Business Leaders

UTC, George Hayes, and Louis Chenevert

by WilliamV .

George Hayes, current Chairman and CEO of United Technologies (better known as UTC), says he looks at views his leadership as being the role of a steward who is tasked to take care of the company. At United Technologies, that stewardship attention is focused on the people. Only slightly lower down is technology itself. Hayes leads UTC to continually invest in new forms of advanced technology to further its goals. They are so committed to technological advancements that they have spent billions on single projects.

UTC was once captained by its former Chairman and CEO, Louis Chenevert. He is was born and raised in Quebec. After high school, he earned a degree in Production Management from HEC Montreal. Upon graduation, he joined the team of General Motors, with whom he served for 14 years. He first joined UTC in its Pratt & Whitney engine business in 1993. In 1999, he was named president of Pratt & Whitney. In 2005, he was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2006, he was made Director of all of UTC.

In 2008, he was appointed its President and CEO. In 2010, Chairman was added to his position. During his years here his leadership was so exemplary that in 2011 he received an honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal. Chenevert was also honored this year by being named by Aviation Week & Space Technology as its Person of the Year. He helped bolster the company’s already high image even higher. Chenevert managed to perfect the art of satisfying shareholders, stakeholders, and customers all at the same time. He held this role until stepping down in 2014.

In 2015, he became Exclusive Advisor to The Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He remains active in the operations of his Alma Mater, HEC Montreal, sitting on its International Advisory Board and chairing the Board of Directors of the Friends of HEC Montreal.

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Jose Auriemo Neto Heads JHSF to Be the New King of Luxurious Properties in San Paulo

by WilliamV .

JHSF is a leading Brazilian real estate company. The company operates five primary business units dealing with incorporation, development, and management of residential and commercial properties. JHSF was founded in 1972 and has over the years developed property estimated to be worth more than R $ 10.8 Billion in various cities across Brazil.

Jose Auriemo Neto brought about massive success to the business. The success came after he identified a potential piece of land five years ago and approached his father Fabio Auriemo, the then president of JHSF with the idea to create a complex. Despite the lack of support from his father’s business partner, Jose Auriemo Neto insisted on the worthiness of the new project taking his father for an inspection tour of Marginal Pinheiros, his newly found dream.

From the idea, Marginal Pinheiros is now home to the largest real estate complex in Brazil. The complex comprises of nine residential towers 180 stores and four offices. The construction is alongside part of the area being set aside for apartments and a hotel all targeting the high-end market. The new complex joins on the list of luxurious creations from JHSF. Others include Shopping Metro Santa Cruz that receives an average of 75,000 visitors daily, Shopping Metro Tucuruvi and Dona Catarina Development.

Jose Auriemo Neto joined JHSF in 1993 and founded its services department. Between 2006 and 2014, he served as the chief executive officer of JHSF Participacoes SA. Jose Auriemo also served as a member of the Board of Executives in JHSF starting 2009. Currently, he serves as the president and senior executive officer of JHSF.

Alongside being a leader in real estate business, JHSF extended to the hotel industry with the acquisition of a majority stake in Hotel Fasano in 2007. Purchase of Hotel Fasano was followed by acquisition of Fasano Hotels and Restaurants chain in 2014 placing it among the leading players in the hospitality industry in Brazil. Jose Auriemo is a trained engineer after a partial attendance of the course at Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado. He also undertook a business administration course at FASE.

 

Julie Zuckerberg: A Fierce Talent Recruiter

by WilliamV .

It is one thing to have the right employees and another to retain them. Same case as having a team that can recognize employees that are right not only for the position but those that are compatible with the company’s goals mission and vision. Executive recruiters play a vital role in every organization. They make sure that the employees being recruited share the company’s direction and are not there for the time being. At this era, money and resources are invested in companies’ recruitment and selection tasks to make sure that employees are attracted and retained in the company.

Julie Zuckerberg is a high achieving executive recruiter based in the Greater New York City Area. She is the current executive talent acquisition lead for the company at Deutsche Bank. Here, she is tasked with the duties of working alongside business leaders in various sectors with the aim of acquiring talents and coming up with strategies to make sure that recruitment process goes as planned. She is also in charge of the recruiters’ team making sure that their roles are well coordinated and also providing counsel and advice to the executive leaders regarding the strategies on recruitment. Her knack for seeing that the best are recruited granted her a promotion to her current position from being the vice president, executive recruiter. Here she worked alongside hiring managers and the reward team to ensure that the right directors were hired and that the process was in compliance with the laws set aside. She also managed contracts, designed and helped with the implementation of CCAR and IHC.

Between November 2013 and February 2014, she worked at New York Life Insurance Company as the corporate vice president recruiting lead. She managed the relationships with the clients and led the recruitment process in outsourcing talents. Julie also worked for Citi Global Consumer Bank as the executive recruiter. For the six years she worked at the organization, Julie was mandated with the roles of advising the senior executive management she was a part of recruiting the senior most directors for the company and also negotiated job offers that posed a challenge and complex to the company. she also worked as the company’s executive recruiter before her position was elevated to a senior most.

Julie Zuckerberg is a role model for many other recruiters out there. She has more than fifteen years of experience recruiting and training talents to make sure that they are in sync with the company she is recruiting for. It is not easy to read someone in a job interview especially because we rehearse for days before a major interview. However, with the years in the business recruiting talents nationally and globally Julie has tonnes of knowledge and skills on knowing those that are best suited for the organization and those that are not. Besides experience, she attributes her career growth to her degree in philosophy and a law degree from New York Law School. With her knowledge and experience she indeed is an expert in talent recruitment.

Hussain Sajwani: A Remarkable Entrepreneur and a Selfless Philanthropist.

by WilliamV .

Hussain Sajwani is a reputed businessman and entrepreneur from Dubai. He is known for founding DAMAC Properties; a global Property development organization. He boasts to be one of the founders of the real estate expansion business in the desert city. He began his ventures in the 90’s when he built some hotels to house the swelling number of persons traveling to the Emirates for trade and business. Hussain Sajwani later took advantage of the market niche in the industry in 2002 and founded DAMAC Properties. This is a company that has grown to be one of the leading real estate companies in the entire Middle East.

 

DAMAC Properties brags to employ an estimated 2000 people. The company is publicly listed, and its shares are traded on the Dubai Financial Market. When it comes to luxury properties development, DAMAC is one company that has displayed an unbeatable track record to date. In its remarkable portfolio, DAMAC is responsible for developing over 16,800 homes and over 44,000 units.

 

Hussain Sajwani has done business with some of the world’s moguls. One of his most cordial relationships is between him and business mogul president of the US Donald Trump. The two real estate tycoons are known to have collaborated in the building of the Trump International Golf Club. This is a place where luxury villas have hit sales of about $ 2 billion. Hussain Sajwani said that their relationship with Trump was beyond just business as the two spent the New Year’s Eve together.

 

Hussain Sajwani is also known for his outstanding charitable contributions to better his community. As per a post on his Twitter handle, Hussain said that it was not about charity but more about sharing. Through DAMAC Properties, he donated one million AED to the #UAECompassion campaign. The campaign was towards supporting refugees in Lebanon and Jordan affected by snowstorm Huda in the Levant region. He has also supported the Tarahamu campaign with donations to the UAE Red Crescent (This is the organization that delivered aid to the areas that were most affected). Speaking on the Huda snowstorm issue, he said, “It is our humanitarian duty to do whatever we can for our brothers facing unthinkable cold winter away from their homes.”

 

Learn more:

http://www.forbes.com/profile/hussain-sajwani

https://www.damacproperties.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-governance/meet-our-board

 

Property Estimated Returns to Be Determined Using an App – Davos CAP Calculator

by WilliamV .

Davos Real Estate Group has released a new Application dubbed Davos CAP Calculator. By using this application, customers will determine the estimated returns of the said real estate prior purchasing.

 

Davos Financial Group is an international financial group that boasts of being the leader for over two decades in the Latin American market. This company also is a leader in offering financial advice to its clients. Davos Real Estate Group (REG) is a constituent independent company of Davos Financial Group of companies. Davos Real Estate Group’s business objectives include formulating investment strategies that are tailored to meet the expectations of the clients.

 

Gerard González is the Davos REG executive director, and over the last six months, he has worked with Tecknolution, to design and develop the Application. This calculator can approximate the gains of an investment property the moment all the expenses associated with it are put into consideration.

 

Currently, the application is accessible using an Android or iOS device. REG believes that this initial application is only the start and that customers should expect a series of apps that are able to identify properties through the phone, forward real estate’s reports to agents at Davos through an interactive chat.

 

According to David Osio, Davos REG direction is in line with their business objective. He says that the app will assist in financially guiding their customers whenever investing in real estates in the US. On his part, Gerard González says the tool will help investors to have a clearer financial vision when buying property.

David J Osio is the CEO and founder of a Venezuela-based Davos Financial Group of companies. The company was started in 1993, and since then David, has relentlessly provided financial advice to his customers.

 

David went to Catholic University Andres Bello where he graduated with specialized studies in Advanced Management Program in International Banking Law. In 1981, he began his career, then as President and CEO of OPED Enterprise. He also held an executive position at the LETCO COMMERCIAL COMPANIES.

 

In 1984, he put his banking law knowledge into practice by joining MGO in Caracas. It was in 1993 that he decided to go solo and started his own Davos Financial Group of companies, which is to this day setting the pace as far as financial advice is concerned.

Learn more:

http://www.officialdavidosio.co.ve/

Jason Hope, Arizona’s Hope for a Better Future

by WilliamV .

Jason Hope is a well known technology entrepreneur and businessman. His ventures focus on medical research along with developing apps for desk and gaming software. Hope earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance along with his MBA from the University of Arizona. Technology is being used now more than ever to help promote human wellness. Hope thrives on technology gains and is a self proclaimed futurist. Hope provides his expertise to businesses and individuals by advising them on how to create new technology to help advance their business.

Having a solid education like Jason Hope’s can further you in the industry, but sometimes, that isn’t enough to earn success. As an investor himself, Hope understands first-hand how tough it is for younger entrepreneurs get their idea marketed. That is why he funds grants for high school seniors and college students that have impressive ideas, but lack the means to make them happen.

Jason Hope’s passion about the future of mankind shows through his various philanthropies that help provide support and research for fighting the effects of aging. Hope has pledged half a million dollars to SENS Foundation. This nonprofit organization works to promote the advancement of rejuvenation biotechnologies. With Hope’s contribution, this organization can help improve the healthcare system, pharmaceutical industry along with the biotech industries. While helping fund research to improve the quality of life for mankind, Hope is also involved with his personal charity event, Hope Charity Flag Football Game for First Responders. This event is also known as Battle of the Badges. Hope has took note of the devastating losses America is facing with first responders over the past year. He wants to raise awareness and support for the financial burdens police officers, firefighters, EMS, and military personal face when injured in the line of duty.

Jason Hope has led an impressive career and life so far and the future is certainly in his favor. He will continue to make headlines with his generosity and his ability to see the world from a futuristic point of view. Thanks to Hope, research and technology investments can be funded by him to better our future.

Read more about Jason Hope’s technology predictions here .

George Soros helping the struggling migrants become successful

by WilliamV .

George Soros is the Democrats leading donor and has been influential in the past several elections and is a major supporter of the migrants coming into our country. Recently, George Soros begun pouring $500 million dollars into businesses and initiatives started by migrant and refugees from across the world. Soros decided to act because government has failed to develop and properly implement effective policies to handle the migrant crisis.

George Soros admitted that governments should play a key role by creating adequate physical and social structure, he also pointed out that the private sector is powerful enough to bring aid too and is a critical need. President Obama recently called for American companies to play a larger part in the refugee crisis. George Soros responded saying that he has decided to earmark $500 million for financial investments that target the needs of migrants, refugees and the communities that house them.

George Soros plans to invest in startups, established companies and initiatives and businesses started by migrants and refugees alike. He wants to find investment deals that will benefit migrants all across the globe. This new initiative established by Soros will complement his corporation’s contributions and cover more economic sectors including digital technology.

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Soros’ focus on digital technology sector can help migrants access government, legal, financial and medical services quicker. Private businesses have invested billions to develop these type of services for the non-migrant communities. Soros is making these investments so people can she how the private sector can play a constructive role helping the migrants that are displaced.

Plans are already in place for George Soros to work with international organizations such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee, which will create a path that will guide his investments down the path that will help the most people. George Soros’ goal is to use the innovations that only the private sector is able to provide. George Soros is attempting to recruit other investors to join his cause and to pursue the same mission together.

George Soros has been known to fight for causes that are dear to him. Along with the migrant crisis, Soros is working politically to reform immigration and the criminal justice system. Soros has seen the faults in all three of these systems and with the amount of influence he wields, he believes these concerns can be addressed and we can finally find a solution.

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David Osio Real Estate

by WilliamV .

Real estate is one of the most dynamic industries within the economy today. If you want to invest for your future, this is a great segment of the economy to do so in. David Osio has a lot of experience within the industry, and he is developing a lot of new innovation to help customers. If you have ever looked for a home, you know how frustrating the process can be. David Osio and his team are building a new real estate app that will help with that process. If you want to make a good decision on a real estate purchase, you need to make sure you are doing your research ahead of time.

David Osio

From the time he was in school, David Osio has always loved real estate. Whether it is buying or selling, he is always in a position to make money with his investments. David Osio is a great example of someone who has followed their passion. At his current company, he is interested in changing the way we all buy and sell real estate. With the new app that he is creating, he is hoping to change the industry forever.

Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a home, many people are not sure what to look for. David Osio has decades of experience within the industry, and he helps people formulate a plan for success. When buying a home, it pays off to be conservative with your finances. Many people today buy as much house as they can afford. While this may seem like a good idea, oftentimes this ends up costing you more in the long run. With his new app, he shows people what they can safely afford to buy and still have money left over each month.

Final Thoughts

Overall, David Osio is a great person to work with in the real estate industry. He has a track record of success in helping his clients build wealth. If you want to make a wise investment, he is a great person to work with. His new app will change the way you buy and sell a home forever.

Learn more: http://www.slideshare.net/davidosio

Eric Lefkofsky, an American Entrepreneur

by WilliamV .

Eric Lefkofsky is considered to be one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs. The teacher, writer, philanthropist and business man created a variety of successful companies which we all know and love. Dedicated to giving, Eric leads many successful charities and organizations as well.
Eric grew up in a suburban community located in northern Michigan. Son of a school teacher and engineer, Lefkofsky pursued law as an education. He graduated with honors from the well respected University of Michigan. After graduating, Lefkofsky then pursued a higher education in the same state. He completed his studies at The University of Michigan Law School. It was here he managed to secure his Juris Doctor.
The cofounder and CEO of Tempus, Eric and his company are working tirelessly to bettering lives of cancer patients. Tempus is commonly known for their cancer battling technologies. This innovative company allows doctors the opportunity most are denied. Physicians are given personalized cancer care treatment opportunity through analytical and machine learning platforms.
Tempus provides genomic sequencing service. They also provide molecular analyzing and therapeutic data allowing doctors to make the most accurate decisions. These decisions are based on real time data.
Eric Lefkofsky is also the cofounder of Lightbank. This financial organization specializes in investments. Lightbank offers various venture capitalist investment opportunities. The most known companies Lightbank invest in are Groupon, Mediaocean and InnerWorkings. Although the headquarters is located in Chicago, Loghtbank has made investments with companies across the nation.
Eric is also known for his professional teaching career. He has worked alongside many prestigious schools in the Midwest region. Eric teaches a wide range of courses providing insight on his professional and educational background.
Eric has taught Applied Technology at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He has also taught a course on Disruptive Business Models at Northwestern University. At Chicago Booth School of Business, Eric teaches a course on entrepreneurship and web based businesses.
The cofounder of Groupon is much more than a business man. With a passion for helping the community, Eric has since joined the Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge is a campaign created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage wealthy people to contribute their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Eric Lefkofsky also created a charitable trust. Content on helping others, Eric started the Lefkofsky foundation in 2006. The foundation supports science and children foundations. The Lefkofsky Foundation has collectively help fund over fifty total organizations.

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