Whether it is through his own work as a film producer or through his Moving Picture Institute, Thor Halvorssen is always looking for the best ways of using his own interest in film to push forward the human rights issues he holds so dear. The first mark Thor Halvorssen made in the human rights activist community was with a protest against the Lucent Technologies company who were suspected of using Chinese slave labor in the manufacturing of their products; Halvorssen led a sit-in at a shareholders meeting in 1999 and began an activism story that has been shown in his film work.
One of the major areas Thor has sought success is through his work with the Moving Picture Institute that has proven a major film production success since it was established as a tax-exempt charitable group in 2005. As one of the founders of the Moving Picture Institute, Thor Halvorssen must take some of the credit for the success that has been achieved in funding movies with a pro-freedom agenda, and in finding new ways of making sure as many young people as possible enter the film industry in a safe and secure manner.
Thor Halvorssen himself has seen the films he has produced make waves at film festivals and award shows around the world, including the reported 15-minute ovation at the 2006 Balck Nights Film Festival given to his production about the Estonian peaceful uprising against Communist rule, “The Singing Revolution“. An active member of the Moving Picture Institute, Thor has seen the films backed by the charitable group nominated for many major awards in both fiction and documentary categories, including an Oscar nomination as the Institute continues to publicize stories that promote the need for freedom in every society around the world.
Mike Baur loves banking and finance. This passion started during his early days when he was a teenager. It was not a surprise that he chose to pursue his passion and make a successful career out of it. Mike spent more than twenty years in the private banking industry in Switzerland. He happens to be an Executive Board member in one large Swiss Private Bank.
Mr. Baur began his entrepreneurship journey in 2014 when he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory with his business partners. The corporation is privately owned and independently financed. It acts as an accelerator program that looks for digital entrepreneurs who happen to be passionate about those who invest in their businesses. The company then offers these entrepreneurs exciting opportunities to look for prospective sponsors for their ideas. The organization has managed to create a great network of investors who come from different parts of the globe.
According to Mike Baur, the CEO, the company runs an accelerator program for startups and new ideas in the country for three months. The program is non-biased and seeks to mentor and educate young business leaders towards the growth of their organizations. Opportunities for an office space, coaching, mentoring and services are offered in Zurich through this program.
During these three months, the chosen startups are taken through certain set paces and tested to make sure that they are able to create a selling idea. The idea must be very lucrative to attract the attention of potential investors. This program suits young and ambitious young people whose dream is to set the world on fire with their incredible innovations and ideas. It also gives them the opportunity to work with fellow innovators and experts in a joint environment.
The young companies that specialize in digital technologies are also given a chance to go through the structured accelerator program. This assists them to come up with the much-needed thriving, innovative power that can help them to compete and emerge successful on the global market.
Most of Mike’s free time is spent on investing in entrepreneurship events in different startups and the Swiss youth support. He provides financial assistance and coaching to the promising startups. He is also a financial mentor and in charge of the fundraising and financing at the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike holds an MBA from Rochester University and an executive MBA from the University of Bern.
Sujit Choudhry is considered to be one of the most respected legal experts in the world. At the moment, he is the faculty director of an institution known as Center for Constitutional Transitions. Choudhry is also the founder of the organization. The university-based legal organization was established several years ago to mobilize and also generate knowledge to support constitutional building in different parts of the country. Under the leadership of the legal expert, the organization has become internationally recognized as a respected advocate of constitutional reforms.
As per Wikipedia, Sujit Choudhry has also made his name in the global community as an expert on matters concerning comparative constitutional development. Sujit is also an expert in comparative constitutional laws, and he has achieved a lot for his country. Sujit mostly focuses on the different methodologies that should be used to facilitate a smooth transition from political problems to peaceful democratic politics in countries that are divided ethnically. Sujit has been in the industry for a long time, and he has managed to publish more than one hundred papers, articles, book chapters and reports.
Some of the most distinguished publications from Sujit Choudhry include Constitutional Design for Divided Societies, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and Integration or Accommodation. At the moment, Sujit is believed to be editing the famous Oxford Handbook of Indian Constitutional Law. Sujit has also been very instrumental in the editing and publication of the International Journal of Constitutional law.
Apart from his respected publications, Sujit Choudhry is a member of several high-profile boards in several organizations. The successful legal expert is afflicted with the United Nations Mediation Roster and several other boards. Sujit is also consulted concerning the World Bank Institute, an organ of the prestigious World Bank. In this organization, Sujit provides services concerning international legal banking systems. He is also believed to have partnered with the renowned International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. His contributions in this institution led to the implementation of constitutional reforms in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Jordan.
Sujit Choudhry earned his first law degree from the prestigious Oxford University. Later on, he went for his post-doctoral degree from an institution known as the University of Toronto. After completing his studies, Sujit worked as a clerk at Canada’s Supreme Court. He also served as a law professor at the New York University. His achievements in the legal industry have made him one of the most respected people in the world.
Equities First Holdings is a global private limited company founded in 2002 by Al Christy Jr. to provide lending services to businesses and individuals for investment purposes. The headquarters of Equities First Holdings is based in Indianapolis with a branch office in New York. There are nine other offices of the company in other countries namely; London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.
The executives of the company are Mr. Al Christy, Mr. Jeff Smith, Ms. Julie LaPoint, and Mr. Joe McCarthy as the President, Managing Director, Operation Manager and Head Trader respectively. Equity First Holdings offers an alternative loan to clients who are in need of a quick loan to raise capital or those who don’t adhere to the accepted standards of credit-based loans. Banks and other lending companies have tightened lending protocols making borrowers turn to Equities First Holdings for more convenient loan services.
Equity First Holdings offer stock-based loans with the non-recourse feature that allows borrowers to get loans even when their assets value depreciates. Borrowers are privileged to get free stock-loans with interest rates ranging from three to four percent. The stock-based loan is unpopular among borrowers because some dishonest lenders fail to return stock taken as security for the loan. Therefore, Equity First Holdings have created a business environment full of integrity, accountability, and transparency to its clients. The institution’s mission is to offer the maximum benefit with the minimum risk to customers. The conditions provide a unique loan process that is straightforward and secure.
Currently, Equity First Holdings has a newly refined quality deals on loans to its clients. Any shareholder can hand out their shares to Equity holdings as security for the loan. The borrowers repay in two to three years with an interest rate of three to four percent per annum. After the repayment, one gets back all the shares.
Investment banking is one of the most significant parts of the finance field. There are a number of firms that help companies raise their stock value, raise capital and also find ways to merge together. In investment banking, there are a number of departments that help clients get the most out of their capital management. First, there is corporate finance that uses analysts, associates and vice presidents to help complete mergers and acquisitions. There are traders who help manage the clients’ capital by buying and selling shares of its stock on the markets. Lastly, there are research specialists who gather economic and industry data for both corporate finance and the clients.
Another well known type of investment banking is the services provided by boutique firms. These firms provide investment management and venture capital. Boutique investment banking firms work with individuals who are looking to get help with planning their retirement. Therefore, the firms will have advisors available to discuss the financial needs of each client and then recommend the proper investment options. Along with helping individuals, boutique investment banking firms also help businesses get the capital they need in order to start up and expand their companies.
There are a number of small boutique investment banking firms in Florida. One of these firms is owned by an individual named Martin Lustgarten. He specializes in helping both businesses and individuals more efficiently manage their financial assets. On a regular basis, Martin will often meet with his clients and look to help them achieve financial prosperity. As a result, he is among the most trusted finance experts in Florida.
When Martin works with clients, he often works with individuals. He provides investment management and advice to a number of his clients. Martin meets with a number of people who are looking to save up for college and finance their retirement. In order to help his clients reach these goals, Martin will go over a number of investment options such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds in order to find the ideal assets to invest in. Once he finds good investment options, he will recommend them to his clients as well as advise them.
Kabbalah originated as an integral part of Judaism but has found its place in many different belief systems and cultures of today. It seeks to teach the connection between the physical, mortal universe and infinite, eternal and unseen universe. Kabbalists of the past and of today focus on taking action and bettering themselves so they can make a better world.
The Kabbalah Centre has been bringing Kabbalistic teachings to students around the world for nearly a century. The organization was founded in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag and offers many resources for those seeking to learn the core tenets of Kabbalah and how to apply it to everyday life. In doing so, students have the spiritual tools necessary to change their lives and the world around them in a positive way.
The organization has translated and published many Kabbalistic texts in more than 40 languages, making the teachings more accessible. The Zohar Project prints and donates the Zohar, which centers around imparting the wisdom necessary to end pain, suffering and death, to thousands of people in many different countries.
Students can take advantage of many free resources on the organization’s website. Courses, classes, online lectures and videos, physical locations around the world, and the translated Kabbalistic texts provide a vast selection of material to aid in better understanding Kabbalah.
Kabbalah emphasizes the importance of sharing. This core belief led to the Kabbalah Centre’s volunteer program, Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes (KCCC). This program allows students to participate in charitable initiatives. The KCCC partners with other charitable organizations to provide humanitarian aid to many causes, including man-made and natural disasters, poverty, and inequality.
Membership is also available for a fee and offers access to weekly advanced classes, live streaming events, community gatherings and their closed Facebook community.
Dr. Clay Siegall is the CEO and president of the Bothell, Washington based biotechnology company Seattle Genetics. The company is at the forefront of cancer research and has provided physicians all over the world with effective treatments to help them improve life for cancer patients. Dr. Siegall has a BS in Zoology from the University of Maryland and earned a PhD in genetics from George Washington University. A scientist by training, Dr. Siegall founded Seattle Genetics in 1998 as a company focused on using rigorous research, scientific innovation and visionary drug development practices.
Dr. Siegall does more than just help to guide Seattle Genetics in the development of antibody drug conjugates to be used to treat cancer, he is also the company’s chief fundraiser. He has led capital-raising activities from public and private sources that have secured over $675 million. Dr. Siegall has also generated over $300 million for the company through multiple strategic licenses he has arranged for the company’s proprietary ADC technology. Dr. Siegall has license agreements with AbbVie, Genentech, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. Seattle Genetics also has 20 ADCs currently in clinical development internal and collaborator programs that use the company’s technology.
As part of his commitment to cancer research Dr. Siegall shares his time and expertise with numerous companies developing new treatment methods. Since 2006 he’s been director of the board of Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Mirna Therapeutics and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical. Through this role he has helped those companies with fund raising and work on targeted cancer therapies. All of that is part of the legacy of this visionary cancer researcher. He has also worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health as well as the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Siegall has received many awards and accolades for his work in cancer research and treatment. In 2013 he was voted Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math and Natural Sciences by the University of Maryland. In 2012 he was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Northwest by Ernst & Young. Dr. Siegall’s writings have appeared in over 70 publications. He also holds 15 patents.
It is not common to hear of a well-known businessman who has had several cell encounters following what he believes in. Keith Mann a successful entrepreneur has had a share of cells moments following his love for animals. He reveals to Claudette that he does not mind being put in the cell in order to protect and speak against animal oppression. At one point, he broke into a laboratory and freed mice who were being used to test a drug called Botox. He strongly believes that animals should be respected and not used in the labs because in so many time, they end up hurting animals for no apparent reason.
In addition to being a passionate animal activist, he is also the managing a director of Dynamics Search Partners a company that finds and sources qualified and highly competent staff for companies in the private equity businesses. He tells Idea mensch that being a New Yorker motivated him to becoming the managing director at the firm. He also believes that the secret to being successful as an entrepreneur is always interacting with people from different ethnic groups and diversity and understand their needs. From there, one can easily come up with products and services that conform to their specifications. As the managing director he encourages strong relationships between clients and the company so as to succeed and continue being one of the best companies to work.
Being the founder of Dynamics Search Partners, he understands the challenges that comes with being an entrepreneur. For seventeen years, he has guided the company into where they are today. The company has established connections with various huge companies in various industries, this was achieved by learning their clients and trying their very best to do what pleases them.
Mr Keith is also a philanthropist with a compassion for young entrepreneurs and students. He understands how frustrating it is to start a business and keep it afloat against all odds. For that reason, he runs the Uncommon Schools Scholarships that acts as mentor for students and young entrepreneurs. This project gives young entrepreneurs financial support and rewards those that come up with smart ideas.
Having invested in her career for many years, Maggie Gill has managed to come out as a successful leader and one of the most sought after professionals in the health sector. She boats of great past achievements and skills that have allowed Memorial Health to proceed to attain its goals. Founded to work on health matters and to function as an academic medical center, Memorial University Medical Center serves 35 counties and has 604-bed capacity.
When she joined the company in 2004, Maggie Gill had a lot to change to bring it to the current position. She first had to deal with restructuring the way it operates and dealing with many other challenges that were barring the company from recording great results. Today, Memorial Health is ranked among the best and the growth witnessed has occurred in less than one decade.
Her proactive approaches and creative ways of dealing with challenges are part of the things that helped the company to grow to become a leader in the industry. Maggie Gill is a professional who finds joy in offering great service and seeing her dreams come to reality. The next thing she is looking to do for Memorial Health is to take the services of the company to other countries and to effectively cover the entire country.
Education and career progression
Gill is a skilled professional having graduated with an honors degree from the Florida State University. After this achievement she went on and got her MBA from Saint Leo University based in Florida. She further did course work at Wharton School majoring in strategic thinking and management. Before she joined Memorial Health, Maggie Gill served at Tenet South Florida Health System as the chief financial officer.
During her tenure, she was awarded the Tenet Outstanding CFO award in three different times. While she also worked at Tenet, she worked with Palmetto General Hospital based in Hialeah, Fla and Coral Gables Hospital. This experience working with several companies in executive positions allows her to effectively perform her duties as the CEO and President of Memorial Health.
Her visionary leadership has been displayed all along since she began serving as the deputy president of the company in 2004. Until her promotion to CEO and President in 2011, Maggie Gill worked together with the CEO and President to ensure the company achieves its goals in time and the system of operations is re-designed to achieve effectiveness.
Keith is the chief executive officer of Dynamics Search Partners and was born and raised in Manchester by Doreen Mann. Keith Mann is also an editor and a champion for animal rights observance. Previously, Keith was the Managing Director of Dynamic Executive Search a position he utilized and raised the firm’s profitability index. Dynamic Search Partners deals with assisting its customers in hiring, marketing, and devising internal strategies for their clients’ businesses.
Keith made the company to be a giant search firm that aims at getting the talented staffs to work in different industries worldwide. Keith says that the success of the business is related to the cordial relationship between the company and their clients. Dynamic search partners identify talented leaders and link them to deserving companies in the United States of America, Europe, and Asia.
About Keith Mann, he is also opened up a college scholarship program for talented students. The scholarship program aims at helping needy students from low-income areas to attain a degree that will empower them to get good jobs after completion. The scholarship is open to graduates of Uncommon Charter High School in New York. His primary objective is to raise a generation of professionals with competitive abilities. Keith believes that the youths have the potential to achieve set goals, and need to be assisted in any way possible.
In his editorial careers, Keith published a book in 2007 by the name “From Dusk ‘til Down.” The publication aims at highlighting the sufferings of animals as a result of human action. In fact, the book talks about how cows suffer all day as due to absence calves. Keith has engaged himself in the political arena with the aim of uplifting the community’s lifestyle through strategic planning and equitable resource allocation. He is a proponent of the Animal Protection Party.