It is enlightening to interview Krishen Iyer, the CEO and founder of Managed Benefits Services. Operating out of Carlsbad, California, his advice and influence are appreciated well beyond Carlsbad, and his strategy is welcome in the campaigns of his clients. Krishen Iyer and his marketing company specialize in providing consulting opportunities and lead and traffic generation services for dental and health insurance companies and agents.
Krishen Iyer has expanded his businesses over the years with also having owned Iyer Health Shield and Iyer Real Estate. In the latter and as a real estate developer, he wrote from his office in Carlsbad of the fact that California needs 1.8 million homes to be built by 2025 to meet the demand of its population that is expected to grow by 3.4 million by that time. New residents have been arriving at an approximate 300,000 annually in recent years, and there has been a continuing demand for housing.The state’s Department of Housing and Community Development in its report entitled “California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities,” it is stated that the state is facing a housing crisis because it is not building enough homes to meet that demand.
Krishen Iyer’s Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Urban Development was earned at San Diego State University. Relief work in Haiti, helping in the clean-up of local communities, and sponsorship of an overseas child demonstrate some of his contributions to society’s welfare. Click here to see Krishen Iyer’s professional skills.
An avid fitness enthusiast, the businessman works out a minimum of five times a week. He enjoys a weekly golf game, plays recreational soccer, and follows Manchester United, his favorite soccer team. In his maintenance of a largely vegetarian diet and being passionate about traveling, he enjoys experiencing the cuisines of places such as Costa Rica and India when he can free up enough time to visit them. Costa Rica is known for its numerous combinations of chicken, rice, and beans, and its fare includes a number of vegetarian-friendly options.
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A private equity firm based in Palo Alto is taking on what it called “the Amazon effect.”
Consider that once dominant companies like Sears and JC Penney are filing for bankruptcy protection, or on the brink. It’s because these once household words have fallen badly behind — or never truly developed — technological-based operational techniques that behemoths like Amazon not only invented, but continue to innovate within and have mastered.
HGGC is the Palo Alto-based firm ready to take on the “Amazon effect.”
The firm announced recently that it will merge MyWebGrocer with Mi9 retail. Both companies are backed by backed by General Atlantic. The new company will be called Mi9. HGGC is a shareholder along with General Atlantic and Respida Capital. HGGC acquired MyWebGrocer in 2013.
HGGC CEO and co-founder Rich Lawson points out that Amazon spends 20 times as much on R&D that the other top 20 retail companies combined. If other retailers expect to compete, they simply must ramp up their own R&D and adopt the technologies, infrastructure, logistics and distribution strategies that have enabled Amazon to dominate the retail sphere like no other single entity in history.
Lawson added: “Retail is at a tipping point.” He went on to say that his firm has the technology to help those retailers still out there who are struggling to overcome the Amazon effect.
Mi9 Retail is a software provider based in Miami. It assists traditional companies manage merchandise, take and process orders, provides data analytics and point-of-sale technology. Now bolstered by the investment power and vast expertise of the HGGC team, the company is poised to help any retailer anywhere in the world do battle with Amazon — and win.
HGGC was founded in 2007 by former NFL quarterback and Hall of Famer Steve Young along with Richard Lawson, Jon M. Huntsman, Gregory Benson and Robert C. Gay. The firm concentrates its efforts on middle-market companies. It uses a strategy of acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and market recapitalization to bolster the entities it accepts into its portfolio.
Sectors where the firm concentrates its efforts include grocery sales, car dealers, insurance agents, marketing firms and others
Felipe Monto Jens is a successful entrepreneur from Brazil. Since he ventured into business, he has worked on various government projects. He loves working on government projects for various reasons. For example, the projects increase profits for his companies but apart from making profits, Felipe loves his country.
Felipe Montoro Jens was born in Brazil and has been living in his country his entire life. He has seen Brazil when it was a developing nation to become one of the largest economies in the world. However, Brazil is currently facing infrastructure issues. When it comes to travelling in the country, many people struggle. Many Brazilians believe that the government should work on projects by funding them. Felipe has been working with government officials so that they can come with a way of improving the roads in the country. Learn more about Felipe Montoro Jens at terra.com
Felipe Montoro Jens believes that it is essential to invest in infrastructure and that it is a wise decision that the government can make. He thinks that if the condition of the roads is improved, it will lead to improved commerce in the country. Felipe owns a construction company, and he has a lot of experience when it comes to the management of large projects. Felipe has been working in the construction sector for many years and has gained the expertise to run such projects successfully. He can work on various projects at the same time, and his plans are to expand and offer the best services in the sector.
The government of Brazil is also planning to build more homes. It is an initiative that will ensure that many people in Brazil can own homes. Prices for houses have increased substantially, and people there are issues due to lack of inventory. Felipe is also working with the government to change the situation. Felipe works hard to ensure his projects succeed.
JD.com is the largest retailer, and it launched its tracing solution that will help pharmaceutical companies in China provide more transparency to their customers. This tracing solution is a blockchain technology-based, and it is available on JD Blockchain Open Platform. JD.com announced this move in Beijing 2018 at their Big Data Summit. There have been many concerns in China about the authenticity and transparency in the medical field. JD.com wishes to address this authenticity by launching this Medicine Tracing Solution that will provide transparent and reliable tracing information to the customers in China. This tracing solution is meant to cover every single step of drugs from the production, transportation, storage, sale, and medical application. The tracing solution has a very friendly user interface that customers can use easily, and it uses the Internet of Things also to improve the collection of data.
JD.com decided to venture into the pharmaceutical chain after there was an array of incidents in China were the pharmaceutical products were substandard and unsafe. This was especially in the field of vaccination where most vaccines were found to be below the safety standards or even expired. This caused a growing concern to the customers on the safety of the medicines that they were consuming and its origins. JD.com has teamed up with other partners in the pharmaceutical industry such as medical software providers and smart hardware manufacturers to create an IoT that promotes traceability. This will lead to an increase in transparency in the pharmaceutical industry as well as raise the standards of the drugs that are being manufactured. JD.com mains goal is that all individuals are accountable and are transparent which includes businesses, consumers as well as the government.
JD.com wants to use its technology to allow for the collection of accurate, reliable and transparent information about how drugs are sourced right to their selling. This blockchain tracing solution will go a long way in helping the consumers of China get access to safe and quality medicine. This way, there will be no future incidences of unsafe medication that will cost the health of a consumer.
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Shervin Pishevar is the former managing director at Sherpa Capital and an Uber investor. He is a venture capitalist who has helped nurture the talents of so many Americans in the Silicon Valley. Some of his recent contributions can be seen through companies such as Munchery, Uber, Hyperloop One and Airbnb. As an investor, he has seen a lot happening in the fields of economics and finances. He can know when to invest and when to keep his hands in the pocket. His experience makes him one of the prominent voices as far as the growth of the American economy is concerned.
In February of this year, Shervin Pishevar posted 50 messages on Twitter after staying out of the social media for a few months. His comeback was pronounced due to the weight of the messages he posted. He revealed his thoughts on various matters surrounding the US economy and the financial industry in general. The highlight of the tweetstorm was the dim picture he painted about the US economy.
After considering various factors that go hand-in-hand with economic growth, Shervin Pishevar was convinced that the US economy was on the downward trend. The stock market was going down, inflation was kicking in, and the interest rate was going up. All these indicators show an ailing economy. Shervin Pishevar projected that the stock market would drop by 6,000 points in the year. The losses would be enough to erase the gains made in the past one year.
Shervin Pishevar mentioned the bond market would also be on the receiving end. The volatility witnessed in the market would catch up with other markets ad essentially there would be no worthy asset for investors. All of them will be overvalued, and there would be no net gains in the process for investors. Shervin added that the uncertainty that is coming from Washington in regards to trade deals is only making matters worse. He predicted that the bond market would first rise before tumbling down and would be in line with the equities market.
In a world of ever-shifting security needs, it is not enough to stop an attack that is ongoing. The future of security requires detecting, isolating, and analyzing attacks. In that way, one can learn how to prevent the next attack. Cloudwick’s security solutions leverage innovation and open source to create such a product.
Called the Cyber Data Lake, Cloudwick’s solution detects and isolates security threats and provides the transparency needed to analyze threat data and create new solutions.
Most security solutions use a set of rules to detect and stop ongoing threats. Cloudwick’s solutions go beyond rules. Machine learning helps sort legitimate traffic from security risks. This limits the possibility of false positives due to poorly-written or conflicting rules. At the same time, machine learning allows the system to detect and adjust to emerging patterns. This makes the next threat easier to detect.
Not only does Cloudwick use machine learning to adjust to developing security needs, but it democratizes security analytics. Siloed security renders data and makes it available in a Salesforce-style model. Many vendors can access the same depository of data using the same platform. This transparency of security analytics means information can be shared quickly and efficiently. New solutions can be crafted without a delay in the transfer or location of necessary data.
Cloudwick developed the Cyber Data Lake – or “CDL” – through both open source technologies and partnership with other companies including Solarflare, Bricata, and Corelight. The result is a product that redefines security for a changing world. The goal is to prevent security attacks in the first place, not merely to respond to them as they arise. This requires a seismic shift in traditional security thinking. Instead of focusing on security in the moment, one must prepare for the future. The CDL provides the flexibility needed to meet today’s needs while keeping ahead of the market’s demands.
American businesses have given back to charities for quite some time, seeing the act of giving back to society bodes well for business. It’s less common for businesses to go a step further and establish their own charitable foundation, but if Dallas-based Stream Energy has its way it’ll be the future of corporate philanthropy. The direct-selling energy company announced the opening of Stream Cares, their very own foundation that will work with organizations and charities across Texas to improve the lives of people in and beyond their hometown.
Stream Energy’s goals are to take part in worthwhile causes and communicate to current and prospective clients that they have made an investment of time and resources into the places where they live. Operation Once in a Lifetime is on of those organization. This is a military charity that reaches out to veterans in need and helping them get access to financial assistance and support they might need for themselves and their families. Stream Energy worked with Operation Once in a Lifetime to host a luncheon in honor of those veterans.
Just one event wasn’t enough for families that sacrifice so much. Stream Energy hosted the American Girl Doll Experience the next day. 10 daughters of military veterans were invited to a party where they could pick and play with an American Girl Doll of their very own and leave with them at the end of the day.
Charity like this is an extension of the thoughtfulness of the workers at this company, Senior Event Manager Kimberly Girard said in a recent statement. Concern for Texas and the people who call it home is part of the company’s culture, and Stream Energy needed a foundation to channel that thoughtfulness into the most useful avenues so workers weren’t burdened with coming up with these solutions on their own.
In a listing of states by charitable giving, website WalletHib found that Texas is among the least generous, falling well behind states like Minnesota and Utah who only have a fraction of the population. As a leader of the Dallas business community, Stream Energy has the opportunity to step up and show all of Texas that charity is just a part of doing business in this state.
Lime Crime is a line of beauty products founded. Doe Deere founded the company and worked closely for years with charity focusing on animal rescues, women, children, and those people helping in these charities. During the course of 4 years, the company has contributed more than $16,000 to these such charities. This charitable work aligns with Lime Crime’s vegan and cruelty-free focus, emphasized by Doe Deere who is also known as Xenia Vorotova. Vorotova was born in 1981 in Izhevsk, Russia and came to the United States when she was 17. Her husband, Mark Dumbleton, helped her found Lime Crime after she spent time with the fairy tale rock band Sky Salt. In 2007, she dressed up as Hitler for Halloween and later had to defend it by describing her experience as a Russian-American Jew. By 2008, she also had a short solo career in music – around the same time she was utilizing the moniker “Doe Deere“ to sell DIY clothing online at EBay. By the time her Lime Crime company went live, it was meant with much controversy and documentation on the Internet. She was accused of cultural appropriation for her Chinadoll makeup kit and, shortly after, launched her future Unicorn products through her new hair dyes. Deere is naturally a redhead, but she dyes her hair every possible color. Her magenta color is especially popular and is now known as “Pony”. She collects vintage hats and has made claims that she attended fashion school, although that has not been confirmed. Most of her career is being the CEO of Lime Crime, singing in the occasional musical opportunity, and photographing herself dressed elaborately and in high heels. She has two cats and frequently “dolls up” antique furniture when she’s not working on new makeup products. All in all, Doe Deere – or Xenia Vorotova – is a makeup company owner for Lime Crime with success as well as controversy attached to her name.
Bloomberg provides a corporate snapshot of HGGC LLC, billing it as a private equity firm. The report shows HGGC specializes in a broad range of investment endeavors covering a comprehensive number of sectors. The firm’s ventures range from leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and investments to recapitalization and restructuring. Sectors include business and financial services, manufacturing and industrial concerns, technology and software development, and healthcare. Although the firm primarily invests in North American companies, it is open to global opportunities.
The firm invests with the intention of HGGC LLC taking a majority position or controlling rights with a minority position. The investments typically range from $25 million to $125 million in companies with an EBITDA of $15 million to $75 million and a worth of at least $100 million.
Bloomberg lists the firm’s key executives and founders. Among them are Richard Franklin Lawson Jr., co-founder and chief executive officer, Robert Christopher Gay, co-founder, executive director, and senior adviser, and Lance Riley Taylor as chief financial officer.
In October 2018, BusinessWire announced that HGGC LLC added two new executive members and four associates to its team. The executives are Colin Phinisey, investment banking professional, and Christopher Guinn, executive director. The firm chose the additional members, all from blue-chip company backgrounds, to strengthen its talent pool for expected growth.
The announcement focuses on Colin Phinisey, the appointed capital markets expert. Phinisey comes most recently from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., where he spent more than eight years. The firm expects Phinisey to guide them in developing best practices to further their financing efforts. Phinisey specializes in mergers and acquisitions, debt finance, and leveraged buyouts.
The interview reports that Lawson states his firm, HGGC LLC, has been involved in financing $4.3 billion in transactions, and he expects transactions to surpass that amount in 2019. Founded in 2007, the Palo Alto-based firm has additional offices in West Palm Beach, Florida, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Foxborough, Massachusetts
The healthcare industry is always changing and the leaders of InnovaCare Health know the road to success is to stay updated with these developments. Richard “Rick” Shinto is the current President and CEO of InnovaCare Health, which is a healthcare company that aims to provide value-based care to improve the lives of the people.
Dr. Rick Shinto knows that he has a significant position at InnovaCare Health. The company is viewed as the top provider of healthcare through Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks. These two divisions, as well as the rest of the firm, utilize technology to create innovative and sustainable healthcare services that the consumers in North America can afford.
InnovaCare Health comprehends that each patient has unique needs and demands, which is why the company makes sure it has the right products for every individual. Dr. Rick Shinto is the head of the Health Plans, which is a part of InnovaCare and is based in Puerto Rico. Before taking his position at the company, he was first with Aveta, Inc. where he was also the President and CEO.
Rick Shinto has over 20 years of experience. He started in Southern California where he was trained in internal medicine. He also worked as a pulmonologist. His success with the company will not be possible without the help of the other people who have helped him through the years. Among them is Penelope Kokkinides.
Meet the CAO of InnovaCare Health
Penelope Kokkinides is InnovaCare’s Chief Administrator Officer. She also worked with Aveta, Inc. as the Chief Operating Officer before she took the job at InnovaCare. In a short span of time, she has gained a lot of experience, which has allowed her to be one of the important figures behind InnovaCare.
She worked as the executive vice president and the COO as well for the Centerlight Healthcare company. Both Penelope and Rick have shown their dedication toward the healthcare industry. For them, one of the best ways to be triumphant in this tough environment is to stay abreast with the changes, especially the technological advancements.
Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto have a wide range of skills when it comes to developing and optimizing provisions in healthcare. In fact, Penelope is an expert in services that the government currently runs, which are Medicaid and Medicare.
Together with Penelope, Dr. Rick Shinto runs InnovaCare Health with the consumers as the top priority. The company always puts the happiness and wellbeing of the people first. It is why they create products that help organizations meet the demands of the healthcare industry.