The entrepreneurs who manage to really have an impact on any given market place are those who are not afraid to take chances while still understanding what their potential customers are looking for. It’s hard to think of a better example of this line of thinking than Don Ressler. He has been instrumental in helping to develop one of the most recognized online brands, JustFab. This company has changed the way that people shop for clothing and accessories online. In fact, it has helped to shape the way that people shop online in general. Now that this company has established itself as a premier online retail presence, Don Ressler and his business partner are now taking the company to a whole new level.
The company has now opened up a brick-and-mortar store. The new location in Los Angeles shows that the JustFab brand is able to branch out into new territory, and it looks to be a shoe-in for retail success in the offline shopping market place. Ressler has said that JustFab is now brand that is “omnichannel.” Ressler says that this location will sell JustFab subscriptions, and that members will be able to score the best prices on all the merchandise the company has to offer.
Don Ressler has shown time and time again that he has what it takes to create new brands and online shopping experiences. He started off with his own startup, FitnessHeaven.com. This company was eventually purchased by a larger corporation. Ressler continued to forge forward and was involved with several other impressive startup companies over the next few years. Mr. Ressler worked diligently to make JustFab a success. He continues to do that to this day, as the launch of the new store location proves.
Don Ressler has said that succeeding as an entrepreneur is all about finding the right partners and building brands that are sustainable. The physical JustFab store is relatively new, but if it follows in the footsteps of other successful projects Ressler has been behind then the sky is the limit for what the new brick-and-mortar stores will be capable of. See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#e8463767e63f
In a globalized banking landscape, the intuitively intelligent of even isolationist countries have not only gained way into the world’s market, but have shown they can thrive among others. Given current trends, it is only natural that Venezuela, a stalwart of old world sentiment, enters the global league of financiers.
The country’s people must be proud as David Osio carves a new precedent into the world of corporate financing. Osio has bridged the gap, as he has major deals with worldwide banks in historical and relevant cities including New York, Panama, and Geneva. As an alumni of the prestigious Venezuelan institution of education, the Andres Bello Catholic University, his foundation is firmly rooted in one of South America’s finest schools.
David Osio’s modest roots take him back to the simple post-grad days of the Venezuelan coffee export business. However, Osio’s robust educational background in law and business, combined with the clout of a solid foundation, quickly propelled him to the top of his homeland’s ladder. Poised to succeed, after excelling while working for others, Osio understood that he needed to take his fate by the reins; consequently; the man would create what is now his country’s most powerful conglomerate, the Davos Financial Group. This personally invested group of independent companies focuses on various but specific financial advising areas, including ever important capital allocation tips. http://www.officialdavidosio.com/
While his work from 1989-1993 was not completely independent, it gave Osio the necessary knowledge and connections to succeed as he branched out to Miami. There, David Osio immersed himself in a plethora of raw American-Latino culture that is a wonderful presence in that area. Having practiced his adaptability for four years, he has sharpened his negotiation skills with key foreign entities, readily exercising his talents across the globe.
Truly unique individuals are hard to come by, and Osio’s is the perfect pinnacle of power and moderation. While he acts as a financial maverick, he does not forget to humble himself, and those around him. David Osio’s supports a number of charities including the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation and Fundana. Giving to those in need goes back to his solid foundation at a quality Catholic University.
When you are a child, you are usually taught right from wrong. You are taught good from evil. When you become an adult, it is important to remember those lessons, use them, and incorporate them into your everyday life. You want to be an upstanding citizen and someone that people look to, respect, and hold a high opinion of. If there is someone out there right now that is gaining a lot of positive feedback for all he has done, it is Bob Reina of Talk Fusion. He is a man that has come into great wealth thanks to his product, which is an all-in-one video technology that allows you to stay connected in a variety of ways.
Beyond that, this is a man that truly cares and loves other people. If he can help out in any way, let me tell you, he is going to do it. Not only is he going to do it, he is going to do it the right way. He believes in the right way being the only way to do things. It is in his blood, it is the way he was raised, and it is the way he runs his company, each and every single day.
Bob talked in a recent article about the motivation to help others. Not a lot of people have that. They might talk a big game or say they want to help, but they do just that: talk. They don’t actually go out and make it happen. Bob makes things happen, like when he donated $1 million donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay or how he has helped orphans.
When Bob looks at himself in the mirror every morning and when his head hits the pillow at night, he knows he has done everything he can and then some. He wouldn’t be able to sleep if he knew he was just using all of this for himself. He knows there are many ways to help and he encourages others to help as well. The more people that are helping, the better the world will be in the long run.
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Eric Pulier is an innovator who knows no boundaries when its come to his ideas. He’s been a computer programmer and software developer, a businessman, a political and social activist, and even a writer. He’s currently serving on the Xprize board of innovators, an initiative whose aim is to inspire young entrepreneurs to solve real life problems through coming up with afforable technology that can address the problems. Eric Pulier also has put together programs for young children who have to battle tough illnesses. including The Painted Turtle which is a summer camp that accommodates these young children in a way that they can have the fun that other kids do.
Pulier has been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years, but he’s not singularly focused on just making his own profits off of his products, but on helping others with them. After graduating from Harvard in 1988, Pulier’s first venture company was People Doing Things, a Los Angeles-based company that focused on finding solutions to local issues such as health care and education reform through technological developments. His first major company that led to a chain of other subsidiary companies and solutions was Digital Evolution, a company that offers web services and security platforms, and in more recent years cloud-based infrastructure. Some notable solutions that have emerged from Digital Evolution are Desktone, a virtual desktop solution that’s now part of VMware’s enterprise package, and ServiceMesh, an integrated IT management system that’s now owned by the Computer Sciences Corporation.
Pulier has helped the Clinton Global Initiative in its efforts to tackle global environmental and social issues. As part of a celebration of Clinton’s 1996 re-election, Pulier headed the Bridge To The 21st Century, an exhibition that showed how technology would change the future of everyday life. Included in that exhibit was a live stream of astronauts in the space shuttle that had launched prior to that event.
John Goullet is the Principal Chair of Diversant, LLC, the largest African-American owned IT Staffing firm in the United States. The goal of this company is to find, recruit and prepare skilled IT workers for the job world and match them up with companies that are looking for their exact skills. Diversant’s mission statement is all about doing what its name implies; diversifying the IT industry with people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, and giving underprivileged young people a chance to succeed by connecting them to the corporate world. Diversant has been an instrument to do this through local foundations and scholarship programs, and through working with minority business development councils. Diversant, LLC even offers tuition reimbursement to job seekers who qualify.
John Goullet has been a long-time IT expert working both as a computer technician and a consultant. He got his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Ursinus College and has worked for multiple IT firms such as CSC, Cap Gemini America, TSR Consultants and The Constell Group. After more than 10 years of doing consulting for various IT companies, Goullet decided it was time to take things a step further by giving those companies more skilled workers who could solve their problems.
Info Technologies grew fast enough that in 5 years it had made a net gain of $30 million, and also won a spotlight in INC. Magazine’s top fastest-growing fortune 500 companies. Info Technologies remained an IT staffing powerhouse until 2010 when it merged with Gene Waddy’s DIVERSANT Inc. to become Diversant, LLC. The merger has allowed Info Technologies to expand their operations not just in the New Jersey and New York City areas, but across the whole US, and Diversant continues to open new offices in places like Dallas, TX and Raleigh, NC.
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In 1993, one James Dondero and Mark Okada co-founded one of the leading asset management firms in the United States, Highland Capital Management. The firm, which is SEC registered as an investment adviser now manages around $ 17 billion in assets making it one of the top credit managing firms to reckon with. James, who also serves as the company’s president, has now teamed up with Linda Owen, the Dallas Civic leader in a bid to expand Highland Capital’s philanthropic activities. Linda Owen boards the Highland-bus as the manager for charitable giving through the Dallas Foundation. She is a key asset packed with experience as she is the former president of The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, and also CEO of The Real Estate Council (TREC).
Linda meets the opportunity to work with Highland Capital optimistically as she looks forward to doing her best to help the firm advance their charitable giving program to higher levels. James Dondero includes that Linda is the right candidate since she shares the company’s vision of causing a considerable impact in the community with immediate effect. Linda’s ability to build successful public-private partnerships in Dallas impressed Dondero.
Highland Capital’s dedication to giving is impressive. Apart from contributing more than $ 3 million to charity annually, its employees selflessly devote their time and energy to provide solutions to the challenges encountered by the non-profits and are always seeking new ways to support these causes. The causes supported include the collective Dallas community, education, healthcare and veterans causes. Some beneficiaries include the George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Center for Brain Health, the Dallas Zoo, Snowball Express, and the American Heart Society.
About James Dondero
He is a veteran in the credit market industry with an experience base of over thirty years. James is also among the pioneers of the Collateral Loan Obligation. Before Highland, Jim served as the Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary from its startup to a $ 2 billion worth in five short years.
James Dondero is an alumnus of the University of Virginia where he graduated with a major in Accounting and Finance. He is also a Certified Management Accountant with the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He also serves as board chairman for NexBank, CCs Medical Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare in between being board member for MGM Studios and American Banknote
JustFab Inc started as a membership only online shopping experience for women. They have now expanded their company by creating sites for men’s athletic wear (FL2) and children (fabKids) as well. Their women’s athletic line goes by the name fabletics which has 6 physical locations with plans to increase that number to around 80 by in the next three to five years. The company was created in 2010 by Adam Goldenberg and Donald Ressler and now have over 4 million VIP members, with no signs of slowing down.
In 2014 JustFab was valued at $1 billion with only a $250 million start up, making the company an unicorn moniker. They are expected to revenue $650 million this year. Not only is the site available in the United States, but also in Spain, Germany, and Canada.
Customers pay the monthly fee to shop and receive shoes, clothing, and jewelry at a discounted price.
Monthly subscriptions can be skipped by the 5th of each month if a customer plans not to purchase that month. If they pay the membership and still do not purchase, that membership goes as a credit toward a future purchase.
Todd Tappin, the new finance chief and president of Just Fab Inc, recently served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Rubicon Project. He is also a former managing director for the Gores Group, giving him experience with young start up companies.
The Style Network premiered a show about JustFab Inc in 2013 titled “Kimora: House of Fab.” Not only did the company gain popularity from the show, it also gave the viewers an inside look at how the offices of JustFab Inc were run. Everything from the Creative Director to merchandising was aired on the show.
WEN hair has sold over forty million bottles on Amazon in the sixteen years they have been available. A staggering amount for a hair care company to achieve. Wen is a hair care product line that was put together by Chaz Dean. Chaz is a hair stylist and cosmetologist based in the Bel-Air neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. He has hair clients who are every day people and some who are celebrities.
This Hollywood sought after hair stylist is also all about creating a zen atmosphere around him. He wants clients and their hair to feel relaxed and completely at ease around him. Chaz Dean has even achieved this goal outside of his hair salon as well. He managed to create the Wen hair care products that also makes customers relaxed and at ease. He sells Wen hair products on Sephora.
Bustle confirmed this result in a review that the Wen Cleansing Conditioner gives a relaxing and an at ease effect. According to Bustle, Wen is relaxing because of the natural based ingredients and the scent.
The Lovaganza Foundation is addressing the topic of world hunger, especially childhood hunger, in a different way. The Foundation is using the powerful vehicle of entertainment to raise awareness as well as funds that will achieve their goals by 2035. Co-founders J.F. Gagnon and Genevieve Gagnon are both seasoned entertainers, and they both have the same mission in life. That mission is to motivate people to participate in some way to eradicate childhood hunger. The Lovaganza Foundation was founded in 2010, and over the last six years, the Gagnon’s have been traveling around the world doing research, shooting film footage, and talking to politicians, government officials, and celebrities about the Lovaganza Foundation’s mission.
Genevieve Gagnon has been directing and producing a series of documentaries that will inspire and motivate people to act. The series of documentaries is called the Lovaganza Convoy, and the release of the first documentary is set for 2018.
Malnutrition is a relentless enemy. Severe hunger has been taking the lives of children around the world for decades. More than 8,000 children die every from malnutrition. Even in the most powerful country in the world, the United States, hunger overwhelms more than 17 million children every year. The Gagnon’s think that is unacceptable in a country that spends billions on warfare and peanuts on the welfare of its children. Children are a country’s most prized possessions.
Non-profit organizations around the world are uniting with the Lovaganza Foundation to achieve common goals. Those goals are to provide clean drinking water for children in every nation and to provide food for those children. Children need proper shelter and ample medical supplies as well as vaccinations, and those two requirements are included in the Lovaganza goals. Children must be removed from the war equation, and they must be protected from child labor and child marriages. Those goals are the primary focus of the Lovaganza Foundation and with the support of the top organizations in the world, those goals will be met in 2035.
Many have tried to rid the planet of childhood hunger in the past, but those efforts have fallen short because there isn’t a cohesive long-term plan to accomplish that mission. The Lovaganza Foundation has that long-term plan, and it is already in the works.
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Norka Luque continues to be a bright and vivacious breath of fresh air from her home country of Venezuela that has brushed across our senses and sexuality for several years. Her childhood was focused on her singing, dancing, and other entertainment cultures, as her parents encouraged Norka with lessons in all of her many show business talents and career pursuits. Nonetheless, Norka Luque completed her academic training, obtaining degrees in business while studying in France. Clearly, at this point her positivity denotes being prepared for a business future, should all of her dreams for singing not come to fruition.
Happily, her business education, while beneficial in managing her career, has been necessary to acquire a living in the world today. Norka acquired an internal stamina of positive emotions and character that enabled her to overcome any obstacles which arose in her quest for prominence in her career. Emilio Estefan first drew the attention of the masses tot his beautiful young woman with an incredible voice, and Norka considers his fostering of her talent a true miracle.
A great team of producers under the direction of Emilio Estefan Jr. and composition by Hermanos Gaitán, Archie Pena and Luigi Giraldo played an influential part in the creation of the Norka Luque song, MILAGRO, which Norka is currently promoting accompanied by El Cata. The song has been a major-time big hit in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Currently, it is debuting as the favorite in prestigious Latin Music Billboards.
An Obligation of the Artist
Norka Luque emphasizes that she is the result of many difficult situations that permitted, even schooled her to value life with the intensity she does today, and she wishes to transcend that same intensity to others. In fact, the beautiful lady with the beautiful voice also has a beauty in spirit that demands she impart that same value of life she embraces to everyone she encounters.
She believes that as artists, anyone and all who are blessed to be in the music field have the obligation bordering on miraculous intervention to spread positivity and personal hope to the world through their music messages sent through their art. Find more about Norka Luque on Twitter @norka_music.