Richard A. Smith also known as Rick Smith has been President and CEO Securus Technologies Inc. since June 23, 2008. He attained his Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester Simon School. He has a bachelor of science in electric engineering from the State University of New York-Buffalo and holds a Masters in Mathematics from the State University of New York, Brockport. He has held different positions in different organizations over the years before he became CEO and President Securus Inc. Rick served as Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. from 1998 October to March 2000. He also served as president from April 2000 to August 2003 where he was named CEO. He also held several ranks at Global Crossing back then known as Frontier Corp. He served as the Controller, President, Chief Information Officer of Frontier Corp. He has been chairman of Securus Inc. since January 2009 and its director since 2008.

Securus Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of telecommunication technologies to civil and criminal justice departments. It provides services such as information management, monitoring of products and services in prisons, emergency response, public information investigation and biometric analysis to keep the outside world and correctional facilities a safe space for everyone. Its headquarters are located in Dallas Texas, and it serves more than 2,400 law enforcement, public safety, and correctional agencies across the U.S and Canada.John Bell joined Securus Technologies in December 2015 as Senior Vice President of sales. He was added to the Leadership Team of the company and took responsibility for the 100-person team of sales personnel that included 60 sales associates on the street.

Mr. Josh Conklin, the Sales Vice President, Reports directly to John Bell but still retains his existing executive responsibilities. This team was built to personalize the customer experience through monthly face to face meetings to monitor the services offered. It was also built to construct a sophisticated sales associate training program and has been a platform for the customers to make their presentations annually. It would also ensure that customers were offered a variety of services at a go thus increasing profits for the company.Rick Smith states that it’s Securus’ Social responsibility to protect and serve the community. He stated this in relations to the recovered emails, blog posts and letters from the general public appreciating the good work done by Securus in making prisons a safe place for inmates. He also stated that the company would offer investment-services and product development proposals at least once per week to correctional and law enforcement groups to help them solve and prevent crimes both in prison and in the outside world.

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David McDonald, famously known as Dave among his friends, was born in northeast state of Iowa. He attended the Iowa State University in Ames between 1983 and 1987. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He also received the Outstanding Senior Award Wallace E. Barron. He joined OSI Group in 1987. The Company was founded in 1909 and serves retail and food-service industries. For the 30 years in the Industry; David rose through ranks to become OSI’s current-president and Chief Operating Officer. He also sits on the board-of-directors of the company.

McDonald’s great contribution to OSI Group

He joined the company at a time when it was experiencing tremendous aspirations for growth. He became part of the company’s then constant desire to grow itself globally and satisfy its customers.

David has been keen on the sustainability of OSI Group. He has employed a logistics team comprising of experts and highly experienced personnel needed in global-market. The team is required to work hand in hand with management to enhance smooth-flow of operations. He has worked hard in ensuring expansion of the OSI Group’s activities in the global market.

The Company now boasts of owning more than 50 business premises across 17 countries. Products supplied include; McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Starbucks among others. The company is in the process of expanding its business operations to China. Its facilities under construction will render it the largest poultry producer in the whole of China.

OSI Group under David’s leadership has tremendously improved its processing and production section. Such improvements include; establishment of beef processing plant in Poland and frozen foods processing plant in India. The company has also expanded its market in Hungary and Geneva.

To maintain local consumer’s taste, he has established a local network with teams and firms globally. The management teams ensure an understanding of the local consumers’ taste and cultures. For more info about us: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Group click here.

David was delighted by the OSI’s acquisition of the Dutch based Baho Food. He said that the acquisition will broaden the company’s business in the European market. He noted that Baho’s products and brands will be a great complement to OSI in meeting evolving needs of the customers. He also made it clear that Baho Food staff will be retained despite the acquisition and the new ownership. David’s strategic approaches have produced significant results for the firm.

Anthony (Tony) Petrello has a different dream in that he is always advocating for mathematics, law, and charity. Petrello was one of the highest compensation CEOs in the U.S in 2015. Tony has experienced great success out of consistent hard work, natural gifts, and creative thinking.

In his early life, he was a remarkable student throughout his schooling life. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey where he attended public schools.At 18, Tony excelled in linear algebra and calculus because of his amazing math abilities. This success was recognized by Yale University who gave him a scholarship and a chance to be mentored by Serge Lang, an incredible professor, mathematician, and author.

He had an amazing personality at the University. Tony Petrello graduated from Yale with a B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics. Later, Petrello joined Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D.

Tony joined Baker $ McKenzie in 1979 which is a famous American law firm. At the company, Tony specialized in business law more so arbitration and taxation. Petrello became a managing partner of its New York branch. At Baker $ McKenzie, Anthony worked with a client called Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling company on land. Nabors Industries managers were so impressed with his work and consulted if they can hire him. With this step, the mathematician who turned to a lawyer was entering the business globe.

In 1991, the new business executive started working at Nabors Industries as Chief Operating Officer. The same year, he became a member of the board of directors and board of executives. With his hard work and skills, in 1992, Tony became Nabor’s president. In all the positions, he saw the company through many achievements, for example, he helped direct a $ 32 million purchase of a firm, Grace Drilling, in 1993.

As from October 2011, Tony has been serving as the CEO at Nabors Industries. He was also made the chairman of both the board of directors and the board of executive committee. Under his leadership, Nabors Industries has experienced notable growth. Other than working at Nabors, Tony has been a director at MediaOnDemand.com, and currently, he is a director of Hilcorp Energy Company. Also, he has been a director at Stewart $ Stevenson.

He also has inspiring charitable acts such as when he donated $ 7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital for neurological patients. Tony is passionate about helping the society and taking Nabors to the next level.

Sawyer Howitt is the youngest member of the Meriwether Group, but it does not stop him from being one of the most valuable people in the company. At a very young age, he already knows how their family business works. He knows what problems might arise, and how he can possibly solve it. He understands how their business operates, and the finances that it might need. His attitude towards their clients is also a big plus, as they appreciate the way he is connecting with them, providing them with great customer satisfaction.

Sawyer Howitt can do any task that is given to him, and would always be present whenever a meeting is called, jotting down notes on how their business could improve. Sawyer is also responsible for the spreadsheet reports of the Meriwether Group, doing it accurately and submitting it on time. These characteristics that he developed while he works in their family business have helped him become a better person, and it is the sole reason why he was appointed to become Meriwether Groups’ Project Manager.

As the project manager of Meriwether Group, he is responsible to oversee the possible changes in the system of commerce in the years to come. He has to think how business development should adapt with the continuous change in the technology. It might seem to be a daunting task to some, but for Sawyer Howitt, it is just a small step into dealing with the real world. Their family business, the Meriwether Group, services clients who are starting up a business. They are providing a series of consultations on how the business can grow. Because of how their business works, it is fairly important for Sawyer Howitt to look into ways on how they can adapt to changes.

Presently, Sawyer Howitt is dividing his time working for the company and studying. He plans to go to the University of California, Berkeley to take up a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance once he graduate from high school.

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Ever since 2014, Mike Baur has been leading Swiss Startup Factory to gradually become one of the biggest and best firms in Switzerland. Swiss Startup Factory is a company that majorly focuses on offering consultation and funding to other start-up organizations to help them develop. Ever since Baur was young, he always wanted to join the banking and financing industry, and he had the privilege of both his dreams come true.

Before founding Swiss Startup Factory, Mike worked in the banking sector for more than fifteen years where he majorly helped entrepreneurs and organizations acquire funding to help them grow their business. He majorly helped in providing capital to these clients while assessing the potential of these companies. In most cases, if the business had the potential of growing and profiting, Baur would offer the loan needed by the client with the hope of expanding the start-up firm. While working in the banking industry, Mike had helped numerous businesses accessing the funding they needed to help them reach their goals.

He had a successful career journey in the banking sector before he decided to quit and join the financial sector. Mike believes in the power of determination and ambition as this played a significant role in shaping the person he is today. At the peak of his career, Mike majorly invested most of his time and money in start-up organizations that had the potential of growing in the near future. Through investing his money, it was easier for him to learn more about start-up firms and be in a position of identifying the best startups from the worst ones. From what he learned over the years as he invested his money helped him when he decided to found Swiss Startup Factory with the help of other two partners.

Starting Swiss Startup Factory was a big step in Baur’s career journey as he believed through the firm; he would continue helping other businesses achieve their goals. From what he had learned as an investor, Mike was sure that he would run the business well and bring about much success. By providing mentorship and funding, Mike trusts that organizations have a chance of achievement in the ever-evolving business world where everybody wants to succeed. To make sure people have equal opportunities, Mike employs a business model where every entrepreneur is given a chance to present his/ her idea before Mike evaluates all of them to choose the best. Through this, Mike believes he will continue helping business to reach their greatest potential.

Jason Halpern the Business Leader

Many of the people that have gotten wealthy will tell you that one of the most effective vehicles to get there is real estate investing. The great thing about real estate is the fact that even though you might get it wrong a few times, when you do your due diligence, the returns are amazing. One man that has learned how to invest in real estate the hard way is Jason Halpern and through his experience, he has become the busiest business man in the entire western hemisphere. Jason currently operates between New York, Miami and has a company with a capital base of half a billion dollars.

Jason Halpern with Family

There are many companies that he has collaborated with to create the property that is part of his portfolio. These include Madden Real Estate and the projects that they did together, The Aloft South Beach Miami project that was finished two years ago. Currently, his company is planning to convert the Wild Turkey Bourbon building into condos. According to the agreement, the company will make 338 condo units from the current building. Jason has also in the past teamed up with Madison and purchased the Brooklyn Heights Cinema to make condos out of it.

He confides that he has had a few setbacks when he was investing. One of the most memorable of these setbacks for him was watching a major deal that had cost him a lot debacle at the last minute. He states that these are the failures that make an investor tough. Through mistakes, he has learned to make better investment choices.

Jason’s Background

Jason’s father was a real estate developer too. He worked for his father before setting out on his own. When Jason is not busy working, he really enjoys staying at home and spending quality time with his family. He has a son that he really enjoys engaging in activities such as car racing and others. There was a time that he wanted to be taking part in car racing as a hobby, but being the busy man that he is in business, this has been put in the backseat for now.

The successful presidential campaign and a subsequent ascension of President Donald J. Trump brought to the fore details of his local and foreign business partners. It emerged that President Trump, the former no-nonsense real estate mogul, had a business partner in Dubai, who shared a lot of characteristics with him. This partner is Hussain Sajwani, a self-made billionaire who is heavily invested in real estate both in and outside Dubai.

 

His Education and Career

 

Sajwani attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Upon his graduation, Sajwani worked as a contracts manager in GASCO. He soon left his employer to form his own company Draieh Management Services Co (DAMAC) which was later re-branded to become the DAMAC Group. In 1992, he established DICO Invest , which is an investment company holding portfolios of securities that are traded in different global markets. Other ventures in which he has substantial stake include Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG, Al Ahlia Insurance Company, Global Logistics Services Co. and Al Anwar Ceramics Co SAOG.

 

His Relationship with President Trump

 

Sajwani is often referred to as the Donald Trump of Dubai because of the fact that both of these business moguls are heavily invested in the real estate industry. Hussain Sajwani is one of the major business partners that have done business with the Trump Organization. This real estate billionaire enjoys a personal and cordial relationship with the president’s family. He has interacted with Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka both in business and social gatherings. Sajwani has intimated that he intends to continue his business relationship with Trump Organization, which is now under the leadership of Trump’s oldest sons.

 

DAMAC Business Ventures

 

The DAMAC Group traces its origin during the first Iraq war when the company offered food service to the United States Army. Although the company has gone forward to focus most of its business pursuits around real estate properties, Hussain Sajwani posits that the food business is still an integral part of DAMAC Group. Today, DAMAC Group is considered to be the largest luxury private real estate developer in Dubai and the wider Middle East.

 

Hussain’s Philanthropies

 

Hussain Sajwani, through his company DAMAC Group believes in giving back to the society. In 2013, the company donated over AED two million, which was to be used to clothe over one million needy children.

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Sujit Choudhry is the founder of Director of the Center constitution Transitions. He is the professor of law at Michael Heyman. Before the appointment, he worked as the dean of Berkeley Law. He mainly focuses on comparative constitution law and its development. He tries to unlock the problems concerned with the law through research with the aim of foreseeing a peaceful co-existence in politics.

Sujit Choudhry mostly targets societies with diverging differences. Moreover, he has been involved in writing having published over 90 articles focusing on law. He is also a member of the board of International Society of Public Law and an editor of constitution review in South Africa. Also, he is among the advisory board in Cambridge Law School among many other organizations.

Comparative Law

It is a field of law and a course study that focuses on the differences and similarities between laws of different countries. That is, it concerns the study of international law and the legal systems in place. The areas of coverage are Jewish law, civil law, Chinese law, Hindu law, common law, Socialist legislation and canon law. It looks at the impacts of the integration of all the laws of the land.

It further goes behold to analyze and give a comprehensive report concerning foreign laws and the systems in various countries. With an increase in trading among different states, the comparative law has become an important tool in ensuring there is democratization.

The primary purpose of studying comparative law is:

  • To ensure that the existing legal systems fit each one well
  • Attain more understanding of legal systems
  • To try and achieve unification of all jurisdictions in place

Moreover, the comparative law helps in formulating other legislation where the involved parties can get to see the normality. This means that it helps answer questions regarding the law field hence bringing cohesion in the area.

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One of the most successful and popular entrepreneurs of America is Eric Lefkofsky. This genius was born on September 02, 1969 in Southfield city of Michigan. Eric is known as someone who founded several companies at a relatively younger age. Nowadays, he is the Chairman of Groupon and Chief Executive Officer of Tempus, an organization he co-founded too. He is the co-founder of many companies like Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, and Uptake. He went to the University of Michigan to study finance. In 1993, he completed the Juris Doctor degree from the law school of Michigan University.

He started to sell carpets while he was still a university student. Eric and his college friend bought Brandon Apparel in 1993; it was an apparel company in Wisconsin. The pair launched an online company named Starbelly in 1999. After one year, Halo Industries bought Starbelly, and Eric was made its CEO. Just one year later, they filed for bankruptcy.

In 2001, Eric and his friend founded InnerWorking. It provided print procurement services to different businesses. Fortunately, the company was a great success and managed to enter United States stock market by 2006. Eric remained a member of Board of Directors of InnerWorking until 2012. Eric and his partner decided to launch a freight logistics company in 2005. That is how Echo Global Logistics was created. The company was so successful that New Enterprise Associates wanted to become a Series D finance investor. By next year, it entered America’s stock exchange, and it is still traded.

Eric and his friend decided to launch a technology company in 2006. The company was named MediaBank, and it provided services like planning and buying to advertisers, accounting, and software analysis. It was another success, and NEA was interested in investing. The pair founded ThePoint.com in 2007. After one year, the company was renamed to Groupon. Several investors got interested in this company. Eric and his partner founded Lightbank in 2010 and Uptake in 2014. In 2015, Eric stepped down as the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon. In 2016, Eric created Tempus which is a technology company that enables physicians to provide care to cancer patients.

Eric is also involved in philanthropy. His foundation, Lefkofsky Foundation, funds different organizations around the world for charitable, scientific and educational causes. Lefkofsky Foundation has a strong focus on children, and it has funded over fifty organizations around the world.

Eric authored a book which describes how business is affected by technology; the book’s title is Accelerated Disruption. Eric Lefkofsky has a strong presence in social media. He updates people about his personal life through the internet and spreads positive messages. He promotes cancer treatments through his Facebook page. The main focus of his Twitter account updates about technology advancements and also cancer awareness.

One of the most appreciated components in the latest smartphone is the camera. Manufacturers and developers have integrated the fourth generation of cell phones with this capability. For instance, Nokia Company has developed 808 PureView cameras. However, it’s not everything that has to do with resolution in the camera for photography. Optics is as important as camera quality for Figueroa. For the sake of image quality, here are tricks to improve smartphone picture quality.

1. Use a good editor
You need a god editing tool once you take the images. You can add more artistic sense and image quality. For this reason, you need some little knowledge in creative software like Photoshop. Make them unique. Work towards achieving the best effects. Save them to your computer before editing the photos on Facebook. There are image-editing programs to help you execute a saving option.

2. No zoom, Macro Yes
The other most significant tool in a smartphone camera is the macro. It has a small sensor to capture sharp images and details. The application developers were careful to input a lens in the device. When using this tool, ensure to utilize the capture. Therefore, use the highest resolution to take high-quality pictures. The object in the image is the point of interest. Show that in your images.

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3. Avoid using Flash
For other cameras, the flash is used to get a better capture. Avoid using the flash. Because of this, the image reduces its naturalness. Images become flat. The LED flash is the best technology in the latest smartphones says Figueroa. Moreover, the light generated from this device reduces the red-eye effect.

4. Stability
Most camera smartphone can balance a person’s pulse. However, most of them don’t come with this feature. Photos tend to get out loud when the phone is held firmly. Seek a support to take quality images. When pressing the shutter, o it with patience. Take a look at the frame before focusing on the lens.

5. Lighting
Light affects picture quality on icrowdnewswire.com. However, some images require little light. You should be creative to use the light well. Great effects emanate from sun rays. A broad daylight can be a good source of illumination. Do not cover the lens when taking still images.

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is a professional executive from Venezuela. He currently resides in Panama. He holds three different positions in five companies as the Director, Treasurer, and President. For half a decade, he has led a group of business leaders in Panama to forecast economic outcomes in the region.

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