Helane Morrison’s Life and Accomplishments

Helane Morrison is a compliance officer that has proven to be very effective in her career. As of right now, she is serving as the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and General Counsel of Hall Capital Partners which is a very successful investment company. Helane Morrison is someone who has exposed a lot of unethical behaviors in the business world. One common thing she has exposed is fraudulent handling of business. She has exposed a lot of businesses that were dishonest during the economic crash that started in 2007. During this economic crash, a lot of people lost trust in these institutions.

One thing that could be said for Helane Morrison is that she is very proactive when it comes to standing against unethical behaviors of businesses and financial institution. During one of the most serious crises since The Great Depression, Helane Morrison has shown a lot of bravery and wisdom in revealing all of the corruption and taking steps to correct the problem. However, Helane Morrison was not self made. She has received a lot of inspiration from various mentors. Among the mentors that she has looked up to is Harry A Blackmun.

Blackmun is someone who fought really hard for social justice. He has received a lot of opposition and even threats from people who stood against what he believed. Morrison has looked to him as an example on how to handle injustice and opposition. He also showed Morrison the cutthroat nature of the business and prepared for everything that she could face. Helane Morrison has developed a thick skin in her field which helped her fight against every case of unethical business behavior that she has come across. As of right now, Helane is using her services at Hall Capital. She is one of the leaders of this investment firm.

Stephen Murray’s Career Life and His Effort in Ensuring the Success of CCMP Capital.

Stephen Murray is one of CCMP’s founders, and he served the company as its Chief Executive Officer. Before his demise, which occurred on 12th March 2015, Murray was an expert in the private equity investment sector. The CCMP acknowledges Stephen Murray as a professional who made noteworthy contributions to the firm by actively working to ensure that the business and its frontrunners were prosperous.

Stephen Murray was also known for his generosity whereby he gave donations to important community institutions such as the Boston College, the Stamford Museum, Metro New York’s Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Food Bank of Lower Fairland County and the Columbia Business.

He was a former student of the Columbia Business School where he got his MBA. Mr. Murray’s philanthropy was recognized, and he was made to be a Council Member at the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Chairperson of the Boston Collage’s Trustees Board.

During the prime years of his career, Stephen Murray was an employee of the Manufacturer Hanover Corporation from 1984 and at the firm he was part of its credit forecast training project. He later got another job at the MH Equity Corporation after his former employer incorporated its controlled finance section with the MH Equity.

The Chemical Bank purchased the Manufacturers Hanover in 1991 and the MH Equity fused with the Chemical Venture Partners.

The JP Morgan offered Stephen Murray CCMP Capital a new administration position where he served as the controller of buyout enterprises as from 2005. He was a significant participant in the transformation of the business into a well-developed private equity.

The CCMP Capital began its operations in August 2006, and it was then a JP Morgan Chase’s spinoff. Stephen Murray was given a position at the firm as its CEO as from 2007 and at that period the company was made up of an advancement and takeover team, which was under his leadership. The company grew from an initial startup capital to 12 billion dollars.

The company currently specializes in private equity investment and has majored in leveraged takeovers and capital development dealing. CCMP has employed more than fifty private equity specialists who are based in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and New York.

Its primary customers are organizations, high net worth individuals and institutional investors who are in need of help of discovering the best business opportunities and making investments. Stephen Murray was a hard working person, and apart from his career at the CCMP he also sat on boards of various companies.

Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://www.wsj.com/articles/ccmp-capital-advisors-gets-backing-to-resume-investing-from-fund-1430946145

GTL Is Under Fire & Securus Technologies Helps Take Them Down

Securus Technologies is an interesting company. I have been impressed by some of their latest innovations with inmate communication platforms, especially their video visitations. It would be great for inmates to speak to their families through video-to-video conversations whenever they want. But I have to admit, finding out from PR Newswire that they are assisting an investigation that is a few years old on GTL or Global Tel Link really took me by surprise. It does make sense that Securus Technologies is so involved in doing the right thing since they have been servicing law enforcement and the public for years. See their BBB page.
The investigation they are helping with is the Louisiana Public Service Commission Investigation of GTL wrongdoings [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-corrects-inaccuracies-in-global-tel-links-gtl-press-release-300282563.html], which are definitely a lot. The investigation began in January 21, 1998, and it was not until now that even more information is coming out, thanks to the good people at Securus Technologies.

GTL seems to be responsible for several unlawful acts that are frankly reprehensible and un-American in my perspective.  They were also raising tariffs without informing anyone and counting on the fact that most people will not pay attention to the details of their bills. The initial investigations concluded that the Louisiana taxpayer payed over 1,243,000 dollars because of GTL’s wrongdoings.

Learn more at wikipedia.org about Securus.

The new information that Securus Technologies uncovered is promising to shed new light on the investigation and help ensure that these kinds of actions do not keep taking place. This is a company that understands that no American is subject to this kind of abuse. I have to say that I am happy to hear that, even though this company is huge, it is still looking out for the little guy.

 

Marc Sparks: Businessman, Philanthropist Founds Spark Tank

Today I’m here to tell you about Marc Sparks, the dynamic businessman based in Dallas, Texas. His story is clearly an example to us all, both as aspiring entrepreneurs and as good human beings. Marc Sparks got his start in Austin, Texas. Even though he never stood out in high school (he was a C student!) Marc, managed to make a name for himself in the world of business, starting from scratch. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital

Today Marc’s ventures are diverse and wide. He oversees a private equity firm, a national cellphone provider and a marketing firm among many other successful businesses. Nevertheless, his success has never caused him forget the less fortunate.

15 years ago Marc Sparks met Lynne Spiora and together the two of them funded the Samaritan Inn in Collin County, Texas. What started as a run-down homeless sheltered has blossomed into a $3 million dollar operation, feeding over 200 people a day.

Given their passion for service, Lynne and Marc wish to help other socially minded entrepreneurs and for that reason they founded Spark Tank, an innovative organization designed to fund grants and oversee accountability from non-profit management.  Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://sparktankdfw.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000

If you are interested, please apply before July 15th and be ready to present your ideas to a panel in August. Each finalist will have 10 minutes to present their ideas to the panel. Applicants must be a 501c3 organization and must have a minimum of two years history. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

Human services, animal services, and the arts are all eligible to apply, but certain services like United Way Charities, National charities, political action committees and faith based initiatives ARE NOT eligible. Faith based initiatives for nonreligious purposes ARE eligible.

A Weighty Dilemma

With the Venezuelan economy is a perpetual state of free fall, the price of everything has skyrocketed. One unique consequence of this financial dilemma is the need of the average citizen to carry around a stunning amount of physical money. It is now an everyday occurrence for the money used to pay for an item to outweigh the actual item itself.

It has gotten so bad that many hotels and restaurants now use money-counting machines to deal with the quantity. Many taxi drivers, David Osio said in an example have given up on counting large wads of bills, and now just blindly accept the voluminous stacks.

This saves both the customer and the vendor the hassle of having to lug around large quantities of money that, in reality according to Visual CV, is not worth all that much.

 

Athleisure Fabletics: Above And Beyond Workouts

Athleisure is a new fashion word and type of product that mixes athletic and leisure wear on https://twitter.com/fabletics. While men generally don’t pay as much attention to what they wear on a run or in the gym, women definitely do. So, in response, over the last twenty years, athletic companies, such as Reebok and Nike, made workout clothing a little more appealing to women with brighter colors and more form fitting apparel.

Athleisure companies like Fabletics (Wikipedia shows everything about the company) are taking this a step further because some women who don’t go to the gym want to look like they do. In addition, the women who do go to the gym and worked so hard to get a gym body want to show it off post gym as well. Companies are vying for part of this market that will see fashion conscious and wealthier women in yoga pants, stretch tops and dresses while out to lunch and to shop.

For example, actress Kate Hudson has co founded a Fabletics, a company that makes gym outfits that work for the gym and for casual dining and shopping. The fabric has the support, warmth and moisture wicking properties women look for in athletic gear, but can wear it out.

It operates with mostly online sales with the ability to subscribe for discounts. The popularity of this type of dressing is not fad, an April article in Mary Claire stated. Read the full article here: 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dressing-down-the-rise-of-athleisure/

Visit Fabletics for yourself: www.fabletics.com

A Week With WEN: Testing WEN by Chaz Dean on Fine Hair

WEN Cleansing Conditioner is one of the most popular hair-care products on the market. One of Bustle’s beauty writers, Emily McClure, decided to see what the fuss is all about by conducting a seven-day WEN trial on her own hair.
What is WEN?

WEN hair by Chaz Dean (http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html) is designed to be a one-stop-shop for hair care regardless of the texture, thickness or type of your hair. Chaz Dean created WEN as a replacement for the multiple hair products previously needed to cleanse and style hair.

The Seven Day Test

McClure, who has fine hair, used the sephora Fig vesrion of the product daily for a seven day period. After only a single wash, her hair was noticeably more voluminous, and her hair’s shine increased dramatically by day seven.

As someone who suffers from an oily scalp, McClure found that daily, morning washes were necessary to keep the roots from looking greasy. By the end of the week-long trial, the hair continued to showcase an impressive level of volume.

Check out McClure’s full review, including before and after photos, on Bustle.

Who Should Try WEN

Wen hair offers formulas for every hair type and condition. McClure suggests that the Fig version, which she used in this experiment, may be a good match for anyone looking for instant volume, such as those with fine or thinning hair.

Fabletics Grows as Athleisure Concept Explodes

The growth of athleisure is very real. There are so many companies that are trying to produce this, but Fabletics is one at the top right now. This is a company that has been able to connect to a lot of different customers because there is so much buzz about the brand.
Read more:
Fabletics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
@fabletics

Growing Desire to See More Athleisure

The reality for, at least in America, is that the working class is just busier. There are so many people that are looking for a way to get back any small amount of time that they can get. That is why athleisure is such an important part of American culture. It plays well directly with the other element that people are fascinated with: working out.

The Athleisure Explosion

So many people have become accustomed to working out right after they leave work. Some people do it before they go to work. For those that are into yoga classes when they are do more stretching than sweating there is a chance to actually wear the same garments from work to a class. That is the great thing about so much of the full summary at The Krazy Coupon Lady still rings true.

People that are going to be looking for clothing that is comfortable even to work out and lounge in on other occasions will adore the Fabletics brand. This is a hot brand that seems to be just be getting even hotter. There are large numbers of people that are ordering these clothes online, but that was on the start of the fascination. As time progresses, more people are seeing that there is a need for these clothes because it helps them eliminate the need to buy multiple outfits.

The Fabletics brand continues to shine as even more stores are opening up. There is a lot of praise for this company because the clothes are affordable. These are also stylish clothes as well.

Learn more about Fabletics:
http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a19566/kate-hudson-fabletics-interview/
https://www.pinterest.com/fabletics/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Fabletics

Increasing Protests in Venezuela

Rationing of food is now occurring in Venezuela as a result of power shortages and lack of food available to the general public. This has caused great unrest amongst the public, a portion of which has become violent. There were riots in Maracaibo because of the powercuts that began on Monday. Maracaibo the second largest city in Venezuela is also not the only one where rioting is occurring.
Citizens of Venezuela are having to wait more than five hours to buy oil, and rice in their local markets and there is suffering all around. The outlook of the people in Venezuela has become pessimistic. Some citizens according to expert Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa have even begun to skip meals as a survival strategy. 13 percent of the people have been eating just one meal daily.
Many people are frightened because violence has increased nationwide. Neighbors cannot trust each other any longer. Overall this is the worst food shortage in the history of Venezuela and people are looking for someone to blame.

Velasquez Figueroa thinks that President Maduro has lost the confidence of his people, and the majority of them want him to resign. There has also been pressure for Rodolfo Torres the Food Minister to resign from office but the president blocked it.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/protests-erupt-venezuela-power-crisis-deepens-160429072951748.html

Brian Bonar Plans Big for Bellamy’s Restaurant in Escondido.

Brian Bonar has finally changed the name of a local restaurant to a name that is still familiar to many people in Escondido. The new restaurant now referred to as Bellamy came to America with its primary objective being to offer food that people would love. The aim of Brian Bonar was to find a name that fits the names of the local area. The restaurant seeks to make food for everyone in a friendly atmosphere.

Bellamy is a restaurant that has made many people feel at home, and it offers food that many thinks are of higher class than many people would expect. It is a style for many businesses in Escondido to start with a first name such as Cathy’s Canine or Lupita’s Mexican and Brian Bonar had no choice but to do the same for the restaurant. Having already hired Mike Reidy from El Biz as exec chef and landed on Trevor Da Costa, who was the front-of-the-house man.

The server of the restaurant, Kyle, describes each dish like an engineer. He prefers giving details about the parts of an intricate new toy. For instance, he instructs a nearby on how to eat composed desert without being annoying or sounding pretentious.

Desert is served with saffron pannacotta, but you have the option to tell the server to leave the strawberry hibiscus consommé for dipping. Desert is also served with Madeleine that prepared warm with sugar dust and orange zest. Frenchmen know duck is served in peach-onion jam which is warmed by the Szechuan gastrique. Still, the added polenta with Parmesan is well creamed, crispy and mind blowing.

What you need to know before you even go there is that Bellamy has the best food in San Diego. Although a competitor such as Ponsaty is designing their dream kitchen at the Bandy Canyon Ranch, Bellamy is winning big where Ponsaty is showing off. It is without a doubt that Bonar knew whatever he was doing when he chose a Master Chef of France’s full attention.

According to San Diego Magazine, Brian Bonar is strategizing to promote the growth of the restaurant to fit in the small towns in San Diego area. He has already initiated the development of a ranch outside the city that is prospected to allow him to host big events with great food offered by the restaurant. Like Ponsaty, he has plans to build a dream kitchen that is going to bring the best out of his chef to the ranch. The objective of the current plans is to ensure customers can get the best food in an exceptional environment.

Additional information can be seen at http://people.equilar.com/bio/brian-bonar-trucept–inc./salary/470203#.Vx4jtEURW4E