After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in animal science, David McDonald was hired at OSI Industries as Sheldon Lavin’s intern. From there he worked his way up the ranks and currently serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the global food processor and supplier. Just like McDonald, OSI Industries didn’t start out at the top. Otto Kolschowsky, an immigrant from Germany, started the business as a small Chicago butcher shop in 1909. Otto & Sons, what the company was called at the time, saw growth from the very beginning; however, that growth took off in 1955 when Ray Kroc opened the first Illinois based McDonalds in Des Plaines. Otto & Sons became the supplier of ground beef for this location.
As McDonalds began to spread throughout the region, Otto & Sons grew right along with it and became the meat supplier for the region. But, it didn’t stop there, as McDonalds spread to a global level, so did Otto & Sons; and, with their growth came the name to what it is known as today, OSI Industries. Starting as an intern to Sheldon Lavin over 30 years ago gave David McDonald the opportunity to learn the business from the bottom up. Additionally, it gave him the knowledge about the technical issues that accompany the operation of close partnerships and the culture of the corporate world. As he has worked his way to the top, David McDonald has played a number of critical roles in the growth of OSI Industries, including, the expansion of the company in China.
Where McDonald learned how to navigate the Chinese bureaucracy, ultimately allowing the company to spread to the area; the acquisition of Flagship Europe, a supplier for bespoke products; and, Baho Foods, a Dutch company that supplies both snacks and deli meats. David McDonald also had a hand in the spread of OSI Industries in Japan, Poland, India, Europe, and even the United States where several new facilities were opened. A small butcher shop known as Otto & Sons has grown to be one of the most successful privately-owned business in the United States and, it doesn’t appear as though that growth is stopping anytime soon. David McDonald takes great pride in the company he has helped grow into what it is today and their ability to stay humble and steady.
Matt Badiali is an investing expert with a penchant for picking out excellent natural resource investments. He earned a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences while attending Penn State University and received his Master of Science degree in geology while studying at Florida Atlantic University. While working towards his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, he discovered the finance industry through a friend. This friend knew that Matt Badiali’s geology knowledge would serve him well in the natural resource investing sector and talked him into getting into the field.
Since then, Matt Badiali has worked to key-in investors to specific investing opportunities that he comes across. His interest in doing so led him to working with Banyan Hill Publishing where he is the editor of the Real Wealth Strategist as well as Front Line Profits. He has traveled all over the world to check on his investments and learn more, and this one-of-a-kind experience has given him the tools to understand the world of investing on a deeper level.
Matt Badiali has recently been writing about what he is calling Freedom Checks. These are actually named Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and are a legitimate investment opportunity. MLPs are traded on major exchanges and include ticker symbols just like any other stock would. Most brokers are unaware of MLPs but many investors have been profiting from payouts from these for years. The facts are that any company who wishes to participate in the MLP program must earn the majority of its revenue from the processing, storing, transporting, or production of natural resources; mainly gas and oil. These companies must also be based out of the United States.
Matt Badiali knows that many people have confused Freedom Checks with Patriot Checks, and he wants investors to know that these are not the same thing. The structure of MLPs allows them to yield higher payouts, and this is why he has been trying to tell investors about them for some time. The fracking industry in the United States has created a boom in the oil and gas sector, and this will most likely continue to fuel MLPs for some time to come.
Robert Deignan is co-founder and CEO of technology support behemoth, ATS Digital Services. Deignan was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After high school, he attended Pardue University on a football scholarship. After college, he played professional football for two years before co-founding Fanlink, Inc in 1999. And, of course, has since also cofounded ATS which he continues to lead. He originally got the idea for ATS while he was working for an Anti-Malware Software Company. In 2009 their clients started having a problem downloading the software.
They found that this was because a malware had been developed specifically to block its download. Deigman and some partners, therefore, decided to start a company that remotely aided clients with computer problems like this. As a leader of this company, his average day goes about the same every day. He typically begins every day at 5:15 A.M. He works out at the gym for about an hour and is home again at 6:50 A.M. Afterward he spends time helping his young son get ready for school. After his wife takes him, he goes out to his gazebo with a cup of coffee to plan for the day.
He says it is at this time that most of his best ideas come to him. He leaves for work at about 8 A.M. At this time he will work out the workability of any of the ideas he formed. He will also share these ideas with his partners. They often have great recommendations for tweaking the idea.
Then until lunchtime, he analyzes numbers, assesses the previous day’s performance, and answers all emails. After lunch his every day is extremely unpredictable with any number of different activities possible. He usually gets home at about 8 P.M., eats dinner with his family, and puts his son to bed. Deigman is extremely optimistic about the future of his company in light of the fact that more and more people are fully embracing remote technology. More people are being attracted to the fact that a repairman can fix their computer remotely instead of them having to take their computer into them.
There are many people across the globe who leave one country for another to further their life or career path. It is a major league of faith because the outcome is undetermined but the inner drive is so strong! Dr. Shafik Sachedina is one of those people who is not only an amazing, reputable dental surgeon but also a humanitarian for those needing the proper resources to further their livelihood. His life’s work has been recognized for years as he continues to use his platform to assist others.
Immigrated from Tanzania, Africa, Shafik Sachedina made a decision as a teenager to leave home to see what the world had to offer him. He became a dental surgeon in 1975 at Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in London. Later on he began to dive into humanitarian work because he had a bigger passion for the community than just being a surgeon alone. As the head of the department of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Shafik Sachedina had an opportunity to get a taste of what it would be like to be an entrepreneur. He was tasked with making sure there was a flow of activities in all 16 branches of the Institute. One of the pioneers of the institute is Aga Khan Development Network, which Dr. Sachedina is a member and has a tradition of voluntary service with community for several years.
He decided to step outside of the dental world but remain a helping hand to people in the community. Shafik Sachedina opened Sussex Health Care, a facility that supports patients and loved ones of those suffering from Dementia. It is a 24 hour service that fits every need for those with learning disabilities, support for the families, neurological care and much more. He sought out an area where he could give the compassion that’s been in his heart for years to those needing long term care.
Leadership has been represented in Dr. Shafik Sachedina ever since he started in the healthcare business. He has served as a chairman, director or board of directors of several organizations as a result of the knowledge he has acquired over the years. It is apparent that these businesses trust him with what he has to say and what he has to offer to make the community as well as the health of everyone much better than what it already is.
The unbalanced and unfair coverage of Rocketship Education’s tech-centric approach to learning by Anya Kamenetz, a head blogger at National Public Radio raised fundamental issues about the country’s education system especially when it comes to operational models of charter schools. The blog post criticized the 13-school network’s core operations including classroom management practices, retesting practices, technology use in learning and teacher intervention practices. However, Rocketship Education’s chief executive officer and co-founder, Preston Smith and others including education writers have offered a highly detailed and evidence-based reply to the blogger’s claims.
In his response, Mr. Smith noted that contrary to the anti-charter schools’ attacks by the blogger, Rocketship Education boasts of a happy parent base. This is evidenced by the rapid expansion of its network to other states and a 90 percent student return rate. He also noted that up to 72 percent of Rocketship Education’s over 8,000 parents have willingly recommended the charter to other parents while thousands of them drive many miles to take their children to school. Mr. Smith also noted that the school has thousands of applications waiting to processed in addition to the over 7,000 students from high-poverty communities enrolled within the network. He also noted that some of the campuses were set up in partnership with parents who were eager to have the charter school operate in their communities.
In his response, which was supported by education writer Alexander Russo, Preston Smith noted that studies have shown that incorporation of technology significantly increases the outcome of learning. Rocketship Education, which has charter schools in numerous states including Washington, Wisconsin, Tennessee and California, uses a teacher-led and technology-centric approach to achieve its primary objective of providing balanced personalized learning. The model also incorporates effective classroom management practices including the use of silent time and bathroom breaks to promote learning culture among its students.
The use of technology within Rocketship Education’s campuses, which was heavily criticized by the blogger, is founded on several studies that show that there is high digital inequality among students from low-income families despite the essentiality of digital services in the 21st century. Retesting is also not a practice that is unique to the non-profit network of charter schools co-founded by Preston Smith and John Danner as it is common in the education sector.
Ian King is a graduate of Lafayette College th a degree in psychology. King’s career began as a desk clerk in the mortgage bond and trading department of Saloman Brothers. From that position, he moved on to work with credit derivatives for Citigroup. After working for Citigroup, Ian King spent ten years working as the head trader of Peahi Capital, a New York-based hedge fund. While at Peahi Capital, King’s team actually earned 339% in returns. After growing tired of Wall Street, King set his sights on venture investing through crypto-currencies. Today King’s insights about crypto-markets are featured on Fox Business News, Investopedia, Zero Hedge and Seeking Alpha. King is also the editor of “Crypto Profit Trader” which is an investment advisory service through Banyan Publishing that offers its readers trading strategies. In addition to “Crypto Profit Trader”, King contributes to “Sovereign Investor Daily” which features the latest developments in the crypto-markets. Specifically, in “Crypto Profit Trader” Ian King aims to identify winning trends in the crypto market using a three-part strategy. As well, he offers tips entering the crypto-currency market and techniques to safeguard crypto-coins. Read more at angel.co for more info.
With over two decades of experience as a hedge fund manager, Ian King offers a wealth of insight in the stocks and bonds markets as well. King believes the stock market has been in a bull market for the past ten years. Even though the stock market has been running strong for a good ten years, the bond market is set to attract investors to consider bonds with interest rates predicted to rise. Higher interest rates will bring the possibility of higher yields, and this is appealing to investors who might be hesitant or fearful of heavy losses while the stock market plunges. Bonds yields have increased in the past year, and they have a longstanding reliability that has been in existence longer than the stock market. Bonds are now an attractive alternative to stocks because even when investing in various types of investing environments or situations people have not experienced huge losses. Ian King also believes that investors should know about the federal government’s quantitative easing which is designed to make bonds seem like less attractive investments in hopes that investors would flock to riskier and high yielding stocks.
Dick DeVos isn’t a celebrity in the traditional sense of the word. He doesn’t make Hollywood blockbuster movies. He doesn’t collaborate with musicians on tracks. He doesn’t have his own television show. That doesn’t mean anything about his public profile, though. People who are based in locations all around the vast United States recognize him all of the time. They easily recognize his famed wife as well. Dick is joyfully married to a woman who is known to everyone as Betsy DeVos. Her name at birth was Elisabeth Prince, too. Betsy is famed thanks to her United States Secretary of Education job. President Donald Trump believed from the start that she’d be a good fit for it. Dick, on the other hand, is famed due to his many entrepreneurship projects. He was the top executive on the Amway Corp team between the jam-packed years of 1993 and 2002. The Amway Corp has always been a big part of DeVos’ heart. Richard DeVos is the widely known company’s co-founder. He also happens to be Dick’s loving dad.
DeVos isn’t the kind of man who ever stands for lack of action. He’s perpetually on the move in this life. He’s involved in business affairs with a firm that’s called the Windquest Group. It’s an investment management company that operates in a private manner. It covers divisions such as manufacturing and technology. Although DeVos is a force in the business realm, it’s not his sole focal point in this life. He’s also a person who has a deep commitment to politics in the United States. DeVos was given the opportunity to be part of the Michigan State Board of Education in the early nineties. He remained on this board for a couple years. He left after a couple of years in order to pursue his aforementioned position with the Amway Corp. John Engler was a Governor who chose to give DeVos the chance to be on the Board of Control for Grand Valley State University located in Allendale in Michigan. This took place in 1996.
Educational vouchers are a hot topic that Dick and Betsy talk about frequently. Mrs. DeVos helps school vouchers in a strong way. Mr. DeVos helps them, too. The pair took on Education Freedom Fund co-chair positions toward the start of the nineties. The Education Freedom Fund offers private scholarships that are helpful to Michigan households that don’t earn a lot of money. These scholarships empower students in the state to sign up to schools that appeal to them.
Dick and his thoughtful wife are in charge at the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. They have been in charge since it was introduced in 1989 as well. They’ve utilized the group in order to make donations to organizations of all varieties. Some examples of these organizations are Children First America, Choices for Children and the American Education Reform Council. They’ve given money to Christian educational institutions that are scattered all over the western region of Michigan as well.
Many countries around the world are struggling to provide adequate healthcare services to their people. With the emergence of various chronic diseases, healthcare has become an expensive affair for many households. The most affected people are the women, children and the elderly. These groups of people are left to struggle on their own as more and more insurance companies fail to cover most of the chronic diseases. Fortunately, a few companies have come to the rescue of the most vulnerable in the society. InnovaCare is among the few companies that have been established to provide managed healthcare for Puerto Rico residents. The firm operates the Medicare Advantage plans and Medicaid that aims at facilitating access to quality healthcare for everyone regardless of their economic background.
Over the years, InnovaCare Health has earned a reputation as one of the best healthcare providers in Puerto Rico. The firm’s top leadership has largely contributed to the company’s success. Penelope Kokkinides was recently added to the firm’s top leadership, where she brought a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector, spanning over twenty years. Penelope studied at the University of Binghamton and Columbia University of New York City where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and master’s in public health respectively.
Before joining InnovaCare, Penelope worked in various government-led health programs such as the Medicare and Medicaid. Together with other top executives at InnovaCare, they have managed to lead other healthcare firms in providing outstanding services to their customers. The top leadership at InnovaCare led by Erick Shinto consists of individuals who are exceptionally talented and experienced in the healthcare matters.
A few days back, Penelope, the Chief Administration Officer at Innovacare was accompanied by eight other women in the White House. The delegation met President Donald Trump to discuss how women serving in the healthcare industry can be empowered to reach out to more people. Penelope seized the opportunity to discuss with President Trump about the state of healthcare in Peurto Rico.
InnovaCare is the leading providing of healthcare services in Puerto Rico. The firm has been actively involved in helping the residents recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria. It was one of the firms spearheading the setting up of emergency clinics to avert healthcare crisis. During the meeting, she emphasized the importance of Federal government’s support of such critical programs. According to Penelope, healthcare programs have suffered a huge budget cut since 2011. The meeting with Donald Trump raised her hopes of improved healthcare for the people of Puerto Rico.
Like many entrepreneurs and investors in their early life, they most of the time come from rich backgrounds and have something to offer to the public and people through the events in their life. And to be a selfless and helpful person makes for an outstanding and encouraging philanthropist. Doing the same and looking to aid others is a Mr. Paul Mampilly, who has worked in the financial and investment industry since the late 1900’s. Mr. Mampilly has long been involved and participated in the financial industry, and has continued to keep this practice of supporting others to this day. He in the past became a trusted and respected assistant portfolio manager for the historical American banking organization, “Bankers Trust”. In Paul Mampilly’s earlier years, he (like other great investors and philanthropist like himself) went through slight struggles that motivated his education and studies in finances and money. Backed with firm education and training, Paul Mampilly graduated from “Fordham University” in 1991 and quickly used his learning to gain instant positions in multiple other firms. Immeasurable companies recognized Mampilly’s abilities and diligence in turn quickly hiring him. Paul Mampilly continued to gain success and growth for himself, and with any serious worker, Mampilly looked for ways to improve his work and the way he does it. With this great success, however, can lead to the downfall of one’s personal life. And so Mampilly desired to spend more time with his family. Visit Bizjournals.com to know more.
Eventually, after becoming tired of generating income for the large firms, Mampilly sought to extend his skills and education to the public. He began to help others with guides to managing their money as he knew a thing or two of what it took to make it and administer it. Mampilly soon branched out to other resources in order to acquire fans and those interested in his teachings. After linking a company called “Banyan Hill Publishing” Mampilly was able to showcase and distribute newsletters to the public that would allow them to have better insight on his guides and advice to achieving financial success. Banyan Hill Publishing is a company committed to the research of entrepreneurship and investing. Mampilly’s “model portfolio” enabled fans to subscribe to the portfolio to receive his latest guides and advice on stock recommendations he gave to the public. Paul Mampilly’s devotion to assisting and advising the public, along with his ever growing fame has caused him to make appearances on television shows, news articles, radio shows, and other media outlets. He’s been seen on Banyan Hill Publishing’s websites, television shows such as CNBC and Fox, and continues to be recognized on search engines. Learn more: https://www.dailyforexreport.com/paul-mampilly-struck-gold/
Matt Badiali is an analyst and advisor for Banyan Hill Publishing. Banyan Hill Publishing is an online publication of writings for investors. The publication boasts a panel of experts that have a combination of decades of financial and investment experience. The publication serves its readers with a mission in mind to put the reader first. The website prides itself on creating newsletters to aid readers in creating investment portfolios with profitable investments.
But before Matt Badiali was working for a leading financial online media outlet, he was planning a career in science. His bachelors and masters degrees are in science. The geologist had plans of getting his doctorate degree. It was then that he was introduced to the world of finance. He took a liking to finances. View Matt’s profile on Linkedin.
Banyan Bill Publishing saw potential in what Matt Badiali could bring to the website. The website allowed him to create the content for the average investor who did not have the means to get guidance from the big time advisors on Wall Street. The publication knew the scientist’s background could serve readers who were interested in information regarding natural resources.
Ever since Matt Badiali has been an analyst for Banyan Hill Publishing, readers that have taken his investment advice have seen at least two digit number returns and in some cases, some investors have seen returns in the three digits. His Real Wealth Strategist for Banyan Hill Publishing has empowered readers with thorough advice on the natural resource market. He has recommended what types of resources to buy. He has recommend when is the best time to buy and the best time to sell.
Oil is huge in the natural resource market. For decades since the 1940s, the U.S. dollar has been the only currency that oil has been bought and sold in globally across all stock markets. Using one currency has made it very simple for foreign nations to purchase and sell stocks. Matt Badiali warns that China may have something in the works. China may be creating their own system of buying and selling oil. If so, the U.S. dollar would now have competition. Prices and value for oil may be shifting due to more competition in how the resource can be traded, bought and sold. Visit: https://ideamensch.com/matt-badiali/