While it seems like almost everyone in the world has heard of the powerhouse couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, they may not realize that there is another very important woman in his life, Desiree Perez. Perez is one of the most influential women in music on an executive level and while you may not know who she is, you may have heard her referenced in his music as “Dez”. Desiree Perez has been at his side during negotiations to ensure that things go the way that he wants for years and she is starting to get the much-deserved recognition that she deserves.
Along with Desiree Perez, there are several other influential women behind some of the biggest names in music and the world is just starting to realize just how important women are to the industry. Recently, Billboard wrote about the influence that women are having when it comes to the music industry and management in particular. Currently, Desiree Perez serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation, the entertainment company that was founded by Jay-Z back in 2008. She has had more than 2 decades of experience in the recording industry and has helped make the careers of stars like Rita Ora, Rihanna, Shakira, Timbaland, and many more.
As the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation, Desiree Perez has a lot of responsibilities and is a busy woman. She has been working with the company since 2009, only a year after it was first founded. In fact, she has been working with Jay-Z for around 22 years and working for his company just made sense. At Roc Nation, one of the things that she enjoys is producing tours and documentaries such as the “On the Run Tour” with Jay-Z and Beyonce. She is a cornerstone of the company and oversees a lot of their operations. Keep up with Perez by following her on Twitter.
Jacob Gottlieb’s reputation for healthcare investments was well known when he founded Visium. Jacob began investing when he was in his early teens. His hard work-ethic and supporting family gave him the motivation to succeed academically. Jacob Gottlieb graduated Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a medical degree from the NYU School. After completing his medical internship, Jacob Gottlieb discovered a passion for finances and turned his focus for a career on Wall Street.
He began as an analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co while simultaneously earning his Financial Analyst Certificate. In a few years, he began his new career as a healthcare portfolio manager at Merlin Biomed Group. Immediately following, he worked at Balyasny Asset Management where he became the top earner at the firm. His ambitious drive for a successful career made him create his own investment company Visium in 2005.
Founded by family and friends, Jacob Gottlieb had no trouble raising $300 million in seed capital from his trust with investors. There were high hopes for Visium since Jacob Gottlieb’s leadership and support for his talented portfolio managers and recruitment led to the company’s fund of $8 billion dollars with 170 employees across New York, London, and San Francisco.
Unfortunately, his success with Visium ended when three employees were charged with security mismarking and insider trading by the SEC and U.S Attorney’s Office in 2016. Their actions inflated returns and affected millions in management and performance fees. Due to the widespread panic and loss of employees, Jacob Gottlieb was forced to close down his company.
That didn’t stop Jacob from continuing his career as a health investor. His network with investors and reputable performance has led him to open an office in New York City where he began building his portfolio in investments with Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sellas Life Sciences. His new chapter begins after the fruitful years he had with Visium.
James Dondero is a finance professional who co founded and manages the investment firm Highland Capital Management. He currently serves as the company president and therefore provides the day to day leadership of the company. During his career, James has established himself as an expert in the financial markets. Dondero regularly evaluates the latest trends in the finance industry and looks for opportunities that can greatly profit his firm. James worked for investment firms and held a number of positions that prepared him for eventually running his own financial services company. Within a decade, James expanded his firm to provide financial services that would improve the financial situation for a number of clients. He would also expand his firm to other parts of the world in an effort to grow his company.
Dondero first got an education before entering the financial services industry. He studied accounting and finance at the University of Virginia. James completed a bachelor’s degree in both of these subjects and established himself as one of the top students when he graduated. His educational experience provided him with the basic theoretical knowledge to begin a career in finance. Like a number of other college graduates, James went on to pursue his first job as a credit investment analyst. By holding this position, James would begin to build a track record of experience in the finance industry which would lead to more rewarding jobs in the future.
The finance career of James Dondero culminated when he was a fund manager for an investment firm. Dondero managed the assets of American Express which typically amounted to $2 billion. Like his experience as a credit analyst, James would use this experience to help him learn more about how to oversee large sums of money for investors. After working as a chief investment officer for a few years, James would then start up his own firm by the year 1990.
Throughout the 1990’s James would develop his firm into one of the most comprehensive in the industry. His firm would go from offering just life insurance policies to services such as financial advisory and wealth management. He would also begin to offer a number of products that would help investors grow their capital such as hedge funds. His firm would eventually offer collateralized loan obligations which enables it to become the first company to offer this other than banks.
Australian luxury lingerie company, Honey Birdette launched its e-commerce site in the US with the aim of serving its clients better. It also has plans underway to increase the three stores it has in the UK to at least 40 by the need of 2018. The brand began in 2006 as its founder Eloise Monaghan tried to meet the needs of a unique target client who wanted a good quality type of lingerie. The e-commerce section in the US market was a result of a response to the exploding demand, which saw the company’s sales increase 374% in online sales. The Ecommerce Avenue is the way to serve clients better by ensuring timely service delivery, easy returns in case of complaints and an extended product range for all customers.
The company also has plans underway the main target being the US market but first, it plans to start by expanding its UK market from three stores to at least 40 by the end of 2018. The first time the company opened its first store outside Australia was in London’s Convent Garden early last year. The second and the third stores were then opened in Westfield white city and Leeds Victoria gate. The next stores are targeting areas such as Westfield Stratford, Newcastle, Leeds, and Liverpool among other areas. The company has a target of reaching other prime locations around Europe as a way of increasing their sales and promoting the company’s expansion.
About Honey Birdette
This company was first launched in 2006. Its founder is Eloise Monaghan. The idea of a unique and luxury lingerie line came about because of a chat she had with a friend over dinner.
There was a need to supply the right kind of bedroom lingerie. Quality and class were missing in most of the provisions available in the market. This was the best way to meet these needs.
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Any company with “we love making your bedroom happy” as their mission statement must be successful. Each delicious boutique and online site offers a variety of beautiful lingerie ensembles and adult themed toys for the adventurous. There’s a name and story behind every sexy outfit.
Their founder provides boutiques, an online website, Pinterest page, and Facebook. Consumers can easily access any form of the brand at their leisure. Still have questions about the brand or products? Feel free to reach out to their friendly staff by email or join the VIP list for regular updates.
Honey Birdette is here for your every request. Since their beginnings in 2006 by young entrepreneur Eloise Monaghan, these boutiques have been building and growing consistently. This Brisbane founded company has finally launched its US e-commerce site. After a 374 % increase in online US sales over the last year, the decision was made to expand. The aim is to enhance the experience of US consumers by easier returns, faster delivery and extended product range. If this wasn’t enough good news for the US, there is talk of plans for US retail openings.
Aside from the US market, Honey Birdette is looking to take the UK portfolio from their current three stores to a whopping forty by the end of 2018.There are fifty five stores in Australia where it’s first boutique was born. Last year the first Honey Birdette was opened outside of its home market, in London’s Covent Garden. Two more London locations shortly followed suit. By the end of next year, ten more locations will be added to the UK list. Not to mention, there are prospects of plans for more premium boutiques around Europe. I can’t wait to see where this sensual brand will go from here.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of the few cosmetic surgeons good enough to be called one of Texas’ Super Doctors. She has been noted as one of the top twenty-four plastic surgeons in the United States. You can also add business owner to her many admired titles as she owns her own cosmetic surgery practice and satellite office. Dr. Jennifer Walden is a doctor, plastic surgeon, and author. Dr. Walden has co-authored books on a subject near and dear to her heart, cosmetic surgery. She is also a member of many elite professional organizations. Among her memberships are The American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Walden is also a member of the board of directors for The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She was also an instructor while residing in New York.
Her education began with her training at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas. Walden subsequently worked as an ear, nose, and throat doctor in New York before ultimately moving back to Austin Texas where she was born and raised.
The talented Austin doctor currently provides many cosmetic procedures at her Westlake and Marble Falls (satellite) offices. Her primary focus is on improving the lives of women. She therefore concentrates on cosmetic procedures. These services range from rhinoplasty to breast augmentation and face lifts to liposuction.
While this short synopsis of Dr. Jennifer Walden’s life and career provides an overview of her amazing life and practice, it is only that, an overview. There is so much more to Dr. Jennifer Walden, doctor, author, business owner, and quite possibly to the women she serves, friend.
Author and gun collector Michael Zomber admits that it has always been his goal to preserve history and express his artistic nature through his vast collection of antique weaponry. Zomber has managed to amass an extensive collection of guns, knives and his favorite — Samurai Words — over three decades.
Zomber is a storyteller at heart. He has successfully intertwined his love for Japanese armor with his novels Shogun Iemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. He and his wife Andrea, founder of Renascent Films, are also in the process of making his book Soul of the Samurai into a documentary.
Zomber has also penned highly-acclaimed novels Son of Kentucky, Sweet Betsy, That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War and Park Avenue.
A student of war, Zomber has traveled to all parts of the globe to witness countries being ravaged up close and personal. He has made a personal commitment to spread peace and encourage like-minded people to join him in that effort. He is a huge supporter of Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and other worthwhile organizations.
Michael Zomber was born and raised in Philadelphia to parents who immigrated from Germany in the 1940s. He received a bachelors degree in English Literature and a Masters in Psychology from UCLA. He and Andrea live in Philadelphia with their two children.
For the longest time, corrections officers have been using the same time-consuming system of paper logging, filing, routing, archiving and so on. Securus Technologies has developed a far superior paperless system which streamlines the entire process saving time and money for correctional facilities to the tune of around 65%. That is quite a large amount of cost, paper and man hours shaved off by using this system.
All of us want our corrections facilities to operate at the optimal function possible. With this new system in place, inmates can have custom-made forms quickly and effectively processed in a fraction of the time and with no paper involved to get lost in the shuffle. With roughly over 13 forms being processed for each inmate per month, this is a welcome addition to any facility with the old systems still in place.
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