Adam Milstein works closely with StandWithUs, a Jewish American group aimed at promoting Israeli patriotism through media displays. Not long ago they hosted a video competition called “Inspired by Israel” which awarded entrants based on how inspiring their message of supporting Israel was. Milstein has been talking about and promoting peace and strength in Israel for many years, and he’s an accomplished businessman who cofounded Hager Pacific Properties. Milstein talked with Ideamensch about how he started the company and what a day in the life of a real estate investor looked like.
Milstein’s beginnings at Hager Pacific Properties happened after he completed graduate school at USC and decided to break into commercial real estate, a field he considered the most fitting to his skills. He told Ideamensch that being a real estate investor has its ups and downs, and your day can be full of surprises given the uncertainties that often hit the markets. He did say that he is more successful by not limiting himself to specific goals as they tend to get in the way. His friend and partner David Hager is the man he’s described as a deep thinker and having the most profound influence on him.
Adam Milstein has deep loyalties to Israel because his parents were part of the first wave of Jews returning to the motherland, and he also served in the Israeli Defense Forces when they gained their territory in the Yom Kippur War. He worked a few years with his father at various building construction sites, and he completed a bachelor’s in business and economics at the Technion. Adam Milstein is married to Gila Milstein and has raised three daughters who are all married now.
Adam and Gila Milstein have great pride in the family foundation through which they have given money and time to build bridges across the Jewish community. An important part of their foundation is Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a learning course in Hebrew that also has bedtime stories and history for young children. They also work with activists and students through the Israeli-American Council, AIPAC and Hasbara Fellowships.
Ever heard of the talented and extraordinary Richard A. Smith? Sometimes known as Rick Smith, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies which is an American prison technology concentrated from Dallas, Texas. Smith has been the Chief Executive Officer since June 23, 2008 in which this company is in charge of making all the technology such as the security cameras, electronic locks where the prisoners are held and much more gadgets which are used within the prison system to make sure everything goes smoothly and according to plan. The company employs around 1200 people and serves way over 2000 correctional facilities which are situated in the United States and Canada. According to Wikipedia
Smith holds a long line of college degrees which makes him an outstanding candidate for the many top executive jobs he has held in the past. Each time he obtains a college degree, he seems to climb the corporate ladder so easily. Rick Smith has an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master’s in Business and Administration from the University of Rochester Simon School, and finally a Masters in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. Rick Smith was always a studious and smart student because he always ask question. He always was focused to make sure he finished his degrees because he knows that education is the way to triumph in life. That is why he got one degree, then he quickly obtained another like if it was nothing just to acquire a degree from college which is difficult when taking many classes.
Prior to Securus, he was with Frontier Corporation from March 1972 to 1998 with several positions in which he successfully rises through the ranks. He was a Controller, President of Frontier Information Technologies, Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Network Plant Operations Director, Director of Business Development, Vice President of Financial Management and finally the Chief Financial Officer. His hard work and dedication shows his various and amazing positions he has held because he always follows directions and is persistent when getting the job done. Then he started working for Eschelon Telecom Inc. from March 1999 to July 2003. After impressing the board members, he became President from April 2000 to August 2003 and then impressively the Chief Executive Officer from August 2003 to August 2007. In June 2008, he was offered a job as the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies Inc. His long line of work shows that he deserves whatever job he is offered next because his passion and dedication to the job description clearly shows that when his performance is outstanding. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.
Wengie highlighted her travels to China and provides a tour of the apartment she will be residing in for the next month or so in her latest VLOG. Prior to entering the airport, Wengie and her husband had lunch at a favorite Vietnamese spot known as Hong Ha. After purchasing a coffee, Wengie ensures her audio books are at the ready. She completes an eleven hour flight and arrives at her China apartment. Wengie sets out for breakfast and heads to Joy City which is a large shopping center. Joy City has a long escalator that accesses all of the various floors. Wengie is taken by the number of food selections at her disposal. The menu she viewed was over 60 pages and she took around 15 minutes before a decision was made on a bit of soup and a couple of mushrooms. Next, Wengie locates a Starbucks and points out that most all purchases in China are taken care of via a smartphone by scanning the QR code.
Once her hunger was taken care of, Wengie move on to Aeon Supermarket to purchase items needed for her apartment. She found that there is an unlimited selection of cereals that are ground on the spot while one waits at the supermarket. After the shopping was complete, Wengie goes on to provide a tour of her living spaces that includes a kitchen at the entrance of the apartment, laundry area, living room, and a small dining spot in front of a huge window that has a view of the downtown. Wengie moves on to the second floor where she highlights the bathroom, storage room, master bedroom, and the walk in closet. In the next month and one half, Wengie notes that her work schedule while in China is a lot lighter than her typical day working in the states. She deemed the trip as a “working holiday” and will be looking forward to blogging further about the happenings, culture, and heavy traffic in China. Wengie concludes by reiterating how nice it will be to simply use her cell phone for any purchase needed.
One of the most important aspects of investment is discipline. One of the issues that people have to deal with is the desire and eagerness to jump into an investment. One thing that people have to manage is their thoughts when it comes to investing. A lot of people have this idea that they are going to get rich quick. While anything is possible, it is not to be expected. After all, making money from investments require a lot of research and learning about the inner workings of the market. Therefore, it is important for one to work on building income in a reasonable manner.
Highland Capital Management by James Dondero is a great example of the discipline that is needed. They show restraint in their approach to investing. They understand that it is not a good idea to jump into anything right away. They make sure that they have their emotions in check. They also know when not to invest. Among the times when they shouldn’t invest is when they are feeling a lot of intense emotions. For instance, when desperation sets in, this is a really good time to avoid making investments. To invest recklessly could bring forth a lot of excess costs.
One of the things that Highland Capital does is make sure that they are able to identify potential losses and avoid them. They are also able to mitigate the losses so that they can avoid any set backs. One thing that Highland Capital Management has shown is that they have a sound plan for business. This plan and approach involves a careful look at the markets in order to identify when something is a potential good investment. Even with careful research, Highland Capital is run with the understanding that the markets are unpredictable. Therefore, they plan for any unexpected turns as well.
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Richard “Dick” DeVos knows the value of hard work. It’s a trait that was instilled in him from the time he was a very young child. DeVos says his father, businessman and Amway co-found Richard DeVos Sr. instilled the importance of maintaining a strong work ethic. “Nothing is given to you on a silver platter,” DeVos insists. He says people often assume because he was born into a wealthy family that everything came easy. There was no laying around all day in the DeVos family. “As a child, when clients would come to the house, we all had a job. Whether is was serving refreshments, greeting clients or helping set up meetings,” said DeVos.
DeVos took an official position with his father’s company right out of college. He says he moved around to a number of departments to learn all aspects of the business. Within five years, he was the head of the marketing division. By 1989, he was one of Amway’s vice presidents. When DeVos was named company CEO, Amway saw tremendous growth with profits increasing by more than 700%. The company also expanded into new territories abroad.
In 1992, the DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team. DeVos stepped into the role as general manager. He remained in that position until 2005. In 2010, DeVos started the privately owned Windquest Group. The company holds interest in alternative fuels, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and other technologies.
DeVos and his wife, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, run a number of charitable organizations within the state of Michigan. They are strong proponents of the voucher system and charter schools. The DeVos charity has donated millions to a number of educational initiatives. DeVos also served on the Michigan State Board of Education. He says he will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that every child in the state has access to a good education.
In 2006, DeVos stepped into the political arena. He ran unsuccessfully to unseat incumbent Gov. Jennifer Granholm. DeVos ran on a platform of education and jobs. Although he narrowed the lead to 4 points a few weeks before the election, he eventually lost by 8 points.
Eric Pulier is one of the most prominent technologists and entrepreneurs in the United States. He is also a well-known public speaker, author, columnist, philanthropists. He has founded more than fifteen multi-million companies in the United States. Because of his innovation in the world of technology and entrepreneurship, he has raised more than $100 million to aid in his charitable giving across the world.
When we look at Eric Pulier, we will see the most innovative businessman and technologists. Due to the increasing demand for technology and innovation, his abilities in this industry will keep on growing. In addition to funding more than fifteen companies in the country, he has also founded the Healthy Heart Foundation that sees many less-fortunate children treated for their chronic diseases. Because these conditions are too expensive to treat, his work is seen among many children in the country. He has also advocated for the cheap education system to have everyone get a better chance towards getting better business capabilities.
Eric Pulier has invested most of his money in many other startup companies. Because of this, his investment and partnership with other companies have brought him great favor in the eyes of many. He is also an active investor technology, media startups, and other active industries in the world of business. He has the capability to distinguish between a successful startup and a failing business. For this reason, he always invests his money in companies and startups that are willing to grow.
Eric Pulier is a husband to one and a father of four. He resides in Los Angeles, California. He is also one of the board members of the Painted Turtle. This is one of the largest summer camps for children suffering from various chronic illnesses. Eric Pulier is also a board member of the XPRIZE Foundation and the Innovation Board of America.
Every year, Eric Pulier sees a market trend that tends to disrupt the normal business pattern. For this reason, everyone must be aware of such practices to develop mechanisms of evading their effect on the economy of the company in question. Eric Pulier is one of the founding members of Uber.
1. G. McDonald is a distinguished leader within the food industry. He is currently the chief executive officer and president of OSI Group. OSI Group is a leading food processing company that majors in the production of beef, poultry, pork, hot dogs bacon, and specialty food products including pizzas and sausages and fried food products.
OSI Group has really been successful in its industry. One of the major reasons for its success is its leadership. With McDonald being atop of its leadership, the company is bound to be even more successful. David McDonald ensures that sustainable strategies are implement so that even with the dynamic markets, the company is able to stay on top of the industry.
McDonald has really concentrated on the health and safety of the company employees. He a company can only perform optimally if its employees are of the right health status. The OSI presidents ensures that employees are well trained to observe safety codes while they are working. He also has put in place a plan to cater for sick employees so that they can return to work sooner and what David knows.
As a food processing industry leader, McDonald knows better than to jeopardize the quality of the company products. He ensures that all their products are produced in the healthiest and safest conditions so that their clients always get the highest quality food products.
Through career experience, McDonald has learnt that running a successful company requires empowering your team and ensuring that you deliver to the satisfaction of your clients. He learnt this while he was working for the America Meat Institute where he was a member of the board of directors. His knowledge and experience has continued to grow since he joined OSI Group LLC. In the past, he worked as the Chief Operations Officer at OSI. He was later promoted from this position and crowned the chairman and COO of OSI Group. With this past positions, he has learn how to effectively manage teams and run a sustainable company and more information click here.
Stephen Rotella is the chief executive officer serving at the StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC. Stephen worked at Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation where he was the President before assuming this position. He previously worked at Chase Home Finance, LLC where he served as the chief executive officer. Stephen has worked in the financial industry for a long time. He has acquired massive experience and skills. Stephen once worked at JP Morgan Chase where he was the executive vice president since 2001. He was also the president and chief operating officer at WMI Holdings Corporation from 2005 to 2008.
Stephen Rotella is a known figure in the financial world. He has served in many financial institutions. He was the president of Retail Banking serving at the WMI Holdings in 2008. This position entailed him to oversee the commercial, mortgage retail business lines, and the administration of the technology group at WMI Holdings. Stephen Rotella was in charge of the Home Loans Division at the WMI Holdings Corporation in 2005. Stephen served in the mutual fund, systems consulting, and retail brokerage industries before he went to work at Chase Manhattan Mortgage Company. He was once the President of the Consumer Mortgage Coalition and more information click here.
Stephen Rotella is the director and chairman of BalletMet. This is a big regional arts firm located in Columbus. He is an advisory board member at the Vericrest Financial, Inc. and a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Stephen studied at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where he managed to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also went to the State University of New York, Albany where he acquired his MBA in Finance and Information Systems. Stephen Rotella was recently announced as the new Chairman of the National Board at SCP (StoneCastle Partners LLC). He took up the position after Michael Gilligan who is a veteran businessman.
Stephen Rotella has been in the business career for more than 30 years. He has a background in operational and strategic leadership in the financial sector. Stephen specializes in internet banking, asset management, management of large scale operations, and organizational development. He is the patron of Jazz at the Lincoln Center and Stephen of Website.
Warren Buffett has many times that there are far too many actively managed funds that do their investors a big disservice with excessive fees, too much trading, and performance that can’t even beat the market. He advises buying a low-cost index fund that follows the S&P 500 as his preferred strategy.
Tim Armour, the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Capital Group, has said that he agrees with Mr. Warren Buffett that many actively managed funds are mediocre at best. However, he says that there are ways to find active funds that provide great returns, The trick, he said, is to find ones that have low fees and, most importantly, have a large part of the fund managers own personal funds invested in it. He said that, by having skin in the game, these fund managers are motivated to do the research required in order to beat the market and deliver superior returns.
Tim Armour has been a long time advocate of investors looking for active fund managers who “earn their keep”. He says that if the manager can’t beat the market their clients need to find someone who does. He has pointed out that many of the actively managed funds that Capital Group offers beat the market both in the short and long term.
Julie Zuckerberg is a woman who has had a highly successful career. She has been serving the recruitment and staffing sector for the past 15 years and has worked for top firms such as Hudson, Citi Group, and New York Life Insurance. She currently serves Deutsche Bank as its executive talent acquisition lead and has held the position since 2015. Zuckerberg studied philosophy and law at the City University of New York-Brooklyn College and the New York Law School respectively. The knowledge that she acquired from the two institutions has enabled to be successful in her career. She has been a top staffing office in all the firms that she has worked for throughout her profession.
In November 2002, Hudson offered Zuckerberg her first job. The enterprise is well known in the recruitment industry due to the top notch services that it offers. It has a staff of 2000 professionals. Julie served as the candidate placement director at the company, and she was assigned various responsibilities. She was in charge of counseling, coaching staff members, addressing legal matters, and ensuring that the business was compliant. Her law expertise was used in handling conflicts that arose between the employer and the employees. Zuckerberg hired several professionals for the firm, and they included attorneys, case manager, paralegals, short-term contractors, junior staff, and other professionals whose expertise was needed by the company. Employees consulted her whenever they needed clarification on various issues.
Julie worked for Hudson for five years and then moved Citi Group. She was hired by Citi Global Function and acted as its executive recruiter as from October 2007. Her new position had more responsibilities than her former job at Hudson. Julie has always been passionate about her career, and she loves taking on new challenges. She served the firm with a lot of competence and diligence. Her responsibility at the company was to hire its top executives. Zuckerberg applied various tactics in sourcing for the best experts, and they included direct hiring, social media, and online searches.
The staffing expert worked at Citi Global Functions for about four years and was transferred to serve another unit of the Citi Group, which is known as Citi Global Consumer Bank. She acted as the company’s executive recruiter and was also given a few other responsibilities. The roles that she played at firm enabled her to gain knowledge in various sectors.
Julie Zuckerberg loves exploring different opportunities, and in 2013 she was offered a position at New York Life Insurance. She served the firm for about four months before being hired by Deutsche Bank in April 2014. The financial organization first appointed her as talent acquisition executive and promoted her to act as the talent acquisition lead as from 2015. She has been assisting the administrators of the firm in dealing with matters such as talent sourcing, recruitment, bettering staffing practices, international assignments, and high-level acquisitions. Zuckerberg has used her expertise in assisting the firm in hiring and retaining professionals with the right set of skills.