Category: People

Marc Beer and the Science of Healthcare

Marc Beer obtained his BS from the University of Miami (Ohio). He is currently the CEO and co-founder of the company Renovia, a start-up that’s primary focus is on women’s health and pelvic floor disorders. Beer has over 25 years of experience in commercialization and development in many industries including pharmaceuticals, devices, biotechnology, and diagnostics.

 

Prior to his position at Renovia, Marc Beer has held many other lucrative positions including the Vice President of Global Marketing for the company Genzyme. Later, he worked for Abbott Laboratories, performing well in various sales and marketing roles. Beer was also the founding CEO of ViaCell in April of 2000. While at ViaCell, Beer sat on the board of directors for the company Erytech Pharma. He has also been a member of the Mass Life Science Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Beer has been a founding chairman at Good Start Genetics, Inc. and Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.

In April, Renovia had obtained their first FDA approval of the new product, Leva. Renovia has been researching and developing therapeutic and diagnostic solutions for pelvic floor disorders for women, such as urinary incontinence, which affects over 250 million women worldwide.

 

More recently, Renovia has received over $42 million in funds to further their research. They plan to use the funding to develop four more products, which will include an updated version of their first product, Leva. While $32 million of the funding came from a Series B round, $10 came from venture debt. The Longwood Fund, a firm that invests in healthcare companies and has been investing in Renovia since the beginning, jumped in the Series B round along with Perceptive Advisors, a New York-based firm, and Ascension Ventures, a Missouri-based firm. Learn more: https://renoviainc.com/

 

Marc Beer has stated that he is excited to begin this project with their new investors. Renovia’s passion to help patients by using innovative technologies and the digital healthcare platform will greatly influence how much they are able to help their customers who treat patients. The funding and research will enable Renovia to develop products that will yield more knowledge about pelvic floor disorders. This information will help to lower healthcare costs for every aspect of treatment.

 

Graeme Holm Of Infinity Group Australia Recognized With AFR Award

Infinity Group Australia founder Graeme Holm realized early on in life that there was nothing so tiring as trying to deal with finances. While people get coached up in a number of different ways throughout their life, far too often it felt like they were left alone when dealing with their larger financial decisions. This line of thought brought Graeme and Rebecca Walker to create Infinity Group Australia, what he calls a ‘personal trainer’ for your financial decisions, particularly in the loan market of Australia. With years of hard work at his back, Holm was finally recognized alongside Walker for their work at Infinity Group Australia, landing on the coveted AFR list.

 

The Australian Financial Review is one of the most prestigious financial publications in all of Australia and New Zealand. Landing on that list would mean a great deal to just about any company, much less one that has come as far as Infinity Group Australia. Graeme Holm and Rebecca Walker were ecstatic, to say the least when it was unveiled that their company scored the #58 spot on the AFR’s Most Innovative Companies list. The position wasn’t just handed to them, however, as Holm’s team had to prove time and again that Infinity Group Australia was here to change lives in Australia by really helping people to get a hand in on their finances.

 

More than 1,000 companies were in contention for the small list and Infinity Group Australia was proud to land the spot over the lot of them. Considering their spot, Infinity Group Australia could easily say that they are in the top 6% of innovative companies in the entire country. Graeme Holm and his team were proud, though that would be putting it lightly. Holm was quick to pass along the honors to the team behind the doors at Infinity Group Australia and he wasn’t shy about making sure that all of the members of the company were involved in getting their due recognition. Considering the impact that a spot on this list can have, Infinity Group Australia has an infinitely brighter future if you can forgive the pun.

 

Graeme Holm has been working in the financial sector for just over 17 years and Infinity Group Australia is by far his greatest success. Holm has worked in every area of the financial field from finance and real estate to the step-by-step world of financial planning. While most of his career’s experience has existed within the confines of the banking institutions, Holm’s latest and most decorated work has come from outside of those confines. Infinity Group Australia was a dream startup for Holm that sought to give him the kind of direction and freedom that he needed in order to make a direct impact on people across the country.

 

Holm’s success with Infinity Group Australia isn’t something that comes lightly, despite the accolades. His days will typically start at 5:30 AM and they typically won’t end until late at night. With this kind of work ethic, it is no surprise that Infinity Group Australia continues to excel. Learn more: https://au.linkedin.com/in/graeme-holm-b99b94ab

Alex Pall: Founder of Billboard Legend “The Chainsmokers”

Alex Pall is one of the founding members of hit band The Chainsmokers. Together with the other half of the duo, Andrew Taggart, these two artists are bringing a unique twist to Billboard chart-topping music. After creating several successful collaborations with both well known and unknown artists, the Chainsmokers are in great demand.

 

 

In a recent interview, Alex Pall is further asked about what makes The Chainsmokers stand out. Pall delves into an explanation that he and Taggart actually craft their songs and then also sing on them. Admittedly, it does not seem as though artists singing on their own track would be original, but in all actuality it is less common than one might think. More typically, duos such as The Chainsmokers would pour their creativity into sculpting an electronic soundscape and then pass off the work to vocal professionals and songwriters to bring the full artistic work to light. Instead, Taggart and Pall are working to carefully craft a full circle production that really shows who they are as artists.

 

Alex Pall started out as a DJ at quite a young age and he realized that it was more than just a hobby, it had transitioned into a passion. It was while working at an art gallery in New York City that his manager introduce him to Andrew Taggart who was living in Maine at the time. The two men immediately clicked into working together and both quit their jobs while Taggart moved to New York in order to both fully dedicate themselves to the pursuit of the music.

 

The Chainsmokers have been quite successful at creating chart-topping singles and an album with incredible staying power on the Billboard’s Top Dance and Electronic Music chart. Alex Pall describes the success of the duo and their collaborations as a journey of self-discovery that he is fortunate enough to be going through with an artistic partner who shares his core values. Additionally, Pall is proud to provide examples of a 6 year old fan, in sharp contrast to hearing his own mother humming his songs, providing irrefutable proof that the music of The Chainsmokers transcends age.

 

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Clay Hutson: a shrewd world tour manager.

During their world tours, musicians often need the best crew that does that best work yielding good results during live shows. When these musicians go to these tours, a lot of fun is made. There are a few things that these live shows need; best musical acts, innovative music equipment and competent tour manager who can handle all these features of going on tour. When looking for a tour manager who can make a live show sizzle, Clay Hutson comes to mind. He has built himself a reputation in the music industry and has a very impressive resume. He has worked for musicians like Kelly Clarkson, the Late Prince, Pink and Guns N’Roses. His success does not go without the mention of the place he worked called Helming; a huge world tour business. This company prepared him for the task of manning huge world tours. This includes amazing a huge crew that needs to be directed during the live shows during the tour.

 

Working in the music industry has ups and downs. Clay Hutson has faced some few downs during his career. Time was a problem to Clay when starting his new firm. This was caused by the second issue when starting a business; capital. The huge recession had struck, and more money was needed for the new business venture. During an interview, he said that it was problematic for him to set up a business in this challenging economy. Luckily, he found clients easily, and the company became profitable in no time. With persistence and hard work, he made it at last.

 

Clay Hutson at some point was unsure about the startup. This was because starting something new in a tough economy often leads to self-doubt. To beat his hesitations, Clay kept struggling. Hence he was persistent. However, as many see his success tale as some triumphant story, it all started with a rough patch but got better as time flew. He says that it cost his time, energy and pocket. The company he worked for had had a bad relationship with its customers, but still, the customers wanted him to work for them indirectly. This led to a lawsuit that had him pay about $150,000 since the company sued him. This difficult moment proved to be the start point of his success since he moved past it.

 

Clay Hutson knows that the social media is an excellent platform for business. Since he is business savvy, he uses the platform to get referrals. He also handles a website that gives more information about him and his work. Learn more: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8799240/?ref_=nv_sr_1