If fashion is your forte, the Academy of Art University may be just the place for you! Boasting a beautiful campus in San Francisco, California, and an online option for those who can’t make the move, this University is one of the premiere art institutes in the United States.
The Academy of Art University thrives on building a community of students and graduates that support one another throughout the process of achieving dreams and taking on the global market in all things art. Even online students have the option of chatting with classmates in class discussion areas.
On September 9, 2017, the Academy had their 21st runway show at Skylight Clarkson Square which included two collaborations between graduates. With seven collections provided by ten graduates of the University, this show proved to be yet another addition to the successes of this institution. The graduates proved to be a very diverse group, coming from not only all over the United States but ranging all the way to China. Even though these graduates spent countless days working on their collections, they literally only got “fifteen minutes of fame,” as that’s how long the runway show lasted.
The designers’ inspirations came from many different places, with Hailun Zhou from China stating that hers came from the personal experience she gained while out and about on a random days conquests and Eden Slezin being inspired by his “love affair” with vintage denim. It is evident that these designers had put a lot of thoughts, feelings, and passion into their collections before constructing and presenting them; one of the many things that were taught to them at the Academy of Art University.
Within the aspirations and beautiful designs shown throughout the fashion show, it is evident that the University is producing graduates who are thriving in their fields. Not only do they offer degrees in fashion, but in an exuberant amount of fields within the art, media, and design world. This is a university that truly cares about growing the art community and providing well-educated people to contribute to an already budding industry.
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Gustavo Martinez is well-known in the advertising business as an excellent businessman. He has led major advertising firms as an executive and has helped to create many iconic ad campaigns. He worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, one of the most prestigious advertising firms in the world, as the chief executive officer. He was president of the McCann World Group. He held the same position at Ogilvy and Mather.
He is now an advertising consultant. He uses his managerial, operational, and creative skills to help clients sell their products and services. Many people in the advertising world are consultants like Gustavo Martinez. Advertising isn’t like other industries that view good employees as someone who reliably shows up on time and performs repetitive tasks all day long.
Advertising is artistic work and every creative genius in the industry has a unique process they follow. Advertising firms do have rigidity on the business side of the industry, though. But, they need to allow people on the creative side freedom to best do their jobs which means hiring them as consultants instead of employees.
Having hired many creative people, Gustavo Martinez says they seldom do well in a typical business environment. Their creative energy is fueled by being independent. Now a consultant himself, he says that this position gives him space and flexibility to best do his job.
He is presently working with UV Business Acceleration. His goal is to help startups better market their products and services. The failure rate for startups is 90%. Gustavo Martinez uses technology and analytics to dramatically improve the odds of his clients succeeding. This starts by treating the product and advertising as the same thing.
Startups typically use trial-and-error to create their advertising strategy. This is an expensive way of going about things. Advertising today is also very complex which makes this advertising strategy very risky. Competition is also very fierce, further increasing the risk. Gustavo Martinez introduces an optimized advertising approach to his clients that improves their chances of success. He is working with Massive Data Heights to review online consumer reviews and develop actionable insights from them.
He starts helping his clients early in the day. He responds to emails before heading to his office. He typically spends 10 to 12 hours a day at work and is a self-admitted workaholic. Gustavo Martinez created a collaborative atmosphere at his consultancy so that everyone is motivated to contribute their best work. Everyone on his team can openly share their ideas and receive recognition for doing so. He also motivates employees by matching them to projects that their talents are ideally matched for.
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Todd Levine is an attorney working with Kluger Kaplan in the city of Miami Florida. The legal entity has once again been distinguished with the best attorneys in America award. It was recognized for the quality service they provide to their clients with virtues such as dedication, professionalism, and proficiency being displayed in their work.
Todd Levine is one of the attorney recognized as one of the best lawyers from the Kluger Kaplan entity. His efforts were visible in the Real Estate category. He is also the founding member of the legal entity. He takes charge of almost every business dispute that comes that is tabled to them. He handles cases that involve representing contractors, real estate negotiators, and owners of the property, investors, and developers.
Todd Levine is also a passionate musician, and he uses his art and creative skills even in the courtroom to edge out his opponents. In his early days, he found out he had a flair in deliberating court proceedings. It was made possible by his ability to reframe matters and disputes to make them debatable and easier to comprehend. Todd Levine acknowledges his success in the courtroom as a result of the good personal skills and dedication he has kept till date. He recognizes the importance of good preparation and looking at an argument from different angles possible. This preparation has aided to his increased creativity to tackle such predicaments. Todd Levine studied his law degree from the University of Florida and also has a degree in Business Administration, Finance.
The other lawyers at Kluger Kaplan who were recognized for good work were Alan Kluger and Abbey Kaplan who were awarded in the entertainment law, mergers and takeovers and commercial proceedings category. Bruce Katzen was recognized for noble work in capital market regulations and securities. In the family law category, Philippe Lieberman and Steve Silverman were highlighted for their achievements.
Kluger Kaplan has also been highlighted as one of the best from legal industry with their publications and has continuously been chosen by clients for their great quality service they offer.
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Pelvic floor disorders are one of the most dangerous reproduction disorders if left untreated. Marc Beer is, however, one of the few professionals that are rewriting this reality by investing and in alternative ways to treat reproduction disorders. Late last year, Beer was able to raise more money for this important cause. He was able to raise 10 million dollars as a venture debt and an addition of 32 million dollars.
According to Renovia management, the funding was timely, and it will help the company to design and produce futuristic medication for people suffering from all types of pelvic floor disorders. However, this will not be the first product by this company, but it will be a perfect continuation of the company’s tradition in making the best products.
Investors in the medical world believe in consistency, which Mark Beer has shown through this company. Early last year, Renovia was one of the few companies that the FDA approved their products. According to the management of this company, Leva was their first major product and approval by FDA is a perfect illustration that the company is not only innovative but it also operates under the relevant medical rules.
This approval was one of the reasons why investors trusted Marc Beer’s dream. According to Beer, the project aims at helping over 250 million women who have different complications (pelvic disorders) around the world.
Another angle investors use to evaluate such a major project is ‘if the company has the capacity’. Renovia is a hub for the best innovators and researchers in the world of medicine. Marc Beer believes that having the best human resource, especially in the form of researchers is key in being a competitive company.
In the past 24 months, Beer has brought Samantha Pulliam to the team as well as José Bohorquez, PhD. The two are experts in their respective fields and apart from being highly educated; they have been in this market niche for years. The collection of these professionals was enough evidence that Renovia has the capacity and the necessary resources to provide medication to the 250 million women.
However, the biggest reason why investors were willing to put their resources on this project was Marc Beer’s resume. In the last two and a half decades, he has revolutionized both the biotechnology and pharmaceutical world through his innovative projects. Beer is one of the few investors in the medical world that have worked for different companies under different capacities.
Working for different companies has given him unmatched experience. However, Beer believes that his redefining moment in his career is when he joined hands with the talented Yolanda Lorié and the visionary Ramon Iglesias to create this entity. In this entity, he is not only the CEO and the chair but also a mentor to young professionals in Renovia.
When you successfully raise money to support the activities of your startup company, it always is a significant achievement. That is what Marc Beer, CEO of Renovia Inc. did. He recently announced that the company had secured a deal worth $32 million in support of the development of products that will help in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. The money, raised through Series B round will be used by the company to develop diagnostics and therapeutic equipment for Leva, Renovia’s first product. Leva received the FDA approval in April and have been on a mission to create innovative gear that will help women suffering from these conditions.
Pelvic floor disorders
One of the many pelvic floor disorders that the company wants to treat with the new equipment is urinary incontinence. According to various studies, this disease affects more than 250 million from around the world. The worst part is that most of these women do not have access to treatment because the equipment has not been developed yet. Therefore, they suffer hoping that things will change one day. It is good news to these women because Marc Beer has now secured the funding that his company needed to come up with appropriate diagnostic equipment. There are also planning to create a newer version of Leva.
Thrilled to get support
While announcing the news, CEO Marc Beer said that he was excited to gain support for leading health care investors and that the company will ensure that they have machines and other re-equipment that will make it easy to diagnose, treat, and improve the lives patients suffering from pelvic floor disorders. He went ahead to add that since the companies have similar visions to theirs, they expected to have a smooth working relationship, and this should speed up the process of finding the right solutions to the problems that affect hundreds of millions of women.
Although the company declined to respond to questions about the investment and the products that are still in the pipelines, Marc Beer indicated that they would like to combine their innovative sensor technologies with unique proprietary skills to realize their goals. The digital health platform is still top on their priority list so that they can provide better information to patients. Customers will now know what to expect once they start treatment thanks to the availability of more information.
About Marc Beer
Marc Beer is not a new name to the healthcare industry. He has helped to formulate solutions that have improved the quality of health services. He is currently the CEO of Renovia Inc., a company that is based in Boston and which specializes in the development of equipment that helps in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence. Learn more: https://www.slideshare.net/MarcBeer
Renovia Inc.is a biotechnology firm that is headed by Marc Beer. He is the chief executive of the corporation. Over the years, Marc Beer has gained popularity for his ability to transform numerous start-up companies into commercial entities that eventually gain the financial strength to attain their goals. As the founder of Renovia Inc., Marc Beer sought some funding worth $42 million. The money would then be used to finance the endeavors of the biotechnology company. The funds were acquired through venture debt and Series B funding.
At the moment, Renovia Inc. is trying to come up with a suitable form of treatment for the pelvic floor disorder. The company has been working towards developing advanced types of technology that can be used to diagnose and test ailments such as urinary continence. The pelvic floor disorder and the urinary continence are somewhat related disorders. The ailment has affected approximately $42 million women worldwide. The $42 million will also be used to come up with affordable drugs that will be used in the treatment of the pelvic floor disorder in women.
Some companies such as the Longwood Fund believe in the research being carried out by Renovia Inc., which is why they attended the fundraisers and issued a reasonable amount of money to support the company’s cause. Other companies such as Perceptive Advisers were tasked with offering some advice to Renovia Inc. Since the Renovia Inc., has access to a considerable amount of funds, the corporation can further their research on formulating a drug that can be used to treat the pelvic floor disorder. Renovia Inc. has successfully developed a digitized health system known as Leva. The Leva technology also has been approved by the FDA. The Renovia Inc. will channel some part of the funds to come up with a more advanced form of the Leva technology. Marc Beer is hopeful that the Renovia Inc., will come up with a solution to the urinary continence and the pelvic floor disorder. Learn more: https://renoviainc.com/leadership/
Marc Beer has been transforming start-up companies into profitable commercial entities for more than 25 years. He has garnered lots of experience about the pharmaceutical industry, business, and development throughout the two and a half decades. His skill set as a business person and a remarkable leader can be witnessed through Renovia Inc. Marc Beer founded the company in 2016, and the corporation has achieved numerous milestones in the healthcare sector. Marc Beer is passionate about the goals that the Renovia Inc., is set to achieve. He also ensured that the fundraiser went on accordingly thus ensuring that the company had the necessary funds to fuel some of the projects such as finding a suitable remedy for the pelvic floor disorder
The Chainsmokers is a group consisting of a duo DJ band made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The group was earlier made up of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler, but they disbanded the duo, and it was later formed in 2012 under their new manager Adam Alpert. He introduced Pall to Taggart who was working at an art gallery at the time which is located in Chelsea, Manhattan. They both met when they were still in the university where Pall studied at New York University while Taggart was at Syracuse University.
Taggart left Maine for New York after he is told that a duo which was being managed by Alpert had space for him because one of its members had gone. They met and started out by mixing Indian songs and later in 2012 they had collaboration with an Indian actress, and they made two songs which were “Erase” and “The Rookie.” The Chainsmokers had their first live performance during the opening of Timeflies. They came up with a single called “Selfie,” and it was released for free in 2013 December.
Dim Mak Records took the song released by The Chainsmokers and added some few more lines and later re-released the song. The single earned the Chainsmokers a lot of fame and recognition since it was in the international charts and also was among the leading songs in the Electronic Songs chart. The song had a significant impact on the lives of Pall and Taggart.
The Chainsmokers began receiving contracts from many companies and eventually they signed up with Disruptor Records which was part of Sony Music Entertainment. The Chainsmokers started releasing hit songs because they had already established a huge fan base which gave them a lot of support and encouragement.
The duo released a hit song by the name “Paris,” and it was received with positivity in the US and Canada, and it has got over 270 million views. In 2018 they have released “Sick Boy,” and their many hit songs earned them fame as Billboard listed The Chainsmokers as number one in the Billboard Dance top 100. The Chainsmokers are inspiring to most of their fans, and this has been the base of their success.
Coriant originates from the Transmission Technology department of Siemens based in Germany in the 1990’s. However, this telecommunication company in the telecom industry was formed as an independent company, founded and announced for the OFC/NFOEC in March of 2013 in the United States Of America. Coriant was created by a private equity firm called, Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant products include hardware and software for optical transmission in voice, data and mobile networks. Providing useful products such as: Intelligent Network Management, Integrated Optical Planning Solutions and Optical LAN and Broadband Access, Coriant employs about 3000 employees world wide.
Recently Coriant announced their decision to elect former Verizon employee once CEO of Juniper, Shaygan Kheradpir as Coriant’s new CEO. Kheradpir, a 28 year telecom industry expert accepted his role of CEO for Coriant after working with the company’s management team. Kheradpir is anticipated to help Coriant grow among other telecom competitors such as Cisco, Infinera.
Shaygan Kheradpir earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering through Cornell University. In 1987 Kheradpir worked for GTE Laboratories in network routing, management and control until he became chief information officer at GTE Corporation. When GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications Kheradpir continued his career with Verizon. Later in 2003 Kheradpir was a member of the team with Verizon that developed iobi,a network-based convergent solution that integrates communication services from landline and mobile phones to PCs, laptops and hand held devices. Kheradpir also assisted Verizon with their FiOS FTTH service which included a capital investment of $20 million.
In 2011 Kheradpir joined Barclays as chief operations officer and became the first technology executive to sit on Barclays executive team. In 2014 Kheradpir became CEO of Juniper Networks where he developed and executed the Integrated Operating Plan (IOP)which consolidated many products. IOP included $160 million in cost cutting and returning $3 million to share holders.
Prior to accepting his offer to become CEO of Cariant, Kheradpir briefly joined Marlin Equity Partners. This brief merger coinciding with his vast experience in the telecom industry presented him with this opportunity to become Coriant’s new CEO.
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