Cotemar Mexico at the Center Of Mexican Oil Revolution
June 26, 2017 — 1:15

A new energy revolution in Mexico is underway: A deep water oil exploration tender that will see $ 45 billion worth of investments flow into Mexico is just about to happen, the Mexican Energy Secretariat says. At the center of the oil revolution, is the giant Mexican oil and gas company Cotemar.

 

Serving the Oil and Gas Industry

 

There is no doubt that Cotemar will play a crucial role in boosting the Mexican economy once the deep water oil project starts. Cotemar is a 38-year old oil and gas industry company specializing in offshore oil fields development, construction services, and maritime operations support. Additionally, Cotemar is also excellent in vessel maintenance, accommodation, catering, and transporting staff and supplies offshore with specialized sea vessels.

 

Founded in 1992, Cotemar’s services and contribution to the Mexican oil industry especially in offshore oilfields is exemplary. Cotemar’s highly specialized services fall into three strategic classes:

 

Expert Maritime Vessels Services

 

The company has assisted offshore oil field investors to transport personnel, foodstuffs, or light-weight items using specialized vessels. The company also has fire-fighting vessels, towing vessels, and barges boats to supplement any offshore oil drilling operations.

 

Construction, Engineering, and Maintenance

 

With a staff that is experienced in oil rig maintenance, oil rig rehabilitation, and caring for oil processing centers, Cotemar is the right partner in any offshore oil project. The staff at Cotemar is quite good at running jobs and even the assembling of prefab buildings.

 

Accommodation and Catering

 

Cotemar has the advantage over other companies offering oil drilling services. To guarantee the welfare of oil drilling clients, Cotemar will provide accommodation and catering too.

 

Work Ethics and Values

 

To work for Cotemar provides an opportunity for an integral development of your career, family, physical, and social life. Cotemar’s employees and their families can enjoy a wide range of programs ranging from equity programs, education, sports, health, and social events that promote family integration.

 

Service to Community

 

Cotemar believes that the community in which the company does business is part of the Cotemar family. To fulfill the company’s social responsibility, Cotemar has programs to create jobs, culture, social, health, and educational institutions for the community.

 

Sustainable Environment

 

Ensuring the sustainability of the environment during and after oil drilling activities is part of Cotemar’s policy. To promote environmental friendly oil drilling operations, Cotemar will operate on ecological preservation guidelines.

 

As the Mexican oil revolution takes off, Cotemar is ready to offer their 38-year old experience and professionalism but also help the community and preserve the environment.

 

For more details, visit http://cotemar.com.mx/.

How Sweetgreen’s Is A New Type Of Restaurant
June 14, 2017 — 5:13

Sweetgreen’s is a restaurant that is different than other chain fast food places. It sells food that is organic, fresh, and healthy. Additionally, each restaurant gets its ingredients from farms that are local to its location. The restaurant now has 40 locations which are located in the Northeastern United States and in California.

One of the co-CEO’s of Sweetgreen’s Nathaniel Ru, said that the restaurant was premised on the idea of serving customers healthy, great tasting food. When he and the other co-founder of Sweetgreens were attending Georgetown University they all attended an entrepreneurship class. They also came from families of immigrants who had started their own company. They developed the idea of Sweetgreen’s by noting that there were no healthy restaurant options around the university.

Nathaniel and his business partners established the first Sweetgreen’s near Georgetown University and it proved to be a very successful restaurant concept. They’re first big test occurred during winter break as all of the students went home for the holiday.

Nathaniel Ru has said that he wants to build a business that stands for more than just providing people food. He wants to help create a culture of healthy eating that primarily eats food from local sources. This not only helps build local economies but it also cuts down on the environmental impact or running a business. Getting ingredients from local sources cause far fewer greenhouse gasses than getting food shipped to each restaurant from across the United States or even from around the world.

Rather than clustering their locations near other fast food options as most of the chains operate, Nathaniel Ru points out that they establish theirs in areas that are up and coming. The idea is to place restaurants near where people live rather than just near where they work. In this way they stay busy not only during lunch hour but also have lines out the door for dinners and during the weekend hours.

Another important thing at Sweetgreen, according to Nathaniel Ru, is an open kitchen design. They want customers to see and experience their food being created. The company focuses on being transparent and showing rather than telling their customers how they treat the food that they serve.

 

Follow Nathaniel Ru on twitter @nathanielru.

 

 

Mike Baur; One of the Pioneers of the Startup Ecosystem in Switzerland
June 9, 2017 — 1:41

Mike Baur is a technology investor and a former banker based in Switzerland. His work revolves around scouting for startups, advising startups, and connecting them with investors. He started his career in the banking sector as a commercial apprentice at UBS Fribourg. Baur worked in this role for nine years. He moved to a higher position in 2000. He joined the KeyClient Group Switzerland division at the bank two years later. Baur advanced to Clariden Leu as the head of private banking in 2008. This is another top bank in the country.

 

Baur accepted the same position at Sallfort Privatbank AG in 2012. He worked there for one and a half years. He is noted for his meteoric rise from the bottom to become a top executive at the top banks in Switzerland. He left to become an investor in technology companies after working for two decades in the financial sector. He launched Think Reloaded AG in April 2014. Baur co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister at the beginning of 2015. The accelerator is based in Zurich. It incubates startups for three months. They also provide services such as office space, mentoring, and coaching to teams. The Swiss Startup Factory offers startups a chance to tap into the vast network of investors and industry leaders who can help their companies.

 

Baur became the deputy managing director of Swiss Startup Invest last year. He gained this role after CTI partnered with the accelerator during one of the rounds. Swiss Startup Invest offers seed funding and late-stage funding to technology companies in the country. They bring together angel investors and venture capitalists to fund companies. They also host networking events where various stakeholders can come and meet the founders and see their products. Baur co-founded the Swiss Startup Association in October 2015. The association is dedicated to speak for upstarts and to make the country more friendly to their growth. They champion for a better tax and regulatory environment that allow them to thrive.

 

Baur is also the vice president of the Innovation Lab in Fribourg. The lab mentors and supports engineering and business students who have innovative ideas and wish to take them to the market. The lab gives them access to a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors to advise them on how to succeed. He is frequently invited to give talks at universities and startup events because of his rich background in business and startup companies.

 

 

Hussain Sajwani of Damac Properties
June 7, 2017 — 18:33

Hussain Sajwani is the founder of DAMAC Properties, a company that started off in Dubai and is now a global brand. Hussain Sajwani attended the University of Washington and worked at GASCO as a contracts manager. GASCO is one of the leading companies in the world. When he quit working there, he started his empire in 1982 with a catering service company. Today, he has expanded to the property market in Dubai venturing in hotel accommodation for visitors going to the Arabian Gulf for business.

In 2002, Hussain Sajwani created the DAMAC Properties company that was going to invest heavily in the real estate business. DAMAC has achieved a lot of milestones, and as of now, it is the world’s finest brand in the real estate development. They are leading in the Middle East, and they have interests and assets in other cities like Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Jeddah, Riyadh, London, Amman, Doha and are still looking to venture in other countries.

Hussain Sajwani has over 2000 employees that help in building his empire. So far, they have developed 16,800 homes having a portfolio of over 44,000 units that are yet to be completed.

DAMAC has partnered with other like-minded companies and individuals to come up with prestigious projects and get into new markets. Damac owner contracts big and established companies with respected brands having a taste of fashion that will bring excellent results and products. Read more: DAMAC Chairman Relishes His Roots | The National

The golfer, Tiger Woods made the plan of DAMAC’s newest golf course that will open in 2018. His luxurious apartments interiors were designed and fixed Italian designers like Versace, Bugatti, and Fendi. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani: http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/23813-the-rise-and-rise-of-damac/

The Trumps family and Hussain Sajwani family are good friends, and they have invested in great golf courses in Dubai. The DAMAC brand is now large because of Sajwani’s entrepreneurial skills and his clear vision on real estates. He is now among the 100 most influential Arabs in the world. Efforts made by him are always fruitful.

The company is philanthropic giving cheques that go into supporting kids that are without clothing in the world. The initiative is called the Ramadan that was initiated and blessed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Al Makhtoum together with the prime minister, vice president and the ruler of Dubai.

Hussain Sajwani And His Incredible Rise In The Global Real Estate Industry
May 20, 2017 — 21:15

If you are thinking of a white collar entrepreneur who rose from modest beginnings, Hussain Sajwani is one of them. The globally acclaimed real estate magnate rose from a simple business background to become one of the richest men on the planet.

Today, Sajwani is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of DAMAC Properties Co. LLC, a company he founded in 2002. Previously, the DAMAC owner had held a position at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Even before he left for overseas education, the real estate mogul used to trade timeshare apartments in Dubai.

As fate would have it, Hussain Sajwani’s star was destined for big business. His studious wit earned him a scholarship to study in the US in 1978. After graduating with an Industrial Engineering and Economics degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, he tried out a job in Abu Dhabi. Afterward, he grew a penchant for selling services and this is where his catering company was founded. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2016/03/01/the-donald-of-dubai-hussain-sajwani-interview/#1b049a722f15

The firm flourished after landing lucrative contracts to supply food to American forces in the Middle East, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. The company, Global Logistics Services, is still up and running up to date. Read more: Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani | Bloomberg

There’s no doubt that Sajwani’s business acuity was always above par. He took advantage of a decree by the Dubai government that allowed foreigners to acquire property in the Emirates.

Business was booming, and he managed to close apartment units in his entire 38-floor skyscraper in just six months. In the sector, Sajwani built himself a reputation that attracted top end business people including Donald Trump even before he became president.

In less than three decades, Hussain Sajwani family entrepreneurial success is nothing less than a mystical phenomenon. He marshaled Damac’s prowess in the financial services sector and made significant inroads into the insurance industry.

By 2014, the company was valued at $4 billion with Sajwani controlling 85%. Today, the firm’s tentacles run far and wide with offices in over five continents. All this can be attributed to Sajwani efforts as a smart business professional who has a track record that speaks for itself.

Jeremy Goldstein and the New York State Bar Association’s New Service
May 12, 2017 — 2:50

Lawyers play a pivotal role in our criminal justice system as well as other common legal issues. Many people are wronged legally everyday one way or another and have no idea how to make things right and get what they deserve. A high percentage of those wronged want to hire a lawyer, but are skeptical due to the fear of being deceived by some con man looking to make a quick buck. So where can you find and hire a true professional who takes their job serious at an affordable rate?

 

Luckily, the city of New York has come up with an answer to this long standing problem by way of the New York State Bar Association’s reliable lawyer referral and information service (LRIS). LRIS has expanded it’s service to the internet, launching an online portal in combination with it’s already highly valued telephone service. LRIS hopes the new online portal will make it substantially easier for New Yorkers to find a more than capable lawyer to handle any legal issue they may have. The New York State Bar Association once again proves why it is one of the best state bar association in the country.

 

About Jeremy Goldstein

 

Jeremy Goldstein has made quite a name for himself in the wildly competitive world of law. He currently serves as a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & associates LLC. He advises many well known corporations in very important corporate matters.

 

Jeremy Goldstein has been on a roll for the past decade having his hands in many game changing corporate transactions, most noticeably United Technologies purchase of Goodrich.

 

Follow Jeremy Goldstein on Twitter.

 

The Philanthropic Life of George Soros
May 6, 2017 — 5:37

George Soros came back to the limelight of political spending by funding the Democratic politics in the States. He committed over $ 25 million in donations to the campaign of Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. Soros, a self-made billionaire, estimated to be worth over $ 24.9 billion continued his charitable activities towards the Democrats as the election neared. People close to the businessman said that he seemed more interested and engaged in the countries politics than ever before. Sources say that his participation in the countries politics, and especially Clintons, was due to his faith in her presidency and the fear of Donald Trump’s. According to his political adviser, Soros is a donor for the Democrats, but his recent emergence was due to the exceptionally high political stakes. Becoming a political financier to the Clintons side sowed seeds of more donations from other wealthy activists. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

His connection and influence were bound to catalyze giving from other sources. By June 2016, Soros had donated $ 7 million to PACs supporting the Clintons presidency. It is reported that he made an additional $ 3 million to the group making it the largest donation according to FEC filings. Additionally, George Soros funded the American Bridge 21st Century with $ 2 million, an institution that targeted Trump and other Republicans. He committed an additional $ 5 million to Immigrant Voters Win, a foundation that seeks to mobilize voter turnout in low-Hispanic regions. Before the end of the election time, Soros had committed over $ 4.5 million to fight the Conservative efforts of restricting voting. Read more on NYTimes.com.

George Soros is a native of Hungary and was born in Budapest in 1930 to Tividar and Erzebat Schwartz. After the country occupation by the Nazis had become evident, his father made plans that saw him live with a government official. In 1947, Soros family moved to England where he studied economics at London School of Economics. It was in this institution that he met his mentor and teacher Karl Popper. After Graduation, he got a job at a brokerage firm where he learned international arbitrage. After four years, he moved to London, and his journey to prosperity began.

It was until 1979 when George Soros started the road of philanthropy. In 1984, he founded an open society foundation in his country of birth. The Open Society Foundation sought to foster the growth of vibrant and tolerant democracies whereby governments are accountable to the people. In 1987, he began donating large sums of money to nonprofit groups. In a span of one year, his philanthropic spending rose from $3 million to over $ 300 million. In 1993, he opened OSF, a foundation through which he extends his charity to nations across the globe. Today, Soros continue to fund several charities. Additionally, he makes political donations to the Democratic Party candidates in the States.

Madison Street Capital Secures Minority Recapitalization Deal For Security Giant ARES Security Corporation
April 24, 2017 — 10:17

Earlier in January of this year, investment firm Madison Street Capital finalized a sizeable minority recapitalization deal for ARES Security Corporation. The Vienna (VA)-based company is renowned for its provision of security risk management and innovative security software services. ARES Security Corporation safeguards some of the most crucial assets in the world, including elaborate systems ran by the government, as well as the energy and transportation industries.

 

Madison Street Capital acted as the sole financial advisor in structuring the minority recapitalization deal, which was provided by Corbel Structured Equity Partners. The deal involved acquiring a minority equity and provision of a subordinated investment in debt by Corbel. In the world of structured equity funds, Corbel has become one of the most prominent players since it began operations in 2013. The firm manages capital worth 95 million dollars, which it invests in profitable private lower-middle market businesses. Corbel focus on non-control, return-based investments and typically concentrates on companies that offer it a chance to add operational or strategic value.

 

Madison Street’s extensive experience in the investments industry enabled it to be able to pinpoint the perfect investment partner to fit ARES Security’s needs. After working with Corbel on a number of previous deals, Madison Street was sure that they would come up with a creative, flexible investment solution. Corbel was able to deliver this and more, structuring an investment that could potentially increase ARES Security’s equity value. The deal structure also allows the firm to increase its sales figures, and capitalize on emerging revenue opportunities from Corbel’s extensive contacts network.

 

This ability to anticipate and fulfill its clients’ need is a hallmark of Madison Street Capital reputation. The distinguished middle-market investment bank has been lauded for its commitment to integrity, quality, and excellence in service delivery to its numerous global clients. It was founded in 2005 and has gained invaluable experience and contacts within the investment banking industry. The firm has its headquarters in Chicago and has offices in various North American, Asian and African cities.

 

Madison Street Capital provides financial solutions related to valuations, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and financial opinions to both public and private-equity firms. Their main aim in providing these services is to position their clients for success within the global market. Madison Street focuses most of its assets on emerging markets, which are the key drivers of growth for most businesses around the world. Their unique approach to investment banking has made Madison Street Capital one of the most reputable firms within the industry.

 

For more information, visit http://madisonstreetcapital.org/.

 

Customers Speak Out about the Services Offered by Securus
April 19, 2017 — 5:44

Securus is a company that has been in business for some years. They provide services such as monitoring, public safety, corrections, and investigations. During the time that the company has been operational, they have managed to get a lot of glowing recommendations from their customers. The awards are seen as a reflection of the superior quality of the services they offer and also their commitment to making the incarceration environment as safe as possible. Below are some of the things that have been said by customers who used these services.

 

One of their clients stated that they went to Securus because they needed help with an individual employee who they suspected was bringing in contraband to their facility. The company moved in and set up their monitoring devices and applications in the premises. They monitored the place closely, and in a short time, the company had received enough evidence to have the man arraigned in court and charged with the crime of bringing in contraband.

 

Richard Smith, the Chairman, and CEO of Securus stated that the company was developing a new product every week as part of their initiative to improve the overall incarceration environment. The primary focus of the services which they offer is the prevention of crime as opposed to resolving crimes after they have happened.

 

Another customer spoke about the services provided by Securus. The client runs a correctional facility that was having issues of inmates planning and executing illegal activities. When Securus came into the scene, they planted the communication devices that were needed to gather information. The information that was collected included a plan to bring in weapons, illegal cell phone use in the facility and a plan that was underway to commit a crime. When the jail received the information, they took the necessary measures to prevent the crimes. If the company continues in the same spirit, their level of success will undoubtedly increase.

MB2 Dental Has The Expertise And The Passion
April 3, 2017 — 17:29

The patients are focused on getting the best dental health. This is why they like to get services from a dental professional providing a great rapport. But there are dentists who have the expertise but are still not able to provide proper customer care to their patients.

This is something that MB2 Dental understands very well. Their leadership team comprises of experts like Dr. Akhil Reddy who understand what all dentists have to go through.

The fact is that dental professionals are passionate about their work. But they may not be able to concentrate on it properly. There are many reasons behind this.

White Pages shows that basically MB2 Dental has the expertise of understanding the dilemma dentists have to face. They have a leadership team that has been on either side of the table. Hence it is a service that is by dentists for dentists.

According to Indeed, thus MB2 Dental is offering services that would be able to make the life of dentists much easier. They are aimed at not jeopardizing the sanctity of the profession which the dentists love.

Dentists are good people who would like to focus on their work only. But there are many who wish for their own clinic. This allows them autonomy as well as flexibility. But there is a lot of work in case of having a clinic.

This may mean that dentists are not able to focus on the work at hand, which is their real work of dentistry. MB2 Dental can help them in such situations.

MB2 Dental is offering assistance in various aspects of a private business. These include HR, accounting, as well as marketing besides many other such divisions. In fact, they are able to do end-to-end tasks.

This means that dentists can have complete peace of mind. They would be able to do their work well only in such case. Hence they have to feel confident that all other aspects of their private practice are well taken care of.

MB2 Dental is well equipped to take care of HR needs. They can look after recruiting, training, besides payroll, and such other activities. This will always be a major pain area for dentists. Qualified and experienced persons are always difficult to find.

It requires an investment of time and money. This is not easy for dentists as time is always at a premium for them. Besides, they need to focus on their core profession primarily.

Learn more about MB2 Solutions: http://mb2dental.com/about-mb2/leadership-team/