Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur that studied at Harvard University in 1984 majoring in English and literature while taking classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before excelling at Harvard University, Eric Pulier had first began his passion for programming computers by fourth grade and by high school he developed a database computer company. By 1991 he had founded a company called People Doing Things that tackled health care and education issues through using technology.
After his company Digital Evolution merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998, Eric Pulier began his philanthropy work by creating Starbright World. Starbright World gives children with chronic illnesses the opportunity to chat, blog and meet other children through a private social network site.After the founding of Starbright World, Eric Pulier continued his philanthropy by creating the X-Prize Foundation. The X-Prize Foundation allows for teens and adults to push toward their dreams through a system of competitions and prizes for success. His compassion for children continued with the organization the Painted Turtle, a camp for children with chronic illnesses.
During the 1990’s Eric Pulier worked with President Bill Clinton to make sure low income communities receive cloud computing solutions for a low-cost. He had developed multimedia educational programs for home use. One of his education platforms helped individuals with multiple sclerosis to learn more about the disease.While working with former President Bill Clinton, Eric Pulier was chosen in 1997 to create the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington, D.C. After creating the exhibition called “The Bridge to the 21st Century” he worked with Vice President Al Gore to execute a health care and technology forum. During the 2000’s Eric Pulier founded the SOA software program with several SOA vendors. Later, he wrote the book Understanding Enterprise SOA, a concise yet easy-to-understand introduction to service-oriented architecture.
Eric Pulier is a brilliant technologist, published author, and Harvard graduate with a compassion for children with chronic illness. From this compassion, Eric Pulier created technological software to help those with chronic illnesses, while donating to several non-profit organizations. His impressive computer programming skills have led to several lucrative business ventures and turned him into the successful entrepreneur he is today.
Stephen J. Rotella is the CEO of StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC, a New York-based cash management solutions firm. The company specializes in offering insured cash solutions to various institutions.
Mr. Rotella graduated from Stony Brook-headquartered State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in economics back in 1975. He later did his MBA in finance and information systems at the State University of New York, Albany graduating in 1978.
Experience and Career Growth
Stephen J. Rotella started his career more than 30 years ago. He has gathered massive experience in cash and asset management, financial industry, retail & internet banking, and marketing & organization growth. Rotella started working as a consultant in 1978. Two years later, he joined Reserve Group as the firm’s VP, a position he held for four years. In 1987, Rotella joined Chase Home Finance as an executive vice president of marketing finance and product development. He rose up the rank to become the company’s COO and later CEO. Rotella also served as executive vice president of servicing for seven years at Chase Manhattan Corporation. In 2005, he joined WMI Holding Corporation where he served as the Acting Head of the company’s Home Loans Division. His duties included overseeing the retail, commercial and mortgage lines. Rotella rose through the ranks to the position of COO.
Stephen J. Rotella has demonstrated strong leadership skills throughout his career. He is the head of Chase Housing Advisory Council, an organization focused on increasing lending to low-income earners. He is part of the executive committee of Mortgage Bankers Association.
Mr. Rotella actively involves himself in philanthropy. He served as the chair of the development committee for LIFT, before being elected as the President in 2005.LIFT is an organization that addresses poverty in the U.S. He has been actively involved in the running of LIFT by advising on its operations.
Rotella is dedicated to helping the less fortunate in the arts industry. He has offered advisory services to several organizations, including Seattle Foundation, YouthCare Seattle, ArtsFund, and Ballemet Columbus. He is the Jazz patron at Lincoln Center.
Mike Baur is the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. He is in charge of the financing and fundraising activities at the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike has been in the banking sector for more than twenty years. He has been able to acquire massive experience and skills. Mike’s interest and passion were in banking and finance since childhood. He later took up this interest to his profession which he says is a great satisfaction. Mike was born and brought up in Fribourg, Switzerland. He is always committed to his homeland. He started his career as a commercial apprentice working at UBS and later rose to become an executive board member of a big private bank in Swiss.
Mike Baur partnered with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer to establish the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. He was 39 years old. This was after he had quit his investment in startup companies. Mike previously worked for several companies including UBS and the Clariden Leu. Mike served as a Jury Member at the time of the START Summiteer. This is a startup pitching competition by the University of St Gallen. CTI partnered with the Swiss Startup Factory and came up with CTI Invest in 2016. Mike Baur was then chosen to be the Deputy Managing Director of the CTI Invest. Mike led the Swiss Startup Factory’s accelerator program together with Goldbach group and Fintech Fusion at the beginning of 2016.
The Swiss Startup Factory is an ICT accelerator that looks for upcoming digital entrepreneurs. The accelerator offers thrilling opportunities from the word go through its strong networks in Switzerland and all over the world. The Swiss Startup Factory runs a 3 month start-up accelerator program whereby it offers an exclusive platform for coaching, services, an entrepreneurial network for achieving goals, mentoring, and an office space in Zurich. Mike Baur’s hard work and commitment have led Swiss Startup Factory to become the number one ICT startup accelerator that is privately financed and independent in Switzerland. The company has become a household name both locally and internationally.
Mike Baur attended the University of Rochester, New York where he earned his MBA. He also got his Executive MBA at the University of Bern. Mike invests his finances and time in supporting the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He serves as a mentor to the Swiss Youth who would wish to pursue entrepreneurship and the banking sector. The Wall Street Journal profiled the early career of Mike Baur from banking to being an entrepreneur and startup investments in 2016.
When someone hears “Arnold Schwarzenegger movies“, it is often The Terminator that is most associated with his name. For a generation of children in the 90s, however, he is likely to be “Turbo-Man” from the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way. Premiering in 1996, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Howard Langston, an overworked father who struggles to make time for his family. His son is largely affected by his father’s absence. In an effort to win his son over, he intends to get him a Turbo-Man action figure, the hottest toy of the season. The problem is it is too late to purchase one as they have been sold out everywhere.
The film largely follows Howard embarking on a mission to hunt down a Turbo-Man action figure. He eventually encounters Myron Larabee a postal worker, played by Sinbad, who is also on the search for the same action figure. They then butt heads in their efforts to obtain one. A memorable scene is when they are at a diner, and they overhear on the radio that there is a chance to win a Turbo-Man action figure if all of Santa’s reindeer can be named. They burst off to the radio station. However, they are told it is only a certificate to win one.
Later on in the film, Howard gets caught up backstage of a parade and dresses as Turbo-Man. With his son in the crowd, he wins him over after his identity is revealed. As far as funny movies go, it’s definitely worth watching.
AXA Advisors is a multinational insurance firm that has been providing reliability and stability to people looking for insurance since 1859. The company has locations worldwide including the United States, UK, Africa, Canada, the Isle of Man, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Mexico, and more. Its main headquarters are in Paris, France, and the name AXA was chosen because it can be easily pronounced by people who speak any range of different languages. The company has always cared about people and provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to individuals who live in any of the 50 United States or Puerto Rico. AXA started up the AXA Disaster Relief Matching Gifts program, which is a program that matches donations that financial professionals and employees make for disaster relief efforts. To go even further, the company contributes to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, which helps to make sure that resources are available immediately when needed during a disaster.
Vinny Parascandola, Senior Executive Vice President of AXA Advisors in New York steers the team and supports AXA’s philanthropic efforts. He is an alumnus of Pace University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and applauds AXA’s efforts to assist people with their college funding. With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, he holds an industry securities registration and has so for 17 years. Anyone who works under Vinny, knows his dedication, compassionate nature, and drive to help people be their best selves and to help people find the kind of insurance that works best for them. He helps to lead 6,000 financial professionals who provide products and strategies for financial protection and investments, college students, retirement, estate planning, and business’s.
Vinny has been awarded many times for his leadership qualities, and among these awards were the GAMA’s Career Development and Master Agency Awards. As a speaker he is highly desired, and he has made time to speak at a variety of industry and company conferences. His own alma mater at Pace University requested him to speak at a 2014 graduation commencement, and he, of course, showed up to inspire the group of young graduates attending that day. AXA couldn’t be led by a better man.
Andrea McWilliams grew up Austin, which is the capital of Texas. She learned about politics at an early age which enabled her, at just the age of 21, to become a Chief of Staff. After serving in a public role she went into the private sector at Public Strategies, Inc. where she worked in public relations. She now works for McWilliams, a government affair consulting firm that she co-founded with her husband, Dean. As she is a Democratic lobbyist and he is a Republican lobbyist they are able to work both sides of the aisle in order to help get important legislation passed. Andrea McWilliams is also a skilled fundraiser that has not only raised funds to lobby but also to help various nonprofits around the state of Texas.
One of Andrea McWilliams most passionate causes is the fight against cancer, especially breast cancer. She has represented both the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and KillCancer, and has raised large sums of funding for their causes. Another breast cancer nonprofit she has served is Mamma Jamma Ride, for which she served as the honorary chair in 2012. In recognition of her efforts to cure breast cancer, Andrea McWilliams had the screening room at Seton Breast Cancer Center named after her.
Andrea McWilliams philanthropical efforts have also been directed towards other causes such as being a member of the St. David’s Toast of the Town Committee which promotes health communities. In addition to providing safety net clinics and health initiatives, this committee provides scholarships to students who are receiving an education to become health professionals. Andrea McWilliams is also one of the founders of the Long Center’s Notable Women which supports the performing arts in Austin. She continues to live not far from where she grew up in an historic home along with her husband and three children.
Streaming services in music form a big business. There are millions of dollars that are made in this business. It’s a dependable fact that Tidal is the underdog in the business, yet executive Desiree Perez is attempting to frantically change that. She has made it clear this is an organization that looks forward to operate for a long time. Perez has her own business and knows how to settle those arrangements that will be the most beneficial for the specialists and the Tidal.com business. That is the reason more individuals are agreeing to accept Tidal. There is an individual in the background that is getting some great arrangements in movement. Des Perez has the correct outlook for developing the Tidal business.
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Tidal has been back in the news taking after the earning of two or three collection exclusives from some of their well known co-proprietors, for example, Rihanna, Beyoncé, T.I. furthermore, Kanye West. The Tidal application is said to make progress and is more mainstream than it once was. This is attributed first to West’s arrival of The Life of Pablo. Over one million individuals have joined as trial clients since last February. Perez is no longer a stranger to business or media outlets. Desiree Perez is hitched to “OG” Juan Perez who spearheads Roc Nation Sports. She has a rep for having accounting capacities and strong negotiation skills. Her history and administrative abilities to some degree represent themselves. She is even credited with nailing down the deets for Beyoncé’s Formation stadium visit and being an essential player in Rihanna’s Samsung deal. Source: apple.com .
Perez is additionally part of the powerful Hova Circle. The aggregate additionally incorporates her life partner among other great participants like Jay Brown, Chaka Pilgrim, TyTy Smith and Jana Fleischman. It is this team that is behind the whole of Roc Nation in addition to Tidal. Tidal has as of late endeavored to put more of the services’ concentration on new and forthcoming music instead of their effectively existent list of cuts. They have been advancing a couple of various classifications. Such categories presently entail the accompanying: Tidal Discovery – their rundown of new releases, and Tidal Rising – that is their current and coming artists including Tidal X which highlights select live material.
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The fashion industry and the technology industry is ever changing and each industry is growing in record numbers. It is a fascinating journey to see fashion and technology grow together. In many ways, fashion becomes more technologically advanced and technology becomes more fashionable. Each industry goes hand in hand. In the 1970s, the radio boom box came on the scene as one of the first technology devices that can be worn as fashion. You would see many men and women wearing the boom box either as around their necks or sitting right on their shoulder. In the 1980s, these boom boxes were depicted in movies, which made them even more popular. Once the 1990s came along, people ditched the boom box and wore a more portable music player called the Walkman.
Ten years after the personal Walkman, one of the biggest and most fashionable devices came on the scene, the iPod. The iPod was one of the most technologically advanced music devices that came on the scene. The iPod came in a variety of colors, which made it even more fashionable. There is a synthesis between fashion and technology that is currently taking place. Many designers are using technology in their fashions. A Dutch fashion designer named Anouk Wipprecht is using technology in her fashions. She has made a dress that can make drinks.
Christopher Burch is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. His company believes in entrepreneurial values and opportunities in new markets. His company applies creativity and imagination.
Christopher Burch has spent 40 years as an entrepreneur and an investor. He has been apart of the start of 50 companies. His company works with some of high profile brands, which include lifestyle brands, retail, home furnishings, technology, hospitality, and apparel. Christopher Burch’s company supports the development of these companies and works with them to make them a success.
Jennifer Walden is a Texas native who specializes in plastic surgery. She also acts as a consultant, a media commentator and an academician. Jennifer Walden is known for her attention to details when dealing with her patients. Dr. Jennifer Walden is a graduate of the University of Texas where she specialized in biology. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch for her medical degree. She undertook her residency at the same institution and later on worked at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital for several years. She was mentored by Dr. Sherrell Aston who still has a lot of influence in her life.
Over the years, she has received numerous award for her prowess in the field of plastic surgery. In 2015, she was recognized by the American Way with The Best Plastic Surgeons in America Award. As a consultant, Dr. Walden is involved with several aesthetic companies such as Sciton Inc., Venus Concept, ThermiAesthetics and Ideal Implant. Her opinions about plastic surgery have featured on several platforms such as VH1, Fox News, and ABC News. Dr. Walden is a published author of a book called Aesthetic Plastic Surgery alongside other authors.
Jennifer Walden is a mother of two boys.
A few years ago, the coaching career of Yanni Hufnagel seemed very bright. Back then, Hufnagel was making a name for himself as being an ace recruiter and assistant coach for the Harvard Crimson Tide.
He managed to recruit coach the likes of Jeremy Lin and Wesley Saunders a few years back before continuing on to more established programs. Now, after some legal issues that needed to be settled, Hufnagel seems to be on his way back to being considered one of the top assistants in college men’s basketball.
Born in Scarsdale, New York, and raised in the Jewish faith, Hufnagel currently is an assistant coach for the University of Nevada Wolfpack squad that is 24-6 overall and tied atop the Mountain West Conference standings at the moment. Still in his mid-30s, there is plenty of time for him to move upward in his profession and become a head coach at an NCAA Division I program much like his fellow Jewish counterpart Josh Pastner of Georgia Tech.
Hufnagel got his start in coaching with an internship with the New Jersey Nets before becoming a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma from 2007-2009. There, he often worked with future NBA star Blake Griffin. He then spent the next four seasons at Harvard where his name began emerging as a top recruiter and potential future head coach. As such, articles about him such as this one began popping up.
He then spent a year at Vanderbilt and two more years at the University of California at Berkeley. His recruiting chops carried over as he lured the likes of Wade Baldwin IV to Vanderbilt and helped the Golden Bears land Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb.
Now, he is helping former NBA head coach Eric Musselman build the Wolfpack program back up to becoming a prominent one along the West Coast.
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