Dr. Rod Rohrich and Zwivel: A Winning Combination

A recent article on New York Times.com discussed Zwivel, an online site that connects interested people with prospective plastic surgeons. According to the article, cosmetic surgery is not only for the rich and famous anymore, thanks to reality shows that feature plastic surgeons. People also pay attention to infomercials that feature age-defying cosmetics, says the article.

People who are considering cosmetic surgery must go to a plastic surgeon for a consultation on Facebook. These appointments can cost as much as $500 each, says the article. To streamline the process, Dr. Gary Breslow and Dr. Craig Abramowitz created Zwivel.

Read more: Cosmetic Surgery That’s Just a Click Away

This site goes beyond medical advice via online chats, like the popular telemedicine site Healthtap, the article says. Zwivel lets doctors and patients evaluate each other before making any surgical commitment. The best part is that patients can send pictures and videos of themselves and ask the doctors questions about cosmetic work, free of charge, says the article.

As of now, there are about 28,000 patients and 1,400 doctors registered on the site, says Scott Kera, COO of Zwivel. He also is quoted in the article as saying that the company charges doctors $495 a month for a subscription fee. The company also makes a little money if prospective patients use lending companies such as Prosper Healthcare and CareCredit, says the article.

Dr. Breslow is from New York and got his plastic surgery degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, the article states. The whole consultation process became frustrating for him. He found that because of insufficient information about procedures and pricing, only about 36 percent of people who came in for consultations even had the surgery, says the article. He opined that if people could look at doctor’s credentials and ask pertinent questions beforehand, they may be more apt to have the surgery, says the article. That is why he had Zwivel created.

The article highlighted a success story about a patient, Amber Ingerman. She wanted breast enlargement surgery and was aggravated with the consultation process. Ingerman had racked up several hundred dollars worth of bills for consultations and had not even found a surgeon she liked, says the article.

Then, she found Zwivel and was introduced to Dr. Rod Rohrich. The article says that she was impressed with his credentials and booked a consultation with him. To her delight, she had a successful surgery a month later. She was so happy with Dr. Rohrich’s work, that she is considering another procedure. She has even recommended Zwivel to her mother.

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich practices plastic surgery in Dallas, TX. He is also a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Rohrich is known around the world as a plastic surgery expert and has been named one of the best in the United States.

He has been featured on several shows such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and The View. Rod Rohrich is often a top doctor that prospective patients consult on Zwivel. He has a natural talent to bring restoration to people’s faces.

Brian Bonar’s Growing Restaurant Empire

Bellamy chef Patrick Ponsaty has begun to cater at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon. Beautiful Escondido, CA is the site for both of these high end operations. Brian Bonar, owner of both operations, has been a driving force in improving the cuisine at the Ranch, and supports Ponsaty in his use of traditional culinary techniques.

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon features a cave for the storage of Ponsaty’s vintage Armagnac brandy. Farm to table cuisine is the order of the day there. Bellamy as a restaurant is low-key enough that the wizardry performed by chef Ponsaty can come across as a pleasant surprise for diners.

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is evocative of classic European countryside. Diners know they can expect the very best, and they get it.

Brian Bonar is well known for his business successes in a variety of industries. After cutting his teeth at IBM UK Ltd, Bonar founded companies including AMS Outsourcing, LLC. He has served as a C-Level Executive for organizations including Dalrada Financial Corp, The Solvis Group Inc., and Smart-Tek Automated Services.  Read more: Brian Bonar Trains His Employees In Exceptional Customer Service and The New Frontier

Bonar was born in the UK. He began his education in his native Scotland at Strathclyde University. Later he obtained an MBA and PhD at Stafford University in England. Bonar has also holds the title of Lord Bonar of Wilcrick, Cardiff, Wales.

Known for his willingness to give back to his community, Bonar is highly respected by his colleagues and neighbors. For example, after his relocation to Southern California, Bonar became involved with The Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego.  Learn more about Brian Bonar: https://about.me/brianbonar and http://www.whitepages.com/name/Brian-Bonar

In recent years, he has become heavily involved in restaurants in California. Bonar approaches this in the same way he tackles any project. He finds the best talent and provides the best materials for them to use.

This is a winning formula. In the case of both Bellamy and The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, the benefits of such a strategy is evident.

How White Shark Media Resolves Client Issues

White Shark Media is a company who listens to the issues their clients have. Not only does this online media marketing company listen to their client’s complaints, but they take steps to improve their client-business relationships.

In regards to client White Shark Media complaints, it is White Shark Media’s objective to make sure the issues or problems never arise again.

It is this positive work ethic that keeps the company in the forefront of their field. The company understands clients are more receptive to companies who take an active interest in the issues they have.

Working With Campaigns

As a media marketing company, White Shark utilizes adwords in the campaigns they create for their clients. In the past, clients complained about losing touch with their campaigns, which led White Shark executives to make sure every client understood the way the associated keywords worked to help build website traffic. Learn more about White Shark Media Complaints: http://www.thevalanx.com/white-shark-media-promises-continual-improvement-in-response-to-complaints/

They also revised the way their tracking systems provided information so their clients were better able to see the results for themselves. They also received requests to assist with SEO strategies already in place.

The team at White Shark Media is open to helping clients who have SEO vendors by assessing and providing advice on the work they submit.

Establishing Open Communication

A successful business like White Shark Media gets to the top of their field by establishing open lines of communication with their clients. While every client was assigned a contact person, many felt they were not able to reach out to their contact person when needed.

To correct this issue White Shark Media executives implemented a new contact structure where each client was assigned a representative who would reach out to them via scheduled meetings.

These monthly meetings provided open communication between the client and White Shark to resolve any issues or to discuss marketing strategies. In addition to the scheduled meetings, clients were also provided with direct numbers to their assigned representatives to ensure they could always reach them.

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Typical Complaints From White Shark Media Clients and How We Have Improved Because of Them

Beneful Makes Life Easier for Pet Owners

Beneful is among the best on the market when it comes to the huge amount of dog food variety. I have seen the way that people gravitate towards this brand, and I know that Beneful has the right ingredients for all that want to give the pets a healthy meal plan.

The Beneful Healthy Fiesta is something that I want my dogs to try because I was interested in the avocado ingredient. I don’t know of another dog food brand that had this so I had to let my dogs try it. The same goes for the Beneful Healthy Baked Delight treats. I don’t know of any other foods that have Bacon and Cheese so I wanted my dogs to taste this.

Beneful has been a real champion of promoting dog food that appeals to people like myself for food that promotes a healthy smile. I am thrilled by Beneful, and I know that this company has the ability to give customers even more choices. I know that 40 is a lot, but the developers have even more in stock.

I had never heard of the Beneful Radiance before, but my girlfriend told me that this was great for boosting energy in dogs. I never thought that it was possible for dogs not to have a high level of energy. I always assumed that all dogs were energetic, but the Beneful Radiance brand showed me what my dogs were missing. I have used this, and I can clearly tell that there is a difference in the way that they respond. This food is tested thoroughly.

I love the way that the Beneful brand has been able make dog owners aware of vitamins and protein rich food. It is good to see how many people have been able to embrace the brand. The snacks are good and the meals are great for pets. I think that the Beneful Prepared Meals are good, but I stay with the Beneful Originals. This is the best because it has real chicken. The meals appear to be quite delectable for many different dogs. For more info visit the beneful.com website.

Beneful is active on social media!

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Twitter account: https://twitter.com/beneful

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneful

George Soros Bear of Wall Street

In financial circles, a bull market is a positive upward move while a bear market is negative and downward. But mentions a bear, and then a bull, to most people and certain images come to mind. Foremost is that a bear is a wild and dangerous animal. The bear is known for attacking anyone who comes between a bear mother and her cubs. On the other hand, a bull is a domesticated animal and the brunt of rodeo bull riders and matadors. A bull in American is dangerous in a China shop and their only function in life is to populate the herd. But in history, a different image for the bull emerges. Early civilizations feared and venerated the bull. Even now, in India, the cow is a scared animal. The Minotaur was a mythological beast with tremendous power. But put a bear in the ring with a bull and the bull is dead meat. The murky origin of the two terms in the financial arena dates back three centuries and can refer to the shortened names of two trading firms or the similar sounds to “bare” for a bear market or “full” for a bull market. The analogy continues with the bulls striking upwards with their horns while the bears strike down with their claws.

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Here’s How George Soros’s Latest Predictions Have Played Out

A Bearish George Soros Is Trading Again

No matter the origins the bull is the symbol of Wall Street and a bear or someone trading a down market is considered a contrarian. In 1992 George Soros saw an opportunity taking shape with the British economy. England was on the verge of a collapse, and Soros saw an opportunity to profit. He entered a position in the Foreign Exchange Market (Forex) betting against the British Pound Sterling, and he made a fortune. George Soros was managing a hedge fund that he founded in 1969 and his personal gain from the one trade was more than $1 billion. The fund made more and established it as one of the premiere hedge funds in the world. The fund continues to profit at a level of almost 20% per year of its operation. But the action of Soros betting on a downside move for a stock or in this case the British economy earned him the dubious title of Bear, a title he shared with Jesse Livermore a Wall Street legend from the early days of Wall Street during the Great Depression.

After gaining great financial success, Soros turned his eyes toward political reforms in countries with dictatorial governments and had an influence on progressive politics in his home country of the United States of America. Soros has a strong commitment to the election of Hillary Clinton and has donated $8 million to a PAC supporting her election. She, in turn, has offered him access to her when she is in office.

Soros sadly sees another downturn in the American and European markets and is hedging his bets with positions in gold and divesting stock positions.

Learn more about George Soros:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/george-soros-just-made-big-bearish-bets-everybody-panic-and-then-consider-buying-2016-06-09

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/cramer-investing-like-george-soros-will-never-make-you-rich.html

Eric Pulier: Health and Technology

Eric Pulier has made a name for himself both in the tech and business communities as an innovator and an independent business man.

He has led an interesting life and took his first steps into the world of computer programming and software development at a relatively early age. In the fourth grade Eric Pulier he began programming computers at home. By the time he entered a high school he was already operating his own business, a database computer company.

Despite his history and aptitude in the area of technology and programming, during college Pulier chose to follow a different course. In 1984 he enrolled in Harvard university. While there he chose to major in English and American literature. He wrote for the Harvard crimson, serving double duty as both an editor and a columnist. Pulier also took advantage of the relative proximity of the prestigious MIT school to occasionally attend classes there. In 1988, after four years of college he graduated from Harvard university magna cum laude.

After college he moved to Los Angeles in the year 1991. While he was living there he founded a company called PDT. PDT is shorthand for the surprisingly simple name of People Doing Things. The organization had a diverse range and specialized in developing and using technology to assist with issues in the fields of Health Care and education.

Since then Pulier has gone on to found many businesses and initiatives, primarily focusing his efforts on the intersection between Health Care and technology.

He helped develop the concept of Starbright World, a social media a site designed to help chronically ill children interact with one another from across great distances. He was even involved in a number of presidential initiatives during the late 1990s. He has since authored books and founded a variety of programs and business models, as well as investing in charitable organizations. For information on Pulier’s more recent activities consider performing a web search and learning more about this interesting individual’s career developments.

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Keith Mann Collaborates With The Uncommon Schools To Implement A Scholarship Program

Dynamic Search Partners founder Keith Man Just announced this Year’s Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. The award is intended to identify a new generation of modern business leaders. The partnership will be implemented jointly with the New York City’s Uncommon Schools. One luck graduating senior from one of the Uncommon Schools will benefit from the scholarship.

Joe Frick said that they were appreciative to Keith and Keely Mann for choosing the Uncommon Charter High School to implement the scholarship. Frick is a college counselor at the school. He also noted that the scholarship will facilitate a student from their school to go to college. The scholarship application process requires the students to write a 1,000 word essay. In the essay, they have to explain how a college degree will facilitate them in accomplishing their career goals.

Keith Mann is a philanthropist as well as a supporter of education. He makes it his duty as the creator of Dynamic Search Partners to recognize competent leaders. He pairs these leaders with firms to nurture their prosperity. Mann elucidated that they want to support the mission of Uncommon Schools of facilitating low income students to attend college and graduate. The School also aims to ensure that they succeed professionally.

The Scholarship for Professional Achievement is open to graduating seniors that are attending Brooklyn’s Uncommon Charter High School. The application process often closes in Late February. The winner of the scholarship is usually announced towards the end of March. This year’s scholarship application was closed on Feb 29 and the winner of the $5,000 announced at the end of March. This information was initially reported on Business Wire as found in this link http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006525/en/Keith-Mann-Announces-2016-Scholarship-Professional-Achievement

Keith Mann is the Managing Director of Dynamic Search Partners. He co-founded the firm in 2000. Keith Mann’s company focuses on alternative investments along with hedge funds where it offers executive search services. It also provides alternative staffing for the leading equity firms. Presently, Dynamic Search Partners is considered as the leading database for executives in the investment sector in the U.S. Keith Mann was previously the head of the alternative investment division at Dynamic Associates. After serving at various levels, he became the firm’s vice president.

Additional Links:

http://www.hedgefundemployment.com/hedge-fund-opportunities.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Mann

Diversant: Leading By Example

When John Goullet started in the field of IT staffing in 1994, he built a reputation for being an innovator, understanding market trends, and focusing on IT staffing for Fortune 500 companies. Goullet’s company Info Technologies grew at a fast pace, becoming one of the quickest growing privately owned companies in the United States. In 2010 John Goullet merged Info Technologies with Gene Waddy’s company Diversant Inc, to form Diversant LLC. Together Mr. Goullet and Mr. Waddy have taken Diversant to the next level in IT staffing.

Diversant has become an industry leader in IT staffing and is a Minority- owned Business Enterprise (MBE). As an MBE, Diversant understands the needs to pair large corporations with a multicultural staff. That is why Diversant has created the Unity program pairing Fortune 500 companies with small MBE IT firms, thereby creating a diverse working environment with a multicultural approach.

Another program that Diversant offers is the Star program. Diversant realizes the struggles many Veterans of the Armed Forces face when leaving active military service in finding long term, stable employment opportunities. That is why Diversant invented the Star program. US Veterans interested in working in the IT field are offered classroom education and on the job training all leading to a secure IT position with Diversant.

Firmly grounded in giving back to the community, Diversant staff members are encouraged to become involved in community service and charities that help reflect the core values of the company. Diversant believes in community service, helping other small business MBEs grow, and offering Veterans a chance for a new life. This strong sense of helping the community grow has made Diversant into the IT staffing powerhouse it is today.

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Additional Links on John Goullet:

How John Goullet Improves IT Services through DIVERSANT LLC

Led By John Goullet, Diversant Provides Innovative Staffing Solutions

James Dondero Is Eager To Invest In Argentina Through The Highland Capital Management

Since President Mauricio Macri took power as the president of Argentina, he has been working tirelessly to put Argentina back in the global markets. The country was locked out of the global market because it defaulted on a $95 billion obligation. The country is planning to return to the international bond market in order to raise $12 billion and settle its creditors. One of the companies expected to purchase these bonds is Highland Capital Management.

According to the co-founder of Highland Capital management, James Dondero, the company is planning to purchase a considerable amount of the country’s securities. The amount raised will be used to offset creditors such as Paul Singer. The ministry of Finance officials posited that the country would issue $ 11.68 billion of the bonds in order to yield between 7.5% and 8% by mid-April. Luis Caputo, finance secretary, posited that the country would issue three bonds having maturities of 5, 10 and 30 years.

President Macri has been reversing policies initiated by the Cristina Kirchner. When the U.S. district judge, Thomas Griesa, lifts the ban that has been an impediment to the country in terms of paying its restructured debt, Highland Capital is touted to be among the highest winners. Dondero asserts that they made correct predictions, which focused on settling of holdout creditors so that the bonds trade higher. Dondero added that he was pursuing additional investment opportunities within the country and he would consider starting with an Argentina fund. This information was originally published on Bloomberg.

James has been serving as the president of Highland Capital Management. In his tenure at the helm of the company, Highland Capital Management has played a pivotal role in enhancing institutional and retail products. Owing to his credit market experience that spans 30 years, James has managed to create innovative products for the clients including pioneering the Collateralized Loan obligation (CLO). Over the years, funds associated with him have received different awards and accolades. These awards includes the 2014 Healthcare long/short equity fund, 2014 Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocations and the prestigious Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities.

James graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia. The certified management accountant served at the Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as the chief investment officer. In addition, the chartered financial analyst has been serving on the boards of different companies, which include MGM studios and American Banknote. He has also served in the boards of Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank and CCS Medical Corporation.

Reference Link:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-08/argentina-luring-highland-shows-distressed-bond-buyers-to-stay

Additional Links on James Dondero:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-appoints-new-president-of-institutional-products-for-highland-capital-management-300165627.html

Highland Capital Powerhouse President, James Dondero

Marc Sparks Advances with Spark Tank

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who wants to help out other entrepreneurs. Operating from Dallas, Texas this will not be the first time Marc Sparks helped the public. He purchased an inn called the Samaritan Inn in MicKinney, Texas. Before his interference, the Inn, nothing but a run down building was soon transformed into a homeless shelter.

The Samaritan Inn now hosts 200 people everyday, providing them with food. As well as the homeless shelter, he has created a thrift shop for the less fortunate and construction of a seven million dollar family shelter is underway.  Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1132595 and http://sparktankdfw.com/

But what does Marc Sparks do when he’s not helping the less fortunate? He’s hoping to kickstart someone’s company, in hopes that one day they may be as generous as him when they are able. That is where Spark Tank comes into play.

Spark Tank is a contest of sort. A contest in which Marc Sparks asks one thing. Impress him. First applicants must sign up on his website. After signing up to Spark Tank contestants are charged with coming up with a business plan that impresses Sparks. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

The applicants are then weeded out. First to 3 competitors. Upon the arrival of the 3 finalists they are asked to give a 20-minute presentation.

The winner of the first round of competition was a start up entitled Dogs Matter. Their prize was opportunity. The opportunity to take an idea and make it reality. Their original idea was to foster a specific criteria of dog.

The pets of alcoholics and addicts who were in recovery. With no one to watch their pets while they are away this is where Dogs Matter comes into play.

This was only the first of three rounds of Spark Tank that Marc Sparks has planned for 2016. The deadline for the second round comes in June and applicants should not hesitate in signing up. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital

Marc Sparks, a man who played his part in getting over 60 projects underway in his lifetime, now wants to see other people follow in his footsteps.