David McDonald was born and raised in the State of Iowa. From early childhood, David McDonald grew up on a farm. In 1983 he went to Iowa State University where he studied and graduated around 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. McDonald was hired at OSI Group right of college as a project manager, and working his way up over thirty years to becoming COO and President of OSI Group. He is still an active member of his old University where his two eldest children currently are attending. He was part of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and was given a couple of awards from his old University for his outstanding academic career and volunteer work. McDonald offers internships with OSI for students of Iowa State University.
David McDonald and the OSI Group made many strides in the world as one of the global suppliers of food production and food services. The net worth of OSI Group is around 6.1 billion dollars, ranking it in the 50s on the Forbes list of U.S largest privately owned companies. McDonald is steadily leading the company to expand around the globe. He had combined a Dutch company, Baho Foods, to become one entity to help with the selling of food and processing them all at the convenience of the customers. He still continues to expand in China and with interest of other European countries; he feels that having regions that are close to those customers is an easier and better solution.
David McDonald was there when the company was rapidly growing across the country. He was hired on as an intern by the CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin. When the company made its first partnership with Nation Pizza and Foods in 1994, it was the start of many expansion projects. They opened processing food facilities in India, Japan, and the UK with the purchasing of Flagship Europe. David McDonald wants to maintain the philosophy on sustainability for food that comes from OSI. With that philosophy behind him and OSI under his guidance, the company will continue to grow. McDonald motions that the company does not brag either about their success, it is the services that will gain traction with old and new customers.
Richard Liu Qiangdong, the CEO of J.D.com, was born in the early 1970s in China. He attained a degree in sociology from the Renmin University of China, followed by EMBA from the China Europe International Business School. During his free time in school, Richard Liu utilized it to advance his computer skills through freelance coding work. His computer skills contributed much to his employment in a health product company known as Japan life where he served as the director for both the computers and the business in general. Before founding JD.com Richard Liu had started his own business that dealt with magneto-optical products in Beijing. The magneto-optical business had expanded into 12 more stores but when there was an outbreak of SARS many staff members and customers remained in their homes hence the market was prone to collapse. Having risk management skills, Richard Liu decided to venture into the E-commerce business where he could be able to serve the customers even in their homes.
Richard Liu being a renowned entrepreneur with a vision of excelling in the business field founded JD.com, an online marketing business serving over millions of people across the world. JD.com deals with a variety of consumer goods and electronics. The success of the company is based from the fact that it has partnered with other prominent companies such as Walmart who currently have increased their stake in the company to 12%. In 2014, WeChart a social network company acquired 15% of shares in JD.Com. WeChart boosts the number of JD.com active users to almost a billion, and this enabled JD.com to go public in the United States biggest NASDAQ floats. Despite the stiff competition from various companies such as Alibaba JD.com has maintained a steep growth over the years.
Richard Liu having outshined skills in various fields including in timekeeping, risk management skills, hardworking, innovative and inventive, good listener makes him a qualified entrepreneur. JD.com, therefore, is not just a sales platform but it’s a brand-building platform that spends much time and resources strengthening their brand to meet the needs of all customers.
Flavio Maluf is a successful entrepreneur who was born and brought up in a political dynasty and a wealthy family. With his a father being among the most influential politicians and a successful businessman, Flavio Maluf was practically born with everything that every individual would wish for. Nevertheless, he was determined to work hard and earn his own name and empire. Flavio Maluf has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering he attained from Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation. However, he had a lot of passion for entrepreneurship that he did not follow his engineering career but instead, he chose to be a fulltime entrepreneur. Read more about Flavio Maluf at ideamensch.com
Flavio Maluf’s Achievements and Concepts in the Business World
Flavio Maluf has achieved a lot in the business world. Being a hardworking and ambitious man like his father, Flavio has been able to contribute a lot to his family business since he took over its leadership in the year 1997. He has been able to provide a lot of advice to young entrepreneurs; most of which have always dismissed some of the myths in the business world. The first myth that Flavio is totally against is the belief that one must a lot of money in order to start a business. Flavio points out that there are a lot of businesses out there that do not a lot of money for anyone to start.
He has also advised young people who would like to join the world of entrepreneurship to proceed with precaution. According to Flavio Maluf, the belief that if you have a business you would not have to work hard is totally misleading. He further explains that in order for your business to grow, you must work round the clock. In one of his interviews when Flavio was asked where the idea of Eucatex came from, he replied that the idea came from his great-grandfather called Salim who owned the biggest sawmills in Latin America. His father and uncle further came up with the idea of using the sawmills forest to make wood fiber lining industry. He also revealed that the name Eucatex came from Eucalyptus the wood used by the company.
Gareth Henry was an actuarial mathematics major at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and graduated from the university with an actuarial mathematics degree. However, the career he has chosen for himself, which is the career of an investor, is quite atypical of someone who holds an actuarial mathematics degree, who typically ends up working in the insurance industry. As such, Gareth Henry is quite an anomaly. Mr. Henry chose to enter the investing industry because he was always intrigued by the extent to which finance and mathematics overlapped, but it was not until he developed a grasp of economics and risk management that Gareth became taken by the industry. However, the overriding factor that convince Mr. Henry to enter the investing industry in general and investor relations and raising capital in particular was his ability to have meaningful conservations with people from all walks of life. In particular, Gareth Henry has a wonderful knack for conversing on the topic of investing with his colleagues in the industry, his investor clients, and even strangers whom he happens to encounter while out and about town. This ability of Gareth has led to him having a spectacularly successful career in the investing industry, from being the Director of Strategic Solutions for Schroder to being the Head of International Investor Relations and the Global Head of Investor Relations at the Fortress Investment Group.
Gareth Henry believes in the saying that the early bird catches the worm and begins his work day at 7 A.M. in the morning making calls to Europe and Asia. Mr. Henry also devotes as much time as he possibly can to his work so that he may be successful at it. What’s more, Gareth Henry is willing to move heaven and earth to bring those ideas he believes in to life. He is also a firm believer in soliciting feedback from his colleagues, his team, and his clients on the ground that it is crucial to understanding the internal and external dynamics within which he is operating. Mr. Henry’s favorite quote is a quote from Confucius: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
From a small travel agency founded in 1972 in São Paulo, CVC is today one of the biggest tourism networks in Brazil. The success of the venture is due to the deep experience and impressive business skills of Guilherme Paulus, who founded the company at the age of 24 and managed to turn it into an empire along the years, making it Latin America’s largest travel operator. View Guilherme Paulus profile at Forbes
Guilherme Paulus, born in 1949, founded CVC alongside Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, who later quit, leaving Paulus as the key figure responsible for the growth of the small company. His ability to innovate helped him build the a wide portfolio of products that are now available on the market, products that are more complex than the usual travel packages. In 2009, part of the company was sold to Carlyle Group, which helped CVC reach a new level business-wise. Going public and opening its capital on the stock exchange proved to be fruitful, as the company is constantly expanding and growing its annual revenue.
Despite its massive success, CVC is not the only business venture of Guilherme Paulus. In 2006 he bought the airline Webjet which he turned into the third biggest airline in Brazil, operating in over 20 cities throughout the country, before selling it to the company Gol. Paulus is also founder of GJP Hotels & Resorts, a network which he founded in 2005 and that is currently considered to be one of the largest hotel chains in Brazil. Despite it starting with only one establishment, the company now owns 14 hotels and resorts throughout the country, and has plans to include new units and continue expanding.
Due to his success in the tourism sector, Guilherme Paulus won many awards throughout the years, such as Entrepreneur of the Year or Personality of the Year, from different publications. He has a net worth of $1.1 billion, being currently listed on Forbes billionaires list. He has also been honored by international governments, in 2012 receiving an honor from the French Government, and received recognitions for his services to tourism from countries such as Mexico, Venezuela and the United States.
Inspirery.com interviewed founder of Real Wealth Strategist, Matt Badiali. He earned a BS in Earth Sciences from Penn State University and then received Master’s in Geology from Florida Atlantic University. As he began working to earn his Ph. D, he changed course to his career in finance.
When asked how Badiali makes his day as productive as possible, he describe what his typical day looks like. From getting his daughters to school to catching up on the news. Matt Badiali’s Freedom Checks Exposed! Each day, Badiali writes for a few hours. After lunch, he returns all his messages and phone calls. He also looks ahead and plans out meetings for the rest of the week. He also only works on one task at a time in order to be as productive as possible.
His ideas come to him through personal experiences. Using his own personal struggles, he uses it as a guide to advise others. He has traveled across the world, meeting and interacting with different people. He also uses those experiences as well.
Something that really excited Matt about the future is the possible break through with energy consumption. He hopes to be involved with the process and believe Kerosene will likely become outdated.
In an article written by Analyst of Finance, Matt Badiali discusses three base metals he believes will be the best to invest in during 2018. Basing his assumptions off of the performance of the three metals in 2017, Matt Badiali suspects that people tend to overlook some that will provide the biggest returns. Copper and zinc both returned 30 percent while lead returned 26 percent. Until 2016, the metal sector was in a bear market. It is now coming back to life. This is expected to continue throughout 2018.
Matt Badiali believes the increase is due to the lack of supply of metals. Many companies that were mining shut down when the market changed. The companies that could withstand, did not invest due to money going to overhead expenses.
Bernardo Chua is a Filipino entrepreneur who founded the beverage and health product company Organo. Bernardo Chua’s dream was to become a medical doctor. Chua was one of 14 children and began working at the family business at a garment manufacturing plant. Eventually, he struck out on his own and was hired to manage a travel agency. Under his leadership, the travel agency expanded throughout Southeast Asia eventually having enough capital to open up in North America. He was asked to move to Canada to oversee operations. After overseeing operations in Canada for six years he decided to open his own company: Organo that would change his life. Visit SlideShare to know more.
Chua stated in an interview, that despite not becoming a doctor he always had a drive to help people and improve their lives. In 2008 he founded Organo. Organo sells teas, coffees, and other health products that each contain a key ingredient: Ganoderma. Ganoderma is a mushroom that has tremendous benefits for the immune system and thus overall health. Ganoderma, according to the Organo website, has been greatly prized for its health benefits throughout Asia since at least Ming Dynasty times.
Bernardo Chua is a leader in direct selling or multi-marketing. Direct selling is where third-party individuals, nonsalaried workers sell directly to consumers, rather than distribute products to retail stores and warehouses throughout various countries. People who wish to sell Organo sign up and build their own business, with the assistance of others. Chua prefers this business model because of the personal relationship it creates with the customers. he believes you have to love people in order to be successful. Organo operates in over 50 countries which creates a large market for those who wish to become direct sellers. The model of direct selling which Chua has been the leading proponent of, creates many possible streams of income as well, 7 in all according to the Organo website.
Ian King is a highly regarded cryptocurrency trader and editor that works ay Banyan Hill publishing, giving out his latest advice and information on the cryptocurrency markets. Unlike other financial companies that publish articles and whatnot, Banyan Hill offers an extremely valuable service that has more than 400 thousand users rolling in on a regular basis to get the latest tips and strategies. Banyan Hill first launched back in 1998, though at the time it was called the Sovereign Society, not rebranding themselves until somewhere in 2016. Despite the name change and the two decades running, the company is virtually the same as it always has been, except that they offer more services and information than ever before. Read more at affiliatedork.com
The founders of Banyan Hill created the site in order to provide financial support to those who needed a system in order to improve their game. Thorough and understandable financial advise is hard to come by, which is why Banyan Hill has perfected their design and service to be exactly what their readers need. Ian is one of many editors working for Banyan Hill Publishing that gives out excellent advice to hundreds of thousands of investors looking to overcome their markets.
Ian King has more than two decades of experience working in the investing industry and at a time he was also a hedge fund manager. Ian has also founded a company of his own known as Intellicoins, which is focused on cryptocurrency just like he is. Over the course of his career, Ian King has worked for many different companies as an executive, including Peahi Capital. The majority of Ian King’s experience and skills come from his own experience in the industry and his time studying at Lafayette College.
Ian King is a regular contributor for Banyan Hill and his publications have been featured on various other news sites and information resources. As a cryptocurrency specialist and advocate, Ian King has found his focus and he believes it will be the future for all finances some day.
Matt Badiali is currently the Chief Resource Investment Expert at Banyan Hill Publishing located in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He also worked as a Geologist/Analyst at Stansberry Research until 2005. Matt graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Geological and Earth Science. He received his M.S. in Geological and Earth Science in 2000 from Florida Atlantic University. Matt Badiali received his All But Dissertation Phd. in Sedimentary Geology in 2005 from the University of North Carolina. Matt has worked all over the world as a consultant in places such as Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and Iraq. Read more at Release Fact.
In a recent article, Matt Badiali explained why oil was a good investment and it had exceeded market expectations recently. Up to this point, oil had not been seen as profitable and over a hundred oil companies filed for bankruptcy during this time. The downfall in oil profits was partly due to the shale revolution in the United States and a sluggish economy in Europe. In 2017, Matt Badiali spoke at the Canadian Sprott Natural Resource Symposium about the potential of oil investments. The audience wasn’t very receptive to his speech, but he proved to be right. Since his speech, oil prices have been steadily on the rise.
The international political environment has a strong impact on oil prices. If a nation is unable to export its oil abroad because of tensions or conflicts, prices tend to increase rapidly. The leading energy producing nations exchange their oil in U.S. dollars because of its stability. Matt feels that competition in future oil contracts, the war in Yemen and President Trump’s decision to cancel the current Iran deal could send oil prices above $100 a barrel. Prices this high have not been seen since 2014. The Iran deal will probably have the most significant impact because the country was expected to export a high percentage of the world’s oil supply. Read more: https://banyanhill.com/expert/matt-badiali/
Fundraisers are a great way to reach out to the communities and provide a good day of fun and festivities. Being able to bring together the people of the city for a day and time of excitement is the objective or any fundraiser in a community event. Mr. Kevin Seawright of RPS Solutions has done just that. With a great turnout, this is sure to be an event to be remembered for days to come. Follow Kevin Seawright on Twitter.
Knowing that Christmas was on the way, Mr. Seawright combined with Christ Haven Pentecostal Church held a toy drive and holiday luncheon to bring in the Christmas holiday. With more than 200 kids from the city, ranging from all ages, this was an event for the eyes as many families received gifts that otherwise would not have been available. With any fundraiser, this event was designed to bring together the community and show the spirit of philanthropy. Understanding that closeness in any community is a key to success of all the inhabitants is a key to happiness and success with the environment. RPS Solution with Mr. Seawright at the leadership definitely understands that. With having charitable spirit, Mr. Kevin Seawright believes in charity and helping others achieve their dreams. Nothing short of amazing, Kevin Seawright definitely knows what it means 2 provide happiness to others.