Stephen Murray, longtime CEO of CCMP capital, was a successful philanthropist and […]

Clay Siegall, Ph.D., Now a Member of Mirna Therapeutics’ Board of Directors There was great excitement in the air at Mirna Therapeutics as its chief executive officer, Dr. Paul Lammers, disclosed to the public the inclusion of Dr. Siegall to the group of directors of the company. No one could be in doubt of Siegall’s broad experience and achievements in the pharmaceutical industry. This welcomed incident will definitely help guide Mirna as it continues to advance the development of microRNA-based therapeutics. Siegall, on the other hand, was pleased with his inclusion to the Board of Directors. How could anyone turn down such opportunity? “MicroRNA-based therapeutics is an exciting area of cancer research and Mirna is well-positioned with a strong pipeline of product candidates”, he said. He hoped to work with the team to advance its promising programs for patients in need. Dr. Clay Siegall: The Pride of Seattle Genetics What more could be said? Mirna Therapeutics could not hide their joy when Dr. Siegall agreed to join its board of directors. Every notable biotechnology company seems desirous having Dr. Clay Siegall as a member of their group of directors, but why? Here is a man who co-founded and navigates the ship of one of the best biotechnology companies in the world. Seattle Genetics should count itself lucky being in the good hands of this distinguished gentleman. Prior to setting up Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall was a notable figure at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute between 1991 and 1997. He also spent time at the National Cancer Institute, from 1988 to 1991. He was a member of the Boards of Directors at Alder BioPharmaceuticals. Under his watch, the company has generated varied pipelines of antibody-based therapies to handle unmet medical needs of patients suffering from cancer. Its first product, ADCETRIS(R) (brentuximab vedotin) got the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August 2011. Since then, it has been loads of success stories from one product to another. […]

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Adam Goldenberg Pushes JustFab to New Level of Success

Adam Goldenberg a co-CEO of JustFab, started his first business when he was 15. Garners Alliance, which he sold three years later to Intermix Media the parent company of MySpace. He dropped out of high school and joined Intermix as Vice President of strategy. When he was 20 he became COO of the company. Adam Goldenberg met Don Ressler, his co-CEO of JustFab, at Intermix. Don sold his own company, FitnessHeaven.com to Intermix also.

The two became good friends, and later left Intermix to start their own company. During 2006, they built their first company together, Intelligent Beauty. Over time Adam Goldenberg and his friend began to focus on a personalized type of shopping system online. They worked to merge social media with the latest fashions at affordable prices. They believed that to be successful their business needed to be fun and social. To prepare for expansion in their business they hired style consultants and others to help them build out what they offered.

JustFab was born. Members receive a selection of shoes, handbags and accessories each month for $39.95. They are trying to keep the level of connection with customers high on crosscut.vc. The website helps women see how to wear the various items they sell. Kimora Lee, a friend of Don, who is a fashion icon, soon joined the company as president and a creative director. She not only knows fashion; she also knows how to build a following.

Adam and Don felt that they needed to focus on what they sell rather than how they sell. They make their products themselves, which allows them to make sure the quality of their products is top-of-the-line. Adam Goldenberg still make sure that they do not sell items that will not satisfy their customers Before an item is listed on their website, it must meet a very high fashion standard.

JustFab was growing fast, and the partners knew they would need venture capitalists, to help them build the company further. They met Josh Hannah of Matrix at https://www.vbprofiles.com/people/adam-goldenberg-540345f3fccfb1045402ff96. He was a seasoned entrepreneur. Josh bought the company eHow. They partnered with Josh Hannah and built the company out. Currently JustFab has millions of customers and millions in revenue.

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Benefits of Online Reputation Management to Businesses

Proper management of the online reputation of your business bears the same hallmarks as maintaining your personal reputation. Simply put, your firm’s reputation determines its profitability. A good reputation is helpful as far as building ways to Brand Yourself and brand recognition is concerned. Online reputation management is beneficial to businesses in the following ways.
Business Promotion

Public relations efforts do not only involve promoting the services and products offered by a business. Reputation management offers more than publicity. Businesses that have a good online reputation often has positive reviews. Reputation management generates positive awareness about services that are offered by a business. This is therefore, a strategic business promotion exercise.

Optimized Visibility

Major search engines often rank websites basing on user content. Firms that properly utilize platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, often have higher visibility than those that do not. Optimized visibility on search engine results can only be attained through proper online reputation management. Clients are more likely to use the services of firms that have positive results on search engines.

Improves Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is the goal of every business. According to Forbes Magazine, online reputation management helps prospective customers to have an insight about the products and services that you offer. In this case, negative information will have been relegated to lower pages. This means that only positive information will be available on the first pages of search engine results. Positive info increases positive perceptions about your brand.

Increases Business Value

Public listed companies that have a good online reputation are attractive to investors. You can maintain your firm’s shareholder value by simply following what people say about your products and services. This gives you the ability to engage in public relations activities that build your brand. Online reputation management similarly provides you with an avenue for detecting warning signs of reactive public relations exercises. This way, you can identify possible gaps in your setup.

Reputation management can help business owners to identify profitable niche markets by keeping tabs on what influencers say about them. Insights into online markets can similarly be identified. Such information can be used to bolster the natural search results of a business.

 

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Nizan Guanes Sees a Bright Future with Omnicon

For decades now Brazilians have been exploring their artistic talents. The country is among top competitors in the advertising and communications world, often taking on large campaigns from International companies. In 2003, Nizan Guanes and his partner Valente took advantage of the coutry’s growth in this area. They founded the ABC group which later became the largest national advertising company of Brazil.
But recent events have changed everything, as ABC is no longer a national company, nor do NIzan and Valente plan on making it a top international firm. Instead they have sold ABC to a large American conglomerate known as Omnicon.

Omnicon is in Brazil’s Future
Omnicon hopes that by expanding its holdings here it will have leverage against advertising giants like Google or Facebook.

So what will happen to Nizan and Valente. Nothing! They will continue managing the new Brazilian branch. The contract involved a R $500 million compensation for each of the co-founders with the remaining balance to be paid by 2020 from proceeds of advertising campaigns.

Many businessmen in Brazil foresaw this happening as Nizan has worked with Omnicon since the late 1990s. Brazil is a key advertising market for global brands and they are very successful in creating effective multinational brand awareness and advertisements that work.
What Does the Future Hold?
As of yet there are no plans to change anything in the firm. The working process is succesful. However, the idea is to reel in a few International clients and grow the company out more on an international level, steering away from some of the national work they have done in prior years. Nizan and Valente are confident that the new organization will work more effectively than the national advertising ABC group did. There was a limit to what the company could do within Brazil.

http://oglobo.globo.com/economia/grupo-abc-de-nizan-guanaes-vendido-por-1-bi-para-gigante-dos-eua-18106972

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All Natural Skin Lightening Milk-Extreme Luxury

If you are plagued with an uneven skin tone, blotchy skin, or dark spots Makari De Suisse makes a product called Body Beautifying Whitening Milk that is absolutely excellent in my opinion.

I have fairly light skin, but I have several dark spots on my face, legs and arms. These spots tend to look worse after spending any length of time in the sun, and I couldn’t stand seeing them in the mirror.

I started using the skin whitening cream a few years ago, after receiving it as a gift from my sister. I will always be grateful to her for showing me this extraordinary beauty secret!

This product is a very light weight cream with a slight, soft smelling scent. It is 100% natural and contains high quality ingredients. It glides on easily, blends in well, and I really like the fact that a little bit goes a long way.

After using the body beautifying whitening milk for about three months, I was starting to notice visible differences. My skin felt soft and silky, and the dark spots were several shades lighter. I no longer have dry, rough patches of skin, and I do believe that this product has even helped with my crows feet.

If you are looking for a skin lightening product that isn’t going to damage your skin with harsh chemicals, and doesn’t cost a fortune then this is something you should try.

I am extremely amazed with the results, and I’m sure you will feel the same way.

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Laidlaw & Company’s Investment Banking Knowledge

Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. is a prominent clinical-stage firm. It creates innovative chronic pain treatments. The company just revealed to the public that the United States District Court for the District of Nevada has set forth a temporary restraining order against Laidlaw & Company. The goal of this order is to prevent this firm (and its leadership department) from spreading proxy materials that are both untrue and deceptive. This court order was a reaction to an earlier lawsuit that Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. initiated against the company.

Laidlaw & Company is a company that specializes in brokerage and investment banking matters. The firm provides clients with individualized investment suggestions. It guides personal investors, public institutions and private institutions. Wealth management and alternative investments are two prominent areas of expertise for the team members at Laidlaw & Company. The firm has been around for roughly 170 years. It was launched in 1842.

Executives who make up the staff at Laidlaw & Company include Chief Executive Officer Matthew D. Eitner, Head of Capital Markets James P. Ahern and Chief Financial Officer John W. Coolong. Eitner has been with Laidlaw & Company since 2010. The same goes for Ahern. Coolong has been with the company since the spring of 2011.

Source:

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13394818/1/us-federal-court-issues-temporary-restraining-order-against-laidlaw-company-and-its-principals-matthew-eitner-and-james-ahern.html

http://brokercheck.finra.org/Individual/Summary/3267261

 

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GTL Under Scrutiny For Dishonest Business Practices

As someone interested in technology and the telecommunications industry an interesting section of that industry is that which deals with inmates and prisons. After I realized it, it made perfect sense: most jails and prisons require comprehensive security systems not only for the staff and employees, but also for inmate communication, such as calls to family.

With security and reliability being absolutely critical to these types of compounds, the companies that provide these services need to be of top-tier quality in many aspects. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always seem to be the case – Global Tel Link (GTL) has been exposed for fraudulent and dishonest actions to inmates and their respective families. Some of these actions include (but aren’t limited to) charging families twice for the same inmate call, and consistently adding on seconds or even minutes to every call, while they reap the benefits of charging per second.

Securus Technologies, another security and telecommunications firm has called out GTL on these actions issuing a warning to future prospective users of inmate technology and calls. The violation charges are not Securus Technology’s directly – the company has only put forth what is already published in the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

With Securus solidifying it’s broad reach for telecommunications security and reliability, their acquisition of Jpay was a strong step forward, making payments streamlined, accessible, and reliable for the community that they serve. Securus also allows video visitation services, which really cater to making communications within their compounds optimized for all those involved.

Overall, it seems fairly clear that the communications industry that deals with prisons and jails is not evenly served by every company. In fact, there seems to be serious disadvantages with some service providers. After some research it’s quite clear to me that some businesses have taken advantage of the industry while others have provided integrity and honesty.

Securus Video Visitation Overview Video from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

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An Odd Intersection of the Most Complex Disciplines

Law, medicine and economics might not seem to have too much in common at first. If I had to make a connection between them it’d probably only be that they’re among the more complex subjects within our culture. But this is exactly why a recent legal dispute between Laidlaw & Company and Relmada Therapeutics caught my attention. It involved all three of these disciplines coming together to form a very interesting story. But it’s also a story that’s been capped off by a temporary restraining order and associated injunction. The reason behind it is that apparently Laidlaw has been issuing misleading information. But misleading information and information in general tend to be related. And I was quite curious to get more information about what was going on.

Looking at Laidlaw’s site made things a bit more clear. They have a long history of investment within the medical industry. It might even be fair to say that this is one of their major focuses. So investment in a company like Relmada seems to be the norm for them. And even more so, I think it’s easy to imagine that a company like Laidlaw might be rather insistent on how things are done. Any company with a long history tends to develop patterns and strict operating criteria. And Laidlaw’s history dates all the way back to 1842.

But to get a more recent view of Laidlaw, I looked into the company’s principal’s. This is Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. This continued to paint an even more clear picture of things. Both men had a small biography attached to the site. And both seemed to share many of the interests of Laidlaw as a whole. And one of the biggest aspects was a dedication to and interest in the medical industry. To me, this suggests a company that really does care about helping the medical industry. but perhaps also a company that might have somewhat overly strict ideas about how this needs to proceed in any given situation.

Sources:

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13394818/1/us-federal-court-issues-temporary-restraining-order-against-laidlaw-company-and-its-principals-matthew-eitner-and-james-ahern.html

 

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