Month: July 2018

Entrepreneur William H. Saito

William Saito has been a member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cybersecurity (GCSCS) before deciding to quit after serving for one year siting personal reasons for his decision. The Commission through its chairman thanks Saito for the time he served with them and wished him well.

William H. Saito is a highly experienced software and cybersecurity expert. He started his career way back in elementary school where he began software programming before forming his own company. He is a world-renowned expert in encryption, cybersecurity, and biometric authentication. He was also named by NASQAD, USA Today and Ernst & Young as the entrepreneur of the year in 1998. He sold his business to Microsoft in 2005 and moved to Tokyo where he founded his tech company, Incur. Besides that, William Saito has held various high profile positions in the Japanese government including serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.

William Saito’s expertise and experience have made him be sought after by organizations and governments around the world for tech advice and guidance. He is also a great entrepreneur and his investment strategy is largely influenced by technological advancements. Saito believes that failure is not a negative thing. For him, failure should be viewed as a stepping stone for success rather than a hindrance.

How does your day look like typically?

My day usually involves working with people and trying to find the real causes of their problems. After that, I work out a perfect solution to those problems.

How or where do you get new ideas?

I use a method known as “design thinking” which involves learning from my failures every time.

 

Green Sky Credit And CEO David Zalik Weigh An IPO

If there is one thing GreenSky Credit CEO David Zalick understands, it would be how to build a successful company. He is a man of very simple taste: he only wants the best, and, naturally, he only does what is best for growing his company as well. Even though some of his strategies are anathema to normal business strategies, he is definitely a perfectionist, as seen in Greensky Credit’s recent decision whether to start an IPO. In considering an IPO, Zalick is yet again bucking the trend.

This is because companies often wait years before they consider an initial public offering. Companies such as Uber and eBay were perfectly happy improving their balance sheets and growing their company first. Not GreenSky Credit however.

The greatest thing about Greensky would have to be the fact that they work directly with banks. While most independent companies against the banks, the magic of Green Sky would be the fact that they actually get all of their loans from deposit Rich Banks. Once you have considered this, you realize immediately why Greensky Credit is already considering initial public offering.

Another reason in part why this company is considering an initial public offering so soon would be David Zalik’s management style. When this company was much younger, this individual kept his ownership stake intact by borrowing 10 million dollars against some of his property assets. In this manner, he was able to grow his company. Moreover, his company did not raise outside capital until the eighth year they were in business.

One of the other reasons why David Zalik’s company continued to prosper was because once he did start raising money from outside sources he did not blow the money. He realizes that the culture of Silicon Valley is to give all of their employees a bunch of perks. He did not do that, and that is one of the main reasons why this company is ready for an IPO.

Inherent in David Zalik’s Life would be a sense of gratefulness and frugality. He realizes that money and success can be a fleeting thing, and in order to continue to grow this company he will have to work smarter than the competition.

https://resources.greenskycredit.com/healthcare/case-study-20-20-institute

Barbara Stokes: the Ingenious CEO of Disaster Relief Efforts

The Green Structure Homes of Huntsville, Alabama, manufactures wood and steel modular homes for people who are victims of natural disasters. The focus of this business is to design and build homes that are technologically sophisticated, environmentally benevolent, and energy conservative, while constructing them within the budgeted allowances, employing a smaller workforce, and having faster completion times. The purpose of building these types of living accommodations is to provide affordable but extraordinarily advanced housing for people who have been devastated by natural disaster. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

The latest disaster that compelled GSH to contribute their valuable support on was Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas in August 2017, which caused $125 billion worth of damage. In Texas, Hurricane Harvey damaged approximately 203,000 homes, destroying 122,700 of them, which displaced 37,000 people, causing them to live in shelters. Barbara Stokes is the ingenious CEO of GSH and she is an expert in the disaster relief construction industry. As a leader of this industry, she continues to show that she is an esteemed asset of disaster relief efforts to people and communities that have been overwhelmed by natural disaster. Read this article at businessinsider.com.

In early 2018, GSH signed a $28.5 Million-dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to build modular homes for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Not only is Ms. Stokes the CEO of GSH, she is also an avid supporter of the Huntsville community, as well as other communities. When the new FEMA contract was signed, it generated hundreds of new jobs in eight states including Texas, Alabama, Minnesota, Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Not only does GSH build residential houses, they also construct housing for school campuses and the military. GSH also does planning and installation of facility services. GSH and Barbara Stokes were valuable to the rebuilding of all communities destroyed by Hurrican Harvey.

Barbara Stokes has a solid reputation for delivering what she and GSH promise the clients. GSH works hard to make sure that the client’s dream house becomes a reality in the shortest period of time. Before working for GSH of Alabama, Barbara Stokes worked for Pisces Corporation and Boeing which had afforded her vast experience and knowledge in government contracting. Barbara attended and graduated from Georgia’s Mercer University in 2001, studying Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Technical Communication, Manufacturing and Management, Thermodynamics, and Structures and Properties of Materials.

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GoBuySide On How Compensation is Affected

With the increasing demand for fresh talent in the financial industry, there has been a steady yearly salary increase of six to eight percent. This is shown through financial professionals receiving these salary increase in the form of cash bonuses. Cash bonuses have reached over three hundred fifteen thousand dollars. However many professionals in the financial industry are not satisfied with their salary, as they feel the base salary, and the bonus is very low for their talent. Learn more about GoBuyside’s founder at Interview.net.

This is due to financial professionals working in larger firms make more money than those who work in smaller financial firm according to GoBuySide. GoBuySide is a lead recruitment platform that uses technology and well-educated experts in the financial industry, to heavily screen and recruit fresh talent, and match the skill set needed to work either in venture capital, private equity firms, investing funds, and Fortune 500 clients. GoBuySide is located in over sixteen countries and fifty-two cities worldwide. GoBuySide has over four hundred clients in over ten thousand firms.

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Big firms compensate more cash bonuses to talented professionals because they have a higher asset value. According to GoBuySide, a firm’s assets are an essential effect on how compensation is distributed, big firms that have reached over one billion dollars in value, pay more to their professionals. Compensation is also determined by firm performance, such as firms with low performance saw professionals reviving cash bonus but not a lucrative return. These effects on compensation have cost firms to continuously search for new fresh recruitment, and professionals working for small firms to search for jobs in bigger firms with a higher performance rate, and high asset value. This has led to over twenty thousand new fresh talented professionals in the financial industry to be recruited and distributed to over seven thousand five hundred firms worldwide. Follow GoBuyside on Facebook.

Dr. Mark McKenna; Experienced Doctor and Entrepreneur

Dr. Mark McKenna; Experienced Doctor and Entrepreneur

Dr. Mark Mckenna began his entrepreneurial journey while still in Tulane medical school. Even after graduating in 1999 he continued with his passion for business. The business suffered massive loss after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his entire venture. He decided to wind up the company and joined his father in New Orleans, Louisiana to practice medicine.

Due to his entrepreneurial nature, however, he left Louisiana in 2007 for Atlanta Georgia to start ShapeMed Company. The company was concentrating in wellness and aesthetics, laser hair removal services, diet and advice on weight loss. Dr. Mark Mckenna sold ShapeMed to private investors in 2015. He became an employee in his former company after he sold it. In 2016 he decided he had enough and quit to form yet another company OMVE.

Dr. Mark Mckenna formed OMVE in which was opened on March 1st, 2018 in Buckhead. This company focuses on technology-driven approach in the medical field. Basically, Dr. Mark Mckenna wants to provide medical care to Atlanta residents. The doctor promises to give his patients less invasive surgeries at OMVE. Throughout his career, he has gained popularity in aesthetics and thereby winning the trust of his patients. With his new company, he is sure to win a lot more and even progresses further.

In an interview recently conducted Dr. Mark Mckenna highlighted that OMVE will involve high-end technology to improve the delivery of services. Additionally, during their free time, doctors can log in to the OMVE App and find a patient or hospital where his/her services are needed. It will work effectively mimicking Uber and Airbnb modes of operations.

According to the doctor, products at OMVE will also retail online via the App for those shoppers who don’t have time to come to their offices. The company will also operate on membership subscriptions. Customers who will register on their website will get products at discounted rates and even get treatments free of charge.

Apart from treatment, the company will also concentrate on charitable initiatives. Part of their corporate social responsibility will be giving a portion of their sales to NGOs such as Make-a-Wish foundation to help children with terminal diseases. By doing so, the company will ease the burden of medical bills and make an impact in the community.

https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/atlanta-gets-ready-welcome-dr-mark-mckennas-ovme-buckhead