In a recent SEC filing, James Dondero of Highland Capital Management reported owning an 11 percent passive stake in Pendrell. This is as of August 4, 2016. Pendrell is well known in the world of intellectual property. The company is a fully integrated intellectual property advisory, investment, and asset management firm.
The knowledge that James Dondero and Highland Capital Management have bought into Pendrell in a big way has piqued the interest of others in the finance world. When Dondero makes a move, everyone takes notice. With his track record of success, competitors and up and comers alike follow his moves very closely.
Recently, Prendrell has been doing very well. The company’s second quarter results surpassed expectations, and it has been trading for less than its net current asset value. When James Dondero sees an opportunity like this, he does not let it pass him by. No one knows how to jump on a good thing quite like he does.
Dondero broke into the world of credit and equity over 30 years ago. He is a co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Dondero is an expert when it comes to providing innovative credit solutions for both retail and institutional investors. Based in Dallas, TX, he is a graduate of the prestigious McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
In addition to his success in the world of business, James Dondero is known for being a mensch. His philanthropic endeavors are extensive. The three areas of focus for his giving are veterans’ issues, education, and public policy. Dondero knows that the right thing to do is to pay one’s good fortune forward.
We are all familiar with the emailing system. Regardless of the site that you choose, you’ll end up scrolling through texts and on occasion browsing through pdf or jpeg attachments for more information on the subject. This has been the norm for a very long time. The company Talk Fusion has changed all of that.
The impetus behind Talk Fusion is helping improve the quality of people’s lives everywhere. As the Founder and CEO of the company Bob Reina, says, “With great success comes greater responsibility.” This slogan reminiscent of Spiderman’s catchphrase is how Reina and his company tackles every obstacle that may land in their court. Ever since they opened their doors in 2007, the company has been doing just that.
Whether it’s massive donations to the tune of one million dollars to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay or the support of Indonesian orphanages, the company reflects Reina’s words. Positive change through action and proper funding seems to be the order of the day for Talk Fusion and it’s affiliated, people. Perhaps having a history in law enforcement coupled with his background in marketing is what set Reina on this path.
It may well have been the rejection of his idea from America Online (AOL) that spurred him on. They declined his idea to embed 5-10 second emails into videos as a test market product outright. However, this was only the beginning for Reina and his future as CEO. Now the service offers the customer 5-10 minutes of video content embedded right into the email itself. The video communications service is now flourishing and providing a great product along with many other contributions to many communities worldwide.
Recently, Bob Reina set up a program where every employee can setup a totally free account for the charity of their choosing. This consists of their very best plan and is tailored to each and every charity involved. It is steps like these that companies can take to inspire and motivate others to follow suit. Whatever the future may hold for Talk Fusion, you can bet it will be big.
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Kenneth Goodgame, SVP, and CMO of True Value Hardware has a good game going. As the SVP and CMO, Goodgame also has his hands in the mix with the responsibilities of marketing as well as sales and retail merchandising. His leadership abilities in Operations Management make him a favorite among hardware companies, encouraging them to strive for better marketing and look at innovative ways of driving a customer-based relationship.
Goodgame’s ability to be forward thinking, and to make a solid financial forecast has rendered him a tremendous success in business. Additionally, Goodgame is intuitive with his long-term financial strategies for business. Goodgame’s main goal is to find the perfect balance in relationships with executive leaders and employees, and he is driven to align the corporate executive in their mission and goals overall.
Secondly, Kenneth Goodgame desires that the level of employee engagement is high and that quality assurance is just as high. Goodgame sees that with employees as the first representation of your company, their happiness and sense of well-being and being well-directed are critical to the success of any company. He sees that in order to get the performance desired, employees should be focused on their tasks rather than the order of business for the upper management and executives.
The promotion of growth in alignment with top level leadership will continue to not only encourage employees toward more success but ultimately the company will benefit from the efforts made by both teams. Goodgame also feels that cost analysis is important when attempting to bridge the gap between being profitable and giving the customer the true value for any experience they have with his stores.
Kenneth Goodgame leads True Value Company to success
Eric Pulier has a natural talent for business and being and entrepreneur and has been able to achieve many goals aspiring entrepreneurs only dream of. Starting up a company alone can be quite the challenge for most because there are so many factors involved and risks to worry about, not to mention the competition and difficulty in getting noticed. In order to achieve success, you have to create something innovative and exciting that is more appealing than what the competitors have to offer. Eric Pulier has managed to perfect the technique for starting off companies and is recognized as a leader in the industry.
Pulier had many options to choose from when launching his startup companies, but he focused in on technology because it will always continue to grow with time. Unlike some other markets, such as real estate, the field of technology will never experience low periods, making it one of the safest industries to use for a startup business. Based on his history, he has only proven himself correct because he has been able to successfully create many companies that saw substantial profits.
Pulier is also keen on helping up and coming entrepreneurs get started by showing them the ropes. In his opinion, it is this group of people that will startup the next generation of businesses and bring their industries to even greater heights. Because of his extensive experience in the field and his high level of success, his mentoring will greatly help people get started on their own and achieve financial success and independence. Many of his pupils have already managed to successfully start up their own companies with the help of Puliers techniques. In the end, Eric believes that anyone has the ability to create a successful start up, all they need is the determination and persistence to achieve it.
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John Goullet is the co-founder and Principal at Diversant LLC. Diversant is an IT staffing firm that seeks to IT professionals to their dream jobs. The growth of the tech industry has led to tech talent being treasured by companies. It has become very competitive to acquire the best IT professionals. Diversant is minority owned and has been previously ranked as one of the fastest growing enterprises in the United States. The right relationship between IT specialist and company can be integral to the latter’s success. Diversant is the top firm in the field and hence doing an excellent job.
John Goullet is an entrepreneur at heart and has formed many companies in his days. He started by forming Info Technologies in 1994. Info technologies and Diversant Inc. merged to form Diversant LLC. Diversant Inc. was founded by Gene Waddy who serves as CEO of Diversant LLC. The company primarily works with Fortune 100 companies since they attract the best IT minds in the labor market and the companies require highly qualified IT specialists. The stature that Diversant has achieved within the short span of time it has been operational with it being a minority owned company is incredible.
John and Gene are excellent leaders and have managed to guide their business through the ever and fast changing IT industry. Handling the human part of IT is particularly challenging as compared to working with software and hardware. The best IT machinery will not mean much if the wrong people use it. Human resource is still vital in the age of computers. By being the major connection of IT skills and IT job vacancies, Diversant ensures the industry as a whole moves forward and both employer and employee are content.
Goullet is a creative man and passionate as well. These qualities are embedded into the everyday functioning of Diversant LLC. Knowing how to match an individual’s personality to the culture of an organization is not an easy task. Playing matchmaker requires incredible foresight and a lot of research. John will continue being innovative in overcoming Diversant’s obstacles at whatever position he serves in the firm.
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Dick DeVos is a businessman, former president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, education and political activist, philanthropist, and you could basically say he has done it all. Besides formerly serving as leader of the family business Amway Corporation, he also was elected chair of the Michigan State Board of Education in 1990, served on the Grand Valley State University Board of Control, started up the Education Freedom Fund, and founded the Dick & Betsy Devos Foundation, a philanthropic organization that has devoted its work to improving life in the city of Grand Rapids. He sits on Grand Action, an non-profit organization tasked with rebuilding and growing the economy of downtown Grand Rapids. Currently he is CEO of an investment firm The Windquest Group.
Dick learned much about business from his father, Richard Devos who started up Amway Corporation, of America’s chief direct selling companies. Amway manufactures all kinds of products that are sold directly to clients, who in turn can sell them for a profit, and Dick DeVos learned the ins and outs of the business model. He got his bachelor’s degree from Northwood University, later on completing his doctorates at Northwood as well as Central Michigan University. He served first at Amway as head of lower divisions in the company, but was vice president of company operations in a little over 10 years. He left the Amway for a brief period to become president of the Orlando Magic, but returned as CEO, a position he held for 10 years and saw the company expand to over 50 countries overseas.
In between business operations, Dick and his wife Betsy have poured in a lot of resources to improving the state’s education. Their Education Freedom Fund aims to provide school of choice as an option to lower income families. Dick DeVos also started up the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a regular charter school that also brings education in aviation into the curriculum. Dick DeVos also started up the The Dick & Betsy DeVos Scholarship for students looking to enroll in post-secondary business programs.
Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy are staunch GOP supporters, with Betsy formerly presiding as chair of the Michigan State Republican Party. Dick has long supported conservative organizations and causes, and in 2006 he made a bid to run in Michigan’s Gubernatorial race. He lost a close race to incumbent Jennifer Granholm, but he continued to actively fund conservative agendas in Michigan. And in 2012 after much debating and campaigning, he was able to help get Michigan’s right-to-work law passed.
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