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It goes without saying that transactions and general business in the industry of financial services are heavily influenced by none other than money. As such, people are often distrusting of individuals and businesses that manage their money. After all, tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars really aren’t that much with respect to how large businesses in the financial services industry are.


Although many other organizations in the world of finance might be crooked, the honest people that contribute to the Madison Street Capital team make the entity one of the most trustworthy in the nation.


Madison Street Capital has had extensive involvement in restructuring the articles of incorporation for countless businesses, organizations, and other entities. Also right up the alleyway of Madison Street Capital is their unrivaled ability to achieve great deals for businesses they represent in merging existing segments and acquiring new businesses or divisions of existing businesses that have been divested, allowing their many clients to gain ownership of business segments they are interested in without getting bad deals towards in regards to the contracts both parties sign upon closing such deals.


Virtually everybody can attest to Madison Street Capital reputation, as their many financial advisors and executives care about doing their clients and nearby communities right, rather than lining their pockets with money. While money is nice, the chief executive officer and other members of the executory team at Madison Street Capital would rather the people they interact with have better lives than them. Although many companies get away with taking money from their naively trusting clients, Madison Street Capital disregards the potential that they could get away with such an unethical crime, instead focusing on providing their personal and commercial clients a service unlike any other currently available on the worldwide market. Learn more:


Madison Street Capital Advisors, the entity’s full legal name, is found on 105 West Madison Street, suite number 1200, located in the heart of the Windy City – more formally known as Chicago, Illinois – from where it conducts a majority of its United States-based business. Learn more: charles-botchway


The group is an international I-banking firm, or investment banking firm, when financial services-related jargon is taken out of the mix – and mainly performs mergers and acquisitions, of which the group also releases an annual report regarding such M&A transactions that take place throughout the world on an annual basis. Madison Street Capital also values businesses for financial reporting.


Roberto Santiago is one of the most celebrated individuals in Brazil. This is because of his ownership of the largest malls. There is the Roberto Santiago Manaira Mall and the Mangeira Mall. Both are equally equipped. However, the mall that brought him fame is the Roberto Santiago Maniara Mall.

Santiago is among the few people who choose to develop their home town. Many investors move in search of developed areas, where there is a ready market. Roberto Santiago observed that whenever his people wanted to have some fun, they had to travel long distances. It is from this finding that his dream was born.

Roberto Santiago went to Pio-X-Marist College and the University of Joao Pessoa, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After school, he got a job at Café Rosa, a home décor company. Santiago must have a good grip on business because after a while, with the skills that he had acquired, he began his cartonnage company. Initially, he only produced cardboards from cartons. Later, the company expanded and became a prestigious home décor company.

In 1987, he decided to initiate this project. He bought the land on which he would build the recreational facility. By 1989, he launched the famous Roberto Santiago Manaira Mall. It covers an area of approximately 75000m2. The mall has 280 premises. Everything you need is at the Roberto Santiago Manaira Mall. Whether you are looking for dresses, jewelry, financial institutions, medical facilities or general shopping facilities, it’s all in here.

Roberto Santiago gave the residents a final surprise. He launched Domus Hall in 2009. The hall can hold a capacity of 14000 individuals. The capacity does not in any way interfere with the efficiency of the community. The hall is designed to ensure that everyone can see what is happening. The hall is soundproof and has an excellent auditory range and lighting system. Due to a large number of people, special attention was directed to the air conditioning. This is to ensure that the air is conducive for everyone.

The Domus Hall has attracted international hosts who would have never come if it was not for the Domus Hall. Residents have also enjoyed watching movies in 3D. The features that the hall has makes watching a movie here a thrilling experience that can never be forgotten. You feel every emotion of the actor.

The Economic sector of the economy has also improved tremendously. Good infrastructure and social amenities in the area have attracted multiple investors. The residents are enjoying a variety of products during their shopping. Presence of substitutes has also encouraged fair prices. The other great advantage that the Manaira Mall has brought is employment opportunities. Unemployment is a global issue. This is, therefore, an advantage that can’t go unnoticed.



Betsy DeVos is the 11th Secretary of Education in the United States. She was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed the U.S. Senate. Before the nomination, she was a children’s advocate.






Personal Background






Betsy DeVos was born in January 1958. She grew up in Holland. She is a graduate of Calvin College which is in Grand Rapids. Betsy is married to an entrepreneur, a community activist, and a philanthropist, Dick DeVos. Together, they have four children.






She has worked for several local charitable organizations, e.g., Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts. She has also served as a chairperson of Widquest Group which is an investment management firm. Being a children advocate, she had the mandate to ensure that underserved kids got quality education. She was able to achieve this.






Philanthropy Work






I think that she was the right candidate to be nominated as Secretary of Education. She is a proven innovator, an advocate, and a leader. She has been a significant pioneer in fighting for the conducive environment for all kind of people to thrive.






I also find her very active in the community. Previously, she served as a chair of The Philanthropy Roundtable. She used this position to empower members of the community who were looked down upon. Betsy DeVos also headed American Federation of Children. She has also served many boards, e.g., American Enterprise Institute, Art Prize among others.






Betsy and Dick started a family foundation in 1989. It was motivated by faith and aimed at supporting leadership, education, community, arts, and justice. The organization donated funds to hospitals, art organizations, and schools. I, therefore, find her as an essential community member.






Financial Giving






When Betsy DeVos and her husband started their family foundation, they started giving charitable contributions. For instance, in 2015, they donated a total of $ 11.6 million. This amounts to $139 million of donation in the family’s lifetime. They were ranked position 24 by Forbes for being one of the best American givers.






They mostly donate to Christian Organizations. They once donated $ 50 million to these organizations between 1999 – 2014. However, they also target health research institutes, art organizations, evangelical missions and Christian Schools.






Concerning donations focused on education, the foundation donated around $ 5.2 million to charter schools, $ 59,750 to public schools and $ 8.5 million to Christian schools. Personally, I think that DeVos is more interested in transforming education sector.






She is also known for giving school vouchers. This enables the poor student to study in private schools through public funding. The family organization too love providing scholarships to poor students.



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Betsy DeVos is undoubtedly an influential woman. Being nominated as U.S. Secretary of Education, I think that she will use this position to help the poor children. In fact, she is the best choice for this post.





Hippea brand of chickpea puff snacks is the latest business by actor and investor Leonardo DiCaprio. The new business is a partnership between the actor and a Chicago based Equity firm known as Strand Equity Partners. The two invested an undisclosed amount of dollars to Green Park Brand Inc. a company based in Santa Monica.

When asked how much was invested in the food company, the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Green Park Brand Inc. Livio Bisterzo declined to revel instead he said that they raised about $2.5 million and the remaining amount came from well-wishers and friends. According to Livio, the Hippea began to market and sell their products in March 2016 making the $2.5 million selling in wholesale revenue over the balance.

Mr. Livio is sure and trusts that his organization will increase their profit this year to over $11million. According to the 36 years old investor, the Green Park was able to take over the market with their products in stores easily due to his past experience as well as connection in initiation two other consumer brands; Little Miracle which is a maker tea drink as well as kyoku which is a men’s clothing line. Bisterzo is a renowned businessman and before his engagement with Hippea; he first sold his idea to both companies. According to Livio, it was not is first to do such a thing in business, he was sure that they had the best product, the best brand, as well as the biggest brand story all they needed, was to avail the product in stores and let the customers know it. Hippea is available in the United States stores among them Albertsons, Von as well as Starbucks. The management plans to make the snack available to other stores as well before the end of the years. Hippea is also available in stores in the United Kingdom where the firm has offices.

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Livio Bisterzo lives in Los Angles together with his family; his wife and their three children. Mr. Livio was born in Italy. At the age of 18, the prominent business person moved to the United Kingdom where he attended his higher education at London Prestigious University of Arts. Being a go-getter and also having an entrepreneur origin, Livio created an event business and he has been a success in assisting other ventures to make it in the business world. Livio is the founder of Green Park Holdings which he established in 2015. Green Park Holding is a food company that is responsible for delivering nutritious and healthy products.

Is your dog one of the family? Are you looking for a new dog food to try? Are you unhappy with the current dog food you are using? If so, Purina has the solution. Purina Beneful dog food is one choice that you and your dog might like. If you have a dog that has a sensitive stomach or that is allergic to grain, you might consider Beneful Grain Free with Farm Raised Chicken. The cost of a 12 pound bag is under 18 dollars. The cost per pound is $1.44. There are no grains inside, there is no corn and most importantly, there is no soy or wheat. The number one ingredient is chicken. There is accents of pumpkin, spinach and even blueberries.

Does your dog not like chicken or beef? If so, Beneful has the option to purchase a dry dog food made with real salmon. This food is loaded with omega fatty acids and this helps to support skin and coat. This food is completely balanced for any dog breed. The cost per pound is just under a dollar.

If your dog loves can food, the Beneful IncrediBites for small dogs is perfect for any small breed dog. It can be mixed with dry food if your dog likes that. The ingredients inside of the can is real ingredients and there is a good sauce to serve over dry food. It is completely balanced and offers great nutrition for puppies and adult dogs.

One of the best food choices for dogs who are playful is the Beneful Playful Life with Real Beef and Egg. The bag size is just under 16 pounds and the cost per pound is low coming in at just under a dollar per pound. A 15 and a half pound bag is right under 14 dollars. It is rich in protein and this helps to keep your dogs muscles strong which is important when they are playful. Beneful on Walmart.

If you haven’t heard of Mike Baur, he is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Swiss Startup Factory, a business accelerator based in Zurich. The business is predicated on, helping digital entrepreneurs achieve success through a variety of services like coaching, mentoring, and financing. Digital entrepreneurs that participate in the three-month program will also have access to the company’s large investor network.


Mike Baur is well versed in the world of business; he received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Banking and Finance, in 2000. In 2008, he earned an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He then rounded out his education by earning an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Universitat Bern (a university in the Swiss capital of Bern). After completing his studies, Baur began his career with the Fribourg branch of UBS Wealth Management, working for the company from 1991 to 2008.


In December 2008, Baur joined Clariden Leu, a private Swiss bank with offices located in Zurich and Geneva. In his role with Clariden Leu, Baur served as the Business Area Head of Private Banking for Switzerland. In 2012, Baur joined Sallfort Privatbank AG, serving in a similar capacity as the Head of Private Banking for the privately owned investment manager. In 2014, Baur tried his hand at business ownership; he founded Think Reloaded AG, a management consulting firm, which generated an estimated $259,000 in annual revenue.


The year 2015, proved to be a year of multi-tasking for Mike Baur; while managing his own successful startup, he Co-founded the Swiss Startup Association, an organization committed to promoting founder friendly environments amongst entrepreneurs in Switzerland. In 2016, Baur was named Deputy Managing Director of Swiss Startup Invest, a financial platform for startups and investors.


Currently, Mike is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Swiss Startup Factory; his prime focus with this relatively new company lies in fundraising and financing. Baur’s attention in these areas has resulted in many entrepreneurs being able to implement revolutionary technology ideas, that may have not otherwise been possible.


As a whole, the Swiss Startup Factory prides themselves on promoting economic development; in addition to all of the other amenities that they provide to their clients, the Swiss Startup Factory provides free office space to individuals who would likely benefit from such resources. Mike believes that business ownership requires much more than a good idea; Swiss Startup Factory helps bring ideas to life.


Securus technologies signed a complete Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire JPay Inc. JPay is a market leader in the electronic company, email entertainment apps and education related. It currently operates in more than 33 prison systems. Rick Smith acknowledged that the transaction made Securus company the fastest growing segments in corrections. Securus and JPay now provide the best products at the most reasonable price and provides an excellent security with a reduction in relapsing into the criminal behavior. The products provided by Securus gives the value to every constituent. The vision of JPay and Securus is to ensure that they come up with products that can improve prison safety and enable prisoners to transition into disciplined citizens once out of jail. Mr. Smith is managing JPay as a subsidiary of Securus and allows its operations to be run as before. The JPay is now benefitting from Securus’ financial, and human resources. It will also benefit from the products of Securus Company.

JPay is located in Miramar, Florida. It is provider of inmate payments, email and tablet products. They are serving over 1.6 million inmates in over 33 states. The company’s use of technology has helped a lot in improving the correctional agency’s ability to reduce and stop crime. It has a digital platform which allows inmates to access music, games, kiosks, email, books, education and shopping. Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. It serves over 2,600 public safety, correction agencies, and law enforcement. It also serves more than 1 million inmates all over North America. Securus Technologies commits itself to providing emergency services, public information, biometric analysis, information management, communication, inmate self-service, incident management, and monitoring products and services among others.Richard A. Smith is the Chief executive Officer of Secrus technology and Chairman.

Mr. Smith says that Securus is an important investment which produces its service and products weekly to assist correction agencies and law enforcement. Mr. Smith indicates that the company has received a lot of response through email appreciating them for their commitment to providing the best adequate services. The company is applauded for combating social problems and solving crimes in the society. Through the leadership of Mr. Smith, the company has managed to build safety as part and parcel of the company to uphold the security of the community which it servers. Richard A Smith is earned Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, and he did his master’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. He earned MBA from the University of Rochester. He has an associate’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. from June 23, 2008, to date. From April 2000 to August 2003, he was the President of Eschelon Tcom Inc. August 2003 to August 2007, he served as the chief executive officer. He also served in the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. Mr. Smith also worked with Frontier Corp in various position.

Aging and Cancer are one of the biggest killers in our world. Aging definitely is expected to be the end of everyone. According to scientists, aging causes age-related diseases which eventually terminates a life. And research has actually shown that majority of people die from age-related diseases. However, there’s a passionate professor, on this subject, that doesn’t believe it has to be that way. He believes by slowing aging through some particular drugs can delay age-related diseases including cancer.The professor is Mikhail Blagosklonny, a professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the editor-in-chief of Oncotarget. Basically, this professor studies Aging and Cancer. His tertiary education began at the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg. He bagged an MD in Internal Medicine and later earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and Cardiology from the same university. This brilliant scientist specializes in the research areas of cellular and molecular biology and clinical investigations. His primary research interests are Bio gerontology, anti-aging drugs, cancer, and targeted cancer therapies that shield healthy cells in the body against getting damaged. He has written more than 300 research articles, book chapters, and journal reviews; they are all published in his name.

Professor Mikhail Blagosklonny has been researching on the possibility of controlling aging and cancer. He proposed and argued for the use of Rapamycin. For non-scientist, this drug is a non-toxic, well-tolerated drug that is suitable for daily oral administration used in the treatment of cancer. What Mikhail argues is that this drug can be suitable for extending our life on earth. This argument is based on the hyperfunction theory that describes aging as a continuation of growth, driven by signaling pathways such as TOR (Target of Rapamycin). The TOR-centric model predicts that Rapamycin can be used in humans to treat aging and prevent diseases. This hyperfunction theory definition of aging is radically different from the well accepted old definition that has mainly limited the research of anti-aging drugs in the past.As the anti-aging drug began development, it was considered by other scientists in the field to be an utopic project and that it would never be possible to negate the effects of aging.

  1. Mikhail Blagosklonny, however, showed the world that it was actually possible using the TOR-centric model, and today his research has been quoted by many oncology newsletters around the world as the next-gen discovery that will change how medicine shapes out, as diseases like cancer, that derive from aging, won’t be nearly as common anymore.

The astounding researches by the professor weren’t taking seriously within and outside the science circles before now, but it has started to change. More people are paying attention and recognizing his works and the great contributions he has already made to the advancement of the human race. Majority of his works on anti-aging drugs are making major newspaper headlines today all over the world. His commitment, persistence, and love for humanity have made him become one of the most acclaimed oncology researchers in the world.

The oil and gas drilling industry of Mexico has been going through many different changes in the past few years. Even though the Gulf of Mexico is considered to be one of the richest venues for oil and gas explorations, the country’s only major oil drilling companies, Pemex, is unable to cover the extensive region. It is for this reason the Mexican Government is now allowing the foreign players in the oil and gas sector to come and drill in Mexican waters. The reform brought in by the Mexican waters is to ensure that oil and gas exploration continues uninterrupted and that the oil and gas sector continues to grow for the benefit of the country.

In the first of such moves, major players in the oil and gas industry such as Premier Oil, Talos Energy, and Sierra Oil and Gas collaborated to carry out extensive oil and gas drilling and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The first phase of oil drilling would be conducted by the London based firm, Premier Oil, in the highly fertile Suerte Basin located in the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected that the company would be able to drill somewhere close to 100 to 500 million barrels of crude oil through it. Petroleos Mexicano, one of the biggest oil and gas companies of the world, based in Mexico, held a monopoly in the oil and gas drilling sector for many years. However, due to the competitive nature of the industry, the Mexican Government had to allow foreign players to maximize output while minimizing input.

Talos Energy, one of the newest as well as fastest growing oil and gas drilling companies, based in the United States, is also part of the deal that was carried out by foreign companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company has its headquarters in Houston and is an independently run firm. The company has its investments coming from some of the famous investors such as Apollo Global Management, Talos Management, and Riverstone Holdings LLC. The company aims to acquire strategic assets in the Gulf of Mexico and engage in lucrative exploration ventures.

Glen Wakeman has come a long way from the University of Scranton where he completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Finance. Having always had a curiosity in money and the various ways to generate revenue, Glen Wakeman pledged to one day help others find business dreams – if he ever made it and became something of himself.

And that time has come.


Currently, the CEO and Co-Founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, Glen Wakeman provides consumers interested in business planning with software customized for those delicate early-stages of financial business planning.


For a one time fee of $100, the LaunchPad toolkit helps budding entrepreneurs organize and collate into a business ready plan – all in 30 minutes or less. This platform is directed towards busy professionals such as lawyers and accountants.


Based out of Miami, LaunchPad is seeking to assist with business planning, a crucial stage that Glen Wakeman feels is intrinsic to the ultimate success of the company. For the development of the software, Glen Wakeman relied on a 21-year management background, and various stints as a Financial Services Executive, Board Member and Executive Mentor.


Besides LaunchPad, Glen Wakeman is active in other areas of life, serving as a mentor, investor, and writer. While at GE Capital early on in his career, he was recognized as an exemplary member and was awarded the Growth Leadership role model award by the Board of Directors.


Considered a well-rounded and accomplished individual, Glen Wakeman is proud to have lived and various countries throughout the globe, an international performer, Wakeman has been involved with the operations of companies scattered throughout 30 regions throughout the earth.


Other notable accomplishments by Glen Wakeman include his mentoring activities, especially suited for C-Level executives ( Currently, Glen Wakeman counsels Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded while navigating the helm of Launchpad Holdings.


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