Breast Cancer is a condition affecting many individuals worldwide. It cuts across regions, wealth status and medical advancement levels. Various treatments and interventions have been devised to fight the scourge. Unfortunately, no single method or entity has come up with specific treatment guideline. This gloomy scenario has resulted in more suffering and unnecessary fatalities. As of now, the medical fraternity cannot assure patients of complete breast cancer healing. But behind the scenes, Tempus, the cancer-fighting startup from Groupon founder Erick Lefkofsky is working hard to change this situation.
The drawbacks in treating breast cancer arise from the numerous presentations, mutations and personal backgrounds. To tackle the breast cancer menace, Tempus has come up with a strategy to capture data from patients in all health facilities dealing with cancer. In partnership with the University of Chicago, Tempus will analyze data from over 1,000 cancer patients. This statistics will assist doctors in creating personalized treatment for each patient.Diagnosis of Breast Cancer requires a paradigm that involves targeted therapeutics that exploits the immunological and molecular state of the tumor. Tempus primary focus is to collect and disseminate an acceptable model that doctors can use to match each patient’s molecular profile to their treatment.
To realize this noble idea, the Precision Promise trial, organized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has tapped Tempus to use its disruptive technology in production and analysis of genomic and clinical data. By utilizing Tempus tools, thousands of breast cancer patients’ data will be collected and stored for clinical referencing. Physicians will use this technology in determining the molecular constitution of patient’s cells and focusing therapy on the genomic profile. This targeted treatment is expected to bring positive results to breast cancer patients.Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus company. This technological company has created an operating system for collecting and preserving data from cancer patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Also, he is the co-founder and chairman of Groupon and Uptake technologies.Mr. Lefkofsky together with his wife Liz has established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The charitable organization is improving the welfare of people in targeted communities.
Lori Senecal’s appointment as CP+B’s global CEO in 2015 was seen as a major stride by the company towards ensuring that women hold senior corporate positions. At that time, it was a newly created position. Lori’s task was to oversee the company’s global business growth and expansion, overseeing operations at eight international offices. If recent developments at the firm are anything to go by, Lori has exceeded expectations by far.
Lori has distinguished herself not only for her business talent and transformational skills, but also her dedication towards streamlining business operations at CP+B. Her success at the firm is mainly attributed to the fact that she is a seasonal corporate executive and management specialist. Lori has particularly made a name for herself by being a pioneer in the incorporation of technology in business. She equally advocates for invention and innovation. Her appointment to the lucrative position not only highlights her prominence in the corporate world but also the company’s ambition.
Taking Stock of the Achievements
Looking back, Lori asserts that working at CP+B has been a fulfilling experience since it has given her the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals at the agency. This has helped her formulate growth strategies that have greatly benefitted the agency’s global growth plans. She looks forward to developing more strategic partnerships that will help CP+B become a more globally recognized brand.
Lori Senecal in Brief
Throughout her career, Senecal has played a prominent role in the creation of cutting-edge business strategies for blue chip brands such as BMW, Coca-Cola, and Nestle. At CP+B her corporate star has shone even brighter since she has helped strengthen the agency’s corporate culture. This has transformed CP+B into an agile, inventive, and collaborative agency which has the ability of meeting the mandates of its local and international clients. To achieve this, Lori alongside her team has mainly focused on identifying and nurturing talent.Lori’s success at CP+B saw her named among agency executives to watch in the advertising industry. Her stint at the agency has also coincided with its mention among creativity innovators of the year. Ms. Senecal has previously worked at McCann Erickson, a New York based agency, and Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal. Throughout her impressive career, she has received notable awards due to her immeasurable contribution towards the advertising industry. She has also served as the Isaac Awards’ jury chair. The awards honor invention within the advertising industry. Her success story makes her a role model for women in business.
College brought out the best in Petrello, known as Tony to his friends and family, and he married his college sweetheart, Cynthia. Cynthia and Tony have a beautiful girl who has taught them a lot about not giving up. Born at twenty-four weeks, Carena only weighed twenty ounces. Having a lack of oxygen or blood flow to her brain, she developed periventricular leukemia which eventually turned into cerebral palsy. Pertrello and his wife enjoy seeing their daughter do things that we normally take for granted, like eat cereal for breakfast. Carena learned to do this at age seven. Seeing his daughter in the care of great doctors and nurses has allowed him to become a board member of Texas Children’s Hospital and donated five million dollars to the creation of Texas’ Children’s Neurological Research Foundation.
Since obtaining the title of President in 1991, Petrello has changed job titles a few times. In 2011, he stepped down as COO but changed to their Chief Executive Officer. He already held the position of Nabors’ Deputy Chairman since 2003. In June 2012, he became Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of the Board. No matter his title though, Anthony Petrello has been a vital part of Nabors Industries’ success as he provided strategic planning that has helped them become one of the most well-known in the business of oil drilling.
Sam Tabar is an extremely intelligent and talented lawyer, but he is also an amazing financial worker. Breaking into both industries is extremely difficult, but Sam has managed to make a name for himself in just a few short years. While it may seem like his success happened overnight, Sam has put years of work into his brilliant career.
Sam’s career started when he attended Oxford University. He excelled throughout his time there and easily earned a place in Columbia Law School. Columbia is a very prestigious law school, and during his time there he was Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He was heavily recruited after graduating from law school, and he ended up at Skadden, Arps, Flom LLO, an amazing law firm. He focused on hedge fund formation while at the firm, but he longed to join the business world. In 2004, Sam made the leap and joined the SPARX group.
Sam excelled at the SPARX group, eventually working his way up to Co-Head of Business Development. He worked on a wide variety of projects, and he had a positive impact on the firm as a whole. In 2011, Bank of America noticed his business acumen and hired him.
Sam was Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America, and he was in charge of the Asia-Pacific region. He was very successful during his time there, building a rolodex of 1200 investment contacts. In 2013, he went back into law, when a prominent law firm in New York City hired him.
Tabar believed he would stay in the legal world forever after joining his most recent firm, but he received an offer he had to take. FullCycle Fund offered him a job, and he believed the company could take him to new heights. Sam quickly signed with the company.
Sam Tabar has had a brilliant career, and he is extremely happy to be with FullCycle Fund. He believes that his depth of knowledge in investments, law, and in Asia will help take the company to the next level. Sam believes that he will be with the company for years to come.
On August 1st, 2015, Diversant LLC closed an acquisition transaction for the purchase of Vircon, a technology solutions and staffing company in the San Francisco region. For nearly one year, Vircon has operated under Diversant, the largest African American owned IT Staffing Firm in the United States. According to Staffing Industry Analysts News (September 4, 2015), Vircon earns approximately $25 million in yearly revenue. Vircon has offices in California and North Carolina, which will definitely increase growth endeavors of John Goullet, Principle and Chairman of Diversant.
Mr. Goullet stated to Staffing Industry Analysts News that the Vircon acquisition empowers both companies to focus on expansion strategies in the IT staffing industry. The Diversant team welcomed senior associates with Vircon to join them in the mission of firm. Diversant was recently awarded the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and is now, certified as a minority business. The firm has demonstrated excellence of service and their ability to complete national contracts for top U.S. corporations.
In 1981, Goullet started a career in information technology staffing after graduating from Ursinus College. He worked in the technology staffing agency for 13 years before forming his own firm, Info Technologies, Inc. One of greatest union of entrepreneurs occurred when Information Tech merged with Diversant Inc. to establish Diversant LLC. Since the merger, the firm successful acquired Vircon and continues to pursue acquisition opportunities in the professional staffing industry.
Diversant LLC has definitely expanded nationally over the years after the Info Technologies merger. Offices has expanded to California, Georgia, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In February of this year, an office opened in Irving, TX to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Goullet believes the Irving location will fill temporary, contract hire and direct hire information technology positions for companies in the metroplex.
Diversant LLC has received awards from organizations, including Black Enterprise, Diversity Business and Staffing Industry Analysts. The firm made no. 40 on the Black Enterprise Top 100 List and was presented with the Staffing Industry Analysts Largest African American Owned IT Staffing Firm in the U.S. Award, in 2014. Diversant also was named the Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in New Jersey and New York.
Highland Capital Management co-founder James Dondero continues to expand his philanthropic pursuits by teaming up with Linda Owens, the president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. James Dondero wants to expand the base of his charitable giving program. The Dallas Foundation administers Highland’s charitable fund and Owen will serve as the manager.
Dondero and his Highland Capital Management firm support many causes throughout the Dallas area, including veteran’s causes and affordable health care. Some of the beneficiaries of the fund also include The Perot Museum of Nature, The George W. Bush Presidential Library, the American Heart Association and the Center for Brain Health. Dondero and his team also provide leadership roles and board service among the beneficiaries.
Mr. Dondero brings over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets to the Dallas area. He helped found Highland Capital Management in 1993 and helped establish a collateralized loan obligation market and credit solutions for investors both large and small.
Mr. Dondero also serves as the chairman of Cornerstone Health Care, CCS Medical and Nexbank. He also serves on the board of MGM studios and American Banknote. Mr. Dondero and Highland Capital Management offer award-winning products and services including institutional investor accounts, mutual funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts and exchange-traded funds.
Mr. Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mcintire School of Commerce. Mr. Dondero has the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Management Accountant. He holds a dual major in accounting and finance from the Mcintire School of Commerce.
James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Nicknamed Jim, Dondero reside in Dallas TX, United States. He is the strategic leader of Highland Investment, currently overseeing operation and investment strategies for both institutional and retail products. The experience of Jim in the field of credit market span for more than 3 decades and entails recognition as the original pioneer of the Collateralized Loan Obligation, CLO.
James educational background dates backs in the 90s where Jim developed his career in the University of Virginia, United States pursuing Bachelor of Science in Commerce, specializing on Accounting and Finance. This made him a Certified Management Accountant (CM), earning himself the privilege to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
Before co-founding Highland Capital Investment, Dondero was a chief investment officer (CIO) for Protective Life Insurance subsidiary, overseeing the growth and development of the business from start-up to a $2 billion investment within a period of 6 years. Prior to Protective Life Insurance, Dondero managed roughly $1 billion in fixed income funds in a different company, American Express.
In additional to serving Highland Capital, Jim serves as a member of the board of directors for both American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is the chairman of the board of directors for Cornerstone Healthcare, NextBank and CCS Medical Investment.
James Dondero is recognized for his strategic management skills on funds having received various awards and accolades throughout his management career, including the Lipper Award for Floating rates Opportunities in FY 2014, the Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014 as well as the Morningstar’s #1 ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund in the same year.
Highland Capital is the largest investment ever managed by Dondero. It is currently an SEC registered firm, which together with its affiliates, own approximately $15 billion of assets under management. The firm specializes in Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), credit strategies including long-only funds, credit hedge funds and separate accounts as well as distressed and special situations private equities, making it the largest and most proficient global alternative credit manager.
The company also offers alternative investments including short/long equities, natural resources and emerging markets. The company has even diversified its operations into focusing on public pension plans, endowments, fund of funds, foundations, corporations, financial institutions and high net-worth individuals.
The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas where the co-founder James was born but it maintain other offices in New York, Seol, Singapore and Sao Paulo.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, having a quality marketing strategy is vital to every company. Without a great marketing strategy, your company will not last for long. There are several marketing strategies, but most companies are turning towards video marketing solutions. Video marketing can be incredibly impactful because customers can visually see the product and listen to your company’s message. One of the leading names in video marketing is Talk Fusion, and recently this company made a huge announcement.
Talk Fusion allows customers to easily create video messages for their potential clients. These video messages can include video newsletters, product tutorials, and other instructive and compelling videos. Companies that have adapted the Talk Fusion system to their marketing approach have experienced extreme success. Talk Fusion wants more businesses to experience the array of tools offered by the company, so they recently announced a free trial. For a limited time, everyone that decides to try Talk Fusion can receive a thirty-day free trial. These free trials allow customers to get a feel for the Talk Fusion system, and they are confident that companies will love the product.
Talk Fusion has emerged as a great option for most companies, partially because of the excellent leadership at the company. Bob Reina founded the company in 2007 to help companies achieve their dreams. The company is extremely efficient and the practice the highest quality ethics. Bob Reina is extremely proud of his work at Talk Fusion, but the success did not happen overnight.
Talk Fusion started as a small idea. In 2004, Bob Reina attempted to send a short video file to his family members via e-mail. He was shocked to discover that the message could not be sent. He committed himself to creating a solution to this simple problem. Eventually, he developed a video solution for e-mail. This solution was extremely innovative and he knew it would change the business world forever. He founded Talk Fusion and he is proud to say the company is still chugging today.
Talk Fusion is an amazing company that is changing the way people do business. Bob Reina’s leadership has enabled the company to reach thousands of businesses. These businesses have benefited from Talk Fusion’s unique solutions and will continue to do so in the future.
Michael Zomber was born in Washington D.C. His parents came from Berlin. He holds two bachelor degrees. One in English Literature and the other in Psychology. He also has a masters in English Literature form UCLA. Zomber is an antique arms collector, a topic on which he is fully versed. He has appeared on the History Chanel a number of times where he discussed guns and swords. He is also known around the worlds as an expert on Japanese Samurai swords.
Zomber has written a number of plays and novels. Chronicling books such as “Sweet Betsy”, which is about the civil war. Then he collaborated with his wife Andrea and wrote “Sword of the Samurai. Michael’s website shows he is a big supporter of Non Government Organizations(NGO’s). Groups such as UNICEF, Doctor’s without borders and a few more gets a lot of his support, because they believe in peace and harmony.
Sword of the Samurai was made into a documentary. Zomber worked with the Reverend Kensko Furaya, who was the ultimate Zen Buddhist master. Zomber made this documentary because he wanted to insure that the film was accurately portrayed. He is not only a filmmaker but,a philanthropist and collector as well.
Michael Zomber’s wrote a number of novels like: Shogun Iemitsu. In this novel he depicts a story about two young Samuari. Then there is Sweet Betsy that’s me, which is about a young girl who lived in Kentucky, whose father returned from the Civil War wounded. Park Avenue is about high priced art auctions. Son of Kentucky is about rustic America before the Civil War. In this book one would read about a farmer who refused to use slave labor, because he was standing on his beliefs.
The Zomber’s began Remasant Films in 1998. They have made many independent films to date. Along with Sword of The samurai there are also La Cucaracha, this got high praise from Roger Ebert, a known critic. Deep sea diving was another of their project. Michael Zomber aims is to work with other individuals who have a deep infatuation for preserving the past. Zomber and his wife Andrea lives Franklin, Tennessee with their two children. Follow Michael on his Facebook.
To go along with his hedge fund, Kyle Bass has started up Coalition for Affordable Drugs in which he challenges patents. He typically goes to the USPTO and issues challenges with the patents that are filed. He has filed quite a few challenges with several companies. Many of these challenges have been denied. However, some of the challenges have been looked into. Among the companies that he has challenged are the Celgene Corporation, Acorda Therapeutics Inc. and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc. Among the patents that have been challenged is number 8,399,514. This deals with the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Kyle Bass runs Hayman Capital Manager, the hedge fund that he founded. He has predicted the crisis of 2008. He is also looking at the crisis that is happening in Greece. Among the things that he has stated that would help Greece recover from its mess is a restructuring. Bass has stated that it was the only thing that Greece could do. He is also predicting a fall for Europe as a whole. Other countries that he is predicting a fall for is Japan due to the way that the are handling debt. He compares their way of dealing with debt to Ponzi scheme.
Kyle Bass has also worked a few different jobs before starting his hedge fund. Prudential Securities is one of the companies that he has worked for. Another company that he has worked at is Bear Stearns. He worked as he Senior Managing Director of the company. He later began working at Legg Mason as an investment manager. Right after that, he has launched his own hedge fund in which he predicted the burst of the residential real estate bubble. Kyle Bass has become very visible with his decisions when it comes to financial matters as well as who he aligns himself with.