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Shaygan Kheradpir Adds to His Resume by Becoming the CEO of Coriant

After a year of working in the role as the Operating Executive for Marlin Equity Partners, Shaygan Kheradpir has succeed Pat DiPietro as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Coriant. Coriant provides network solutions to major telecom companies in over 10 countries around the world. According to a recent article, Kheradpir was chosen for the slot due to his level of experience as a leader in the business and technology industries and his positive performance with Marlin Equity Partners. Marlin Equity Partners is the owner of Coriant industries and former CEO DiPietro is expected to be taking on the position vacated by Kheradpir. This latest appointment is only one of the many achievements Kheradpir has made in his 28 years in business.

Saygan Kheradpir received his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degrees as well as his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University where he later served as an adjunct professor. He is a past member of the National Institute of Standard and Technology and was included to the Hall of Fame of CIO Magazine in 2007. Read more: http://www.shaygankheradpir.com/

His career began in 1987 at the GTE Corporation and his impressive performance and numerous innovations and achievements led to positions at Barclays, Verizon and Juniper Networks. His successes have included leading teams as they created innovative and efficient solutions for networking in the technology, telecom and banking industries. The development by his team of FiOS during his term at Verizon is especially notable. FiOS had a capital investment of over $20 billion and is known as one of the largest ever infrastructure programs developed in the United States. His leadership at Barclays, a company with over 1,500 employee, helped the expansive financial company to create a program that updated and modernized the payment system at their 50 worldwide locations.

Kheradpir has throughout his entire career helped all his employers to find new ways of solving their technology concerns as well as making it possible for these companies to create additional technology solutions that aid their own customers. He currently holds several patents for technology, media and payment systems. He is expected to continue his tradition of modernizing and improving technology and media while serving as the leader at Coriant.

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Thor Halvorssen a Man Opposed to all Tyrants

Thor Halvorssen is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and is an avowed and dedicated human rights activist. He has come out in opposition to the socialist governments in Venezuela and Cuba and as such became an advocate for the right-leaning Weekly Standard and Fox News. But Halvorssen has an individualistic mindset concerning whoever is committing human rights violations. Recently interviewed by a Fox News commentator who wanted to do a hatchet job on Bernie Sanders because of his socialistic leanings, Fox News was shocked when Halvorssen not only was in agreement with Sanders’ socialist value system but was an avid supporter of the candidate having given Sanders the largest donation allowable by law.
The Weekly Standard wanted to know more about this unique advocate for human rights and sent a writer to do an in-depth study.
The writer discovered that Thor Halvorssen began life surrounded by extreme wealth. His home in Venezuela came equipped with a sauna, pool, library, billiard room and a servant’s wing for a staff that included a driver, bodyguard, gardener, butler, cook, and governess. His parents instilled in him a sense of extending family status to the staff. Thor was always to treat them with great respect.
Halvorssen rejects the conservative label applied to him by many and claims to be a classic liberal in the John Stuart Mill mold. He is an equal opportunity activist attacking target on both sides of the political spectrum.
He was sent to an English boarding school where he first encountered and then overcame bullying. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
After beginning his foundation, Halvorssen appointed Vaclav Havel as the chairman of HRF, who served until his death in 2011 at which time Halvorssen selected the Russian chess grandmaster and political activist strongly opposed to Vladimir Putin, Garry Kasparov as foundation chairman. Kasparov protested the imprisonment of the band, Pussy Riot, and was carried off and assaulted by the Russian police. Pussy Riot was convicted of the crime of singing an anti-Putin song, and the band was sentenced to serve two years behind bars.
Thor Halvorssen is a unique humanitarian who serves to advance the human condition against any repressive political system anywhere in the world.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thor-halvorssen/

Stephen Murray: His Impact Will be Felt Forever

When you look at the life of Stephen Murray, there are a lot of things that stand out and a lot of positives. He has done a lot with his time on earth. He has done so much that even though he is sadly no longer with us, his impact is still felt to this day. That is the kind of power he had as a person.

Nothing he did, he did the easy way. He believed in the old fashioned way of rolling up your sleeves, getting to work, and going the extra mile. As the old adage says, if you are going to do something, you should do it right. Steve Murray always did it right all the way up until his death.

It all started for Stephen with his education and he went to school at Boston College where he received a degree in economics. He went even further with his education in 1989 by getting his master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School.

You see, Steve Murray believed in the power of education and the power of learning. In his mind, you could never learn too much and there was never too much information out there. In fact, he believed in the old adage that knowledge was power. The better suited you are for a situation, the better off you will be in the long run. When you prepare and have done your homework, it will help you later on in life. Read more: CCMP’s Murray dead at 52

In addition to that, after school, he went on to great success as president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital. He was someone that had a clear vision and he stuck to it and saw it all the way through. As president, there is a lot of responsibility on your plate and a lesser man might not be able to handle it.

However, according to Fortune, someone like Stephen Murray enjoyed the challenge and enjoyed the chance to do something special. He would think long and hard and look for any solution that he could to whatever problem was put in front of him. In fact, he didn’t see them as problems.

He saw them as a chance to learn something new and grow as president. This doesn’t even touch on his great charity work with Make-A-Wish. When you have accomplished all of this and done so much, no one can take it away from you.
Learn more about Steve Murray: https://www.pehub.com/2007/10/5-questions-with-stephen-murray/

The Rise of JustFab

JustFab is an online subscription fashion store that contains a range of jewelry, handbags, shoes and denim. JustFab was founded in 2010 by two entrepreneurs, Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler. Adam Goldenberg was an entrepreneur at an early age. At the age of 15 he founded his own company Gamers Alliance which he sold to Intermix Media in 1999. Goldenberg then dropped out of high school and joined Intermix Media as the Vice president of Strategic Planning. Adam Goldenberg became the youngest Chief Operating Officer of the company at the age of 20.

It was while at Intermix Media that Adam Goldenberg met Don Ressler. Don was a specialist in brand building and in 2001 sold his own company FitnessHeaven.com to Intermix Media. The two became friends and teamed up to start their own company Intelligent Beauty when News Corporation acquired Intermix Media in 2005. Mr. Adam Goldenberg served as its Chief Executive officer. He has been the president of Brentwood Cosmetics and Alena LLC since 2004. He was also the head of Performance Marketing Group at Intermix. His experience of more than five years in product development and internet marketing has made him one of the leaders in the field.

Half a decade after its founding, JustFab is the leading e-commerce subscription company and boasts of approximately 35 million members all over the world. The company has spread to various countries such as France, Spain, Germany, UK and Canada. Three years after it was founded JustFab’s total funding was $300 million, making it a ‘unicorn’ the name given to companies which have valuations of over a billion dollars. Adam Goldenberg confesses that it has taken JustFab’s employees a lot of dedication to achieve that feat. The aim of the company is to build their brand and ensure their customers are satisfied.

The subscription fee is $39.95(VIP membership) monthly and when members register they are required to complete a survey where they state their fashion tastes. At the start of each month the member can choose items based on their tastes, seek new options or skip the month at no cost. Goldenberg is convinced that in the next 20 years half of the world’s population will be shopping online so JustFab is focusing on building a great brand. The success of the company so far lies in the seriousness they give on customer feedback. Employees analyze the feedback and adjust accordingly to make the customers happy. Reference: http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab

Helane Morrison Starts Her Own Investment Firm

Helane Morrison runs one of the most successful investment companies in the state of California. With a staff of all women, Hall Capital Partners has broken the glass ceiling and shown the diverse leadership not found in many like companies.

Morrison’s trailblazing career exposing economic predators began when she graduated from Northwestern University. She went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from the University of Berkely Law School. Using her journalism degree, Helane Morrison able to write about her experiences within the banking community. While working as the head of Security and Exchange Commission of San Francisco, she witnessed fraud, waste and other violations.

Morrison formed her corporation to shed even more light on the wrongdoings still going on within the banking industry. She is certain that her current position will be able to work for the people and root out individuals and corporations that are deemed non-compliant.

Morrison says she worked aggressively working alongside law enforcement to keep banking corporations in line. Her reach was far and included not only Northern California, but Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and parts of Idaho.

Her office investigations resulted in actions against a number of banking firms, large and small. “Unfortunately, you have people who have no intentions of staying within the parameters of the law.” People have received hefty fines and jail sentences, according to Morrison.

Many perpetrators were turned in by whistleblowers, according to Morrison. “We have had a number of people grow a conscious and do the right thing.” With her new firm, Morrison knows she has to set the example. The consequences of not acting in a responsible and ethical manner can result in some pretty dire consequences.

Former Head Of CCPM Capital Stephen Murray

I have worked in the field of finance for many years. During my years as an accountant, I’ve interacted with many people from numerous fields. As a result, I’ve often had cause to deal with people who are truly committed to excellence. One such person is the late Stephen P. Murray. Murray is someone who I remember fondly.

Before his untimely and unexpected death, I remember him as someone who was always happy and full of life. In our time together, I was always impressed with his unyielding integrity and his thoughtful devotion to our chosen field. As a result of his efforts, the field of finance and economics was a brighter, happier place for all of us who work here.
Our First Meeting

From the very first, I remember being attracted to numbers. Numbers were always a subject I have truly loved and adored. This was very much for Stephen Murray CCMP Capital as well. He shared my passion for the subject. This was instantly He also shared my love of being able to help our customer base get access to the kind of service we all know is important and necessary for any person of honor.

Just as I pride myself on my love of helping people, so too did the late Stephen Murray. He was also someone who cared about being there for people at all times. This led him to help provide the kind of assistance that is truly necessary in order to keep the market on keel and help people trust that their investments will be overseen by someone who cares.

Two Decades Together

When I began the long climb up the banking fiscal ladder, I realized that it would be ideal to have a teammate on my side.

This is why I reached out to someone who clearly shared my personal goals. Stephen Murray was that person. When we began our careers together at Chemical Bank over two decades ago, I knew that he had what it takes to get somewhere. His leadership skills were evident from the very first and obvious to all of those who worked with him.

We knew that he was the person we could count on to help us all figure out how best to serve the needs of our customers at Chemical. At all times, he was there for us, helping us get the knowledge we needed to stay on top.

Securus Technologies Expose How Global Tel Link Is Failing Its Customers

When you are working in a certain sector, you need to be the very alert to note the wrongdoings of other companies in the same business. Not just to advance your agendas, but because their wrong doings can have ripple effects on your company. This is why Securus Technology has taken steps to reveal how Global Tel Link, GTL, has been failing its clientele.
In a report by PR Newswire, Mr. Richard Smith, who is the company CEO, said that he was offended that a carrier would stoop below the integrity bar, which most companies have set. He also said that although the PSC order was released in 1998, Securus brought up the issue because GTL’s wrong doings have still continued, and their actions could tarnish the industry’s name.

GTL is a communication provider for inmates, and while providing their services to the Louisiana Department of Correction, they broke a number of laws. The results released after investigations by the Public Service Commission showed that:

The GTL telephones, at the correctional facility, were programmed to add 15 or 36 seconds to the duration of each call.

The Global Tel Link telephones were programmed to rate the calls above the specified rates.

The company inflated the cost of the calls, by adding additional fees after the calls had already been rated.

In some cases, they billed one call more than one time.

After looking at these findings, it was seen that in most of the cases, these actions were done on purpose, and ended up costing taxpayers $1,243,000.

Read story here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-corrects-inaccuracies-in-global-tel-links-gtl-press-release-300282563.html

About Securus Technologies

According to BBB.org, Securus America Technologies is one of the largest communication and technology suppliers to law enforcement, and correctional facilities, serving over 1,000,000 inmates. The company, which has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, serves various parts of North America. They take pride in offering efficient services, among them emergency response, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, and monitoring products.

 

Yeonmi Park Tells the World Her Story

Yeonmi Park is an extraordinary individual as she is not only a North Korean defector, but according to News.AU, she is also a current human rights activist with the mission to help others escape this totalitarian regime. Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea until her escape in 2007 to China while accompanied by her mother. In 2009, Ms. Park became settled in South Korea with a new mission to help others who have been put into a similar position as her. Ms. Park, in her new book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, discusses her troubles as well as her fears as she flees the North Korean border and discovers freedom.
Ms. Park was born and raised in North Korea. Though she was born during a totalitarian regime, her family was a well respected family that allowed her many privileges in the country while growing up. Though she grew up in a wealthy family, the economic crash that took place in North Korea forced her family to be involved with the black market. As a result, Ms. Park’s father was sent to a labor camp in North Korea as a result of smuggling to keep his family alive and well fed. After her father was sentenced to a lifetime of labor, Ms. Park and her mother experienced the troubles of hunger and were forced to beg for food.

Though Ms. Park and her mother were able to eventually escape the North Korean border, Ms. Park and her mother then became involved in human trafficking. As a result of this horrifying experience, Yeonmi Park has become a human rights activist who speaks out against human trafficking and now has the mission to help individuals travel safely into China from North Korea. Yeonmi Park, through her experience has been able to personally testify of the brutality that she faced in her country. With tens of thousands of individuals escaping for the border each year, it comes as no surprise that the United Nations will soon be getting involved. Yeonmi Park’s new Amazon released book is a testament to her bravery and to her struggles.

Read more at https://reason.com/blog/2015/11/15/yeonmi-parks-north-korean-defector-story

 

Athleisure: The Perfect Way To Add To Your Athleisure Wardrobe

In a society where yoga pants tend to rule, it’s no surprise how far athleisure brands like Fabletics have come. Since yoga pants have become so versatile when dressing for a plethora of different occasions, they have become one of the most desirable items of clothing on the market. Athleisure, or athletic leisure clothing from Fabletics not only makes a fashion statement nowadays, but provides comfort to consumers worldwide. In a recent article, it talks about how athleisure has become a lifestyle and shares some surprising statistics regarding athletic wear.

For example, the article starts out by talking about how athleisure wear has come so far. Last year, forty four billions dollars was sold in athletic wear alone from Fabletics. And surprisingly enough, denim sales have gone done five percent or more since 2013. Crazy statistics, right? To think that the yoga pant will someday replace denim isn’t so shocking knowing how comfortable and form fitting yoga pants have become. Americans will choose the comfort over style in many instances, but with athleisure they don’t have to choose. You can wear athleisure with regular casual wear and still pull it off for any occasion. The versatility of athleisure is amazing. To read more about athleisure, visit this page: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dressing-down-the-rise-of-athleisure/

As mentioned earlier, Fabletics is one of the more popular athleisure brands because of the subscriptions it offers. By becoming a member, you can subscribe to receive new athleisure wear each and every month delivered to your door at a fixed and reasonable price. Sounds amazing, right? For all you athleisure addicts, this is the perfect way to gradually grow the perfect athleisure wardrobe. Even if you don’t want to receive products each month, you can still become a member and purchase when you wish to. With great unique pieces, amazing low prices and free delivery, it’s easy to see how Fabletics has made over two hundred million in a year. 


Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial Impacts Venezuela

Brazilian official Dilma Rousseffs impeachment trial is a heavy blow to Nicholas Maduro’s political faith. Last week Rousseff, who is a political ally to Maduro, was removed from office and given notice that there would be an impeachment trial over national budget discrepancies.
While Rousseff is fighting back against these charges, calling them a “farce” and the trial a ruse to get her out of office, President Maduro has marked this as the beginning of the end for himself and his political allies.Expert Jose Manuel Gonzalez thinks Maduro is being examined for possible removal from office by the beginning of next year through the process of recall referendum. This is due to public unrest over economic hardships and lack of natural resources during his presidential term.

Maduro has stated in last week’s press conference that now that Rousseff has been thrown out, he knows that the political powers that did this will be coming for him. I believe that with Venezuelas crumbling infrastructure and political unrest, there is only so much that his political party can do. Manuel Gonzalez thinks that he sees the writing on the wall and knows that his term as President is soon coming to a close.