Texas-based energy company Stream Energy recently made headlines for their involvement with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The storm left many without homes and damaged various businesses, while most watched from afar, Stream Energy was ready and willing to get to work in order to bring basic necessities to the communities. The efforts made by Stream Energy to help those affected were considered a textbook example of how a corporation does philanthropy. Through their foundation “Stream Cares” and in conjunction with other organizations such as The American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, Stream Energy volunteers were amongst the first to provide aid and shelter to citizens.
The donations and volunteering although excellent for the community do also provide a few perks for Stream as well. The fact is that corporate philanthropy in any form provides those companies with the ability to increase their name brand. This name brand also provides a buffer zone when things don’t go exactly how a company wants or they are facing an internal scandal. Recently, many high-profile executives have sought out to emulate Stream Energy’s philanthropic model, however, Stream still has a leg up on all of them in one area of the field, their customer relationships.
When employees are brought aboard, Stream expects them to make sales through the art of networking with neighbors, friends of friends and the list goes on. This model has been seen to be very successful as not only are customers placed in a more confident and transparent transaction but employees feel a stronger sense of responsibility for their clients. This, of course, leads many employees to volunteer within their community or simply drop by a customer’s home and see how they are doing, all this combined continues to increase the brand value and loyalty of the Stream company.
InnovaCare Health is a leading firm in North America offering managed health plans. It offers Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans to beneficiaries. Through this organization, patients in North American have access to the best healthcare services. The main goal of this company is to see the people benefit from high-quality services. To achieve this goal, they have also integrated their solutions with the latest technology. InnovaCare Health is all about offering the people what have been missing in the industry. Led by the CEO Rick Shinto, the Innovacare fraternity is determined to change the situation in this company. They are ready to see the non-deserving people benefit.
Rick Shinto is highly experienced as a professional in the healthcare industry. He has been in this industry for the past two decades. Since the 1990s, he has played an important role in changing this industry through innovative solutions. Due to these efforts, he won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. At this time, he was working with Aveta Inc. he has gone ahead to win other awards such as the Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives. He is trying as much as possible to bring positive growth in the industry through every opportunity possible. Rick Shinto is one of the highly successful medical writers. He is trying to use his experience to make a positive impact in the health sector.
Rick Shinto has worked with other organizations in the past such as Cal Optima Health plans, Pathways Medical Management and Aveta Inc. at Aveta, Shinto was the president and CEO. It is through these organizations that he gained experience on management. He has so far applied the lessons he learned to make a difference that lasts at InnovaCare. He has brought together a team of leaders who are passionate about work and ready to transform the company for the better.
Penelope Kokkinides is another executive in this company who has done very well. As the chief administrative officer of the company, she has taken up her role seriously and ensured that the operations of this company are running successfully. She has developed superior plans and programs that have placed InnovaCare Health ahead of competitors. Penelope is also qualified as a professional in the healthcare industry since she has been working here for the past 20 years. She is experienced in rolling out government programs, a factor that has contributed to the success of InnovaCare Health.
OSI Group McDonalds was formed in the mid-twentieth century originally under the name Otto and Sons, by some German immigrants in the Chicago area. Fortunately for the group and for the Chief Operating Officer David McDonald, the meat-packing company was formed almost at the same time as the world-famous McDonalds restaurant. So as McDonalds grew across the country and eventually the world, so did the OSI Group McDonalds. On top of this, the OSI Group leadership such as David had the credentials to back a world-famous group like McDonalds. David McDonald grew up in a farm in Northern Iowa and attended Iowa State University to get his bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences. So David has become a very valuable asset to the OSI group McDonalds and their growth up until this point. View David McDonalds profile at Linkedin
Speaking of growth, OSI Group has expanded into Asia by forming the OSI Asia group in Taiwan, and by acquiring the Creative Foods Europe and Baho Group companies in their European expansion eastward. OSI group McDonalds changed their name from Otto and Sons in 1975 in order to become more professional appearing, and this has assisted their growth as well over the years.
The chief features of OSI Group business model that has made them so successful over the years is their focus on the approach to business and relationships. McDonald explains to us that “It is important to note that, within OSI, we value family. Our people and our customers are viewed as family. The products that we make should be good enough to serve to our respective families proudly.”
Another facet of the growth of OSI Group McDonalds is that they positioned themselves within the Chinese culture prior to its massive expansion over the past 30 years, so that they have been able to reap the rewards of the growth of the Chinese markets along with the Chinese. For more information on OSI Group McDonalds, visit their website at http://www.osigroup.com/
The currrent CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy was working in McGraw-Hill Construction as editorial director and Vice President before securing the role. He is an alumnus of the University of South, and pursued Bachelor of Arts in English.
Robert Ivy has been portraying outstanding leadership skills throughout his career, and this elevated him to the current CEO rank. He has been working effortlessly in ensuring institutions adapt architecture for development purposes. Besides, he has been working as a role model for many architects and has been fighting for the recognition of every architect in society. Read more about Robert Ivy at Crunchbase
Through his national campaigns, Robert Ivy tries to demonstrate the importance of architects and their position advancement. He has also been acting as the voice of the architectural field where he raises the sensitive issues impacted by architecture. It is through his dedication and exemplary leadership skills that made the Architectural Record, and made him receive several awards. For instance, he received a personal award in 2009 for his great performance in the media industry.
Robert Ivy is a great team leader who has mentored many upcoming architects on the importance and value of architecture. His interpersonal and professional skills have made him achieve drastic growth in the company and also rise in the profit margin.
According to Robert, the field of architecture is the least occupied compared to other professional fields but the voice of architects is always the strongest. When one belongs in a certain association, he/she empowers that particular association by providing it with the necessary resources and also elevates its position.
Robert Ivy argues that when you belong to a particular professional organization, you get a chance to enhance your leadership and professional skills. It’s also an indication that you are credible and committed to a specific field, thus resourceful in that field. Membership Credibility lays a strong career foundation which makes your profession stand out. According to Ivy, Organizations should set well-defined codes of ethics which create a conducive environment for all employees. More so, employees should adhere to every set rule in an organization to achieve the desired goals.
Steven Hick’s was working at a hedge fund in New York when his boss announced that the fund would be closing. This sent everyone into a whirlwind of crazy, where were they going to find jobs? What are they going to do with life now? Steven Hick’s decided that this would be the perfect opportunity for him to try to branch off on his own. Try to start his own hedge fund. Thus, Southridge Capital was born.
Founded in 1996 by CEO Steven Hick, Southridge Capital is a group of companies that help to manage business development and plan execution. Steven has had plenty of schooling to help him to be able to successfully run a company such as this. Hick’s completed schooling at King’s College and Fordham University, both in New York. He has been given a large hand of responsibility in the company, making sure that everything runs smoothly.
Having over thirty years of experience in business such as this has taught him a lot. It has taught him that a happy customer means more business. It has also taught him not to focus on deals that are thrown at you, focus on things that you know will bring in money. One of the main focuses Hick and Southridge are looking into now is the marijuana industry. Hick’s knows that with the growing industry comes a growing rate of business. For more details visit Crunchbase.
Everyday, Hick’s and the team at Southridge Capital focus on two tasks. These tasks include making sure that investments are coming along and finding new opportunities to take on. Hick’s and the team at Southridge know that in order to be successful you have to be organized and focused. Keeping their man focus on only two tasks daily helps to keep them on the right track.
Southridge Capital is a hedge fund that will continue to grow over the next few years. Steven Hick’s has created a smart, successful business that is going to continue to take him far in life. If you want to be successful in a business like this, learn from one of the best like Steven Hick. He has over thirty years of experience, and a lot of schooling.
Shafik Sachedina, a chairman for Sussex Healthcare recently announced with his chairman partner Shariz Boghani that a new state of the art gym for the elderly and disabled was built. It is located in West Sussex which is close to Horsham. This where one of the 20 facilities is located that is part of healthcare network.
Shafik Sachedina brings his healthcare expertise to the table when it came to creating the largest facility for the elderly and disabled. His experience in dentistry allowed him to have a knowledge of how patients should be treated when seeking healthcare while his co-partner brought his hotel expertise on how to house them. So it is no surprise that the dynamic duo was able to build this gym by putting their heads together once again. This gym comes with free weights, underwater treadmills, stationary bicycles, and new elliptical machines. There is other equipment that comes in this gym as well. If there are elderly and disabled people who are at home receiving care, they are welcome to use this facility as well.
The whole purpose of this new gym is to get people moving and improve the health. It also helps them to be social. They can interact with each other and staff which helps engage their minds. Having an active elderly patient that suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s can slow the disease down so that they can continue to retain some of their memory. Shafik Sachedina also hired experts in certain fields that include, respiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal therapy. Each resident has an exercise plan that is geared towards helping them with their movements. With the gym always staffed, anytime any of the residents want to exercise, they are welcomed to do so.
Another plus is that Shafik Sachedina thought of in the new gym was the hydrotherapy. This is for the patients who want to relax their sore muscles in the hot tub after exercising. Sussex Healthcare takes pride in helping people who need reliable care in the area of improving their mobility and having this gym is the best idea.
Anthony Petrello traces his roots back to an Italian neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. He was born to working-class parents but was an exceptional student. Today, he is an exceptional executive and corporate tactician, a philanthropist and a father. He mastered differential calculus at an early age and was accepted to Yale University on full scholarship. In his early college days, Anthony Petrello worked with Serge Lang to advance human understanding of number theory. He graduated from Yale with a bachelor’s degree and master’s Yale and went on to achieve a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
When he graduated, he quickly found work at a law firm, Baker & McKenzie. He worked his way up and quickly found himself in the position of Managing Partner, which he held until 1991. There he focused on on international arbitration, taxation and general corporate law. In 1991, one of Baker & McKenzie’s clients, Nabors Industries, hired Petrello as its president and Chief Operating Officer. He worked his way up to Deputy Chairman in 2003 and tool the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2011.
He is known for his long-term strategic plans and is credited with bringing Nabors Industries into the modern era. He has also masterminded the selection and purchase of some of the company’s biggest acquisitions. When Nabors Industries makes sales, Petrello makes money. His contract states that 80 percent of his salary is based on corporate receipts. But Petrello does far more than collect a huge paycheck. Helping the community is a huge part of the corporate culture at Nabors Industries. After Hurricane Harvey, Tony Petrello offered matching contributions to his company’s employees toward the hurricane relief efforts. He raised over $170,000.
Child neurological disorders are an issue that sits close to the heart with the Petrellos. When Carena, the Petrello’s daughter, was born premature, she was quickly diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia. As she grew, she developed cerebral palsy. Tony and Cynthia wanted a cure. The Petrellos quickly discovered how much scientists have yet to learn about cerebral palsy. They made a $7 million donation to help fund the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. The hospital’s invited Tony to join the Board of Trustees and assist in fundraising efforts.
Despite humble beginnings, Anthony Petrello overcame many obstacles through intelligence and a passion to do good.