Richard Liu Qiandong is a visionary when it comes to business development. He rose to the global limelight after his impressive success with JD.com, a leading online retail company in China. Despite his success, Richard Liu is not ready to rest. He believes that there is still room to do more in terms of improving the retail business. The business guru, who serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of JD.com, believes that his company is destined to revolutionize the retail experience in the world.
During the recently held World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Richard Liu announced his grand plans to convert JD.com a global into a global trendsetter in the retail business. According to Richard Liu, plans are underway to expand JDs presence across the world. Richard Liu was speaking to a gathering of more than 50 prominent business personalities from across the globe.
Speaking in fluent English, Richard Liu outlined his meticulous plans to expand his business to Europe and America. Already, JD.com has a substantial presence in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Among those who attended the lunchtime gathering included Kasper Rorsted, the Chief Executive Officer of Adidas Group, and Greg Foran, the head of Walmart in the United States.
According to Richard Liu, JD.com will start by investing in its logistics network across Europe and America. The experienced CEO believes that an efficient and elaborate logistics network is crucial to the development of any business. Already, JD.com has one of the most vibrant and dynamic logistics networks in Asia. The network is operated under JD Logistics, a subsidiary of JD International.
Recently, JD International made public its plans to take its logistics business public. Currently, JD logistics operates as a subsidiary and is entirely owned by JD International. According to Richard Liu Qiangdong, the move will enable his company to raise enough capital to upgrade its international logistics network.
Although Richard Liu did not give a hint on when the public listing would take place, he made it clear that JD is considering a dual listing, meaning that the shares may be floated in more than one stock market. According to Reuters, the dual listing will most likely take place in mainland China or Hong Kong.
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Working with an experienced marketing expert is always a good thing to have in your business. You don’t only have the capacity to create a unique marketing message but you know how to address potential customers.
While speaking in one of the interviews, Martinez admitted that the marketing environment is changing so quickly. He noted that there are several factors affecting the marketing industry some of which he discussed as shown below.
According to Gustavo Martinez, marketing has drastically changed and is now much focused on customer experience. One would argue that marketing has always been about customer experience but that has never been so express as it is right now.
Most of the marketing messages are being structured in a way that they show how customers will have a wonderful experience while using various products and services. This means that marketers have to incorporate this aspect and make sure that they understand customer experience in details.
Data science is another major aspect that will be revolutionizing the world of marketing. Gustavo Martinez has been in the industry when data was not important in marketing. In fact, many marketing agencies did not have the knowledge and technology to collect data that can be analyzed for marketing purposes.
However, everything has changed and organizations are handling their marketing activities depending on the data collected. Martinez notes that using data in marketing is a very important aspect but it may not help organizations to succeed due to the fact that some entities lack sufficient resources to conduct data analysis. Read more: Gustavo Martinez | Crunchbase and Gustavo Martinez | Ideamench
Gustavo Martinez has also experienced the changes that social media platforms have brought to the marketing environment. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are some of the major social platforms that are changing the marketing landscape.
Some of the aspects that have led to the increased number of social media marketing is that messages in these platforms reach a significant number of people. Current statistics show that more than 2.5 billion people around the world are using social media, which is a massive marketing population that every company would want to target.
Customization of marketing messages is becoming a key concept in marketing that other organizations around the world have to incorporate. Personalization techniques are being incorporated by marketers so that potential customers can have a feeling that they are the ones being addressed by the marketing messages.
Gustavo reckons that this is a key invention in marketing and it will increase sales to various companies. Martinez continues to indicate that organizations need to incorporate all the marketing trends available so that they can record maximum success.
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Good work is always rewarded, and Isabel dos Santos is not an exception. She has excellent leadership skills. She has led many companies to realize profit and advancement and even some of them were listed on the stock market as among the most advancing companies. She has been the leader of the board of director for Unitel, and her excellent work has made the voters to vote her in again
She was born and raised in the royal family as her father is the former president of Angola who ruled from 1979 to 2017, Eduardo dos Santos. She loved education; therefore she excelled in her secondary education from Kent girls’ school and therefore secured a chance to study in the Kings College in London. She pursued electrical engineering and graduated. She later got a managerial work under her father’s governance. She impressed the management skill she got from the company and later started her companies besides buying shares from leading companies in the country.
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Isabel dos Santos joined the telecoms to pursue her engineering career, and she, therefore, bought many shares in the telecom companies, and she also established other telecom companies. Ti was during these leadership moments that Isabel dos Santos was made the leader of the board of directors for Unitel Company. As the leader of this company, Isabel dos Santos has made sure that the company maximizes the profit as it cuts on the cost of operations. She has also improved on the quality of services the firm offers to its clients.
With all these achievements plus all she has done to the other companies under her leadership, she was re-elected to chair the board of directors without any opposition. She will, therefore, work with the newly elected officials as the current ones leave the office in May. She is believed to lead the company to achieve more and more goals for the benefit of all its stakeholders. Unitel aims to remain at the top of all the telecom companies in Angola and beyond and they believe she will attain that.
Everyone wants to have absolute certainty they are making a good investment. People have lost millions investing in the wrong things or doing things at incorrect times. The United State market is consistently changing. Vinod Gupta is someone who knows all about investing. He is the current manager at Everest Group. He understood from the beginning that it was important to look into investing as a long-term plan.
Vinod Gupta believed in what he was doing from the very start. He turned a one hundred dollar investment into six hundred eighty million dollar company. He did not do it simply for himself. He has helped to make the lives of people better. He has always believed in giving back to the community on every level.
Many people may look at Vinod Gupta’s success and not realize he came from very humble beginnings. He was born in Delhi, India, in a tiny village. The village did not have modern-day amenities like running water, television, electricity and transportation. He attended grade school and high school within his village. His family helped him get the opportunity to attend college.
He received a B. Tech degree from I.I.T. He was thrilled when he received a graduate assistantship from with his admission to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He received an engineering degree and a Masters in Business Administration. After graduating, he started marketing research analysis at a mobile home company.
He completed a list of mobile home companies all over the world. After seeing these kinds of lists were missing in the world, he created the American Business Lists. These compiled lists from databases and the Yellow Pages. He invested everything back into his business. Gupta’s company InfoUSA over three hundred million in sales. It was sold for over six hundred million. Vishod Gupta definitely displays what is possible.
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Edwin Miranda is a businessman who works in the digital marketing industry. He started his own company, KOI IXS, in 1994 and is the chief executive officer. His company uses technology to market brands such as predictive advertising and analytics. His company offers its clients a mix of innovation and creativity to drive their sales and increase revenues.
He was born in Puerto Rico. Edwin Miranda has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing that he earned in 1995 at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. The first few years of his career were spent in Puerto Rico as he worked for Natcom Global, Angelo Medina Entertainment, and iCrossing. He moved to the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area in order to launch KOI IXS.
As Edwin Miranda has pointed out, millennials don’t watch regular TV and the commercials that are run on it. Today that is a poor way of getting your brand attention. He says this way of advertising has also been a part of the drop in trust of big brands. Instead, the companies that are successful are turning to marketing agencies and consulting firms that can get them access to influencer marketing and user-generated content.
Edwin Miranda explains that influencer marketing uses people with big social media presences in order to market goods and services. He points to Kendal Jenner as an influencer who will post about certain brands of make-up on her Instagram account. Influencer marketing is a way of advertising a product without it obviously being an ad.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria tourism to Puerto Rico plummeted. The tourism board there turned to Edwin Miranda and KOI IXS to get people to come back. Edwin Miranda turned to Puerto Rico’s most popular singer, Luis Fonsi, who is also an influencer. It was by incorporating Luis Fonsi into the marketing campaign that people once again started to visit Puerto Rico.
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A private equity firm that specializes in add-on acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, platform investments, growth equity, corporate carve-outs, public to private, mid cap private and public companies and middle market restructuring is HGGC, LLC. HGGC is a firm that looks to invest in manufacturing, financial services, industrial services, healthcare, business services, infrastructure, chemicals, software, technology sectors and information services.
Most of the HGGC investments are located in North America with considerations of global opportunities. HGGC mainly invests anywhere between $25 million and $125 million in various companies. It also looks to invest in other companies in a revenue range from more than $100 million and $1000 million.
Companies that have an EBITDA from $15 million to $75 million are also looked at for possible investments by this firm. They are also interested in investments of an enterprise value that go from $100 million to $500 million.
HGGC has a goal to take minority positions or majority positions with total rights of control. The whole title of this firm was Huntsman Gay Global Capital, LLC. It was founded back in 2007 with its base located in Palo Alto, California. The firm also has offices located in Salt Lake city, Utah, Foxborough, Massachusetts and West palm Beach, Florida.
There are several key executives of HGGC. Mr. Richard Franklin Lawson Jr. is the CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of the firm. J. Steven Young is the President and also a Co-Founder. Robert Christopher Gay is the Executive Director & Senior Advisor as as as another Co-Founder. Lance Riley Taylor CPA is a Partner and CFO. Leslie Melvin Brown Jr., CPA is the Partner.
Recent developments of the firm include a presentation at SuperReturn US West in Century City, Los Angeles, California. Another presentation was a CFOs and COOs Form in New York City, New York. Leslie Melvin Brown, Managing Director, was the speaker. The firm had also hired six new executives to its team back in October 2018. This new hires cover the operations, financial and investment functions. The new executives will add to the firm’s talent to complete investment strategies and enable to have successful portfolio company value creation as it continues to grow.
Since 2014 Agera Energy has been providing natural gas, electric and green energy as a competitive energy supplier. Agera’s goal is to keep their clients energy costs low and provide world class customer service. Agera Energy creates customized energy plans for residential clients and business clients alike. Each client is matched with an Agera Energy representative that will consult with them about their energy usage and how they can make an energy plan that will suit their needs.
Agera Energy offers green energy alternatives to their clients to add additional savings to the clients plan. Agera Energy is not in all US states as of yet, but hopes to change the way customers feel about their energy usage and put their customer back in control of their monthly bill. Agera Energy Company is a company that has dedication to their consumers and wants to offer the best options to their clients that offers flexibility.
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Stream Energy, a multilevel marketing company in energy, was recently featured on Patch.com for the many successful philanthropy efforts they’ve been doing. Hurricane Harvey left a lot of people in difficult and even traumatic positions, loosing the lives of loved ones–including pets–their possessions and homes. Efforts to help the many suffering victims were slim and conditions seemed helpless, until the Dallas based company stepped in. Donating the money earned from sales, Stream Energy not only helped their own customers financially, but they helped fund the entire recovery project. Obviously, Stream Energy is more than just an energy corporation, they are also philanthropists of the corporate world. In addition, the company recently launched their newest charity foundation, “Stream Cares,” helping people in need, not only in Texas, but throughout the country.
Statistically, American corporations are quite giving to charities and causes around the world, as it is a great PR boost, especially when they need it. However, Stream Energy proves to have a strong track record of giving that exceeds that of many companies, keeping long-term relationships with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and even advocating to help homelessness. As the article on Patch.com states, Stream partnered with Hope Supply Co. and “covered entrance and meal costs for over 1,000 North Texas homeless children at the annual Splash for Hope.” This event brings these children to a local water park and delivers them supplies, money and an experience of a lifetime. And yet, the company’s long time commitment of giving back doesn’t end there. In 2016, when a series of tornadoes hit North Texas, Stream rapidly fled to help. Stream also cares for veterans and their families, and through working with Operation Once in a Lifetime, Stream supports Dallas-area veterans in many different ways. And, this still has yet to cover all the unique kinds of philanthropy work Stream Energy has been committed to doing, because for the people at Stream, “philanthropy is just another day at the office.
Sheldon Lavin pursued an education in accounting and finance in preparation for a career in the finance world. Upon graduation, he ventured into financial consulting where he interacted with the Kolschowsky family which owned a meat processing facility called Otto & Sons. Following several interactions with the food processor, he finally became the owner of the business, fulfilling his dream of owning a business. The food processor rebranded into the OSI Group. Sheldon is the current Chairman of the board and the CEO of the company. From the very start, his business vision was to grow the OSI Group into a world-class food processing company. In this, he has succeeded. The food processor currently operates in 17 countries with 70 facilities across the globe. Additionally, it has expanded its consumer products to cover protein products, sauces, vegetable items, and baked goods.
The global expansion of the OSI Group has taken hard work on the part of Sheldon Lavin. To begin with, he has cautiously cultivated a family culture at the company. As such, people working at the firm are identified with their first name. At work, people call him either Shelly or Sheldon. Additionally, everyone at the company’s corporate office comes together for lunch. This has nurtured an open system of communication unlike the situation in other companies as big as the OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin has always been innovative. Given he is also a good listener and his office is usually open to all, the OSI Group enjoys a significant amount of innovation. With his entrepreneurial spirit he has worked hard to nurture over the years at all levels of the company, it comes as no surprise that the food processor is quickly dominating the global industry.
Most companies run on dictates from the top. At the OSI Group, however, Sheldon has put in place rules, strategies, and budgetary limits to be followed allowing company staff to put their entrepreneurial spirit to work. In addition to business, Sheldon Lavin is very passionate about giving back to the community. As such he encourages all at his own company to be charitable within their means. He has also fostered a culture of giving back to all the communities where the OSI Group conducts its operations. Moving forward, Sheldon knows he will eventually retire from the company. However, the future of the company is in good hands since there is a wealth of talent at the food processor. Additionally, he hopes it maintains its profitability while taking its place as a global leader in the food industry.
In September of 2018, L’Oréal Paris held their second annual fashion show in the French Capital City. This fashion show was unique as it was held on a floating catwalk on the river Seine. Aside from showing off the latest in fashions, the event was also held to celebrate inclusivity and diversity. The fashion show attracted many big names to walk the runway. These included supermodels Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, and Louise Bourgoin. Paralympic ski champ Marie Bochet also walked the runway, and labels Sonia Rykiel, Balmain, Isabel Marant, and Miu Miu provided the outfits for the event.
Make up for the models was done by renowned makeup artist Val Garland and hair was done by famous stylist Stéphane Lancien. The pair created over 70 different hair and makeup looks for the large event. The fashion show was open to the public. Large screens were placed along the river Seine so crowds could watch. Aside from the hair and make up the shows floating stage was a work of art in itself. The stage took more than eight days to set up and take down.
Nicolas Krafft is the vice president of global business development at L’Oréal. Nicolas Krafft has used his cunning business skills to help grow L’Oréal as one of the top fashion brands around the world. Under his leadership, the company has developed a new line of luxury hair care products that have been met with high praise by both those in the beauty industry and regular consumers. Another way Krafft has helped grow the band is through marketing L’Oréal’s products on social media. He was quick to realize that social media plays a large role in most peoples lives. Marketing new products through social media have proven to play a significant role in boosting sales.
Another great idea implemented by Nicolas Krafft was the promotion of the values of integrity, respect, and transparency. He played a role in creating the position of Chief Ethics Officer and an event known as Ethics Day. The Chief Ethics Officer is Emmanuel Lulin who ensures that L’Oréal adheres to the highest standard of ethics. Ethics Day is an annual event where employees get to receive transparency from the top officials at the company and have any questions answered about the day to day operations of those at the corporate level.