The Exponential Growth of UTC Under Louis Chenevert

In order to see the success of Louis Chenevert, perhaps the best place to start is his transformative push behind United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC primarily researches cutting-edge technology and eventually supports the manufacturing of new products. The company is heavily involved in the aerospace industry, in addition to consumables refrigeration and climate control. Quickly after becoming part of its leadership, Louis Chenevert began to hone the focus of UTC and guide it down a more successful path.

The most significant points of success displayed by Chenevert include his role in acquiring the aerospace company Goodrich for over $16 billion. This move bolstered the innovation capabilities of UTC and also gave the company the resources to manufacture its own products. Louis Chenevert has also played a major part in increasing the share value of UTC from $37 to $117. This increase of 200 percent was only possible through Chenevert’s dedication to UTC and the talent for leadership engrained in his mindset.

Louis Chenevert and his trail of success extend beyond just UTC. The Canadian businessman has been involved in numerous corporations and has generated successful results for business ventures around the world. Chenevert was a production manager at General Motors for over a decade, giving him vast experience in technology-based manufacturing. After 14 years, he left GM in 1993 to further his career by joining Pratt and Whitney.

Chenevert has been an acting member of The Business Council, as well as being involved in the US-India CEO Forum and participating in the Business Roundtable. In fact, Louis Chenevert acts chair through the Business Roundtable as part of its committee on fiscal policy and taxes. Awards received by Chenevert include the Honor Award from the National Building Museum in 2009 and Person of the Year in 2011 from Aviation Week and Space Technology, a trade magazine published in the United States.

Louis Chenevert is a native of Quebec, Canada and began his career after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montreal. The titles held by Chenevert throughout his career include being named president of Pratt and Whitney in 1999, as well being both the Chief Operating Officer and president of United Technologies Corporation until 2014.

Going Above and Beyond

Good customer service is more than just giving the customer the very basics of what they are needing or wanting. This type of customer service is giving your customer more than just what they were expecting out of you. That is the type of service that David Osio is leading his company in displaying for their customers.

David Osio is both the founder and the CEO of Davos Financial Group. He is very well known for leading the company with regards to the customer service expectations and the overall excellence that he expects from everyone within the company. David Osio understands that for the financial industry there has to be a large amount of trust and confidence between the company and the customer to succeed.

Many people have concerns about the financial industry since the economic collapse. For any business within the financial industry, it is very difficult to become successful and to gain the long term trust of their potential clients. The company that manages to be successful puts in a lot of work and dedication to making sure that their clients are happy and completely satisfied with what is being offered by the company. Davos Financial Group has done exactly that.

The app that was recently developed by the company is a great example of a company that is going above and beyond to serve their customers in the best way possible. This app was designed to estimate the price of potential rent for a property that would best suit the customers needs, wants and their price range. This gives the customers more control and allows them to be involved in a way that was not possible before the design of this app.

This kind of dedication is why David Osio is such a remarkable individual. His dedication to his business is demonstrated through this care and concern for all of his customers. This new app is a step in a new direction for his financial company and will be just the first step that Davos Financial Group takes to meet the needs and the expectations of their customers.

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How Coriant Has Evolved Since It Was Founded in 1990

Formally referred to as UT (Übertragungstechnik), Coriant was established by Siemens’ Transmission Technology department located in Munich, Germany in 1990. It was during this time that technology developed from PDH (Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy) to SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) in the level of 2.5 Gbit/s (STM-4 / STM-16). Between late 1990s and the beginning of 2000s DWDM was developed to enable a much higher transmission capacity. Also referred to as OTN (optical transport network), this technology involves standardizing a set of multiplex encapsulation hierarchies.

On the 6th of May 2013; it acquired its independence from Nokia Siemens Networks under the leadership of Marlin Equity Partners. This technology is the brainchild of NSN ON (Siemens Optical Networks), Sycamore and Tellabs Networks. However, it was later announced that Coriant would merge with Sycamore and the company be renamed Coriant America Inc. The same year in December, Marlin Equity revealed merger plans between Coriant and Tellabs which would then see its name change to Coriant.

Coriant deals in both software and hardware used by mobile, voice and data networks for optical transmission. These products include hiT 7300 for optically multiplexing DWDM above fibre cables (optic), hiT 70xx used multi servicing and hiT 7100 for optical paths electrical cross connection. On their part TNMS and Transconnect/Transnet are primarily created for the purpose of management and planning respectively.

Currently, Shaygan Kheradpir, who is reputed for his great contribution in networking solutions in more than 100 countries, sits among Coriant Board members as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He provides services to 9 out of the 10 Tier 1 CSPs (Communication Service Providers) worldwide. With an experience of more than 28 years in various fields, Shaygan is both a renowned businessman and leader. He has served in various industries including finance, telecom and technology.

Shaygan started working at GTE Corporation and later appointed to serve as EVP & Chief Information Officer at Verizon. He was also one of the members of Verizon’s executive leadership board whose mandate was to oversee efficiency, modernization, innovation and spearhead product ideas such as FiOS, one of the US’s topmost infrastructure programs and whose capital investment capacity stands at more than $20 billion. Sky was the limit for Shaygan who after joining Barclays was appointed the Technology and Chief Operation Officer. He also sat in the Executive Committee of the Bank as a member. Under his leadership, he created the historical Transformation program of the Bank. A Ph.D, Master’s and bachelor’s degree in engineering holder, acquired from Cornell University, Shaygan is highly knowledgeable in various fields including media, payments and telecom. Above all, he sat in both the Cornell University Engineering Council and the U.S National Institute of Standards & Technology advisory boards.

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A Great Way to Help Those Who Are Still Suffering in Nepal

There are many individuals out there who are concerned about the victims of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. One such individual is Majeed Ekbal. He is especially concerned about the individuals who suffered terribly and who are still suffering because of the earthquake since he has so many friends who live in that country. He has set up a Go Fund Me campaign to raise $1 million for the victims of the earthquake.

Clay Sculptures by Majeed Ekbal from Majeed Ekbal on Vimeo.

There are many people in the country of Nepal who are still suffering. Thousands of people have been left homeless, while lots of other people are dealing with a lack of food and serious illnesses. It is Majeed Ekbal’s hope that the million dollars he raises will be used with other donations to help relieve some of this suffering. Once the million dollars is raised, he plans to put it in a crowdrise campaign.

Majeed Ekbal has already been donating funds to this campaign. He is an entrepreneur who lives in the Chicago area. He owns the company Espresso Inc. This is a company that provides service to individuals in the area who are busy. Customers can go online and select food items that will be delivered from local stores to their home. He has had success as a business owner. Majeed Ekbal realizes that people can save their valuable time by having grocery items delivered to their home instead of needing to go to large grocery stores and specialty shops in the area. He even offers to send items from local stores to individuals who live in other places in the United States.

Any donation amount will be of help to the individuals who live in Nepal. Majeed Ekbal is especially appreciative of the generous donations that are given by individuals to this fund. He knows that the individuals who benefit from this fund will also appreciate the help with getting proper housing as well as medicine and the food that is needed.

Scott Lumley May Benefit from Nashville’s Strong Real Estate Market

In an article by Joey Garrison published in The Tennessean titled “Nashville property values increasing at ‘historic’ clip,” Nashville is described as a city where neighborhoods are being revitalized and new construction is taking place. Property reappraisals in Nashville’s Metro area occur every four years. In 2013, property values increased by 5.3 percent over 2009, and Davidson County Property Assessor George Rooker expects residential property values to increase by 33 to 37 percent in 2017. This expect jump in residential property values may have an effect on affordable housing because the areas that are seeing the sharpest increase in values are in low-income neighborhoods.

One person who is in a position to take advantage of the increase in property values and construction activity is Scott Lumley. Scott has been a principal member of Resolve Commercial and Resolve Financials since 2010 where he is a commercial developer who purchases and remodels older commercial buildings. In 2005, he started selling merchandise on eBay under the business name of Electronic Depot, Inc. and grew this business to have annual sales of $1.5 million. He also started an e-commerce site offering wholesale deals on electronics called the same year. In 2006 Scott started a B2B wholesale auction site called which was soon renamed

Scott, who was a rodeo champion at one time, has had a lot of success in his life. He is a serial entrepreneur whose keys to his success has a lot to do with being focused and driven, satisfying customers, and having a diverse business portfolio. He will continue to have more success as a commercial developer if the value Nashville’s real estate market increases.

A Few Interesting Facts You Should Know About Kenneth Griffin

Armed with only a fax machine, a telephone, and a personal computer, Ken Griffin started his journey into trading from his Harvard University dorm and it would later make him one of the most respected names in the hedge fund management arena. The idea to trade was triggered by an article he read on the Forbes magazine and soon after, he had managed to raise not less than $265,000 from relatives and friends for his debut in the career. He would soon invest in installing a satellite link to his dorm and that played a very integral role in saving him from the stock crash market of 1987 from which he made very good money.

Lucky is not the right word to describe Griffin. He was daring and a good at researching. After the first success with hedge fund management, he would soon start another fund and when the two were combined, they were not less than $1 million regarding the capital invested. He profited heavily from both of them and upon graduation, he caught the attention of Frank Meyer, an investor from Chicago who gave him $1 million to invest. He surpassed Frank’s expectations and made more than 60% return on investment.

He founded Citadel in 1990 and is the current Chief Executive Officer. The firm is a big financial financial institution and a leading alternative asset manager. It is also the mother company to Citadel Securities, a respected liquidity provider in the American capital markets. Citadel also houses Citadel Technology, a well-known solutions provider company for invest management companies. Combined, all companies have employees numbering not less than 1250 from all over the world.

Being a wealthy man, Griffin is also a philanthropic man. In the recent couple of months, he has appeared in the news when he donated $50 million to Harvard to help in its student financial program. The donation made news as being the largest from an individual to the institution, and the university went ahead to rename the aid office in his honor. He also wrote a check for $2.5 million to an Illinois Governor candidate for his campaigns.

He is also an active supporter for educational causes that have a strong focus on matters related to educational development. Currently, Ken Griffin’s donations have totaled more than $250 million including both personal and those from Citadel. He is an active member of many business organizations that include the Economic Club of Chicago as well as the Civic Committee of the Chicago Commercial Club.

He is also an avid supporter of civic and cultural institutions in Chicago and is a respected member of the Chicago Art Institute Trustees Board, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art as well as Chicago University. Griffin is also an avid art collector and is respected for his rare and exquisite taste and is well known to buy even the most expensive and unique pieces. He is a good example of an individual who has defied all odds to turn himself into a successful hedge-fund manager and respectable member in society.

Kyle Bass Continues To Flounder

How many times can one hedge-fund manager consistently and egregiously screw up? Kyle Bass is apparently set out to answer this for himself by beating his own personal record. After a loss of 30% of his funds just in the year of 2014, that may be a challenge.

According to an article titled: Kyle Bass: The frantic investments of a desperate gambler, Bass made one large accurate prediction that looks like sheer luck for all of his multiple equally large yet inaccurate predictions following such as a string of repeated predictions about Japan’s economy crashing (we’re still waiting).

Insensitivity to which way the winds are blowing don’t compare to his insensitivity to human suffering, apparently. One of his many television appearances (perhaps in desperation to appear more successful and relevant than he is) involved blaming the dead victims of General Motors’ shoddy workmanship in an effort to buddy up to the company.

Bass also colluded with “notorious patent troll” Erich Spangenberg to short-sell pharmaceutical stocks and challenge their patents using his own poorly-named Coalition for Affordable Drugs. The drugs aren’t so affordable once the slimy scheme causes medical prices to skyrocket, indubitably costing the lives of innocent customers dependent on those drugs or research. Sure, he profits, and one can call these acts a “good” decision from a certain point of view – like Ebenezer Scrooge’s.

They pale in comparison to his cozying up to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina. Despite her own economic decisions causing the nation to default on its national debt twice in just over a decade and her people to suffer, Bass sits squarely in her corner to cheer her on. He went so far as to call a judge “immoral” for ruling that he wasn’t allowed to collect on Argentina’s discounted holdout bond claims.

He finally landed in legal hot water when one of the bigger pharma firms he targeted, Celgene, struck back by charging him and Spangenberg with extortion.

It’s no wonder that he resorted to his underhanded tactics in the first place with all his financial losses and missed guesses (though he hides the exact numbers from prying eyes). Whether or not he’ll continue unfettered or enough push-back will take the wind out of his sails remains to be seen.

Kevin Seawright Benefited from Notre Dame’s Leadership Program

Colleges and universities across the nation offer continuing education courses to business executives who are looking to stay current on trends in business leadership. The University of Notre Dame offers an executive leadership program, and Kevin Seawright recently attended this program. Kevin Seawright is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. In this position, he has helped increase revenues, improved staff retention and recruiting, negotiated collective bargaining and compensation agreements, and he has helped to improve the overall performance of the organization. He has over 13 years of executive level experience with public and non-profit organizations and has been responsible for overseeing a billion dollars in public and private bond funds and construction capital for educational facilities.

In a podcast interview with Eric Dye, Kevin described Notre Dame’s Executive Leadership Program and how it benefited him. He was able to meet and collaborate with many business executives from various backgrounds and career experiences, and he learned how to bridge the gap between running a public sector organization and a non-profit organization. He felt it was important for him to go back to school because he was transitioning to the non-profit sector and he wanted to learn from other professionals and professors who were involved in non-profits and learn about what they do that helps them succeed. He was drawn to Notre Dame’s program because of their top notched reputation and the experience the professors have.

There were several things that Kevin took away from this program that he has been able to apply at work. First he learned how to bring different interest groups together to solve problems and work with board members to implement solutions to these common problems. He also learned about transformational leadership where solving problems sometimes requires a leader to think outside the box and not necessarily stick with standard procedures. He learned about his own weaknesses and strengths which has help him to become a better leader in his organization. Kevin believes Notre Dame’s Executive Leadership Program is a great program because it offers a universal message to all business executives who are looking to become better leaders in their organizations.

Heads Propaganda: Marketing and Advetising

Heads Propaganda is one of the top 20% marketing and advertising agencies in Rio De Janerio. Their philosophy is that hard work and achievement comes from commitment, passion, originality, and extensive knowledge in various topics. Heads Propaganda offers ‘’unlimited advertisement’’ according to the extensive seasons and the continuous needs well beyond the advertisement. They are well known to be connected to a converging and competitive communication environment. Heads Propaganda believes original ideas are the best way to create long lasting relationships between client and agency, but especially between brands and consumers.

Cláudio Loureiro, CEO of Heads Propaganda, Brazilian advertising executive and entrepreneur, was born in Curitiba. He is currently the CEO of Heads Propoganda. He studied Law at University Pontífica of Paraná. He also has a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1997, he won the Colunistas Award as the Best advertising professional of the year. In addition to his world class advertising talents, he also was one the associate producers of the film Rio, I Love You.

In addition, Loureiro played a big role in launching Canadian Solar operations in this emerging market by establishing key customer and partner relationships with the ultimate goal to expand the company’s proven record of success in the Americas.

Loureiro also pitched in with Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ). This organization is one of the world’s largest solar companies. As a leading provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Canadian Solar provides reputable premium quality, cost-effective products and environmentally friendly solar solutions to support global environments.

In more recent news, Loureiro was a guest speaker at TEDx in 2011. Then a few years later, Loureiro won the CRPcom creation award in the category of social responsibility in 2013.

Bruce Levenson, the businessman and NBA team owner

Bruce Levenson was born to a Jewish family. He grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Later on, he attended college at Washington University in St. Louis. He then proceeded to law school at the American University where he graduated. Bruce also pursued a career in journalism while in law school with the Washington Star. In the year 1977, Bruce, along with Ed Peskowitz co-founded United Communications Group. The company was started in Levenson’s apartment. They then went on to publish a newspaper called, Oil Express, which focused on the developments in the oil industry. UCG is a private information company and it specializes in data, new, healthcare analysis, energy, mortgage banking, telecommunications, technology, just to name a few. UCG also owns and operates Gas Buddy.

In the year 2004, Levenson and Pestowitz became partners of the Atlanta Hawks LLC. They are a group of businessmen who collectively own the Atlanta Hawks professional basketball team. The purchase also initially included the NHL team called the Atlanta Thrashers which was later sold in the year 2011. Levenson was the team’s managing partner and also a member of the NBA board of governors. In 2012, Levenson then hired Danny Ferry, who previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, then later became the Cavaliers general manager and later the vice president of operations for the San Antonio Spurs. Levenson hired Danny as the Hawks general manager.

In 2014, Levenson, his wife, and Irene Boyarsky, his mother in law, accompanied the basketball team and staff to the U.S Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. Irene Boyarsky, happened to be a holocaust survivor. Levenson then told the team about the things that Irene had experienced during the time of the holocaust. Along with his many activities and engagements, Levenson is also a great philanthropist. He is one of the founding donors of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, which teaches inner city children the lessons of the holocaust, and trains them as tour guides. He is also a participant in other philanthropic organizations such as the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. and Hoop Dream Foundation.

Later on in 2014, Levenson announced his plans to sell his share of the ownership group of the Atlanta Hawks. Several months later the remaining owners agreed to sell their share of the franchise. In April of 2015, the sale of the Atlanta Hawks was led by billionaire equity and investment fund manager, Anthony Ressler. Ressler’s group included, former NBA player, Grant Hill, Jesse Itzler, the co-founder of Marquis Jet, Michael Gearon Jr., and other investors. The Atlanta Hawks sold for $850 million.

In conclusion, Bruce Levenson, businessman and NBA team owner has made a great impact in society.  He and his wife, Karen, own homes in Atlanta, as well as in Potomac, Maryland. They have three sons.