Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: August 23, 2019
Matthew Nacier was among the four people that CEO TJ Maloney was pleased to add to his Lincolnshire Management group, and so were Yashna Ginodia, Nicolas Vega Llona and finally Georg Stolt-Nielsen. This alteration to the current Lincolnshire staff list will likely provide a positive return, just like the addition of TJ Maloney did after he entered the firm in 1993. Private equity is clearly an area of great knowledge and opportunity for Lincolnshire Management as that is where the team is able to complete its deals effectively, and some of those Lincolnshire deals come from more than 80 acquisitions of smaller, usually private, companies. Since 1986, the firm constantly has been building in private equity, and its growth is exactly what Frank Wright, Lincolnshire’s founder, had in mind over three decades prior.
What TJ Maloney actually brings to the professional table as chairman is his vast finance and law wisdom, and his background in New York’s securities law provides for some strongly informed insight when it comes to deciding which private equity deals he chooses to lead Lincolnshire Management into. Fordham University is where TJ Maloney prepared for his prior career as a well-regarded securities attorney by studying towards his important law degree. That institution now has an impressive new library structure that Maloney had a hand in creating, as his $5 million, which he gave to Fordham, was put to use in that library’s creation. Further, Maloney has a solid history with regards to speaking and lecturing.
TJ Maloney is surely ecstatic to be able to witness Lincolnshire Management continuously find new growth under his CEO piloting, and his leadership has culminated in the private equity monster now possessing a respectable $1.7 billion in regards to its controlled capital. How astonishingly Lincolnshire has performed has impressed several onlookers in private equity, including important writers at not only Private Equity News, but also the famous CNN Money. With kind words about the firm’s performance coming in from well-respected publications, there is likely not a single doubt in Maloney’s mind that his excellence as chairman is benefiting Lincolnshire Management overwhelmingly.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: August 20, 2019
Igor Cornelsen is a graduate of the Federal University of Parana where he earned an economics degree in 1971. He spent the next 24 years working as an executive in the banking industry. Banks he led include Multibanco, Unibanco, Standard Chartered Bank, and Libra Bank.
He began investing for himself. First limited to the Brazilian stock market, he started investing internationally once he was paid in U.S. dollars. He was highly successful as an investor and used his skills to open Bainbridge Investments in 1995. He manages his client’s money using strategies that he has developed over the past 30 years.
Igor Cornelsen advises that investors should be looking for damaged stocks, not damaged companies. If you invest in damaged companies you will lose money over time. Damaged stocks, though, are good companies whose stocks are under-valued. He buys these stocks and once the value is back up to where it “should be,” he sells and invests in the next damaged stock.
With the largest economy in Latin America, Brazil has experienced booms and busts over the past several decades. In recent years, the Brazilian government has introduced reforms that have brought more stability to the economy. It is one of the world’s biggest exporters of agricultural products. It is also a major oil producer and has other industries that are doing well.
He has recommendations for people that want to invest in Brazilian companies that have a good outlook. Igor Cornelsen says one of these is Netshoes. It is an e-commerce sporting goods company that just recently held its initial public offering. Millions of Brazilians still don’t have internet access so as that changes Netshoes is bound to acquire more customers. He says that while the company’s stock is currently quite volatile, over the long term it presents a great opportunity for investors.
Geoloqi: Similar to Meridian, the Geoloqi API displays the exact real-time location of a subject. For location-aware apps, this platform is oriented to tech enterprises. The capabilities of the software are pretty complete: GPS and Wifi tracking, cross-platform, a security system, statistical presentation, smart battery management, among others. Developers can program Geoloqi to show locations by setting triggers.
Cloudability: The website offers a financial management tool to analyze cloud resources. It complements IT services for the correct management of the economy. The software displays recommendations, charts, reports, budget alerts, and other impressive features to improve the transparency of financial data.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: August 6, 2019
Ashley Lightspeed made her name for herself by breaking barriers and going against the norms. Ashley is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a US venture capital firm whose aim is early stage investments. Lightspeed’s architecture father has been a huge inspiration for her as she was growing up. Her interest in developing new products, services, and business models started at a young age as she observed her father. Ashley’s contribution to Lightspeed has enabled the company to expand its operations further, offering intense insights into the consumer retail market which is dominated by women. Read more about Ashley Lightspeed at lsvp.com
The Stanford Business School graduate has worked for major companies before landing her current role. Her first job after leaving Duke University was at Bain & Company as a consultant. She later worked with Thumbtack and helped elevate the company to be one of the most sought after online companies that offer events related services. Ashley Lightspeed is still passionate about working with non established startups as her goal is to guide and lead anyone who wishes to join entrepreneurship. Ashley does not do much consultancy today as she shifted her focus to Lightspeed and other strategy projects.
To be a successful entrepreneur, Ashley Lightspeed advises that one should value the customer. It is important that you keep your customer close, learn the things they like, have a conversation with them and be their friend. By doing this you get to understand what product suits them and get honest feedback from them. On giving advice to her younger self, the Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners stated that she would have encouraged the young Ashley to be more outspoken and be vocal about things surrounding her. It is important that children learn how to use their voices and stand up to what they believe in from a young age.
David McDonald is the President and COO of OSI Group, which is a global food-processing firm. And in September of 2012, OSI celebrated twenty years of doing business in China. OSI Group opened its first food business operation in 1992 in Bejing. OSI Group had served the American McDonald’s chain with their meat for many decades. Since then, David McDonald has watched OSI grow along with China’s economy and the McDonald’s chain over the years. And in 2008, OSI China, a subsidiary of OSI Group, supplied over 100 tons of food products like chicken, pork, beef, eggs and more. OSI China had zero complaints as a supplier, which was positive for McDonald’s and other stakeholders like the Beijing Olympic Committee.
OSI China is a reputable supplier who has brokered deals with other brands like Papa John’s, Starbucks, Yum, Burger King, Saizeriya and also Subway. Yet, before the company became a global juggernaut when it comes to food processing, they were once a small, family-owned butcher shop called in Illinois called Otto & Sons. And OSI Group has been able to succeed thanks to the senior management of COO David McDonald and CEO Sheldon Lavin. Moreover, the international food processing company has won many impressive awards and plenty of kudos for their achievements over the years. And as the acting COO, David McDonald has worked hard to improve the firm’s market share.
They have been able to reach many key goals by planning the best ways to expand their markets in Europe, India and especially China. By having a strong relationship with the famous burger chain, Mcdonalds, going back to the ’70s, OSI has ridden the tide of success into many countries with McDonald’s hamburger chain. And executives like David McDonald have helped make OSI Group even stronger, with their 20,000-plus workforce. David McDonald got his start with OSI Group as a project manager and worked his way up to the executive level. McDonald earned a B.S. in Animal Science in 1987. David McDonald attended the University of Iowa to earn his bachelor’s degree. He also sits on the board of food-related organizations as well.
Equities First Holdings is a well known company that has received a lot of praise and a good number of customers over its years in business. Equities First Holdings is an alternative loaning company that has managed to assist thousands of business owners and those in high networks with the types of service it has provided. It is worth millions and was first established in 2002 and has grown to a great level over the course of its time. This company goes step by step with its clients, making sure they known the ins and the outs of the company. This company also makes sure to have a flexible payment plan for their clients in case they may be unable to pay a certain fee within the future. This company also welcomes all those looking for a loan, regardless of their credit score.
The former head of Sonangol, often called “the Princess” in her home country, Angola, since she is the oldest daughter of the second longest serving president in Africa, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. She describes herself in many instances as a private investor and independent businesswoman distancing herself from claims that her wealth originates from her family. Isabel dos Santos is ranked as the 8th richest person in Africa according to the Forbes list of 2019 Billionaires, even though her wealth decreased to an estimated $2.3 billion, down from $2.7 billion one year ago.
Isabel dos Santos is an Electrical engineer graduate from the Kings College in London. This academic background offered her the necessary skillset she needed to layout her success pathway in the field of communication and technology. She has been able to use her expertise and savvy in the business world over the years to create the most successful companies in Africa and the world at large. The 46-year-old has accumulated her wealth from numerous investments. She has stock holdings in the oil firm Galp, a telecommunication and cable Television firm by the name Nos both firms situated in Portugal and she also owns 25% of mobile telecom firm Unitel which is in Angola. Read more about Isabel Dos Santos at about.me
It’s worth noting that her continued entrepreneurial endeavors have made Isabel dos Santos, stand out in a male-dominated world of business with high net-worth individuals. As a result, she’s the only black billionaire woman in the world alongside Oprah Winfrey. Isabel dos Santo s has often attributed her success to hard work, her ability to overcome disappointments, surpass expectations, accomplish set goals and her unique business skillset. Isabel dos Santos is a keen public speaker and has often stood in the global stage to give outstanding speeches about African growth and infrastructure investment in the whole continent.
Betterworks Corporation was formed to provide inspiration and motivation to the workforce to ensure that people give their best in the respective company. They ensure continuous growth and developments. Betterworks closely with the management teams as well all employees providing there is often communications where employees can report, and the feedback received immediately. Communication enhanced by Betterworks help the organization team to be ready for any risks and challenges they might encounter in the future. Betterworks have also established a mobile app that makes communication among employees effective.
They have set aside about $65m for the Series B round that aims at accelerating the growth of various enterprises through continuous performance monitoring. The CEO Betterworks Doug Dennerline has taken the initiative to promote the goal of the company that entails increasing activities related to continuous growth and development contributed by employees. He advocates for corporations to motivate their employees as well as invest a lot of money to promote technology as well as training them ensuring they give the best to the company. Betterworks strives to create permanent solutions for enterprises to help them meet all their set goals and objectives.
They believe in teamwork to promote growth. For the Series B project, Betterworks investors included Kleiner Perkins and Emergence working closely to ensure the project is successful. Doug Dennerline works hand in hand with Anup Yanamandra who serves as the Chief Product Officer sharing new ideas to implement in the company. There are other board members including Shona Brown and John Doerr.
Zeco Auriemo is a notable personality in the Brazilian business circle. He is the CEO of JHSF Inc, one of the premier and luxurious real estate development firms in the country. Since the time of its inception, the company has developed over six million square meters of residential and commercial properties. He joined JHSF in 1993 and worked hard at various management levels before he became the CEO of the company. JHSF Inc was started in 1972 by Fabio Auriemo, father of Zeco Auriemo, and has been active in the field of commercial and residential development and has also constructed hotels, airports and shopping malls.
Zeco Auriemo has particularly focused on retail management since the time he took over as he believes that a particular sector is growing in Brazil. Some of the notable shopping malls that JHSF has undertaken under his leadership are Cidade Jardim, Metro Turucuvi, Santa Cruz, and others. The headquarters of JHSF is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but also has regional offices set up in different parts of the country and even abroad. Zeco Auriemo has completed his studies of engineering from FAAP and also did business administration studies from FASE in Brazil.
The focus of Zeco Auriemo has been to expand JHSF beyond the realms of Brazil, and it is why he recently invested over $30 million to purchase an old mansion in New York’s posh area of Fifth Avenue. It is this mansion that Zeco Auriemo plans to build into a luxurious apartment. The main aim of Zeco to expand his business abroad is for brand building. While most companies expand to increase their profits and for other financial reasons, Zeco wants people to be aware of JHSF and allow them to see what else they have to provide to their real estate clients in Brazil and other places.
Posted on by tecvillaLast modified: January 25, 2019
Demand for environmentally friendly products is on the rise. Increasingly companies are responding to the demand including hair care companies. Recently, Dan Bethelmy-Rada Matrix/Biolage’s Global Brand President talked about his company’s line of all natural products for hair called R.A.W. R.A.W. was developed under guidelines established by L’Oréal as part of their Sharing Beauty With All program. Rada explained that from the ingredients to production to the packaging R.A.W. represents a 100% commitment to protecting the environment.
Dan-Bethelmy Rada states that all natural components like Moroccan volcanic clay, Bolivian quinoa husk, and Bulgarian coriander have replaced parabens, silicone, and sulfates. He added that all of the R.A.W. ingredients are combined using green chemistry. Raw product packaging is 98% biodegradable.
Satisfying L’Oréal’s standards and meeting their deadline for developing the R.A.W product line proved extremely challenging. Research and development take time and cost money. Testing is especially expensive. The cost of testing figures into the price of the finished product. The trick for Rada and his team was to conduct the needed tests while keeping the selling price as low as possible. As an example of the difficulties, his team had to contend with Dan-Bethelmy Rada sited having to move back the launch of the R.A.W product line until the right all natural clay could be found.
After bringing R.A.W to market the next challenge was to bring consumers and hair care professionals around to the R.A.W way of thinking. The #LiveRaw digital campaign was launched to spread the word about sustainable living. On Instagram, the Our “@Biolage” page contains videos that discuss how to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle. A program teaching hair stylist sustainable practices like water and energy conservation has reached 700 salons.
As of this writing, the R.A.W line has been on the market in the US for several weeks. Dan-Bethelmy Rada reports that the reviews have been “…90% positive“. The positive reception the line has received reflects consumer praise not only for the concept behind the R.A.W hair care products but their quality as well. R.A.W was recently released to European markets.