The Philanthropy Of Stream Energy

With the onset of the internet, and all it has brought us, the word “stream” has taken on so much more meaning that a babbling brook leading to a river. Even when we hear it now, the connotation is that progress is being made, in some way. Either Dallas firm “Stream Energy” wanted to connect thoughts of their company name to progress and innovation, or it was just the nature of the way they directly sell energy that the name was arrived at. Either way, the very name of the company does them a lot of good.

The company is not squandering success, however, as there is altruism in the way Stream Energy uses their philanthropy for success. Recently Hurricane Harvey, in August of 2017, decimated parts of Texas, triggering paralyzing floods in Houston and the surrounding areas. The damage caused from this hurricane was over $100 million, and a lot of that represented individuals suffering loss of their homes, cars and other possessions. Insurance companies were not exactly fast to respond either, so it is nice that local companies, who are doing well, rushed in to help.

Instead of ignoring the plight of their fellow Texans, Stream Energy was galvanized by what happened and used it as a vehicle to be proactive. They used company money for the betterment of others suffering catastrophic loss. It is not often, however, that we hear of a company really giving at a time when the need is so acute, and unfortunately it is actually somewhat rare. Stream Energy took on the suffering of those affected by the hurricane, helping to alleviate some of the byproducts of that awful disaster.

In addition to direct help, they also actually took to their website promising those affected that they would not be held responsible for any late fees, nor should they be concerned with due dates on their bills. In fact, Stream Energy is so committed to helping others at times of need, they created a branch of the company, Stream Cares, to deal exclusively with supporting philanthropic efforts. There was not a lot of fanfare regarding creating this arm of the company, but rather classically and quietly, they set out to make this happen, and they did.

 

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180424005281/en/Stream-Launches-Energy-Services-Ohio

 

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Adam Milstein Visited Europe’s Concentration Camps

Gila and Adam Milstein went to the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland with 100 American scholars and philanthropists to learn more about the Holocaust. They learned about the inhumane conditions that Jews and Gypsies had to suffer in. They visited mass graves in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, where Nazi firing squads killed thousands of people. They went to the Rumbula Forest Memorial to commemorate the 2.4 million Jews killed by neighbors in the hidden Holocaust.

Many are unaware that the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany could happen in America. The “Never Again” slogan should become a mindset and an action plan. The Holocaust was the result of discrimination, intimidation, and systemic racism. Europe had anti-Semitism for a long time. The Nazis used the hatred to marginalize the Jewish people and conduct history’s largest genocide. Over 400 decrees and regulations boycotted, delegitimize, and sanctioned Jews’ lives. The dehumanization led the public to agree with the final solution.

Adam Milstein says anti-Semitism has increased in America and Europe among the radical left, the radical right, and the radical Muslims. Jeremy Corbyn, with the help of the radical leftists and radical Islamists, has ignored and espoused anti-Semitism. Radical right figures in Estonia, Germany, Italy, Poland, and other places have denied the Holocaust. European officials placed on the blame on Germany, without placing any on their countries’ leaders who collaborated with them. Poland recently outlawed the use of the phrase “Polish death camps.” One of Germany’s parliament parties claimed the Holocaust was a “small spec of bird poop” compared to their long glorious history.

Adam Milstein says that when people don’t fight against anti-Semitism, they help it become mainstream. World powers did nothing to help the Jews during World War II. Jews should use the power they have now to fight back, before they lose it. Support Israel as a safe haven in times of crisis. The country accepted survivors of the Holocaust and those that were threatened by various governments.

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel accompanied Gila and Adam Milstein to Auschwitz. The past tragedies should be turned into future lessons.

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CEO and DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is a billionaire real estate tycoon that has developments all over the world. Particularly, the real estate developer has a business partnership with Donald Trump. The real estate tycoon has a great relationship with Donald Trump and his family. The two wives are good friends. Hussain Sajwani was behind the Trump International Golf Club. The golf club rakes in nearly two billion dollars due to the luxury villa developments.

DAMAC is the real estate property company that Hussain Sajwani leads. It is a premier company in Dubai. The developments the company has created exudes of prestige, luxury and style. Dubai is sprouting with luxury residences that include both apartments and villas. The chairman of this company has accomplished many things by having his uniquely designed buildings line the wealthy skyline of Dubai. The company has an extensive background with working with some of the biggest brands on earth. Versace, Fendi and Bugatti are just a few of the bigtime retailers that have used DAMAC to develop their commercial real estate properties. Twenty thousand homes have also been built by this real estate powerhouse.

The fifty seven year old tycoon has not always lead a billion dollar real estate company. He actually got his start as an entrepreneur in the food sector. Many years ago he began a food business. His company served many Americans across the world. His food business was able to serve so many Americans in so many different places was because the food business was the food supplier to the United States army. This company was the start to his entrepreneurial success and laid the groundwork to what is DAMAC today.

DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani still remembers his roots as a food connoisseur. In fact, the food company has been implemented into DAMAC. The businessman has combined his many years of business into the expertise that now allows him to make billions from DAMAC. Hussain Sajwani has huge plans for his company. DAMAC will continue to expand its reach across the world working with more major brand names. Additionally, the company will also construct more Dubai luxury residence. Learn more about Sajwani on Instagram.

Extra source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQwEdFvIYec

Gottlieb and Weisbrod Colleagues Once Again

Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod are once again collaboration and making plans for the future, after nearly two decades of running separate funds. The two have worked in the past at Merlin BioMed Group, and are once again combining their deep healthcare investment experiences under one roof.

 Mr.Weisbroad’s academic accomplishments includes an MBA in Finance earned from Columbia University, as well as an impressive track record in healthcare and biotechnology investment. In 1998, Weisbrod with the aid of the knowledge and experience gained, co-founded the investment management company Merlin, which focused on investment in the healthcare sector.

The team that worked under Weisbrod’s supervision and helped with the growth of Merlin included Jacob Gottlieb, who acted as a manager in the year 2000. He, alongside other portfolio managers helped the company gain major clients, including pension funds and wealthy individuals, and was a key player in making Merlin a success, which resulted in returns of over 100% in both 1999 and 2000, before closing down in 2007.

In the years that followed, Weisbroad created a firm named Iguana Healthcare Partners, with a similar investment strategy as Merlin, while Gottlieb created Visium Asset Management with an initial capital of $300 million, a firm that grew and became a hedge fund worth $8 billion. Despite its massive success Visium came under fire in 2016 when three of its executives have been accused of insider trading, and further charges were brought, against the company’s former CFO and against the company itself. Gottlieb’s record remains clean however, as he has never himself been charged, and is currently working on winding down the company.

Despite the problems that Visium is facing and the work needed to wind down the company, Gottlieb is already carefully planning his next move within his new venture, Altium Capital. Similar to his former company, Altium Capital is also a hedge fund. With this being a new beginning for Gottlieb, the firm’s first investment was a stake in Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc, as the field of health-care investment is where Gottlieb proved to be very successful in the past. Oramed was founded in 2006, and their most revolutionary product waiting approval is an insulin capsule, which can prove to be a significant change in the lives of people that have diabetes, as it replaces the need of an injection.

The two former colleagues, Weisbrod and Gottlieb, successful financial entrepreneurs, can provide the industry with exiting changes for healthcare investment opportunities.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sameer Jejurikar

Doctor Sameer Jejurikar is a well-respected plastic surgeon with an office based in Dallas, Texas. Doctor Sameer is considered to be one of the best plastic surgeons in the nation. He has won several awards including the Compassionate Doctor Certification in 2012. He is known for using the latest techniques and his caring bedside manner.

Sameer Jejurikar earned a degree in medicine from the University of Michigan at their medical school. He also completed his residency through this medical school. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon. While he can perform many different cosmetic procedures, he specialized on the nose, face, and the breasts. Doctor Sameer is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and several other professional organizations. He has published his work in several journals in the field to share his techniques and experience with others.

When a patient meets Doctor Sameer he will take the time to discuss their goals. He knows all patients have different desires and different body chemistry. He will develop a procedure using the least invasive method to help a person get the body they have always wanted.

In addition to working with patients with a desire to improve their appearance, Doctor Sameer helps those in need. Annually he travels to Bangladesh with the Smile Bangladesh organization to help children suffering from conditions as a cleft pallet.

Doctor Sameer Jejurikar is one of the most well-respected plastic surgeons in the country. He has the experience and the education to help a person look their best with the least invasive plastic surgery techniques.

The Best Talk Show Host

If you ask any person about American Idol, most will know exactly what your talking about. Even if you don’t watch the show, you know all about Ryan Seacrest. His career lit up and took off due to the popularity of the show. His name became known everywhere, he is entertaining and fun to watch. After 15 seasons of American Idol though, it started to lose popularity and viewers. This lead Ryan Seacrest to new ventures. His next move was hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan, he had moved on from Los Angeles to New York City. Through his radio show On Air with Ryan, he had listeners everywhere. His voice has not gone unheard all the through his job offers and shifts.

Seacrest has had a quite busy career and is even still busy now. He does his mix of American Idol, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and his radio show. He is a man who loves what he does and is willing to work hard to be better. Many offers bounced his way, he has even accepted to do New Years Eve shows, E carpet, and other shows. Most of these shows are most likely not time consuming for him though. Among all his great accomplishments, he even started the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. He helps to uplift kids in children hospitals by inspiring them through entertainment and education. The foundation builds radio centers in hospitals so that the kids can explore their creativity. It also brings an happiness to those in the hospital.

Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) is an all around guy. He has carefully considered his career path doing his best to make the right choices. He has kept his love for American Idol strong as he will always be known for it. Among all of it, he has even decided to help inspire kids at children’s hospitals through his foundation. All in all, Ryan Seacrest is right on track. Learn more about Ryan’s clothing line.

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Madison Street Capital

A Big Investment

On July 18th of this year, investment banking giant Madison Street Capital funded Maryland human resources company Infinity HR with a whopping 4.3 million dollar debt facility in order to grow their business and programs. Infinity HR was initially possible through Oak Street Funding and have shown substantial growth and promise in their field of helping businesses handle their human resource issues.

 

Opinions on the Facility

Infiniti HR CEO Scott Smrkovski expressed concerns that continued growth in his company would not have been possible without this new capital. President & CEO of Oak Street Funding Rick Dennen has complete faith in the success of the deal, noting Infinity HR’s excellent leadership and mutual financial benefits for both the companies. Barry Petersen of Madison Street Capital and overseer of the deal also sees a bright future of expansion and growth, complimenting Oak Street Funding’s proclivity in choosing successful companies for investment.

 

About Madison Street Captial

Madison Street Capital is a middle-market investment banking company that advises other middle market businesses about financial matters such as Mergers and Acquisitions and valuations services (evaluating how much a business is worth). Their reputation among the middle market business world is stellar and their growth in hedge funds in the last few years is a clear record of their excellence. Business owners sometimes have a difficult time finding a financial institution that is a good fit and is sure to make good decisions based on an individual clients’ needs. Madison Street Capital guarantees their custom-tailored programs for the individual needs of the client over anything else, no matter what kind of financial advice the business-owner is seeking. This company was founded in 2005 and has offices across the U.S. and overseas. They continue to practice and grow as an international success and in the middle market business world.

 

Read https://www.pr.com/press-release/700593 to learn more.

Sahm Adrangi and The Endeavors, Leadership Qualities and Challenges Involving His Company

Corporate leaders in finance have to be mentally and emotionally centered. They have to calibrate their mind to make logical decisions in the face of an irrational set of emotions. The leaders, consultants or strategists that can best do this are the ones who usually succeed amid problems and challenges in their work. One of the leaders today that have such empowering attributes is no other than Sahm Adrangi, the current CIO and Founder of the finance and investment business, Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC.

 

Since 2009 Sahm Adrangi has been honing his skills by helping people improve their financial assets. Through his advice and strategies in long-term value investments, he is able to help his clients avoid risks of ruin to their wealth and have made them avoid risky investments that are just products of chance. It is also through the well-balanced decision-making skills of Sahm Adrangi that he is able to control the emotions of his clients. Through Sahm Adrangi and his understanding of market fluctuations and through his research on over-hyped shorts, he can quiet the emotions of his clients. He can help his clients avoid finance decisions that are mainly made through emotional factors.

Adrangi is also featured in the news lately. Seeking Alpha news portal even wrote a feature about how Adrangi is now partnering with various corporate entities in bringing out the best products and solutions for his company’s clients. Adrangi also shared some his advanced techniques, finance advice and analysis on where the climate of hedge funds would tread in its direction.

 

The article also revealed how Adrangi is assessing the improvement and status of the Proteostasis (PTI) drug that many investors are eyeing on. He said in the article that its value may be overhyped, but this is just a theory. He also added that there are many difficulties in monetizing such product, and so it is best for the investors to stay in a conservative approach on such investment asset.

 

What most people should know, too, about Adrangi is the fact that he is also a renowned resource speaker for various conferences, including the Distressed Debt Investing Conference. His knowledge in the field has generated a lot of funding for Kerrisdale’s investment portfolio.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KIJnG8kfW0

Interesting Assertions in Shervin Pishevar’s Tweet Storm

Shervin Pishevar let loose a Twitter storm that had some serious, and at times dire, predictions in it. In addition to the predictions, the Twitter storm held some analysis of current situations, particularly in the market, as well as of nations. While some of his predictions may not come true, simply due to the rather unpredictable nature of the market itself, some assertions that Pishevar made might actually hit the mark. Below are some of these assertions made by Pishevar.

Globalization of Talent

In his tweets, Pishevar deals with the tech industry for quite some time. Part of his assertions about the state of the tech industry, particularly dealing with Silicon Valley, is that there is a major shift occurring. Part of that shift, in Pishevar’s mind, is that Silicon Valley is no longer a physical location but an idea.

As an idea, the ethos of Silicon Valley can be transplanted and developed anywhere in the world, not just in the USA. Shervin Pishevar also makes the point that since Silicon Valley is more of an idea now, talented people no longer have to come to the USA, as this idea is without borders.

This analysis of the tech/entrepreneur space is an interesting one and may prove to be true, if not proven already. Markets around the world are becoming enormous and may not slow down. There are certain countries that pose a significant challenge to the USA, particularly in Asia. Only time will tell how these competing market forces will move forward in the future.

Institutions Becoming Irrelevant

This is perhaps one of the boldest and far reaching assertions that Shervin Pishevar makes throughout his entire tweet storm, simply due to the enormity of it. That being said, Pishevar’s logic may not be that far off. The idea is that institutions, both government and financial, are in danger of irrelevance due to digital currencies that are not associated with any state. The idea is that with this type of currency, middle-men can be cut out and there can be a more frictionless economy.

While this may be quite a claim, Shervin Pishevar may not be far off, as the power and potential of the Internet expands more and more. As with the previous claim, however, only time will tell.

https://mashable.com/category/shervin-pishevar/

Eric Lefkofsky; a tech Philanthropist Impacting Lives

Eric Lefkofsky is the founder and CEO of Tempus. It is a technology company that has developed an operating system to fight cancer. The American billionaire entrepreneur was born in 1969 to a Jewish family. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and later received his Juris Doctor at the same University.

Inside Lefkofsky’s Philanthropy

In 2006, Eric and his wife Liz, established the Lefkofsky Family foundation. It is a private charity foundation that progresses high-impact initiatives that improve lives in the societies served. The foundation funds education, healthcare, important human rights, medical research and arts and culture in the Chicago area.

Eric Lefkofsky sits on the board of Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital that receives donations too. Their philanthropy to the health sector extends out of Chicago area. Liz’s mother, Susan Kramer began the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) in honor of her daughter. ABTA and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center receive funds from the foundation.

His major humanitarian endeavors is cancer. He is passionate about the search of cures for diseases and focuses on medical discoveries. He funds research that is set to treat Leukemia, lung and thyroid cancer. Eric supports medical centers predominantly those for children.

Eric Lefkofsky and Liz, are making the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) accessible to young people. This is after the museum officials suggested a raise in the admission fee for adults and seniors. Tempus CEO made a grant to the museum providing free entry fee to youths for the subsequent five years.

Lefkofsky is a Trustee in Steppenwolf Theatre Company. They give to local Chicago education outfits. They also sponsor Academy for Urban School Leadership that serves more than 17,000 students. The couple also funds Young Women’s Leadership Charter School. The family also supports human rights watch and the Anti-Defamation League.

There are numerous beneficiaries from the benevolent Lefkosky Family Foundation. The beneficiaries include Planned Parenthood of Illinois, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre, a couple of Jewish advocacy groups, a Chicago community for people with developmental disabilities, and an organization that aids homeless Chicagoans.