Papa Johns has recently acquired a new chief executive officer by the name of Steve Ritchie. The pizza chain is currently based out of Kentucky and has grown to be the third-largest pizza delivery company in the world. Customers have repeatedly rated Papa Johns as number one in customer satisfaction across the continental US. Steve Ritchie Papa John’s has been with the company for decades. He began his career with the company in the late nineties and was able to climb the ranks of the corporate ladder. When he first started as a customer service representative he never dreamed that he would one day be the leader of the corporation. Just over twelve years ago Steve Ritchie purchased a local Papa John’s franchise. According to insiderlouisville.com, he was quickly assigned additional responsibilities within the company and was tasked with leadership assignments. In the year 2014 he was promoted from within the company, and began to serve as the Chief Operating officer. Quickly after this promotion he was named president of the company within just one short year.
Papa Johns is well known for promoting career growth by encouraging current employees to seek opportunities that match their interests and skill sets. Statistically, 98% of managers once served as hourly employees for the company. Steve Ritchie is a fantastic example of what can happen when hard work and dedication are applied. He is committed to creating an excellent customer experience, and to promoting a healthy culture that allows plenty of opportunity for employees to grow their careers. Also see Steve’s profile on Bloomberg.
Steve Ritchie will be responsible for continuing to expand the brand across the globe through marketing campaigns. This will be include creating a digital customer experience that is expected to be highly successful. Steve Ritchie recognize the challenges that lie ahead, as the company has undergone a number of changes at the executive level. It is understood that a globally based digital marketing campaign will require a tremendous amount of man power and commitment. Read this open letter from Steve.
From 14 to 17 percent of adults will suffer from clinical depression, otherwise known as MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), during their lifetime. The usual treatment for clinical depression is through talk or cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy can be done concurrent with medication. Antidepressants can be used to lessen the effects of depression.
Within that group of up to 17%, 40 percent will have a condition known as Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) per the Center for Disease Control. Those patients do not respond to medication and a different treatment is needed to help alleviate their depression.
In the Sacramento area, there is a group of psychiatrists who specialize in treating those suffering from clinical depression. TMS Health Solutions offers talk therapy and medication prescription and monitoring. They also are a leader in the field of TMS therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for those with treatment-resistant depression.
Clinical depression is a condition that needs treatment in order to overcome. Depression leads to self-isolation and difficulty in obtaining the help needed. TMS Health Solutions have created an environment that is focused on the patient in order to alleviate symptoms. This is done through therapy and medication management. In addition, for those patients who do not respond to these treatments, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is provided. TMS therapy is a treatment that is non-invasive, FDA-cleared, with few side-effects, and very effective in about 60 percent of patients.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is achieved by use of an electromagnetic coil which is put on the forehead, near the scalp. Once secured, it produces a magnetic pulse which stimulates nerve cells that control mood and depression.
ECT, also used to treat depression, is performed under anesthesia. Electrodes are applied to the scalp and an electric current is produced that causes a short seizure.
The prevalent side effect of TMS therapy is a discomfort to the scalp and has been described as a sort of tapping feeling. This is greatly different than the side effects that can be caused by either medication or ECT such as nausea, aggression, confusion and memory loss and changes in blood pressure, cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.
TMS Health Solutions is covered by most insurance carriers including Anthem, Cigna and United Healthcare.
MB2 Dental has been in the market for only short time, but it has already made an impact in the lives of many dentists who are living in the United States. The organization was brought into the market by Chris Villanueva, and it has significantly grown in the last years. The founder of the institution, Villanueva, is an active dental practitioner who has a vision of promoting only the best practices in the industry. In the past, the successful dentist had worked in the corporate and sole practices, and he understands the challenges faced by the dentists on both sides. He knows how the business equations work, and this is why his company has been doing well. The businessman has used his expertise to offer vital support to his colleagues in the industry without interfering with the integrity of the industry.
When he realized that the doctors in the department wanted some special assistance to carry out their operations, Chris Villanueva gathered courage and founded MB2 Dental. The company did not come into the market with any attached strings. The main purpose of the firm is to offer the medical practitioners in the department support so that they can grow together. The dentists affiliated with the firm are found in seventy locations at the moment. These locations are found in the six American states. The institution currently serves its customers with the help of five hundred and thirty-three individuals who are highly experienced. The employees work round the clock to make sure that the dentist has all the time they need to deal with the patients. The leadership of the successful company is close-knit, and it always looks forward to changing the lives of the dentists.
When a dental patient visits the doctor at their office, they are always looking forward to getting the best treatment for their problems. However, if the doctor has to deal with problems such as finances and insurance, he will not have the concentration needed. With MB2 Dental at their disposal, the dentists in the United States have all the time they want to concentrate on their patients without worrying about the official duties of the office. Doctors that are affiliated with the company receive positive reviews from their patients because of the care and dedication they give to the dental patients who are sick. The dentists, on the other hand, have more free time to themselves and their families.
For more 20 years they have been delivering excellent financial services as well as products in the United States. Highland Capital Management has been working effortlessly to realize their goals as well as those of their esteemed clients. Highland Capital is an alternative credit management institution which has expanded to be among the top financial facilities in the region. The long history of the organization can be traced way back in 1990 when their co-founders Mark Okada and James Dondero created a venture with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. Highland Capital Management together with Protective Life Insurance Corporation mainly focused on fixed income markets among them managing senior secured bank loans. In 1993 the name of the organization changed to Protective Asset Management Company (PAMCO). The firm was registered by the Security Exchange and the co-founders James and Mark owned 40% of the company while Protective Life owned the remaining 60%.
The co-founders are go-getters and very determined to see the growth of their organization. As time went by they purchased Protective Asset Management Company’s stake and changed the name to Ranger Asset Management LLP; The group was created as an independent firm which acted as an advisor and was registered by the Security Exchange Commission. The two co-founders and financial experts decided to change the name of the team to Highland Capital Management the following year. Ever since it became Highland Capital Management, the firm has been experiencing a marvelous expansion with them launching commingled bank loan fund in 2000 and which the first was.
Highland Capital Management has their Head Offices in Dallas, Texas and they have continued to make significant achievements in the financial industry including being the pioneers of the collateral loan obligation and it was the first collateral obligation loan for non-banks in 1996. Having the best management team as well as qualified and experienced staff, Highland Capital has continued to manage over $30 billion collateral obligation loans all over the United States, and they are currently the top managers of collateral obligation loans across the globe. Today the financial group invest in a braod range of financial services as well as products serving a diverse range of clients among them investors and individuals.
The Korean division of Highland Capital Management recently closed a healthcare private equity fund worth $147 million. The South Korea’s National Pension Service was one of the stakeholders who enabled this transaction.
How Highland Capital Management plans to run its recent acquisition
Highland Capital Management is expected to work in collaboration with Stonebridge Capital in the management of the private equity. Stonebridge Capital is a venture capital firm located in Korea and one of the best-performing companies in the finance industry. This transaction marks Highland Capital Management’s first healthcare private equity fund in Asia. According to the managing director of Highland private equity group, Carl Moore, the company is experienced in handling these kinds of transactions and is expected to provide productive results.
Highland Capital Management is a financial institution that provides services such as credit hedge-funds, collateralized loan obligations, and private equity. It also offers services such as separate accounts, long-only funds, management of public pension plans, and alternative investments. Highland Capital Management is a SEC-registered company and manages assets worth $15.4 million. This corporation has operations in Seoul, New York, Sao Paulo, and Singapore.
About Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management operates under the leadership of James Dondero and Mark Okada who as serve and CEO and CFO respectively. These professionals have led Highland Capital Management into becoming the most significant alternative investment provider. This company’s central offices are in Dallas. Highland Capital Management has over five hundred employees across the globe. Apart from business and wealth creation, this company has an interest in giving back to the community.
Highland Capital Management volunteers to and funds numerous non-profit organizations in different locations. This company also chairs the boards of a majority of charity organizations in Texas and other parts of the country. Among the agencies that Highland Capital Supports is the Dallas Foundation, a platform improves the lives of the residents of Dallas. This company is a member of the Dallas Foundation organizing committee and plays a key role hosting charity events. Recently, it helped the Family Place raise $16.5 million needed to expand the facility and hire more staff to help the families in need. Highland Capital Management’s commitment to its customers and the local community is outstanding.
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The Annals of Internal Medicine studies indicate that drinking coffee helps in reducing dangers of death from diseases such as stroke and heart disease. Several studies have been carried out to determine whether coffee prolong life. According to Professor Veronica W. Setiawan who is a professor at Keck School of Medicine, she believes that coffee is good for everyone despite ethnic backgrounds.
She does not necessarily mean life will be prolonged but found a close connection between coffee and reduction of risks leading to death. In 16 years, a study found out that those taking two or three cups of coffee in a day reduced the chance of dying by 18%. European research carried out in 10,000 countries with 520,000 people involved realized the same benefits of coffee. However, there were no reasons to support these bonuses. Other factors like smoking and health problems could affect the overall results of drinking coffee.
Organo is a global networking company that started in 2008 in Richmond BC Canada that focuses on enlightening the world about Ganoderma. Products from Organo that include personal care products, nutraceuticals, and gourmet beverages have enormous benefits attached to them. To find these products one needs to visit Organo distributors located in more than 50 countries.The company provides shipping of these products for those that cannot access them in their locals through the preferred customers’ program that is pocket-friendly.
Among the many varieties of coffee produced by this company are Black Coffee and King of Coffee. The products have gained popularity in the US and Canada with many people preferring to use them in lifestyle management. Success stories have spread with ease with much related to weight loss. The company also attracts a large number of entrepreneurs through the compensation plan which is effective thereby giving distributors a room for expansion.
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If you’re curious about James Dondero, he is the President and Co-founder of the immensely successful alternative investment management firm, Highland Capital Management. Founded in 1993, the firm is predicated on the management of hedge funds, investment funds, and structured investments, and boasts assets totaling $18.7 million. James Dondero is an accomplished businessman with years of experience in the financial sector and a wealth of business knowledge; he attended the University of Virginia Mcintire School Of Commerce, where he earned B.S. in accounting and finance, in 1984.
After completing his studies at the University of Virginia, James Dondero received additional financial training at JP Morgan and then transitioned to the role of portfolio manager for American Express, working with the company from 1985 until 1989. While with American Expressed, he managed over $1 billion in fixed income funds and gained considerable experience in finance management. Soon after, James Dondero joined Protective Life Insurance, working with the company’s Guaranteed Investment Certificate division, where he helped the company grow $2 billion in revenue.
According to CrunchBase, a leading platform for discovering innovative companies and the people behind them, James Dondero’s experience in the financial industry spans over 30 years; in fact, he has a wealth of experience in high-yield bonds, leveraged bank accounts, preferred stocks, and a number of other areas.
In addition to his excellent business acumen, James Dondero is also a philanthropist; he reportedly donated (in collaboration with Highland Capital) $1 million to the Dallas Zoo, which the zoo used to build an enclosure for their hippos. Dondero also donated money to the Freedom Charity, Perot Museum of Natural Science, and other several other organizations.
With a combination of business skills, and an innate desire to help others, it’s easy to see why James Dondero has been lauded for both his business achievements and his humanitarian efforts. Although his role with Highland Capital occupies the majority of his time, James Dondero is also Chairman of the Board, and CEO of HCM Acquisition Company and routinely seeks out organizations that might benefit from his philanthropic generosity. So, expect to hear more about James Dondero in the future.
The poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles led by many Americans and Europeans have been associated with many diseases such as diabetes; there is an upsurge in the number of deaths occurring as a result of these conditions. Medical specialists have recommended various ways of staying healthy. Some ways have deep-rooted scientific backing but some maybe unscientifically proven, but they work wonders. For example, for many years, drinking coffee has been associated with healthier and longer lives. Recently, two studies threw their weights behind the discussions around coffee. The two surveys, one conducted in Europe and another one carried out in America suggest one thing: drinking coffee lengthens life.
The American study sampled over 185,000 Americans and studied them over a period of 16 years. The individuals would report their coffee drinking habits and updated them after every five years. Apparently, people who drank coffee over two times a day had 18% reduction in the possibility of death compared to those who stayed away from the beverage for the 16 years the study run. Veronica W. Setiawan, lead author of the study and also an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, stressed that coffee was beneficial regardless of family background.; blacks, whites, and Latinos equally benefitted from coffee.
Another study done in Europe surveyed over 520,000 people across ten territories. The study’s findings reinforced the conclusions of the American study. Coffee seems to enable people to live longer even though the researchers could hardly offer scientific backing for the relationship between coffee and longer life.
With a presence in over 50 countries, many people are warming up to premium coffee sold by Organo Gold. The company deals in an array of beverages including tea. Organo Gold offers a wide variety of coffee products that contain Ganoderma lucidum. For example, Black Coffee, King Coffee, and Caffè latte among other variations. In addition to their beverages, Organo Gold provides body management products and brewing cups.
Organo Gold (now referred to as ORGANO™) was established in 2008 by Bernardo Chua. He envisioned a company that provides healthy bioactive coffee.
When the water supply in Mexico was threatened Avaaz was there. There was an outrageous law being fast tracked by Mexico’s congress that would give corporations the legal ability to pollute the water supply of the nation. According to the proposed law any investigation of the contamination would be illegal. When Avaaz was made aware of this issue a public campaign of massive proportions was launched. Avaaz joined with some of their key partners, created an enormous petition, and hit the streets with a media wave. The politicians were unable to ignore the actions of Avaaz and when the vote went to Congress the law was voted out. Avaaz kept the water supply in Mexico safe. The campaign Avaaz began kept the people informed and caused them to put pressure on their representatives. That is the power of the voice of Avaaz.
The organization of a group of xenophobic marches in Germany by the right-wing group Pegida caught the attention of the members of Avaaz. They joined forces in a fight to stop the fear being generated with the only thing that would work, love. Avaaz encompassed Germans of all different backgrounds and faiths with a wall of friendship. Avaaz posted numerous images of friendship and attended the rallies in Berlin and Dresden where the situation was at its most explosive level. Their campaign was incredibly effective and the message of division issued by Pegida was challenged. The height of their campaign included a festival of diversity that lasted the entire day at the Brandenburg Gate. The festival was attended by singers, musicians, and poets who had come together in the celebration of common humanity. The message of Avaaz was clear. They stand for a Germany that will accept more than one perspective, a country willing to have discussions and debates, and a country that was built for one another and not against one another.