Becoming a successful investor like Sahm Adrangi takes some years of experience. Sam Adrangi the founder, and current Chief Investment Officer of New York-based Kerrisdale Capital Management, is a great specialist in investment analysis. He graduated with bachelor’s degree in art economics from Yale University. Adrengi investment analyst skills were realized long before he founded Kerrisdale; he was the investment analyst at Longacre Fund Management and also, worked with Chanin Capital Partners where he helped in advising creditors and bankruptcy restructuring. Before joining Chanin, Sahm, worked with Deutsche Bank whereby he helped structure, and syndicate non- investment bank debts, and high yield bonds.
Since he founded Kerrisdale Capital Management, back in 2009, Sahm Adrangi, has been involved in every development aspect of the company. During the launching, the company was worth only USD 1 million; however, with the experience and determination of Adrangi, it has grown to USD 150 million. The firm’s core role is to conduct research through well evaluated objective information, and share its view on stocks such as overhyped shorts, and under-followed longs. The firm corrects misconceptions about the market and gives the right financial and prospects of different companies helping the third party to invest wisely. For instance, Sahm Adrangi exposed the several Chinese companies including China Biotics and China Marine Food Groups fraudulent activities. Through the efforts of Kerrisdale Capital, several organizations, like, ChinaCast Education Corp and China Education Alliance were subject to securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions.
Other than publications on the research, Sahm Adrangi is an investment activist and a speaker in numerous investment conferences, like, the activist investor conference, distressed debt investing conference, traders for a cause among others. He is featured in major financial publications including Wall Street Journal, business weeks, the New York Times and many other publications. Due to his knowledge about investments, Sahm Adrangi is regularly interviewed at CNBCand Bloomberg to give the account of his opinion on the stock market and target companies.
CVC, founded in 1972 at the municipality of Santo Andre, is a leading operator and travel agency which is headed by a group of executives. It has grown tremendously from a small travel agency to become the largest travel agency in Latin America as well as the largest Brazil’s retail tourism network. It wouldn’t have been that much successful if not for the leadership of the co-founder and businessman Guilherme Paulus.
Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 in Sao Paulo. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and he has a remarkable experience of 50 years in the tourism industry. Together with his colleague, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, they founded the CVC in 1972. Connect with Guilherme Paulus by visiting his linkedin account.
Paulus has, for the last 45 years, been part of the growth of CVC to become the successful company it is now. He, among others, applied innovative and collaborative strategies that saw the company’s products and services diversified. As compared to the traditional travel packages, their portfolio of products is very wide.
In 2009, part of CVC was sold to the Carlyle Group. This happened when Guilherme Paulus expected the support of a global investment fund that would see the company grow bigger and promote tourism. The company went further to open its capital on the stock exchange in 2013. Currently, CVC earns R $5.2 billion revenue annually, annual growth rate of about 99%. It also has plans to open new hundred stores per year.
Guilherme Paulus’s company is big enough that it is available in more than 400 malls in Brazil as well as 140 hypermarkets and commercial galleries. The company opened stores in areas with a population of less 60 thousand people in a plan to explore into markets that has not been taped into. This venture is called internalization. Moreover, the venture works hand in hand with the less known Omni Channel concept which integrates virtual stores and buyers.
Well, it is worthy knowing that Paulus is recognized internationally for his contribution to the tourism sector and currently, he is the chairman of the GJP Group. Moreover, he chairs the board of directors of the Sao Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau. At the same time, he is the vice president of International Relations of the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies (ABAV).
OSI Group is a premier global food provider renowned for its consistent provision of exceptional food solutions through rigorous product development and processing. The company aims at delivering value and quality at an affordable price through the application of rationalized processes and optimized costs. OSI Industries main focus is on satisfying their customers and expansion both in domestic and international markets. The company’s main strategies for expansion are mergers and acquisitions. Below are some of the companies OSI has purchased and acquired to expand their business both locally and globally.
In the year 2017, OSI Group purchased Tyson foods plant in Chicago expecting to increase company’s production capacity and satisfy all their customers in the region. There was an increasing demand for OSI’s products in North America, and with this expansion most probably the company could satisfy the market.
In the year 2016, OSI Industries acquired Flagship Europe expecting to reach more of their customers in the United Kingdom among other places in Europe. After some time, the company was renamed from Flagship Europe to Creative Foods Europe to help describe the services and products of the company. The food plant in the UK distributes frozen poultry, pies, sauces and dressings for food service. This acquisition is expected to significantly improve the company’s market position in the region and also improve the services they offer in the current market.
OSI Group also expanded their operation in Toledo, Spain with the aim of boosting their poultry production in the region. Previously they had an output of about 12,000 tons per annum, but after a new food solution plant was established, the output can go up to about 24,000 tons every year. The plant therefore improved annual output of pork, beef and chicken products to about 45,000 tons per annum. Apart from increased output in Toledo, the company can now enjoy better facilities for refrigeration and receiving among other operations.
OSI Group also acquired Baho Food, a company that produces snacks and deli meats, which gets marketed in Germany and Netherlands. The main aim of acquiring this company was to improve their market position in the Netherlands and some regions in Europe where Baho Food has been serving. Baho’s product portfolio is strong enough to help OSI satisfy the evolving needs of customers in the region. All these purchases and acquisitions by OSI Group has greatly improved its presence in Germany, Netherlands and 18 European nations.
My father used to say that the ATM was the world’s best invention, but in the UK at least, this once ubiquitous piece of technology seems to be on the decline. According to PSI-Pay, one of the UK’s leading payment services providers, the rise in contactless payments, such as Point-of-Service (POS) transactions has resulted in a decrease in the number of cash machines in service in the country. The company believes this due mostly to consumers using contactless payment methods for minor purchases, not just bigger ticket items.
PSI-Pay believes that another factor has been a reduction in the authorized ATM usage fee, which is making operating cash machines less profitable. In fact, 97% of UK cash machines charge no fee at all. The government has plans for another fee cut, which could make it even more difficult for independent ATM operators to continue to provide services, especially in rural areas.
According to PSI-Pay, the rise in debit card use, which is now the country’s most popular payment method, has coincided with an increase in the number of free ATMs, which makes no sense. Although decommissioning ATMs in heavily urban areas may be a good thing, there is a fear that rural communities may find themselves without cash machines.
The heart of the problem is that the business model for independent ATM machines simply does not work any longer. Of course, people still use cash, but the trend toward wireless transactions for even small amounts means that the technology, while not obsolete, has been partially supplanted. TV didn’t replace movie theaters, but in some places there are much fewer of them than there once were. It is likely that ATMs will become part of public infrastructure in the future.
PSI-Pay Ltd. is a leading electronic payment services firm based in West Sussex. The company is regulated as an e-money provider by the FCA. They provide pre-paid debit cards throughout the European Economic Area. In addition to their main office in the UK, PSI-Pay also maintains a location in Riga, Latvia.
Adam Milstein is a proud Israeli man who is dedicated to promoting and educating the Israel-Jewish-American way of life. Adam Milstein is a real estate investor who devotes much of his time to philanthropy. Milstein is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, which is a real estate company. Milstein is co-founder and chairman of the Israeli-American Council; a national organization that helps Israeli Americans with their education and help preserve their way of life. Much of Milstein’s work involves helping Israeli and Jewish Americans realize their potential and keeping in touch with their backgrounds. Among helping Israeli and Jewish, Milstein also helps Americans learn to appreciate the Israeli and Jewish ways of life.
Adam Milstein came to America over 30 years ago to earn an MBA at the University of Southern California. When he became successful with real estate he wanted to make more of his time so he became steadfast on helping support multiple important causes, many being Israeli. Milstein donated much money in various pro-Jewish causes to help these great organizations thrive. Milstein has put his hand forward in stopping and educating on anti-Semitism. He believes the world is a beautiful place if we make it, and to treat everyone you meet with respect, despite their beliefs or backgrounds.
Along with his wife, Adam Milstein founded Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This distinguished foundation, based in California, is dedicated to helping people of Israel and Jewish descend thrive in America. This foundation supports education among young students to acknowledge their Jewish roots. AGMFF promotes Jewish pride and establishes success among its people. Among working hands on with Jewish descends, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation also helps connect non-Israeli Americans to Israeli culture. One of the main goals of this foundation is to secure the bond of Israelis and Americans, and to help Jewish students flourish with their ancestry.
Adam Milstein has put his hand in helping many great causes and charities. Some of the causes are StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, and Israeli on Campus Coalition. Milstein and his wife helped launch Sifriyat Pijama B’America. This is an organization that provides Hebrew books for free to more than 70 Israeli-Jewish-American families. This organization helps educate and keep students in touch with their backgrounds. Adam Milstein has helped many Israelis and continues to do so through his time and great generosity.
Bernardo Chua wears the hats of being a both a medical professional and multilevel marketing executive. Chua’s company, today, is on a mission to improve the lives of other through ganoderma infused tea, consumables, and coffee. His company also promotes personal care, beverages, and body management. Organo provides a unique opportunity for anyone looking to build a viable business and to earn additional income. Several of the company’s most familiar products include black coffee, king of coffee, café latte, café mocha, café supreme, hot cocoa, and more. Read more about Bernardo Chua on CajaMediterraneo
Today, Bernardo Chua is the CEO of Organo Gold. Originating from the Philippines, he is regarded as one of the most renowned multi-level marketing people in the world. He founded his company in 2008. His global coffee company sells Certified Organic Ganoderma Lucidum in a variety of products that include personal care, coffee, and neutraceutical products. Bernado Chua is also considered to be one of the most accomplished business persons in the Pacific Rim. His success has led to several prominent awards, which include the People’s Choice and National Consumer Quality Award. He is also received the Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Medal as a result of his business success. His profiles are also on LinkedIn and Facebook.
The advantages of using the company’s products, Ganoderma Lucidum, is an added defense against cancer and tumor growth, improvement of liver functions and a natural detox agent, a healthier heart and balanced blood pressure, balanced hormones and an agent to help fight diabetes. It also helps to combat allergies and asthma, and it helps to reduce the risk of viruses and infections.
He is best known for his success in Gano Excel and Organo Gold. Organa Gold is now firmly entrenched in the North American market. This includes the US and Canada. The company offers products through an independent distributor network and its Club Connoisseur Coffee. Presently, the company offers products in 35 countries and is privately held.
The health and wellness industry has experienced a sharp increase in the number of people using natural medicine and herbs. This is because of the benefits associated with the products that have led to improved healthy living. Bernardo Chua is a pioneer in the world of healthy organic products that have gained awareness around the world. He was born and raised in the Philippines and he later attended the University of Santo Tomas where he graduated with a degree in Science. This was a starting point towards a successful business career that would see him invest in life-changing consumable products. View Bernardo Chua’s full profile at LinkedIn
Due to his networking and marketing skills, he was employed with Gano Excel which was a company that produced products from Ganoderma mushroom. The health benefits of Ganoderma mushroom have been immense to humans because of the medicinal values they possess. Bernardo Chua took the initiative of raising awareness by selling the products outside the Philippines like in Hong Kong and North America. With the introduction of Gano Excel in the United States of America, he was appointed the president of the company which made him migrate to the US. His marketing strategies brought a positive impact in the region as the products were supplied to other countries like Canada. Within a short period, the company had increased revenue collection due to over 1 million new customers using the product.
Due to his influential market strategies, Bernardo Chua established his own company called Organo Gold. His market entry strategy was to maximize on the quality of Ganoderma mushroom which was infused with grape seeds. He later lowered the price to encourage marketing process and the agents were encouraged to sell in large quantities to make more money. His strategic marketing skills culminated in an increased customer base which subsequently made him win many awards in the marketing industry. He is always inspired by different people who approach him to share stories on how Organo has changed their life health wise. His inspiration is also drawn from his previous work experiences and challenges he passed through in the early stages of lives. For instance, he started his first employment at just 14 years old and was expected to deliver on his mandate.
A lot of people deal with a lot of challenges to their moods because of the world they have to deal with. Often times, society leaves them feeling either stressed out, depressed or both. A lot of people need some kind of escape. Roberto Santiago developed and grew Manaira Shopping so that it can be that escape that people need. The best thing about this type of escape is that it could have people think about what they can do to increase their confidence. One thing Manaira shopping has is a lot of clothing stores. Therefore, people can buy some items that are going to make them rethink who they are.
One of the factors behind depression is that some people are tired of who they are. They are tired of looking the way they do. However, some of them come to realize that they can change the way they look and change their feelings about themselves depending on the nature of their depression. Manaira Shopping can also provide people with an escape from their daily routine which can give them a lift in their mood. One good thing about going to Manaira Shopping is that they can have an experience that they can literally take with them.
One thing that can help people with their moods is if they are able to buy something like a new outfit that can lift their moods a little. For one thing, if people find an outfit that is well fitted to them, they can gain a little bit of confidence because of the way they are dressed. This can help them appreciate themselves better. However, this is a choice that they have to make on their own.
Another good thing about Manaira Shopping is that people who go there can be inspired to bring about creative works to audiences. They have a Domus Hall that has different types of art on display. They also have events that people can go to if they want to listen to some good music. Manaira Shopping gets rid of all limits when it comes to creative expression.
Recently,Dyogo Oliveira addressed the importance of private investments to improve the infrastructure of Brazil and other Latin American countries. Oliveira is Brazil’s Minister of Planning, Development, and Management. The minister addressed the March 24, 2018 Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank held in Mendoza Argentina.
Minister Dyogo called for studies into more effective means to manage risk during infrastructure projects and ways to make investments in infrastructure improvement projects in Latin America more attractive to the private sector. Luis Caputo the Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors endorsed Minister Dyogo’s proposal. Read this article at odiario.com about Felipe Montoro Jens
Spain’s Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support reported that Spain is considering investing heavily in Brazil.
Luis Moreno the president of the Inter-American Development Bank opined that to overcome the lack of private investments in Latin America there needs to be more connectivity between Latin American nations. He also expressed the need for “convergence of infrastructure“. Moreno further cited the necessity of an environmentally friendly approach to completing infrastructure projects and greater equality between men and women in Latin America.
Referring to Public-Private Partnerships for Public Works (PPPs) Minister Oliveiro stressed that Brazil has been approaching infrastructure projects in a manner that conforms to Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) standards. He added that Brazil’s approach to PPPs projects also meet best practice standards for the region, and any guidelines set down by other agencies involved in infrastructure projects.
In US Dollars the credit the IDB extended to Brazil in 2017 equaled $12.9 billion.
The information contained above is from an account of the Inter-American Bank meeting provided by Felipe Montoro Jens. An infrastructure expert Felipe Montoro Jens specializes in minimizing wasteful spending on the part of local governments and corporations in the completion of PPPs. His blog site www.felipemontorojens.com.br/ is devoted entirely to reporting on infrastructure projects in Brazil.
Felipe Montoro Jens has expertise in financial planning for both individuals and companies. Mr. Jens was educated at the American Graduate School of International Management School. He acquired additional post-secondary education at FundaçãoGetulio and Thunderbird. He is the current CEO of the investment research firm EnergiparCaptação S.A.
Known worldwide for his experience in leadership and finance, Kevin Seawright has overseen operations for both government and private organizations. In 2006, he earned a Master of Business Administration in accounting from Almeda University in Boise, Idaho. Upon receiving his degree in accounting, Seawright became Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Baltimore City Government in Baltimore, Maryland. While working for the Baltimore City Government, Seawright served various roles such as payroll director, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Finance and Property Director, Chief Financial Officer, VP/Deputy Chief Operating Officer, and Managing Fiscal Officer. In 2011, Seawright became the Operations Vice President for Tito Contractors in Baltimore and Executive Director of Operations for the Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in 2013. Visit epodcastnetwork.com for more info.
Keven Seawright received a Certification in Executive Leadership from the Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business in Notre Dame, Indiana in 2015 while serving as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in Community Property Development in Newark, New Jersey. Since 2015, Seawright has been working for RPS Solutions LLC as a Managing Partner and a Chief Operating Officer.
Dedicated to his community, Kevin Seawright coaches local youth sports teams as well as being a member of the advisory board for the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore Maryland. Being an innovative, results-oriented and creative motivator, he helps small, and minority businesses grow so they can create jobs in their area. As a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Black Public Administrators and the American Society for Public Administrators, he also helps these small businesses by sharing team building skills such as profitability, strategic planning, and understanding goals. His dedication to his community even prompted Seawright to partner with National Community Stabilization Trust in efforts to provide affordable housing in the Baltimore Community.