A CEO, Master Architect and editor of the most read architectural journal in the world, Robert A. Ivy has done it all. Robert Ivy is currently the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has over 30 years of experience in the architecture field and as a member of Alpha Rho Chi was named Master Architect by the prestigious fraternity. The Master Architect designation is reserved for the most talented and deserving individuals who have excelled and made profound contributions to the architectural field.
Thirteen high-trained and experienced architects established the AIA in 1957. The purpose of the organization was to promote and establish the architectural profession in America and around the world. Prior to the formation of the AIA the architecture profession didn’t exist. Anyone who had some knowledge about engineering and construction claimed to be an architect giving the formally trained architects a bad name and reputation. This new organization, whose members had to possess several qualifications and educational requirements could claim to be a member of the AIA, which would provide clients with assurance that the buildings would be constructed at a very high standard. Robert Ivy will carry on the AIA’s mission and uphold its prestigious name.
Robert earned his bachelors in architecture from Sewanee: The University of the South in 1969. Robert then pursued his masters in architecture from Tulane University in 1976. Robert became a member of the Alpha Rho Chi fraternity that provided several awards to brilliant and successful members including the “Master Architect” designation held by prominent figures such as, I.M. Pei, Buckminster Fuller and now, Robert Ivy.
In 1996, Robert pursued his interest in architecture and literature by becoming an editor for McGraw Hill where he remained for fifteen productive years. He quickly ascended the ranks and became McGraw Hills Vice President and Editorial Director. During his time at McGraw Hill Robert propelled the famous Architectural Record to become the most read architectural journal on the planet. For 125 years the Architectural Journal has delighted readers around the world and under Mr. Ivy’s helm it became even more popular.
As a fellow of the AIA since his college days, Robert was keen to join and lead the prestigious organization. Robert has always kept a strong relationship with the AIA even when he was working on the Architectural Record. The Record frequently advertised the AIA, its accolades and importance to the architectural field. Robert Ivy’s career is incredible and as the only member of Alpha Rho Chi to receive the Master Architect this century I think it is safe to say the AIA has found the right guy to lead them into the future.
As one of the largest online retailers, Market America continues to provide over 50 million products and services to consumers from all around the world. Every last one of the exclusive products marketed by Market America are manufactured by other firms. The company relies on independent distributors made up of businesses or individuals called “UnFranchise Owners” to sell products from their ecommerce sites powered by Market America. To become an UnFranchise Owner, the individual would first have to pay an initial startup fee and then monthly fees. After being accepted, they can set up their own flexible part time hours and receive bonuses if they can refer others to the site. For every sale made in their online shop, they will receive commission.
Market America was co-founded by President and CEO, J.R. Ridinger and his wife Loren Ridenger in 1992. The company’s main headquarters are based in Greensboro, North Carolina, they have expanded their operations to various parts of world including: Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines and their most recent branch Malaysia. There are more than 650 employees working at these physical locations and the company is open to more expansion. The products sold on their Shop.com marketplace come from an array of different categories: home and garden care, automotive care, jewelry, cosmetics, pet care, baby care, entertainment, personal care, water filter systems and weight management solution products.
An estimate of over $3.8 billion in retail profits and commissions were earned by affiliates and UnFranchise Owners to date. The independent distributors can earn extra residual income by servicing 10-15 desirable customers, earning cashback from each online transaction and more. There are a total of 180,000 UnFranchise Business Owners that are actively operating worldwide. Market America has made over $7.3 billion in retail sales since their establishment.
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The home-improvement industry is one of the most popular and fascinating industries on earth today. This industry brings in billions of dollars on a yearly basis. Home improvement can add value and appeal to your home in more ways than one. Any and every area of your home can be restored, which helps to make the home more functional. Aloha Construction of Lake Zurich, Illinois, is in a class of its own. The company is fully-licensed as well as insured. There is an estimated 250 employees on the team, and these individuals have been thoroughly trained for the tasks at hand. This includes training in repairs and in installations.
Founded by Dave Farbaky in 2008, this wonderful general-contractor serves the people. It serves the people in so many great ways that it’s willing to travel for extensive distances. To simply state it, Aloha Construction serves all of Illinois, and it serves Southern Wisconsin. Can you name another general-contractor that is willing to do this? What services can homeowners expect? Well, the answer is very simple because (AC) offer services in:
• Soffit Installation
• Roof Cleaning
• Window Fascia Repair
• Stucco Installation
• Gutter Repair
• Insulation Installation
• And more
The company’s official website has plenty of informative material such as tips and techniques. For instance, if you have standing water in close proximity to your home, it can potentially lead to foundation damage. Water is one of the most destructive forces on earth, and it will erode your home’s foundation overtime. Aloha Construction has tons of tips like this that can be accessed with ease. All in all, if you live in this exclusive coverage area, let Aloha Construction handle all of your home improvement needs.
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Mike Baur is one of the founders of one of the world’s top business accelerators, the Swiss Startup Factory and he and CEO Max Meister announced a new member on the executive board; Chief Marketing Officer Antonio Gasser. The SSUF board asked Gasser to join them because he has many accomplishments in media and public relations including at one time running his own radio show and later founding the Swiss Startup Media GmbH. Baur and Meister commended Gasser for his knowledge of corporations that the SSUF seeks to partner with, and his expertise in organizing media events. The SSUF has been in operation since 2014 and has connected investors to proven startups and entrepreneurs, and through a 3-month program has given those companies a foundation to launch from.
Mike Baur went into startup investing because his longtime banking career was no longer as rewarding as it was earlier on. Baur was once told as a young apprentice at UBS Bank that he just needed to follow certain steps to earn promotions and he would reach wealth and retirement as planned. He was often commended by his superiors for his acumen in finances and investing, and some of Switzerland’s wealthiest investors trusted him with their accounts. Baur may have joined the executive board of UBS eventually, but the bank had to scale back operations dramatically when the 2008 financial crisis reached within Switzerland’s borders. He left UBS and managed the credit division of Clariden Leu bank for a few years, but then quit altogether in 2014.
Why did Mike Baur specifically decide to go into startup investing? He was noticing that a lot of young people in Switzerland were joining the tech revolution and buying into disruptive companies like Uber. He knew these young people had ideas and the skeleton resources for their startups, but they lacked the funding to make them happen. With banking no longer on the rise, Baur began partnering with investors and started a program by which he encouraged them to invest in these startups, but would also make sure they were vetted and tested to be sure the ROI would be high. For entrepreneurs, the SSUF provides sessions of mentoring and training as part of a 3-month accelerator program run twice a year. Entrepreneurs become part of the investor network and if they can pass the 3-month intense training sessions, they can get office space with equipment and support to run their business.
The student population in the United States is increasing, and along with the rising numbers is the need for alternative facilities that would provide education to the American children. Another problem being faced by the United States is the growing number of poor households who are starting to feel that they could no longer send their children to school. Because of what is going on in the United States, the government appealed to private entities to help them out with providing education to the children. The result of the plea from the government is alternative learning centers that provide quality education to the children for a low price. One of these education institutions founded to become an alternative learning facility is Rocketship Education.
Established in 2007, Rocketship Education is now establishing their presence all across the United States. Since 2017, the educational system has 18 branches, and they are operating in the states of California, where the majority of the schools are located. They also have branches in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. The people behind the establishment of Rocketship Education wanted their students to experience a different way of learning. Those who were given a chance to study at a Rocketship Education school stated that their learning is not only focused on the academics, but the teachers are also focusing on how they could develop their talents and skills. They are also being taught about how to become a responsible citizen for the nation’s advantage.
Aside from teaching the students on how to become better persons and training them to harness their talents and skills, Rocketship Education is also caring about their student’s personal life. They would sometimes send a teacher to their student’s home, and they will be observed. The teacher would also take down notes on how the student is behaving at home, and by applying what the teacher has witnessed, they can create their techniques on how to teach the child. The approach of Rocketship Education to teaching their students is effective, and one of the proofs that they are proud to display is their constant high scores in national exams.
Paul Mampillly released a teaser pitch for its new Profits Unlimited newsletter. The newsletter will cover important news within the healthcare industry. For a yearly subscription fee of $97, readers will have the chance to get interesting and vital news on important and historical medical breakthroughs such as precision medicine. The pitch talks about precision medicine and what it can be able to do for humanity. Precision medicine involves studying of DNA and tailoring medicine to suit the patient’s needs. He talks of Myriad Genetics, a diagnostics and personalized medicine firm that specializes in cancer and non-cancer testing programs to help people who may be at risk of getting cancer.
The company in question gets its revenue mainly through hereditary cancer screening, especially for colon and breast cancer. Through their tests, they identify the risk factors such as mutations that a person may have that may contribute to the risk of getting cancer. The company has performed well especially because more people are ordering for cancer tests, especially breast cancer tests, increasingly. Additionally, Myriad has a monopoly over other companies because they have been on the market for a few years. Hence they have a library of data on the mutations and variants of cancer.
The success of Myriad Genetics cannot be completely pegged on finances as their revenues have flattened out in the past four years and analysts expect the company’s earnings to drop. Their testing products are successful,and they are becoming foundational I the field over time. The company also has various growth prospects as they hope to diversify into new segments such as Vectra DA test and GeneSight test.
About Paul Mampillly
With up to 25 years of experience in investment Paul Mampilly is a trusted voice in his field. He has ventured into healthcare and biotechnology, which gives him an edge when it comes to issues such as precision medicine. He is also the founder of Capuchin Consulting. He got his MBA from Fordham University after which he got a job with Bankers Trust as an assistant portfolio manager.
Paul Mampilly later managed to work with ING and Deutsche Bank, adding on to his experience. He was further taken in by big corporations. Later, with Kinetics Asset Management, he managed to develop the hedge fund and grew the assets of Kinetics to $25 billion. He still graces the streets of the finance world but on a smaller scale as he helps common people make money and works as a research and investment analyst.
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The craft breweries in Canada are competing hardily with the world’s beers. Eli Gershkovitch’s Steamworks Breweries is one of those leading the charge. Steamworks opened in 1995 in Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as a pub/brewery seating 184 patrons. Now, Steamworks’ beers sell in 14 states in the U.S., at home in all the Canadian provinces, Italy, Germany, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Eli Gershkovitch is a brew master who deserves to be recognized. His creations please the taste buds and demand repeat purchases. Inspired by a trip to Europe in 1987 right out of college where he toured different European countries and sampled craft beers in each country. Gershkovitch waited until all the elements were in place for him to obtain an Old building equipped with a steam heat system in Gastown. In Heidelberg, Germany, Eli Gershkovitch fell in love with the idea of a microbrewery after visiting one (https://www.manta.com/ic/mtqs8v5/ca/gershkovitch-eli-a-law-corporation).
After buying it, he began the process of turning it into the Steamworks Brewery. It was Canada’s only steam operated Brewery. For years Steamworks Brewery/Pub operated solely from Gastown. In his first year, Eli Gershkovitch introduced six beers to his pub’s beer aficionados. In 2013 Steamworks opened its first full Brewery in Burnaby, British Columbia. Today there are 14 additional U.S. locations and Steamworks Brewery produces 15 to 17 new brews each year.
Steamworks is the only brewery that offers the authentic Cascadia ales as it holds the trademarks. Their other best selling beers include Jasmine IPA, Summer Mashup, Tropical Tart Ale, Pale Ale and Flagship IPA. As one of Canada’s original microbrewers, Eli Gershkovitch will continue to develop new and interesting flavors like its new Chocolate Porter with a rich black body and a tan head. The flavor is well-balanced with a flavor of toasted chocolate malt.
Since its inception, the company has won many awards for its beers and his beers come in many of the over one hundred flavors currently available in craft beers. Just like Eli Gershkovitch says, he’ll meet the demand or he’ll have to shrink to meet the declining demand. Now with multiple locations and many unique craft beers on the market, he is seeking to meet the increasing demand (https://www.facebook.com/eli.gershkovitch.52).
As CEO and founder of LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman hopes to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs to experience the same level of success that he has done over a long and successful career in business.
Since 2015, LaunchPad Holdings has offered a simplified software platform to link an entrepreneur’s ideas to the necessary business strategies to get their firm up and running. The idea came about when Glen Wakeman noted how many small businesses fail to get off the ground within the first two years, and he realized that many entrepreneurs had great vision, but did not know exactly how to put those ideas into practice (https://angel.co/glen-wakeman).
Hard data, facts, and a positive outlook are three keys to that success. During his own twenty-year career as a corporate executive and company founder, Glen Wakeman became very familiar with the challenges and opportunities that running a business provides. He channels that experience into regular blog posts so that others may learn from his successes. The five key performance attributes he ascribes to successful leaders include leadership, human capital, execution, risk management, and governance.
Mentorship and networking made a major difference for his career, Glen Wakeman has said. As a result, he is a firm believer in doing the same for others who are just starting theirs, whether in businesses large or small. Among his tips for networking with others is to leave a handwritten note, which stands out in a very digital world.
When he is not writing or putting business practices into play, Glen Wakeman also is dedicated to charity and helping others. He spent many years in global business and trade and understands the complex network of globalization where all countries need to rely on one another. After the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, he donated 1,000 dollars to the Red Cross for their relief efforts and encouraged other business leaders to do likewise. Throughout his career, Glen Wakeman has lived in six countries, and done business in thirty-two (Twitter).
Glen Wakeman holds an MBA in Finance and a BS in Economics. He worked many years at GE Capital and later founded Nova Four.
Dr. Mark Holterman is a highly successful pediatric surgeon from the United States with a global outreach. He is also known as a researcher, educator, and most importantly a committed philanthropist in the area of healthcare. Dr. Holterman gave active contributions in saving the lives of thousands of children as a chief visionary and contributor of IPSAC-VN, an alliance of pediatric specialists around the globe to help the children of Vietnam. He also serves as a lecturer and surgeon to this voluntary healthcare group to save the children of Vietnam.
The story of the group started in the year 2007 when Dr. Holterman visited the country with his wife, Ai-Xuan Le Holterman – whose roots are in South Vietnam. They witnessed the conditions of overcrowded children’s hospitals in Vietnam including in its capital, Ho Chi Minh City. Both of them understood that the country lacks both children’s hospitals and doctors significantly (https://angel.co/markjholterman). This is where they decided to establish a U.S.-based nonprofit group in the year 2009 to make pediatric care solutions readily available for the children across Vietnam. The group works with medical professionals in the United States and making ways to improve the pediatric healthcare conditions in Vietnam.
Under the guidance of Dr. Mark Holterman, the group started establishing rural clinics to make the healthcare accessible to every child in Vietnam. For reducing the significant cases of hospital infections, the group supplied modern equipment to hospitals and healthcare professionals across the country. Altogether, IPSAC-VN has significantly improved the pediatric condition of the country by saving thousands of lives (MarkHolterman.WordPress). Dr. Holterman has a humble background, and he earned his Biology major from the Yale University. Later, he started attending his medical graduation from the University of Virginia.
Later, he started working as a surgery resident at the Health Center of the University of Virginia. He also worked with the Children’s Hospital of the University of Washington as a pediatric surgery fellow. Dr. Holterman also worked with the Clinical Research Institute which is located in Montreal, Canada, as a research associate. He is also an entrepreneur and served as the Chief Executive of Mariam Global Health, an investment firm in the healthcare sector.
Perry Mandera is a renowned figure in the transportation industry. Through his company, the Custom Companies, Inc., Perry Mandera has continued to provide excellent services to his esteem customers. An article published on October 6, 2017, in the word press website discusses some of the technologies utilized by the Custom companies to serve their customers better. Perry Mandera’s leadership ensures that the customers get exactly what they deserve. Some of the technologies discussed in the article include the Cheetah Dispatch, warehouse management system, and Dock management system. These technologies improve the efficiency of the company’s operations and enable the customers to have the necessary information on how the company can help them.
About Perry Mandera
Perry Mandera did his high school in Chicago high school where he graduated in 1975. After the graduation, Mandera was determined not to waste time after his high school education; he enrolled in the U.S Marine Corps Reserves. While working with the U.S marine, he was assigned to work at the motor pool where he learned more about trucks. He was later discharged honorably from the Marines back into the civilian life. He was employed with several transportation organizations before forming his own company at the age of 23 years in 1980. He sold the business five years later in 1985.
Perry Mandera also developed an interest in politics, which saw him serve as a ward committee member under the Republican Party ticket. He was the youngest ever elected in that position. He started the Custom Companies, Inc. in February 1986. The company has continued to serve thousands of clients from the small household businesses to the established businesses on the Fortune 100 companies. The annual sales of the company exceed $ 200 million and employ hundreds of people in its facilities.
Perry Mandera was named among the “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium” by the ITA (Illinois transportation association). Mandera is currently a board of Directors member at the ITA (Angel.Co). Perry Mandera has also donated most of his time and energy to working with charity organizations and serving the community. Mandera was proud that his company contributed relief to tornado victims of Washington in 2013.
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