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10 Jun 2018

Peter Briger Helps Fortress Continue to be a TrailBlazer  0

Since its founding 20 years ago Fortress Investment Group has been a force of innovation. The former private equity firm prefers to set trends rather than follow them. It solidified its spot as a leader in its field more than a decade ago when it became the first large-scale private equity firm to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. At the time a move like that was unheard of in the industry.

That innovative decision led to rapid growth for Fortress. The private equity firm is now a global investment management firm worth billions of dollars with numerous assets and investors. Today, the New York based company employs close to 1,000 people.

Fortress specializes in capital markets. It has vast experience with managing mergers and acquisitions. Because of the connections its made with various companies over the years it has a great deal of institutional knowledge concerning a wide variety of industries. In its line of business Fortress has discovered it pays to be versatile.

Much of Fortress’ success can be attributed to its leadership team. In particular it three founders, Randal Nardone, Wes Edens, and Rob Kauffman.

Fortress’ first investments were in real estate. With more than capable leaders leading the way Fortress was very profitable right out of the gate. Its private equity funds grew almost 50 percent in under 10 years. In 2002 Fortress hired two new additions to its leadership team, Michael Novogratz and peter Briger.

Last year Fortress was purchased by Softbank, a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company. This acquisition made Fortress the first alternative-investment firm to be bought. The firm was sold for more than $3 billion.

About Peter Briger

Prior to joining Fortress Peter Briger worked at Goldman, Sachs for 15 years. He was even promoted to partner before departing in 2002. As a principal he is responsible for the Fortress Credit division. Peter is so good at his job that he has earned praise from Forbes, as it listed him as one of the top 400 global business professionals.

Peter Briger attended Princeton University and is a member of the board of the Princeton University Investment Company.

09 Jun 2018

Dacid McDonald’s venture into OSI  0

In an interview with Inspirery, David McDonald said that OSI Group makes revenue by processing and provision of food products around the world. He went on note that OSI’s profitability commenced during the firm’s early stages. He further went to say that the market strategy that enables OSI Group to generate new business is that OSI strives to become part of the local culture. He also said that OSI’s success has also been attributed to the creation of valuable partnerships. A statement that is proven by facts throughout OSI’s life with the partnerships made and that have proved to be successful to them. OSI Group releases sustainability report.

Born and raised on a farm in North East Iowa, David McDonald has been on the helm of one of the largest companies in food processing and distribution for than thirty years. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1987 from Iowa State University. He is also a proud recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. His success story in OSI began after finishing his university studies and being able to acquire a position at OSI Industries in Chicago.

Aside from his position as OSI’s current President and COO, he is also privileged to be the chairman of North American Meat Institute. Prior to the current positions he has, he was also an independent director at Malfrig Global Foods.

OSI Group began back when a German immigrant by the name Otto opened up a small butcher to serve his community. After a decade, the business grew into a wholesale venture. The game changer came about when his sons went into a handshake agreement with a gentleman by the name Kroc to be McDonald’s first supplier of fresh beef. Years went on with the partnership growing to the point OSI built up a plant purposively to serve McDonald’s solely. Since then OSI Group under the able leadership of David McDonald to be a pacesetter in food innovation and have its presence in seventeen countries and having a labor capacity of over 20000 employees.

OSI Group also acquired Baho Food in 2016. Baho food is a Dutch company with five subsidiaries which processes meat products for the retail industry and food service. Once asked about the acquisition, David McDonald said that the acquisition would enable OSI to broaden its presence in Europe. He then pointed out that Baho’s products complemented OSI’s strengths and capabilities. According to him, this acquisition would enable them best serve their ever-evolving customer needs.

For details: interview.net/david-mcdonald-osi-group/

08 Jun 2018

Dr. Jennifer Walden Receives Recognition and Reviews that Attest to her Skill and Warm Personality  0

It is a rare individual who possesses the ability to excel in their chosen field while retaining the type of personality that generates warmth and compassion to the individuals they serve. Dr. Jennifer Walden is just such an individual. She exhibited the strength of her character as a senior in high school by being chosen as her class valedictorian. The dedication she had to her field of study showed again when she was named as Salutatorian of her graduating class from the medical branch of the Texas University. She quickly landed a fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital where she specialized in aesthetic surgery.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon who takes an active interest in improving the methods used for cosmetic surgeries, Dr. Jennifer Walden has also gained the respect of her peers. As such, she has been the featured guest in many magazine articles including several that have appeared in Texas Monthly magazine. Dr. Walden often comments on how rare it is to find a female doctor in the field of plastic surgery, which sometimes leads her to go above and beyond in order to prove she is both skilled and knowledgeable about what she does.

Dr. Jennifer Walden moved back to her home town of Austin, Texas shortly after the birth of her twin sons. She currently has a practice in Austin as well as a satellite office in Marble Falls. She and her staffed of trained professionals provide services for cosmetic surgery. In addition to using state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Walden also emphasizes the importance of having a supportive environment. She believes people should make informed choices about the procedures they choose to have performed. The compassion she shows to her patients is evident in the positive feedback she receives as testimony to her professionalism and warmth.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjenniferwalden

01 Jun 2018

Whitney Wolfe Herd Proves that Women can Start Tech-companies  0

The market has been disrupted in the recent times. There are so many changes that have been brought by technology, and most departments have been forced to embrace the changes so that they can survive the tough times. There are many companies that have emerged as a result of the internet too, and they have changed so many lives. Most of the technology companies that are operational in the market are operated by men. Although women are given roles in these institutions, they do not land the top positions which are mostly reserved for the men. The founders and prominent leaders of these organizations are men, and this is the primary reason they hire their fellow men so that they can run the top positions. Whenever a technology firm is run by a woman, there is a lot of fuss in the market. Organizations that have been introduced by women leaders are always attracting the attention of the people in the market.

Bumble is a very prominent dating application that has been in the market for a while now. Bumble has been quite fortunate since it was brought into the market, and it has been getting clients from all walks of life. Unlike most of the successful applications in the market, Bumble was introduced by a woman. Whitney Wolfe is the powerful woman who managed to pull everything together and at the end of the day bring the kind of dating app women were interested in. What has shocked the international community is the fact that the dating site has been performing so well, and it has attracted millions of people in the United States and other parts of the globe. Because Bumble was founded by a woman who has the interests of the modern woman in heart, it has been able to offer women the rights needed when it comes to dating.

Bumble has faced tight competition in the market since it was founded several years ago. Whitney Wolfe Herd has sacrificed her time and a lot of resources so that things fall into their rightful place. Despite the hardships available, Whitney Wolfe has shown that women can become technology experts and transform the market. Whitney Wolfe is never scared of sitting with men and sharing her ideas on tech companies. Herd believes that times have changed, and it is time for women to leave their kitchens and make a difference in the corporate department just like men.

Learn More: www.forbes.com/profile/whitney-wolfe/

01 Jun 2018

Alex Pall’s Insights Concerning His Musical Profession  0

In 2016, the Chainsmokers released their latest track known as Closer, featuring Halsey, Andrew Taggart, and Alex Pall. Unlike other artists, Alex pall and Taggart worked towards revealing themselves thus weaving intimacy. Alex Pall provided his insights regarding his identity, his latest tracks and how he intends to evolve as his audience expands during an exciting interview. According to Alex Pall, his musical career commenced when he was a young boy practicing DJing as his hobby. Alex used to display his exemplariness as a DJ in New York while managing his other profession. During his operations, Alex Pall realized that his interest is directed towards dance music. At that time, his manager supported him and introduced him to Drew, who became Pall’s partner.

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According to Rosenzweig, the interviewer, Alex Pall’s strategy to sing his songs concerning his real life is outstanding. Alex Pall supports Rosenzweig’s opinion by demonstrating the relevance of writing his lyrics. In Alex’s opinion, he associates with many songwriters; however, he plays a significant role in establishing the words based on his real-life circumstances. Alex Pall postulates that some of his songs alongside Andrew Taggart were a result of their thinking entirely, while other songs were a result of their guidance. Alex Pall provides that the desire to influence his fans contributed to his zeal to release a song related to him and Andrew Taggart. Additionally, Alex Pall’s endeavors to associate with famous icons in the music industry like Halsey influenced his desire to produce Closer.

Alex Pall postulates that he had always wanted to collaborate with Halsey for a long time. According to him, Halsey is a cool, as well as, unique artist with a sophisticated voice. About his latest song, Alex Pall foresees the expansion of his audience in the coming years. As such, Alex provides specific, meaningful policies to implement to cater for the growing audience. Alex Pall states that he together with Andrew Taggart has to grow and keep pushing themselves towards achievements. Alex reports that advancing their visuals as well as supplementing their curative shows will contribute to managing the growing audience. Moreover, Alex Pall believes in inventing new experiences for his fans.

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27 May 2018

OSI Group Grows With Mcdonalds  0

The roots of the OSI Group start back over a century with Otto Kolschowsky and his small butcher shop in Chicago, Illinois. The was a German immigrant and started his company just 2 years after immigrating to the United States in 1907. By the end of the world war, the business was booming and he began the expansion into the wholesale meat industry. It was eventually rebranded to Otto & Sons in 1928 and his sons became much more involved in the business operations of the company.

The end of World War II saw a lot of changes in the United States and around the world. Suburbs became more popular and a business agreement with the future Chief Executive Officer of Mcdonald’s, Ray Kroc. When Ray Kroc and the sons of Koschowsky, Harry and Arthur, made the deal to supply Ray Kroc with meat for his franchise, he only had one store in Des Plaines, Illinois. When he went on to purchase the entirety of Mcdonalds to become the CEO, it marked a big day in the development of OSI Group. Ray Kroc honored the agreement he had made with the Koshowsky brothers previously and suddenly they were the first choice of meat supplier for all of Mcdonald’s. As their demand grew, they needed to figure out ways to produce a high-quality product at a competitive price in quantities large enough to meet their demands. This is what made the OSI Group what it is today. Through methods like flash freezing, they are able to provide a product that is consistent in every market. OSI Food Solutions UK awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.

The OSI Group has grown to have facilities in 17 countries. There are 20,000 employees at their 65 facilities around the world. They began to expand products to products like hot dogs, sausages, and bacon. In 1975, they became the OSI Group as it is known today. This same year, Sheldon Lavin came onto the company as a partner. Over the years, as Mcdonald’s grew, they grew along with it to be their first choice of supplier to this day. They are one of the largest private companies with a worth of $6.1 billion. Not only do they supply Mcdonalds with their meat, they have also branched off to other areas of the market with their expanded product lines.

For details: www.monster.com/jobs/c-osi-group.aspx

20 May 2018

Mr Nick Vertucci, the Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Book  0

Mr. Nick Vertucci is the founder and president of the Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy (NVREA). NVREA has risen to be one of the most prestigious learning institution availing the students from all parts of the continent with the knowledge and skills necessary to flourish in the real estate industry. He is also an expert and investor in real estate. He is the founder of several real estate companies and acting CEO. The celebrated entrepreneur hailed from a very humble background and made his entire fortune on hard work. His first successful venture was in tech business before the financial bubble of 2004 wrecked it all.

 

Mr. Vertucci has launched his very first book titled Seven Figure Decisions. The book is a blend of personal memoir and guide outlines on the pillars of winning in business. In the book, Nick Vertucci shares his own story of loss and come-back attitude that has helped him succeed. The book itself is a five star rated business memoir in Amazon with over a thousand copies sold already. The book is available on Amazon Kindle and paperback on Amazon.

 

Nick comments that the loss of all he had invested in the computer business led to his venture into Real Estates. He relates that while in the real estate venture, he made a lot of mistakes and got quite depressed before joining a training circuit for real estate investors and acquired a mentor. Afterward, he had to change his thinking and coupled it with the appropriate actions before his financial troubles got eliminated and instead of surviving he thrived.

 

Lioncrest Publishing Company published the three hundred and fifty-page business memoir. The book outlines in detail the significant steps that informed his life-changing philosophy and enabled the establishment of sustainable business and granted him financial freedom. In an endorsement by Kevin Harrington, the original shark from shark tank commented that the book is better than the usual rags to riches story. He said that Seven Figure Decision is a rags-to-riches, back to rags again, then back to riches.

 

This is true because Nick Vertucci built a tech empire without any money or education. When things seemed to be going okay for the entrepreneur who was almost attaining economic liberty, everything crumbled. He lost all his fortunes and was stuck deep in debts. He finally ventured into real estates and learned the ropes of the industry well enough. Real estate gave him a second chance to start over and fight his way back to the top. If ever you dream of being a millionaire, the first step would be to listen to the man who did it twice.

18 May 2018

The Awards from the U.K. Keep Rolling in for OSI Food Solutions:  0

OSI Food Solutions is one of the worlds top suppliers of processed food items to the restaurant and retail industries. The company has a global reach across 17 different international countries and operates over 80 processing facilities worldwide. OSI is known as a world leader in providing custom food solutions but the company is also highly decorated for its outstanding businesses and safety practices. The company has seen numerous awards come to rest on its mantle over its century-plus long existence and recent years have been no exception.

2016 was a huge year for OSI Food solutions in the area of international awards. The first award was presented directly to OSI’s long-time, highly distinguished Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon was presented with India’s Vision World Academy’s World Visionary Award as a recognition of the outstanding achievements he has accomplished over his long and storied entrepreneurial career. This wasn’t the only major accolade that OSI Food Solutions brought home in 2016. The same years, the British Safety Council recognized OSI’s steadfast commitment to operating facilities at the highest standard of environmental sustainability. OSI was awarded the Globe of Honour in this regard. The company also received a prestigious 5-Star rating from the British Safety Council.

2018 has seen OSI Food Solutions come up big again in terms of recognition for its work in the U.K. market. The British Safety Council has once again honored OSI, this time with its prestigious International Safety Award. This award is presented annually to organizations and companies who demonstrate outstanding commitment in the area of safety management. OSI’s head of safety, security and environmental management Ian Hurley expressed his delight with the company receiving this highly sought after award and emphasized how great it feels to once again be recognized by the outstanding people at the British Safety Council.

These recent awards in the British market are a great compliment to the outstanding work that OSI has been putting into the United Kingdom over recent years. The 2014 partnership with beef producer Pickstock as well as the 2016 acquisition of speciality food distributor Flagship Europe have greatly increased OSI’s market value in the U.K. and have set the company up for a bright future in that region of the world moving forward. With the acquisition of Flagship Europe also came a name change as OSI has rebranded the outfit under the name Creative Foods Europe.

For More info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Food_Solutions

14 May 2018

Ricardo Tosto opines on the Repatriation of Assets Law  0

There is no doubt that Brazil is greatly endowed with resources. However, the fact is sometimes subsumed in the action by leading business people closely associated with politicians and politicians themselves. Many reports have indicated that there are assets worth billions tucked away in foreign countries. The law number 13254 of 2016 was enacted to make it easier for the country to recover the illegally acquired assets. In his view, Ricardo Tosto, who is also a Founding Partner at Leite Tosto and Barros, a large law firm in Brazil, the new framework is going to help to speed up the process of repatriating assets , apart from providing a platform to lawyers from Brazil and other countries to share and exchange legal ideas on how best to implement the repatriation of assets.

 

Other legal Experts Supporting the Law

 

Nelson William Advogados is a partner at Leite, Tosto, and Barros. He also thinks that the law provides an avenue for faster implementation of the intended action of returning Brazilian assets. Similarly, Gil Vicente of Advogados Associates says that the law offers a chance to bridge the gap between the Brazilian lawyers and foreign lawyers in pertinent subtleties in the implementation of repatriation of resources. Gama is of the view that collaboration between the lawyers from the countries affected and Brazilian lawyers will help to facilitate faster documentation and streamlining, or overcoming of legal obstacles on either side.

 

Ricardo Tosto; Education and Career Growth

 

He was trained at the Presbyterian University where he studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Ricardo has been featured in some of the leading magazines and newspapers in Brazil. He started a law firm that he named Leite Tosto and Barros from humble beginnings but it is now one of the leading law firms in Brazil. The law firm now handles some of the high profile cases that arise in Brazil. Ricardo’s firm was among the first to organize class action suits in Brazil. Its leading role in the legal circles has attracted many clients its way. Leite Tosto and Barros also have a team of over 35 lawyers that it assigns pro bono cases as they use them to delve deeper into the world of litigation and practice in law.

11 May 2018

OSI Industries; the Global Processor and Supplier of Food Products  0

OSI Industries has just won the British Safety Council Globe Honor Award, an award that recognizes companies and organizations that commit to the safety and health of its customers and employees. To describe the services and products offered by OSI Group as just good is an understatement, they are exceptional. The conglomerate has been operational for over three decades and has grown by leaps and bounds both in the number of products in its portfolio and most importantly in size.

OSI Industries is one of the largest meat products supplier and processor in the world. Most people attribute the growth and success of the enterprise to its ever vibrant and innovative chief executive officer and chairman, Sheldon Lavin. Presently, the firm has a workforce of over 20,000 employees and has operations in 17 countries around the world. Due to the growing population in China, the company has heavily invested in production. It has a capability of processing more than 300 million tons of chicken products to enable it to meet the growing demand.

In the last few years, the conglomerate has heavily invested in an expansion strategy into foreign markets. It has set up policies and procedures to help it start operations and take over the European markets. To kick start the steps, OSI has made two crucial acquisitions; Flagship Europe and Baho foods. Baho Foods is a well-established food processing company in the markets of Netherlands and Germany. Since the two companies produce kind of the same products, success and growth in Europe is inevitable.

OSI Industries had earlier started investing in infrastructure in international markets like China to increase its client base. It’s Chief Operating Officer, and President David McDonald is confident that its entry into the European market provides the company with unique opportunities to grow even more. The entity has been able to achieve the immense success due to its ability to partner with famous fast food giants such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway. Through these partnerships; it can offer unique meat products.

OSI Industries prides itself as one of the few companies that care about the impact of its activities on the world. It is committed to maintaining a sustainable and beneficial relationship with the environment, people, and communities in which they operate. OSI strives to conduct business models that conform with the environmental, economic, and social frameworks. The corporation is committed to sustaining the global supply of food and especially meat products.

OSI Industries info: www.ziprecruiter.com/c/OSI-GROUP/Jobs