The growth of the Dallas, Texas based Nexbank has continued as the fast growing financial giant has added another new arm to its areas of business in the form of a college savings plan specialist institution. The College Savings Bank based in Princeton, New Jersey is the latest acquisition announced by Nexbank as they look to continue a period of growth that began with the arrival of John Holt as CEO and President; neither Nexbank or College Savings Bank have released details of the deal that completed the purchase of this well known banking institution.
The College Savings Bank was created in 1987 in Princeton, New Jersey as an institution dedicated to providing the best possible options for successfully completing the 529 college savings plans that have been established across the U.S. Nexbank was drawn to buying the College Savings Bank because of the nationwide reputation of the financial institution that includes 529 plans managed for state agencies in Indiana and Arizona.
Nexbank has been growing at a fast rate since investment and financial specialist John Holt took control of this historic bank in 2011. Despite the recent growth of the bank it has a historic charter dating back to 1922 that provides a basis on which the recent growth of the company has been based.
Nexbank continues to provide personal banking options for customers, such as personal savings and checking accounts, but also provides more commercial based banking options for a variety of customers. The other main areas of interest for Nexbank are the investment and mortgage areas that have resulted in Nexbank managing more than $3 billion in assets for customers from across the U.S.
For almost a century, the lip balm industry was dominated largely by one company. Chapstick was the leader and that is what everyone went for. There wasn’t a lot of selection with the products and people didn’t really give it a lot of thought. The shape was a familiar cylinder tube and there were very few flavors.
In recent years, a new company came onto the scene. They brought with them a new lip balm product that is changing the entire industry. EOS, or Evolution of Smooth, has had their products on store shelves for about seven years. While the company is enjoying much success currently, the process to get there was a slow and thought out one.
From the very beginning, EOS lip balm brand wanted to have a product that stood out. They wanted something new but something that would not fade out quickly. They began by doing extensive research. Their findings showed that lip balm is mainly used by women. Research showed that all lip balms were basically the same with very little variety.
One complaint women had about their current lip balm was that it was easily lost in their bags and purses. EOS recognized a need for a new shape and brought in a clay artist. The artist presented different options for ideas and shapes. This was how the orb shape was born.
EOS has not been in the lip balm industry for long but they have definitely made their mark. In less than a decade, they went from nothing to being the number two company behind Burt’s Bees. The once leader, Chapstick, has fallen and EOS is doing what they can to take advantage of that and keep moving forward. Check out the EOS Facebook page, Instagram page and Pinterest page to get updates on the company’s latest products.
OSI Group may be one of the largest companies you’ve never heard of. The company operates as a supply chain and product food and beverage producer that provides products to restaurants and food service operations around the world. For a company of its proportion, OSI operates and functions with the down to earth attitude of a small business. In fact, OSI has been a vocal advocate for sustainable food practices and operates under its own set of social, ethical, and environmental responsibilities.
The company opened its doors in 1909 as a small meat market in the city of Chicago. Now a global enterprise, OSI has demonstrated over a century of uncompromising dedication to its customers. OSI employees work with customers to establish their unique needs and then go to work. From sourcing top ingredients to around the world, to developing delicious products, and delivering them flawlessly, OSI is one of the most innovative food service companies in the world.
A Plan For the Future
Part of what makes OSI so successful is their ability to provide customers with a diverse product line. Not only do they produce everything from breakfasts, sandwiches, and dinners, to desserts and snacks, but they do so with great variety. If a client is looking for something that is fully cooked, they’ve got it. Same thing goes for the customer who wants their product completely raw. Moreover, OSI operates on a global level and comes prepared to answer questions of international law and varying food regulations.
The company currently operates in 16 countries and has over 60 different individual operations. The global headquarters is still located in Chicago, where the company started many years ago. Recently, the company merged with Baho Foods, a Dutch foodservice company. Previously, Baho specialized in snacks, convenience foods, and deli products. There is no telling exactly what the acquisition means for OSI, but it will likely result in them expanding their European market.
The food industry is always evolving. By offering more diverse product choices, OSI can meet their customers’ newest needs. OSI sells mostly private label meat and other premanufactured foods. Most of these products make their way into fast food chains or convenience shops. What many people don’t realize is that the signature tastes of their favorite restaurants are often developed and manufactured by OSI.
However, OSI’s achievements have not gone unrecognized. In fact, Forbes magazine recently recognized OSI Foods as the 58th largest privately owned company in the county. With over 6.1 billion dollars in annual sales and over 22,000 employees, OSI is feeding millions. Also on the list of the 100 largest food and beverage companies in the U.S., OSI operates with outstanding results. Thanks to its incredible service and manufacturing abilities, it doesn’t look like OSI will be going anywhere soon. So, the next time you are in your favorite convenience store or fast food restaurant, ask yourself if that pizza or hotdog was made by OSI.
Clay Siegall is an American citizen who is focused on improving people’s living standards and also increasing the general business field. Clay Siegall has served as a member of the board of directors of Genetics Inc. where he is a co-founder. Dr. Clay Siegall currently acts as the Chief Executive Officer, President and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of his company, Seattle Genetics Inc., a company that utilizes the knowledge of biotechnology in its manufacturing processes. Dr. Clay siegall graduated with a B.S in Zoology from the University of Maryland and later preceded to George Washington University for a P.H.D in genetics.
Dr. Clay siegall also worked for the Bristol –Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research institution between 1991 and 1997 where he learned a lot concerning medicine. Dr. Clay Siegall also used to work for National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health between the year 1998 and year 1991. Dr. Siegall acts on the Boards of Directors of Mirna Therapeutics and Alder Bio-pharmaceuticals, two private biotechnology companies. It is from the mentioned jobs that Dr. Clay Siegall got a lot of exposure into his career which made him one of the successful entrepreneurs in Washington and also an experienced professional doctor.
Dr. Clay Siegall has contributed significantly to cancer awareness and treatment. He created cancer treatments using antibodies and ensures that he helps people with the items that he develops. This is the reason why he decided to open his company. Dr. Clay always wants to offer effective drugs to his patients and has created a plan where he will be offering over twelve new drugs to the community. Dr. Clay siegall plan is to help people in need of new cancer medication that only his company can provide. He is committed and devoted to ensuring that he saves more individuals ailing from cancer.
Keith Mann is a successful entrepreneur with a golden heart. His career kicked off at Dynamic Associates where he was the manager of alternative investments division and proceeded on to be the vice president of the company. He has expertise in hiring and staffing strategy, marketing and hedge fund compensation having worked as a managing director in Dynamic Executive Search. His vast experience in executive search industry led to the foundation of Dynamics Search Partners (DSP), one of the largest database of investment executives in the country.
Before DSP where he is the chief executive officer, he had launched Alternative Investment practice to serve the hedge fund industry and later the private equity industry. Keith Mann has worked with firms in the investment industries across Europe, Asia and U.S. He is committed to identifying strong leaders and professionals and pairing them with companies where they can thrive.
Keith and some executives in DSP have also reviewed and edited resumes of the senior class in a resume building workshop. Such workshops equip students with tactical and practical skills and thereby encouraging and motivating them. They have on several occasions together with his wife sent lunch to 54th Street precinct to support NYPD following protests and violence against the police force. He strongly condemns violence against the police and appeals to citizens to help the cops rather than frustrate their efforts. The kind-hearted man has also donated funds to Hope and Heroes.
It seems like it is almost too good to be true when you stop to think of the possibility that something could taste so great that you can enjoy it on a daily basis while simultaneously enjoying the health benefits that are derived directly from consuming a particular product.
The truth is, there is such a product that exists. It is called Organo Gold. While this particular company provides its consumers with a number of different products, one of the most prolific products produced by the company is its outstanding gourmet coffee.
What is so special about the gourmet coffee produced by Organo Gold? it is associated with a particular Chinese herb that is included in the coffee called Ganoderma. It has been used for years and years in China in order to stave off a number of potentially serious health problems, not to mention helping people feel and perform their best on a daily basis.
It does not have an adverse impact on the taste of the coffee itself, thus allowing consumers to enjoy great tasting coffee while simultaneously getting the potential health benefits that are associated with consuming Ganoderma.
How did all of this come about? It is all the brainchild of the company’s developer, Bernardo Chua. There are many things that are unique about this particular individual, the list of accolades on his website shows that, not the least of which are his ability to take practically any idea and turn it into a successful business.
In fact, he had been doing exactly that for a number of years before Organo Gold ever came into existence. It is something that he seems to have a knack for, largely because he understands what the public is looking for and he knows how to market it effectively.
Malini Saba was born in a middle class Sri Lankan family in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. She went on to grow up in Australia, and then move to America with just $200 to her name when she was only 19 years old.
While she was studying at Stanford she was living with her former husband in an apartment by the railway tracks, and still remembers the noise that each passing train would make. Hardships like these are what later helped her be capable of achieving great things, as she became an even stronger woman.
I found out that she began her career by making investments around the globe. Unfortunately, she had to deal with corruption from people in her area, which led to her losing a lot of money and time.
She didn’t let that hold her back though. As this Huffington Post article says, she went on to start another enterprise, and despite challenges, she never gave up.
Something I noticed about Saba is that she really knows where to put her money. She says that the commodity market is her favorite place to invest, because the high risk yields big returns.
I also find her philanthropic work really interesting. She’s devoted to helping women around the world and founded Stree: Global Investments in Women – a charity that helps women around the world, especially those who come from low-income areas. She is really devoted not only to her own success, but to helping other women reach their goals as well.
Another thing that is interesting about her is that even though she’s so successful in her career, she puts her family first and takes care of her child personally, rather than hiring nannies or babysitters, as many people in her position would do.
Thor Halvorssen has been known as “The Trouble Maker for Tyrants.” He is dedicated to bringing his cause to the surface by a number of ways. Halvorssen is 39 years old and is the current president of the Human Rights Foundation which is based in New York.
The company was created in the year 2005. Halvorssen comes from a rich racial background a line of relatives that influenced politics in many different ways. Because of his family’s background, Thor does not take human rights lightly. Thor basis his movement on the love and empathy has he for others.
According to The Atlantic, Thor Halvorssen has sacrificed many things for the cause. Thor and his cameraman snuck into a monastery in the Unified Church of Vietnam to interview the patriarch of the church. He was found and arrested by the Vietnamese authorities and had to convince them that he was interested in becoming a Buddhist.
Some believe that Thor Halvorssen is all the way on the right side of politics, while some consider him on the left side of the spectrum, but Thor considers himself a classical liberal. He wishes to have no ties to the label of conservative. Thor will continue to fight for human rights as long as he has a voice.
Currently, he is producing an adaption of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. He has published work in well known sources such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also appeared on many mainstream cable programs in the country.
When Don Ressler ventured into the fashion business, his primary objective was to transform the way people shop through the provision of on-trend fashion at a fantastic value. He has remained true to his goals and has launched several successful companies such as Intermix Media and its affiliates. Ressler’s ascension to the top of the fashion industry has been full of challenges and moments of triumph. Keep reading and find out how Don Ressler rose from a humble beginning to an influential fashion investor on en.wikipedia.org.
The first entrepreneurial venture of Ressler was FitnessHeaven.com, which he sold to Intermix Media in 2001. He then, partnered with COO of Intermix Media, Adam Goldenberg, to create Alena Media. Intermix’s e-commerce and performance advertising section used to generate hundreds of million in returns, and it was the firm’s major profit center. When News Corp purchased Intermix in back 2005, Don Ressler and Adam were surprised to watch helplessly as the media conglomerate ignored the lucrative, successful e-commerce business unit they had created. Disappointed and not certain with the new firm, they relinquished their positions to concentrate on new investment opportunities.
Ressler was confident that he had the right skills to excel in the sector of online performance advertising, which was experiencing a fast growth at the time. Ressler and Adam decided to develop a brand creation enterprise they could implement autonomously. Former Alena group members gathered in Goldenberg’s living room for a series of brainstorming sessions. After two weeks of coming up with outstanding brand ideas, Intelligent Beauty was launched.
Intelligent Beauty turns out to be a success
Intelligent Beauty created DERMSTORE, a unique cosmetic marketplace as its first creation on Pando. After two years, Ressler and Goldenberg introduced a weight-loss plan called SENSA and appointed Dr. Allan Hirsch as the head of product development division and Brett Brewer as the CEO. While Intelligent Beauty does not publicize its financial results, trusted sources hint that both DERMSTORE and SENSA are highly profitable. In 2008, the firm received $43 million from Technology Crossover Ventures.
Launch of series of affiliates
In 2010, Intelligent Beauty unveiled a third firm, JustFab, an online subscription retailer that focuses on delivering an incredible shopping experience to clients. Ressler and Goldenberg appointed Kimora Lee to the position of President and Creative Director in 2011. In the second round of funding, the co-founders secured $76 million from Matrix Partners, Rho Ventures, and Crossover Ventures, and Intelligent Beauty (Umbrella Company). Other firms created or acquired by Intelligent Beauty include Fabletics, FabKids, and The Fab Shoes.
Marc Sparks has long been a leader in the entrepreneurial industry, having founded many successful companies, including Timber Creek Capital. With over ten years in its same location, Marc Sparks was sensing that the ideas and forward thinking of his company that led to the original success had grown stale. Therefore, he decided to switch up the office and move to a new location in order to spark the same creativity to drove the company to its original success.
The new office setup will resemble a pattern that has developed with other successful startups, working to foster an environment in which people will work together to push each other to new heights and come up with better ideas to drive the office forward. The whole idea is to generate private equity that can be used to help other entrepreneurs make companies that enjoy similar revenue streams.
Marc Sparks knows that without a work environment conducive to collaboration, his company can only go so far. He has learned this from decades of experience and massive success with multiple companies. In fact, he details this in his new book titled “They Can’t Eat You.” In this, he describes how people can follow in the footsteps of his success while also learning from his failures without having to make the same mistakes themselves.
With over 35 years of success with Timber Capital, he takes his time and selects a few companies at a time to back and mentor to successes these young entrepreneurs haven’t seen before. Generous with his time, these young professionals can learn from his years of wisdom and experience.
In addition to a successful entrepreneur, Marc Sparks is also a prolific author and generous philanthropist. His book, They Can’t Eat You, was discussed above and serves as a model for other young businessmen to follow.
He also spends a significant amount of time with Habitat for Humanity. Furthermore, he runs a non-profit organization called Sparkey Kids, which recently donated one thousand laptop computers to under served children in the area. Sparks also works with a homeless shelter called The Samaritan Inn which houses over 160 people per night.
Marc Sparks’s greatest success, Timber Capital, exists to generate revenue with which Sparks can back the young dreams of other entrepreneurs. In Dallas, this company provides not only revenue, but also leadership with experience and wisdom, legal resources, and accounting departments necessary to help the dreams of others take flight.
With the marketing, graphic design, and support staff combined with the other resources, these individuals have a much better chance of turning their dreams into successful business venture than they would have alone. Marc Sparks serves as a true role model for others in the entrepreneurial industry.