A New Perspective of Charles Koch

Though becoming powerful is not easy, it can be expected by the best of the best who have superior knowledge. One individual in particular is the co-owner of a multi-billion dollar company that has put him several times on Forbes’ list of wealthy individuals. This man is Charles Koch and he is the proud owner of Koch Industries. This business has made headlines for finding efficient and least damaging ways in order to refine oil products in order to turn them into first order usable products. Koch Industries is responsible for developing products that are used to make many different popular goods.

Charles Koch is not only a proud business owner, but he is also heavily involved in politics. His belief in politics is more so Republican as he believes in the Libertarian cause. Charles Koch is very much a supporter of Adam Smith when he states that the invisible hand is not in need of government assistance to control the free market. Charles Koch is a firm believer that though the government should be present, the government should not intervene through subsidies, price controls, and through other forms of controlling the market. Mr. Koch states that this does more harm than good as it eliminates the efficiency of what the free market it.

In recent news, Koch sat down to a rare interview in order to disclose how he proceeds through his life. Mr. Koch states that though he is successful, he tries to stay out of the public eye as much as possible. Koch is also the proud author of his book, “Good Profit” which gives a full glimpse of his life of business.  Charles Koch specifically wants reads to see why he does what he does.

The Koch Brothers admittedly never started out poor as they inherited the family company. Though they never started out poor, Charles and his brother always had high expectations of them that, if failed, would never be lived down. This small glimpse into why they do what they do will be a new way to look at the Koch brothers especially through the eyes of anti-Libertarians.

For more information on Charles Koch check out the following links:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/05/20/17-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-koch-brothers/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/charles-koch-hillary-clinton-2016/

John Goullet Leads at Diversant

Diversant is proud to be the largest African-American owned IT staffing company in the United States. Diversant offers a wide collection of services for all aspects of IT staffing. These services include IT staff augmentation, innovative diversity solutions, and direct hire. As a fully certified Minority Owned Business Enterprise, Diversant is a firm capable of producing the best solutions possible involving IT staffing and diversity.

As a successful entrepreneur, Goullet has lead the charge in numerous successful ventures in the IT world. Goullet began his professional experience in the IT sector as an IT consultant. In 1994, he switched his focus to IT staffing. Goullet’s years of experience in the IT world provide him with a solid understanding of market trends. Tapping into his real world IT experience, Goullet founded Info Technologies. Info Technologies became a $30 million company that served Fortune 500 companies throughout the nation within 5 years.

John Goullet oversaw the transition of Info Technologies into Diversant LLC as it merged with with Diversant in 2010. Leading Diversant LLC as the firm’s principal, Goullet ardently utilizes his talents to bring solutions to a rapidly evolving IT marketplace. Goullet considers it a privilege to have worked in the IT world for so long, and he passionately believes bringing diversity into the world of IT can help put a company onto the path of success.

Additional Information on John Goullet can be found via the links below:

http://bcexploration.com/index.php/2016/04/28/a-visionary-entrepreneur-who-made-30-million-within-five-years-john-goullet/

Led By John Goullet, Diversant Provides Innovative Staffing Solutions

http://hackronym.com/john-goullet-building-the-future/

The Greyhound Diaries: Tale Of An American Journeyman

It takes a special kind of fortitude to follow a dream. You can see it in some, in their eyes. It’s the same resilience that comes from necessity and desperation. To ride a Greyhound bus for over 100,000 miles over the course of ten years requires that same fortitude, some from passion and some, perhaps, from desperation.

Doug Levitt grew up in Washington D.C., the son of politicians. He studied under legendary astrophysicist Carl Sagan at Cornell before landing a highly successful career as a foreign correspondent for the likes of ABC, NBC, and a variety of others. At the time, Levitt was based in London, and was dispatched all over the world, to places as remote and widespread as Rwanda, Iran, and Botswana.

Perhaps it was this nomadic existence that inspired his career switch in 2001 to a Nashville songwriter. Levitt boarded a Greyhound bus sometime in 2005 and hasn’t looked back, embarking on what is now known as the Greyhound Diaries. Levitt has logged thousands of miles, and has documented his journey in thousands of photographs, in addition to songs and writing.

He’s performed around the country, in venues as ranging from The Kennedy Center to homeless shelters. Levitt has compared his mission to that of the WPA artists of the depression. He documents the people of America, as they are, in all of the forms they take.

Doug Levitt has logged and archived an incredible journey, and he shows no signs of stopping. Inspirational in his acts, and also his output, Levitt is the kind of special that requires no embellishment, a classic American journeyman.

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Additional Links:

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/finding-america-repeatedly-bus-singer-songwriter-doug-levitt-offers-greyhound-diaries

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1045774/doug-levitt

Keith Mann Announces New Scholarship for High School Seniors

Keith Mann, the CEO of Dynamics Search Partners, is pleased to announced the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Development.  The charter organization and Mann have teamed up to provide this financial award to students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend a four-year college. Joe Frick, one of the college counselors for Uncommon Schools, confirmed that he and the staff were very grateful for Mann’s financial award and his commitment to education.

Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship have to submit a 1,000-word essay. In the essay, students have to detail the ways that a college degree will help them to achieve their professional goals. The application process for the scholarship started on February 29, 2016, and the winner of the scholarship was announced in March. One graduating senior will receive the scholarship each year. The scholarship iw worth $5,000, and will be applied toward the cost of the student’s college tuition. Keith Mann is a proponent of education and a philanthropist, and knows the importance of education when it comes to professional advancement.

Keith Mann has been in the staffing and hiring fields and has assisted with hedge fund compensation for more than 15 years. Dynamics Search Partners serves more than 200 clients on a yearly basis, including those in Asia, the United States and Europe.

For More Information on Keith Mann check out the following links:

https://angel.co/keithmann

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/keith-mann

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/keith-mann-and-dynamics-search-partners-raise-over-22k-for-uncommon-schools-of-new-york-300044729.html

As Argentina Reemerges

The year 2001 saw a slump period in the Argentinian economy. The problem was debt which seems to be a pattern among modern nations. The country held tightly to a default had of roughly $95 billion: the largest ever recorded.

Here’s where the Argentina government begins to turn the tables. It’s now the year 2016. The financial industry turns its eyes toward the country and its breaking news. The government announces its solution to surmounting debt.

It will manage it by issuing bonds to the public and under New York state law. The country expected to see the purchase of nearly $12 billion by last month in April 2016 alone. This return to the international markets come as bonds that will mature in five, 10 and 15 year policies.

The agenda is President Mauricio Marci’s who’s undergoing a swift maneuver for stabilizing his economy. That economy was hurt badly during Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s tenure in office. These events took Argentina out of the world market during 2001.

The largest financier pursuing the investment option is none other than James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management LP. The asset management firm announces it picking up a significant amount of bonds released by Argentina. The firm now manages $19 billion worldwide and has the resources to make its stake secure.

There is no shortage of cash in Highland Capital’s hands. But we don’t know how much its stake will be. It’s obvious that James Dondero is confident of the new venture by Argentinian President Mauricio Marci.

In fact, James is very optimistic.

The firm got its start as Highland Capital Management LP in the year 1993. Dondero co-founded the organization and now operates as President. He had already purchased Argentinian bonds back in 2014. An investment that shows better returns for the firm’s portfolio than did its energy sector holdings.

Highland saw a 20 percent return from those Argentinian bonds. When the competitive average was 3.3.

The forward drive by Dondero is apparent.

The Highland group sees this a great opportunity, and one not to fail. But as a distressed investor, Capital Management is not the only one prepared to exploit the release of more Argentinian bonds.

A big shift is surely underway worldwide.

Follow James on Twitter and LinkedIn today!

Additional Links:

Meet James Dondero; the Highland Capital Management CO founder and President

http://dallasinspections.net/james-dondero-his-company-and-achievements/

Shaygan Kheradpir: Technological and Business Leader Extraordinaire

 

Shaygan Kheradpir is an accomplished Iranian-American businessman who has had a successful career heading some of the biggest conglomerates in the fields of Finance and Technology. The electrical engineer, with a Cornell University PhD in the field, is Coriant’s current CEO. He has headed the Naperville, Illinois, based company since 2014. He formerly served on boards like YMCA (New York) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Born in London in 1960, Shaygan grew up in Iran after his father moved the family back to his home country. However, in order to attend college, Shaygan moved to the United States of America and enrolled at Cornell University in New York. He studied electrical engineering. Today, he holds US citizenship.

After college, Shaygan joined GTE in the year 1987. He joined as an engineer and began work on the firm’s network routing systems. He eventually got a control and management job and headed software systems and eventually developed a national platform for network management. He subsequently got promoted until he became the CIO of the firm. In 2000, after a merger between Bell Atlantic and GTE, he became Verizon’s president of the newly formed e-business division.

Kheradpir joined Barclays as COO in 2011. He joined the global banking conglomerate at its head offices in London, UK. He was later promoted to the CTO position. In 2014, he joined Verizon but left in the same year to join Merlin Equity Partners and later Coriant as CEO.

Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir is the current CEO of Coriant and the company’s board chair. He is a recognized leader in the fields of business and technology with a long career spanning over 28 years. His experience spans across fields like technology, financial services and telecommunications. He has held several top jobs in some of the biggest companies in their respective industries like Barclays (financial industry) and Coriant (technological and networking giant).

Shaygan was born in London, UK, but grew up in Iran.  He attended and acquired all his academic accolades from Cornell University. He studied electrical engineering and has a bachelor’s degree, a masters and a doctorate degree in the field. He currently sits on the National Institute of Standards and Technology board, chairs the board of Coriant and is a current member of Cornell University’s Engineering Council.

Check out Shaygan Kheradpir on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Overview of Hedge Fund Assets Released By Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital’s industry overview on hedge funds just saw its fourth edition not too long ago. Contained within it is the performance for the financial year of 2015. Overall, 2015 did not turn out to be a good year for many firms in the hedge fund business. Madison Street Capital has released its predictions for the 2016 hedge fund M&A on hedgeweek.

Based upon the hedge fund overview published by Madison Street Capital, the firm announced closing deals on 42 hedge funds over the course of 2015, which is up from the 32 deals the company was able to close the previous year. Overall, performance lacked across most hedge strategies throughout the year, but transaction volume increased by roughly 27 percent. Despite this, late in 2015, there was a large boost of transactions that pushed hedge fund to an all time high. Because of this, hedge fund transactions for 2016 could break old records. The staff at Madison Capital believe they were able to identify and organize important drivers for deal progress in the future.

Even though market operations were down throughout 2015, reports have shown that assets among hedge funds are holding steady at an all time high in 2016. The number of investors from different associations has continued to increase as the need for new asset strategies grows in expectation of greater returns. The hedge fund markets have become a difficult place, especially for small companies, considering the heavy pressure on cheaper fees and higher operational costs for businesses.

Madison Street Capital is an investment banking company that does business internationally with locations in North America, Asia and Africa. Based in the United States, Madison Capital’s headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, where they provide top-notch financial advisement, along with financial restructuring, merger and acquisition advice, valuation services, and capital opinions.

The team of professionals at Madison Street Capital have a great deal of expertise and experience within the industry. They are able to build strong relationships that last with their clients because of their level of dedication and experience. The management at Madison Capital understand that each and every scenario requires careful and proper analysis as they are all different. As with all recommendations, Madison Street Capital gives the clients honest information and the steps needed to reach their goals.

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