When you think of business tycoon today, who do you think of. Most of us would say people like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet. One thing you might notice is that these are all men. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a woman tycoon every once in a while? Well now we do with Malini Saba.
Malini Saba was born in Sri Lanka and traveled to the United States with very little money. She had always been interested in business, and when she attended classes at Stanford, she fell in love with investing. She traveled all over to talk with successful investors and hear their stories. She even tried to join a few venture capital firms, but was turned away because of her lack of resources. However, she was determined to never give up, and she created her own business called Saban.
Now Saban is a leading investor across the globe. Malini’s company has investments in technology in the United States, real estate in India, and oil and gas in China. She is even invested in several different types of commodities, such as rice. Malini hates to follow the status quo when it comes to life, and she treats her investments the same way. She does not like to follow current trends, but instead will look at the market and try to find where the trends will be a few years down the road. She finds that this is the best way to get a leg up on her competition. She also is not adverse to risk, and she finds that the risker her investments are, the more they seem to payoff. This strategy has gotten her one extremely successful company.
When she is not making a good name for women in the business world, she is advocating for them through her philanthropy and charity. Malini created the nonprofit organization Stree simply because she felt that women did not have the resources they needed to live a good life in third world countries. Stree now helps women get healthcare, legal empowerment, and even a way into public policy in their communities. This organization wants women to pick themselves up and make a name for themselves by creating their own businesses and becoming empowered. Malini went through a similar experience herself when she first came to the U.S., and she wants other women to follow in her footsteps. She truly is a very successful woman.
Video marketing company Talk Fusion has released its highly anticipated free video marketing trial on April 12, 2016. The free trail will last for thirty days and give businesses, charities and entrepreneurs the ability to try out Talk Fusion’s services. To sign up for the free trial, no credit card, personal info or addresses are needed. All a person needs to have is an email address and a name.
The firm has spent more than a year in planning its free trial and is a result of many hours of work within the company. Founder and CEO of Talk Fusion Bob Reina, says that the best way for people to see the potential of video marketing and how it can boost their business is by letting people experience it firsthand. “Once they try our product out and see what it can do for their business or organization, we are sure that they will love it and end up ultimately buying our service” says Reina. Products featured in the free trial include video email, video chat, video newsletters, live meetings and sign up forms.
The Man Who Started Talk Fusion, Bob Reina
Bob Reina founded Talk Fusion in 2007 when he teamed up with friend and information technology expert Jonathan Chen. The inspiration for creating Talk Fusion came when Bob was looking to purchase a home in North Carolina. Wanting the input of his family, Bob Reina tried to send an email with a video to his family back home in Florida. He was told that it was not possible by AOL.
Not dismayed by this setback, Bob set out to find a way to include videos in email and with the help of Dr. Reina has since expanded to include video chat and live meetings as part of the products offered by his firm. Bob’s firm currently does business in hundreds of countries and is constantly updating it services to continue to provide a superior video marketing tool for its customers.
Kheradpir had been working with the senior executive team at Coriant while serving as Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners, and assumes the new position to drive Coriant’s growth as a networking solutions supplier, according to an article at lightwaveonline.com, a news reporting website reporting content focused on fiber optics and optoelectronics.
Kheradpir has “plenty of industry experience, having spent time at GTE and Verizon Communications and spending time as the chief operations and technology officer at Barclays Bank,” stated Ray Le Maistre, the Editor-in-Chief of LightReading, a website reporting news in the communications and caffeine-related beverages sectors.
Kheradpir holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree from Cornell University. He was named to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2007 when he was EVP and CIO at Verizon, winning recognition for iobi, a connectivity suite launched in 2003 that married the Internet with the public telephone network; Verizon’s FiOS (fiber-optic) interactive TV product, voice-over-IP service and the Verizon One phone; deploying instant messaging throughout Verizon in 2001; bringing fiber optics to millions of homes; and many other projects.
Kheradpir began his career at GTE in 1987, and has held executive positions at Barclay’s and Juniper Networks as well as Verizon. At Barclay’s, Kheradpir transformed retail banking through technological innovation, automation and infrastructure right sizing, expecting to save nearly $4.5 billion in 2015.
This month, Coriant announced a multi-layer network optimization and migration planning service as part of its Light IP™ Solution. The new system will identify potential bottlenecks so delays and inefficiency can be eliminated, simplifying operations. For further information about innovation at Coriant, see www.coriant.com.
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Only people with high principles can maintain extraordinary moral standards without getting themselves compromised by the social rot around them. Doing the right thing is often imbedded into everyone’s body of knowledge. However, very few people conduct their affairs by the book. People who previously upheld high moral value often drop their guard and entangle themselves in shady dealings more so if they are in the financial world.
Helane Morrison has defied common perception that to make it one has to get involved in corruption. From the early stages of her career in journalism and public service, Helane tirelessly worked to eradicate corruption and protect potential victims. The financial world is renowned for its dirty deeds but Helene is playing an important role in exposing crooked stockbrokers. This has made her a significant, influential and powerful figure in compliance for almost three decades. She has no plans to slow down any time soon but hopes to continue exposing shady dealers.
Helane Morrison in Brief
Ms. Morrison is the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Partners LLC. Above and beyond that, she sits in the company’s Executive Committee. An attorney by profession, Helane practiced law at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski and Rabkin for a decade between 1986 and 1996. She was a senior partner at the firm for 5 years since 1991.
Helane joined Hall Capital Partners in 2007. Prior to that, she had stints at various firms across the US. At one point, she headed the San Francisco office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Here, she was in charge of administration and represented the commission in all its business, legal and fiscal activities (see more about her time with the SEC here: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/10/22/san-francisco-boss-helane-morrison-to-leave-sec/). Besides her day-to-day work, Ms. Morrison sits in the board of the Regional Parks Foundation. She is also part of the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. When she is not serving her country, she gives talks about compliance and legal issues affecting venture capitalists and private funds.
Ms. Helane received her journalism degree from Northwestern University and a J.D from the University of California at Berkeley, Law School. While at the institution, she was the Chief Editor of the California Law Review.
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The DeVos family is lining up behind Marco Rubio as a republican presidential candidate. They have given Rubio an endorsement coupled with financial assistance. The decision to back Rubio came after the dropping out of Jeb Bush. They are now doing whatever they can to help Marco Rubio to gain some momentum in the race. They do trust that Rubio will do what he is supposed to do in order to gain an advantage in the race. For one thing, the DeVos family is very involved in Republican politics.
Dick DeVos is one of the sons of Richard DeVos Sr. He has worked in the Amway Corporation starting in 1974. The company distributes personal care products and health products through various dealers. At some point, Dick left the company to start a new business according to his LinkedIn resume. In the early 90s he began the management of the NBA team, Orlando Magic. He has returned to Amway in 1993 to serve as the President of the company. He was also involved in Amway Corporation’s restructuring (source: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/09/amway_heir_dick_and_betsy_devo.html).
In 2006, DeVos has gotten involved in politics when he ran for Governor of Michigan state as a republican. He ran with the use of his own finances. Dick and his family have personally known the candidate that they are currently backing since 2006 when the candidate Marco Rubio was pushing for the expansion of choice laws for schools. This has resulted in better education for children.
Dick and Betsy give to education, community initiatives and many more causes through their family foundation. Their philanthropic endeavors are focused mainly in Michigan, but they are dedicated to improving education across America.