The Family Place Benefits from the Philanthropic Tendencies of Highland Capital Management

The Family Place has received a massive boost in raising the final $2.8million in its legacy campaign from Highland Capital Management through its offer of a $1 million grant towards the campaign. James Dondero, president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, announced the grant offer at the Family Place’s 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon. The grant will match 50 percent of any funds raised towards the campaign up to a limit of $1 million and will be administered through the philanthropic arm of Highland Capital Management, the Highland Dallas Foundation.

According to James Dondero, Highland’s offer of the grant was in response to a call to action by Police Chief David Brown and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to the Dallas community to help solve the problem of family violence. James continued to add that he felt proud to support the campaign alongside a generous community and was impressed by how The Family Place had managed the campaign from inception to its current final stages. The Family Place CEO, Paige Flink, was of the opinion that the Legacy Campaign provided a great platform for anyone who had wished to help the victims of family violence and did not know how to do so.

The goal of the Legacy Campaign is to fund the construction of a new Central Dallas Counseling Center that will target family violence victims. The building will include multipurpose spaces for job training, 13 emergency shelter bedrooms, a medical and dental clinic, multiple private and group counseling rooms for children and adults and a centralized hotline/call center. Its capacity will be 2,000 victims annually, thus it will greatly support the already existing Family Place’s emergency shelter. The new Central Dallas Counseling Center also has in its designs an animal shelter that will cater for family violence victims that felt like living their abusive homes for the center and wished to tag along their pets.

James Dondero is an expert at equity and credit markets dawning experience of over thirty years in the field. His greatest achievement was helping Highland Capital Management pioneer the development of credit-oriented solutions for institutional and retail investors internationally. He also facilitated its development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation Market.

Other than being president of Highland Capital Management, James also serves in other capacities such as chairperson of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexbank. He has also had the chance to work for American Express and GIC Subsidiary. James is an active philanthropist.

Malini Saba Changes Lives

When the Forbes list of top female actresses was released Jennifer Lawrence was sitting at the top of the throne with more than $40 million in earnings. She has earned a fortune in a short time, but I have found myself much more impressive with millionaires outside the celebrity realm that have given back. Malini Saba may not be a famous actress that has won awards, but she is just as important because she is helping people around the world.

Saba has become a given in a huge way. She has taken it upon herself to be the change that she wants to see in life. She has been able to give people hope for a better life with her Stree Foundation. This is a huge accomplishment because there are lots of millionaires that are only concerned about making their next million.

There are lots of people that are looking for a chance to do something with their lives, but they may not know how to remove themselves from a bad situation. This has been the case with many at-risk women in Asia, Africa and India. Malini Saba has taken it upon herself to help this many of these poverty stricken women live better lives. She has given them hope at a time when things may have seemed hopeless. She knows of a time when she was coming to America for the first time, and there was no money for her family to give her. She came into America as a struggling college student. She would not let this define her outlook on life though. Malini gained knowledge in the financial industry and even managed to start up her own business. She would go on the start a non-profit organization as well.

The thing that has made her career so amazing is her ability to see people in need and take the time to give back. This is something that does not happen often. So many people can gain inspiration from what she has done. One of the most impressive things has been her $1 million dollar donation to start the first Heart Research Center in South Asia. This shows that she cares about others and making a difference in the lives of people.

Her financial prowess has made her a strong leader, but her giving spirit has made her a hero to women. She is an inspiration to all.

 

 

Why Mike Baur Just Won’t Quit

Co-Founder of the Swiss Start Up Factory Mike Baur is a certified go-getter. He has his mind made up from an early age that he would be a boss. Mike knew since his teenage years that he would work in the banking world. He made sure to make him self a home in the banking industry when he co-founded the Swiss Start Up Factory.

Though, Mike Baur’s career did not start at the Swiss Start Up Factory. Mike holds an impressive double Masters degree in Business Administration. Baur’s Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration comes from University of Bern, and Baur’s Master’s Degree in Business Administration is from the University of Rochester New York. Mike got his start after college as a intern at UBS. After he successfully completed his internship, and left an imprint to this day, he started working in Swiss Private Banking.

Mike is also in the direct line to fill some impact full shoes over at CTI Invest. When the time comes Mike is expected to commandeer the title of Managing Director from Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier at CTI Invest.

Mike Baur is a native from Fribourg in Switzerland, and until this day he is still close to home in his heart. Mike makes an effort to stay active in his hometowns community. Offering himself up as a mentor to teens and start up companies alike.

At the Swiss Start Up Company, Mike is holding the title for managing partner as well. The concept behind the Swiss Start Up Factory is to give new businesses and entrepreneurs all of the resources they would need to be successful over the length of three short months. This covers office space, managing payroll and financial funds or loans. And lets not forget about the very important investor and entrepreneur networks that this company provides.

Know more about Mike Baur at fintechfusion.com.

These resources are priceless and do promote start ups to succeed way past their competition.The Swiss Start Up Factory gives young businesses the tools to succeed, and Mike Baur gives them the guidance of a committed mentor, helping them through every step of the way.So, you see Mike Baur just won’t quit. He has too much to offer, and too much to give.

How Does Don Ressler Balance Fabletics And JustFab?

Don Ressler is the co-CEO at JustFab, and he is the CEO at Fabletics where he is responsible for the vision that Kate Hudson had for the company. The two companies are incredible forces in the fashion world, and they are going to help people get the best kinds of clothes for what they need. Fabletics is a casual clothing line that will help women look good when they leave the house in gym clothes, and JustFab is a subscription company that puts the clothes that women buy into a box when they ship it.

Don Ressler has been at the front of the fashion industry for a while as he has worked on many different projects, and he wants to be sure that he can help both companies develop in the way that he thinks is most healthy for them. That is something that is going to make the companies excel at what they have chosen to do, and it helps when a company wants to be able to move forward instead of just doing what it has always done.

The first thing that people notice about JustFab is that they will get something that was determined for them based on their own preferences. The preferences that women enter into the system are going to be used to create outfits for every customer, and then the customer gets the outfit shipped to them. They do not know what it is, but Don Ressler wants to expand the company with a possible IPO that will give them more money to use for extra offerings.

Fabletics needs to open stores if they are going to reach more women, and that is why Don Ressler is pressing forward to make sure that they can open stores near their most loyal customers. Stores in shopping centers around the country will give Fabletics more access to women who love fashion, and it helps them make sure that they are going to look good in their gym clothes. It is a balancing act that Don Ressler has taken seriously, and it is one that he is doing very well.

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See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabletics

Talk Fusion’s Bob Reina Gives Back to Others

Bob Reina is making a huge difference when it comes to helping small business owners achieve their dreams of a successful business. He is the Founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, a video marketing solution company. They offer various video products such as Video Email, Video Chat, Video Newsletters, and Live Meetings, which are all user-friendly and affordable. These products are also compatible on all mobile devices. Bob developed these products with the consumer in mind as a way to give back to his community.

With Talk Fusion, Bob guarantees that your business or non-profit will get noticed and you will have more sales and customers than ever before. He believes in your business and wants to help you spread the message about what you have to offer. Bob has the strongest commitment of giving back than anyone else at the company. In fact, he recently started a program where Talk Fusion Associates can donate one free charity account to any charity of their choosing. This charity will then have full access to all of the wonderful things Talk Fusion has to offer. This is a great opportunity that many seem to be very fond about.

Using Talk Fusion’s video products are simple. All you need to do is record a video and upload it to the Talk Fusion portal. You will have the opportunity to customize it to your liking or even use one of the many templates available to you. From there, you can insert the video into an email. What makes Talk Fusion unique is the fact that people can open and play the video right in the email rather than the video opening in another page or website. It is all about convenience and spreading your message smoothly to encourage growth of your company.

With these video products, you can easily send a video out to promote upcoming sales, conduct business meetings, send reminders to co-workers, or even spread the word about an upcoming charity or animal adoption event. The possibilities are truly endless. Try out Talk Fusion for a 30-day free trial and see what these products can do for you.

Shaygan Kheradpir at Coriant: The Kind of Comeback Story We Never Hear About, But Should

 

Drug scandals rock music legends and yet new albums eventually get released much to the excitement of fans. Corruption scandals tarnish politicians who often get reelected with landslide victories after public shaming. Sex scandals are common among televangelists & a myriad of woes often plague those who are famous for just being famous, were looking at you Kardashians. Its not unusual for one who has been surrounded by scandal, dissension and controversy to come back better than ever, we are used to that in this country. Its isn’t often, however, in the world of finance and big business to hear about a major comeback for a shining star who left the public eye surrounded by a air of controversy, but that is exactly what is happening with well-known CEO Shaygan Kheradpir who, after his tumultuous tenure at Juniper Networks last year has now found a new, and seemingly happier home with optical transport giant Coriant. It seems like a marriage made in heaven and for good reason, Kheradpir is the best at what he does and at Coriant he is stepping into a role that has already been filled with decisive and strong leadership, and is ready to bring his fresh and lively perspective to make a great company even better.

Shaygan Kheradpir, isn’t stepping into his new job with is eyes closed however, this time he has been working closely with the parent company of Coriant, Marlin Equity Partners as their operating executive and has been closely connected to the day to day operations of the man who he is succeeding, Pat DiPietro, who moves to position of vice chairman along with a return to his previous role as operating partner at Marlin. Kheradpir who has over 28 years as a high ranking executive in the fields of telecom, financial services, and technology, is more than qualified to lead Coriant into a new age where the need for instant information access is more crucial than ever.

Kheradpir has also worked at Barclay’s, Verison and GTE with success following him at every stop. He is known for being a bit aggressive in his strategy, often to the disagreement with those under him who have become used to the status quo, this is what is necessary though to take what is not working and turn it around and to take what is good and make it great. At Coriant, his role will be a bit of a challenge but not one that he is shying away from. He is charged with helping to grow the company in a market that is filled with a large number of established vendors. The goal at is to become a vendor who brings a new mindset to handling large customers and data carriers. The end game is position the company in a way that it is the predominate provider of packet-optical systems.

There are some who may be questioning the choice of Coriant for their new CEO and Board Chairman, but truth be told there is none better to bring the new vision of the company to fruition. Kheradpir has a proven track record of success and all things point to his tenure at Coriant being not only a long one, but one that will bring more accolade to both him and the organization. Its a comeback story we don’t often hear, but its one that if anyone can pull off its a man who has made a career of steering comebacks for the corporations he heads.

Read further at http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548

Bob Reina Donates Record-Breaking One Million Dollars to Build Animal Health Center

The Humane Society of Tampa has a new center, thanks to the largest donation in its history going back 100 years.

On December 12, the society officially broke ground for the Talk Fusion Animal Health Center. Bob Reina, founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, donated one million dollars to the Humane Society to build the center.

According to Sherry Silk, Executive Director of the Humane Society, said they had been talking about building the center for several years. They had bought the property at 3809 N Armenia in December 2009. At that time, it held an abandoned funeral home. Urban Studios was the architect designing the new building. The Humane Society hired A D Morgan to be construction manager. Reina’s contribution made possible the construction of the animal health center. The old funeral home was torn down in November 2011.

Reina dedicated the donation to his deceased dogs, Shadow Reina and Thunder. The Humane Society planned to use the Memorial Animal Center to provide low cost spaying and neutering to pets in Tampa Bay. The plan was to give affordable, full-service veterinary care. It would also give homeless animals in shelters more extensive medical care.

Over 11 years ago, Reina wanted to send an email to a friend of his with a video embedded in it. AOL told him that was technically impossible, but he and a programming friend of his figured out how to accomplish it. Knowing that many other people would enjoy emailing embedded videos for fun and for business, in 2007 he started Talk Fusion, and structured it as a network marketing companies.

Since then, that company has gone into 85 different countries. It’s now the 8th largest video sharing platform on the Internet. Recently they introduced a 30-day free trial offer to enable people to try the service out. They also offer a unique service to their sales representative, Instant Pay. As soon as a representative signs up a customer, they are immediately paid for it. Their available services have expanded from offering just the videos embedded in email to video newsletters, video chat and live meetings.

Learn more: http://blog.talkfusion.com/founder-ceo-bob-reinas-birthday-surprise/

Shaygan Kheradpir, Coriant’s New CEO

Shaygan Kheradpir is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant. Coriant offers networking solutions in the fast transitioning business world. Over the years, the company has been known to offer its networking solution services in over 100 countries. These includes even nine of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers.

Shaygan graduated from Cornell University where he got his PhD, masters and bachelor’s in engineering. During his period at Cornell University, he served in the Engineering council and was also part of the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

For the past over two decades, Shaygan has been a recognized figure in the business and technology field. He has truly gathered much experience working with numerous telecom, technology and financial service industries.

Shaygan Kheradpir kick started his career at GTE Corporation and later joined Verizon where he was a Chief Information Officer and a member of the executive leadership team. They mainly worked to increase the efficiency, innovations, modernization and realization of new product initiatives. They managed to effect this in the FiOS, which is among the largest infrastructure programs in the United States with an over $20 billion capital investment.

Later on, as Chief operations and Technology Officer, Shaygan joined Barclays bank where he also served as the bank’s Executive Committee member. While at Barclays, they worked for the transformation of the bank on the 21st century. This was effected across fifty countries with thousands of employees. He also served as the CEO at Juniper Networks where he worked for the development of an effective operating plan for the company. This helped in surviving the fast growing builder markets.

Having gathered this much experience, Shaygan worked with the senior management team at Coriant prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer at the company. He also served as an Operating Partner at Merlin Equity Partners where he dealt with telecom and technology investments.