Monthly Archives: October 2015

CCMP Continues Steady Growth With New Acquisition

CCMP (Chase Capital Management Portfolio) founded in 2006. One of the co-founders was Stephen P. Murray. Stephen Murray began working at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation shortly after graduating college in 1989, and when the CCMP spin-off was about to happen, Murray handpicked his team of experts and headed the equity investments at CCMP.

The many merges bringing about CCMP started with Chemical Venture Partners (CVP) designing a group called Chemical Bank in 1984, which merged with Manufacturers Hanover and Chemical Bank in 1991, then merged with Chase Manhattan Bank. Chemical Ventures were renamed Chase Capital Partners (CCP) in 1996. Finally, Chase Capital Partners were renamed JP Morgan Partners, and today we have CCMP, Chase Capital Management Portfolio. Since the formation of CCMP in 2006, Stephan Murray served as Chairman, President, and CEO and led CCMP to the success it enjoys today.

It was with sadness that Stephen Murray CCMP Capital passed away from illness at fifty-two years of age. The impact he had on building the strength of CCMP gained much respect and led the organization to the level it is today. Stephen Murray is remembered for his leadership, strength, and organizational skills. Many of his handpicked team are still with CCMP and towards the same goals he set when CCMP was founded.

Greg Brenneman was named Chairman, President, and CEO of CCMP following Stephen Murray on wikipedia’s resignation. CCMP, a private equity company, specializes in growth and buyout investments in North American and Europe. The areas of investment are in the consumer retail, industrial, healthcare and energy areas. The management team works cohesively streamlining their most important drivers. After setting their financial targets, they admonish each target to ensure success. The CCMP teams work in partnership while building the success of their investment and are supportive of each team needs in meeting their goals.

One of CCMPs most recent acquisitions finalized in October 2015 was Shoes For Crews. CCMP now owns the controlling interest in this remarkable product. The Smith Family, who founded the company developing superior slip-resistant footwear. The product is made of an unequaled rubber compound that significantly reduces slip-and-fall accidents. Shortly after the development of this compound the Shoes For Crews became the leader in the industry supplying slip-resistant footwear to over 90% of the restaurant chains. This product has spread to include footwear used in industrial, health care and hospitality suppliers of shoes, expanding to many other industrial business sectors. Other acquisitions include PQ Corporation, Eco Services, Jetro Cash & Carry, The Hillman Group, Jamieson Laboratories, Pure Gym, Newark Energy, LHP Hospital Group, Milacron and many others. CCMPs investments are in the growth equity and middle market buyouts of $100 to $500 million in North America and Europe alone. They are constantly on the lookout to acquire more investments to add to their already successful portfolio.

Celebrity Human Right Activist And North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park is the young, beautiful defector from the brutal regime of North Korea. She garnered instant, global fame after her speech on human rights at the One World Summit in Ireland. She approached the stage wearing a traditional Korean dress, and she told one of the most emotional and heart wrenching stories most people have ever heard, and it ended in many people crying, while Yeonmi Park had to stop many times to wipe her own tears. In the speech, she briefly described her childhood, that status of North Korea and the story of how her family was forced to flee the dictatorship through China and Mongolia to get to the South Korean embassy.

As a child, she said she was convinced that Kim Jong-Il could hear her thoughts, and she even witnessed her best friend’s mother being publicly executed for a mere triviality in the 1990s. Her early childhood was decent by North Korean standards. Her father and all the men in her family were members of the Worker Party, and her family was fairly wealthy. According to Yeonmi, her father frequently spoke out against the Kim Dynasty, and he blamed the regime for the state of North Korea. For shielding his family from the awful famine in 1990s, her father was jailed for smuggling food from China for precious metals. Then, the status and comfort she knew as a child was ripped away from her, and she had no future whatsoever. The family began to suffer greatly. Her father was growing sick, and the famine was beginning to take its toll on her family.

The decision was made that they would all make the perilous journey through China and across the Gobi Desert to reach the South Korean embassy. Because Yeonmi’s father was sick, her older sister fled first, followed by she and her mother and her father later joined them in China. Her father died during the journey, and Yeonmi was forced to dispose of his remains one night on her own when she was only 14 years old, and she has stated she was too afraid to even cry for fear of being extradited back to North Korea.

Yeonmi and her mother eventually escaped China by walking into Mongolia. She had seen her mother brutally raped at the hands of Chinese smugglers many times in China, and she had even threatened to commit suicide herself before letting anyone do the same to her. Once in Mongolia, Yeonmi and her mother had to cross the frozen wasteland of the Gobi Desert. They followed the stars like a compass to their destination.

Today, Yeonmi Park of the youngvoicesadvocates has become a global sensation, and she is feared and hated by North Korea. Her story is an important one to listen to because North Korea often gets shuffled to the bottom of the discussion when it comes to human rights violations, and it is only spoken of when the threat of unprovoked military action pops up. Yeonmi is set to release a book that needs to be a bestseller.

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The Forefront of Entrepreneurship in America

Chicago has always been at the forefront of entrepreneurship in America. It is home to 16 of Forbes 400.It’s also home to 33 Fortune companies. And it turns out it was one of the launching ground for small online start-ups back in the late 80s and early 90s.Ideas more than a decade ahead of their time. The 1st foray was in 1988.Two companies tried their luck but soon met the Ripper. Early in the 90s three companies entered the scene. Jewel, Dominic’s and Eagle were chain superstores with a revolutionary business model. Back then, the idea you could shop from home was still nascent.
Jewel established a relationship with a small company called Peapod. Peapod developed a software that users could install on their computer and get access to Jewels database of 12, 000 items. You could order the items to your liking. Peapod had a computer linked to jewels database, so their list was current. Peapod personnel did the deliveries. It even had a comment section. Deliveries cost $ 5 and were made four times a day. You had the option of a credit card or check for payments. To participate, one needed an IBM machine with 512k RAM and membership fees.
Dominick’s established a similar relationship with a company called Prodigy. Prodigy was software that offered home shopping among its features. It ran on IBM machines with 512 RAM or Mackintosh machines with at least a megabyte of RAM. An independently contracted company made the deliveries, but I cost $ 10 per delivery. The deliveries were restricted to suburbs around the 11 Dominic’s stores. For $ 4.95, you could find your groceries tagged. Payments were Via Cash, check and credit cards.
The Eagles approach was a little different. You didn’t need a computer. You just called a catalogue listing of more than 25,000 items from stores all over Chicago. You then called a number in the neighbouring state of Nashville. The orders were processed by Shoppers Express, the eagle’s partner. The company also did the deliveries. The cost of delivery varied depending on payment option. You could pay via credit cards and checks.
There was Expresso Inc. service firm that bought and delivered glossaries for you. The president of expresso was a brilliant entrepreneur called Majeed Ekbal. Expresso even would take the orders to your particular asking. Payments were by cash or check. Deliveries were available all week. Mr Majeed Ekbal business model is probably the precursors to today’s concierge services. He was a fore-thinker ahead of his time.
Majeed Ekbal is today a Chicago-based Marketing Executive. He is a leader, innovator, reformer and a business relationship manager. He has over 15-year experience in global marketing and has started several ventures. He is skilled in marketing, SEO analytics and e-commerce start-ups implementation. He was in 2012 among the top 5% most viewed profiles in LinkedIn.

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Top Executive at Madison Street Capital Recognized for Excellence

 

Anthony Marsala, Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital, LLC, was recently honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as one of its 2015 40 Under Forty.

The 40 Under Forty program was initiated to shine a spotlight on industry leaders who have managed to not only be professionally successful, but have contributed to their professions and communities. The honor is also a direct recognition of being the best of the best with a bright future ahead of them.

According to an article published by the Chicago Tribune, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Consultants’ Training Institute cull a range of industries looking for young professionals who have shown exceptional and influential acumen which resulted in notable advances in everything from financial forensics to business valuations. This year they found over 125 nominees that met the criteria before weaning it down to the top 40. Besides Anthony Marsala, other honorees include Leah Feldman, a family services advocate, Dr. Christopher St. Germain, a
clinical psychologist, and Jessica Glass, a lawyer at McCabe & Mack, LLP.

Marsala is a co-founder of Madison Street Capital and has been noted for his leadership and management of the firm’s growth and presence in Africa, Europe and Asia. He also spearheaded the firm’s due diligence and analytical teams through a series of prominent business valuations.

Headquartered in Chicago, Madison Street Capital has grown into a major investment banking firm under CEO Charles Botchway. They provide financial opinions to corporate entities and partner with middle market firms to help them with complex transactions. Under Marsala’s leadership, Madison Street Capital has also been lauded for its contributions in helping clients navigate industry verticals and reaching forecasted business goals. Madison Street Capital has offices in Asia, Africa and North America.

Marsala studied at Loyola University and the University of Oxford. He spent four years with Director of Strategic Analytical Services at Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC before moving to Senior Managing Director and Principal at Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. before launching Madison Street Capital in 2005. Marsala is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, as well as a member of the American Society of Appraisers.

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts is the only valuation credential that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. They support users of business, financial forensic services and intangible asset valuation services through training, investigation and financial certification.

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Why Susan McGalla Believes In The Power Of A Woman

Susan McGalla is a top American executive consultant and business person who subscribes to the school of thought that any woman can become an influential member of society if given the chance and platform. However, she reckons that many women fail to advance in their careers and business as a result of coming across too many pandering bits of information most of which are generic. Being among the most recognized leaders in her line of work, Susan has spoken on different women audiences and made her views crystal clear.

Most women she speaks to are looking for an authentic and practical solution to their day to day problems. At work, many do not like being targeted as women but rather like colleagues who are equal to their male counterparts. The modern woman has clearly defined her roles and is no longer confined to just being a homemaker. At their professional duties, many outshine their male counterparts and end up becoming their bosses. Susan is happy that the evolution has happened and says that the current trend is very encouraging though a lot more needs to be done.

She attributes her courage and determination to succeed from her childhood upbringing.She grew up in a family that had two elder brothers and being boys; they never cut her any slack for being of the opposite gender. They would compete against her and encourage her to beat them. Her parents also made sure that she was not given a special or preferential treatment. Her football coach father encouraged her to never to fear boys and any audience regardless of the size. To them, her confidence was very imperative because they understood how a woman without a voice would have a hard time coping with later challenges in life.

As a result of that, McGalla of Pittsburgh Steelers, became equally comfortable with all gender that made it much easier to work with both. The confidence played a very integral role in her success in school and in her professional career. Prior to joining Joseph Horne Company, she had graduated from the Mount Union College with a BA. She is confident that if small girls are empowered at their early age, they will proceed to become the Hillary Clinton’s of the future. Girls need to grow up knowing that they can equally compete with boys on any level without undermining their womanhood.

When she joined American Eagle, it was predominantly a male dominated company but she still succeeded to rise to the top even though no women were joining the board and the executive positions at the time. Her rising to the top was a wake-up call to her colleagues that even women had the potential to lead effectively. She has taken the same approach to her consultant business and has proceeded to become one of the best in matters related to branding, marketing as well as talent management. She is a perfect example of a woman who truly believes in herself and uses that confidence to develop herself and the community at large.

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Why Omar Boraie Emerged To Be the Best in Real Estate Industry

 

Structural development is the key economic growth indicator across the world. Many governments have invested in key structural development initiatives with the aim of improving the living standards of its citizens. This has also necessitated the private sector to invest in structural development to improve their profit proceeds. As such, there are different companies that have invested in the commercial and residential building process.
As a result, many people have also invested a lot of resources in the real estate industry to capitalize on income generation. Omar Boraie is one of the leading real estate developers in the United States of America. He was an Egyptian who travelled to the United States of America to acquire a doctorate degree in chemistry but later developed interest in real estate.
He established Boraie Development  over 40 years ago and the company has been building residential and commercial buildings that have been liked by many people. The company is headquartered in Albany Street where the 72 year old Omar Boraie has built his exemplary office suit where he observes most of his buildings from. Back in 1980s, the estate of New Brunswick was very poor and dilapidated with few occupants in the city. But he continued to work hard and bought abandoned houses which he later refurbished and improved to be among the most sought after apartments. During this time, the streets were abandoned and people would not walk on the street at 4pm for fear of being robbed. His initiative to develop the city has later attracted many people who have come back to invest in the city.
His firm has attracted many big contracts from the entire population. He is responsible for building all houses of an American billionaire Donald Trump. He has heavy invested in the New Jersey state where he has contacted the professional services of Omar Boraie. His experience in the field of real estate has also attracted many investors who have developed interest in working with his firm closely. He has recently embarked on a multimillion building contract on the One Spring Street where they are building almost 120 square units of one, two and three bed roomed houses. These houses are aimed at improving the living standards of the common citizen in the state of New Jersey. The houses are affordable and can be bought ranging from 350, 00 to 500,000 dollars respectively. Through his leadership skills, he has continued to develop and offer affordable residential and commercial houses for the general public. He has also partnered with his two sons who are helping him to drive the company to greater heights.
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Doe Deere Has Made Herself A Success By Living Differently

Being a woman entrepreneur is not something that is easy to do. It takes a lot of guts for a woman to start up a company all of her own and see things through. And it takes a special kind of talent for a woman to be able to do that when she doesn’t have much money at all to start up her brand with. But Doe Deere has always had a special something in her. She’s always been brave in the way that she has lived her life, and she was no less brave in starting up her own brand than she was in anything else that she has done.
When Doe Deere determined that it was time that she created some makeup of her own, and that she make the brand available to the public, she did that. She went out and made it happen. She was excited to be able to share some brightly colored makeup with the world, so that every woman could start to see that being herself with her makeup is the best thing that she can be doing. Doe Deere encourages everyone on her website doedeere.com who puts on the makeup from her brand to allow it to let their personality to come through, instead of just letting it cover up their flaws. She believes that that is the whole purpose of makeup, and she is excited to help those who are more unique to finally have the kind of makeup that they have been longing for.
Being a woman in the business world is not an easy thing, and it is not for the weak. Doe Deere has never considered herself to be weak, though, and that is why she has been able to do so well with her brand. She’s pushed herself hard to make it into something great, and it is because of all of the hard work and attention that she has put into it that she has made it into all that it is today. Doe Deere has had success by living differently, and by living ambitiously.
If there is one woman that every young girl should be looking up to for all of the great things that she has managed to do in her life it is Doe Deere. This woman has tried hard to make good things come of her life by living differently, and she has been able to accomplish that greatly.

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How To Improve Your Wikipedia Article Writing Abilities

Writing is considered difficult by most all writers and editors. Often times, writers run into writer’s blocks that are difficult to overcome, and keeping up with the demands of readers and clients to make business Wiki pages is very difficult and strenuous. Writing articles on all sorts of mediums share the same difficulties.

Wikipedia writing has its own set of rules, which can be found in full on www.Wikipedia.org. There are a few major things that all Wikipedia writers and editors should follow, so pay attention closely to make sure that you can learn the most from this article.

Never write articles about yourself. Even if you are a celebrity, stay away from writing articles from a first-person standpoint. Sharing intimate details or tidbits of information that may be capitalized on by others is a bad idea, and can be avoided altogether by keeping information that only you know to yourself.

Read a few Wikipedia articles in their entirety before hopping on board as a writer or editor. Wikipedia articles have a certain style of writing and have rules as to what kinds of information sentences and paragraphs should contain, and how they should contain these kinds of information.

To extend on this point, never write articles from any point of view other than third. Readers of Wikipedia articles know what they are looking for, and that is information — not to be entertained. People who want to read for fun or because they don’t have anything better to do would read classifieds or newspapers to pass the time, rather than read Wikipedia articles.

Get Your Wiki is a business that provides Wikipedia article services to clients. This company is able to provide anyone with a quote within 24 hours of e-mailing them, and even gives you free samples of work already completed to look at before making up your mind. They guarantee that you will be satisfied, or you will be able to get your money back. Get Your Wiki’s official website is located at www.GetYourWiki.com. You can get help to make business Wiki pages there. There are plenty of reviews to be found on the internet about this great site, so it is easy to find more about them. They are able to create articles from scratch, translate articles, and edit them, as well.

Wikipedia is difficult to get the hang of at first, but there are not that many rules to adhere to. Make sure to stick to these rules and guidelines when starting out to make sure you provide Wikipedia with good content.

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Business Executive Doe Deere

Founding a company takes a great deal of skill. People must be prepared to wear multiple hats if they are going to begin a business of any kind. Someone will need to make sure that their business is fully functional at all times and make sure that both their employees and their customers are completely satisfied. In many instances, the business owner must be able to do all kinds of different tasks in a single week. They may be called upon to be an accountant one day and then work closely with payroll the next in order to make sure their employees are paid.

Starting a business requires a great deal of confidence as well. Someone who fully understands the need to manage her business well is entrepreneur Doe Deere. Deere is a much admired business executive who has been instrumental in showing that cosmetics can be sold online to a happy audience of buyers. Her work in this field has been widely lauded by both her devoted customers and many important fashion magazines. She knows what her customers want and she has been able to deliver it to them in a timely fashion that allows them to get access to cutting edge products that are useful and fashion forward at the same time.

Doe Deere is the founder of Lime Crime, a cosmetics company that is devoted to providing customers with makeup that is both contemporary and high quality as well as innovative and interesting to the eye. The products are offered for purchase to her customers via her highly acclaimed website. She and her skilled team of marketers are ever on the look out for new and fascinating products that may be of use to her devoted fan base. In turn, she offers them the chance to buy items that are just right for their makeup needs.

The products that can be found on Lime Crime are makeup products that have been carefully tested in order to help determine if they are just right for the needs of her customers. Each item is examined carefully before it is offered for sale here. The result is that her customers can turn to Lime Crime for the chance to be able to purchase cosmetics that are fun as well as different from what is available in many other places. She and her fans are able to get access to some of the newest and best cosmetics in the modern world today.

Her careful attention to detail and willingness to listen to her customers has helped her to provide for the needs of her company and her customers. As a result of her dedication, the company has seen vast growth in the past few years and expects to see continuing growth in the future as many new customers discover just what she has to offer to them as they search for a band new look to suit their specific makeup plans. Both parties benefit from her skills and caring about her work.

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The NBA and Mr. Bruce Levenson

The National Basketball Association is by far the leading men’s professional basketball entertainment organization in the world. The NBA is one of the four largest sporting entertainment networks in the United States, ranked third: right behind football and baseball. NBA games are currently broadcasted on ABC/ESPN, TNT, and NBATV in the United States, which is one of its major forms of revenue.

The Basketball Association of America, the predecessor of the NBA, was founded in 1946 in New York City. It was a very small organization at first, but, three years later, it merged with its rival league, the National Basketball League, in 1949. Both organizations decided on the name of the National Basketball Association, which has stuck all the way to today.

The NBA was not very popular in its early years — or, up until the late seventies and early eighties. After the addition of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in the 1979 NBA Draft, things started to change in the NBA. This also happened to be the same year that the league decided to integrate the 3-point line, which was actually suspected to not work out well. Today, many teams rely on the 3 point shot to get ahead in games, especially those teams with great wings and shooting guards.

In 1984, a man by the name of Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. He changed the game of basketball forever, and is considered the best basketball player to have ever played the game. Michael Jordan and the Eastern Conference continued to dominate the NBA until its dissipation in 1998, where the Western Conference started to take precedence — mainly with the rise of the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.

Although the Eastern Conference is not nearly as successful as it was in the past, the Atlanta Hawks had a great year. Mr. Bruce Levenson, the owner of the club, founder of UCG, helped assemble a team with one of the best chemistries in the entirety of sports. Mr. Levenson purchased the Hawks a few years ago, and has completely turned the team around. Despite the Atlanta Hawks players having one of the lowest paying rosters, they are one of the best performing, due to the chemistry of the players that Mr. Bruce Levenson helped assimilate.

The NBA is undoubtedly the most popular professional basketball organization in the world, followed by FIBA. The Commissioner of the NBA is Adam Silver.

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