21st Century Winemaking

Julia JacksonAs the old saying goes, “the more things change, the more things say the same.” This notion rings true in real life and especially for certain circumstances. Change is good and change is inevitable. If you don’t evolve with the times then you’ll get left behind. Winemaking has been around for centuries. This process takes place on just about every continent other than Antarctica. One of the very best economical brands on the market today is known as Jackson Family Wines. This company is revolutionizing the industry thanks to its great business practices, and its great quality of wines.Barbara Banke, and her late husband Jess Jackson founded the company back in the early 1980s. Jess Jackson was a wine extraordinaire as he had a firm understanding of soils and climates. Barbara handled more of the savvy business work.Julia Jackson

The couple, and their children have been working the grounds of California’s Santa Maria Valley for up to 30 years. With such growth, Jackson Family Wines have expanded into Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Julia Jackson, the youngest daughter of the couple, has helped take the company to new levels. She serves as a representative and as a proprietor. Thanks to her studio art degree from Scripps College, Julia has been able to use those skills in designing the company’s bottle art work as well as the design of the company’s website. Julia Jackson’s “Seeds of Empowerment” foundation serves the community, and it annually donates hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jackson Family Wines is still looking to expand when the time is right. As of now, its Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir wines are on many individuals shopping lists. This is the blueprint to success in winemaking industry. Though the company’s ability to expand has enhanced over time, its core principles have remained the same.

Talos Energy Leads the Charge Into Mexico’s Untapped Offshore Oil Reserves

Mexico is making big moves in the energy market. For the first time in 80 years they have allowed a private company to build an oil well in their waters.

The well is a joint venture between Premier Oil, Talos Energy, and Mexico’s Sierra Oil and Gas. The Zama-1 well holds an estimated 100-500 million barrels of crude oil. Mexico opened the bidding in 2015 in hopes of reviving its anemic oil business to private investment.

Experts are confident that this project has a high geological chance of success. They are intrigued at this project and what it may mean for the future of Mexico, and the global oil community.

The aforementioned Talos Energy is a Houston based energy company that has found success recently.Their philosophy focuses on exploration and collection of new energy sources. As evidenced by the Zama-1 project, they are heavily involved in the Mexican region.

Talos Energy puts a lot of time and resources into the development the Mexican oil industry. They have a talented group of professionals that know how to maximize profit and eliminate waste.

A large part of their investment goes into the acquisition of a copious amount of seismic data on all of their investments. They do their due diligence and ensure that their operations are as safe and profitable as possible.

Mexican waters offer a huge opportunity for oil acquisition. This development has the potential to create a massive boon in the industry. For the first time in 80 years the Mexican government has opened their oil supply to private companies. They opened up the bidding in 2015 and three companies won the right to drill in their waters.

Houston based Talos Energy leads a group of three that are tapping the vast supply of oil. Talos dedicates its effort into tapping the vast reserve of oil in the Mexican region. This project offers a good chance for a high payout.

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Mike Baur Starts Up a Swiss Business

As one becomes acquainted with the Swiss financier, Mark Baur, one wonders if perhaps some individuals are programmed at creation for a special expertise. Baur grew up loving the world of finance, and he knew from the beginning that this was his world. While his creative impulses assured him that there were new and different ways to use money, he would not realize his ultimate goal until more than 20 years within the Swiss banking system. During this time, he developed understanding and skills of the processes, became successful in investing and working with financial strategies, and expanded his personal acquaintances with others who shared his creative ideas. After years with the private equity company, Sallfort, he felt that he had finished the experience and education, and was ready to leave the banking business.

In 2012, Baur started a new company called the Start-Up Factory for the purpose of helping businesses with new creative ideas enter the business world. With backing from the Swiss partners who also had revenue, skills, and enthusiasm, he invited companies with new ideas to take part in a program that would give outstanding financial support for the first months of enrollment. Members would not only have a location for their business with office space and services that were needed, but they would also have advisers, instructors, and mentors that would insure eventual worldwide success. Bringing new and creative projects to the scene, was a challenge that Bauer accepted with great enthusiasm. The Swiss Start-Up Factory was greeted by backers, entrepreneurs, and the business world as a valuable lifeline in the rough days of a new business voyage. It was an immediate success.

In addition to many necessary financial tools and education courses which teach their use, new businesses are provided marketing opportunities , employer benefits, and all things they might need to begin immediate success. It is a fast paced adventure to a goal of almost immediate success. Baur believes that matching new good creative ideas with knowledge is the way to grow a business that breaks the norm.

The Start-Up Factory is located in Zurich, Switzerland where Baur makes his home. Zurich is also the hub of the swiss banking industry so the environment is immediately responsive to a new business. Baur considers the mission of the company to be a model of the highest standard in giving new businesses a fast start to success. Also, as a man of vision, he sees these businesses as creating a new climate outside the norm in the present business world. Creativity is to be commended and encouraged, and Mark Baur is simply excited to help it enter the world of business and finance.

Leonteq Co-founder Michael Hartweg Partners with Mike Baur of Swiss Start Up Factory

The co-founder of Swiss Start-Up Factory Mike Baur has agreed to collaborate with Michael Hartweg, who is a former top financial industrialist who is an adviser and a mentor. For almost two years, Michael Hartweg has not been in operation as derivatives expert in Leonteq. Swiss Start-Up Factory announced they would work together in making the company better so that they can satisfy their clients.

Michael Hartweg, a famous investor in the field of technology, finance, and sports and co-founder of the firm Fintech Leonteq, has agreed to collaborate with the Swiss Start-Up Factory. He will be supporting the Swiss Start-Up Factory in the assortment and appraisal of startups, particularly from the Fintech region.

The cooperation between the Swiss Start-Up Factory (SSUP) and Michael Hartweg sums up two main topics. To begin with, Michael Hartweg made an investment in preferred startups that are spun off from the Swiss Start-Up Factory. He is as well an adviser for leading the technology firm called Fintech. Its primary duty will be supporting the selection and assessment of investment enabled startups and associating the startups with the chosen partners from practice. He mentors the Swiss Start-Up Factory I the willpower of the upcoming emphases in the Fintech region.

The Swiss Start-Up Factory lets young firms with a concentration on digital technologies, to run through a program that is controlled by the Swiss Start-Up Factory Accelerators. The program provides counseling, coaching, industry knowledge and admittance to a huge network of potential clients, investors, and partners. The focus of the industry will be the future Fintech, this so because the Accelerator Summer 2016 is trying to lot at least two startups to come from this region.

Michael Hartweg narrates that the Fintech Company in Switzerland has up to now generated some startups’, however just a few have managed to face the potential in the international market place. Michael Hartweg adds that the Swiss Start-Up Factory performs as innovative, focusing on execution, crucial Authority, which makes sure that the right issues as trailed and the most excellent talent chosen and promoted.

The co-founder of the Swiss Start-Up Factory, Mike Baur that through his collaboration with Michael Hartweg, their aim is to make the innovative power and expertise of Switzerland in the sector of Fintech more stable than ever. He also adds that Switzerland is the leading center in the field of digitalization in the area of finance.

Stephen P. Murray’s Contribution to the Growth of Private Equity Investment

For the past few decades there has been an increase in private equity firms in the United States. They have significantly contributed to the growth of private companies in their growth and better and effective management. Essentially, the primary role of a private equity firm is to provide working capital that can be used to acquire more assets or increase the working capital for a private company that is not listed on the stock exchange market in which Stephen Murray played a major role.

The private investment firm ought to make strategic investments in private companies that are likely to increase the profits that the individual investors as well as institutional investors put in the investment firm. On the other hand, this type of private equity investing helps companies with much needed money to expand operations and increase their revenues without issuing shares publicly to the company.

One of the firms that have been successful at this is CCMP Capital which is based in New York in the United States and has other offices in Hong Kong China, London and Tokyo in Japan. It was formerly called JP Morgan Partners and the name reflects the heritage of the organization which is Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital and JP Morgan Partners. This firm has invested close to twelve billion in leveraged buyouts and growth capital since it begun independent operations in August 2006.

CCMP Capital was ranked among the best performing private equity firms in the world. One of the people who have significantly helped CCMP Capital rise to where it is the former president and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Being an astute investor for a long time, Stephen Murray’s experience was invaluable towards the growth of the firm (read more at Talk West Radio).

It was a sad day at CCMP Capital offices in New York and other places following the announcement of their former president Stephen P. Murray. He had helped the firm grow since 2006 and its subsequent ranking as one of the best private equity firms the following year. He is a graduate of Boston College and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School.

Apart from his success at the firm, he contributed to philanthropic activities across the United States of America. Stephen Murray supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York. This foundation mainly helps children suffering from life threatening medical conditions. He has also supported Boston College, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Stamford Museum and Columbia Business School.

Unlimited Lime Crime, Colors In Full Swing

Every feel that the colors in stores are not as vibrant as the clothing or hair colors now available? Never fear Lime Crime is here! Finally a company is here that can address those color needs none other seems to touch. Lime Crime gives the consumer the ability to explore fun new colors that are not only bold but give that ‘wow’ factor needed to express one’s self to the fullest.

If worry is there about cruelty testing for makeup products comes to mind there is nothing to worry about here. Lime Crime has been cruelty free since it’s birth in 2008. Doe Deere holds the integrity of her company at an all time high and is ever present in all of the developmental aspects.

Can’t find that bright color that you have been looking for? Another problem solved. Not only in the color selection but the many different variations of these colors for both lips and eyes. Lip wise there are Velvetines, Perlees, as well as the every popular Unicorn Lipstick. Don’t worry the eyes have not been forgotten! Different Palettes as well as Liquid Liners are available on Dolls Kill.

Lime Crime is also very dedicated to not only charities but it’s customers. Having founded and built the company from dedicated customers Lime Crimes will continue to do so for the many years to come. With a safe system in place for ordering Lime Crime is the best choice for those with vivid color needs. Have no fear bright colors are here, and here they will stay in Lime Crime.  Follow them on Facebook for more, otherwise Twitter provides real time updates on sales, and specials.

Allergan Acquires Pfizer, Executive At Eucatex Reports

The merger of Allergan PLC with the giant pharma corporation, Pfizer, was noted by the famous entrepreneur Flávio Maluf. He is the president of Eucatex, headquartered in Brazil. Pfizer is a long time producer of pharmaceutical products such as Botox, located in the United States. The merger actually involved Allergan buying Pfizer for a large, but undisclosed sum. This is now the world’s largest pharma laboratory. It will be renamed to Pfizer PLC and coupled with this merger, according to Mr. Maluf, will be the introduction of a dozen new drugs that run the gamut of modern medical problems. The stock markets gave a generally positive response to news of the merger, with some price fluctuations that quickly settled at a good and stable stock price for the new company.

New drugs to treat diabetes, reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and to fight cancer are in trials now. Flávio Maluf noted that the plan is to move the newly merged company to the country of Ireland. This is to reduce the combined company’s tax burden, as Ireland charges at least 15% less in corporate taxes than in the US. The 10% tax rate charged by Ireland will increase total profits by reducing operational overhead. The difference is more than the annual profit margin for many companies still operating in the US. This dramatic lowering of their tax burden has made a way for Pfizer’s current executives to easily defend this major change to their business.

In recent years there have been many mergers of large corporations that resulted in the combined companies leaving the US, because of the tax savings. The US government has worked to stem the flow of US businesses out of the country, especially those that have migrated to Asia. Out of the drug trials the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has so far approved one new cancer fighting drug that works in the treatment of breast cancer. In the past, Allergan has done good research in areas of well being and maintaining the health of women, especially in the area of eye vision.

Both GrandFood Group and Eucatex are owned by Flávio Maluf and the Maluf Family. These companies own the popular Premier Pet and Golden Rations brands. The son of Paulo Maluf, a politician in Brazil, the middle aged Flávio Maluf has long experience in business. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the famous Brazilian FAAP.  A full bio can be found here.

Distillery Expansion Attracts Dick DeVos Investment

Coppercraft Distillery has been one of the successes of the Michigan economy in recent years after expanding since establishment in 2013 to supply liquor drinks to more than 100 locations. MLive reports the growth of the company had made finding investment an important aspect of the future of the company for founder Walter Catton III who has been seeking to expand the company beyond the Michigan area. The Dick DeVos backed Windquest Group has recently seen an application for the liquor license held by Coppercraft to be transferred to its name as the first stage of investing in the company.

The plans for expansion include a wide range of options being discussed by Catton III as possible avenues to explore for the future, including the expansion of the distribution network beyond the 100 locations already served. The chance to make the distillery itself a popular location is also being explored as the 50 seater tasting room is an area also to be upgraded; Walter Catton III believes the addition of a kitchen could provide a boost to the future of the company and the Holland Township it is located in.

Dick has spent the majority of his career with AmWay, but also looks to make sure the people of the state of Michigan are an integral part of the success of the company. Through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation a number of charter schools have been established in Michigan providing a specialized education for the youth of the state.

Entering a new industry is often a moment of fear for many business people, but for Dick the need to expand his own horizons has led him to some of the most high profile industries in the world. Following the DeVos family taking control of an NBA franchise it was Dick DeVos who made sure the Orlando Magic had the best chance of success by controlling the day to day running of the club. Read more about Dick’s career here >> http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/dutch_americans/richard-dick-devos-jr/

A final decision must be made by state authorities on the transference of the liquor license to Windquest Holdings, but the move to ownership of Coppercraft has already begun for Dick DeVos. The acquisition of the Coppercraft Distillery will add to the business ventures held by Windquest, which also include Reserve Wine and Foods and Boxed Water.’

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Gain Credibility For Your Business With A Professional Wikipedia Entry

If you run a business in a competitive industry, you know how important it is to appear credible in the eyes of consumers. If given a choice between two similar companies, people will do business with the one that comes across as being more professional. Except for testimonials, Wikipedia business page creation is the best way to gain credibility and trust. Consumers trust Wikipedia’s neutral viewpoint, with legitimate, third-party references to back up each fact about your organization. They want to know who founded your company, when you opened the doors for business and where you’re headquartered; this shows that you have nothing to hide. 

You’re probably wondering when you would find the time necessary to make a Wikipedia page for your business. You have to study Wikipedia’s format, find credible sources and learn how to do citations; otherwise, Wikipedia will take down your page if it does not follow their guidelines. Fortunately, the people at Get Your Wiki (www.getyourwiki.com) are already Wikipedia experts; this professional Wikipedia writing service will create a page for your business that follows the Wikipedia style, with properly sourced, unbiased information. They also create Wikipedia entries for non-profits and notable individuals. 

To bolster your credibility, you need information about your business on search engines, where potential customers cannot miss seeing it. Naturally, you’ll want flattering or neutral information to appear first, preferably information that is under your control. Get Your Wiki will create a Wikipedia entry for you that will show up prominently when someone searches for your business, enhancing your company’s professionalism, as well as your credibility.

Coriant Technologies announces proven industry leader Shaygan Kheradpir as new CEO

Coriant Technologies, a provider of cutting-edge network solutions to telecommunications firms in more than 100 countries, has let it be known that Shaygan Kheradpir is the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
He takes up the position from the CEO and President Pat DiPietro, who will assume the role of Vice Chairman at Coriant and resume his work as Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners. DiPietro commented that Coriant was “honored to welcome Shaygan to Coriant and fortunate to have an executive of his caliber leading the company”(http://www.fiercetelecom.com/press-releases/veteran-executive-shaygan-kheradpir-brings-deep-industry-experience-and-exp).

Shaygan Kheradpir is a highly qualified industry veteran. He brings 28 years of experience in executive roles in telecoms, finance and technology industries.

At Verizon, Kheradpir was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He was responsible for modernizing systems, maximizing efficiency at every level and driving innovation in a number of ambitious new product launches. One of the products he drove was FiOS, a bundled internet access, telephone and television product that required an investment of $20 billion and serves five million people.

Kheradpir moved on from Verizon to Barclays Bank as Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He played a key role in the company’s TRANSFORM initiative, a major modernizing overhaul of the Bank’s operations affecting one hundred and fifty thousand employees.

Before he joined Coriant, Kheradpir was an Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners, where he leveraged his expertise on investments in the telecommunications and technology industries.

Kheradpir’s tenure at Coriant begins at an important time for the company. Given the rapid increases in demand for data intensive end user applications, larger and more flexible data centers and cloud service infrastructure, the company sees many promising opportunities for growth. DiPietro commented that Kheradpir’s “strategic insight and guidance on focused operational execution have been invaluable since we began working together earlier this year, and we are confident in his ability to drive Coriant to the next level of growth.”