To most people, wine is one of the most luxurious and costly drinks in the market but to Julia Jackson, wine is life. Being the youngest daughter of Jackson Family Wines, Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, Julia’s life has all along revolved around winemaking.
Julia’s influence comes from both her parents; however, her mother influence has more weight. Describing her mother, Julia fondly draws her strength her mother’s authentic and brainiac nature. Since the demise of her husband, Barbara Banke has been able to carry on the mantle of the family business to heights it is now. In celebration to those exemplary women in leadership positions, Jackson founded the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment program. This program is an inspiration to strong women in the society who despite the odds have soldiered on to make an impact in the society. At least the Cambria program awards in cash grants $100,000 annually to nonprofit organizations that upholds the values of community, equality and spirit. Learn more about Julia at crunchbase.com
Asides from having an in depth understanding of the wine business, Julia Jackson has knowledge in studio art. Having attended the Scripps College in California in 2006, Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art degree in 2010. She also holds a certificate in general management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Currently Julia holds the position of Jackson Family Wines spokesperson. Thanks to her nature and personality, she is able to market well the family business. According to her, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay still their unchallenged position as one of the best wines in Sonoma.
As you enjoy your favorite Jackson Family Wine, be it a La Crema, a WindRacer or a Silver Palm, you can rest assured that nothing but quality is in each sip you make. Julia is not only passionate about the wine business but also knowledgeable about it, this is proof enough that you will continue to enjoy that wine on your glass longer.
Michael Zomber is a renowned armor and antique expert with adequate knowledge about antiques. He first gained recognition in 2003 when he was falsely imprisoned. However, he was exonerated due to his being innocent. The antique specialist has made headlines by acquiring a Bowie knife, considered to be the property of the late John Brown. Furthermore, the knife is believed to contain an inscribed inscription about Brown.
Mr. John Brown was a radical adversary with strong principles. He was a major advocate of armed revolution against the United States. Brown believed his ideology was the only solution for ridding the West of slavery. However, he did not live to see the fruits of his labor, as he was prosecuted and hanged for his controversial ideologies against the South.
A close analysis of the knife reveals crucial details previously unknown by most individuals. For instance, the blade consists of a nickel handle decorated with a pearl and a spear-point tip. Sotheby, a known historian, described the knife as an “incredible item from one of the most horrific periods in American History.” He further explains that the blade represents a moment in history in which he is passionate about. By obtaining information about Brown, the antique expert gets to appreciate a crucial part of America’s history.
Apart from collecting antiquities, he is also a remarkable author and has captured the hearts of American readers. His prominent novels; Sweet Betsy That’s Me and A Son of Kentucky depict the struggles of individuals affected by the Civil War. For instance, the latter describes the lives of rural Americans before the Civil War. More importantly, the main story is expressed through Josiah Johnson, a tobacco farmer who failed to use slave labor during sowing and harvesting. On the other hand, Sweet Betsy That’s Me paints the story of a Civil War survivor that returns home and is recreated through the eyes of a young girl.
Up Close with Michael Zomber
According to his website bio, Michael Zomber is an Illinois University graduate with degrees in Psychology and English. The author credits his wife as a source of motivation and encouragement in the writing field. His earliest screenplays formed the foundation for several narratives. Furthermore, he has produced an excellent documentary titled: The Soul of the Samurai. His vast antique collection consists of items owned by Simon Bolivar and George Washington.
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. http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/32284716/david-osio-and-his-executive-team-at-davos-real-estate-group-launch-its-new-real-estate-application
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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Sanjay Shah is a very successful hedge fund manager living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with his beautiful wife and four children. It would seem that he has no cares in the world, but appearances can be, and often are, deceiving. Shah’s son Nikhil has been diagnosed with autism, and Shah is spearheading an effort to better understand his son’s condition and to search for cures. He has founded a charity to help advance treatment and research for the disease, and for him to more fully understand and help with his son’s condition.
With money comes power and access to the glitterati and Shah sent out pleas for help to various performers in the entertainment industry.
Out of the blue, world famous actor and rapper, Snoop Dogg appeared at the door of the Shah palatial estate in Dubai offering his invaluable help and support, and the collaboration began like an explosion. Soon Prince, Lenny Kravitz and Dogg began playing to invitation only audiences with the proceeds going to support autism research. The charity effort was called Autism Rocks, and the artists gathered together in support of the endeavor, surely, produced great results for both those in attendance and those receiving monies for research. The initial foray was in London, which, happens to be, the site of the charity’s support for research into autism.
Autism is a debilitating medical condition which can often tear families apart. There are drugs which have been developed to treat the symptoms but the causes and cures for autism remain mysterious. The effects on families can be catastrophic, but Shah wants to fully understand his son’s condition so that he and Nikhil will have a positive relationship now and in the future.
Shah, Dogg and the others have founded a Gofundme.com campaign. Anyone wishing to know more about autism or the efforts of Autism Rocks can simply get on line to learn or, even, to lend their support to Autism Rocks. It is a very worthwhile charity and well worth the support of everyone. Follow Sanjay Shah on Twitter to stay in the loop.
Helane L. Morrison is currently working at Hall Capital as the company’s Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Before taking the prominent roll in 2007, Ms. Morrison headed the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) from 1999 to 2007. While there, Helane was responsible for securities enforcement, litigation and regulatory matters in Northern California and five other states. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Morrison was Head of Enforcement for the San Francisco SEC office.
She began her career practicing law at the San Francisco law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. Her main focus was on business litigation and defense of private securities. Her strong stances and leadership qualities elevated her to partner in 1991. Morrison also has a seat as a prominent member of the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation and the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker on subjects of compliance and legal issues affecting investment advisers and private funds. To view her entire resume, visit her LinkedIn profile.
Morrison is one of the handful of female administrators within the SEC. She has created a reputation as one of the most powerful influences within her ranks. At the 2012 Compliance Forum she places significant focus on false advertising and how important it is to prohibit general solicitation as a registered adviser. Helane calls out one business using unethical practices in the quote below .
She recognizes the need for tighter control with situations like this to keep it fair for potential investors. She preaches the need for more transparency in matters like these and has taken a very strong-willed approach that has created waves.
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The History of BMG Bank In Brazil
BMG Bank was founded in 1930 by the Pentagna Guimarães family, a family well known for its history and early involvement in the Brazilian financial markets. BMG stared out a private commercial bank that serviced both individual customers and companies with deposit accounts, investments and loans. In 1971, the bank formed a separate division that was focused solely on providing financing, investments and credit to its customers. 1973 saw BMG Bank cease its retail banking operations. BMG closed its deposit and checking accounts and instead focused on providing loans to consumers and businesses. In 1976 BMG Bank created BMG Leasing. The bank was now focusing its efforts to providing financing for the purchase of vehicles for private individuals and companies in Brazil. The bank quickly establishes itself as one of the top financiers for vehicle purchases in Brazil.
In 1985 BMG absorbed Brasilinvest Banco Comercial S.A and once again offered commercial banking services to clients such as checking and deposit accounts. 1998 saw BMG shift its focus to providing payroll loans to government workers in Brazil. In a span of only seven years BMG Bank quickly established itself as one of the leading payroll loan providers in Brazil by 2005. In 2011 BMG Bank expanded operations with the acquisition of two banks GE Money and Banco Schahin. 2012 saw the creation of an independent bank in partnership with Itaú Unibanco that would only provide and manage payroll loans in the Brazilian market. The partnership proved to be extremely successful and the new joint bank partnership has seen record levels of payroll loans.
BMG Bank Operations Today
Today BMG Bank offers a wide array of services. It remains a leader in providing payroll loans for government workers on the local, state and federal level through Banco Itaú BMG Consignado S.A. Commercial banking services such as checking accounts, personal loans, and investments are offered by the company for both individuals and small businesses. The bank also provides financing for vehicles, home equity loans and capital for medium and large companies.
Marcio Alaor’s Contributions To BMG Bank
A critical figure in the success and expansion of BMG Bank is current vice president and director of BMG, Marcio Alaor. Marcio has worked for the company since 1977 and has amassed more than 30 year of management experience at BMG Bank during his tenure with the company. He was appointed control executive director of the company in 1999 and under his guidance BMG Bank continues to diversify it assets, limiting risk and increasing profits through conservative investment policies. Marcio Alaor holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in business administration and is poised to lead BMG Bank through an increasingly global financial market.
One of the most successful entrepreneurs and business owners is Susan McGalla. She has worked very hard and maintained a positive attitude throughout her career. She was raised as an equal and was taught to see her self as an equal, nto as someone with special privileges and entitlements. It is this mindset and upbringing that has helped her get very far in her career. She has faced a few setbacks, but she has used them to her advantage so that she could become a much better person and more compassionate as a leader and business owner.
Such a wonderful and successful women deserves a really good profile to be uploaded to the Internet so that not only she could be recognized, but she could also be seen as a n example for others to look to and work towards. This profile of success is not just going to impress people, but it is also going to inspire others to follow in her footsteps in the careers or goals that they pursue. For one thing, they will also learn how to maintain a positive attitude when faced with any type of obstacle. Then they will have their claim to fame and their story to tell.
Susan McGalla has a very good reason to put up a website. Her website will link others to some articles about her and her biography as well as resume which will help inspire people that are looking to make a name for themselves in an honest manner. There are plenty of profiles that they can look at which include a Bloomberg profile, a LinkedIn profile and plenty of other social media profiles that are available to the users to look at. They can look at her profile and even comment as well as hold conversations with others that are signed up to a profile.
The very thing that makes Susan McGalla stand head and shoulders above other successful entrepreneurs is that she is truly equality minded in that she does not refer to people according to their gender. She also doesn’t pander to their gender and gender related issues. She understands that in general business, gender does not have much room. The only way gender is to be considered is in businesses that are designed to cater to a gender. Otherwise, businesses that cater to both genders equally should be approached in a gender neutral fashion.
Susan McGalla is one of the few successful business owners that are true leaders. She deals with people in an open an honest manner while remaining professional in her actions. She does not get too personal. She also does not condescend to others in any way. She is all about working to bring forth a fair business that people could be proud to be associated with. People that work under her management are also treated in a way that they feel valued, appreciated and eager to work with their manager in order to accomplish the goals that has been set by the owner of the business.
Kyle Bass is a hedge fund manager who became famous after he made a correct prediction on the subprime mortgage crisis. The prediction came true and a number of companies were ready for the outcome. He made a fortune for himself and his Hedge fund firm, Hayman Capital Management, which is based in Dallas. His status was elevated and he became the sensation who was right in his predictions.
However, it did not take long for his magical touch to start dwindling. He has since then made one bad business call after another. The sad part is that he has done it all in the full view of the media. With every invitation to attend TV shows, Kyle has continuously made wrong analysis on issues pertaining to the economy. Besides, Kyle has openly made an alliance with Argentinean despot Christina Fernandez who everyone believes is economically illiterate. He has defended Christina’s poor decisions that have only escalated the economic problems in Argentina. His advice have created much public outcry, as his conclusions on various economical aspects are biased and not truthful.
Bass was born in Miami, Florida in 1969 September 7th.His father was the Fontainebleau manager before relocating to Dallas, Texas .Bass received an academic and diving scholarship from Texas Christian University where he graduated with an undergraduate in Business Administration. At the university, Bass majored in Finance and Real Estate. He worked at Prudential Securities then moved to Bear Stearns where he was as Senior Managing Director. He left Bear Stearns to serve as a Managing Director in Legg Mason. He later started his own company in 2005.
UsefulStooges writes about a time when Bass caused uproar when he blamed the public for the fatalities caused by the defective power steering and airbags manufactured by General Motors. Bass was quick to direct the blame to the users of the cars. He claimed that the users were careless in their driving and that they failed to wear seat belts. It has been said that the company was aware of the defects in the cars but did nothing about it. There are also his business ties to Chris of the American Sniper, ties that led to the lawsuit between Taya, Chris’s widow and one of his workers at Hayman. Taya has been accused of having unethical behavior.
Besides controversy on his opinions regarding economic affairs, Bass’s name has been mentioned in instances of fraud. In their schemes, Bass and Erich Spanenberg target a number of pharmaceutical companies. They short sell their stocks. The duo later challenges the patents of these pharmaceutical companies using the Coalition for Affordable drugs, which is a front organization. The stocks go down and the pair makes quick millions while the companies escalate their prices, thus cutting out medical research funds.
Brazil’s economy has been steadily on the rise over the years. Its industries have been on the forefront of ensuring that it remains on the map as one of the emerging industrial nations in the world. Industrial giants like Eucatex have led the way and set standards for the other industries in Brazil to follow.
Eucatex was started in 1951 as a fiberboard manufacturing company. It has expanded its operations to being the major industry player in the wood industry in Brazil. Its employee population of over 2000 ensures that its four modern plants in Sao Paolo run efficiently and seamlessly.
The wood corporation has seen it take a significant stride in expansion strategies under the leadership of CEO Flavio Maluf. He is the son of former country’s political leader and business mogul Paulo Maluf. As a business family, Flavio has upholder the Maluf name by steering the organization to the success it is enjoying today as a leader in the wood industry in Brazil.
Although Eucatex is a major producer of timber products, it is in the forefront of advocating for the preservation of the environment by offering mitigation to the environmental degradation. Its new strategy of building environmental friendly building blocks has made it a dear to many in the country. It has championed the production of thin panels as an alternative to blocks. Eucatex culture of preserving the environment shows how the organization’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility strategy. The goal of getting the alternative thin panels is to reduce the effects of pollution by deforestation. Its research is finally paying off as the major players in the industry have started embracing it. This has seen other organizations in the neighboring South American countries adopt the same strategy. It will be a no brainer for Paulo Maluf to expand to these countries as they are already aware of the concept of thin panels. Mr. Maluf has also become a major exporter of wood products to the European market.
In conclusion, Eucatex has been successful in its operation as a valuable wood producer due to its corporate social responsibility. The organization’s research has seen it expand its operations from Brazil to become a major exporter of timber products around the world. This is very commendable especially in the face of everybody criticizing deforestation for its detrimental effects on the environment.