths discover their Jewish roots. Milstein is also a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council which has turned into the fastest growing such organization in the United States. Recently, Milstein assumed the position of its National Chairman
Over the years, Milstein has come to be a part of a number of board and foundations, most of which are Israeli. He is a strong proponent of community and connecting to one’s roots and heritage. Adam Milstein is on the board of Jewish Funders Network, Israel on Campus Coalition, Birthright Isreal, Hasbara Fellowships, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Stand by Me, National Council, and many others.
In regards to former CEO of United Technologies, Louis Chenevert was the man to look up to when wanting to be successful. Before his time at UTC, Chenevert worked his way up and began building a very successful line of businesses. After taking the UTC CEO job, Chenevert looked to grow the company farther than anyone dreamed. He spent most of his first year trying to make a deal with Goodrich, a supplier of systems aerospace companies. If he could make this deal happen and eventually merge with Goodrich, it could be the best thing to happen in such a large industry of aerospace suppliers. Chenevert made it happen with a $18.4 billion deal, which made this merge very powerful in the industry. The deal really brought Chenevert the name of fame and his Alma Mater gave him an honorary doctorate in line with the success he had brought upon himself. Visit utc.com to know more about Louis Chenevert.
After merging with Goodrich, the two companies worked to create a geared turbofan engine. Although the project was expensive, Louis Chenevert was able to offer it to Pratt & Whitney due to the engine being perfect for their plane’s body shape. Over 14 airliners now fly with these engines and it continues to grow everyday. In regards to being a business for aerospace manufacturing and technology, Chenevert focused on bringing engineers to his company in order to gain a higher profit. With that forward thinking, he was able to get engineers to come and work for him at the companies headquarters in Connecticut. With Chenevert’s knowledge on the market, he knows how to profit and how each little sub-area runes. For example, the demand cycles in the commercial world and the military world run differently. His goal is to ultimately grow the aerospace maximization for profit and find where aerospace can help in any little area.
With his success, Louis Chenevert is one of a kind in business and many models of it can be learned from him. The education and experience he brought to the field is unparalleled, especially with his business mindset. Louis Chenevert is success. Read more about Louis Chenevert at Crunchbase.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is steeped in the culture of Bradesco with his decades of service to this prestigious bank. They are one of Brazil’s largest private banks and they have a strong presence in the country and extensive resources to draw upon. Trabuco, as he is known among his peers, has served as their CEO since 2009 when he took the reins of leadership amidst the great recession which reverberated throughout the world. The financial sector was particularly weak around the globe and he brought Bradesco through all this safely.
Trabuco was educated at the University of São Paulo, where he graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Science, and Letters. Despite this unique academic background, he has demonstrated great acumen regarding intricate and sophisticated financial matters. Most executives take a traditional course in their academic pursuits such as Finance, Business, or Economics.
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was born in Marília in 1951 which happens to be the location of Bradesco’s first branch when they were founded in 1943. Trabuco started his career in 1969 when he served as a clerk and served two years there. He then transferred to the company headquarters in São Paulo, where he began a path of steady growth and development in his banking career. He has served in many different capacities within Bradesco and it has given him a solid foundation to fully grasp the inner workings and culture established at Bradesco.
His time spent leading the Marketing division of Bradesco is noteworthy because of a significant reform that he implemented. He modernized Bradesco’s relations with the Brazilian financial media when he for the first time began to speak with reporters about the bank and its activities. In so doing, he displayed a sensitivity for the need of modern communications and increased the brand awareness of Bradesco.
The company, university that Trabuco established was another significant innovation, which helped Bradesco develop future leaders for the bank’s hierarchy. He was able to determine along with other top managers at Bradesco who showed strong potential for higher management positions. These people were promoted and given more responsibility and a platform to voice their opinions.
The performance of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi when he was the President of Bradesco’s insurance division is where he came into his own as a top-ranking executive. The insurance portion of Bradesco’s business realized a substantial rate of growth under Trabuco’s leadership which gave him greater stature with top management. This remarkable growth made a strong contribution to the company’s bottom line and for the first time, Trabuco’s name was bandied about for the CEO position. Twice he was given the great honor of being named as the Insurance Personality of the Year.
The position of CEO at Bradesco carries with it social implications and Trabuco displays a deft touch for certain responsibilities that accompany his job. His opinion on high-level economic matters that affect both public and private endeavors is often sought after. Some of the country’s biggest financial projects are financed with Bradesco capital and crucial decisions are often made by Trabuco.
Market leadership in the private sector has always been a prime consideration for Bradesco. When Trabuco assumed the office of CEO in 2009, they had lost the top spot to their rival Itaú Unibanco. For several years, Bradesco focused on their core businesses and generating organic growth in an effort to remain competitive. In 2015 however, Trabuco engineered a game changing deal when Bradesco purchased the Brazilian branch of HSBC for US $ 5.2 billion. This was the largest deal of the year and Trabuco was honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Finance by DINHEIRO. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi knows Bradesco like few others and he leads them well.
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Robert Ivy is the current Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice president of the American Institute of Architects. American Institute of Architects is a US-based professional firm for architects. The headquarters of the organization is located in Washington, D.C. The Company provides government advocacy, education, public outreach, and community redevelopment to assist the architecture profession and better its public influence. Additionally, in order to aid the building industry, the American Institute of Architects works together with associates of the design and construction group.
Since he was elected into his position as the CEO, Robert Ivy controls and manages all the activities conducted in the company. Moreover, Robert also started two major investigations into the role of architects in the community and the future of architecture practice. The American Institute of Architects through Robert’s help partnered up with the Clinton Global Initiative. This partnership will focus on making design a stimulus for bettering public health through digital programs, research grants, and community planning.
Before joining the American Institute of Architects, Ivy worked with various companies. One of the companies that he worked at is the McGraw-Hill Construction. At McGraw-Hill. Ivy functioned as their Editorial Director and Vice President. Additionally, another company that he worked at is the Architectural Record where he functioned as their Editor-in-Chief. At Architectural Record, Robert Ivy oversaw 16 prints and 17 digital publications. Under his management, Architectural Record received various awards. One of the awards that the organization received is the National Magazine Award for General Excellence (granted by the American Society of Magazine Editors).
Due to his outstanding contributions to editorial success in business media, Robert Ivy was awarded the G.D. Crain Award in 2009. Moreover, in 2010, Robert Ivy was named a “Master Architect” by a national architecture fraternity known as the Alpha Rho Chi. This was due to his immense contributions to spreading the value of design both at national, and international levels.
Robert Ivy studied at the University of South in Tennessee where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Additionally, Robert also holds a Master’s in Architecture degree from Tulane University found in Louisiana.
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The prison communication industry of North America is not what it used to be a decade ago, thanks to the input of Rick Smith who is the current CEO, President and Chairman of Securus Technologies Inc., one of the leading providers for inmate technology solutions. In the 9 years that he has been on the leadership of Securus, he has managed to influence, not only his company, but also competitors in the industry, to deliver value for money and to keep on improving themselves. You might have come across some press releases where he is talking of how Securus has improved and how customers perceive the company products. While this might appear like just any regular press release, it is not. He is indirectly telling his competitors that they need to improve their products and service delivery. Read more about Rick on Bloomberg.com.
Since Rick Smith joined Securus, the company has steadily moved to be an industry leader and be very influential. The company acquired Syscone Justice System. This has had a very big impact o how people view the company. Syscone Justice System is a global leader in the correctional management technology arena. As such, it has made Securus gain global recognition for holding patents to innovative prison technology products.
As the CEO of Securus, Rick Smith oversaw the company invest over $650 million on technology. As a result, today, Securus is able to deliver at least one technology product after every two weeks. The company also constructed one of the most magnificent call centers in the world. They understand the frustration you go through when you have to wait in line for hours. Theirs is to ensure that you are served promptly.
To improve customer service, Rick Smith has also invested in improving how the company handles customer complaints and avoiding them in the first place. This has gotten the company accredited by BBB Accreditation body, earning an A+ Grade in the process. Rick Smith encourages other companies, within the industry, to follow in these footsteps and to improve the overall experience that customers have with this industry. According to Wikipedia
Rick Smith is a good leader, as can be seen with his achievements in every company that he has had the opportunity to lead. But he did not just wake up one day and found himself with the reputation for good leadership, he had to earn it. That is how the system works. He hold two Master’s degrees in Business Administration and in Mathematics. The knowledge obtained in business administration has enabled him in strategizing and executing good leadership. And, his experience in the technology industry makes him the best position for the leadership of Securus Technologies Inc.
Among the things entrepreneurs get exposed to are trends. There are tons of trends that people get to look at as entrepreneur. Bob Reina, who is the founder and owner of Talk Fusion has been able to look at the trends that are surrounding the internet. In order to choose his favorite trends, he has decided to look closely at what they have done for people. Among the trends that people choose from are social media, online video, downloading, streaming and plenty of other trends. Other entrepreneurs have chosen their favorite trends to look at with technology. Bob Reina has chosen online video.
One thing with online video is that it has made a lot of changes to the way people connect with one another. It has also changed entertainment. One good thing with online video is that it can be viewed with social media. One thing that made Bob Reina choose online video as his favorite trend is that he has seen the type of potential that it has. This potential has made him very excited to the point that he has even wanted to help with the development of online video. The excitement has given him the passion to start companies and develop apps based on this medium.
While online video has come a far way from the choppily animated and blocky looking images, there are still plenty of progress that is yet to be made. One of the only ways that progress is going to be made is if someone with a vision helps it in the right direction. Among the things that people are going to benefit greatly from is communicating with video. This is one of the most exciting aspects of video. When people are able to see one another, then this almost like interacting in person.
In the fall of 2009, Michael Zomber published two books about Japanese history. Shortly after the publications, he launched a podcast about them on the iUniverse website. His online interview covers all of the important topics of “Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan” and “Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai.” Both of these titles highlight Zomber’s interest in Asian history and traditions. More specifically, he is a big fan of the ancient samurai traditions that have been interwoven into Japanese society for generations. In fact, Michael Zomber holds a sizable collection of swords, armor and other weapons that once belonged to samurai fighters who served Japan’s powerful dynasties. It’s not surprising that he was invited to provide his insight on the History Channel’s Guns of the Orient. Despite the title, this show has a lot of content about samurai swords and other classic weapons.
Michael Zomber’s personal collection of antique weapons also includes some guns and rifles from the American Civil War and American Revolutionary War. He even owns a pistol that was perhaps fired by George Washington during some battles against British forces. Additionally, Zomber possesses some guns that belonged to Simon Bolivar, a prominent revolutionary leader in South America. For the most part, Zomber is only fascinated with antique firearms that are typically displayed in museums, galleries and historic sites. He is simply not a big fan of modern weapons that don’t have much aesthetic appeal or historic value. Michael Zomber emphasizes the spiritual aspect of samurai swords and other related accessories.
As a creative author and film producer, Michael Zomber is a truly skilled man who knows how to share his passion with the rest of the world. After opening his own film studio, he released the “Soul of the Samurai” with some help from a Buddhist leader in Los Angeles. As a guru on samurai traditions, Kensho Furuya gave Zomber plenty of reliable information for the production of this documentary. One of the most important topics in the “Soul of the Samurai” is Bushido, which refers to a traditional code of honor.