Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva is the founder of MB2 Dental, which is a dental office that involves large group practices and private practices. His focus at the time of creating MB2 Dental was to include the best from both practices. He has experience in both worlds as a dentist so when he decided to start the company; he knew exactly what he needed to do to ensure that his dental practice succeeded. Currently, the business has 70 locations in six different states with 533 employees. Dr. Villanueva is committed to focusing on more than just profits within the company. Each day he works towards bringing new ways of running the businesses to create inspired employees. The goals he surrounded himself in while building MB2 Dental was to focus on a firm that offers support, personal growth and ensuring a fun environment. MB2 Dental works to help different practices improve their business structure and promote improvements in relation to operating standards. Within the operational standards lies happier practitioners and better employee satisfaction.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Villanueva needed to decide which direction to go. He could join a large practice or he could start a practice of his own. MB2 Dental evolved after the decision to form the two worlds together. By working diligently and focusing on his goals, he has been able to build the practice into a successful business. He has set his sights on keeping the company fun, creative and staying out of the way of his employees. Often times, too many CEO’s and managers get too involved and begin to micromanage. He has found that if he just lets them run with their ideas, it creates efficiency and keeps the staff more inspired. Dr. Villanueva has the ability to bring his ideas to life by surrounding himself with really smart people who help interact with some really great thoughts. He has always been a firm believer that most are better together than alone.
Dr.Villanueva has worked hard to build a successful practice full of dedication and commitment with a light-hearted atmosphere. He continues to thrive on the innovation and technology that the industry is leaning towards. Early on in the business, he was determined to surround the business with the doctors involved and provided everything possible for their community-based practice. With doing so, he has been able to combine the positive nature of the business along with many expert dentists.
Mampilly’s business acumen enabled him to make profits from Netflix and Sarepta Therapeutics. Using his business model that involves perfect timing, Mampilly bought stocks in Sarepta Therapeutics, a medical research and drug development company, in 2012. Before the end of 2012, the company’s stocks had appreciated immensely enabling Mampilly to obtain 2000% profit from the sale of Sarepta Therapeutics shares. Mampilly’s investment in Sarepta Therapeutics was a replication of similar investments he had made in the past, for example, in 2008 he bought shares from Netflix. Within a short duration, the company’s stocks had appreciated enabling Mampilly to sell them for a profit.
Presently Mampilly is still interested in investing in companies. He often shares his investment advice through a newsletter he founded ‘’Profits Unlimited.” Recently Mampilly has been advising his audience to invest in the future: electric cars, precision medicine, and food delivery systems designed for millennials. According to him, advancement in technology and change in demographic factors are likely to open up new markets that seem unprofitable currently. There are many small companies currently dealing with the production of electric cars, or dealing with precision medicine, or dealing with delivery of food especially to millennials; Mampilly urges his audience to invest in those companies. Apart from “Profits Unlimited” Mampilly is often a guest on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and other networks where he concerns himself with what he does best: business and investments.
Mampilly has over 25 years of experience in business or working for corporations such as Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, ING, and Kinetics Asset Management. Mampilly made a name for himself when he was a hedge fund manager with Kinetics Asset Management; during his tenure, the company’s assets experienced exponential growth. Pundits termed the increase as “World’s Best.”
Everyone has heard the name of Leonardo DiCaprio, but not everyone recognizes the name, Livio Bisterzo. Who is he and what does Leonardo DiCaprio have in common with him? Livio Bisterzo is the CEO of a vegan snack brand called Hippeas.
First of all, Livio isn’t your typical story of big entrepreneur success. His background is different than most, having been born in Milan to working-class parents. He has gone through a lot to get to where he is today and learned much through trial and error. One thing can be said about Livio Bisterzo and that is that he never gave up.
Instead of pushing his product and making that the central focus in his marketing, he focused on his brand, his story, and why he created his product. He got the potential consumers involved with the story and now his product is sold with over 18,000 retailers.
Because the market for healthy snacks is a relatively recent trend, Hippeas has been able to get ahead in the industry and has taken the world by storm. People are looking for healthy (and tasty) alternatives to regular junk food to snack on and fortunately for Livio Bisterzo, he and his product arrived at the right time.
Because Livio Bisterzo and the team at Hippeas are so focused on the brand being a healthy and safe product, both for consumption and for the environment, it’s no wonder that environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is proud to be an investor of this vegan snack.
While the amount of the investment that Leonardo DiCaprio made has not been shared, his participation in the brand has undoubtedly served to boost sales and draw more attention to this tasty snack.
Considering the various corruption deals and allegations that are associated with the public funds in government agencies, Bruno Fagali has initiated a wide range of actions to clean up the system. This includes, but not limited to, the integrity drive to the firms and departments that get the government contracts in the country. Considering the new rise of corruption cases blooming the Brazilian courts, his view towards getting a bigger attention towards business is growing bolder with each passing day. Bruno Fagali has also helped corporates to initiate a new wave of development in this arena. His law company lays focus on the four dimensions of the social life protected by the government including compliance, the public law, the anti-corruption, and election law.
There are quite a few people who are working with Grupa Televisa on new media productions, and they will find that they may produce more content with Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero’s help. This article explains how he does his work, and it shows how he has helped these producers work out their budgets. There are many people who are entertained and educated by what he does, and he supports everyone who is with the company.
#1: How Does He Budget His Shows?
The shows that Salvi works with will have the ability to create more content, and they may offer more episodes of their shows. There are many different people who will watch their shows, and Salvi wants to ensure that all the shows will have longer seasons. Someone who is attempting to work out how they will produce new medial may ask for Salvi to help.
#2: The Scope Of Grupa Televisa
The scope of the company is quite large because Salvi has allowed them to expand, and he helps them save money that may be put into other productions. It is far simpler for people to find the programs they want, and there are many people who will find what they like. They may ask their kids to watch, and they may allow their parents to watch something that is beautiful and dramatic.
Alfonso, before joining the Grupo Televisa S.A, had his interests in law. He has previously worked with a New York-based law firm called the White & Case LLP. He also is a cofounder of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. This law firm has been named as one of the best in Mexico.
Mexico’s Media Industry
Less than 10 years ago, Mexico had less than 3 companies with a 24-hour news channel. However, this has since changed and a revolution has taken place in the Mexico media industry. The number of 24-hour news channels has been on the rise and currently stands at about 10 channels, giving Mexicans a variety from which to choose. One media giant that has occupied the top position, in not only Mexico, but in all Spanish speaking countries, is Televisa. The company is currently owned by Azcárraga family, Ernesto Barrientos Reyes and the O’Farril family.
Hot on the heels of Televisa’s success is Azteca. Azteca currently occupies the second position when it comes to the media industry’s big wigs. It was formerly known as TV Azteca before it changed its name. Mario San Roman is Azteca’s CEO and is the face behind the company’s success. The print media has not been left behind. It has for a long time been dominated by the El Universal. El Universal is the most influential newspaper and number one in Mexico. It started back in 1916 and has been growing since then. The founders of the paper are Félix Palavicini and Emilio Rabasa.
In today’s economy, it remains a necessity to invest. To expound further, investing remains necessary in order to build and sustain wealth. Since humankind developed civilization, it has always focused its efforts on investing. Not only did investing foster trade with other civilizations, it also insulated the wealth obtained within these civilizations. With that being said, few investors can compare to the efforts of James Dondero. Aside from being the president of Highland Captial Management, James Dondero has held numerous high-profile positions. To expound further, James Dondero dedicated a significant portion of his life to investing. Throughout his childhood, James Dondero knew that he would become successful someday. Moreover, James Dondero remains a resident of Dallas, TX. Furthermore, James Dondero possesses numerous responsibilities within the company.
Therefore, Dondero remains responsible for Highland’s investment strategies and managing both retail and institutional products offered at the company. In credit markets alone, James Dondero possesses over 30 years of experience. In addition, this includes James Dondero remaining one of the original purveyors of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). Due to his extensive background in credit services, James Dondero also remains the recipient of numerous awards. In particular, James Dondero remains the recipient of Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014. To expound further, he also received the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities in 2014. In addition, James Dondero received Morningstar’s #1 ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund in 2014.
Prior to working at Highland Capital Management, James remained the chief investment officer for Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. To expound further, James Dondero took the company from a start-up to being a company worth $2 billion dollars. In fact, this occurred over the span of five years. Before Dondero worked for Protective Life, he remained responsible for managing $1 billion dollars in fixed income funds for American Express. Furthermore, James hails from an educational background. Moreover, James Dondero remains a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. In addition, he majored in both accounting and finance. As a CMA, James Dondero has earned the privilege to utilize the CFA designation.
There is a vibrant and growing media in Mexico. The country has a wide array of news, entertainment and information sources offered through a wide spectrum of both traditional and modern media. There are many national and regional newspapers and magazines like Reforma, El Norte, El Universal, La Jornada, Milenio, El Economista and The News. In addition to the two major broadcast television companies TV Azteca and Televisa, there are many small local broadcasters as well. Plus Mexicans have many options when it comes to radio, internet and pay television.
Televisa and TV Azteca operate national television networks with sports, news and entertainment shows broadcast on 7 channels. The government runs channels 11 and 22 which focus on cultural content. There are over 4 million cable television subscribers in Mexico and over 1.5 million people subscribe to satellite television. They get their services from hundreds of small regional operators. The country’s largest satellite company is Sky Television. MasTV is another popular service carrier. Soon Telmex, Mexico’s phone company and the largest internet provider, will begin offering television service. Mexico also has several large radio stations.
Mexican native Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a Groupo Televisa, S.A. executive VP and director. It’s the Spanish-speaking world’s largest largest media company. He has been on the company’s board since 1997. From 1999 until 2003 he was the CFO. He became the company’s finance committee chairman in 2009. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is also on the board of Empreses Cablevision, Sky Television and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega began his business career working with New York based White & Case LLP. He went on to become a founding partner in one of Mexico’s top law firms, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega also served as Grupo Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga’s the personal attorney. Angoitia worked with Emilio Azcárraga to restructure the company financially and legally. Many consider Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega the financial mastermind behind Grupo Televisa after he brokered a $1.2 million deal with Univision for Televisa that improved Televisas access to the U.S. Hispanic market.
You might have asked yourself which companies are the sources of everyday delicacies such as pizza, breakfast sausages or bacon. One of these enterprises is the OSI group. The firm processes food products such as sausages, sandwiches, cooked beef and pork and pizza. OSI Group has over 50 businesses in 17 national destinations across the globe.
One of the executives who has been behind OSI’s success is David McDonald. His management position in the multinational is that one of President and Chief Operating Officer. According to David McDonald, the company’s focus at the moment is improving its presence and operations in the Chinese Market. Emerging markets such as the Chinese market provide a lot of growth opportunities to firms such as OSI Group. Under DaOSI, a joint undertaking between OSI Industries and the DOYOO Group, David McDonald is confident that OSI’s poultry production in China will record more growth
According to David, some of the latest milestones the OSI Group has achieved include the launch of a beef processing factory in Poland and a modern feed mill in Shandong Province. When providing food solutions to communities in which OSI Group has operations, David McDonald ensures that the company employs local management teams that are cognizant to the cultural and taste preferences of the local communities.
Besides serving at the helm of OSI Group, David McDonald also holds positions in other companies. The North American Meat Institute is privileged to receive the services of David as its Chairman. In the year 2008 when Marfrig Global Foods S.A. acquired OSI’s Europe and Brazil plants, David was given the position of independent director to the enterprise.
Many people find themselves working in overly strict jobs. Among the issues they have to deal with is hours that have been set. However, it is the only way many people know how to pay the bills. The other option is to try to start a business. Unfortunately, many people either do not have the knowledge or the confidence needed to pull it off. Therefore, a lot of people wind up resigning to their jobs. One of the worst things that this brings for people is that they are living at the mercy of their jobs and their lives. While many people have come to accept this, there are better alternatives.
One alternative that is worth looking into is Traveling Vineyard. This opportunity offers people a lot of fun as they get to join as wine guides and host as many wine tasting events as they please. One of the advantages to this is that people can choose when and how often they work. While a lot of people work their regular jobs and then host wine tasting events part time, there are people that have decided to do this full time. They earn a lot more than their old job in many cases. Then there are plenty of other factors that make them happy with the work they do.
Traveling Vineyard is one of the best opportunities for work because it teaches people to motivate themselves and move forward with their plans. The wine guides that are hosting the events are also enjoying themselves as they are hosting the event. To top it all off, one does not have to worry about losing his job. This is a far cry from all of the other jobs, especially those with extremely strict managers. People can work as often as they like.