The 2017 entrepreneur of the year, Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme Paulus has been Chairman of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. since October 2003 and is credit for spearheading many economic strategies that have had a positive effect on the Brazilian economy. Earning a degree in business, Mr. Paulus would move on to accomplish many positive things and touch lives of many people throughout his professional career. A career spanning almost five decades, Guilherme has been involved in many economic development strategies and has spent 20 years working with IBM. This diverse business career has allowed Mr. Paulus to be able to grow his firm to be one of the most successful in the world. Read more about Guilherme Paulus at Crunchbase.


CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is the employer of more than 3,200 citizens and does business with over 1,000 suppliers. CVC has grown to have 209 points of sale with offices throughout Brazil and other South American countries (Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay) and in Europe. Guilherme Paulus cofounded the tourism firm back in 1972 along with his partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. In 2009, Carlyle Group announced the purchase of 63.6% of the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A., a deal worth $420 million. Carlyle Group is a private equity company and there are plans to take CVC public in 2018.

In 2005, Guilherme Paulus founded GJP Hotels and Resorts after investing in hotels and resorts. Today the hotel and resort company controls over 15 hotels and resorts all around Brazil. Mr. Paulus is currently eyeing land to expand GJP hotels to include areas around Brazil’s airports. In 2013, Guilherme Paulus would join the prestigious Forbes list of billionaires an accomplishment reached by few businessmen and entrepreneurs. That same year, in 2013, Guilherme would also become Chairman of the Board of Directors of CVC Turismo. Since 1974, after his then partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari sold his portion of the company, Mr. Paulus has continued to expand and grow the firm into being with the top ten tourism company in the world.

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IC Systems Has Maintained Its Long Held Core Beliefs That Stretch Back 80 Years:

IC Systems was founded in 1938, and this year it proudly celebrates 80 years in business. It is a family run business, and it was originally founded by Jack and Ruth Erickson. For many of those years, the company was located in Saint Paul, MN until the offices were moved to Vadnais Heights in 1982.

 

The company manages accounts receivables for their clients. The husband and wife team started with only a few clients in the early days. They worked together building the business until 1952, when Jack passed away. Ruth Erickson then became the driving force in her commitment to continuing the business. The company had grown over the years due to their hard work and commitment. She became the President of IC Systems after her husband’s death. The company handles the collection activities for past due accounts. Ruth Erickson was determined to lead the company as it had always been run in terms of offering the highest level of ethical and honest business standards. She never wavered from her core values, and the company was thriving under her leadership.

 

IC Systems is one of the leaders in the accounts receivable industry today. The company utilizes state of the art equipment and software that is crucial in the function of result driven collection activities. They are known as innovators in the industry, and they were amongst the first to computerize their accounts receivable business. The collection efforts are handled by fully trained representatives who know how to get the job done with integrity. From the moment a collection letter or call is initiated, the company is bound by rigorous industry standards and their own.

 

Today it is the son of Jack and Ruth, John Ericsson, Jr. who leads the family business as capably as his parents did before him. The family commitment to the community of being the trusted name in accounts receivables management remains as strong today as it did 80 years ago. For the third time, IC Systems was recognized for their ethical business practices as a finalist of the highly respected BBB Torch Awards for ethics.

 

32 years of Custom Companies’ success

The transport industry is very dynamic in the USA. The Custom Companies has however been able to be relevant for the thirty-two years it has been operational. The ISO certified (9001:2008) company has been able to show growth, diligence, and undisputable competence in their operations for the last thirty years. This explains the reason why as a company Custom Companies have remained the industry leader and definitely the trendsetter in the transport industry.

As a top rated company in the USA transport industry, the company has diversified areas of operations as well as the number of services. Some of the services the Custom Companies offers include truckload services, Air Freight (which includes both international and local), contract cartage, and mail (direct) distribution. The services are fast and reliability is synonymous with this company.

Why is Custom Companies’ the market leader in the competitive transport industry? First, the company has embraced technology in the past thirty years of existence. It is interesting to note that the company was one of the first transport companies to set up a website. Apart from setting up a website, the company has used technology in the daily operations and this has improved the efficiency and service delivery. Second, the company has the best customer-centered policies in the USA transport industry. The realization of the importance of the customer as a company has always streamlined Custom Companies’ daily routines. For a customer, the company has greatly simplified transport.

How does Custom Companies’ manage to be the customers trusted partner? First, the company operates 24 hours a day. This brings the convenience to the customer. Second, the company has one of the best and the most effective transport system. As a company, the shipment has fewer handlers and this is the dream of every transport client. Minimizing the shipment handlers means that there is less damage and this is the desire of every client. Third, the company has one of the best communication systems in the transport industry. A potential customer can easily make a call, send an email, or even communicate with the company through a text message.

An Investors Guide To The Galaxy: Stansbury Research Offers Publication Centered On Financial Strategy

To achieve success in financial investments, the best starting point is securing trusted advice from reputable and trusted sources. If you are like me, the finance sector is a bit like a foreign language, and navigating through the deep waters is a bit confusing. It is sometimes like handing a blueprint of an architectural masterpiece to a mechanic and expecting him or her to build it. Expert advisers have dedicated their education and careers to the studies of finance and trends, and know precisely what is current and trending for their products. There are no guarantees in life, of course. However, Firms like Stansbury Research create a publication offering the most current information on investments such as oil, biotechnology, and mining.

 

Stansbury Research is a publication focused on finance and investments. The company is staffed with professionals with diverse backgrounds, from Hedge Fund experts, to stockbrokers who have been featured in some of the largest and most reputable publications in the world today. Trust is something that is earned, and the financial sector is often met with skepticism. The experts at Stansbury Research understand this, and offer a free trial period for their services. The testimonials show the successes of the company, and individuals can decide if it is right for them.

 

Another important benefit of seeking the advice of Stanbury Research is their commitment to their clients. The company strives for long-term partnerships with their clients, without the get-rich-quick promises offered by some financial “experts”. The company is proud of their broad client base, with subscribers all over the globe.

The publication offered is backed by analytical research, with the most comprehensive statistics provided by professional financiers. With a range of subjects, the publication has a broad spectrum of information and should be considered an asset to many. Find out more about Stansbury Research by visiting their website today.

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The Patient-First Physician: Jeffrey Aronin

Jeffrey Aronin is passionate about improving the life of his patients. His knowledge of bioscience and medicine can be used to help people in new and innovative ways. He uses that, and his appetite for understanding a patient’s needs, to fuel his hunger to come up with treatments that will make his patient’s lives better. Besides starting his own business and being the CEO of Paragon Biosciences, Jeffrey Aronin has been an integral part of the approval and development of thirteen different medicines, a feat not reached by many.

 

Jeffrey Aronin is also the recipient of the 2017 Weizmann Award. This award is given to those in the healthcare community who have dedicated their research to helping others have a better life.

 

Through creative expertise in biotechnology, Jeffrey Aronin has assisted other biotech companies in helping patients who have unmet needs. The first step in making patient’s lives better is to determine which diseases have insufficient treatment plans that need to be addressed. Next, they can focus on the cause of the disease and what steps have not been taken yet. Then, the team decides which type of science they can use to improve the treatment. Finally, Jeffrey Aronin and his team establish companies that are focused on conducting clinical studies that will eventually make way to the regulation and increased knowledge of the new treatment. By doing this, Jeffrey Aronin and his team make treatment more accessible for patients.

 

Besides this ground-breaking method of bringing new medicines to the market, Jeffrey Aronin is also the founder of MATTER, a Chicago-based company that has facilitated the start of more than 200 companies who will be the future innovators in healthcare.

 

The Aronin Family Foundation is another way that Jeffrey Aronin puts the patient-first. This foundation supports patient rights and research for rare diseases that sometimes go unnoticed.

 

OSI Group President David McDonald

OSI Group has expanded speedily to become the biggest value-added food suppliers in the world. Currently, the organization has over 65 facilities within 17 nations. OSI Group has over 20,000 workers. In the United States, OSI is the largest privately owned firm. Its resources provide food-connected companies a business partner of global reputation, responsiveness, and unparalleled strength. Restaurant chains and retail brands can influence the capabilities of IOSI Group as well as the global scale to offer value-added food products. The company has access to the globe’s food supply chain which makes it secure food prices on more great products that are fit for the operations of their customers, reduce preparation time, ensure the safety of the food, and match the culinary profiles of their customers.

The food items that OSI Group offers are developed to satisfy various tastes, and the vast reach of the company makes sure that one can get the best class varieties to satiate their appetite.OSI has always entered into joint ventures as well as acquiring warehouses, poultry processing facilities, processing plants, and farms. The organization works industriously to become the first international food provider to the top branded firms in Europe, North America, and other parts of the world. Besides the Europe and North America locations, OSI Group has other several facilities in India, China, and Australia, and operates a joint venture in the Philippines called GenOSI.

In addition to this, the company has aggressively enlarged its business in poultry in China, Europe, and the United States. Lately, the company doubled its chicken processing capacity in its Spain facility. David McDonald is the Chief Operating Officer and the president of OSI Group, LLC. Mr. McDonald worked as OSI Industries project manager. Currently, David McDonald is North American Meat Institute’s chairman. McDonald had worked at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as an independent director since December 2008 when Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos had bought the Operations of OSI Group in Brazil and Europe. Presently, David McDonald is a board of directors’ member of OSI Group. He works as OSI International Foods Australia Pty Limited’s director. David McDonald received his Animal Science bachelor’s degree from Lowa State University.

Guilherme Paulus Has Done Wonders For Tourism In Brazil

Guilherme Paulus started a tour company called CVC Brasil Operadora e Agemcia de Viagens in 1972. CVC is still around and running strong. It is currently the largest tour operator in Latin America. Thanks to Guilherme Paulus’s know-how. In 2005, Guilherme Paulus took a big step and established GJP Hotels and Resorts. GJP currently controls about 15 resorts and hotels in the country of Brazil. In anticipation for an influx of tourists as a result of the 2014 World Cup, GJP planned on constructing more hotels near airports.

Very recently, terra.com came out with a very interesting outline of Guilherme’s life and career. According to the article, Paulus was born in San Paolo in 1949. He studied business administration in college. Along with a man named Vicente Chechiari, he founded CVC in 1972, at the age of 24 years old. Over the decades, Paulus’s talents led to the massive growth of CVC. In 2009, Guilherme Paulus sold part of CVC to Carlyle Group. Carlyle Group purchased roughly 63.6% of the company, equaling about $420 million. CVC put their capital on the the stock exchange in 2013. Their revenues are about $5.2 billion, and they plan on opening about 100 new locations per year.

In 2017, he was on the cover of IstoE Dinheiro Magazine. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year for those people who work in the Services Sector. He was awarded in Sao Paulo for his work, a joyous occasion that marked a milestone in his career.

As of March 2013, Guilherme Paulus is worth $1.1 billion. Paulus is married and has two children. As a young man, he worked at IBM as an intern. What keeps his zest for working alive is the fact that he enjoys taking part in an endeavor where jobs are being created and the economy is being helped. It is quite obvious that he is dedicated to helping his country and individual communities. At the same time, he is dedicated to making the dreams come true of tourists who flock to Brazil for a nice time.

Eric Lefkofsky: Philanthropist at Large

Born and raised in and around the Detroit, MI area Eric Lefkofsky, developed a sense of charity early on. This desire to help his fellow man lead to the creation of Groupn. A well known enterprise that helps customers save money on shopping, restaurants and family activities.With this desire firmly planted, he continued to look for ways to better his community. This lead to the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. This foundation has dedicated itself to the education of children and the seeking of equality in human right for women and girls around the world.Among the foundations other initiatives is the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

The resources here are uses to allow talented researchers to pursue new and innovative cancer treatments. The knowledge gained here is used to assist treatment centers across the United States and researchers assist all over the world.Eric Lofkkofsky’s charitable ideals did not end there. He seems to take every opportunity to give to the medical community. His philanthropy has given way to donations to the Robert H. Laurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Also through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, there have been donations to Stanford University to benefit research to immunotherapy treatment for gastric cancer. In the world of philanthropy Eric Lefkofsky seems to rise above the rest. Through these efforts children around the world are also benefiting. In 2015 Medical Missions for Children were gearing up for a surgical missing to Antique, Guatemala; and they counted him as a sponsor. This is a life that not only is well lived but full of the generosity that befits humanity. He lives to the fullest that he is his brothers keeper and he honors that pledge through his good work and humanitarian spirit.

Randal Nardone Leading Fortress to a Great Investment Figure.

Randal Nardone, the current Chief executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group LLC, has a leadership-backed resume to credit him for the job and many other roles that he is active in.Randal Nardonetook up the position in 2013 after serving as the interim CEO since 2011. Moreover, he is a co-founder of the organization, a principal and is also on the board of directors of the firm.Randal Nardone sat in the management committee from the start in 1998 when he, Wes Edens and Rob Kauffman founded the company. He went on to be elected to the board of directors in November 2006. Currently, he takes charge of all legal and financial matters of the company.

Randal Nardone attended school at Boston School of Law where he got a law degree and also went to the University of Connecticut from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Biology.Before founding the Fortress Investment Group, he worked at the Union Bank of Switzerland for a year from May 1997 to May 1998. He was the Managing Director of this bank which is an esteemed position. He also worked at Blackrock Investment Management before UBS, where he was a principal. He had put his law degree to some use when he worked at Thacher Proffitt & Wood law firm. He was a partner in this firm and also on the executive committee.He has led Fortress to Various strides most famous being the sale of all outstanding shares to the Soft Bank Group, which is a Japanese owned firm. The transaction cost $3.3 billion with class A shares being bought at $8.08 from $5.83.

Apart from opening up credit sources, Randal Nardone believed that this was going to speed up the growth of the company. Randal also serves in other advisory roles apart from Fortress, which include: President and chairman of SpringLeaf Financial holdings; Vice president and secretary of Newcastle LLC and president of NSC1.He has earned the attention of Forbes Magazine where he ranked number 557 on the billionaire’s list with a net worth of $1.8 million and a self-made status. The fact that the Soft Bank group left the leadership in place, trusting it to have brought the company to its current position and dominance, it shows the talent in Fortress’ direction.The employees also believe that the working environment helps them to grow and learn professionally.

Randal Nardone Built Fortress Investment Group With Experience And Skill

Randal Nardone was aware of the fierce competition when he decided to begin his own company. His background was in finances and he had worked with numerous clients. He knew he could assist the growth of the company with positive improvements. His expertise and experience in finances let to the creation of Fortress Investment Group along with Wes Edens. Randal Nardone is the CEO of the business and his contributions have been critical for the development and growth of the company. Fortress Investment Group has built a reputation for high quality services due to his contributions.Randal Nardone has demonstrated both expertise and skill in the financial field. His vast experience has helped him grow as a financialist and a professional. He has held positions at numerous prominent companies while learning every facet of the business. He has provided aid and advice to companies and individuals throughout the country. He has improved financial situations for both his clients and companies with his invaluable advice and assistance. He originally intended to earn a Graduate and Masters degree in the field of law.

During the time he was working for other companies he began to see the link between the fields of law and finances. This was when he first became truly interested in finances. This was why he made the decision to change fields and became devoted to the industry of finances.There is no doubt the career of Wes Edens has been very impressive. He has always felt is best possible effort was required for every single endeavor he attempted. The perfect example was when he made the decision to change sectors. He was soon working in the financial sector is incredibly important positions. After he gained more experience, he decided the time was right to begin an investment firm.

This was when Randal Nardone and Wes Edens founded Fortress Investment Group.The company is currently considered one of the NYSE’s most notable names in the field of investments. The number of companies choosing to use their services are consistently increasing. This is due to the portfolio Randal Nardone compiled for the business and the many successful endeavors he was responsible for achieving. His contribution to the growth of Fortress Investment Group has been necessary for the way the business has grown. His input continues to be an important asset for the company’s overall working and the future success of the business.