Papa John’s is one of the largest pizza chains in the world today. The company has branches all over the world, and the public has consistently chosen them as the top pizza company providing the best customer service. Papa John’s is also tradeable, having the ticker symbol PZZA. There are more than 5,000 branches of Papa John’s around the world, and the company is dedicated to keeping their customers happy, through providing them with delicious pizza and providing them with world class services.
Recently, as a part of the company’s campaign to improve their services, Papa John’s named their newest chief executive officer. Steve Ritchie has been with the company for years, and he was chosen to be the next CEO of the company effective on the 1st of January, 2018. Steve Ritchie started working with the company when he was only 21 years old. He used to work as the company’s customer service representative, and the company was paying him $6 per hour. He strived harder and shown the management that he deserves to be promoted. After a decade, he would become an operator and an owner of the brand that he is representing.
Four years later, Steve Ritchie Papa John’s has shown his capacities of becoming a competitive leader by showcasing how his franchise grew exponentially. The management noticed the changes in his franchise and offered him the position to become Papa John’s chief operating officer back in the year 2014. In just a year, he was promoted to become the company president, and he is grateful to those who backed his promotion. The management team back at the company stated that Steve Ritchie deserves to be promoted, and he is one of those who started small and worked hard to make it big. He is an inspiration to the employees working at an hourly rate, showing that they can also reach the top if they work hard for it.
Steve Ritchie stated that his leadership would focus on the expansion of the brand overseas. He said that many countries around the world still lack Papa John’s restaurants, and he will be doing his best to plead the governments to open their doors for the pizza parlor. Follow Papa John’s on Twitter.
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Shiraz Boghani is a well-respected member of the community throughout the UK, not just for his successful business pursuits, but for his contributions to the community through various different initiatives. Shiraz Boghani is an entrepreneur by nature and has focused his sights on industries that deal with catering to and helping others. Shiraz has spent more than 20 years establishing hotels throughout the UK and building up Sussex Healthcare facilities. Shiraz is the chairman for Splendid Hospitality, which has been building up hotels throughout London for many years. With Shiraz’s help, Splendid has managed to experience new growth every year and has built up more than 20 hotels throughout the UK, including Conrad London, Hilton London Bankside, and more. Follow Shiraz Boghani on Medium for more information.
Shiraz has been focused on improving the field of hospitality for many years, which is why he has succeeded in the Hotel industry. He has worked in various hotels and been majorly responsible for the development of Sojourn Hotels LLP. On top of his work in the hotel industry, Shiraz Boghani is a major supporter of the healthcare industry worldwide, which is also why he started up Sussex Healthcare centers. These centers are spread out throughout the UK and they take in anyone who is in need of assisted living, such as those who are mentally challenged or the elderly. Sussex provides individual and personalized care to all residents, which is what has allowed them to stand out over the years as one of the leading assisted living companies in the UK.
Sussex Healthcare has opened more than 20 facilities throughout the Sussex and London areas and there are more to come in the next several years. Shiraz Boghani wants to improve on the companies services in all areas, especially through dedicated caregivers. If Shiraz has learned anything after being in the hospitality business for three decades, it’s that taking care of the customer is the key to success and the same holds true for healthcare.
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Fortress Investment Group recently acquired a significant and iconic building in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue. A Madden Family Associates partnership ended up selling the Tiffany & Co. building on 259 Worth Avenue for the price of $20 million. The 16,374 square feet location fetched $1,221 per square food. The building has been on the market for 2 years, being put up for sale in late 2016, the listing agent expecting it to sell for $40 million, double the amount that it ended up selling for.
Worth Avenue is considered among the most expensive retail streets in the United States. The location was built back in 1950, and it is referred to as the Tiffany & Co. building due to the fact that the company has been leasing space on the second floor since 1991, for a total of 27 years. The luxury brand is the main tenant and is leasing 11,081 square feet, having invested millions in upgrades, which includes marble floors, the clock above the entrance, and steel doors. The building ended up selling because of family planning reasons and market conditions.
Fortress Investment Group pointed out that the building will maintain its current tenants, but plans are to create an upscale office space on the second floor at some point in the future. Greg Matus of Franklin Street, a commercial brokerage firm based in Tampa, handled both sides of the sales, stating that it was a rare opportunity for Fortress Investment Group to purchase a premier asset on one of the most famous retails streets on the planet. To know more about the company click here.
Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by Rob Kauffman, Randal Nardone, and Wes Edens. The alternative asset firm based in New York became famous, in part for being the first of its kind to go public, back in 2007. A decade after becoming publicly traded, the firm was acquired by SoftBank Group, a Japanese holding conglomerate, for the price of $3.3 billion, which resulted in Fortress becoming once again private. The purchase did not affect Fortress operations however, as due to regulations, SoftBank opted to let the firm operate independently.
Ryan Seacrest is a name that many people are all familiar with as he had first hit the airwaves when he was at the age of sixteen. Currently hosting the Live with Kelly Ripa morning TV show in New York, Ryan defines the phrase Jack of all trades better than anyone else. This is because, besides this morning show, he also hosts a string of other TV and radio shows such as Live with Kelly and Ryan and On Air with Ryan. Mr. Seacrest has also been the face of American Idol since 2002 and is also the man behind Keeping up with the Kardashians. In addition to his lucrative career, Ryan Seacrest also owns a skincare company known as Polish and a famed fashion line branded as Distinction.
Even with all his success, Ryan Seacrest has a big heart and loves children a lot which is why he established the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010. The foundation aims at inspiring today’s generation through education and entertainment-based programs. It has nine centers in different hospitals and Ryan also serves on the board of trustees.
A Look At His Day
The American Idol host wakes up at six in the morning, and once he is done getting ready, he takes a cup of matcha tea and a cup of coffee before working out. His workouts include running around the park, riding peloton bikes and even boxing. Once he is done with training, he watches the overnight news and a bit of TV before commuting to work. Fortunately for him, he doesn’t have to deal with traffic as he lives on the Upper East Side of town. Once he gets to the office, Ryan Seacrest first deals with short-term tasks, before handling long-term tasks in the afternoon.
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Saying yes or Got It are some of the habits he has developed over the years since he found out that most people, especially the successful, like hearing these words. Ryan (@ryanseacrest) has attention deficit disorder and as such, it is easy to get distracted by his phone. To prevent this, he usually puts his phone away and even locks it in a safe while on trips. He is also a massive foodie and a wine lover. Over the years, he has also learned that if people tell him how he makes his job look easy, he takes it as a compliment because it only shows he is doing well.
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Harry Harrison was an investment professional with an excellent career. At one time, he was one of the leading executives of Barclays. Harry was in charge of all the non-core products and services offered by Barclays.
In recent months, he started working on a business plan. He was tired of the corporate grind, and he wanted more control over his time. He decided to start a business in the financial services industry. His wife already ran a financial services company, so he knew what was needed to be successful. Harry recently had an interview and discussed his decision to leave Barclays.
Why Did He Leave?
As an executive at Barclays, Harry was making a ton of money each year. He could have stayed in that position and retired early. He talked about becoming bored with his routine. Each day, he would wake up and work long hours on various projects. His health was declining, and he decided to make a drastic change.
Harry is a major proponent of diversity in the workplace. He firmly believes companies should hire diverse workers to improve results. During his interview, he gave examples of how employees with unconventional backgrounds were able to improve his company.
Starting a Company
Harry also discussed the challenges of starting a business. Few people realize all of the problems that new business owners must face. Harry invested a lot of money to get his company started. Although it is a financial risk to manage his own business, he is excited about the coming years.
Financial Services Industry
Multiple trends are impacting the financial services industry. Customers are tired of paying high fees for lousy service. Harry’s company is designed to offer valuable recommendations at an affordable cost. He plans to add hundreds of new clients this year through various advertising methods.
Since they started years ago, Gulf Coast Western grew to make sure they could help more people with the options they have. They are an oil company that knows what people need and they work to come up with ideas to help others. They also work to make sure they can give people positive experiences no matter what they do. The company spent a lot of time acquiring land they could use to make the oil industry better. For them to do this, they have to make sure they can do things the right way. They also have to make sure they can make things better. It’s their goal to keep coming up with positive experiences and making things easier for everyone who needs it. The time they spend working on other options allows them the chance to keep acquiring other oil fields and more land to do their work.
Even though the oil industry saw a lot of changes over the years, Gulf Coast Western worked to adjust to those changes. They wanted to make sure they did things the right way and they pushed to make things better for all their clients. Since they had a lot of experience in the oil industry, it gave them the chances they needed for success on their own. It also made things better for them so they wouldn’t have to worry about what they could do to make a difference.
The time Gulf Coast Western spent learning about oil and the impact it had on the industry changed the way people did things. Gulf Coast Western keeps getting better and they have more land than ever. They also have the chance to keep doing things that might help others through the difficult opportunities they have. For Gulf Coast Western, the point of creating a positive experience is so they can make things easier on all their clients. They want the oil industry to continue changing and they want people to see they have options when it comes to what they’re doing in the industry. For them to do all of this, they have to make sure things continue working for them.
Matthew H Fleeger has built a reputation as an important member of the oil and gas industry. Fleeger has more than three decades of experience in the business. Outside of gas and oil he also has a wealth of experience in both waste management and the tanning industries. His accomplishments have allowed him to achieve lot of recognition, including being named as part of the Who’s Who of Business Professionals.
Matt Fleeger is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. Matt Fleeger father is responsible for the oil company Gulf Coast Western and Fleeger would follow in his father’s footsteps. Fleeger earned his BA in Business and learned lots of skills in finance and marketing. These skill would help him greatly as he began his business career. Fleeger would use his experience to earn a number of leadership positions in the industry.
Starting in the mid 1980’s Matt Fleeger began serving in many major positions. He began by working in his father’s company Gulf Coast Western. Years later he began his own company MedSolutions, Inc. He has served as t Chief Executive Officer and President of that company. He has worked with Kinlaw Oil Company, serving as Vice President from 1990 to 1993. Serving as CEO of his own company MedSolutions, Fleeger helped the company grow to high levels. He eventually negotiated the sale of the company for nearly $60 million.
Fleeger has had lots of success outside of the oil industry. He is responsible for creating two great businesses in the tanning world which have produced revenues of more than 100 million dollars. Fleeger was also instrumental in the tanning company Palm Beach Tan, a company he has helped to become one of the most successful indoor tanning groups in the United States. Furthermore his tanning booth franchise Mystic Tan is now one of the most successful spray-tanning companies in the world.
Betsy DeVos is a reformer, of that there is no doubt. As a reformer, Betsy DeVos feels that it is her obligation to bring forth great change in key areas that she strongly believes in. Betsy DeVos is a prominent GOP donor and Republican supporter from the state of Michigan. For her entire life, Betsy DeVos has been supporting conservative policies and working to establish herself as having a strong voice in the field of education. Betsy DeVos believes in the writing of Milton Friedman and, more specifically, his stance on education and government intervention. As the newest Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will have the Presidential mandate on her side as she seeks to establish school choice curriculums in schools all around the country.
When you begin talking about making changes to the educational system, you typically start to talk about progressive or leftist options. For a long time, conservatives didn’t have a specific education reform platform to coalesce around, at least not until Betsy DeVos showed up. As a prominent reformer and devout believer in the role of school choice, Betsy DeVos will be pushing for maneuvering federal funds toward the assistance of private, charter and religious schools all around the nation.
The stance for school choice that conservatives take is simple: public schools have shown time and again to be lackluster in comparison to other educational facilities. With that being said, public schools take up funding from taxes whether or not a parent actually sends their children to those schools. School choice, or educational choice, simply means that federal funds will be made available to all styles of schools that parents of every type of student will be able to pay into supporting the option that makes sense for their own children. Conservatives believe in personal choice and personal freedom so this stance makes perfect sense.
Betsy DeVos comes to Washington D.C. after having spent her entire adult life working as a private citizen to establish school choice as a viable option in neighborhoods around the country. Before being hired to operate as the Secretary of Education, DeVos managed to get more than 250,000 students on board and into school choice facilities throughout 17 different states in the United States of America. As the Secretary of Education and with the President’s support behind her, Betsy DeVos will be in a position to spread school choice to the rest of the institutions in the United States.
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Doe Deere is a Russian born immigrant who came to America at an early age in hopes of pursuing her “American Dream”. She began her journey in New York City with her mother and younger sister at the age of 17. They quickly learned that even though they had a strong will to work, coming to America with little money just wouldn’t work. This article is going to give you a little look into their start and Deere’s rise to the top.
Soon after coming to America, Doe Deere and her family ended up in a homeless shelter where they stayed for around six months. During her stay here, aside from working, she began to draw sketches of fashion designs. A social worker was introduced to her and her mother. This worker helped her mother to get a steady job as an accountant. They also helped Deere get into a fashion designing school. Soon after, they were able to move out of the homeless shelter and into an apartment.
Doe Deere still had bigger dreams for herself though. She wanted to become an entrepreneur. She continued to work hard and save as much money as she could. She was soon able to start her own makeup line, Lime Crime. Lime Crime has become very successful over the past few years. Started in 2008, Lime Crime now employs 35 people in Los Angeles.
Doe Deere has worked extremely hard over the past 20 years to build her successful business, and is now living her “American Dream”. She has a beautiful house, life, and family. Although she says she would never wish the hard times she went through on anyone, she says that without them she would not be where she is today. The hard times taught her to push through and be strong. Deere is proof that no matter what you come from, anyone can become successful.
In 2002, DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani was best known for his catering and hotel empire stretching across the Middle East. In 2002, the focus of Sajwani changed with a change in rules in the United Arab Emirates allowing foreign nationals to purchase property in the desert state. The University of Washington graduate quickly established DAMAC Properties and purchased a piece of land in an area of Dubai many felt would not be a success for a luxury real estate development. Hussain Sajwani proved his doubters wrong by selling every unit in the planned development before construction even began.
In 2018, DAMAC Properties employs more than 2,000 people around the world with the group now expanding its development plans across the Middle East and parts of Europe. The business portfolio of Hussain Sajwani now takes in various luxury real estate developments across global capitals and luxury destinations. One of the most impressive developments offered by the DAMAC owner is the AYKON Maldives Resort which is being constructed on a reclaimed island and will offer more than 100 luxury hotel suites.
AYKON developments are also planned in London where the first tower will be an impressive waterfront tower built on the River Thames which will be decorated by the experts at Versace Home. KNown as Nine Elms Property Limited, the company behind AYKON One is backed in part by DAMAC International and in a lesser way by DAMAC Dubai.
The DAMAC owner understands the need for a diverse set of companies to ensure he is always bringing in different streams of revenue. The DICO Investments group established by DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani now manages more than $3 billion in assets across sectors far from the luxury real estate sector. Maintaining links to the sectors which have proven a historic success for DAMAC and Hussain Sajwani is important to the backer of the One Million Arab Coders program who retains an interest in the catering industry he cut his entrepreneurial teeth in.
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