Their Efforts in Banking Industry

NexBank is a banking company headquartered out of Dallas, Texas. NexBank deals with commercial and mortgage banking as well as institutional services. John Holt is the CEO and president of NexBank. Holt recently served on the panel for the Texas Bankers Association. The conference was located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of the conference was for leaders in the baking industry and and advisers to exchange information and ideas in regard to the acceleration of the industry. The panelists and attendees discuss opportunities and possible solutions to the industry’s dilemmas.

NexBank is a regional bank with total assets of $8.4 billion. NexBank is the fourth largest bank in the city of Dallas. The total limit for lending is $150 million. Their mortgage bank reached a total of $3.5 billion during 2015. During 2016, their total was $5.0 billion. During 2017, their total was $6.1 billion. NexBank is a SBA preferred lender.

NexBank assists in grants and sponsorships services. They offer mortgage services to the low to moderate income bracket. Nexbank provides housing and consumer loans to 2,200 veterans in Texas. Nexbank sponsors financial literacy at 12 public schools. Some of the organization they are affiliated with include The Real Estate Council Community Fund, Dallas Neighborhood Homes, Dallas Women’s Foundation and Texas Veterans.

Dallas Neighborhood homes is a nonprofit mortgage servicing provider. They offer an Affordable Housing Loan Program for Dallas residents. They aim to assist in 100 loans a year for the next five years specifically for southern Dallas residents. Matt Siekielski, Executive VP of NexBank, stated he was proud of the partnership with Dallas Neighborhood Homes. Nexbank is assisting with $50 million in loans to help the expansion of the program for the proceeding five years. Dallas Neighborhood Homes will be using the funds to assist low-income homebuyers. They said they will help prepare homeowners with counseling for ownership.

NexBank has acquired College Savings Bank from Princeton, New Jersey. College Savings Bank of Princeton, New Jersey, specilizes in college loans. The company will keep its name under the acquisition of NexBank.

Igor Cornelsen: Investor in Brazil

Investing is a proven method to generate wealth. Few people invest enough money to reach their goals. In Brazil, the economy is booming with growth. Millions of people have moved to Brazil in the past decade searching for jobs.

With an influx of people, the country has a healthy real estate market. Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian investor who has years of experience managing companies. He is proud of his work as an investor, but he has plans to keep growing his portfolio in the future.

Commercial Businesses

Many years ago, Igor started investing in commercial properties across the country. He foresaw the massive influx of people moving to the nation. As the economy improves, more people have an opportunity to spend money on various purchases. The commercial real estate market in Brazil has exploded in value. Igor has made a ton of money from his investments in this sector.

He plans to build additional shopping malls in the future. Although online retail is a growing area, Brazil’s citizens primarily shop at physical stores. The online shopping trend is not mainstream in the country.

Igor’s Early Life

Unlike many successful business owners, Igor was not born into a wealthy family. Instead, he had to work hard for everything he earned. He worked multiple jobs while he was in college to pay the bills. Although he could have settled for a secure job at a large company, he decided to start a business. Running a business was a more significant challenge than he believed.

After developing a successful business, Igor decided to focus his efforts on investing. He enjoys looking at investment opportunities throughout the country. He also teaches college students the importance of investing to reach financial goals. Some people have speculated that Igor could run for political office in Brazil. However, he says that he has no plans to do so.

Fortress Investment Group Creates Innovation as Private Equity Firm

Fortress Investment Group was featured in the New York Patch article “A Force of Innovation: Two decades of Fortress Investment Group.” The article was written by a Patch contributor, Kay Singer.

Fortress Investment Group was created by Randal Nardone, Wes Edens, and Rob Kauffman. The first two are still the current principals, though Kauffman retired in 2012. The co-founders have experience in working with some of the leading financial institutions like BlackRock Financial Management, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers. They created the company because they wanted an investment firm that was focused on different assets that used private equity. They were able to grow their assets incredibly quickly. They turned the initial $400 million into $3.9 billion within the first five years. In 2007, it continued to grow to $32.6 billion.

The company released the first investment vehicle, called the Fortress Investment Fund in 1999. The company had investments in the New York and Toronto real estate markets. They continued to expand into hedge funds and debt securities. Eventually, it grew 40% from 1999-2006.

Co-founder Rob Kauffman retired after he recognized lifelong passion of car racing. He invested in the Michael Waltrip Racing and he founded the RK Motors Charlotte. He has participated in a number of races like the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He also has cars in a number of IndyCar Series Races.

After Kauffman left, the company brought on two key players to help lead the company into even greater success. Peter Briger joined from Goldman Sachs as a principal. He had more than 15 years in the financial industry and had considerable experience in the Asian financial sector. They also brought on Michael Novogratz to be one of the leading fund managers. He left Fortress Investment Group in 2015 to focus on cryptocurrency.

When the new principals came to the Fortress Investment Group team, the company continued to grow. They had a high initial public offering where newspapers revealed that it was the first private equity company to go public. They set the trend for other businesses like Blackstone Group and KKR& CO. to follow.

Backpage Shutdown

On Friday, April 6th 2018, Government agencies seized and shut down backpage.com,   . Even though the ninety-three indictment count does not include sex trafficking, Jim and Michael have long battled accusations of unlawful internet practices.

Agencies involved in the investigation include the Federal bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Division, US Postal Inspection Service, and US Attorney’s Offices From the districts California, Arizona and Texas.

Cindy McCain who is part of the Arizona Governor’s Human Trafficking Council and the wife current senator John McCain, has for years been voicing against Backpage.com for what she claims is a website that provides consensual adult prostitution and sex trafficking. Mrs. McCain has testified for Congress before on similar issues and has been a voice for (SESTA) Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act. Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/press/ and http://james-larkin.com/

Paul Cambria, Lacey’s Criminal defense attorney and former lawyer for the famous Larry Flint, has stated his client will plead “Not Guilty”. Cambria decried that the actions taken against his client were a violation of his first amendment rights. Cambria told the press the following: “We don’t believe our client has done anything wrong to merit this type of police behavior”.

Any time legal authorities impede by discontinuing a major form of speech, it has a huge effect on freedom rights across this country. We don’t believe that the actions taken against our client are constitutional, and we intend to use the law to uphold the freedoms provided by the constitution”

It is worth mentioning that during the years Lacey and Larkin operated the Phoenix New Times, the paper exposed McClain’s viewpoints on a number of issues. Read more: Jim Larkin | Facebook and Village Voice Media | Wikepedia

Not all groups were against the shutdown of Backpage.com. The group for Woman’s March showed support for Lacey and Larkin by stating the following on their Twitter page “the shutting down # Backpage has ramifying effects for sex workers who rely on the site to safely get in touch with business partners. This is a clear violation of sex workers rights or women’s rights.”

Former Judge Richard Posner, In statement that could apply to the closing of Backpage, said “anyone who tries to impede expression of ideas and opinions through ‘actions or threats of government authority’ is violating the law of the constitution.

This is not Lacey and Larkin first encounter with authorities regarding the freedom of speech. In 2016 senator Kamala Harris pressed charges against the men. After being arrested and held without bond for days on pimping charges, they fought their case, winning this dismissal by the Supreme Court from California on multiple occasions.

Most recently they were arrested in 2007 by the authorities of Maricopa County on charges of being a whistleblower of grand jury information.

In time, the case was dropped and they ultimately won nearly a $4 million settlement, and used a portion of that to set up the Frontera Fund, a non-profit that donates money to Latin American organizations throughout the State of Arizona

Dick DeVos Works With WIfe Betsy To Bring Opportunity To Michigan Residents

Dick DeVos is a man with a long history of fighting for what he considers to be the best interest of his beloved Grand Rapids, Michigan. This resolve was tested in 1991 when a group of real estate developers announced their plans to build a multi-purpose grand arena a few miles north of downtown Grand Rapids.

 

In response to the news, Mr. DeVos joined efforts with a group of local businessman who shared his belief that the arena would prove to be detrimental to Grand Rapids. The group identified themselves as the Grand Action group and were not only successful at thwarting the plans to build the downtown sports arena but also would go on to be responsible for a number of significant real estate developments in the area themselves.

 

Dick, and wife Betsy DeVos, who is the current United States Secretary of Education, share a sentiment that with the vast fortunes that were inherited from both of their family comes a responsibility to champion the causes of the less fortunate.

 

The couple founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation together and from a period that began in 1989 and extended to 2015 the Foundation gave away $138.7 million. Among the initiatives supported by the DeVos Family Foundation were programs supporting the arts, leadership training programs, and the center of many efforts on the part of the couple: reform in education.

 

The DeVos’ are firm believers in the rights of parents to have a say in where and how education is distributed to their children and have fought long and hard to make this dream a reality for all. And while their efforts to sway public opinion regarding the matter has not always been successful, the setbacks experienced by them has never instigated thoughts of dropping out of the fight.

 

One particular defeat for the school choice movement took place in 2000 when an amendment to the Michigan state constitution that was sponsored by the DeVos and would have provided tax-funded vouchers to lower-income students in the state to attend charter schools was voted against by voters.

 

The DeVos emerged undaunted, however, and soon refocused their advocacy for school choice programs and targeted areas throughout the country. Largely due to the efforts of Dick and Betsy DeVos, 24 states in American, as well as Washington D.C. can now boast of some sort of voucher program allowing students to attend private schools who otherwise would not have been able.

 

In a more personal contribution to the movement, Dick DeVos founded a charter school of his own. The West Michigan Aviation Academy opened its doors to its initial 80 students in 2010 and used abandoned office space at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids as makeshift classrooms. The school grew quickly and just a few years later is the owner of its own building and provides quality educational services for 600 students that reside in seven counties throughout the state of Michigan. The popularity of the school is such that annual spring lotteries have been needed to be used when applications have exceeded openings.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/.

CEO Rick Shinto On Leading InnovaCare Health

Healthcare is a leading industry that is being changed by the advancement of technology. Because of the implementation of such advanced technology into healthcare, the government is working hard to ensure that the best medical facilities are available to support the needs medically of people. When the government created Medicare, it created the program to help citizens with discovering the best medical practices, treatments and medicines. This program has been so successful it has ben implemented by other medical corporations, including InnovaCare Health. Dr. Rick Shinto, as chief executive officer, has made sure his company properly uses Medicare to the fullest extent of benefiting and taking care of the needs of patients.

 

Rick Shinto attended the University of California at Irvine. After earning his bachelors degree, he went to medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and then earned his masters of business administration from the University of Redlands. After he had got an education, he began working for a host of companies in the healthcare secotr. He was the president and chief executive officer at Aveta Inc from 2008 and 2012. Other medical related companies like MedPartners and NAMM California were previous employers of his. In addition to working as a doctor and top executive, Rick Shinto also found time to be the author of several healthcare industry journals.

 

Rick Shinto’s company InnovaCare Health provides medical services, funded by Medicaid and Medicare, to offer health plans to people across North America. The quality of the health plans are unbeatable and having a cost effective model allows for the company to work in places like Puerto Rico that is still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. He is in charge of overseeing that InnovaCare Health works across the continent to make sure healthcare challenges are met with the world’s latest technologies and expert professionals. The company believes in emphasizing the need for patients to come first.

 

Rick Shinto a specialist in pulmonology and internal medicine and a leading businessman has pushed InnovaCare Health to become the largest healthcare company providing aid in Puerto Rico. The company’s goal of putting patients first and aiding those in needs are certainly being fulfilled under the leadership of the company’s hard working chief executive officer.

 

Things you need to Know about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Michael and Jim were lately imprisoned with claims of their exposure of details concerning the grand jury investigation. Their imprisonment took place from Joe Arpaio`s order, who is a Sherriff at Maricopa County.

The arrest attracted a lot of public outcry, and many people were not pleased with the act. The two play major roles in the publishing of the Village Voice Media newspaper, and right before their arrest, they had published a paper about the grand jury investigation.

Arpaio was not happy with the wide coverage his oppression against women and inmates, and he probed the two as a result of their publications about him.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin probed the sheriff for his harsh treatment of immigrants in the country to be particular. They have always strived to fight for the rights of every immigrant in the country through their publications. They also addressed the issue of the sheriff detaining immigrants in the United States without any valid reasons, and they expressed their anger towards his actions, terming them as unconstitutional.

Joe Arpaio was charged with violating the rights of Latinos and other immigrant groups, and though he denied the charges, he encouraged his team of employees to continue with the oppression.

The hostile actions of the sheriff were later exposed to the American public through the wide coverage that it attracted from a vast number of media houses in the country.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were later released from prison after spending close to a month in the cells. Due to their disappointment, the two filed a case against Joe Arpaio with the aim of expressing their displease towards him.

The two were later compensated with huge amounts which they used to create the Frontera Fund that would majorly focus on giving the people of Latino their rights. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Besides, the two also conducted a vast number of rallies across the Latino community and promised to fight for their rights as long as the people of the community also cooperated in ensuring that they receive their rights. The Frontera Fund has successfully fought against the evil acts of Joe Arpaio, and as a result, it has turned out to be challenging for him to achieve his unworthy goals.

Arpaio now risks being jailed for over six months through the recent apology he received form president Donald Trump may at some point make it difficult to see him charged for his inhumanity.

Besides launching the Frontera Fund to create the equal and fair treatment of all immigrants in the country, Michael and Jim have also strived to fight for the rights of all journalists in the country. They also launched the Front Page Confidential, a website that majorly focuses on advocating for the freedom of speech of every journalist.

Through the website, the two journalists speak against the arrest and mistreatment of journalists in the country by encouraging the law enforcers in the country to support them in their good deeds.

Michael and Jim also look forward to bringing equality to every person in the country through their foundation.

Delicious and Refreshing Waiakea Water

A vast majority of the population prefers water that has been bottled versus tap water. The quality, clarity, pH and taste are factors that play into determine what bottled water is your all time favorite and which ones make the most sense in purchasing. And in some countries bottled water maybe considered a necessity if their tap water has been filtered. Not all bottled water is the same. Alkaline waters can be just plain tap water ran through a machine to adjust its pH level. It’s very crucial to research what sets bottled water companies apart from each other. And what goes into their water filtration process.

Have you ever heard of the brand Waiakea water. It’s some of the best bottled water available for purchase. This bottled water company can guarantee your getting your water from a pure source. Waiakea is naturally alkaline water that is the only Hawaiian Volcanic water that has been filtered. What makes there filtering process different then others is they actually send the water through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock from the Mauna Loa volcano. With this Hawaiian volcanic water constantly on the move and flowing. You don’t have to worry about the water gaining bacteria from being stagnant.

Waiakea water pH is alkaline in the fact it’s pH reads about 8.2. Some of the benefits from drinking volcanic waters is. It can reduce acids reflux and heartburn. The pH reduces the amount of acid that causes the above issues. It acts as a natural version of an antacid. Waiakea contains a certain type of silica that can reduce the affects and aging and cognitive issues. It’s possible to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s by over 10% if you drink one container of this water.

In 2015 Waiakea water was voted the best beverage in all of North America. And it had only been around for 3 years prior. This water claims to have a naturally sweet taste. And you can’t beat the fact it’s found in nature. It’s a good source of hydration for people from all walks of life

https://www.specialtyfood.com/news/article/2018-leadership-awards-citizenship-ryan-emmons-waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water/

Tony Petrello Throws A Party To Welcome Tommy Tune Back To Houston

About Tony Petrello
Tony is the chairman of the boar, chief executive officer, and the president of Nabors Industries. Nabors is currently the leading and oil and gas company. He is a Visionary person who is dedicated to providing success through his business insights to better the lives of citizens living in Houston.

The energy company operates in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East. Mr. Petrello has played a significant role in overseeing the success and development of Nabors oil and gas company.

Anthony Petrello joined Nabors Industries as a Chief Operating Officer in 1991. In 2002, he was elected as the CEO and the president of the firm. The following year, he became the deputy chair of the board governing the firm. In 2012, he was announced as the new chairman of Nabors Industries.

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Apart from having a successful career, Tony Petrello is a community leader who helps the needy citizens in Houston. Together with his wife, they have created the Petrello Family Foundation.

Tony Petrello together with his wife Cynthia decided to host a cocktail reception party in their home in Houston to welcome and honor the Broadway legend Tommy Tune. Tommy Tune was born in Houston and had been back to put up a 5,000 show for his fans. Even though his success, Tune has never forgotten his home again in Houston.

Cynthia is a stage and screen actress. Moreover, she is a design model but has a philanthropic passion of giving back to Houston. She recently won the Stellar Award due to her humanitarian mission and activities. On the other hand, Tommy Tune lives in New York, but he has deep roots in Houston. He went to school and graduated from a high school and college in Houston.

Houston was thrilled to welcome their own made talented artist. As a result, Tony Petrello and Cynthia decided to put a party to honor his homecoming. The event was graced by 50 guests who sipped cocktail as they strolled around the exquisite Tony’s Mansion with plenty of music. The welcome party was an ideal tribute to Tommy Tune’s roots in Texas.

See: https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/how-tony-petrello-helped-houston-hurricane-harvey-relief

Madison Street Capital-Brokering Deals Between Titans

Madison Street Capital is one of the largest investment banking corporations in the world. The company, which recently got featured in an article on PR.com, has hit the headlines all for the right reasons. Madison Street Capital, a titan in its niche, was able to broker a merger between The Spitfire Group and DCG Software.

 

 

DCG which is also an incredible global provider of function point analysis now has the same goals and objectives as The Spitfire Group, an institution that has built a reputation on offering stellar services in business-based technology consulting. The recent merger that got announced by MSCs CEO, however, is one that gets filled with a lot of secrets given that the terms of the transaction have not yet gotten disclosed.

 

 

Other individuals involved in brokering the deal include Mark Richtermeyer and Jay Rodgers. As they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step and DCG Software and The Spitfire Group, fortunately, get headed in the direction.

 

 

Madison, like I said, is a company that beats all others. The institution, since its development, has centered on service delivery with commitment, integrity, leadership, and excellence being its hallmark. Madison Street Capital has since its establishment provided clients with services in financing options, valuation, corporate financial advisory, and in mergers and acquisitions, a move that has gone a long way in cementing the corporation’s position in existing markets.

 

 

The global advisor has thrived not because of diversifying its products and services but because it has concentrated on giving customers nothing short of the best. Madison Street Capital has always kept an eye on new opportunities, one of the reasons it has been able to explore new frontiers in recent years.

 

 

Today, Madison Street Capital is a titan in its niche all thanks to its team of capable men and women that have made the institution become a global premiere. Recall, Madison only hires the most qualified professionals in the job pool thus making Madison Street Capital the home of value.

 

 

The world’s premier middle market investment banking company has also survived for the last thirteen years because of partnerships forged through time. Indeed, the management structure at Madison Street Capital is to thank for the organization’s successes for were it not for them, then Madison would be a completely different landscape.

 

 

You can never overrule Madison Street Capital when it comes to good deeds. The institution has in recent years supported The United ways help communities affected by natural disasters find their purpose in life ever since a dozen American states got hit by calamities.

 

 

In truth, choosing Madison is choosing wisely as you always end up better than you began. Therefore, it should be at the top of your mind to have Madison Street Capital represent your interests regardless of the costs.

 

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