Ashley Brasier Partners with Enterprising Women at Lightspeed

Ashley was inspired by her father to be an architect as a child. She spent her childhood assisting him to draft ideas on building and construction things at their garage, specifically prototyping. She pursued Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Media studies, marketing and management. While schooling, she realized prototyping business was her passion. Her consulting career took off as an intern at Bain and Company. Upon graduating, Bain and Company hired her as a senior associate consultant. It was as the result of her hardworking, self-driven, and valuable skills.

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Experience

Three years later, Ashley Lightspeed was determined to explore more opportunity. She found a green pasture at Thumbtack as a category manager. She was delegated with duties to ensure customer needs and satisfaction are met. She emerged as an outstanding event and wedding planner. Due to her extensive experience dealing with the client, her ingenuity and craftsmanship enabled her to connect the dots and realized prototyping skill was helpful in acquiring feedback.

Connecting the Dots

She discovered that prototyping is an essential entrepreneur toolkit since it helps to iterate things faster. On a fundraising pitch, she gained exposer on venture capital. Ashley Lightspeed developed an interest in the idea since she had knowledge and skills to see the future. Her love for education made her quit working and enrolled for her MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Then she was exploring options to venture in her business. She offered consultation to start up as a mean of supporting herself.

She is a partner at Lightspeed. They offer consultation to small business. It teaches how to invest and grow your business. Her keen personality has helped to maintain her intelligence. She believes that being prudent is a virtual that every inspiring entrepreneur needs. One needs to be patient with the business to grow she noted. Read this article at prnewswire.com to learn more.

 

JD.Com And The Management Solutions

The JD Cloud Management solutions serves many purposes for small businesses across China. Many businesses are upgrading to this system, which was designed to guide management solutions created by e-commerce, JD.Com. The JD Cloud Management Solution was launched in December, and uses the e-commerce technology. This new technology is used to upgrade existing warehouse systems, therefore, businesses can increase numbers of orders, customers, and improving time management efficiency.

The strategy of JD’s retail services or also known as (RaaS,) will open infrastructure technologies to others companies and industries, particularly in China. The system is also set up to help companies lease and utilize warehouse space. This will maximize the use of real estate properties, while increasing the industry. Small partners and consumers can benefit from the dual corporation of JD, while also having the option of the delivery service. These products will be marked as, “Delivered by JD Logistics” on JD’s website. While using the JD Cloud Warehouse Management solution, the supply chain will open for merchants. This will help partners to predict inventory and will offer supply and demand services. The JD management system also stresses the importance of organizing layouts for consumer efficiency. JD will also provide training programs to employees to help improve operational standards.

Over hundreds of warehouses, across China, are using JD’s business management solution. A service provider named Juzi focuses on supply and demand for simple household products, baby items, and daily needs. Juzi saw his orders increase by four-hundred percent, by upgrading his existing warehouse with JD’s solution. The profits and growth of the system, has businesses and customers fulfilling over eight thousand of consistent orders. With the solution designed to power JD’s nationwide network, which is known to deliver over ninety percent of orders the same day or the next day, has become very popular with many warehouse providers. The JD Cloud Warehouse Management Solution can help services as a nation, while constructing more businesses and improving services for nationwide consumers.

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HGGC: History and Co-founders

Before becoming the Huntsman Gay Global Capital as it is known today, HGGC was in the past registered as Huntsman Gay Global Partners. It is a private business venture whose model of handling investments is designed to give it advantage in the finances and acquisition business environment as well as be able to successfully tap into the wealth of opportunities that businesses in the mid-market present.

The three co-founders who started this company back in 2007 had the vision to start up a company that would be open to investments across all sectors, either public or private. HGGC is now located in Palo Alto in California, under the leadership of Steven Young, the MD, Richard Lawson the CEO and Robert Gay the Executive Director.

The firm has risen over the years to be able to invest in business, financial capital ranging from $25 to $125M.

Although having enjoyed much success in acquisitions and mergers, liquidations and reinvestments, HGGC has seen its share of problems with the law and has faced several lawsuits.

In 2015, they sold a company called Citadel Plastics Inc to A. Schulmac Inc., at the cost of $800M. The latter accused Citadel of selling products that did not meet Underwriters Specifications. Schulman Inc. sued for over $250 million in damages, but HGGC denied these allegations and stated that their relationship with Citadel was strictly financial and not operational.

Other allegations too have been reported that seem to all stem up from Citadel. Citadel bought a company called Lucent Polymers before being sold to Schulman by HGGC. The FBI reportedly issued subpoenas to investigate the allegations.

Despite such kinds of setbacks, this company continues to rise and has continued to expand its horizons into the international business environment. When interviewed, employees say that one of the major pros of working at HGGC is their definition of what constitutes the firm and that is its people. At all levels of the workforce, the entire staff of at this company strive to make it a happy working environment. This company is known to make different acquisitions in various business-related industries.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/business/dealbook/private-equity-firm-hggc-raises-1-3-billion-for-new-fund.html

InnovaCare Health: Offering High-Quality Medical Solutions To Patients

People all over the country are constantly facing problems in which they need quick and prompt healthcare solutions. Often times, medical care tends to be incredibly expensive, as a result of which they are not able to get the right kind of treatment that they would need to be able to take care of themselves. In these instances, they tend to simply deteriorate over time, causing them to face much bigger problems in the future. While medical institutions all over are focused on profiting from their patients, one company decided to take a different approach towards the field of healthcare.

InnovaCare Health is a company that is dedicated to offering an incredibly high quality of care and medical expertise to patients who need it the most. The company has clinics located all over the country to be able to provide people with the care that would help them recover from their disease or disorder. InnovaCare Health and its founders believed that everyone should be able to have access to good and prompt medical care, and limiting the access of these facilities would only cause harm to society.

While InnovaCare Health strives to provide medical care to all those who need it, the focus has also been on the quality of medical care that the clinics provide. The driving force behind these high-quality standards of the company has been its two leaders, Dr. Richard Sinto, who stands as the CEO of the company and Penelope Kokkinides, the CAO of the company. Together, these two individuals have managed to take the company to new heights, establishing it as one of the more prominent names within this industry.

Being a professional working in this industry, Dr. Rick Shinto always knew the drawbacks that presented themselves in the sector of medical care. Using his knowledge and experience within this sector, he was able to help the company establish good plans that could help their patients receive the kind of care that they needed. Penelope Kokkinides too had been a prominent name within the administrative segment of medical companies. Having worked with several big medical institutions, she brought along with her a unique skill set to be able to guide a company towards a more beneficial future. Together, the two individuals were able to guide InnovaCare Health in its many ventures, establishing it as a prominent name within the medical industry and in the field of healthcare.

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Aloha Construction: Joining With Charity

Aloha restoration company made an announcement that Dan Bernstein will be endorsing the company this year. The founder and CEO, Dave Farbaky who runs Aloha Construction is in a partnership with Aloha Restoration. He stated very clearly that they put a lot of hard work into the company and are very humbled with the endorsement by Dan. He further states it means a lot to him personally. If you didn’t know, Dan Bernstein is a local radio announcer for Chicago 670 The Score. Along with that, he co-hosts the Bernstein and Goff show with fellow co-host Jason Goff. The show has labeled itself as the longest sports talk show in Chicago history. Many also recognize Dan from Boers and Bernstein show. This show was on 17 years ago before ending in 2016.

 

Dan Bernstein is from Chicago and received his degree from Duke university. His biography shows from CBS local sports shows that Bernstein received an honor as the best sports talker in Chicago magazine. It also gave additional information stating that he is the city’s only three category winner of the Achievement in radio award.

 

So the question holds, why is Dan Bernstein such a fan of Dave Farbaky in Aloha restoration company? After a mutual charity meet up through Camp One Step of children’s oncology services, he decided he wanted to endorse the company. Dave and Dan both are connected to the project with the hopes for making kids with cancer have a memorable summer. David’s effort in starting the Building Better Communities campaign was to give back to the city he believes supported him throughout his business endeavors over the past years. Aloha Construction was recently honored with the Torch Award in 2017.

 

Through this effort, the Aloha Construction team and Dave have joined forces with the Illinois state university athletics department to spruce up involvement with the Camp One Step campaign. For Dave, who has a love for basketball and an avid sports fan, creating a partnership with the children’s charity was a no-brainier. Aloha Construction has always worked hard at getting involved with the community.

 

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Sit Down And Have A Drink With Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is the current CEO of Groupon and founder of Lightbank. He also teaches business at the University of Chicago. Eric recently sat down and had an interview with A Drink With at the Motel Bar, a place he frequents regularly for a great southwestern chicken salad and french fries. He calls them his staples.

He explains that things can get a little tricky when trying to shut down for the day, spend time with his family, or when people ask him about his fascination with money he has had since he was a child. He goes on to explain that the value of what you want to do can be measured by outside means. For example, he explains to his interviewer that doctors are judged by the number of lives they save. Lawyers are judged by the number of cases they win, or where they are in a big firm. Young entrepreneurs are judged based on how much money they can make. Yet, now that he is only focusing on few companies rather than many, he is enjoying himself much more.

However, he also warns up and coming entrepreneurs to not focus singly on just making money. At some point, you are just going to have more than you could ever handle. Sometimes, you need to splurge. He also says that sometimes people overlook important details, such as the age of a company, and jump right into being negative. Sometimes people have a harder time dealing with that, but it is all okay. What you need is a drive to succeed, and the ability to take few moments and take care of yourself too. For example, he flew private after one of his first ventures and it was life-changing for him, and after another, he spent some time traveling. He says being logical and keeping your emotions in check make for strong qualities in himself which helps him in his ventures.

Sure he has been getting some grief in the media and his life as of late. However, looking through the interview with him shows that sometimes, people are people and they have lives and interests just like the rest of us.

Adam Milstein’s Journey of Giving

Philanthropists are some of the people with the most exciting history in life. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila happen to be among those people who will be remembered for their philanthropic hearts. They are the founders and co-financiers of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation which happens to be a very large charitable and charitable organization that aims at extenf=dinf its services to the Jews, the state of Israel and also the relationship between the United States and even Israel. His part of philanthropic mission ranges from partnership development, consulting and also helping in fundraising in support of the programs ranging from the areas of Jewish Continuity, Jewish Education and also something called Pro-Israel Advocacy. He operates on several principles, i.e.;

 

  1. Active Philanthropy whereby MFF or that Milstein Family Foundation invests in even expertise and also their times towards helping these programs, organizations and all the projects that they support.
  2. Life Paths Impact. That is through funding the organizations that extend their hands towards great development and also organizations.
  3. Philanthropic Synergy. This is where he provides finances to companies aiming at helping them in their mission for humanity. He will assist philanthropic organizations in ensuring that he helps them achieve the best in their career.

 

In his capacity as a philanthropist, he happens to have founded the Israeli-American Council and happens to be the national expansion chair. He is also privileged to be sitting on the boards of several organizations, eg, Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs. Jewish Funders Network, Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, American Israel Public Affairs Committee and also Stand By Me.

 

Adam Milstein is from Haifa, Israel and that is where parents of different nationalities bore him. His mother was a homemaker while the father was a renowned real estate developer who had passion in his career and also believed in inspiring others. Adam Milstein joined the Israel Defense Forces at 19 years where he was able to represent Israel on various war fronts. He then joined the Israel Institute of Technology, and that was when he joined his dad in the real estate business. Adam Milstein today is the founder of several properties management companies and has been hailed for his considerable expertise.
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