In summer 2004, Stream Energy was established in Dallas, Texas. The company specializes in residential and corporate services; relating to electric and energy needs. Over the next several years, the company would grow and further their operation into 7 different states and regions. Many commercial and residential consumers have benefitted from the efforts of Stream Energy.
Stream Energy is also known for huge philanthropy acts. When a number of devastating hurricanes reached Texas, Stream Energy donated the company’s profits to the numerous suffering families who lost their houses. In addition, SE has also established genuine rapports with numerous nonprofit organizations. They’ve also founded their own non for profit sector called Stream Cares. One of their first acts of charity was to pay for more than 1000 homeless children’s room and board at a shelter. Stream Energy has a reputation that precedes them and a passion to help others; no matter if it is through their business or charity. They have shown that they care about their community and aims to serve. Anytime there is a disaster or an opportunity to help, Stream Energy goes above and beyond. This energy company considers helping the community as a part of their DNA.
They company has social media pages that post inspirational quotes as well as info relating to consumers. On their Twitter site, they touch base on their philanthropy progress and offer people to help if they are able to do so. The humanitarian efforts of SE dates far back before they formalized it with the formation of Stream Cares. The company plans to expand it’s reach business and continue to give a helping hand throughout their community. They constantly put the community first and this has earned them a spot in many people’s hearts. Many people have been touched by the efforts of this company and from the looks of it, many more people will be assisted by their business and philanthropy acts.
GreenSky Credit has set the record in the credit finance industry in the adoption of technology, in the quest to demystify the loan application process. The company, after its establishment in 2006, has been very instrumental in making sure that the customers of credit finance get the best services that they deserve. One of the gaps that the founders of GreenSky Credit had identified in the market while establishing the organization was the fact that many customers could leave the doors of the creditors with dissatisfaction. Either because they never got the sufficient funding that they expected or the customer service was poor. To curb this, they decided to form GreenSky, an organization that would fund creditors so that they can afford to maintain their relevance to their clients. This has moved far to ensure that the flow of borrowers into those small lending firms is consistent.
Another challenge that has been identified by the principal of GreenSky Credit, David Zalik, is the time-consuming process to which the borrowers were subjected whenever they happened to seek credit. A lot of details and scrutiny were also involved which brought about a lot of frustrations to the clients. To solve this, GreenSky Credit, with the help of Zalik David, has introduced a platform that will enable the clients of these small lending firms to borrow money through online loan application. This is an advancement that has taken too long to innovate, but it will solve the problems that have been facing the borrowers. First, the only requirement of the customers will be an internet connection. This will enable the clients to log into the company’s site and complete the loan application and wait for the funds to be disbursed to their accounts shortly.
One secret that Zalik possesses and has led to the growth of GreenSky Credit is the creation of strong relationships with the financial institutions and the small creditors. Instead of spending too much money on advertising the company on the mainstream media, David prefers moving to the grass root and try building viable and constructive relationships with these firms which enable GreenSky Credit to minimize the lending risks by spreading it to these small creditors.
Sahm Adrangi started Kerrisdale Capital Management. He launched his company in 2009. The investment capital company primarily focuses on long term investments and special event driven situations. The company spends a lot of its time researching and correcting errors about underfollowed longs, issues with investments in the stock market and over hyped shorts. Under the leadership of the founder and chief investment officer. Kerrisdale Capital Management works within the telecommunications, biotechnology and mining industries.
Sahm Adrangi grew his reputation in the investment banking niche. He was able to become a respected investor and banker due to his exposure of fraudulent businesses practices amongst Chinese companies. Researching and finding out about these companies caused the SEC to draw their attention to the fraudulent actions of these companies. Sahm Adrangi is also a guest speaker. He speaks at many different conventions and conference. For example, he has spoken at the Activist Investor Conference, and he has spoken at the Sohn Conference. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have written editorial pieces on the investment banker. His skill and intelligence with investing led him to managing billions of dollars for other companies, which laid the groundwork for him launching his own successful investment capital company.
The stock markets and hedge funds have been experiencing bullish activity. There are many growing trends in quant strategies, investments, indexing and mechanical approaches. Despite this, Sahm Adrangi knows that the fundamentals to analyzing stocks is the key to selecting the correct investments that will yield you the right return on investment. The CIO and investor believes fundamental investing helps investors grow their investment portfolios. He has built Kerrisdale Capital Management into a firm that has a mission of fundamental investing. Selecting good stocks and attracting shorts is not a challenge for this investment company.
The New York based investment company started just a few years ago is a leader in its industry. The company has pledged itself to helping clients with their financial decisions. They will continue to lead and support value based investments that are in an array of industries related to public securities.
As a first-time homeowner, there are a variety of mistakes you can make while purchasing your first house. For that reason, experts from Aloha Construction have complied four mistakes that most new homeowners make and how to avoid them.
Tip # 1: Avoid Making Wrong Upgrades
The common mistake that individuals make is selecting the wrong upgrades. Upgrading your house without following the appropriate steps can result in a leaking roof or a rotting siding. This can affect the resale value of your house to potential customers. When you need to put your house on sale it is advisable you consult Aloha Construction experts to upgrade your house roofing and siding.
Tip # 2: Do not wait too Long for Property Inspection
Aloha construction offers a free inspection of the property. This enabled the company to be awarded the BBB Torch Award for its contribution in the community. You should contact the company after the occurrence of high winds blow or hail to inspect your home. The company team of experts will carry out a rigorous inspection process to ensure the safety of your home. They will inspect your house siding, roofing and shingles. In case of any issues, the experts will guide you on the insurance process to cover the repairs.
Tip # 3: Do not Neglect your Gutters and Downspouts
The team of experts at Aloha Construction has identified neglecting of gutters and downspouts as the common mistake made by homeowners. The experts recommend occasional inspection every season. You should identify issues like gutters are leaking or sagging as the common signs of blockage. The experts identify roof damage and mold on the foundation to be caused by leaks from gutters and faulty downspouts.
Tip # 4: Avoid Trying Saving Money on Repairs
The worst mistake homeowners can make is trying to save money on repair or work with unqualified personnel. You should consult with Aloha Construction which is a top contractor in the state of Illinois for your house repairs. The company offers the best practices due to their honesty, culture of integrity and better customer support. This ensures they get the job done in an appropriate manner and at a fair cost.
OG Juan Perez is a successful businessman who knows how to build important relationships in his industry. He was the manager of the studio where Jay-Z and Rockefella Records were recording hit singles in the 1990’s. The two were introduced by Kareem Biggs Burke. They became friends and continued to stay in touch over the years. Jay-Z gradually evolved as a multifaceted businessman outside of music and in doing so his dealings with OG Juan began to expand.
OG Juan’s first business venture with Jay-Z was the 40/40 Club. OG Juan and Jay-Z conceptualized the business model together and it has been a success from the very beginning. The two also had ideas about entering into sports. It took time, but after a while Roc Nation Sports was launched. Roc Nation Sports is a sports agency that exists to represent athletes in a manner that they have not been before. Jay-Z and OG Juan had become fed up with the story of professional athletes spending years with professional leagues and ending their careers with no wealth. OG Juan Perez is the President of Roc Nation Sports and they have several high-profile athletes signed to the organization.
Desiree Perez is OG Juan Perez’s wife. Desiree Perez is also an extremely important member of Roc Nation. She is the COO of the organization and is in charge of all of the company’s contracts. Desiree has been credited with bringing many exclusive business deals to the company including the streaming app Tidal. Desiree Perez is considered an important member of the HOVA Circle of Influence. These are the people who have direct access to Jay-Z.
OG Juan Perez recently celebrated 50th birthday with a group of his closest friends. Jay-Z and Beyonce were included in the group along with his wife Desiree. The entourage spent the evening at exclusive restaurants in some of New York’s hottest night clubs. The evening out made news due to the $100,000 tab. Jay-Z was obviously given credit for the tab being so high. He was also thought to have paid the bill. However, it was later revealed that OG Juan Perez had in fact put up the money for the entire occasion.
Louis Chênevert is the former CEO of United Technologies Corporation. As the head of this company, he left a clean track record of good performance. He showed that with experience, hard work and commitment to a cause, one could achieve his or her dream. Louis Chênevert always wanted to be a successful businessman. All his life, he worked for this goal, and eventually, he managed to accomplish it. In the university, he took a degree in production management. With this degree, he knew that he could play a crucial role in managing one of the most important departments in any business. If the production system is running well, then, then other departments will have an easy time achieving their objectives.
Louis Chênevert started his career at General Motors. Here, he had an opportunity of working in an industry that would explore his abilities in business. GM is a company with high production capacity. He, therefore, learned the most important aspects of the productions system by working for this company. After serving here for 14 years, he decided that it was time to move on to another industry. He made a switch to the aerospace industry. His first destination in the aerospace industry was at Pratt & Whitney Canada. This is a subsidiary of the American company. At Pratt & Whitney Canada, he had the role of managing the production of small jet engines. After working for some time, he showed great results after the production cost went down by over 20 percent. Never before has such kind of success been witnessed before.
Louis Chênevert was hired by the Pratt & Whitney in the U.S to assist them in managing the production in the factories. Just like he did at the Canadian branch, he repeated the same thing in the parent company. His performance caught the attention of the management of the UTC which was the umbrella under which Pratt & Whitney was operating. He was hired to lead growth in the whole company as the CEO. This marked the fulfillment of his dream. Louis Chênevert assisted UTC to make profits at a time when the world was dealing with the effects of the global financial crisis. He served between 2008 and 2014.
When Otto Kolschowsky a German immigrant in the US opened a small butcher shop in Oak Park Chicago, he did not know that it would grow into a multinational food processing plant. By the time the First World War was ending, he had expanded into supplying meat in wholesale. This small shop in 1909 was the genesis of OSI Group. In 1928, it was rebranded into Otto & Sons but continued to run as a family business till after the Second World War when the economy started to expand rapidly.
It was at this point that Ray Kroc opened through a franchise agreement from Richard and Maurice McDonald the first McDonald’s restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Before opening the restaurant, Kroc had first met with Arthur and Harry, Otto Kolschowsy’s sons and entered into an agreement that they would be supplying ground beef to the restaurant. Within a few years, Ray Kroc bought out the McDonald’s and became its Chief Executive Officer. Supplying its ever-expanding outlets became Otto & Son’s primary objective.
In the late 1960s, freezing food with liquid nitrogen was invented. This invention made the work of Otto & Sons a lot easier and affordable as they could be able to transport their products for long distances without going bad. This was necessary because McDonald’s was widening and its suppliers were under pressure to supply fresh and consistent products to the far-off restaurants. McDonald’s consolidated its supply chain, and Otto & Sons became one of the four suppliers.
In 1973, Otto & Sons opened its first freezing plant in Illinois for producing products for McDonald’s as well as the local market. In 1975, Otto & Sons rebranded into OSI Group due to its rapid expansion and to recognize its core business. The next few years saw OSI Group expand and opened its first plant outside Chicago to match McDonald’s expansion. As OSI Group entered the international market, Sheldon Lavin who had joined it earlier as a partner became its chairman and CEO in the early 1980’s.
Over the years, OSI group has become one of the largest food providers in the world. OSI has also diversified into other non-meat products and has operations in over 17 countries. This expansion has been enabled by its investment in research and development to help in the development of new and better products. Research and development also make sure that OSI’s products are safe and of high quality.
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Entrepreneurs always work hard to realize their investment goals. In Brazil, many accomplished entrepreneurs have accomplished big projects that promote the economy of the beautiful country. Roberto Santiago is one of the accomplished businessmen who has impacted the lives of the residents as well as business players. He is the owner of a top-class shopping mall called Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall. The mall is located in Joao Pessoa city and brought a new experience of shopping and entertainment in the city.
As his home city, Roberto Santiago always wanted to do big projects to impact the lives of residents. He received higher education at the University Center of Joao Pessoa on business administration. Afterward, he began his career at a manufacturing company where he worked for some time and left. He left the company to start his own company that specialized in selling cardboard-made cartons. As the leader of the company, the company made huge profits and grew significantly. With business administration knowledge, Santiago wanted to diversify his investments. With the desire to get to great heights, he ventured into the real estate business in 1987.
As a determined entrepreneur with a vision, he bought a massive piece of land in Joao Pessoa with the aim of developing a world-class shopping mall. He put everything in order, and the construction of the mall began. After several years the construction was done. Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall is the name of the shopping complex. This shopping complex has a theater, restaurants, a college, a gym, a gaming area, financial institutions and many shopping stores. On top of that, it has a parking space that holds around 3000 cars.
Roberto Santiago made sure that the mall provided top quality entertainment services. For that reason, he made sure the shopping complex had a top class hall; Domus Hall, for events like weddings, graduations, conferences and exhibition ceremonies. The hall has a capacity of four thousand sitting individuals, but can hold around ten thousand standing persons. The hall is fitted with high-quality sound systems, air conditioners, and soundproofed walls. Manaira Shopping Mall is the best places for entertainment and shopping in Joao Pessoa and surrounding areas.
Roberto Santiago didn’t stop there when it came to investments. He set up another great shopping mall by the name Mangeira. The mall is no different from Manaira Shopping Mall as they are both diverse and have significant business impacts. Both malls are providing employment and business opportunities to residents of Joao Pessoa and surrounding areas. Services and goods are highly affordable at the malls. This ensures city residents enjoy the new shopping and entertainment experience thanks to Roberto Santiago.
The career of luxury real estate mogul Hussain Sajwani now takes him around the world as he searches for impressive ways of creating new and exciting luxury real estate developments across the planet.
However, the career of Hussain Sajwani has taken in many different work options including his very first position in the finance and contracts department of the Abu Dhabi Oil and Gas group; unhappy in this role, the DAMAC owner went on to develop his own catering services company which would become one of the world’s ;leading suppliers of food to industrial and military agencies. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/23813-the-rise-and-rise-of-damac/ and https://www.damacproperties.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board
Moving from the oil and gas industry to the food services industry would have been enough for most entrepreneurs but Hussain Sajwani has continued to develop his career for the future by moving into many different sectors.
Hussain Sajwani has always seen the opportunity to develop for the future and continued this career development by seeking to find a position in the hotel industry in the mid-1990s when he identified a growing trend for tourists from the former Soviet Union making their way to the Middle East; over the course of his career as a hotelier, Hussain Sajwani developed a chain of mid-range hotels which became a success amid the surge of tourism following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The luxury real estate sector was the last and latest sector Hussain Sajwani has so far explored and has seen him develop a career including his own invitation to the Davos meeting of the world’s most important business and political leaders.
As the DAMAC owner, Hussain is closely linked to the family of U.S. President Donald Trump who he counts as a business partner for their joint ventures in the real estate sector in Dubai.
Over the course of 2017 and 2018, DAMAC created two golf resorts bearing the Trump brand with courses designed by Tiger Woods which have already won awards and been critically acclaimed.
The lives of James “Big Jim” Larkin and James Connelly will be forever linked after the pair became political partners from 1910 to 1914 and created the modern Irish Labour Party. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and James Larkin | Ireland Calling
Connelly was a well-educated republican who had traveled to the U.S. to build his career as a union organizer but it was Jim Larkin who captured the imagination of the public with his own brand of emotional and powerful rhetoric delivered to workers about their human rights.
Larkin had arrived in Belfast in 1907 after falling out of favor with the leaders of the English National Dock Laborers union whom he served as an organizer.
The NDLU asked Larkin to divide his time between the docks of Belfast and Dublin where less than 10 percent of the workforce were members of the union; by 1908, Larkin had seen the need for more wide-ranging union representation and created the Irish Transport and General Workers Union aimed at including tram workers in the union in the future.
The return of Connelly from the U.S. in 1910 gave Larkin’s own career fresh impetus and led to the pair establishing the Irish Labour Party in 1912 with the aim of providing political representation for the working-classes.
Jim Larkin was committed to providing a brighter future for the people of Ireland which he believed meant independence from English rule, a dream he would see fulfilled in 1921 for what would become the Republic of Ireland.
Although he is often portrayed as a man unhappy with the advancement of others in the Irish Labour Party or the ITGWU, Larkin was deeply affected when news reached him in the U.S. of the death by British Firing Squad of James Connelly following the Easter Rising of 1916.
By the time of the Easter Rising, Larkin had been forced out of Dublin by a group of 400 industrialists and business owners who used the newspapers of the time to fight against the rise of Larkin as a political leader in 2013.
Eventually returning to Dublin in 1920, Jim Larkin died in 1947 and was given a funeral worthy of his history as one of the great fighters on behalf of the Irish people with more than 200,000 attending his funeral in Dublin.