James Dondero, a hedge fund manager and Chairman of Highland Capital has put together a philanthropy initiative for a Dallas shelter program known as The Family Place. This organization helps families that have been affected by domestic violence by providing a bed and meals for the occupants and making sure their basic needs are taken care of. The non-profit group has been raising funds to build a new facility and they are now close to being complete. To bring in the final amount, Dondero is offering to match up to 50% of the final offerings up to $1 million. The Family Place is pleased to have Highland Capital partnering in their cause.
James Dondero is one of the top-rated hedge fund experts throughout Texas. He started Highland Capital back in 1998 and has also been on the boards of Nexbank and its NexPoint Advisors affiliates. Dondero’s financial expertise covers a wide variety of stocks, bonds and mutual funds that include collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), complex alternative forms of bond investments that are basically pooled into tranches. Other sorts of investments covered at Highland Capital are high-yield credit, long and short private equity, distress situation funds, fixed income and healthcare funds.
James Dondero is originally from New Jersey though he did several years in the investment banking industry in Los Angeles prior to moving to Dallas. He received his degree in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia’s business school, and then enrolled in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program at American Express bank after his intention to go into real estate didn’t pan out. Dondero became certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst, and he soon took over the alternative asset management at American Express.
In 1993 Dondero left American Express and was given the opportunity to help grow Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. He was able to take the millions in funds he had to start it with and soon had built up over $1 billion in assets under management, allowing it to function autonomously. Eventually this subsidiary outpaced its parent company that Dondero and his partner Mark Okada bought out the shares that Protective Life had in it and soon had it renamed to Highland Capital. Highland Capital not only serves the wealthy clients, they have a philanthropic arm of the company at Highland Dallas Foundation.
The fashion industry is a special industry that combines a variety of aspects together that makes fashion unique. When people look at the fashion industry, it is more than just fashion. The fashion industry is the pulse of various industries that looks towards the fashion industry to determine market trends and popular concepts. What people consider popular in the fashion industry carries a lot of weight in public perception.
As a result, fashion companies can make a name for themselves with a popular fashion design. Many fashion companies have become household names in the public by introducing one fashion design that becomes very popular. The fashion industry is an interesting industry for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is because there is no set rule for what is considered great fashion. Designers and fashion executives can try almost anything from a creative stance. The final judge in many cases regarding what is popular is the public.
There are many occasions when what is considered great fashion designs by reviewers do not become popular in the market. Likewise, reviewers have given a thumbs down to some fashion designs that ultimately became very popular. The fashion industry is an industry where new and different is rewarded. People like to see fashion that is different and touches new ideas.
One of the new fashion concepts and ideas that is becoming very popular in the fashion industry is the blending of technology and fashion into a fashion design. The use of technology has become something that various fashion designers and fashion companies are implementing into fashion in recent years. Technology has become a hot industry in the past few decades, and many people look to technology as more than just technology. The use of technology has also become a trend of how the technology looks and the name of the company behind the technology.
One of the people in the business world who has a very good understanding of the technology and fashion industries is Chris Burch. A business executive who has started numerous companies in his professional career, Chris Burch is well respected for his innovative approach to business along with his business success. Chris Burch knows how to make companies successful regardless of the business industry.
Chris Burch has started and managed companies in multiple industries that include the technology and fashion industries. He understands what makes good fashion and what its takes to be successful in the technology industry.
Mike Baur is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board at Swiss Start up Factory. He received an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York. He also earned an Executive MBA from the University of Berne. Mike spent over 20 years in the Swiss Private Banking industry. He started out as an apprentice at UBS. He worked his way up to serving on the executive board of a large Swiss Bank. He started Swiss Startup Factory in 2014, with his partner. They are the number 1 independent and privately financed ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.
In addition to his work at Swiss Startup Factory, Mike spends a lot of time with Swiss youth entrepreneurs and serves as a mentor and also provides financial support. The Swiss Start Up Factory is located in Zurich. It is an accelerator, wanting to back and support, digital entrepreneurs. The company runs a three-month start up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs. They offer platform services, coaching mentoring and office space for rent in the middle of Zurich. They provide a network of entrepreneurs to counsel and guide the beginners.
The Start Up Factories mission is to help startups become global companies. They want to provide any new startup with all the services they need to reach success. Mike Baur is a frequent key note speaker at small and mid-sized companies, startup events and universities. They help startups go from ideas to the marketplace in 3 months. To reach this goal they offer face to face mentoring programs, a collaborative work environment, pitch training, and a network of connections to entrepreneurs and investors.
Mike has worked with many organizations that provide financial services to businesses. He served as Vice President of Innovation Lab Fribourg. The company supported engineering students, business students and natural sciences, to develop new ideas. Mike started out working for UBS from 1991 to 2000 in Wealth Management, He worked with UBS Bank in the Key Client Area from 2002 to 2008. He worked with Business Area Head of Private Banking with Clariden Leu, from 2008 to 2011.Mike was head of private banking at Clariden Leu, from 2011 to 2012. He was head of private banking at Sallfort Privatbank AG, from 2012 to 2014. Currently Mike is head of the Swiss Startup Factory and is involved in raising funds for the company.
Eric Lefkofsky recently started Tempus, with his business partner Brad Keywell. It is just one of the many ventures the partners have be involved with over the years. Tempus is a technology company that is building a database of molecular and clinical information regarding cancer patients and treatments, and an operating system to allow physicians to access the information to help them select the best treatment for their own cancer patients. The information allows physicians to see the actual results that others got from specific treatments and judge whether or not to use it with their current patient.
Eric has co-founded a number of successful companies over the years, with Keywell. He and Brad were friends at the University of Michigan, where Eric got his Bachelor’s Degree and his law degree. When they graduated the two got the entrepreneurial bug and they still have it.
In 2001, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded InnerWorkings, a web-based printing company. They offered print procurement services to businesses. One of the next companies Eric co-founded was Echo Global. It began in 2005. The freight logistics company was started as a logistics division for InnerWorkings another Lefkofsky company. InnerWorkings is a web-based printing company. In 2006, Echo went public and trades on the NASDAQ. In 2006, InnerWorkings also went public. Based on Tempus.com.
MediaBank was the next venture. They provide media buying solutions. The company was a fast success. Through acquisitions the company became Mediaocean, and is worth close to $1.5 billion. Lefkofsky then started ThePoint.com, a collective action website. The business was a success. By 2008, the name was changed to Groupon. Eric Lefkofsky is currently the Chairman of the company.
Eric has had a lot of business success, which has allowed him to become big in charitable giving. He and his wife Liz, started the Lefkofsky Foundation to help spread their good fortune to many people who need help. They are currently involved with over 50 organizations. See this http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/
What would you do if you had all you ever dreamt of while growing up as a kid? Well, this is a dilemma that faces the people who have made it in life. They feel that they have reached their climax and cannot do much further to make them more successful. Many go into retirement and reflect on the life that they have lived. On the other hand, others result into a life of helping the less privileged in the society. They want to see other people living a good life politically, economically and even socially. While some people may begin the life of helping others while they have made it in life, other begin at the young age when they have nothing except the will to help and serve other people. This is the life that Adam Milstein has lived.
Having made it in the real estate business, Adam Milstein dedicates his life to helping Jewish people around the world. For this reason, he has been involved with various Jewish organizations where he plays major roles. Some of these organizations are Birthright Israel, Israel-American Council, and Israel on Campus Coalition as well as StandWithUs. With these organization, he sits on their boards and usually participates in the decision-making process. He is also known for working with other Jewish leaders such as Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson, notable philanthropists in the state of Israel. He has in the past organized a summit with the two leaders. This summit was referred to as the Campus Maccabees summit.
Adam Milstein attributes his success to these organization. He also reserves some recognition of the role that his wife has played in his life. Just recently, he was recognized as one of the most influential people in Israel by the Jerusalem post. This was due to the changes that he had made in the past and also due to the potential he has in making more changes in the future. He acknowledged this as an honor as well as a privilege. He was named alongside notable people such as the US Senator Charles, Sheldon Adelson, and Haim Saban. The list was made of 50 people who had changed the Jewish world. Professionally, Haim Saban is a real estate mogul and notably, Adam is a partner at a firm called the Hager Pacific Properties.
One of the most disheartening things that can happen in this world is when a child does not have the opportunity to get a good education. Through no fault of their own, many children are denied a good education because of the area where they live or the amount of money that their family makes. Finances should not determine who receives an education, but it is a major factor.
There are thousands of children who want to go to college every year. Many of these children made good grades in school. Graduated at or near the top of their class, but the lack of money prevents many of these children from going to college. There are people who want to ensure that any child who wants to get a college education can have the opportunity to get a college education.
While many of these people are not in a position to help children financially, they can help through encouragement, advice, and other ways. However, there are some people who can help with the cost of a college education. One of the ways that people can help with the cost of college education is by providing scholarships. One of the people who has taken the time to establish a scholarship for children who want to go to college is Keith Mann.
Recently Mr. Mann established a scholarship for graduating seniors from an Uncommon High School in Brooklyn. The scholarship will be given to one graduating senior per year. The value of the scholarship is $5,000. The money regarding the scholarship can be used for any purpose related to educational cost associated with the scholarship winner attending college.
Uncommon Schools is an organization that runs a network of charter schools in the three state area around New York. The network has over 40 schools ranging from K-12. The charter schools are well respected and have provided thousands of children with a quality education.
As the CEO of Dynamic Search Partners, Keith Mann has made it a personal mission to help children who want to go to college. Keith Mann understands the importance of a college education and a college degree. These are some of the reasons why he takes the time to establish scholarships for deserving high school students.
Christanna Bevin Tubman is a certified project services manager in Brisbane Australia. She has 13 years of experience providing onsite project management services to renown Australian companies as well as private clients.
Her first project was in 2004 when she took a 6-month contract as site administrator for Stork. She facilitated the successful shutdown of Pasminco site which was under Stork. In 2004, she took the role of Cost Engineer and Contracts Administrator while contracting for UGL limited. She facilitated the shutdown of WMC Phosphate hill and also oversaw the construction of Woodside LNG4. Her specific role in Woodside was in facilitating the installation of Pipe racks, TOT, power generation and covering Sulfinol.
The big break in her career was when she went into consultation full time. This was around 2006 when her first consultancy role was that of project controls, contract support and commercial specialist. She streamlined the running of client projects through contractor reporting, change control, procurement and engineering control, client management reporting, schedule support, schedule improvements and contracting strategies. Christina also provided site recommendations to clients like Allegiance Metals and United Group Resources to the South of Australia.
Ms. Bevin has also worked for clients like Oakajee Port & Rail, Universal Energy Services, and Phu Bia Mining. At Oakajee, she was instrumental in ensuring control of cost and schedule systems, creating efficient control systems for OPR projects and ensuring these laid down controls are adhered to by liaising with the respective contractors and engineers on site.
At Universal Energy Services, she established project service functions, reviewed and updated implementation studies to ensure the design and process flow are above par; managed estimation and scheduling of contracts; and managed commissioning and construction sites in different environments. Phu Bia Mining is one of Christina’s recent clients to work on a fixed term contract. She trained and mentored the availed staff on processes, governance and system compliance. She helped identify the right raw material suppliers from China, Vietnam and Thailand. She also played an important role in selecting and deploying cost control software to site for proper costing.