Ara Chackerian has built a respectable reputation for himself as both an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is a big proponent for giving back to the community and is involved in many efforts that are dedicated to doing just that. The healthcare field is what Chackerian’s career is built around. He’s spent numerous years trying to perfect the connection between technology and healthcare services. His passion for the field has lead to him being selected to serve on multiple boards in the Bay Area. Chackerian’s interests span further than just Healthcare, he also advocates for environmental and youth development causes.
Ara Chackerian is heavily involved with an innovative teak farm in Nicaragua, which he sees as a major environmental focus. The farm is called Limonapa Teak. Limonapa prides itself on having a low eco-footprint so that the soil is not decimated and can be used for years to come. Not to mention, the farm creates many steady employment positions for Nicaraguan residents.
In a recent interview Chackerian did he shed more light on his latest venture TMS Health Solutions, as well as what motivates him in his career.
According to The News Version, one thing Ara Chackerian touched on was how the idea for TMS Health Solutions came about. He and his longtime business partner were looking for a way apply their experience in building out-patient diagnostic radiology centers to another segment of healthcare. The duo spent years orchestrating the development of a network of centers in Northern California before a suggestion from a long-time provider partner changed their approach. It gave them a new perspective on the outpatient psychiatry space, especially transcranial magnetic stimulation. This treatment effectively combines technology with healthcare.
According to Patch, Ara Chackerian is one of the individuals leading the charge in ending the stigma of suicide. So many people lose their battle with depression yet, no one is comfortable talking about suicide. This is an important discussion that needs to be had as suicide can affect anyone. It does not discriminate and doesn’t belong to any single demographic. The only way to truly end the stigma of mental health and suicide is to have discussions about it.
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Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been the president of the Bradesco Bank in Brazil for nine years. This is one of the largest bank equity in the country and is also the second private bank in Brazil. In 2015 Trabuco was named Entrepreneur of the Year in finance by Isto E Dinheiro Magazine. He is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banco Bradesco. Read this article about Trabuco at Estadao.
Trabuco joined the group of the 100 most Influential Brazilians in 2009. His work has been so influential that he was named one of the best CEOs by the American Forbes magazine which loos at business people from all around the world. Visit Wikipedia.org to know more about Trabuco.
Trabuco attended the Facility of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters of Sao Paulo and has his Masters’ degree in soci0-psychology from the Fundacao School of Sociology and Politics of Sao Paulo. While he was in school he was working as a clerk at the Banco Bradesco at the age of 17. He did well and eventually go promoted to marking director. At this time the bank became one of the most modern banks in the country. He spent 8 years in marketing and then became the head of the Bradesco Vida a Previdencia which focuses on dealing with private pensions. From this position he went on to become the president of the bank and oversees all operations and departments.
In addition to being in charge of one of the biggest banks in Brazil, Trabuco has received several awards for his service. In 2006 he was named Business Sector Leader, Business Personality of Insurance, and Insurance Person of the Year. In 2007 he was also named Insurance Person of the Year. In 2009 he won the Don Quioxote trophy. From here the awards kept coming and he became known around the world for his leadership skills and his knowledge of the banking industry.
Companies that deal in the transportation of natural resources have a unique tax advantage available to them. If they fit a certain criteria they can operate as tax-free entities, all they have to do is dispense 90% of their revenue to their stakeholders. According to a 1987 statute such companies can dispense funds whenever they choose, meaning that stakeholders can receive a beefy payout at a monthly to quarterly basis. The stakes being sold are known as MLPs, or Master Limited Partnerships. Although they bear no controlling interest, they serve as a legitimate investment into the company. The checks such business send to their stakeholders have been given a unique name by Matt Badilai. He calls them freedom checks.
Matt Badiali has been alerting people to their existence for awhile now. His freedom check ads are well known, but widely panned as scams. This is because most people do not understand freedom checks, or the man that is offering up the information. This is what Badiali does, alert John Q. Investor to the unique opportunities before them. He has been doing it for awhile now, mostly as a writer and editor of Banyan Hill Publishing.
Matt Badiali is a respected financial analyst with hands-on experience in the natural resource market. An expert geologist, Matt Badiali has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Penn State accompanied by a Master’s degree in Geology from Florida Atlantic University. Badiali travels worldwide inspecting various businesses to gain first hand knowledge about their reliability. He shares this knowledge with his readership.
Although Matt Badiali is a noted panelist for Banyan, his freedom check ads are his most known claim to fame. Although many cry scam, freedom checks are actually an investment being offered by an investment guru. Matt Badiali is just doing his job, alerting people to the investment opportunity before them. MLPs for natural gas/oil providers that net profitable payouts on a regular basis. Existing simply so business can take advantage of significant tax cuts to swell their coffers.
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End Citizens United started in 2010 when the Supreme Court in the USA made a huge classification. It classified corporations as ‘people’, allowing massive corporations to spend unlimited amounts of cash and leave no trace what so ever. Through this classification, elections could be bought with money. Votes and the democratic process were secondary. Even though, End Citizens United have been classified as a democratic outfit, they consistently make it clear that the reason that they are supporting Democrats is because, in spite of having Republican party members speak out against the big money involved in elections, the powers that be in the Republican party and their representatives in the US Senate are vehemently fighting it.
End Citizens United simply have one aim, remove big money from the scope of elections, provide a chance for pro-reform candidates to be heard, and help keep elections unadulterated. They are championing the democratic process in the United States and have vehemently opposed candidates that have used big money to get to where they are. A candidate of the sort, is Rick Scott, the current governor of Florida who in 1997 took a shameful exit from the position of Columbia/HCA under allegations of Medicare fraud which had the firm pay $1.7 billion as fines. Even with Rick’s determination to pass the blame to his subordinates during the crisis and later starting to dismiss the accusations completely.
End Citizens United have submitted complaints against Scott, accusing him of taking campaign donations (that currently have his funds at $78 Million) through the New Republican Super PAC, to avoid limits being imposed. This is a violation of the Federal Elections Commission rules. Closer examination has revealed that Scott was chairing the PAC when private equity firms that profited from his ruling on state pension investments donated to the PAC, which Scott allegedly syphoned to his own election campaign. The firms were believed to have made more than $3 Million in fees alone thanks to his decision. End Citizens United has fought the influence of money in elections and is fighting Rick Scott as well. Their tireless efforts is a ray of hope for a truly democratic election and true reform.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) July 13, 2018
Softbank, one of Japan’s biggest banks recently acquired the Fortress Investment Group. The deal closed in 2018 after the group’s shareholders approved a deal worth 3.3 billion dollars. The deal would mark the return of the group to private hands after it listed on the NYSE in 2007 under the capable hands of the Current Co-CEO Peter Briger. He was at the time a member of the firm’s board of directors having joined them in 2002. The Fortress Investment Group had listed on the Stock exchange at a time when it was managing assets worth around 30 billion dollars which were split out in various industries.
The group has experts spanning almost every industry who help the management time analysis, investment opportunities and help them make informed investment decisions that ensures the group remains profitable. The asset under management by the time of Softbank’s acquisitions were around forty-two billion dollars. Fortress Investment Group today manages long-term investment vehicles that include five publicly listed firms. One of their flagship permanent investment vehicles is Brightline which falls under the transportation investment division. Brightline is a Florida based firm that invests in the private rail business. Brightline has various within Florida and runs its passenger trains on various routes in Miami where it has helped the people of the town cut down on commute times by up to two hours during rush hour.
This diverse portfolio was one of the main reasons why Softbank had a keen interest in the group’s operation. Softbank based on its earlier investments understood the need for diversity in private equity portfolios as it prevents the sudden collapse of a firm’s value in case something happens to the one area that they had invested their entire capital. The fortress investment recently acquired the largest ski establishment in the world based in Canada. This investment was in line with their earlier entry into the gaming world which included a holding company that owns a number of Casinos as well as horse racing fields. As the Fortress investment Group returns to private hands its now up to the team of Peter Briger and his colleagues to help it achieve more success.
David Mcdonald is the president, Chief Operating Officer and also sits in the company’s board of directors at OSI International Foods. He serves as the Chairman of North America Meat Institute. David has been with the OSI Group since 1987 which is a global food processing company. Currently, OSI Group is one of the largest food providers in the world.
When he took over in 2015 McDonald’s was in the midst of an identity crisis. He made a turnaround of all global operations constituting of the company’s vision. He concentrated on restructuring the business. David Mcdonald made significant changes within the company globally by stripping away bureaucracy, regrouped and consolidated each market segment by need instead of geographic region which in return has made them be ranked in the high-growth category.
The goal was to sell 1,500 restaurants annually when he took over, but he shifted that to 4,000. He achieved his goal nearly a year ahead of schedule. In just less than three years McDonald’s franchised stores increased from 81 per cent to 91 per cent. David Mcdonald took on the decision to franchise stores to free the company somewhat from risk. The shift I made a positive impact for the company financially.
David Mcdonald had a vision of making McDonald’s faster and adaptable than it was before. To implement new changes but to ensure they are effectively implemented. He launched an all-day breakfast in October 2015 as it was what the customers wanted. OSI Group acquires Dutch company Baho Food. Although it brought about complexity in the kitchen, he said they had to figure it out. He was mainly focused on what the customers loved most which technically was discounts and breakfast.
He has helped the OSI Group attain growth which has made it remain at the top of the evolving international food services Industry. He has remained actively involved at the Iowa State University through donations to the school’s scholarship fund and has helped set-up internships for ISU students. Generally, his in-depth understanding of the visions of the company gives McDonald’s an advantage the more reason they have rising business opportunity.
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It is not an easy thing when a young child is forced to undergo a medical procedure that lasts several hours. The only hope for the child’s survival rests on the wit and expertise of the surgeon operating on the child. You do not have to worry if the child is under the care of Dr. Saad Saad, a certified pediatric surgeon.
Over the years in his profession, Doctor Saad has seen and handled many complicated procedures. Because he is a pediatric surgeon, most of these surgeries have made him know how children feel when they undergo medical procedures. Dr. Saad Saad understands that at times, before operating on a child, several tests are done.
The aim of the test is to locate the exact place to be operated. It is even hard when the location of operation is an internal organ. Because of this, a child has to undergo several tests to help medics locate the exact place of surgery. Starting with the basic x-ray test, a child may advance to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through CT Scan. At times, depending on the magnitude of the problem, the patient may undergo several repeated examinations. This definitely increases the pain and the risk of further damage to various body organs and tissue.
It is because of the aforementioned pain that these young children go through that moved Dr. Saad Saad to do research. The aim is to help medical doctors take children to painless operation. Thanks to Dr. Saad Saad’s research, today, millions of children can at least face a surgery without fear of getting into much pain.
The first of the two medical inventions is the Catheter With Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device (it’s patented as 5, 727, 553). With this invention, it is now possible for x-ray or CT Scan experts to locate the area with a problem that needs to be removed. The area can be inside the patient’s body. Thanks to this invention by Dr. Saad Saad, it is now possible to locate the organ or part of the body without any harmful test.
The second invention is Methods and Apparatus For Providing Suction, And/Or Irrigation In A Rigid Endoscope While Maintaining Visual Contact With A Target Area Through The Endoscope (Patented as 5, 725, 478). Just as the other invention, the aim is to reduce the pain of undergoing surgery by completely avoiding any texts. Apart from his two medical inventions, Dr. Saad Saad has helped complete many complex surgical procedures on children in the U.S. and in other foreign countries such as Israel, West Bank, and Saudi Arabia. Learn more: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/
Jeremy Goldstein is a reputable name in the United States. It is so due to some reasons, one being that he is among the re-known lawyers in the United States. Besides the law profession, Jeremy Goldstein has another motive, to help those with mental illnesses.
All his achievements can be attributed to his education which he acquired from several universities. Well, Jeremy Goldstein holds a B.A and an M.A from Cornell University and the University of Chicago respectively. Also, he is a holder of J.D from New York University.
Just recently, Jeremy Goldstein hosted a wine Dinner fundraiser towards the Fountain foundation meant to help those that are mentally afflicted. The sole aim of establishing the foundation was to ensure that those that suffer from mental illnesses recover through receiving proper medical attention.
Before the wine dinner, Goldstein had called upon all the interested philanthropists to turn up during dinner so that they could have a profound discussion on the way forward in helping the mentally afflicted. It is so exciting how certain individuals can be forthcoming in changing the society by helping those in need. Jeremy Goldstein’s actions are indeed noble and need applauding for making a difference and touching the hearts of many.
In the foundation, Jeremy Goldstein has given it all to ensure that those who recover give back to the local community. In a way, it will be a way of changing others’ lives so that the mentally afflicted can blend in with the other members of the society. Unlike when they are unattended to as they cannot at any chance lead healthy lives. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase
With the profound understanding of the mentally challenged people, Jeremy Goldstein noted that most of the individuals with mental disorders are never employed hence the need to help them recuperate and join the greater society in driving the economy forward.
42 percent of the residents in the Fountain House have jobs, thanks to Jeremy Goldstein for coming up with such an initiative. Jeremy Goldstein, through Fountain House, has been able to provide education to patients with mental problems hence bettering their lives.
Through Jeremy Goldstein, Fountain house has achieved quite a lot in making its existence felt. First, they have improved the living conditions of the mental- ill patients through education and jobs to the unprivileged members of the society.
Also, most corporations in and out of the United States have adopted the Fountain House Model Guidelines to help them operate their own. Jeremy Goldstein has accomplished a lot, taking award after award for the excellent and humane initiative to matter.
Life is better for people affected by mental illness thanks to individuals like Jeremy Goldstein and other selfless individuals. Different people learn about the joy of helping others and therefore why fundraising activities like the Wine Dinner are essential.
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Many people might recognize the name Logan Stout as the founder and CEO of the Dallas Patriots baseball organization. He is also the founder and CEO of the Premier Baseball Academy, which is scheduled to be the designated location for baseball training classes. Since Mr. Stout has an extensive background in the field of baseball as a professional athlete, it comes as no surprise that he would choose to use his skills to help other like-minded individuals. In fact, his mentoring skills are so well known he is often asked to speak at many events including banquets, business seminars and even camps.
Although Logan Stout has taken many steps toward preparing today’s youth for the game of professional baseball, he has also used both his athletic knowledge and business savvy to create a new company called IDLife. This company focuses on helping people live healthier lives by providing them with better alternatives for heath and nutrition. His new company was launched in 2014 as one that not only offered health conscious individuals customized vitamin plans, but one that also offered direct sales opportunities to people looking to live their dream.
Logan Stout is often described as someone who has a passion for helping others. It is this same passion that led him to publish his own motivational book. The goal of the book was to help inspire and empower people in a way that would enable them to create whatever type of success they wanted for themselves. He also works as a motivational speaker to help bring leadership training to people all over the world.
As a business entrepreneur, husband and father of two, Logan Stout is often asked about his typical day. He personally uses the products available from his company IDLife, so he starts his day with a morning shake, vitamins and an energy drink. Before dropping his boys off at school and heading for the office, he makes time to read several inspirational articles that include the morning’s newspaper, a daily devotional and articles about personal development. He also makes a point of working out every day and spending dinner time with his family.
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