Using her creative aptitude to fuel her drive, Victoria Doramus is a self-made businesswoman of boundless talent. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Doramus began navigating the business world. Her desired line of work, digital and print media, proved her niche as she effortlessly ascended through the ranks. Given her keen insight into media, communication, branding, and advertising, Doramus had no trouble establishing her eminence. From Stila Cosmetics and Mindshare to Trendera and Creative Arts Agency, Doramus assumed numerous roles at various top-tier organizations.
In addition to being a wildly successful entrepreneur, Doramus is also an avid philanthropist. Some foundations Doramus is particularly fond of include the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, Room to Read, and the Women’s Prison Association. Given her deep-seated desire to serve, it’s no wonder Doramus has a penchant for giving back to local communities. When she’s not flexing her charitable muscles, Doramus is analyzing up-and-coming trends. These days, Doramus is excited by the prospect of tracking your health via innovative gadgets. As someone who monitors their calories and exercise, Doramus is pleased with the growing pervasiveness of apps like My Fitness Pal.
Though currently a thriving businessperson, Doramus is no stranger to the rigors of entrepreneurship. While failure has certainly crossed her path, Doramus states that remaining resilient in the face of life’s challenges is the key to enduring success. What’s more, Victoria Doramus asserts that accepting failure isn’t something that “happens overnight.” Only when you’re truthful about your shortcomings will change take shape. If there’s one piece of advice that Doramus could bestow onto budding entrepreneurs, it would be to acquire an unwavering degree of self-confidence. In regards to her future, Doramus hopes to evolve alongside the ever-adapting nature of her domain.
A list of leading innovative organizations within New Zealand and Australia just came out. Infinity Group Australia came in position 58 among the 1000 organizations selected. Infinity Group Australia was founded in 2013 by Graeme Holm and Rebecca Walker. Since it was established, Infinity group Australia has developed to be among the fastest developing companies that work with debt reduction within Australia. The Infinity Group Australia reviews the financial situation of many Australians on a daily basis to decrease their debts and promote their finances as well as securing their futures.
Infinity Group Company has been operating for the last five years, and it has been able to be recognized by the Australia Financial Review (AFR) as one of the leading innovative companies in New Zealand and Australia in 2018. For the last seven years, AFR has been publishing the list of the best innovative companies in the region. The esteemed event takes place every year ranking the leading innovative companies in Australia and New Zealand. No other organization does the cross-sector ranking in the area apart from AFR.
Inventium, the largest invention consultancy evaluated and created a list of the organisations along with a panel of industry professionals. The companies are rated by what they are doing to come up with the solutions of the problems they are handling. In addition to this, the ranking depends on distinctiveness as well as the excellence of the results these firms are doing their best to develop including the level of impact the companies have in the actual world. Moreover, an organization’s resources, processes, innovation culture, and its strategy also determine the position of the company. Learn more: https://heycompanies.com.au/0767701/Infinity_Group_Australia
The selected companies were 1000 in number from Australian and New Zealand. Inventium assessed these companies. Infinity Group Australia came top 58 out of the selected companies. This honour was graciously received by Graeme Holm on July 30, 2018, during the ceremony. Graeme claimed that he was happy and proud for AFR to name his company as one of the best when it comes to innovative strategies. Graeme was also delighted with his employees who have always gone an extra mile to do things in different ways. Graeme Holm has over 15 years of experience in the financial world. His undying passion for helping others financial inspired him to come up with his organization. The central aim of the organization is to help Australians to make sound business decisions. Currently, Infinity Australia is a leading firm in the banking industry in Australia.
Guilherme Paulus is part of an extremely small percentage of people that has attained the level of entrepreneurial success that would bring hope to many entrepreneurs that are still at the beginning stages of their journey for independence. Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian native that joined the billionaires Forbes list in March of 2013. He had an internship with IBM for a short while when he was still under 20 years old before he realized that computing was not what he wanted. He still managed to benefit from the learning experiences while being a trainee for IBM. Visit Guilherme Paulus at Bloomberg to find out more.
Guilherme Paulus made the billionaire’s list because of the successes of Brazil’s tourism sector. Paulus was responsible for co-founding CVC, the travel agency in 1972. The CVC has become the largest touring operator due to Guilherme’s leadership. The company was founded by Paulus and a partner that was a politician at the time. The partner ended up leaving the venture after four years of being involved. The CVC is estimated to be priced at approximately 420 million.
Guilherme didn’t stop there. Even though his company has been having tremendous success, it didn’t completely scratch his entrepreneurial itch. Paulus went at it again and founded what’s known as GJP Hotels and Resorts. Gilherme’s new venture has control of more than 15 hotels and resorts in Brazil. The company is looking to build and maintain more hotels near Brazilian airports.
Paulus credits the success of the CVC and GJP to the consolidation and expansion of the two brands. He got his first taste of tourism because of an advertisement in the newspaper. This is where he got his first glimpse at the opportunities that awaited him in the traveling business. He realized that he could bring joy to people that were traveling after experiencing a boring trip with a group of French people. He set out to create activities that would be able to cheer up the customers. The trip ended up being a success and he felt more motivated to continue playing the same game. Guilherme Paulus is a dreamer and is encouraging to other dreamers.
Kevin Seawright is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of Almeda University with a master’s degree in accounting, Seawright also earned his executive leadership certification from the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame. Over the past 13 years he’s been able to use his financial and administrative expertise to help improve several communities on the East Coast. He has gained a reputation for his business acumen, strategic vision, team inclusion, ability to attain business goal and identify new opportunities. Find out more about Kevin at Market Insider.
Using his experience in governmental operations and the financial private sector, Seawright is able to provide outcome efficiency. During his career, he has reformulated business strategies and built accounting and finance divisions that align with technological initiatives to consistently deliver outstanding results. His revenue planning corporate processes have been very effective in his work with mid-Atlantic region based general contractors as well as sub-contractors. This has led to high-quality work that is up-to-spec, on time and meets all economic goals.
The many accomplishments of Kevin Seawright include accurately forecasting increases in annual returns of 25%, revenue enhancements, solidifying human capital divisions, improving staff retention, recruitment efforts, compensation adjustments, collective bargaining, negotiations and change management. This has led to improved standardization, enhanced company performance and better service delivery to customers. This has earned him the respect of and praise from his both his superiors and his subordinates and helped him develop a reputation as a successful leader.
Currently the CFO and executive vice president of the Newark Economic Development, Kevin Seawright has held the position since 2014. Before that he served as executive director of operations for the state of Maryland. Seawright has also been operations and human capital vice president for Tito General Contractors. Throughout his career, Kevin Seawright’s track record of consistently meeting goals in performance management, capital management, operations management and educational operations led to him being responsible for handling over $400 million in federal, state and city capital as well as private and bond funds. He also managed in excess of $600 million for capital construction related to educational facilities projects.
Ryan Seacrest has totally changed the culture of hosting in television. He is someone that has made a name for himself, and he has also been able to help a lot of others along the way.
When shows like “Live” where Kelly Ripa needed a co-host to revive her program Ryan Seacrest that would come to her rescue. She already knew his work because he had quite an extensive resume for hosting red carpet events and the “American Idol” show. It would make him an easy fit for a personality like the one that Kelly Ripa had.
After working for years under his mentor Dick Clark Ryan Seacrest would also find himself hosting shows that were previously part of the Dick Clark network. This is another place where Ryan Seacrest manage to fill in the gap in a place where so many people were wondering how events that were hosted by Dick Clark would carry on after his passing.
Ryan Seacrest has even been able to manage his current schedule of morning talk show host along with his hosting abilities with “American Idol.” Even when he is doing shows on a different coast than where he lives Ryan still finds the time to make it happen. This is a true part of the showmanship that was evident with Ryan Seacrest as he managed to carve out a niche for himself as one of the most prolific hosting talents in Hollywood.
Seacrest would also find himself in a place where he was producing shows as well. This would be another thing that will lend itself to a talent pool where Seacrest could show that he was able to juggle multiple jobs at one time.
Ryan, producer and radio show host, has consistently proven himself to be a person that can be counted on regardless of the challenge that may be in place. He attributes this to his hard work ethic and his early morning rising as he gets his day started. He is a man that knows just how well he can perform at peak levels if he is focused on what he needs to get done. You can read more about Ryan on Facebook and Twitter.
As the co-founder of the Stellar Foundation with a fellow co-founder, Joyce Kim, Jed McCaleb has been on a mission to connect the bankless around the world to financial institutions. As a serial entrepreneur, computer programmer, and inventor, Jed McCaleb, is very popular for being an early adopter of technology. McCaleb created Internet platforms and websites, like Mt. Gox. And when it comes to hot technology like blockchain and new methods of payment like Bitcoin, McCaleb is right there with the trends. Recently, McCaleb has focused on cryptocurrency-based ventures like Stellar.org.
According to Jed in a recent interview in early May of 2018 that he wanted to dole out 10 dollars’ worth of Stellar to many people, but the Stellar Foundation system is not ready yet to be able to accomplish this task. McCaleb also said that Stellar Foundation has been hiring rather profusely over the last eight weeks. McCaleb also noted that Stellar Foundation would be announcing something quite big soon.
McCaleb also remarked in the interview that Stellar Foundation utilizes an open protocol for making payments. McCaleb’s Stellar Foundation uses a Stellar consensus protocol with Bitcoin as a proof of work. Because the Bitcoin exchange process is a costly one, Stellar.org has a much more efficient system.
Because McCaleb believes that the cryptocurrency world is in a similar dot-com stock bubble like the year 2000, he wants his Stellar Foundation to be real enough when the crash comes. Unlike another cryptocurrency like Ethereum, Stellar Foundation is an open system — basically, any entity can use it. McCaleb notes that Stellar (XLM) is a much different model because Ethereum is a general platform, and if you want to transfer Bitcoin or store cryptocurrency, Stellar is more efficient for transactions. And even a legendary technology company like IBM is using McCaleb’s Stellar. IBM uses Stellar’s network because of their active transactions.
Jed McCaleb and Kim are implementing their vision of a world where banking institutions, which work with his Stellar platform and its tools, can thrive in an open-source network. McCaleb wants Stellar to be secure, stables and affordable regarding cryptocurrency transactions.
Stream Energy, a Dallas, Texas-based energy company, established the “Stream Cares Foundation” in an effort to formalize its philanthropy efforts. Philanthropy has always been part of the company culture, but to establish an entity dedicated to charitable causes is something new in the business world. The entity moved into action following Hurricane Harvey when Stream Cares began funding recovery efforts.
Through itsphilanthropic methods, the company is giving back to the community. This helps the company build loyalty with customers as well as garner a certain level of respect. Stream Energy has built relationships with several charitable causes through the years including the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. A cause embraced by Stream Energy is homelessness. Working with Hope Supply Co, the two entities sponsored an event called Splash for Hope. It is an event for homeless children and the costs for entrance to the event and meals served were covered by the company and Hope. The event brings homeless children to a local water park for a day of fun.
Stream Energy also works with Hope in a collaborative effort to provide school supplies, clothes, and diapers to disenfranchised children of Texas. Providing the necessary help to the children is both rewarding and uplifting for both companies. It is heartwarming to reach out a helping hand and know the beneficiary of such help is able to take a positive step forward toward a better and more positive life.
The company not only donates financial help to those in need, but they also take the time to meet and work with the organizations and individuals they help. Stream Energy also works with Operation Once in a Lifetime and offered not only financial support, but moral support, as well. The organization offers support to veterans and their families in the Dallas area. The company provided transportation to veterans and their loved ones to attend a special luncheon at a Texas restaurant. After the luncheon, Stream Energy was the co-host of the American Girl Doll Experience. This allowed daughters of members of the military to choose an American Girl Doll and have lunch at the American Girl Café.
When David Zalik founded GreenSky Credit in 2006, he was nearly 100 percent sure that he had a winner on his hands. But the then-32-year-old entrepreneurwas facing a market that was uncertain and a model that had never before been tested. Still, the young businessman was willing to stake essentially everything he had on the future success of his company. David Zalik had as much skin in the game as can possibly be put there.
To come up with the money, he mortgaged more than $10 millionof commercial real estate, representing his entire effective net worth. Zalik could have taken on partners, but so strong was his belief in the future success of GreenSky Credit that he wanted to retain as much equity in the firm as he possibly could. This would prove to be a wise decision.
Zalik first got the idea for GreenSky Credit while working on another one of his companies, Outweb. The e-consultancy firm had a large number of clients in the home-remodeling sector. And Zalik was able to see, first-hand, the problems that this industry faced. One of the issues that Zalik saw was the constant losing of sales at the retail level to customers who had simply underestimated how much a home remodeling project would ultimately cost. It was not uncommon for customers with little or no contracting experience to underestimate the true cost of projects by up to 50 percent. When they finally were informed of the actual price, the sticker shock was frequently enough to ensure that the deal would fall through.
GreenSky Credit addresses this problem by pairing merchants with 14 of the nation’s largest creditors. Because the majority of customers for high-end home remodeling have excellent credit scores, GreenSky Credit can offer extremely attractive terms on the loans while also guaranteeing lenders a very low probability of defaults. This model has proven to be an excellent way to facilitate deals that would have otherwise fallen through.
Today, GreenSky Credit originates more than $5 billion in loans every year. Zalik seeks to grow to doing $20 billion in annual loans by 2020.
Gluteal augmentationis all the rage these days. In Brazil the procedure is performed more than 20,000 times a year. In the United States a growing number of people are turning to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid when they want safe, effective gluteal augmentation that delivers spectacular results. Educated and trained at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard, Dr. Mofid has also received years of advanced training from Dr. Raul Gonzalez, a Brazilian gluteal augmentation expert considered one of the world’s most experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeons.
In addition to his superior training, Dr. Mark Mofid is known for his commitment to patient safety. While other plastic surgeons were comfortable using the same unreliable gluteal implants that had been popularized decades ago, Dr. Mofid spent over 8 years researching safer implants to use in his patients. When he couldn’t find one, he designed a new, safer model that has now been embraced by a growing number of plastic surgeons. The innovative new gluteal augmentation implant designed by Dr. Mark Mofid is safer, more effective, has improved ratios, a low profile and allows for better intramuscular positioning. Plus, it looks great.
Dr. Mark Mofid has two offices in California where patients can visit when they are looking for the industry’s safest gluteal augmentation procedure. One is located in La Jolla and the other is located in San Diego. In addition to knowing they will get a gluteal augmentation that will look great, Dr. Mofid’s patients can also rest assured he will only perform medically safe procedures. While many plastic surgeons have developed a reputation that their actions are driven primarily by their desire to make as much money as possible, patients know Dr. Mark Mofid is committed to patient health and safety.
While improving his technique and the quality of the implants he uses, Dr. Mark Mofid is constantly exploring, researching, collaborating and learning new methods to make gluteal augmentation safer and better for his patients. A master innovator and industry leader, Dr. Mofid has helped to improve the standards for and reputation of plastic surgeons performing gluteal augmentation.
Mike Baur and Max Meister of Swiss Startup Factory recently sat down for an interview to talk about entrepreneurship. The established their company to help tech entrepreneurs get through the earliest stage of forming a company. They both brought a wealth of experience to their company. Mike Baur worked for many years in Switzerland’s private banking industry where he managed the funds of investments of extremely wealthy people. Max Meister, meanwhile, has done management consulting for many years.
Several new entrepreneurs have now gone through Swiss Startup Factory’s business boot camp. They receive the funding they need to get their company’s established as well as other resources, mentoring, and very valuable connections. In their interview, Mike Baur asked questions of his business partner.
First, Mike Baur asked his business partner he wanted to co-found Swiss Startup Factory. The reason, Max Meister said, was that there was a big gap in the marketplace where new tech companies were not getting the help they needed to successfully start a company. They had fantastic ideas but no idea about how to get funding and operationally go about setting a firm up. Like Mike Baur, he felt passionate about filling this need they saw in the tech industry.
Mike Baur also what Max Meister wishes he had done differently as the CEO of Swiss Startup Factory for the past three years. The answer was that he really feels like they did just about everything right. He would have tweaked at the edges, such as spending more time asking potential new clients what their motivations were for starting a new company.
As an entrepreneur, Mike Baur says that inspiration and really great ideas will come to you. He says they most often occur spontaneously. He says this often occurs when a person needs some production and then find out it doesn’t exist and they then want to know why not. An entrepreneur, he says, will recognize that this product could be filling a need others have as well and then start to investigate farther to see if it would be a good enough idea to build a company around.
Another quality that Mike Baur says entrepreneurs need to have is trust in themselves and what they are selling if they really believe in it. They should ignore people who are just being negative and not offering any constructive feedback. He also says they should never fear failure.